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If a couple gets divorced, who should get custody of their pet?

Poll Results: 2,350 votes

Related: Tips for Pet Parenting After a Divorce

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Azaima A.
Monday September 15, 2014, 9:51 PM

whomever the pet prefers

Rhonda B.
Monday September 15, 2014, 4:41 PM

It depends on the People/Pet.

Andreas Ioannou
Saturday September 13, 2014, 4:28 AM

I believe that some people don't get divorsed just for the pet's sake.

Denise D.
Friday September 12, 2014, 7:11 PM

The custody should be shared because if the pets were loved by both parents (can you tell how I treat my pets? lol) then the pets most certainly love both parents, and will feel a sense of loss if they never see the parent who doesn't have custody ever again.

Beth O'Brien
Wednesday September 10, 2014, 6:17 AM

Whichever pet parent can provide the better home should retain custody. If possible, visitation can be arranged. It worked for me!!

Evelyn V.
Friday September 5, 2014, 12:21 PM

The one who is willing to and takes better care of the animal!

Renee M.
Thursday September 4, 2014, 5:46 AM

When I got divorced I left my 2 dogs with my ex and although it was very difficult it was the right thing to do. We had just lost our german shepherd, Magnum, a couple weeks before the kids and I moved out. We had "inherited" our terrier, Max, when my father in law passed away so I felt he should stay with my ex. I didn't want to then take the black lab,Taylor, and separate him and Max when they had just lost their "brother", Magnum.

astrid sunnarvik
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 12:56 PM

Shared custody if both take care of the pet in a good way.

Eternal Gardener
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:15 PM

The one who makes room for the pet in their new life!

Eternal Gardener
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:12 PM

The one who makes room for the pet in their new life!

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