The untrained dog that is badly treated needs to go to Animal Rescued Center

I have lived with my friend for about 10 months.

The only thing sadder than my roommates life is the life she gives to her dog. I’ll be honest I absolutely hate her dog, but I know it’s not the dogs fault because she has had such a shitty owner. The dog has no manners because she was never disciplined for jumping on people, she was never told no for being aggressive towards people or dogs (luckily she’s not super people aggressive, but she will bark at strangers and jump at people to knock them down). This dog isn’t even house trained, and her owner literally pretends not to see her piss or shit around the house to avoid cleaning it up. She’s left piss and shit in the living room for over a week before cleaning it up (when she wanted to have friends over to watch film and realized we weren’t going to clean up after her dog).

Eventually she started keeping her dog in her own room when she had to go to work so it wouldn’t go to the bathroom in the common areas. But that was short lived as the dog started just going all over her room. So she started leaving her in a crate- which I’m okay with to an extent.. however, she doesn’t even bother to leave her a toy to keep her occupied. To make it even worse she leaves her in the crate for way too long with the record being 21 hours. She doesn’t arrange for anyone to come let her dog outside. A new roommate moved in and she asked her to do it for a bit before she said she couldn’t anymore (he was only asking her because she’s cute and wanted to get close to her). She regularly leaves the dog in the crate for 18-20 hours so she can go get drunk after work. On Friday’s she will leave the dog even longer. Last weekend she put the dog in the crate at 7am, came home and let her out for 2 minutes at 4pm, then put him immediately back in her crate so She could go party. She didn’t come back until 2pm the next day meaning she was basically in a crate for 30 hours. Another time she left the dog alone for 2 days in her room without making any arrangements to have her let out.

She tries to say the dog has separation anxiety and that’s why she goes to the bathroom inside. I don’t think so because she also pees and poops around the house when roommate is here playing video games, AND roommate has taken no action to help with separation anxiety.

She regularly forgets to feed her dog to the point that my roommate used to give her food and water when roommate was at work.

Her dog is lucky to get one walk a month. I have even timed two of his walks. Once in the fall at 15 minutes. Once last week for 20 minutes. She gets let outside for basically 2 minutes 3 times a day (before roommates work, after work, and before bed). When roommate is home she is either watching video games or getting fucked up drinking and doing blow. Although if it is nice outside (we are in Canada, so almost half the year sucks) roommate will spend time sitting outside and the dog will get to go with her, but she doesn’t play with her or anything, and we have a small yard.

She’s been told multiple times she needs to care better for her dog. We’ve told her she needs to get more walks, she needs more attention, she needs not to be left in a crate for so long. But roommate doesn’t give a fuck. I’ve had enough of seeing her dog treated so poorly, and our lease ends on May 1st, so I figured it was now or never.

I do admit that I feel kind of bad because my dog means so much to me, and I would be so upset if someone thought my dogs needs weren’t being met. But I guess that’s where we’re different.
I finally called the animal helping center for her dog. The dog needs a proper place to live.

My overweight dog need helping!

I have an fine relationship with my parents, it’s easy to control emotions and sometimes it can be too much for me to handle. Getting into conflict with them is like hitting a brick wall and I’ve kinda have become quiet rather than tried voicing any opinion because it always ends in a shouting match and they never listen anyway. Therefore, I have stayed with my boyfriend and his family, because of the relationship with my parents.

But until i came home that I realised how much they have overfed the dog and gave it little to no exercise and little exercise and I tried to voice my opinion but my parents just insisted that it is ‘muscle’ not fat. They blame for her medication (she is taking an antiseptic for an underlying condition).

Yesterday, We took my dog into the vet for a checkup as she had an operation some months ago and when and when my mom was told her weight she was VERY surprised and unsure of how and she gained just that -althought I had told her multiple of times that our dog was overweight.

Before being locked up, she weighed 13kg, and for a small dog is still quite heavy, but now she is 16.3kg. It made me worry that she was overweight especially because we had a near-death experience with her when she was seriously ill and had surgery.

The dog gets fed wetfood twice a day (in total 2/3 of a whole can of dog food), once at 6am and once at 6pm, and they leave small bowl of biscuits is left out for her to graze on throughout the week. My parents also give her a dental chew for her teeth/bad breath and a cocktail sausage to have her steroid in.

I take her for two moderatly lengthy walks a day and she can go in the garden whenever she pleases- however because of university I can only walk her once on some days. Also due to the dog being pretty elderly it is difficult to exercise her very well because of her arthritis.

I suggested we put her in a caloric deficit but my parents didn’t listen and refused that we should, even though they also told me She’s ‘my dog’ in an attempt to guilt trip me into coming home during a national lockdown. (I’ll go into more detail on this but I feel like this might be off-topic or irrelevant.) And if I try to follow her path as ‘my)’ dog, then my parents would be very funny if they don’t control her treatment and I can’t always be by my side because college (despite going to work every day).

The dog seems happy but, like I said before, I am worried for her health. She’s been my best friend for just over 10 years and nearly my only friend at some points and it’s terrifying that something like this could bring her life to an end way closer than I hope.

If you have any solution that can help my dog, please do share to help her have a better health

Sincerely,