Many times, myself and others have wondered how someone could give up a dog for rehome or worse abandon him in the wild or at a shelter. I know I could never do that. I would feed them before I ate. They would be happy to live in a cardboard box if they were with me.
When I was 19 to young 20's, I had a beautiful Samoyed named Chrystal. There were many times I was broke. I remember one Thanksgiving when I was alone in Daytona Beach, Florida. I lived in an $8.00 a night motel, no job (yet), and an old Ford Pinto on it's last leg. I was able to buy a Turkey Frozen Dinner that I shared with Chrystal. It was so sad and lonely, but we had each other. Never once did I think to leave her or abandon her.
Life did get better after that, I found a waitress job, Chrystal stayed in the tiny motel room while I worked. We spent days off on the beach, together, and I learned how to support us.
Dogs are so loving and non-judgemental and they just want to be with us.
Every dog deserves a loving home and people who love him.