(I had this posted on the main page but someone suggested I post it in this group too.)
I'm considering giving up my 2-year-old, Heidi.
This is a very hard thing because she's a wonderful dog and I've been
very judgmental and self-righteous in the past about people who give up
their dogs for reasons that I believed were trivial. (I have no right
to judge people that way, and feel a lot of remorse.)
this is the situation: I want what's best for my dog. For reasons
beyond my control, she's not allowed in the house. She has a pen
outside with toys and a doghouse, etc, and I give her as much exercise
and attention as possible but recently she's developed the skills to
escape from her pen. She digs, she bends the wire up, she pushes the
(latched) gate hard enough to slip through the space, she comes up with
ways to get out whenever I'm not around. I live in a rural setting,
there is livestock around, as well as several packs of other stray
dogs, wild animals, hunters, etc. I'm concerned for her safety. I
don't want her running loose and encountering anything potentially
When I bought her, the breeder told me they would
always take her back if I needed to re-home her, no questions asked. I
tried calling them yesterday but the number was disconnected. I'm
definitely NOT going to take her to a shelter. I love her very much
and can barely stand the thought of giving her up but I'm starting to
feel it might be best for Heidi. She's a lovely dog and doesn't have
any problems other than her escaping skills. She probably needs to be
a house dog with someone who can watch her and keep her more
entertained than I can. She'd also probably enjoy other dogs to play
MyCorgi has come through time and again in situations like this. Anyone interested?
live in Selmer, TN (an hour south of Jackson and east of Memphis).
Heidi is 2 years old, purebred, spayed, up to date on Frontline, and
has few problems (she's a little food-aggressive, but takes correction
easily, and she freaks out about having her nails cut...nothing Corgi
owners aren't used to).