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    What a crappy day...

    Had to give my dog away today.

    He nipped my daughter; I think it was an accident in that he snapped at her and "missed" by connecting. It certainly wasn't a real bite, or she'd probably have been seriously maimed. Still, she needed 4 or 5 stitches and that's just too much.

    He's a good dog, but just not compatible with a 2 year old. He needs a job; he'll be better off as a working dog than a pet.

    Just sucks because even though the brain knows what has to be done, the heart doesn't necessarily fall in line.
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    Its hard, but you did what was right. You never know if a similar (or worse) event could happen again.

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    He attacks children... Lets make sure he gets a good home working with the disabled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    He attacks children... Lets make sure he gets a good home working with the disabled!
    Are you volunteering to take him?
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    A shame, but you did the right thing. A nippy dog around a youngster is a bad combination, especially if he bit her hard enough to need stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Are you volunteering to take him?
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    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    That is a crappy situation all round. FWIW - I think you made the right (and hard) choice.

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    Aww, that's too bad, but you did the right thing. I'm the kind of person that when you adopt an animal, lizard, etc - it's yours for life, but when it comes to safety - ya gotta do the right thing and you did. If he is indeed a good dog - he will be adopted out - especially since these agencies are good, no better nowadays, at placing an animal with a family who is able to take him (meaning no small children). Stitches are no fun, poor baby.

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