I’m going to try to make this as short as possible. When I was 12 and living with my grandmother we got a new cocker spaniel puppy. He is now ten. I always took good care of him when I lived there. I left for college 12 hours away, and recently moved into a house (renting) 45 minutes away from my grandmother after I graduated. Well after a talk after seeing my baby in a kennel outside I discovered that while I was gone he was not cared for properly. They left him in a kennel outside, he wasn’t properly groomed (essentially they let him mat up and then took him to the vet to be completely shaved down), and with the exception of rabies, he isn’t up to date on shots. Long story short, while I was off at college my baby was banished to a kennel no matter what the weather. Now that I’m aware of this information I’m devastated. I’m renting and I cannot take him in, no matter how much I want to. I’m trying to take care of him as much as I can 45 minutes away. Tomorrow I’m taking him to be groomed and up to date on shots. Once that happens I’m planning on taking him once a week to doggie day camp at a local Petsmart. My family wants to take him to a shelter. I’m just seeking advice. Is what I plan on doing “enough” ( nothing will ever be enough in my eyes), should I be doing more, or is it in his best interest to send my baby to a no kill shelter like my family is suggesting?