Looking through pet finder and doing research on rescue, some of the reasons for people giving up their pet just make me very angry.
What are some that upset you?
The dog/cat doesn't match the furniture.
This is the stupidest reason I've ever heard. Since when was the dog supposed to be part of the decoration of the house? Do these people dress in ways that match their furniture? Would they put their kids up for adoption because they did not match their furniture? Would the wife divorce the husband when he starts the gray because his hair no longer matches the couch? I just can't work this out in my head.
The cat is just living off of us.
I hate to admit that this reason was given by one of my family members. basically, the wife felt that since the cat was often downstairs on a chair most of the day, that he was just living off them for food, and does not give them enough affection. Yeah, sure when they picked up that cat his immediate thought was "Ha! These people are so stupid! They are going to feed me and give me a place to live and I'm not going to work for it!" It wasn't like the cat was feral and would hide under the furniture. If you approached him and pet him, he would start purring.
The puppy chews everything!
OMG, you got a puppy that chews! Whoa how did that happen! But seriously, why buy a puppy and not expect it to chew? Better yet, maybe it will teach your kids to pick up their toys when they are done.
We dont' have time for the pet.
You don't have 5 minutes out of your day to put food in the bowl, change the water, and let the dog out side to do his business. Nor do you have time to pet your dog while you are sitting on the couch or favorite lounge chair while watching TV? Yeah it's the bare minimum, but I'm sure the dog would prefer that than living in a pound.
My new boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't like the dog. He/she will leave me if I do not get rid of it.
Well your new boyfriend/girlfriend is an ass. And who knows if the will be with you a month, a year down the line. Your dog will always stay with you. The dog was here first. If your new SO doesn't like that, then find another.