AD. I know the problems could be worse and these are all very easy and understandable traits. Im lucky >.< Thanks for making me feel normal about crying about this haha. For us, we do not regret for one second either of our adoption journeys, because we have two amazing children who came the journeys. [Discussion] You socialise dogs for the dog park. A Pit Bull Adoption Disaster. :), [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). A brief description of the available tags is below. When we got my pup I was so excited to finally not be alone, but the first night I cried. I recently adopted a 6 month old Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog (Texas Heeler) mix and holy crap is he a handful. I sort of wish shelters would just give you that bit of info if you are new to the dog-thing, like, hey, realize there's an adjustment period and don't give up! I have had 2 cats for about 5 years and always thought I wanted a dog. Everything will be fine. This is another living things life in my hands. Hi. I even thought about returning her, too. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. In the meantime I recommend a glass of wine or similar! What a RELIEF!!! It's understandable why she regrets it, but she should remember that she did the right thing. I believe it's normal to feel that way. I turned on my iTunes to The Beatles, and closed my bedroom door without a huge goodbye love fest. Now I can't wait to go home and see her, take her to the dog park, work with her, (unfortunately) always buying things for her, and just sharing my joy with her with all my family and friends like one of those annoying new moms on facebook. I cant take him back and quite frankly I dont want to but now Im just panicking. Babies; ... That movie is a high-level highlight reel of adoption and paints an unrealistic picture. Good grief. Oh god blood everywhere. It's adoption blues, if you keep up trying to bond with your dog and keep making efforts it WILL pass! He has been fine the past few days and he plays mostly gently, but today we decided to take him for an actual walk and put his harness on and for some reason he just walked up and took a bite at my leg as the harness process was happening. [–]throwaway4477880[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). The subreddit r/BeforeNAfterAdoption urges people to share the amazing difference a loving family can make on an abandoned or mistreated animal. ", [Help] – Need advice regarding behavior, health, or other dog-related topics. [–]nkdeck07Border Mix - Kiera 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). You just welcomed a complete stranger into your home, of course you're not instantly bonded. Their lives are hectic with jobs and kids. Fences are a bad example. Perhaps your dog will adjust over time too. I dont even think thats an option. My partner and I are no longer together and the dog unfortunately lives with her - but that's what was best for both of them. This is also a good source for crate training. I don’t even regret the dog with untreated Addison’s who had food aggression. HE WAS FINE! Something about a fence and a strange dog...just adds some hostility I guess and I'll never understand why. Theres hope! You sound like a very responsible owner and you've got a good plan in place. All [RIP] posts must be approved by the moderators before they will appear in /r/dogs. I will still come home at lunches but it seems the dog is liking this not crating thing. sometimes. And he will love it. Thank you. In a recent article in The New York Times, John Tierney discusses recent research indicating that animals may experience feelings of regret.One scientist quoted in the article defines regret as the recognition of a missed opportunity. Other times we walk or are in stores and he seems fine to walk right by other dogs. I posted an update with good news, too :], [–]ayimeraGreyhound 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child). Despite missing toe, cancer fight, family doesn't regret adopting senior dog, Gus Back to video Despite everything, Gus had a friendly disposition and a magnetism the Fryes couldn’t say no to. And he will love you. Even so, I wasn't fully satisfied with my kitties and wanted a more loving animal companion. Health and behavior questions: It may be helpful to include this information if you're posting a health or behavior question about your dog(s), but is not required. "What breeds are right for me? Give him more time to adjust and trust you :) It's a big change for both you and him. Use with the [Link] tag when linking to an outside web source. Apply for Care Credit, a credit line specifically for medical needs. I called and texted and bothered my husband all night long, because there was this strange dog in my bedroom that I didn't know and I wanted him gone. Is this normal? some days are really hard. [Survey], [Meta], and [Update] are usable when appropriate. Maybe it was the training? What did I get into. [–]HungryMoblin 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). I adopted my dog in October 2015 and while I fell in love with him immediately, I had some pretty intense feelings of regret for the first couple of months