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      We have a beautiful boy dog that we got as a puppy together a few years ago. He’s my complete world and acts as an emotional support, I believe, to both of us. I work long days and can’t come home at lunch to let him out as I live a way from work, by my wife can on the days we’re not home.

      When I leave, which will happen fairly soon, I don’t know whether to take him with me. He’s a support and obviously very loved by both of us and we bought him together. Wife can look after him properly and I would struggle. We own a house, which I’d be leaving to either move in with family or refuge or private rent (still need support re how this works with a mortgage). Family and refuge, I can’t take him and private rent would be a challenge to find that’s dog friendly.

      Has anyone had experience in a dilemma like this? I had an awful dream that I had to leave him and was so distressed. Woke up with heart thudding.

      I’m not sure what to do. I don’t think there’s any risk to him if I leave him unless my wife goes into crisis or something.

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      Hiya, I would suggest you contact the Dog’s Trust to talk through your situation as they can arrange fostering but it may depend on your circumstances. They are lovely and not judgemental at all so definitely start with them. Hope you find a solution as they are definitely a form of support for us! xx

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      Hi @RubberDuckster
      I hear you on how hard it feels to leave your pup … and at the same time the urgency and need for you to leave. I stayed a lot longer than perhaps was “good” to find somewhere I could take mine but I don’t think that is the only ( or necessarily best) option. The dogs trust as Allornothing has said has a specialist fostering scheme for exactly this situation so might be worth giving them a ring (even if you decide you don’t want to use it it might help get thoughts/ options straight)

      I know how much dogs mean to us and keep us going through these situations and it’s not an easy choice at all as what’s for the best for everyone

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