Today I had to find Finn another home. This wasn’t an easy decision and I’m pretty heartbroken over it. Giving him up was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Even though I know it was for the best.
The majority of the time Finn was amazing and the nicest dog I ever met. But occasionally he had triggers that led him to attack me. A few of those attacks were very dangerous and I had to go to the ER because of them. But he was still one of my best friends. That’s what makes this so difficult.
I could go into the entire history and breakdown how confusing the last 2-3 years of living with Finn has been but it doesn’t really matter. I just wanted to say something before anyone eventually asked why I stopped posting Finn photos. I tried a lot of stuff along with the help of my two roommates and nothing we did seemed to improve the situation. Our environment and his relationship with me just didn’t work for whatever reason.
Still, he was such a sweet dog and I’m going to always feel lucky that he was in my life.
I’ll miss you so much Finn. I hope your new home is a better fit and your life greatly improves.
Finn is part of our family. We love him so much. But for some reason, about once or twice a month, he would attack Mike. The attacks have escalated a great deal over the last 3 years and became dangerous. Mike has been to the ER several times and has permanent tendon damage in his arms and hands.
We wished so hard that the attacks would stop. But they didn’t. We tried so much, from behaviorists to trainers to medication. But the attacks continued. It became dangerous and unsafe for Mike in our house.
Finn is our best friend. We fought the idea of finding him a new home for the last few years because we wanted to keep him, because we want to be with him.
But that was the selfish thing to do. The hard decision is the right decision. We avoided it for years because it makes us so sad. After another brutal attack, we knew we had to find Finn a new home. A place where he is not scared. Where he doesn’t feel the need to attack.
This is the hardest thing I have ever done. I feel so sad. But it’s the best decision for Finn. Something about our environment triggers his attacks.
I will never get over this. I’ll miss you everyday, Finn. I hope your new home is a calm place for you. You are such a great dog and a wonderful friend. You made my life so much better. I love you so much.