after bringing him home. Maybe he would be better off with those other families. Some exceptions may be granted to posts with a PSA quality. [–]orangetangerinedisasterrier, cumulobiscuit & whackadoodle 12 points13 points14 points 5 years ago* (1 child). If you regret having placed your child for adoption, I think your subsequent actions heavily depend on what your initial intent for placement was. She does boarding, training, doggy daycare. Maybe its my fault for not leaving him as much as I should have those first three days over the weekend. He had his peanut butter kong toy, a kibble toy, bones, everything else you would need. Time will tell. I think you're right. How hard is it going to be to find an apartment that will allow 2 cats and a dog? Even when I was sitting on the couch, he would go chill in his crate or in the other room so I didnt think he had separation issues. But he never showed signs of hating his wire crate. Our second, more timid cat (Felicity) has since come around to having him in the house as well, and is starting to return to her usual routine. A very very happy moment. He had destroyed his crate. Google "affordable vet care" or "low cost vet care" in your area. I will also add that our dog seemed to be the same, he has no problem with dogs if we are out walking or at the dog park. Did I make a mistake? I dont like all humans. The appropriate way to use multiple tags is to list them separately, [Breeds][Fluff], [Link][News], etc. I'm just.. No matter how often I bathe him, he still smells! It's unreasonable to expect that both of you will just click instantly. [Help] [Vent] - Adoption Regret? Training definitely is important, but it seems like some of the problems we were having with her just kind of disappeared. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I'm not from the US but there is surely groups or obedience classes near you that you could try and that will help show you how to bond with your dog. Also, if you go the crate training route, which isn't bad (my dog is also crate trained and it's a godsend for car trips and bladder control), start from scratch - don't just put him there. Cats are so easy, you can leave them for a weekend, even longer, with extended feeders. I just kept reminding myself that she wouldn't get the love and attention at the shelter that she does here and she could end up going to a home with careless owners, like I so often see. After a blissful three day weekend with no issues, I thought this was too good to be true. Did I make a mistake? Here he is at the shelter (1), resting on his first night home (2), and in the car after his big trip to the groomer (3) 07:28 PM - 24 Jan 2019 I thought I lost him and thats when I knew I wanted him and that I was ready. Thank you.. This is what worked for me. Our dog also nips (not too hard) when he gets excited/wants to play, but we're slowly teaching him to stop that by freezing and not moving until he's sat for 5 seconds. "Adopters Regret" is completely normal! April 11, 2003 . Am I crazy for doing this? Also, save the first trip to the dog park or any other busy environment for a few weeks later, to avoid overwhelming and confusing him. Posts requesting financial assistance will be automatically removed. They were sealed to hide our stain of illegitimacy and to allow adoptive families to pass adoptees off as their biological children (if they so desired). There’s the Pit Bull whose singing voice is identical to Whitney Houston’s, there’s the Border Collie who’s smarter than some adults, and there’s the Supreme Court dogs, just to name a few.. Give the dog time to adjust to your schedule, and give yourself time to fit the dog into yours. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. Today was an amazing day. (self.dogs), submitted 5 years ago * by throwaway4477880. It's totally normal to feel overwhelmed, and yes, this is one of the greatest exercises in patience you can have. Don't overwhelm or psych yourself out, and take it one day at a time for now. Just give your boy some time. Be respectful. We only had one pee accident in the apartment (which was our fault because it had been three hours after a hike since we had taken him out. AD. I couldn't handle being alone while my husband worked nights, and I would panic like crazy. You don't socialise dogs at the dog park. Rendered by PID 28740 on r2-app-0e39c901d7220919c at 2021-01-11 23:32:14.999928+00:00 running fbc03cb country code: US. I feel regret every time I bring home a living creature.. both cats, my gecko, and even fish for my tanks. I work up in the morning. You'll be ok, I know it doesn't feel like it now but you will be ok. [–]fairspectre 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). Last week, a family surrendered a 9 month old French Bulldog to her as they could no longer care for him (he was too rambunctious for their toddler, and the mother had allergies). She owns 3 dogs of her own. They won't become your best friend overnight. Message the moderators if you suspect a troll. The [Fluff] tag cannot be used to post ordinary dog pictures. I watched some youtube videos and saw how dogs do it. I didnt know what to do. Full descriptions may be found here. I don’t