Originally Posted by ScarletBegonias View Post
As a foster I can't help but feel sorry that the dog will be dumped at a shelter then put to sleep.
She's 11 years old and it sounds like her life with you has been an absolute nightmare...taking her to a strange and scary shelter when she already has anxiety issues is cruel.I get that you hate her and want her gone but do you have to go about it in such a way as to make the last moments of her life full of fear?
I don't think you should keep a dog you hate but there has to be another way to handle putting her down. You should be there with her when it happens. You made a commitment to love her for the rest of her life and that includes being there for her when she is put to death.
If it's a money thing as far as taking her to your vet and having her put down in a familiar environment, start a chip-in account...I'll pay for her to be put down if you can promise to be there for her when it happens.
No dog,no matter how horribly behaved they are,deserves to die alone in an unfamiliar environment.
I'm not shaming you for being fed up.Some dogs are simply intolerable and it would be worse for you to keep her and hate her as much as you do.
It sounds like even if you try to find a new home for her,she'll end up being put down bc of all her issues and the fact that she's a senior.So it's better for you to take her to her vet and have it handled.
Calm down. You're as anxious as my dog, maybe even more!
I never said I was going to 'dump' her.
You cannot just dump an animal here in NH. You have to fill out a 4-page form and make an appointment. There is even a fee to leave your animal at a shelter. If she has to be put down because she's not adoptable or doesn't pass the physical for re-adoption or fostering (i.e. she might have terminal brain cancer for all I know) then it's not done as a result of dumping. It's done as a last resort.
I've put down a dog before, when I adopted it, it turned out it had distemper. I adopted from a no-kill shelter, I paid a big fee for this little dog, then had my heart broken. I was a college student, and I even paid my neighbors to baby sit the dog. Finally one day she had more than one seizure and I had to take her to be put down. Then I had to go and take a final right after. I cried through the exam. Then my instructor accused me of cheating because I'd been crying during the exam. I had to go to a review board and re-take a test under extreme conditions....and I brought my vet record to that exam and showed it to the proctor. I could have lost my commission in the military and my scholarship and my reputation on account of that professor. I really, really, really dislike people who jump to conclusions.
If you know me, you know I'm a Quaker. I have a lot of respect for life. Dumping a dog. Did I say that? Oh, right, I'm not upset at all. That's why I posted here. To brag that I was going to dump my dog and have her killed while I was out partying. Because I'm such a b*tch I don't even need any support, I just want a high five on this one. Sure thing. Thanks.
Sounds like you're one of those people who's better with animals than people.
Up until a few weeks ago I went the distance for her. Then her mental status took a nose dive. She cannot be left alone. I work, I have kids, one of whom has a developmental disability. Get a grip. I can't baby sit an elderly dog with dementia. One who has developed habits that are life-threatening (eating nonfood items when left alone...)