I went to Puerto Rico to visit family & brought back a Czech Shepherd puppy. Puppies can be very demanding & I felt a little overwhelmed. I contacted a breeder in NC, where I live & have gotten a dog from in the past to see about a Plan B in case I wasn't able to keep him. She said that she worked with a veterans programs & that she would be able to place him, if necessary. 3-4 more days passed. I came home from work on 1/28 & was overwhelmed from the day & the puppy messes & contacted her & she said that she would take him but the only time she could meet me was the next day, so I met her. I cried when she left with him. She was to take the puppy to TN on 2/1. I texted her off & on the next day telling her what a hard time I was having about giving the puppy up. She asked he if I wanted him back. She told me that she would bring him back. She took the puppy to TN on 1/30, not 2/1. On 1/31, I texted her & told her that I wanted the puppy back. She said no problem & she texted the veteran & she says that he says that he is not giving the puppy back. I want my puppy back. I made a hasty decision & miss that little guy so much. I know that I made the mistake. Can I get him back?
"I came home from work on 1/28 & was overwhelmed from the day & the puppy messes & contacted her & she said that she would take him but the only time she could meet me was the next day, so I met her. "
And gave away the puppy that you could not cope with. What makes you think you can cope with it now, a scant two days later?
The puppy you gave away is now in a different state. You would have to bring an action there, and convince a court that you did not give the dog away.
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I see no chance of you getting the puppy back by legal means.
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