Originally Posted by Emily94
Tosha is my 1 1/2 year old lab, when my mom walked out on me when I was 12 I got a lab to keep me safe when my dad worked nights and she protected me. Now my living arangments changed and she was left with my dad not being able to come were I am. My dad leaves her tied up in the back yard feeding her when he wants to( maybe 1 a week). She is starving, and never gets exercise or anything. She is used to running 7-8-9 miles a day. I love her to much to give her away, it wouldn't be a good idea anyways cause I trained her and she is trained to listen to me. Since my dad didn't want her listening to anyone else. I love her so much writing this makes me cry, but my question is......what's best, give her up, put her down, keep her, or bring her to the pound? I can't think of never seeeing my baby again...think as if this as giving your child up..... I love her than I love anyone in my family....and my friends don't want her cause she doesn't listen to anyone exept me............... PLEASE HELP!
Is this the same dog you were thinking of giving away because she was gun shy? I thought you got her for competition? Or is this a different dog?
She deserves a life - contact a rescue. Not the least bit unusual to visit the dog (with the permission of the new owners) for a period of time ... Or forever. I took in a dog from an elderly woman who was going into a nursing home and used to take the dog to visit her. Waited a while to make sure it was fair for the dog but there were no problems.
If she is truly starving you have to do something. If you love her you won't sit back and allow her to be treated this way. She will learn to obey someone else.