The best option for your dog is to stay with you. The second-best choice is giving you dog up to responsible people who you know personally like close friends and family members. Shelters should be your last option.
Giving up someone or something that you have been close with for a long time is not easy. Over time, human beings and dogs bond which ultimately leads to attachments. Giving up your dog or any pet for that matter is a huge decision regardless of the duration of ownership. If you choose to leave your dog for whatever reason, remember it’s a personal choice as you are the one who best understands and loves the dog. You should first think over and over all your options before making this decision. First, you should ask yourself whether there is anything else you can do to revert your decision. It may be a behavior nor personality issue that can be worked upon for you to continue having them. Prepare Your dog. Take your dog to the vet for a checkup, vaccinations, and neutering.
How to give up your dog when there is no other way
First of all. Do whatever You can to find Your dog new family by Yourself!
You can interview potential adopters or if the process proves to be too much for you to handle, use the services of a local rescue group. They will be willing to help you with the interview. They are also experienced, meaning that they know the type of questions to ask. The questions are intended to act as a guide for interviewing potential adopters as you will have a little time getting to know them personally. They will help give you an overall impression of the worthiness of every interviewee. If for any reason, you have an ill-feeling about any applicant, follow your heart and be straight forward.
I have come up with ten questions you can use as a guideline for your interview.
- Have you ever owned another dog? If you no longer have them, what happened?
- Do you own a pet now?
- What is the breed of your current or previous dog?
- Do you have a fenced yard?
- Do you have any references?
- Will the dog be a companion or gift for someone else?
- Will you allow me to perform a home check?
- How much time will you get to spend with the dog in a day?
- Do you have small children? What are their attitude or feelings toward dogs?
- Do you realize that a dog lives for an average of fifteen years?
How to make the adoption process less stressful for your dog
Dogs are usually affected by loneliness and confusion when they first enter a new environment after you give them up. They feel abandoned in a competitive environment which lacks the comforts and treats they used to receive. Take time to find a new home for your dog for a better and smoother transition to their new life without you. Taking time is the best and healthiest method to make the process less stressful for your loyal dog. It shows that you still care and you are still responsible for them even though you decided to put them up for adoption. The act will have negative physical and emotional setbacks, but it is for the best. Your dog will see it as a betrayal, but in the long-run, they will learn to accept your decision.
Pass your dog’s vet records to the new owners to help them continue from where you left. You can keep seeing your pet so that they don’t feel so lonely and that way you can monitor their progress. Once you have someone lined up as the next owner, prepare a goodbye kit for your dog. Things like blankets, kind of food they used to take and simple toys will help them adapt to their new environment.
Options for giving up your dog
• Rescue organizations – most areas have active rescue organizations that have dedicated themselves to fostering dogs with dog-loving individuals who take care of them until they find a new home. The good thing about rescue groups is that you know that you have left your dog under the care of people who know what they are doing and have a passion for taking care of dogs like yours.
• “No-kill” shelters – ensure that the organization is “no kill” or “pound.” They will take your dog if there is room and work to ensure they get a proper new home.
• Giving them to friends, neighbors, and family – you can solicit family members who will do a perfect job taking care of your dog. It can also be a colleague who loves the dog.
• Deserving adopters.
Chances to find your dog new happy home forever
There is not guarantee that your dog will be comfortable and happy where you decide to send him. If you follow the right procedure, though, the ride will be smoother. It is not always advisable to give up your dogs for free to strangers as this may be asking for trouble. They may abuse them, or they may end up being collectors of dogs for purposes of dog fighting and other horrifying acts. Align yourself and develop a close relationship with shelters to monitor the progress of your dog. You can choose to join like-minded groups to ensure your dog is healthy. The best option for your dog is to stay with you. The second-best choice is giving them up to responsible people who you know personally like close friends and family members. Shelters should be your last option.
Giving up your dog may turn out to one of the hardest things you have ever had to do. Reasons may range from allergies to uninformed choices. Changes in lifestyle, financial constraints, and irresponsibility can also contribute to this life-changing decision. Leaving pets to shelters may seem quick and easy, but it’s very uncomfortable for you and your dog. Because making this responsible decision should not be viewed as reckless.