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My dog doesn t want to sleep with me anymore


My dog doesn t want to sleep with me anymore

I adopted my dog in august from a kill shelter. She was one of 6 dogs and 9 cats. I don t know much about what happened with her before I got her, but one thing is for sure. In the 4 months I had her she never once ld down in my bed.

No matter what time of day, or if I took her to my moms or even the basement of my house. I would lay down on the bed with her and she would run off of the bed because she didn t want to sleep in there with me. I bought the bed last year when I first got her so I don t think that that is the problem, she has always hated sleeping in the bed and I was pretty sure she was afrd of people so I don t think it is that either.

I tried to give her a blanket and everything, and tried taking the blankets off and putting them back on over and over, but she doesn t like blankets. I even took the quilt off the bed and put the covers on but she just kept getting out of the bed. I tried to keep the heat low in my room and even got out and put on my sweater so she wouldn t get cold and still nothing.

When I was in the bed with her she would try and crawl under the covers and stay there for awhile, but she wouldn t go to sleep, and if I turned out the lights she just got scared and would be crying. The last time I was sleeping in my bed with her I was just laying there and she would not shut up, she cried and cried and cried. I thought she was just hungry so I went and got her some food but she just cried and cried and cried. So what should I do, I don t know if she has PTSD or is having some kind of reaction to something. I am thinking of putting her in a new home but I am afrd she will hurt someone if they try to adopt her.

She is pretty much just an average size dog for my house. Her coat is brown and pretty dense. She is about four years old. She is the first dog I ever owned, and my parents had to get rid of her when I was a little kid because the person who had her died and his wife took all her kids and his mom didn t have anywhere to put them so she just had to give all the dogs away. I think I might have been one of the dogs that went to someone in Missouri. I don t know but this was her third house. I don t know if she s just going through some weird stuff or if I have to be worried about something.

What should I do? I don t know if there is something wrong with her or if it is something just normal. I just don t know what to do and I don t know who to call because when I called animal control they weren t very helpful.

Thanks

The following user gives a hug of support to nikki1885:Nora_C (01-25-2012)

I don't think her issues are PTSD, but more that she's been exposed to a lot of strange things in her past life. She needs lots of attention, but otherwise she's a sweet girl. If you can't keep her, the best thing to do is to put her down, with your permission, of course.

She needs a home with a yard and someone to take her to the vet and give her lots of love and attention. She should do fine for a while.

Thanks for your help. The reason I asked is because I have been a vet tech for a while and I know some things. I used to work at an animal shelter in Missouri and now I work at a animal hospital.

The reason why I am thinking of putting her down is because I am not able to keep her for the rest of my life and I just don t want her in the house. She is not a danger to me or my kids but I just don t like her. I also can t say with all certnty that she has a medical problem but when she acts the way she does. It makes me wonder and is it just her behavior or something else. When I called the shelter to get her spayed. They sd they were sending me a female pitbull.

The following user gives a hug of support to nikki1885:Josie (02-05-2012)

I don't think her issues are PTSD, but more that she's been exposed to a lot of strange things in her past life. She needs lots of attention, but otherwise she's a sweet girl. If you can't keep her, the best thing to do is to put her down, with your permission, of course.

She needs a home with a yard and someone to take her for her walks. If you do find one, please let me know.

I don't think she has any health issues. I think she just has behavioral issues from a bad past.

Hi Nikki1885, I have to check with my vet, because I'm sure I read about Pit Bulls before. I know there was some discussion about their behavior in the past. But anyway, I'd like to take her. I can't really put a down charge on her. If you don't mind, I'll just have her sterilized. It will cost me more than $500, but I can't take the chance of letting her have puppies. Thanks.

If you can't afford to pay for her to be sterilized, your shelter is probably the only place for her.

I can't find any info on Pit Bulls and behavior. Have you seen that?

The following user gives a hug of support to nikki1885:james (03-09-2012)

Sorry Nikki1885. If the shelter hasn't got another home lined up, she probably won't be spayed. Some shelters can be convinced to spay even a pregnant dog. If not, she may be better off with a good, responsible foster.

You sd she needs a yard with some space? I would keep her in a crate. That is all you can hope for when they are in a shelter.

Just to remind you, Pit Bulls are very high energy dogs. They don't need a yard or a huge house to get the exercise they need. They can walk miles and miles every day. They get to be social with other dogs, cats, children, etc. I suggest this site for information on Pit Bulls:


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