Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: No training
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Posted October 13, 2016
I have always loved animals, but when I was a child, I wanted a dog more than anything. Finally, my parents gave in, and we adopted a cuddly basset hound named Fred.
Fred was easy to take care of. He had the occasional accident, but he was house-trained; he also loved peanut butter, and would go into his kennel as long as you promised a treat!
Fred loved attention, and he was especially attached to my dad. Unfortunately, my dad had to travel often for work..and a few months later, we had to move across the country. This affected Fred's mood significantly-- the new environment was very stressful for him, and with my dad's work schedule, he wasn't leading a very happy life. We made the decision to find a new home for him. It was heartbreaking, but I know now it was for the best.
This was all over fifteen years ago, so I am going strictly from memory. My advice would be to research and learn as much as you can about the dog you want to adopt to make sure it's a good match for your lifestyle.