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A question about home checks

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by tsgray70, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. tsgray70

    tsgray70 PetForums Member

    Sep 23, 2009
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    Hi all

    We have a 1 year old Border collie and 2 cats and are considering getting another dog, but not quite yet.

    I would love to rescue a dog but I am concerned that we would have trouble with the home check. As we live in a terraced house we only have a small yard which is secure and has 5-6ft walls. Its probably 25 ft long and 8ft wide. Would having such a small yard be seen as a problem?

    We live very close to a large nature reserve / country park, which is where Amy goes 2-3 times a day. We also have 2 cats but they seem to do their own thing :)
  2. JSR

    JSR PetForums VIP

    Jan 2, 2009
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    :thumbup: No problem at all!! I have 6 rescue dogs and my back garden is tiny!! As long as it's secure which with those walls are ideal I can't see you having any problem at all. To be honest when homechecking I don't care about the garden size because I'd expect the dog to be getting out on walks once or twice a day so the garden is purely for relaxing and doing their business in and not exercising. Sounds like you'll be a great home for a lucky dog.
  3. rachel001

    rachel001 PetForums Member

    Feb 1, 2009
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    I was just about to ask this question as well! Thats really nice to know as I'm looking at getting my first rescue dog and we only have a small but secure garden too.
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