Rehoming a dog is a very taboo subject. After all, dogs are for life, no? For me that’s a definite yes……but…..sometimes circumstances dictate that rehoming is actually in the best interest of everyone involved, especially the dog, and we’d be foolish to overlook that simply because we aren’t willing to be flexible in our ideals.
Having worked with thousands of clients over the past 21 years, I can unequivocally tell you that there are a lot of circumstances in which I might recommend rehoming – the owner is elderly or ill and can no longer properly provide for the dogs needs, the safety or well being of one or more of the animals in the home is at risk, the safety or well being of one or more humans in the home is at risk, the dog and humans are a horrible match – the list goes on.
As much as we’d like to live in an idealistic world where every dog ends up in a great home and stays there forever, the reality is that isn’t always the case.