He told his whole family on Christmas Eve dinner that he bought me the puppy. They all had a heart attack because they were so shocked and said it was a Christmas miracle because he hates animals and his a bizarrely clean person and owns a cat that he doesn’t let on the house and takes little care of.
Now, just a few days later he’s threatening to keep the puppy if we break up saying his name is on it’s papers etc. I recorded him saying that he gave the puppy to me for Xmas and both our families know he gave it to me.
A gift, once offered and accepted, is irrevokable. It is your puppy. Tell the control freak to pound sand. And break up with him.
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The puppy was given, and accepted, as a gift. It is your dog.
Should he actually try a recovery action, you can counterclaim for all the costs you've incurred caring for the animal to the date of the hearing.
Keep the dog; lose the BF.
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