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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Is there a good reason to get rid of a pet?

    Just curious.

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    When the pet is suffering. Yes.

    I'll never forget the look on her face as the vet administered the injection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    When the pet is suffering. Yes.

    I'll never forget the look on her face as the vet administered the injection.
    I wouldn't really call that "getting rid of." I mean giving away your pet.

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    (If new) In compatibility with an existing pet?

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    If a baby is introduced and the family pet is a danger to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    If a baby is introduced and the family pet is a danger to it.
    Pet was there first. Get rid of the kid.

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    "Getting rid of" sounds like you're tired of the pet and don't want it any more. That is a terrible reason, but if it means the pet will get a better home where it is loved, then by all means get rid of it.
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    when you're broke and can't afford cat food or kitty litter.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Pet was there first. Get rid of the kid.
    I like your thinking.

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    My sister has gotten rid of two dogs. The first was when she was out of college and had to work 3rd shift, the poor dog didnt have a proper schedule (but then we got her ). The next dog she got rid of snapped at her new baby (but the other dog had no issues and is still with them).

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    I find cats quite useful, they tend to break the ice for house guests.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    If the wife objects to the 17 y/o Korean girl...yeah.
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    Life changes (transfer overseas, loss of job, baby, etc) which forces you into a situation where the pet may not have the best life with you anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    when you're broke and can't afford cat food or kitty litter.
    or mounting vet bills.
    in this economy, who knows when you might end up jobless, starving, and in need of medical attention yourself. Sometimes you gotta be selfish.
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    My fiancee had to get rid of (put down) her dog when it got some sort of brain lesions which eventually caused it to go insane and attack her while she was sleeping.
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    I can't think of a reason. Pets are like my other kids. I suppose if they threatened my child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    I suppose if they threatened my child.
    ...You'd get rid of the child to keep the pet from being tempted to attack them?

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    Quit being a girl If you don't want it anymore get rid of it you may not be a pet kind o person just don't do it again that just makes you Irresponsible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denningmp3 View Post
    Quit being a girl If you don't want it anymore get rid of it you may not be a pet kind o person just don't do it again that just makes you Irresponsible.
    You have some balls to come in here and call me that.

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    My GSD nipped my daughter. 3 days later, I gave him away. He's now a trained drug sniffing dog and is happy as a clam to have a job. Just one of those dogs who didn't take to kids. Sad, but had to do it.
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    I've never gotten rid of a pet. To me, to undertake the responsibility of first thinking about taking in the animal means assuming I have the animal for it's lifetime. Either that or don't take the animal in the first place. And I've lived through a couple of bad animals - ones I could NOT train, etc. But they were mine and they were treated fine throughout their stay with me.

    Had an ex-BIL - who married young and had children young and his wife wanted to have animals in their young children's lives to enrich them, etc. They went through a myriad of cats, dogs, puppies, rabbits, guniea pigs, hamsters, etc etc etc. And every few months they would get rid of the animals AND THEN go get another one. Disposable pets! One kitten I know was dropped off in a drug store. I really hated him/them for doing that. Tried to talk them out of every "acquisition" - "COME ON LAURIE - a guniea pig is cute when little - and it is really a POOP machine (I raised long haired piggies for shows) - and still she would get one so her 2 yr old could experience the THRILL of having a pet.

    Idiots.

    However, if I did have an animal that proved dangerous - or did not blend into my family if I brought a baby home <edit> or attacked a member of my family or friends <edit> - then I would go and try and find it a home.

    But people really need to think about long term when they take in an animal.
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    I've given up two dogs, and hated doing so both times.
    First was a German Shepherd Aussie Shepherd mix. Great dog but extremely protective, gave her up
    when she attacked one of my son's friends who (stupidly) climbed our back fence. I had no problem with
    that, other than the fact she didn't break off the attack when I called her off.
    Gave her to the police dept where she was trained as a bomb dog.
    The other was an old Golden Retriever I got from the rescue (I worked for them prior to this), I brought him with me when I moved to Texas, but when I learned that I was going to be sent to South Africa for an extended assignment I really had no choice but to return him. As far as I know he lived out
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    A month or so after we got our new puppy(2 years ago) our cats started pissing in the floor. I guess they were just mad because of the dog in the house, I dunno. We really hated to get rid of them but we could not live with cat piss everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    I've never gotten rid of a pet. To me, to undertake the responsibility of first thinking about taking in the animal means assuming I have the animal for it's lifetime. Either that or don't take the animal in the first place. And I've lived through a couple of bad animals - ones I could NOT train, etc. But they were mine and they were treated fine throughout their stay with me.


    But people really need to think about long term when they take in an animal.
    + a zillion.
    Pets are a lifetime commitment and not a lifestyle accessory.
    People dont research animals thoroughly enuff or think their own future/situations
    out before they get them, thats why our shelters are full to capacity and strays become a problem.
    Breeders suck, and if you have an apartment, chances are high you
    should not have a dog. Sorry if this offends, but as an avowed animal
    rights'er, my opinions are strong on this subject.

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