Puppies Aren't Presents -- Part Three!
"No time for it."
"We had to move and the new place doesn't allow pets."
" It got bigger than I thought it would."
" I work too many hours and can't take care of it."
" We found out one of the kids is allergic to dogs."
"Truthfully, having a dog just isn't for me."
"I lost my job and can't afford to feed it."
"We're having the floors refinished."
The dog waits at the shelter in a cage. And waits. And waits. It becomes sort of hard to handle. It doesn't do well in confinement. No one pays it much attention as they walk by. After all, it's not a cute little puppy anymore.