I need some advice asap
I adopted a new boxer off of my trainer, the previous owner boarded him and pretty much abandoned him there the trainer finally got in contact with him and gave him 30 days to pay and pick his dog up or it would be re homed and that is what happened he didn't call or show up so we adopted the dog. Well the guy called the trainer yesterday and said he wanted his dog back and apparently threatened the trainer and even though legally he can't do anything to the trainer he threatened him, I'm not sure what the threat was but the trainer is now pushing me really hard to give the dog back. I don't want to give the dog back we love him very much and he is a part of our family, my kids will be totally devastated if we have to and so will I. I guess I just want to know how to handle this, I'm sorry the guy is being threatened and is going to be out all this money but he knew that when he gave us the dog. I'm not one to get a dog and get rid of it, to me my dogs are my kids and it would be like giving away a child, I just don't know what to do or say I already told the trainer I wanted to keep him and he said he will give me until tomorrow evening to change my mind. Well I don't want to change my mind I love him. any advice?
Mom to Onfa 8-29-08 Brindle, docked, floppy