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Can I legally take back dog I gave to a friend?


Hi, I searched for a home for my dog because I worked so much and it was hard to potty train her. I let a friend have her with the agreement that I can see her when I'd like. It's been almost 2 months and he has not let me see, what I still consider my pup. Can I legally take her back?


It is unclear why you still consider the dog to be yours since you mentioned that you gave the dog away. A person who believes that his/her animal is being wrongfully withheld or that an agreement has been breached (visitation, for example) can sue for the return of the animal or the enforcement of the contract (although proving the terms of a verbal agreement can be difficult). I hope you all consider the best interests of the dog. After all, dogs require not only love, but time and attention, veterinary care, grooming, training, etc.

Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott


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