even regret the dogs I only had a short time because I learned soooo much! Enjoy your dog for the dog that they are. It will take time for him to learn your ways and adjust. Anyways, he didnt poop or pee in the garage, so thats good? [–]smallfrog17 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago* (3 children). Someone had recently posted a post very much like this one just about a week or two ago. The beginning is the hard part; it only gets better. [–]chow0789 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Vent. I honestly thought I was reading a re-post. once you get a handle on that, everything starts to fall into place. I took a half day of work so we will see how it goes tomorrow. This dog who decided he'd just check on the dishwasher while you were away. I recently (last week friday) adopted my first dog. Message the moderators to open discussion or use with the [Discussion] or [Help] tags. [–]throwaway4477880[S] 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (0 children). Nope. But I think I'm having buyers remorse. Kinda. I watched one of our cats (Khaleesi) grooming him! Adoption regret? I wouldn't assume he is unfriendly with other dogs until proven otherwise. These feelings are totally eclipsed by the joy and contentedness that my dog brings me, but they still happen occasionally. Am I just finding out that I genuinely should not be a dog owner and should surrender him soon because I don't deserve a dog? He xdid amazing! Otherwise he's quite well mannered, nothing an obedience class won't fix. I know it doesn't seem that way right now, but that's because your anxiety is what's ruling your mind at the moment. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. Edit: So he just 'bit' me. Hang in there. Positive reinforcement isn't just for dogs. Your dog has been through a lot lately and still adjusting to his new home. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/weekend-crate-training I dont know.. Aactually met with a trainer today at her home and we were there for an hour and a half! Hopefully the trainer will help - not just with your new dog, but help you feel better. A week and a half ago!? My brother adopted a senior dog yesterday!!! After I rush home, my boyfriend is already there with the dog. Giving his head a little lick. Your dog may be the same. There are worse things. I thought I was ready for this. Constant feeling like I was way in over my head and making a huge mistake... but I stuck with him and I'm SO glad I did. Return after a few minutes and carry on as if nothing happened. Any nipping/biting is an end to whatever the activity is and exclusion. Overall you'll have a great time with your dog, but you need to create a strong bond, but at the same time your dog should know that you are the master. [Breeds] – "What breed is my dog?" I have had family dogs my whole life but this was my first one on my own. I'm totally overwhelmed. I'm not a patient person, and a dog has been a real test for me as well. There are excellent tutorials on how to do basic things one day at a time on /r/dogtraining. Usual routine of bring the dog out for a pee, come in and eat, then walk again (which we ran today about five blocks). A total list of related subreddits may be found here, including breed subreddits, dog picture subreddits, and other animal subreddits. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. I knew she was my dog right then and there, little Lilly, and as I was leaving I had the adoption forms in my hot little hands. You're gonna be fine. I just adopted a five year old, really sweet cat a week ago and really regret it. If possible, include information about your general location, otherwise responses will likely target the average US dog owner. To help build it, spend time with your dog. [Fluff] – Stories, lighthearted discussion, or feel-good web page links. I pictured the door being scratched and ripped open. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 28740 on r2-app-0e39c901d7220919c at 2021-01-11 23:32:14.999928+00:00 running fbc03cb country code: US. If you can leave him penned or something while working on crate training that's probably a better option. Multiple tags are fine. adoption anxiety dog regret; T. Tikopia New Member. Who knows. Oh, how terrible I was for leaving her in her crate. [–]TortillaSunriseGoofy-Eared Yellow Dog 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Everything you've mentioned is totally normal, especially for a dog adjusting to a new home. Can you take him on a long walk or tire him out somehow before leaving for work? But give it time and the situation will definitely improve as you both settle into your new routines! His blankets were all askew. you want to get one from a responsible breeder, here are some tips on affording veterinary care, http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/weekend-crate-training. Put him on the other side of the fence though, and suddenly it's all growling and hair raised. Sources: BabyGaga, The Guardian, Dialy Mail, Adoption Institute You will regret it if you give him up. He was just chillin, looked up at me and I took him out without a huge "hello Im home lots of hugs and kiss". And it was so