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Adopted a dog and the original owner shows up - what to do?

I adopted a dog a month ago. The shelter held him for 10 days, but no one came to claim him. Now the shelter has received a call from someone claiming it is their dog, with a very sad story (death in the family) about why he was lost and no one looked for him. I feel very bad for these people if their story is true, and wonder if the dog would be happier with his original owners. I'm also very attached to the dog, as is my kitten, and have been crying a lot at the thought of giving him up. I can't get another dog now that I've started working in the afternoons - I had a lot of time this month to help him rehome. The dog was found not neutered despite being several years old, which makes me nervous about previous vet care, so I have asked the shelter to look into vet records. How can I make this decision? I have strong feelings on both sides of the argument.
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2014 - 37 answers

Help me legally and ethically adopt my dog from a crazy LA rescue org.

When we brought home a new pup from a local rescue organization three months ago, we had no idea we were getting involved with a Crazy Lady. The adoption STILL isn't finalized and we really want to make it official and never deal with them again. Help me understand if their requests are reasonable and officially adopt my dog! [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Jan 22, 2014 - 43 answers

Are Rescued Dogs Good Dogs?

Is adopting a rescued dog safe for a young family? I've never considered it before, but I am trying to expand my horizons. [more inside]
posted by MustardTent on Dec 5, 2011 - 33 answers

Little gray cat named Oscar

Cat problem in apartment - landlord won't take action [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Aug 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Old Dog, New Home?

I need to find a new home for a 12-year-old collie mix dog. I live in Oakland, CA. More than you need to know after the break. [more inside]
posted by phelixshu on Jun 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there a good way to "shop around" animal shelters for pet adoption?

I'm a potential dog adopter. Is there a responsible way to "shelter-shop", and if so how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 3, 2009 - 23 answers

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