visited puppy 4 days 3 nights,1play date for 2 hours took puppy last Friday & still not returned & being very difficult she also made me lose my job from what work says how do I get the puppy back hes my heart
Unless this person gave you the puppy in writing or words, the puppy belongs to your friend and she can take it back any time. I would recommend searching for a puppy at a shelter to help ease the pain of your loss.
My mother asked my brother to watch her dogs while she was out of town on a couple business trips. She has been asking for her dogs back since she got back and he is refusing to let her have them back. He is not working so all care related to the dogs while in his care reside with my mother. He... Read more »
Yes dogs are personal property and your mom retained her ownership in them if all she did was ask him to “dog sit” or “watch” the dogs. She can file a theft report, but it is possible the police will not get involved. If they do not, your mom will have to sue your brother in civil court to...Read more »
Your question is not really clear, do you mean someone accused your dog of an attack? If that's what you mean, a complaining party's statements to law enforcement could give probable cause to impound a dog, especially if the accusation is that the dog bit a person and broke the skin, because...Read more »
The sitter met and knew the difference between both dogs, she met them in March prior to the date she was supposed to watch them 12-14 April 19. We went over diabetic dog's needs. The day we dropped them off she wasn't home, so her husband took them. We explained to him the dog's needs and he... Read more »
My dad and his husband stole my dog after agreeing to watch him while I went on a trip. I have all the proof hes mine and microchip but they took off his collar and tags without my permission and made my dog theirs. The police were no help
No, you cannot “legally steal” your dog back. You can sue your dad in court to get your dog back. The police will generally not get involved in these sorts of matters when there is family/relatives/romantic relationships involved.
I would highly recommend calling animal control and have them remove the dogs. This will accomplish two things: 1) animal control will safely and effectively remove the dogs and ticket the owners for letting them run loose; and 2) protect you from any lawsuits if you purposely let the dogs outside...Read more »
We moved from Arizona to Colorado and gave our dog of 7 years to a friend with the terms he was to keep her and if he couldn't he would give her back. It was only a verbal agreement. He let her stay at his girlfriend's with her 2 kids because she loves kids (we have 3). His girlfriend decided to... Read more »
Wow! I’m sorry to hear all of this! Unfortunately, the only proper and legal way to get your dog back is to take this woman to court. You could try to reach out to her to negotiate the return of the dog by re-purchasing her from this woman - but that would be the only way to get the dog back.
After he gave her to me I paid all the vet bills, micro chipping, injuries, dog food etc... She was bought off Craig's list in cash by his mother. I have her in my possession now but I'm scared of what he's capable of doing now. We originally made a verbal agreement to share her but he changed his... Read more »
If he gave her to you, then she’s yours. The only way he can legally get her back and keep her is if he takes you to court and wins. If you have all other documents in your name then you will have a good chance at court if he takes you to court.
His name is on the dog's microchip, but I am her handler and am disabled. The dog has been specially trained to assist me. What rights do each of us have concerning who will keep my service dog/his pet?
If you bought the dog and the dog was trained for you and your disability and not your ex, I would say you have a very strong case that the dog belongs to you. I would recommend contacting and animal attorney who specializes in service animal matters to help you go over your options.
I let my friend have my dog since at the time I couldn’t take care of her under the conditions that I can still see her, take her to the dog park and just still have her in my life in general. They agreed. Since getting her I haven’t been able to see her at all and I’m in a better position.... Read more »
A verbal agreement, or verbal contract, is enforceable in Colorado. If you gave the dog to this person verbally, then this dog belongs to that person. If you gave the dog away with conditions - and those conditions are not being met and the giving of the dog was contingent on those conditions, you...Read more »
Someone I know went to jail and I currently have his dog. The reason I currently have his dog is because he was my sister-in-laws boyfriend and he beat her. His parents are not interested in taking the dog. I am willing to take ownership of the dog, but I don't want this person part of my life... Read more »
Technically, under these facts, the answer is no. If the dog was taken to a shelter, then ownership would sever after 5 days under Colorado statute. However, for an individual person, the abandoned property kicks in after 5 years. So, technically, unless this guy sells the dog to you or agrees to...Read more »
ESAs do not have the same protections as service animals so it depends on what purpose you’re asking this question. For zoning/code reasons or for rental/housing reasons? Generally, ESAs are not considered as “pets” and so wouldn’t count as a dog for purposes of zoning/code regulations.
It's a room mate's dog and he treats the dog terribly. Leaves the dog locked in a cage that is too small, hardly ever leaves suffifient food or water(you can see the ribs of the animal). And refuses to take the dog to a vet for very simple necessities. I have told him that he needs to feed her... Read more »
You need to call animal control. This sounds like severe neglect. Even then, that does not necessarily mean the dog will be confiscated by animal control - although, if the dog's ribs are showing that is more likely to happen than not. If the dog is confiscated by animal control, after a certain...Read more »
My dog stays outside from 830 to 12 and then again from 2pm to 5pm. Sadly on a chain only because she jumps. Food and water included out side. So no neglect from me. But some random dog came into my yard and impregnated her. Now I have 6 puppies pooping and stinking up my home. What can I do... Read more »
You can always sue someone. Whether you will win or not is another question. You could sue for the cost of birthing the puppies and possibly related vet bills and care. Since the weather has been below freezing out for a while, now, i hope your dog also has access to shelter and warmth while being...Read more »
Your question doesn't have so much to do with animal law as it does with business transactions, but probably the best way to determine a fair price for the chickens is to check your local newspaper or "craigslist" listings for the going price for a chicken. I know off hand they are not $500 piece -...Read more »
You should call the local animal control to make sure, but the pit bull ban usually depends on whether or not the dog has 51% or more characteristics that resemble a pit bull. So if your dog looks more husky than pit bull, you are more than likely okay
Someone found a dog that escaped from a fenced dog run at a motel in Denver. He finally called after having her for almost a week to say they would give her back... and he wanted the reward. The guy who actually found her moves from place to place so he really doesn't have a home and he left her... Read more »
I am a little unclear as to who is who in your narrative but if the owners know who have the dog and can contact them they could ask for the dog back and if the people refuse, they could sue in county court.
They are licensed in his name and we were both illegally incarcerated when this was done. The police came in unannounced and attacked my disabled husband with complete disregard for repeated statements about his medical conditions. We were refused medical treatment on video by the officer who... Read more »
This is not the type of question that can be answered without more information. I would highly recommend that you contact an attorney who handles these matters on a regular basis. In general, when a disabled person is incarcerated the police can impound service dogs unless the disabled person's...Read more »
I didn't want to call animal control on them because they typically take good care of their animals. It was a short-haired puppy and the temp was below 20 degrees. It was shaking violently while sitting in the snow. I rung the doorbell and knocked, but no one was home. It was dusk, and about to... Read more »
Technically, yes, you could be charged with theft. It would be up to the responding police officer whether to charge you or not. It would most likely be a misdemeanor unless they claim the dog is worth more than a few hundred dollars. I think your statement that you should call animal control next...Read more »
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