Woman Leaves Friend's Dog at a Shelter After Being Ghosted

A picture of a Terrier.
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Dog-sitting can be a delightful experience, but it can also go horribly wrong. A frustrated woman shares her story about dog-sitting for her friend's poodle, which turned out to be a disaster. The dog peed everywhere, destroyed the furniture, and even pooped on her bed. To make matters worse, the owner disappeared without a trace, leaving the woman to care for the dog for weeks on end.

After being ghosted for ten days, she made the difficult decision to leave the dog at a shelter. Her friend resurfaced and threatened to sue her for leaving the dog there. But was she really in the wrong? Read the full story to find out.

Poodle-sitting turns into a nightmare after friend's betrayal 🐩😔

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Dog left at shelter after friend's betrayal 😔🐶

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Meet Dorado, the good golden boy 🐶

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Dog's bad behavior leads to abandonment at a shelter 😔

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Abandoned pup at shelter after friend ghosts her 😔🐾

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Left holding the leash. Ghosted by friend and her husband.

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Woman abandons friend's dog at shelter after being ghosted 🐶

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Abandoned dog returned after owner's unexpected return 🐕

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Abandoned dog at shelter after being ghosted 😔🐾

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Woman abandons friend's dog and faces lawsuit over shelter incident.

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Friend's dog abandoned at shelter due to ghosting dilemma 😔

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Dog-sitting gone wrong 🐶💩

What happens when dog-sitting for a friend goes wrong? This woman shares her story of a two-week nightmare with a destructive and entitled poodle. When the friend never returned to pick up the dog and stopped responding to calls and messages, the woman was left with a difficult decision.

After being ghosted for 10 days, she took the dog to a shelter and claimed it was a stray. But when the friend finally resurfaced and demanded her dog back, things escalated quickly. The woman faced accusations of putting the dog in danger and was threatened with a lawsuit.

Was she wrong to take the dog to the shelter? Share your thoughts about the story in the comments below.

NTA for leaving friend's dog at a shelter after being ghosted 👻🐶

Grahhhhhhhh | Grahhhhhhhh

Cut off contact and document everything, NTA 🚫📝

scheming_daemons | scheming_daemons

Friend ghosts and blocks OP after abandoning dog. NTA.

PinkFaerieArmadillo | PinkFaerieArmadillo

NTA for leaving the dog at a shelter after being ghosted. Counter-sue for damages and boarding fees. 🐶💸

KronkLaSworda | KronkLaSworda

Abandoned dog deserves better. NTA for finding it a home.

namesaretoohardforme | namesaretoohardforme

Friend ghosts and blocks after 2 week favor, NTA for sheltering.

uwe0x123 | uwe0x123

Stay protected and counter sue for damages. NTA 👍

Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955 | Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955

Friend blocks dog-sitter with no explanation, dog ends up in shelter.

jrm1102 | jrm1102

Dog's behavior may have been due to stress of new environment 🐶

Gevalty | Gevalty

Friend ghosts her and buys back her own dog. NTA 👍

capricorn40 | capricorn40

Block and ghost her back! NTA 👻

NtlDerpFoundation | NtlDerpFoundation

NTA for leaving the dog at a shelter after being ghosted 🐕

louisianefille | louisianefille

Friend ghosts, woman takes action. NTA for keeping agreement.

Nalpona_Freesun | Nalpona_Freesun

Friend ghosts, you rescue dog, friend learns lesson. NTA 👍🐶

BeeYehWoo | BeeYehWoo

When a 'friend' ghosts you and leaves their dog behind 🐶😒 NTA

Sleepisneezi | Sleepisneezi

Heartless act? Maybe not. The dog's well-being comes first 🐾

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Stand your ground 🐾 Don't let people take advantage of you.

