Over half a year ago, I adopted a dead, visually impaired Catahoula from a town over eight hours away because I have been aching to rescue a deaf dog for a long time and this handsome fella immediately grabbed my heart.
He is a high energy, super dog who I take hiking and even marathoning right now. To me, he’s wonderful and I love him. He’s stubborn and he chews and destroys everything he can, but because he’s gotten bigger, my family has gotten uncomfortable with him being in the house as much as he is. They don’t like taking him out when I’m gone because he’s a strong puppy who still hasn’t mastered nut pulling on the leash. He has a loud bark and loud growl when he plays which scares them because they don’t want to let him town in the house. They gave restricted his in house area to the hallway and my bedroom which is tiny. We don’t have a fence in our yard for him to be able to just get released into when they are scared to take him on a leash so he gets pent up and upset even though we have a big yard.
Today, I came home from work and my family moon and husband were yelling that he needs to be a “mostly” outside dog or I needed to return him to the shelter because he learned how to open doors and he went in and chewed up all the baskets he could find.
I desperately do not want him to be unhappy and I don’t want them to be unhappy, but I cannot afford a fence for our yard. I already have $3,000 in medical debt and the puppy is going to be getting extensive bloodwork and brain scanning to make sure nothing else is going on with him. We are somehow so far in debt this year because we renovated our bathroom (in hindsight, w should have gotten a fenceinstead), medical bills, and we are struggling in every way to make ends meet. I have spent more money on my dog than I have on my own bills, but now I might end up losing him because of this.
Please, anyone who is able and willing, help.