lovely to see him acting like a dog!!!! Keep in mind he came from a shelter where he spent most of his time in a cage/crate so those bars probably have a negative association for him. This is common. Things you dread now will become a joyful part of your day because it will become connected to a critter that you'll grow to love. We built that bond and now he is 2.5 years old and I couldn't imagine my life without him! Contrary to despicable cat person propaganda, dogs can be downright brilliant. She is great and she's already come a long way, but it is so so hard at times. Give yourself a month and see how you feel at the end of it. What if Im in over my head? Pick one or two and work on it. [News] – Articles or new research; include a description of the contents and potential discussion points. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. The "bite" incident may just be because he's still settling to his new environment. I had three tearful breakdowns yesterday after all the trouble with the crates and the other dog at the park. Joined May 27, 2019 Messages 2 Reaction score 0. When possible, give information such as height at the shoulder, weight, age, region of origin, and behavioral traits. Adoption regret? I'm home from work today, and will putting him in a large playpen with his crate attached starting tomorrow from 9-5. He needed time to adjust to his new life with strangers, and I needed time to get to know him. Everyone else has already given lots of good advice, I just wanted to sympathise with you. You'll be okay :) as everyone said, it'll take some time for crate training to work out, and for your new pup to adjust to his COMPLETELY NEW LIFE, but he will. I recently (last week friday) adopted my first dog. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. This subreddit is a great starting point for a lot of information, but you should always verify and expand upon what you've read before putting it to use in your daily life. and "What breeds are right for me? It's a normal process! Enjoy the adventure and take a lot of pictures. Hahaha maybe youre right. [Fluff] has anyone’s dog invented their own games? take a camera with you to take lots of pictures in the hospital. I never got my dog to like her crate but once she got older she hasn't destroyed anything so I don't crate her anymore. In my update I just added to my post, I didn't crate him today and he did great :] I think he will be getting used to the schedule now, too. I can pat him and play with him and it's fine, but I just don't have the bond I thought I'd have with him. Report; Share. Many pet adoption contracts require you to return the pet to the shelter if the adoption doesn’t work out. Pictures are only allowed in approved, themed picture threads (such as Photo Friday). [–]theastroslothgreyhound 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago (3 children). Just as if you give birth to a child with special needs, your child by adoption may have special needs that require a lot of time, emotional involvement, & financial resources to overcome. He is a two year old dog, so not a puppy. Both you and kitty needs time to settle in, and once you're into a routine, things will be much more comfortable! Be good to yourself. Not enough to draw blood or even break the skin but enough that it did hurt. Yet from the moment we (being my parents and I) were confirming we were getting the dog and preparing to take him home, I felt this drop in my stomach that I was setting myself up for something I had no right doing. EDIT: I wanted to edit and update all of you kind people!! Totally normal. Your dog isn't bad at all from your description...lots of dogs are crate escape-artists and the fact he didn't pee or poop in the garage is a great sign. That, plus enough exercise and just spending time together will all help him build a routine and settle in. The other thing is he seems fine with other dogs. I promise you're not alone. Maybe it was the voodoo spell I put on her? Anyways, I left him alone NOT CRATED. It could also be separation anxiety from being alone. When I walk ihim on the street and he doesnt chase cars I am thankful. Check out previous trick of the months here. [–]theastroslothgreyhound 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (1 child). It’s also home to some of the more bonkers (possibly fake) relationship stories we’ve ever heard. What a gentleman! Titles of [RIP] posts must be in the following format: "[RIP] Dog name, Dog breed (optional), Dog age (optional)". "Adopters regret". I adopted my first dog about a month and a half ago and even though I did a ton of research beforehand and knew it would be hard, I guess you really don't know until you experience it. Be constructive. Other french bulldog owners I've talked to said he'd even be fine just in his crate until he eventually is used to the home and can have more space to hang out. Like. vixta. But then I remember that our other dog took way longer than this to make the same progress that she has already made - they just need some time! you CAN do this!! Sigh. What if I got him first but I wasnt the best option for him. Youre right. It takes dogs varying amounts of time to figure out what