10 Reasons to Why You Should Get Rid of Your Dog

Why You Should Get Rid of Your DogPIN IT!People know that I’m an animal lover and dogs have a special place in my heart. If you ever want to know anything, I’m always happy to answer with any knowledge that I know. Sometimes though, you just have to find a new home for your dog. If you’re riding the fence wondering what a good reason is to get rid of your dog then have no fear! I’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons why you should get rid of your dog.

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Dog

1-4. Is your dog just out of control and doesn’t know how to behave? Does he jump on you, visitors, or your beloved vehicle? Does he nip or play too hard? Not potty trained? Well, the answer is to get rid of your dog because why would you want to be a responsible dog owner and TRAIN YOUR DOG? *insert eye roll* Do children come out of the womb and know how to behave? Hell no. They have to be taught what is and isn’t okay so why would you think an animal with a smaller intelligence would be smarter than that? You have to teach your dog that you are the pack leader and show him how to behave quickly. If your dog is doing anything from numbers 1-4 then the problem is you. Take some time out of your day to train your dog or take him to classes to be trained. You signed up to take care of him for 10+ years so you need to make time for him and teach him how to behave.

5. You found THE PERFECT place to move to but the only catch is they don’t let you have pets. Oh well, guess you have to give your dog up. NOT. Stop being a shitty person and look for a different place. When we moved into our current house we had to look for months to find a pet-friendly house. We gave up our ideal locations and settled for a place $200 over our goal rent price so that we could have pets.

6. Now that you have a real baby the fur baby has to go…really? Just really? Most pets LOVE babies and kids and if they don’t then you probably didn’t socialize them correctly. Not to mention the fact that babies raised with dogs are generally healthier. If your dog has jealousy issues then work with them to understand what’s going on. Show them that the family dynamic has changed.

7. Bahaha! I’m sorry, did I just laugh? Are you really going to get rid of your dog because a new beau has an allergy?

8. So you feed your dog table food and don’t understand why he won’t leave you alone? Yeah, that makes sense. There are so many foods that are toxic to dogs that will do way more harm than good.

9. I get it, I get it. You only want to be there for your dog through the good times, not the bad times. Who wants to pay all of that money just to health or euthanize a dog when they can sit in pain and you can keep that extra dough in your pocket? Or better yet you can leave them at a shelter to be euthanized all alone in fear.

10. Clearly, when it comes to choosing between your old dog who’s well old and your new puppy the choice is obvious. Why would you want an old “ugly dog” when you can have a cute new puppy?!

Hopefully, this list has left you with clarification on just 10 of the reasons why you should get rid of your dog but if not, feel free to ask for more reasons. I’d be happy to help!

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  • Dogvills

    We only did this once. We had a dog who has gone wild and he was out of control. He had been biting our other dogs and had even hurt my husband on one occasion. We had a friend who happens to be a dog trainer, so we gave him the dog.

    • admin

      Glad you were able to find a safe home! 🙂

  • Carmen Perez (listen2mama)

    Aw, unfortunately due to my hubby’s severe asthma we cannot have pets, but he and my daughter would love to have a dog! They do make great pets.

  • Tiffany

    Haha! I love the twist you gave this post because I definitely did not see it going the way it did. We are not pet owners just yet but we are considering a dog in the near future. I know that once we make that decision we would definitely consider him or her as part of the family and I would make any adjustments needed just like I would for one of us. Great post!

  • Terry

    I am a dog lover too…. but I don’t have any animals because I travel so much. I go to my Daughters to get my pet fix.

    • admin

      Haha, that’s the best way to do it! Just like when someone has baby fever you go and play with a baby so you can get your fix! lol

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    I love this! How perfect in our throwaway society. So sad that pets are treated that way.

  • Miranda (Myrabev)

    I love dogs but I am never hope due to my job so would never put one in my home only to be left alone for periods at a time

  • Stephanie

    We had a dog for 14 years and for 11 of those years, rented apartments. It was difficult, and at one point, I did have to let her live with my mom for a few months. However, as soon as I found something that did take pets, I took her back and she lived with us until the day she died.

  • Amanda

    I’m really glad your post went the way it did because I am very adamant that people keep and love their dogs their whole lives. One of my friends just gave her dog away and I am still disappointed in her.

  • Bim

    You are my new favorite person. I love you for this post, in fact. Did I just make it weird? Maybe, but this is just so awesome, I don’t even care.

  • Lisa

    At first I was not sure where you were going with this and I thought you were really writing about 10 reasons someone should get rid of their dog. Glad to see I was wrong.

  • Nikki

    I don’t had a dog or any pet in my house, this is very helpful and important. I’d like to share this to my friends.

  • Michele D

    I’m a dog lover and own a beagle. I would never get rid of her. I am so lucky because she is a great dog. Doesn’t howl. Just a lovable dog.

  • Angie

    Love it! When I first read the title I was like “UM…,!!!” But it was so spot on. These loves are entrusted to us, and some people don’t seem to get that. Love my fur baby no matter what!

  • XmasDolly

    I am definitely a dog person. I’ve had a few black labs in my day. The one before this one she was 17 yrs old when she died and labs are not supposed to live that long. The Vet said she must be well loved, and she was overly loved and spoiled. Now this one we got when she was 9. The other couple wanted to get rid of her because she growled at the baby they had who was 11 months old. I mean what a mean dog to growl at that beautiful cute baby when it was pulling her ears, mouth, poking it’s eyes, sticking her finger up its nose and a few other unmentionable places. When the baby came near I could see her running away.

  • Carin Kilby Clark

    Haha this was too funny! I was wondering when I saw the title… I’ve never had a dog but it was still really entertaining.

  • Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    I had to get rid of my dog. It was really heart breaking. When I got a divorced a few years ago, I left, so she stayed with him.

  • Chantal

    HAHA loving the humour and sarcasm in this post! So many people get pets as an impulse purchase instead of finding a loving family member! More people should read this post, all dogs deserve a forever home!

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  • Erin

    Do you have children? I had a dog for five years and loved and spoiled her. Then I had a baby. And the love I had for the dog paled in comparison to the baby. As soon as she started getting territorial and showed signs she didn’t want me to be near the baby that was that. She went to live with my mother. Yes, I know your advice is to train a jealous dog. And in the meantime while you’re waiting for that training to kick in? Your fur baby is not a real baby and never will be equal. Finding a new good home for them versus taking them to the pound are two different things. Yes, we live in a throwaway society and dogs shouldn’t be part of that. But people have gone the other extreme. Dogs aren’t humans. If they were then they’d be. They aren’t. Sacrificing your rent budget and your location might be ok for some people. But for others with non-negotiable budgets or kids needing to be in decent school districts the dog is rightly last priority. I googled why you should get rid of your dog because unlike most people our dog was bought because my husband wanted one and so did the kids. I absolutely abhor animals in the House. But I still wouldn’t just kick her to the curb. I’d find her a home but my life is so beyond stressful since we got her.

  • Diane Pruett

    What do you do with a dog you had since a puppy, and he attacks you for no reason hard enough he breaks your thumb, he is a dachshund, he is 3 and I’m the one who takes him for walks and feeds him and he sleeps right next to me, but he attacked me for no reason , I don’t know what to do, help

    • Jess
      Diane Pruett

      From what I know, that means your dog make have a health issue going on. I would seek a vet asap!

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