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as some of you already know I breed chihuahuas and a few months ago I had a phonecall from the owner of one of my last year pups.....the lady says her 11 month old girl is behaving in an unpredictable way and has snapped at her children and at a couple of strangers.....I said she could bring her back here for a couple of weeks and I would see what I could do with her.....well, about 6-8 weeks ago she came back and YES she is a tad unpredictable but is quite nervous of strangers. Well I have been socialising her with adults and children and she is a very greedy dog so I have got through quite a few packs of ham that I have given to strangers to feed to her so that she sees that strangers are nice and not scary. She has come forward quite a way and is better but still has an unpredictable side that rears its ugly head about once a week. Now in this time I have had only about 3 texts from this lady and one of them was an answer to one I sent her. This dog is supposed to be very loved and missed but I am beginning to wonder just how much. She is on the whole a really sweet girl and has settled in here really well but I really don't want to keep her forever. I have a litter of pups and had a lady coming over to see them on tuesday so text this dogs owner on saturday and asked her if she wanted me to mention her dog dog to this lady who I had spoken to at length over the phone and offer her to them and then she could have one of our new pups and start afresh. She text back saying she would think about it and call me later....well she didn't and the lady has been and gone taking 2 of our pups with her lol. Now my partner say no way are we giving her another pup and we still have this girl who appears to have been abandoned. I could rehome her easily as she is a lovely girl but she belongs to this other woman....I don't know what to do now I am putting a lot of effort into this little girl but for what ?????thank you if you have read this far any opinions NICE ONES PLEASE would be appreciated as I am stumped.
 

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Ohhhh Kim has she still not came for this baby poor girl I'd phone her and ask her straight out if she has any intention of taking her back oh if only I stayed nearer lol
 

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I honestly believe in gut instincts if your cut tells you she should rehome her than I would take the steps towards it. I'm not sure how to approach it though..it really sounds like she doesn't care..
 

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Wow, just wow. How nice of you to offer her another puppy though. Sounds like this lady didn't really pay much attention to her :(.
 

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I would offer to give her some money back and you keep the dog and then re-home it. I wouldn't give her another puppy! Who knows how she raised the dog? Maybe it is fearful because of the way it was raised, she didn't socialize it, etc. That would happen with another dog as well. They don't sound like people that are anxious to get her back either. I personally wouldn't want to return the dog to them, even after you have done some rehab with her. She will probably end up snapping at a kid and then you'll be right back where you are now. I'd keep the dog or rehome her.

I would also call her and not talk on text anymore. Text messaging is convenient, but tone can be misinterpreted, etc. I'd get her on the phone in person.

But I would find a way to not drag this out. Pay her off a little bit of money and then you will own the dog fair and square and you will be done with her. NO way would I place another dog/puppy with her!
 

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If it was me, id rehome the little girl to someone who can show they actually care. If the lady hasnt text you everyday asking how her baby is then the dog isnt muched loved nor missed in my opinion.

Tell the lady she has a certaint ime to pick the dog up or you will charge her for your time. If she doesnt want the dog, then give her a new loving home x
 

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She always seemed like the perfect chihuahua owner she said she took her to work with her and took her out all the time to socialise her right from the beginning and this is why I offered her a new pup because I felt she had lost her trust in her little dog but I offered to take her for a couple of weeks and really don't mind that this has stetched out to be much longer but I don't know where I stand wiith her and my sympathy for her situation has been stretched to the limit now as she doesnt seem interested how the dog is doing. I couldn't let any of my dogs go for this long without driving the person crazy with phonecalls. I texted her with the offer of a new puppy and didn't phone her because I didn't want to 'put her on the spot' and it was a sensitive text and 9 pages long lol. I don't want to re-home her until I am sure she doesn't want her back as I don't fancy a knock on the door from the police. I never seem to get an answer if I phone her ???????
 

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Yeah, sounds like she has given up on this girl, but doesn't want to make the final break. I would call her and ask her point blank if she wants the dog or not. Tell her the dog may still snap at a kid and will not be 100% reliable. And take it from there. If she doesn't want to take her back, then rehome her.
 

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Text her then telling her she has till the weekend to pick up the dog or you will be finding it a new home. Give her a time limit, maybe that will resolve it.
 

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Yeah, sounds like she has given up on this girl, but doesn't want to make the final break. I would call her and ask her point blank if she wants the dog or not. Tell her the dog may still snap at a kid and will not be 100% reliable. And take it from there. If she doesn't want to take her back, then rehome her.
I told her this last time I spoke to her and also added that as she is very greedy this can be used as a training aid. I told her that ONLY she can train her with her own children and I cant do this for her.
 

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Call and leave a message. Tell her you are not upset or angry if she feels she doesn't want the dog anymore. Tell her nicely you just need to know if it is ok to find her a new home.

She might not be answering the calls because she feels guilty, not that it's an excuse not to answer.
 

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Call and leave a message. Tell her you are not upset or angry if she feels she doesn't want the dog anymore. Tell her nicely you just need to know if it is ok to find her a new home.

She might not be answering the calls because she feels guilty, not that it's an excuse not to answer.
I thought that she might be feeling guilty and I don't want to rush her into a decision that she may regret as she has always seemed a really nice caring and genuine person. If I didn't like this woman my decision would be an easy one
 

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I think you need to bite the bullet and sit down make a plan and call her today so you can put the steps in motion. I think for your sake and the puppies it's time to resolve this, I agree with everyone, she is ditching this dog on you and it's time to figure it all out.
 

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thank you all for your opinions I think I will give her until the weekend to contact me and then phone her and ask her what she wants to do and I am going to need an answer. I really don't mind having her for longer so long as she is going to have her back eventually.
 

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If you are happy sending the dog back to her - send her a text/email whatever and tell her she has 7 days to make up her mind, after that you will have to rehome her. It sounds like she really needs a time limit, she is treating you like a boarding kennell!

Good luck, it's a sticky situation but you have done everything right :)
 

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You have been more than kind and generous and the poor chi is probably getting attached to you. I would not give the owner a dime, call her and tell her she has 3 days to pick up her chi or you MUST rehome her.
 

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:hello1::hello1:IT SEEMS VERY SUSPICIOUS 2 ME-I WOULD B TEXTING N EMAILING EVERY DAY IF IT WAS MY BABY-AT LEAST.I WOULD KEEP A RECORD OF ALL HER EMAILS N I WOULDNT GIVE HER ANOTHER BABY EITHER.90% OF THE TIME ITS THE OWNERS FAULT 4 HOW THE DOG BEHAVES.EMAIL HER ONE MORE TIME N TELL HER THAT IF SHE DOESNT ANSWER IN A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF TIME YOULL TAKE IT 4 GRANTED THE PUP HAS BEEN ABANDONED.THEN FIND A HOME WHERE THE NEW OWNER KNOWS ALL THE PROBS SO THE PUP WONT B GOING FROM HOME 2 HOME N TURN INTO A PROB PUP.THATS WHAT I WOULD DO,ANYWAYS:rolleyes:

PS BTW-U HAVE A GOOD HEART N DID EVERYTHIN RITE:D:D
 
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