is expected of them in a new home and learn to "speak the language" of their owners. The lifestyle changes that come with dog ownership were pretty easy for me, but I was super stressed about meeting all of his needs. Like speaking to the adoption people at the shelter and assuring them this is what I wanted and he was the dog for me. HUGE UPDATE: So... today was a gamble. [–]misswestwoodOlive - Dalmatian mix + Tom - Toller 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child). The biggest reason that senior dogs are hard to adopt out? and join one of thousands of communities. ": Include the responses to these questions if you want to know what breed is right for you. You'll start to adjust and so will he. This is totally normal. Cue day one I had to go back to work. December 2004 I adopted a Bichon Frise. Just take a deep breath and keep moving forward. [–]breakmefaster 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). My family had rescued a dog when I was in high school and I LOVE him, to the point of my family thinking I come home to simply see him over them (which might be partially true) - That said, I'm a huge dog lover. It doesn't matter about the age of the dog so much as the feeling of responsibility of what you're taking on. He's also a GORGEOUS dog and even though he's very energetic he's still quite well behaved all things considered. vi. I went home for lunch.. It can take time, but it should work. It's harder than you thought it was going to be and that's scary. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. Your dog just came from a stressful situation. Try and play with him as often as you can, and spend all the free time you get as well. She's been very helpful. It's not a "love at first sight" type of thing. Don't worry yet about going to dog parks - it might be overwhelming for him since you don't know his past history - and spend the next two or three weeks putting him on a rigid schedule, establishing the rules, building trust, and feeding him delicious treats to really solidify that trust between you guys. Really. Totally normal. After the night walk, a nice glass of wine or craft beer will help. I read everything and want to reply to everyone. This is totally normal and you're going to be fine! I read your edits, glad things are improving! Even now, almost 18 months later, there are times when I feel a twinge of regret. Long story short, I told her I would love to have him / test it for the weekend. DogsBite.org - We begin this post with an image from dog bite attorney Kenneth Phillips, who began a Do Not Adopt a Pit Bull campaign in 2018.His latest video shows how the federal government mobilized after six vaping deaths, but the government says "nothing at all" about the many deaths inflicted by pit bulls over the past decade. I felt like a failure watching this because my relationship is unlike that of Michael Oher and Leigh Anne Touhy. Slight nipping near hands but no barking or growling, slight skittish-ness but not scared or cowering. Some background, before this adoption I had a chihuahua/dachshund mix that I adopted with my partner when he was 9 months old. I did a lot of research, have been looking at different dogs for months, and thought I was ready. Add tears for a full 2 weeks after she arrived and lack of sleep at night and you can imagine the mess I was. Do not assume a user is trolling. If you can afford it, maybe try to go to some classes with him. It's hard at first and completely overwhelming, but you'll both get through it! Overall a fantastic dog, but for some reason since day 1 I've had this nagging feeling in my head that I've made a huge mistake. [Fluff] My dog learned to hide and jump out at us to scare us when we come up the stairs, [Discussion] Handicapped German Shepherd passed, looking to gift her wheelchair to anyone who may need it. Not to mention the fact that it is -20 here and taking gloves off to give her treats is nearly giving me frostbite. destroyed/gotten out of his crate but only so far as to end up in the garage and then didn't even relieve himself in the garage. We are headed to the trainer today and she says everything seems normal. But I started having the same feelings as you, and coming up with scenarios in my head/excuses for returning him; "Oh, I could claim he's become aggressive with one of our cats just to return him without shame". Pets become family, but you need to have a bond with them. He houdinied the thing and got out without the doors being opened. It will be okay, I promise. That is a better ratio than I have with humans. He hasn't been fixed and has a bit of a humping problem, but I think that will be fine once neutered (so not a worry). Then today I took him to a trainer/boarding place. Abigail Scardelletti March 1, 2019 5:21 pm Owning a dog is has been one of the best experiences of my life. 10. The situation and feelings you are describing remind me of myself when we got our puppy with my S.O. He's a two year old rescue and I knew it would be hard to break his habits or something but now Im worried. They do training, boarding, doggy day care, and grooming. I thought I was ready for this. 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