|Barked: Fri Mar 22, '13 8:09pm PST |
|I feel so sick and sad writing this post. In mid December, my fiance and I adopted a dog. We live in PA, but got her from a rescue that places dogs from Georgia in northern states.
We love our dog. She is so sweet, and cute, and affectionate. Unfortunately, a few months after I got her, I was diagnosed with having a neurological disorder. Things have gotten more and more stressful for me, and last week I literally had a breakdown. I am sick all the time, and I can't handle things as they are.
Unfortunately, I realized that our dog is causing me a lot of stress, and she needs (and deserves) so much more than we can give her. She is causing me a lot of stress not because she is a bad dog, but because I can't handle much anymore. I can't even walk her. Last week, I realized that because of my health I have to quit my job. My fiance is struggling too. From the health issues, I have been experiencing severe vertigo, so taking care of our dog has fallen to him. He can't keep up with his last semester of nursing school, part time job, added duties of bringing me to doctor's appointments, and taking care of her.
We realized that with this unexpected development, we are not good parents to her. This has been on our minds for awhile, but we tried to make things better, but they aren't improving. We love her so much that we just want the best for her. I don't know if/when I will get better, so we came to the decision that the best thing would be to contact the rescue group to return her. Does anyone know how this would work given that we were out of state adopters?
Please try not to judge me for this. I am heartbroken, and crying as I write this. We have been the best owners we can to her, but I believe she can find a family that would be better for her. She is about 25 lbs, and we think maybe a dachshund/beagle mix. She is 2-3 years old, and loves people and strangely, she loves cats. So many people love her.
If you can offer advice or support, I would love to hear it.
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