:wave: wow this is way overboard . I know Janie very well . I am the friend who picked up the dog for her because weather did not permit her to leave her state . Sturgis was not a great quality chihuahua . He hiked his leg as soon as he was in my house . He was not confused by anything here . He was a dog who had never received any training . Janie is an experienced dog trainer . Her dogs are very well behaved . If she could not train him no one can . Dogs don't get confused by an overnight stopover and forget house training . Thats a real sad story about the kids and the dog but if you cannot afford to take care of either at least give them to someone who can afford to care for them . Isn't that every kids dream to grow up in poverty ?? Sometimes you need to do whats best for someone other than yourself . Maybe they didn't teach that in law school .