His wife and father-in-law surrendered his dog to a pound while OP was at work.
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They all agreed that the dog could be dangerous once the baby arrived. OP was furious.
He wanted to divorce his wife if not for their children. OP told his wife she could make up for it if they adopted another dog. His wife doesn't want a pet at all.
Redditors were clear on what they wanted OP to do.
OP's wife watched him distraught over his missing dog. She lied to his face while he searched for a dog she knew was in a pound.
His wife hurt him in a real way by taking a dog that he loved. She then lied to him for five years and didn't even seem apologetic about it.
Is there any trust left between them? How can a relationship work without that foundation?
The real threat is his wife and in-laws
OP needs to protect his children from the influence of people like them
Partners who have your best interest at heart wouldn't even think about doing what OP's wife did. She cried crocodile tears and convinced OP she was just as heartbroken as he was.
She could have given the dog to a deserving owner instead of dropping her off at a random pound where she wouldn't easily find a new home.
The last thing on OP's priority list should be getting a dog with his wife
She clearly cannot be trusted to care for animals. Why would you want to adopt a dog with someone who didn't hesitate to surrender your last dog to a random dog pound?
OP needs to be honest when he asks himself if he can still trust his wife. Growing up with separated parents is better than living with parents who resent each other.