How to deal with giving up a beloved pet?
May 6, 2010 10:41 AM Subscribe
Help me deal with having to give up one of my dogs...
We are moving to japan (he's air force) and they will only allow us to take two pets - which means i have to rehome one of my dogs and he, his cat. (i have had the dogs far longer than i have had him, for the record, i was kind of a package deal)
i am trying all the usual avenues - immense networking (he even has his own facebook page!), begging of friends and family and family and friends of THOSE people. i've resorted to craigslist and haven't had any luck yet. so now i'm having to look into shelters (there are two or three very good no kill shelters here, but still).
this is tearing me up. first, to have to even think about giving him up. then to think about not being able to find him a home and put him back in a shelter (he was a shelter puppy). he's had 9 years with me, in a cush environment.
this whole thing is just... well. you can imagine.
how do i deal with this? with the guilt? how did YOU deal if you had to give up an animal?