I don't need any flamming because I already feel terrible about this.
I need some help. Almost 2 years ago we moved into our first home. My husband had been wanting this certain dog for a very long time. We never lived in a situation that would allow us to have a dog. We finally had a good dog situation. Our own home, and a large fenced in yard. My husband recycled copper and soda cans for months and months to save up for this dog. I didn't feel all too great about it because 1) I don't think we should spend lots of money of pure breed dogs when there is pets in shleters that need homes and 2) because i was nervous that I would be the one that ended up taking care of HIS pet, I have my hands full enough with 3 kids
He got his dog. A German Shorthaired Pointer. A beautiful dog! A dog with petagree. AKC the hole 9 yards. I ordred my dh a bunch of books about the breed so we could "do it right" I was right. I am the one taking care of the dog. (who dh named Copper after the copper he recycled to buy him) If you know anything about the breed then you will know that they are NOT easy to take care of. Hypper is too easy of a term to describe this breed.
Dh spent the first few weeks training and working with him but the newness wore off. He doesn't spend any time with him. Copper lives in the back yard. He is way too hypper to let the kids play with him for very long so he is so loanly. We got a freecycle dog to keep him company but the freecycle dog hates him because he is too hypper. Copper is sad. He is loanly. We can not let him in the house or he will distoy the place. The freecycle dog lives mostly indoors.
The short (too late) and long of it is that dh has finally decided that he is not a good dog owner and that Copper would be much happier if he had another home. At first he wanted to sell him. Sure the money would be nice but I do not want him in another sad home just because the ownder had a few hundred dollars to spend. I finally talked dh into a rescue. I know that they are very careful about who gets the dogs.
My problem is that I have no idea how to go about it. I am nervous about calling a rescue because I am so embarrised about what we have done. believe me. I am crying as I type this. Dog rescues are around because of people like me.
Most of the sites I have been too for GSP rescues are for "if you want to adopt" not "if you have a dog that needs to be rescued"
I don't know where to go or what to do. Please help me without making me feel worce than I already do. I am nervous about posting this but if I do nothing then this poor dog will remain unhappy and alone.