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Over many years I have placed many dogs that did not work out for show, finished their championship or for other reasons. Not one had a problem adjusting to the new home because they went to good people. I could let them go because I knew they would get more individual attention in their new homes. So many people go to the shelters to adopt.....these programs would not work if many had adjustment problems.
Your good human emotions are why you are doing this, but dogs do not think the same as we do. They live in the moment, in the now. I believe they always remember, at least all of mine did, many of them came back for visits or I kept them when their new families went out of town. The dogs would fall right back into my routine, but that is not to say they were not as or more happy with their new homes. When their families came to get them they were ready to go home.
Most of us want to believe in the Lassie, Homeward Bound movies, but that is fiction, most dogs would take up with the first family that fed and was good to them.
How are these two adjusting to your home?
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen