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.
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… Read More »How to Find Peace of Mind After Putting Your Dog to Sleep
One of the hardest parts of owning a hunting dog or a terrier with “ratter” lineage is seeing your dog kill a squirrel. I never dreamed I’d say “My dog killed a squirrel” – nor did I realize how guilty and sad I’d feel.
Should you put your dog to sleep because of a torn ACL, painful injury, or uncontrollable peeing? Is it too soon, or is pain or old age getting the best of your beloved friend? Putting your dog to sleep is a difficult decision, but here are a few signs it’s time.