Quick Answer: Is It Normal To Regret Getting A Dog?

Is it normal to regret getting a puppy?

It’s not unusual to feel annoyance, frustration, even regret after getting a new puppy.

It’s okay to think about whether your puppy is a good fit for your household, or if you may actually need to return or rehome them.

The truth is, you’re probably not going to love your new puppy right away.

Does anyone regret getting a dog?

So in conclusion, yes, it can be normal to regret buying a dog. With the right steps, the stress will soon go away. And if it’s too much, look into returning the dog. You do not want her to have a miserable life where you are too stressed out to help her.

Do dogs feel abandoned when rehomed?

The good news is that rehomed and adopted dogs adjust quickly to their new environments. Dogs adapt because they live in the moment, and they’re survivors. The bad news is that the pain, guilt, and grief you feel about rehoming your dog won’t easily go away.

What to do if you regret buying a puppy?

I recommend:

  • You make sure to set aside time for yourself away from the puppy for a few hours a day.
  • Get help with dog care whether it’s hiring a dog walker, hiring a dog trainer or taking the pup to dog daycare a few times a week.
  • Recruit other family members to take on more puppy tasks or ask friends for help at times.