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
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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
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.
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.
You are normal if you’re filled with regret and guilt after putting your dog to sleep. How do you find peace of mind? You can’t change the past, and deep down you know you made the right decision. It was time for your dog to… Read More »How to Find Peace of Mind After Putting Your Dog to Sleep
Should you put your dog to sleep because of an illness or injury? Is it too soon, or is pain or old age making your dog’s life difficult? Euthanizing a dog you love is a very difficult decision. Here are a veterinarian’s signs and tips, to help you know if it’s time to put your dog to sleep.