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When Your Dog Bites…

By June 28, 2011May 1st, 2013Pet Behavior

Biting someone, (especially a child), is inexcusable. We do not take pets with a bite history into rescue. We could not, in good conscience, place such a pet with another family. If you cannot trust this pet with a child in your own home, a child that the pet knows and loves, how could anyone else?

Even people who don’t have children of their own, come in contact with children, so finding him a new home is not realistic. These people have nieces and nephews, friends, etc. It is not likely that any home could ever be found where your pet could be totally and completely isolated from other people or children.

This is a bad situation.

We know that your emotions are involved. How could they not be? These pets have a reputation for stealing our hearts. We know that you love him and are contacting us because you are looking for the best possible solution for him.

Our recommendation would be to call your Vet, give him or her the WHOLE picture, and have the pet humanely euthanized. This would be the responsible thing to do, as his owner. Say goodbye to him with dignity. Sit with him in your arms while he is injected. He will not suffer. It is very quick. He deserves that. Even if you were to find someone to take him, it would be very difficult for him to adapt to a new owner at this stage in his life. His life would be turned upside down.

Euthanizing him would be the last act of kindness you could give him. Again, we will not and can not place a pet that has a bite history. We are sorry we don’t have better options to offer you.