Having to rehome my dachshund
I had to give my Dachshund up 5 years ago. I knew then that having to rehome my dachshund was always going to be tough.
Due to the horrendous situation, I was in, I had little choice.
I’d had dogs all my life and have never ever had to give one up before.
So, I knew that rehoming my dachshund was going to be tough.
Taking the steps to initiate the process was one of the hardest decisions I’d ever made. I contacted Dachshund rescue, and they were lovely.
I knew I that couldn’t keep him, but he had to go to the right home before I could let him go.
They phoned to say they had a lady who would like him and so we arranged to meet. We were so lucky as she turned out to be perfect. She lived on her own and was retired and lived in a lovely area with trees and parks.
As soon as we met, I knew that my boy would be happy.
I stay connected and ring or visit every year to check that all is well. He’s the most loved and spoilt Dachshund going.
We realise how lucky we were that it turned out so well and I will always be grateful that he’s loved and happy.
Hopefully, I will never have to be involved in rehoming my dachshund again.
However careful and considered your actions are, putting a little soul who you love and who has always given you unconditional love, into an unknown situation is just awful.
Even though it had a happy conclusion I found it hard to really forgive myself.
Thank goodness for organisations like Dachshund Rescue they are brilliant, and I would highly recommend them.
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