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Old 01-09-2012, 01:07 PM
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You're doing the right thing. All the best to you.
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Thank you all so much. Today has been one of the worst days ever as I returned Pippa to the SPCA as they said they could find her a good family as lots are looking for puppies. I feel horrible though that she will have to be there until she's rehomed and have massive guilt that I didn't ask if I could keep her until they find someone (not sure if that would even be an option with them?) I really just want whats best for her, I only had her for 18 days but feel so sad. I really hope sometime in the future I can make a dog a part of my home. But I don't think on my own would work. Maybe I will see if they need volunteers. So sad
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:06 PM
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I'm so sorry for the sadness your feeling right now, but you having the strength to give her up really shows how much you loved her and I'm sure she will find a new family very quickly.

It's good your going to take some time before jumping right back into owning a dog and I also agree with the others that an older dog could be perfect for your situation.
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You'll find the perfect fit eventually, just don't force it. My first dog was a disaster, and I ended up having to rehome him.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:57 AM
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I'm sorry this is so hard for you, but agree that you have done the right thing.

I also think it's sensible to wait if you feel that it's not for you to have a dog while you're living alone. I lived alone for several years and had 5 cats that kept me company! (All rescues and all just a lot of fun.) There are only 2 remaining and they're old boys now but there's a special connection because they were the happy little faces I saw when I came home from work each day.

Not that I'm suggesting you get 5 cats! I just mean that there are other options when you're ready. I had applied for a dog back then but was unsuccessful because I worked full time (though I could get home from work by 4pm each day. The dog I had wanted was an elderly one but the rescue felt that dogs need company and 4 hours a day was their limit for dogs to be left alone at any age. I still feel that I could have given that old dog (a weimaraner) a good home but I understand the associated issues and respect their position.
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big hugs to you but you have down the correct thing for your lovely dog you have done a very selfless act letting him go it must be so hard for you right now :[
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