Deep down I keep trying to rationalize this situation because of me, this dog gets checked up and will receive treatment
but now we’re just trying to get him better)
As immature as I was when I adopted him, I understood that he was my responsibility for the rest of his life. A responsibility that I’m incredibly grateful to have. He has done as much if not more for me emotionally, as I have done for him.
They also do surrender consultations (saw on a sign) before accepting an animal and I’m sure part of the consultation is “how much free stuff do you need to keep your dog at home.”
There is just something about dogs that makes us way more attached.
Never judge only help fix bad situations. Lower income homes deserve the love of an animal and those animals deserve care!
He was underweight when we got him but he’s a bit of a chonk now since COVID hit and his dad keeps feeding him treats. All the shops and neighbors know him and he’s become an unofficial mascot to a few of those stores. We play with him all the time and I can honestly say he’s the best thing to ever happen to me.
Anytime we even went for a 10 min walk without him, or even just sat on the porch with him still inside, he would sit with his nose against the glass looking like we were going to abandon him.
You try the best and sometimes the other dog and you get along, others time you do not. You start to believe other dogs are evil and that is why you are kept separate. You start to dislike other dogs, they are clearly the enemy.
He is truly a special dog. He is our protector, and family member. Although, it’s hard for him to make new dog friends. I have a German Shepard named Sherlock. They kinda get along if that’s a word…