Comment on Rehoming a pet: How to cope with the grief by Agnetha.
What a wonderfully written article. I stumbled across it as I’m about to rehome my 5 year old boy at the weekend. I found a wonderful lady who is retired, and will dote on him. Yet I am wracked with guilt and feelings of loss right now. I should never have got a dog, but my son begged for one. He is an adult now and I have always been our dogs main carer. He absolutely adores me which makes this even harder. I’m a newly diagnosed autistic and there are times I just can’t manage his care on my own. Also certain things I find very triggering and puts me in a constant state of anxiety, like too much movement when I’m in sensory overload ….too much sound..sometimes I cant bear being touched ..I feel so bad that I can’t tolerate these things but its not fair on my dog. He deserves love and to make someone more deserving happy. He is such a beautiful dog. I have promised tho that if after 3 months he’s still depressed or pining for me, I will bring him home . I hope he’ll be happy tho. He has so much love to give and he needs someone who can show that.