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So i have a dog with my gf that I am currently with, all expenses have been shared... Say i want to break up with her but the dog is extremely important to me... Anyone have experience w sharing dog ownership after breakup? How well does it work? I ideally would love for her to let me pay her for the dog and just be sole owner but i dont see that happening. Any insight or advice
Train the dog to give her upperdeckers every time he's over there. She'll get tired of it quick.
Break up with her...your happiness comes first.
However...you need to get her to sign a document that splits up property. For example...you get the dogs, she gets a pillow, you get a Nick nack, she gets a dresser...
The dog is your, but the courts look at them as property...so, on paper, treat the dog as property, but position yourself in a way that ensures you get him...and get her to sign the document.
Also, if your parents live close, drop your dog off at their place and ask them to watch until the situation is resolved. Break up with her without the dog present.
Best of luck
Actually sorta had this happen 4 years ago with multiple dogs tho. The Ex bought the first dog, I bought a second dog like 7 months later. About a year after the dogs being together we broke up, split the dogs up for a couple days. Both the dogs were miserable, so we agreed to keep them together and share them. That lasted like 2 months with her and then she basically gave up on the dogs after that. I've had both since, Vets off took her name off everything by themselves. Never gave her a dime for the dogs.
Joint custody on dogs does not work and it's not fair to the dog. If you guys break up, figure out who gets the dog right them and there.
you need to take it one step further. if you keep the dog, ask her for dog support.
I had a buddy that broke up with his GF and she basically kidnapped the dog and took him up to Tawas where her family lived (they were at the time jointly living in EL). She refused to give the dog up and said he was hers.....long story short, but I ended up driving up to Tawas one night with him to try to steal him out of her parents back yard but didn't work out that night. He did end up getting his dog back after going thru some legal stuff.
yet another reason why never to live with a woman.
1. Pics of future ex-GF.
2. I'm pretty sure you guys have to fight for the dog, American Gladiators-style.
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Agreed, then next thing you know you're paying for expensive doggie therapy.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
Let the dog run away a couple weeks prior to the breakup. Buy crying girlfriend a new dog. Break up with girlfriend explaining that it is just not the same without the old dog around and hit the road. "Find" the first dog at your buddies house who saw the dog running around the neighborhood. Don't tell girlfriend. When someday she finds out that you have the dog she is already attached to the new dog and you explain, "I saw how much you liked the new dog so I didn't want to put anymore conflict in your life. Last, profit.
I had an acquaintance who was married for 5 years and a decade later he was still hurting because the ex took the English Setter with her.
No easy answer and Forbin has it right. Joint custody never works. Ask her what her plans are. Maybe she won't / can't have a dog if she relocates.
joint custody of the dog
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YOU'RE BREAKING UP WITH ME?!?
I assume this Vietnamese bitch loves her some doggy style?
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Who does the dog like the most? Lots of times the dogs are actually more attached to the woman in the family, if this is the case it might be more fair to the dog to let her have it, if she has the time and finances to take care of it properly. Our dog might die of depression if "mom" was ever not around anymore.
I believe this situation was covered in legally blonde.
I agree with you. If no natural owner, place the dog with whomever can give it a better environment. Things like more walks, fenced in yard, bigger house/apartment. Who works less? Will the dog be caged 8 hours a day versus 12 hours?
My girlfriend owned a dog going into our relationship. We moved in together and adopted a friend for him. We've already said if we ever split the one we got together would go with her because the two dogs play together and what not. Point being, we looked at the dogs best interest first, even though I love the dog we got together and it would hurt me to not have her around.
I lost a dog once because the ex had bought him. I took better care of him and he loved me more, but she was a selfish bitch, and wanted him because he was cute. I'm not sure what happened and that was about 5 years ago or so, but it sucked.
There is no joint custody, because then you guys have to see each other.
A year later, I adopted a stray and I've been happy with that. Actually it encouraged me to adopt from now on.
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That sucks she was selfish. Tells you a lot about her character and how dumb she is. I'm glad you're adopting.
This. Adopting is the ONLY way to go. Quote someone on the board:
"If you're buying a dog, you should have to go down to the shelter and pick out a dog and euthanize it yourself"
Yes, I just turned this into a buying vs adopting thread. Deal with it.
Man's best friend right? Case solved...
The dog shall be cut in half. Then you shall play rock paper scissors to determine who shall have the front half.
Don't vietnamese eat dog? You should bring that up in court.
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