I have a five year old dog. He is a mixed breed, medium size. When we first got him it was lovely. Family dog, but he was 'known' as my brothers dog. Very jumpy and friendly. My brother would walk him and I would have him sat in the livingroom with me, would play with him in the house and so on. Now, our circumstances have changed, and i'm the only one who wants to do something for him before it gets worse. Because my brother hasn't been taking him out for walks, and none of my other family members can actually control him on walks, he's been having overgrown nail issues and even caught some infections so now he can't walk properly because of pain. My mum and everyone else doesn't really have the time to take him to the vet, and to be honest now the infections in his paws have become so bad I know only a vet could fix them so I know my mum and everyone else thinks the vet will prosecute them or something, when in reality most vets are quite understanding. However I do worry about getting 'in trouble' myself. My family just have been going through some things and as a result of that our dog has been neglected, which is hard to admit... Because I just look at him and he's so happy but he needs help. I went to London to live for 8 months and have just come back, therefore I have no job and little money to help him. Anyway, the question in regards to having him euthanized is that we clearly cannot look after him anymore. Everyone is working hard to help my mum with the debt her divorce left her. He didn't bother trying to make sure she was okay with money before separating for good, just left her. My two brothers have children to look after which i'm sure some of you understand is expensive... I'm just trying to do the right thing before our dog gets really bad. Anyway, the euthanasia part... We haven't got time or money for him, but also due to him only being walked by my brother, he was walked at night when nobody was around so I don't think he's socialised. And he has showed aggressive behaviour towards us before. He won't let us move him, he chews everything, he won't even go outside in the garden now. He just sits down unless he wants his food or water, or to go to the toilet. That's no life for him. I'm worried if he got sent to a re-homing centre, the burden will just be on them and he'd end up being euthanized anyway. He is quite aggressive. I just haven't known anyone in person who has personally called their vet to request their dog be euthanized. Have any of you done it or do you know how I would go about it? I don't want to be discriminated against because of my dogs infected paws, this is our first dog that's been this way, we've never had a problem with nails, so don't know about infection. If I called my vet and stated he's always aggressive out on walks, only my brother can walk him who now can't... He almost killed one of our cats... We can't keep him as he'll just get fixed up by a vet to get worse again and causing my mum and all of her kids more debt. The circumstances have changed now. I'm just so stressed because everyone else in the family just doesn't take responsibility, doesn't realise the consequences if he gets worse, just so stressed about debt to remember this issue... Just help me do the right thing guys, what should I do?