We've all heard of custody battles over children, but what about over pets? 🐶 This is the intriguing tale of a woman who adopted a 7-year-old beagle named Lucius from an elderly lady. Everything seemed fine until the original owner changed her mind and wanted her dog back. But our adoptive 'paw-rent' had a unique response that has sparked quite the debate. Let's dive into this doggy drama... 🍿
The Adoption Tale 🐾
A Name Change and More 🐕➡️🦁
From Thomas to Lucius 🔄
The Food and Vet Saga 🍖🏥
The Unyielding Demands 📞💢
The Block and the Knock 🚫🚪
The Impossible Demand 💰🐾
The Social Media Storm 🌪️💻
The Moral Dilemma 🎭
The Canine Conflict: A Tale of Adoption, Demands, and Dilemmas 🐶🔥
In a world where pet adoption is usually a tale of love and compassion, this story takes a dramatic turn. A woman adopts a beagle from an elderly lady, only to face a barrage of demands and criticisms about how she's caring for the dog. When the original owner shows up at her door demanding the dog back, our adoptive 'paw-rent' presents her with an unexpected ultimatum - pay for three months' worth of pet boarding. As the social media storm rages, the question remains: who's really in the wrong here? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 💭
NTA: Daughter wants dog back, but mom prefers new owner 🐶
NTA, she willingly gave up her dog. Ridiculous to expect custody.
NTA, she does not get to micromanage you because you adopted her dog (at HER initiation) nor does she get to demand the dog back because you made some changes in name, food, routine, etc. Frankly she is not entitled to every minute detail of care, and things like blowing up your phone, showing up at your home, and enlisting family to blast you on social media are *harrassment and stalking*. I would actually use those words, and let them know that the next time they contact you, the police will be involved. 😱
NTA for not returning the dog, but renaming an older dog? 🤔
NTA. Shut her down! She's TA for acting like that. 😱
Monetary dispute over dog custody sparks controversy and name-calling. 🐶💔
🐶 NTA, but worried about dog's happiness and owner's persistence.
NTA. Take control of your dog and shut her down! 🐶
ESH: Woman and daughter harass OP, OP dishonest about dog custody 😑
"YTA. Renaming a 7-year-old dog? Rubbing it in? Ethically a**hole."
Polite but firm: Asking for money was unnecessary, just decline
"YTA. No judgement here on the rest of the post, that is an a**hole move. If it's no just say no." 😡
"YTA for the name change, but other than that no." 🙄
NTA - You adopted him, then he's yours. End of story. 🐶💔
Naming pets after Harry Potter characters? YTA according to comment.
ESH, YTA: Woman wants her dog back after 7 years 🐶
NTA: Woman shuts down nosy questions about her dog's diet
Renaming a dog after 7 years? ESH for causing unnecessary drama 🐶
"YTA - Just give her the dog back. Help an old lady to be happy again. 🐶"
NTA for keeping legally obtained dog, YTA for changing name 🐶
Take control of your pup! You're in charge now 🐶
NTA - Keep your dog safe and be prepared for trouble 🐶
NTA: Heartfelt story of letting go and facing personal struggles 💔
🐶 ESH: Old woman demands dog back, OP changes dog's name
NTA. Secure Lucius's safety with chip and license, block kidnappers. 🐶
Dog name change sparks controversy. ESH in this heated debate.
NTA: You're a competent pet owner, the dog is yours 🐶
Debate over dog custody: NTA legally, but morally questionable changes 😕
YTA for changing the dog's name. 🐶 7 years is a long time for a dog.