How can I legally get my dog back from my ex? As mentioned above, if you believe someone stole your dog, you can consider filing a police report stating that your dog has been stolen. The police may take action or they may say they don’t get involved in “civil” disputes (which means you have to pursue your dispute in court).
Can my boyfriend take my dog if we break up? If you and your ex are fighting over a shared pet during a breakup, but not a divorce, the matter becomes more complicated. In general, although there are some exceptions, you would not take legal action until or unless your ex physically takes the pet from you without your permission.
What to do with a dog when you break up? The best solution is to settle pet custody outside of court, and to come to a mutual decision together. These can be hard conversations to have but, if you can, sit down with your partner and discuss what the arrangements for your pet’s future should be, and whether the decision you have made will be the best for them.
How do you decide who gets the dog? More consideration is being given to who pays for the animal’s food, the vet bills and the dog walking costs. In addition, judges are looking at who spends more time with the dog, and who takes care of most of the responsibilities of the dog,” said Parslow.