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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone can help me with the below questions or queries.
Unfortunately my partner and I must rehome our 5 month old puppy Rocco (he’s a boy not yet neutered). He is a yellow lab and his parents were gun dogs. We must rehome him because I am pregnant and will be giving birth end of October, my partner reserved him before he was even born after finding a breeder online, this was as a surprise for me and then I found out I was pregnant in February a couple of weeks before we were meant to get Rocco, we thought it would still be ok to go ahead and give him a home.
Then covid hits lockdown for months couldn’t get him to a class me working from home, and my partner out working still as a key worker and me struggling to cope at home so much so I’ve been signed off from stress and am at risk of prenatal depression, the further I get in to my pregnancy (I am over half way now and getting bigger) I am tired all the time. I’ve also had behavioural issues with Rocco The older he has got, he shows aggressive behaviour towards me has growled on a couple of occasions when he has managed to get food off the kitchen sides. I constantly have to watch him. Rocco seriously bites me all the time very hard and he has torn every piece of clothing I own. My parents saw my hands and arms the other day covered in cuts and bruises it looks like I’ve been self harming and they were very concerned considering me being pregnant. They told me I must rehome Rocco as they worry about me and the baby when the baby gets here.

He constantly jumps up at me and tries to bite me I’m scared of this when he jumps at my tummy. He bites my legs feet and tummy. In short I love Rocco so much he has been my first baby and companion as I’m his sole guardian as my partner is at work.
I can’t walk in to a room with out him jumping up at me and biting me trying to pull me to the ground and then on the sofa biting really hard on my hands he’s nipped at my feet and drawn blood. I have tried absolutely everything and I’m at my wits end, a behaviourist is just so expensive and we’ve not had any luck with a good one. I have tried house line to help with the jumping, training him with treats and turning my back when he bites and gets aggressive which makes him jump and bite me from behind if I try to leave the room he comes after me and snarls at me his hair stands up on his back like a Mohawk.
I’ve been in tears all week because I’m so tired and stressed, if I leave him in the kitchen he cries and then when I let him out again with the biting I try to teach him to stop but he doesn’t. I feel terribly guilty like I’m failing but I have a baby to think of now and with his high energy I would dread for something to happen when the baby is here. I love him so much and I can’t let him go but I’m under pressure from my family to rehome him and me and my partner also don’t think his behaviour will be calm by the time the baby arrives and he deserves a home where he can get full attention and the best care as when the baby is here we just won’t have the time.

So If I must rehome him I want to know that he will go to a good family and also that he won’t go in to depression or miss us for very long as this just breaks me heart I feel like I’m grieving and I haven’t given him away yet. He really is my best friend and if anyone can please offer me any advice to give him the best life and I would really appreciate it.
If he can go to a specialist lab rehoming shelter I would prefer this for him he’s not yet had his kennel cough or been neutered is this required before we rehome him?

thanks in advance
Sam
 

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Have you been back in touch with the breeder to see if they will take him back?
 

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Have you been back in touch with the breeder to see if they will take him back?
No, sadly when we requested his kennel club paperwork the breeder who owned him seemed to say it was a waste of money and that the parents do have the paperwork so he sent copies, he just didnt seem to be bothered more interested in selling the pups, on the day we got him he gave us no food for him either so he was poorly to begin with as we had no choice but to give him different puppy food. I have considered messaging him but I’m not sure if he will even reply. I just want to make sure Rocco goes to a loving home and I want to take the best route possible.
 

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It's people like that that give breeders a bad name. There are various Labrador rescues up and down the country and I would suggest you contact the one closest to you.
 
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I don't know whereabouts in the UK you are but please contact Team Edward Labrador Rescue. They are Nottingham based but do travel. They have a Facebook page. Please give them a call. Your boy needs some unravelling to move forward. Don't let him go just anywhere, there are so many unscrupulous people out there!
 

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Or further north, North West Labrador Rescue, in the Blackburn area. They have a web site.
Hopefully they are back up and running with COVID. Labrador Welfare in Sheffield are definitely still closed. TELR definitely are rehoming urgent cases.
Lucy's Law is now in place too so the pup could be rehomed with a rescue organisation or back to the breeder only I believe.
 

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Try Labradors in Need they have foster homes all over the country who will take him.
 
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Seriously, how do you get a dog with a life expectancy of 10-15 years and give him up after 5 months because you get pregnant? Sorry, but please don't ever get a dog again! I hope he finds a good home.
 

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I know of someone looking to rescue a Labrador, if you're still looking for a home can you let me know please? It is an incredibly good home with an experienced owner, but they prefer to rescue rather than buy a puppy.
 
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