My cousin paid for a dog and she then gave her to me saying it was too hard to take care of her because she was always locked up. She said she wanted to sell her but I said I was interested and I would pay her some money she told me she would just give her to me because she will be staying in the family. My cousin did not get the dog licensed, so the dog is now licensed under my name and I took the dog to training so she would start listening as her living situation before was just locked up in a cage or a room. After my cousin found out how good of a dog she is now she wants her back I told her no she is my dog as you gave her to me and now she is demanding $700 for me to keep the dog yet she gets to see and take the dog wherever she wants. We came up with an agreement, but now she wants the dog back once again.
If you can establish that the dog was actually given to you as a gift you should win should the matter go to court. You have a lot in your favor supporting that the dog was a gift, for example, the dog stayed with you and your fed and boarded it. You also purchased a license for the dog and presumably the license identified you as the owner. Whoever can prove the best facts should win this case. But really, and this is not legal advise, it is really a shame that a case like this would have to be determined by a court. I wish you the best of luck.
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