Should I give the dog back?
Answered 1 year ago
Long story short: we adopted a dog through a dog shelter here in town. Dog was fine at first, but after a week or so started to show some aggression towards our youngest boy (4 years old), it is a nightmare to walk with (lunges towards any dog we see) and I have a hard time controlling him. He is a bull Arab cross. Thoughts? We can return him to the shelter, but I wonder if it is worth hanging on to him?
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We have a bill Arab X and he is the most beautiful dog ever. This poor doggy sounds like it's had it rough, I would take it back. Could save your child's life.
I specialise in bull Arab/ staffy/ amstaf/ mastiff / Rottweiler fosters. I prepare them for their new owner. And prepare their report and vet prospective owners for adoption.
A lot of Forster caters don’t have kids in the home so they can only give guidelines based on how the dog behaviour in public which isn’t indicative. A good first will be honest and accurate but it’s not always the case.
In my opinion I would be taking back to the shelter and explain the situation.
It will likely exclude you from further adoption but is probably the best for your family and the dog.
Otherwise your risk little mate making a wrong move hurting a child and losing his life which doesn’t need to happen. (Neither as both are sad)
I would call the shelter tomorrow morning at the least to engage a conversation about it. If it’s a good center it should work with you