Seattle, WA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon

Q: We recently rehomed our dog. We used a site and stated his behavioral issues (food aggression and not great with small

Children). New owners have 4 children and insisted dog would be exercised, get lots of love, have plenty of space, etc. They purchased him and took him home last week. I asked that they slowly introduce him to everything or he’d be overwhelmed and stressed. I got a video of the kids crawling all over him..she said he was sweet, so happy and all that. Was then informed yesterday that he bit her son and that I needed to pay her back the money and either take the dog back or they can bring him to the shelter. If not they will contact their attorney. She’s also saying we weren’t truthful about him - they’ve been around plenty of dogs before and biting/behavioral issues never just pop up. What do we do. We can’t afford to pay them back - we used it for Christmas for our girls since we weren’t planning on needing to take him back or pay for it. We are in Oregon not Seattle not sure why it says that

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You are not responsible for what their dog did, especially if you warned them to begin with.

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