The grief and guilt of rehoming a dog or giving your dog away is intense and sad. I understand how you feel; my husband and I had to rehome our dog. Here’s how I coped with the guilt and grief I felt and still feel. I found… Read More »Are You Struggling After Rehoming Your Dog? You Are Not Alone
What does your favorite type of dog breed reveal about your personality traits? If you love Labradors, for example, are you more family-focused? What about terriers, pit bulls, whippets, hound dogs? What your favorite dog and breeds says about your personality traits may surprise you.… Read More »What Your Favorite Dog Breed Reveals About You
Even if you don’t own a hunting dog or a terrier with “ratter” lineage, you may see your dog kill a squirrel. The chances increase if you live in an area with squirrels and other rodents. How do you cope with the guilt of seeing… Read More »How to Cope With Guilt When Your Dog Kills Squirrels
If you feel like you can’t go on living without your dog, you are not alone. Your heart is broken into pieces, and all your broken pieces are welcome here. Join us as we say goodbye to our beloved furry friends and animal companions. You… Read More »Comfort and Hope for Life Without Your Dog
Veterinarian Marie Haynes describes the most important things to look for and how to know when to put your dog down. This vet also shares her experience with putting her own dog to sleep at home, and offers help for healing the grief of losing your dog.
How do you know if you should give your dog away? Surrendering or rehoming a dog is painful, but it might be the best decision you could make for your family – and your dog. We had to give our dog away; it was the right thing for us to do, but it was a terrible decision to have to make.
Our dog Georgie is just as anxious on Halloween today as she was eight years ago, when we first adopted her from the shelter. She starts getting anxious a few weeks before October 31; she gets freaked out by the neighborhood’s Halloween decorations (zombies coming out of gardens, haunted houses, ghosts and spiders).
Dogs don’t carry grudges. Your dog will forgive you for anything! But how do you forgive yourself for not protecting your dog? These suggestions are from dozens of readers who commented on my article about dealing with guilt after causing their dog’s death.