We had to put our Westie down

Apr 12, 2007
To make a long story short, our 10 year old Westie, Indy, was not trustworthy at all when I was not around. The other day he went after my seven month pregnant wife who was holding our two year old. When she put him down, he started to turn on him as well. Indy had seemed to be doing OK, but we simply could not trust him any more. We would not be able to forgive ourselves if he would have bitten our son.

After listing some of his many other issues out, he really was not adoptable. He wouldn't be good around kids and is not a lap dog...and he never got along with any other dogs other than our other Westie.

For anyone who has gone through something similar, my heart goes out to you. I'm just trying to remember the good times...but I just keep thinking to myself what I could have done differently.

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Jul 29, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Our 10 yr old Westie, Buster did the exact same thing, starting bitting family members.
We too had to put it down. I think Buster was in pain all day.

It's hard but it was the best decision.
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