Comment on Rehoming a pet: How to cope with the grief by AGB.
Thank you for sharing this story. We are returning our beloved rescue for very similar reasons. We have not had him as nearly long as you had your dog, but the pain is still immense. He can be an amazing, wonderful dog except that he has snapped and bitten more than once due to reactivity. We have tried everything – behavioral specialists, training, medications, adapting our lifestyle, etc. He recently bit a household member and we made the heartbreaking decision to return him. As much as we love him, we feel the risks are too great, especially with lots of small children in our neighborhood. I don’t normally comment on threads like this but your particular story really resonated with me. The grief and guilt is really overwhelming but I am hoping that in doing this there is a better environment where he can thrive. Thanks again for sharing.