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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rainbowshoes, May 14, 2010.


  1. rainbowshoes

    rainbowshoes PetForums Newbie

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    We had our home check today to see if we can adopt Teddy the recue greyhound and we cant have him because we live in a maisonette so we have to climb a short staircase from our front door to our living areas and Teddy has never seen stairs :(
    Im so upset I really really wanted him to be part of our family :(
     
  2. DKDREAM

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    i am so sorry yet another stupid excuse why a home isnt good enough..... You must be deverstaed. I hope you find a dog soon.
     
  3. rainbowshoes

    rainbowshoes PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for replying :) I think its a silly reason too, we built a big 6ft fence for him he and my son get on soo well and we would have so muh love, time and patience for him :(
     
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    thats such a rubbish reason i have never dealt with rescue's when it comes to adopting but is there no way of making them change their mind?
     
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    Never seen stairs? what the heck is that? Is there a way to appeal? Suggest they bring Teddy over and let them watch you teach Teddy how to use stairs? My gosh.
     
  6. Freyja

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    My greyhpound Button came straight from her trainer. She had never been in a house until she went to stay with my friends. My friend collected her as I couldn't get there that day as she was too far away. She never saw stairs until she came to me but it hasn't given her any problems . She soon learnt how to go up stairs she's not the keen on them but will if you tell her to. William loved going upstairs and give him half a chance you would find him snoozing on our bed.
     
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    Thats a shame, Teddy probably wouldn't have a clue how to climb stairs as there's not a need in racing kennels but they can certainly be taught, both of my boys could get up & down with some assistance in an afternoon and soon had the confidence to go on their own (mainly downstairs) after a few days. Out of interest are they solid backed stairs or open backed?

    Don't give up there are plenty of other greyhound rescues about and they won't all have the same opinions, give White Lodge RGT a call :) They often allow trial weekends so you could see how you get on with the stairs.
     
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    Where abouts are you Greyhound Gap are based in Stoke on Trent but rehome all over the country. I know they have some lovely greyhounds at the moment most of which have been living in foster homes so would probably know about stairs.

    pm me if you want the link to their site.
     
  9. rainbowshoes

    rainbowshoes PetForums Newbie

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    I dont think so she wouldnt budge when i spoke to her. Teddy has been there a long while too. I dont understand her logic I really dont :confused1:
    Il check out white lodge when ive gotten over Teddy, thanks :)
    Im in rutland (between leicestershire and lincolnshire)
     
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    Thats utter madness.

    You can take your dog for a walk and have to go up and down stairs. Especially if you walk in a town or city.

    Was this person just a homechecker? Could you ask for another one, a sort of second opinion?
     
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    Exactly...what a poor excuse..it's no wonder people go to breeders for pets and so many animals are left in shelters when they give stupid reasons like this...:mad:
     
  12. rainbowshoes

    rainbowshoes PetForums Newbie

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    The homechecker was fine, he said il have to coax him up and down the stairs at first ect it was the owner of the rescue that didnt want him coming here because of the stairs!
     
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    How strange :confused1: and surely they could of told you the stairs would be an issue before the home check and saved you getting attached to Teddy.
     
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    that is so cr@p, im so sorry.
     
  15. cat43

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    ludicrous!!! we had a similar experience with rescue many many years ago, i was a public house landlady at the time , and we had the pub, a high walled ample gated courtyard, and a seperate flat the other side of the courtyard.
    we were turned down by one of the large rescues purely because our yard was fully paved and had no grass!!!they had no issues with our accomodation, or the size of the yard, simply the fact we didnt have grass.
    in hindsight it did me a favour as we then found a smaller rescue out in the sticks and when we went there looking for a large dog they happened to have an akita in ( had never seen one before as this was nearly 20 years ago),with which i instantly fell in love, and from that day on i have been owned by akitas lol.
     
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    How stupid :(

    Maybe ask them why they didnt tell you this in the first place, nearly all the homes here have steps to get to them so they wouldnt rehome many around here
     
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    To be honest i think she was making excuses she really seemed to want to keep him. Cat43 thats a stupid reason!! at least you got your Akita though! beautiful dogs :)
    2hounds has suggested white lodge, a rescue near me.Ive called and they agree that it is a ridiculous reason not to rehome and we are hopefully going to have a look at some greyhounds next week :)
    You guys are all so nice and helpful, thankyou
    Gill x
     
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    Good luck again then
     
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    I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out with Teddy. Good luck for next week. I'm sure you'll find the right dog to become part of your family.
     
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    Thankyou, really had my heart set on teddy though so I don't know how hard it will be to find another. It sounds weird but I miss him even though we never had him. Is that odd?
     
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