Puppy Love or Brotherly Duty: A Family Torn Apart Over a Furry Friend 🐶💔

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Meet Scout, a 12-week-old puppy who's unwittingly found himself in the middle of a family feud. His owners, a married couple, had big plans for him: he was to be a companion for their service dog Toby and a practice run for future kids. But when Scout's potential as a service dog for the husband's medically fragile brother comes into the picture, the couple is torn. The husband sees it as a life-saving opportunity, while his wife views it as an unfair demand. As the conflict escalates, the question remains: who gets to decide Scout's fate? 🐶👫💔

Meet Scout, the Puppy at the Heart of the Drama 🐾

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The Original Plan for Scout 🐶👫

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An Unexpected Proposal 💡

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A Husband's Change of Heart 💔

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The Potential Life-Saving Pup 🐾

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A Couple's Stalemate 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️

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The Mother-in-Law Factor 👵🔥

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The Emotional Blackmail 🎭

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The Heart-Wrenching Dilemma 💔

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A Pup, a Feud, and a Life-Saving Decision: Who Gets to Keep Scout? 🐾🥊

In a heart-wrenching tale of love, duty, and family politics, a couple is torn apart over the fate of their beloved puppy, Scout. The husband, seeing an opportunity to potentially save his medically fragile brother's life, wants to give Scout away to be trained as a service dog. The wife, on the other hand, is reluctant to part with the pup they've grown to love. Adding fuel to the fire is the husband's narcissistic mother, who's been guilt-tripping the couple into giving up Scout. As the tug-of-war over Scout continues, the internet weighs in on the moral dilemma. Who's right, who's wrong, and who gets to keep Scout? Let's dive into the top responses... 🐶👫💔

NTA - Puppy's future as a service dog is questionable, MIL's motives too 😕

teresajs | teresajs

MIL wants OP's dog, but OP won't let her. 😠

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NTA. Your in-laws want to piggyback off your hard work. 😒

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NTA, family manipulates husband & wife over furry friend 🐶

halvora | halvora

NTA, husband's AH behavior and MIL's interference causing family conflict 🐶

VVetSpecimen | VVetSpecimen

NTA. Stand your ground and prioritize your own family first! 👊

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🐶❤️ NTA, husband is an AH for giving away 'his' dog

drusilla14 | drusilla14

NTA. They feel entitled to your service dog 🐶

namdrae | namdrae

Is a 12-week-old puppy suitable as a life-saving service dog? 🤔

throwaway20698059 | throwaway20698059

18 years without a service dog? Lack of preparation or laziness? 🙄

Calm_Initial | Calm_Initial

NTA. Let Scout be a family pet, not a service dog.

checkinisatnoon | checkinisatnoon

Is your husband prioritizing his mother over your relationship? 🤔

LouReed1942 | LouReed1942

NTA. So many dogs, so little time! 🐶

TotalImmortal82 | TotalImmortal82

NTA: Dogs deserve forever homes, not to be passed around 🐶

4682458 | 4682458

NTA. In-laws need to put in more effort to find a dog 🤷‍♂️

ARC2060 | ARC2060

Stand your ground! Don't let them guilt trip you! 💪👊

Key-Iron-7909 | Key-Iron-7909

NTA. Stand your ground, your puppy is your baby 🐶💔

its-all-just-rayne | its-all-just-rayne

MIL wants your dog? NTA, emotional attachment should be respected 🐶

Rohini_rambles | Rohini_rambles

BIL wants to take untrained service dog to college. NTA!

JennnnnP | JennnnnP

NTA. Husband needs a reality check. MIL should find BIL his own dog 🐶

Panaccolade | Panaccolade

Heartbreaking decision: Holding onto furry friend despite family tensions 💔

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Stand your ground! It's your dog, not their responsibility. 🐶

Disneyland4Ever | Disneyland4Ever

NTA, husband is AH for pushing to give away dog 🐶

Ok-Leo-2422 | Ok-Leo-2422

Keep your dog 🐶, he's family and already bonded with you.

Dazzling-Cold6080 | Dazzling-Cold6080

Furry friend feud: NTA takes a stand, ready for battle! 🐶

forcryingoutmeow | forcryingoutmeow

NTA. Your puppy *is* perfect. Family should have tried harder. 🐶

TeslasAndKids | TeslasAndKids

Husband's lack of empathy for wife's dog sparks family conflict

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Stand your ground! Don't let a narcissist control your life! 👊

oxiraneobx | oxiraneobx

Furry friend becomes family, NTA for falling in love 🐶

BasicallyADetective | BasicallyADetective

Heartbreaking: Giving away a beloved dog only for him to be sold to someone else. 💔 NTA

TheSilverFalcon | TheSilverFalcon

NTA. Puppy not ready for BIL in college. Make parents pay!

