I would like to thank everyone who offered help to us when we recently had to face the unplanned decision to find another home for one of our beloved pets. Our dog Scooby, had bitten one of our kids in the face. I sent out a plea via email to everyone I knew looking for a new home for Scooby since she was not a vicious animal, just so overwhelmed by fear and tension all the time that a house with kids was not a good home for her. Lots of people wrote back to me offering support and great tips to help find her a home, and I’d like to thank everyone. I’d also like to let you know that there is now a very happy ending to the story. Scooby was adopted by a board member of the humane society where we took her. She was taken home, and the board member just fell in love with her. She has a fenced in yard and some other dogs to play with, which is just perfect because Scooby LOVES to run and she also LOVES other dogs – it was just kids that nade her nervous.
My 8-year-old daughter is a little upset, only because we told her we could go visit Scooby and we never did. We just didn’t want Scooby to smell us and get excited about coming with us until she had found a happy home of her own. Now that she has, we don’t know who it is that adopted her, and my daughter is sad because she really wanted to see Scooby. It’s gotten better for her though, and it’s tough for an 8-year-old to understand, but we’ve explained how Scooby is truly better off where she is now.
So thanks again to everyone who offered their help. It was a heartbreaking decision, and I am certainly not one who is in favor of “getting rid” of animals… but I think anyone in my position with 4 kids would understand how a dog with a history of biting cannot be a part of our household. Thanks goodness she was able to find another forever home!