pfashby | pfashby

Generous pet owner waits 10 days before taking action 🐶

Motor_Business483 | Motor_Business483

Dog-sitting gone wrong, friend ghosted and dog abandoned at shelter 🐾

Scar-Lux94 | Scar-Lux94

Block and roll 🚫👋

amore-7 | amore-7

Friend blocks person and abandons dog at shelter. NTA.

cespirit | cespirit

Friend ghosts dog sitter, gets billed for adoption fee. 💰

WA_State_Buckeye | WA_State_Buckeye

Don't mess with a pet lover's kindness 🐾

Tasty-Layer-7506 | Tasty-Layer-7506

Discussing neglect and mistreatment of poodles as pets 🐩

IncreasePretend1393 | IncreasePretend1393

Taking legal action over adoption fee and dog custody

Nitropeanut3 | Nitropeanut3

Responsible action taken to protect dog after being ghosted 👍🐶

rmric0 | rmric0

Ghosting the dog too? Not cool. NTA, block her!

MissPeskyFace | MissPeskyFace

Abandoned dog, but no guilt. NTA, it's clear why.

Harmonic_Taurus4469 | Harmonic_Taurus4469

Don't let ghosting get the best of you 👻 NTA

Joyjoyjoyjoy16 | Joyjoyjoyjoy16

Block the friend who abandoned a dog at a shelter 🐾

amusedmisanthrope | amusedmisanthrope

Block the disruptor 🚫, not the dog 🐶

Septicphallus | Septicphallus

Take screenshots, block her, and never trust her again 📸🚫🐶

LavishnessGeneral | LavishnessGeneral

Doggy drama: NTA leaves badly-trained pup at shelter 🐶👻

Churchie-Baby | Churchie-Baby

Left friend's dog at shelter after being ghosted- NTA asks reason?

FunBabyRabies | FunBabyRabies

Taking legal action against a ghosting friend who abandoned a dog 🐶

spiffyteacup3 | spiffyteacup3

Abandoned dog, abandoned friendship. NTA takes legal precautions. 🐶💔

MommaGuy | MommaGuy

🐶 Friend ghosted, dog sheltered, commenter says NTA

danthemanvsqz | danthemanvsqz

🐶 Don't be a irresponsible pet owner! This post is a reminder.

EmeraldBlueZen | EmeraldBlueZen

No loss with friends like that 🤷‍♀️

dangerous_skirt65 | dangerous_skirt65

Cut her off, don't look back. 🙅‍♀️

grimp- | grimp-

Block and move on 🚫 You're not the a**hole! 👏

CherryBomb214 | CherryBomb214

Waiting 10 days for friend's reply, woman leaves dog. NTA.

3ThreeFriesShort | 3ThreeFriesShort

Can shelters be taken advantage of for free dog boarding? 🤔

Dora_Diver | Dora_Diver

Ghosted and blocked? 🤔 NTA for taking the dog 🐶

ElizaJane251 | ElizaJane251

Don't be an a**hole, show us a pic of Dorado 🐶. But seriously, NTA, your friend sounds like a nightmare.

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Responsible pet ownership is key 🐾

ScarletDarkstar | ScarletDarkstar

Block her like she blocked her responsibilities 🙅‍♀️🚫

veni_vidi_dixi | veni_vidi_dixi

Friend repeatedly disrespects and gaslights OP: NTA for cutting ties 👋

ImTellinTim | ImTellinTim

Woman leaves friend's dog at no-kill shelter, NTA confirmed. 🐶

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Friend's dog abandoned at shelter? NTA and petty revenge!

The_DeathDuck | The_DeathDuck

Block and move on 💁‍♀️🚫

youshallcallmebetty | youshallcallmebetty

Setting boundaries can be tough, but abandoning pets isn't okay 🐾

thisisridiculouswhat | thisisridiculouswhat

Counter sue for damages and neglect. Friends don't do that. 🐾

DeeBarbs23 | DeeBarbs23

Friend ghosts, you take dog to shelter. NTA 🐶

ZangiefThunderThighs | ZangiefThunderThighs