Ok first off I have to say I love animals and would adopt them all if i could.
I recently as of Tuesday adopted a 2 year old Tree Walker Coon hound (hunting dog) from a shelter. She is a great friendly loving and gentle dog with great personality but she's got explosive energy requirements. I've been walking her about 4xs a day. For her safety I have to keep her kenneled in my apartment when I'm not there. Yes I have no yard. I'm begining to think this is the worst mistake I've ever made. She's been very good really except I don't think I can keep up with her energy requirements. I've been working on training her. She's well potty trained but on a leash she pulls really bad and is hard to control so at night and early morning when I walk her she constantly trying to pull away and chase after critters. I'm not blaming her it's her nature but leash training her has been really difficult. She also jumps at you in her excitement. She also wants to kill my cat.
I work two jobs and the last few days I've been really drained. I've only ever had cats. I'm going back and forth about my moral responsibility here. I'm attached to her but I don't think I have the best home for her with no yard and only a 1 bedroom apt but I did adopt her and do not take the responsibility lightly. I just need other opinions on this. I feel very conflicted about it. I don't what to turn her over the humane society either to have her put to sleep that would break my heart. She had a food allergy which may have kept her from being adopted but as I have a cat with IBD that wasn't an issue to me. Once you have them on the right diet they usually do well.
I guess I'm really looking for imput.