Gypsy-Nyx | Gypsy-Nyx

NTA - Husband seeking approval from narcissistic parent, potential heartache ahead

Sudden_Ad_439 | Sudden_Ad_439

NTA: Keep Scout! You did all the work and testing 🐶

ouijabore | ouijabore

Fur family feud: NTA claims ownership of beloved Toby's dog 🐶

happytobeherethnx | happytobeherethnx

Service dog owner shuts down entitled demands with sass 😎

Glock212327 | Glock212327

OP is NTA for not giving up their dog to BIL. 🐶

chronicpainprincess | chronicpainprincess

Defending the furry family member 🐶 with passion and conviction

gimmesome-ofyourtots | gimmesome-ofyourtots

Stand firm on saying no, for Scout's sake and yours. 🐶

beneaththeseracs | beneaththeseracs

NTA takes legal action to protect their furry friend 🐶

ligerbuddy | ligerbuddy

"NTA. Check your contract with the breeder! 🐶💔"

NerdySwampWitch40 | NerdySwampWitch40

Stand your ground! Don't let a narcissist come between you and your pup! 🐶

bluepvtstorm | bluepvtstorm

NTA. Don't let a bad MIL overshadow your love for the dog 🐶

torgeaux42 | torgeaux42

Stand your ground! Don't let them take your furry friend! 🐶

young_coastie | young_coastie

No obligation to give away your dog! You're not the a**hole 🐶

Gunny_McCshoots | Gunny_McCshoots

Engaging response to MIL's suspicious behavior over getting a dog 🐶

naranghim | naranghim

Stand firm, tell your husband to grow a spine. NTA 😎

reverendsmooth | reverendsmooth

A mature and sensible discussion with no threats or pressure.

stilljenni | stilljenni

Stand your ground! Scout is your future alert dog 🐶

Apprehensive-Jelly15 | Apprehensive-Jelly15

NTA: A new dog in the house brings training challenges 🐶

SnooHesitations9269 | SnooHesitations9269

NTA. Your dog, your bond. No way you should give up.

DrMonkeyLady | DrMonkeyLady

NTA. Dog ownership settled. Case closed. 🐶

Eastern-Silver2186 | Eastern-Silver2186

Stand your ground! 🐶 Share the breeder's info with them!

kaijublues | kaijublues

NTA. Stand your ground. Don't let their lack of planning stress you out.

mamabear131 | mamabear131

Turning a beloved pet into an accessory? Not cool 😡

emarvil | emarvil

Infuriating entitlement over a dog bond. No other dogs exist? 😠

parvares | parvares

A vehement disagreement sparks intense emotions. Drama unfolds! 😱

Green-Window- | Green-Window-

NTA: Just give them the breeder's name and move on 🐶

Firenight083 | Firenight083

NTA. Keep your puppy. They can find their own dog. 🐶

80Katz | 80Katz

Heartbreaking dilemma: Husband gives away beloved pup for family duty 💔

intervallfaster | intervallfaster

NTA. Stand your ground and keep your beloved furry friend! 🐶💔

DragonMetapod | DragonMetapod

🐶💔 NTA: Husband's view on dogs sparks heated debate.

Jahar | Jahar

Keep your dog, but consider helping BIL. 🐶💔

This_Cauliflower1986 | This_Cauliflower1986

🐶💔 NTA: Dog is family, not a snack. Stand your ground!

SuccotashSimple | SuccotashSimple

MIL wants *your* dog? NTA! So many other dogs available! 🐶

thrwaway4reds1 | thrwaway4reds1

NTA for not wanting to give away the dog, but husband's sacrifice should be considered. 🐶

gorenglitter | gorenglitter

"NTA. A puppy can't be a service dog at 12 weeks. 🐶💔"

SoupNo682 | SoupNo682

Dogs are family 🐶, not things to be exchanged. NTA 👏

Strumpins | Strumpins

Defending your furry friend against family - NTA! 🐶

Eastern_Condition863 | Eastern_Condition863

Stand your ground! Keep your perfect puppy and let them find another.

Consistent_Waltz_646 | Consistent_Waltz_646

In-laws demanding handout? Not the a**hole. 😠

mzpljc | mzpljc

Don't give them your dog! They had years to find one 🚫

demonmonkey1313 | demonmonkey1313

Keep the dog, MIL should pay or find a service dog 🐶

OkEast445 | OkEast445

MIL's a**hole behavior: NTA, she wants your puppy!

Zokathra_Spell | Zokathra_Spell

NTA. No one has the right to ask for your pet as a service dog. MIL is completely in the wrong. 🙄

Koraastus | Koraastus

🐶 NTA: MIL's control and dominance over you and your puppy.

Sweet-Interview5620 | Sweet-Interview5620

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the juicy details! 😍

tcsweetgurl | tcsweetgurl

Not the a**hole for choosing family over a furry friend 🐶

Inner-Ad-1308 | Inner-Ad-1308

Not the a**hole for choosing family over a furry friend 🐶💔

AstronautNo920 | AstronautNo920

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