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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKayz86, May 14, 2017.


  1. McKayz86

    McKayz86 PetForums Junior

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    My mum has had a knee replacement op and we moved in for a week to help her out. She's got 2 dogs which I've been walking, feeding etc.

    Now we are home I really miss them, even when they were just lying down snoozing.

    It's definitely made me realise that we really do need to decide on a breed and start looking.

    How do they make you feel just so happy?
     
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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Good feeling isn't it?

    Have you thought about a rescue dog?
     
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  3. Cleo38

    Cleo38 PetForums VIP

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    I waited years for my first dog but when I got him it was the best day of my life!!! :D
     
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  4. BlueJay

    BlueJay Pack of Losers

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    *fingers itching to post all the mud caked, poo rolling, mess making, human injury and bed stealing photos*
     
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    spamvicious PetForums Senior

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    Or a puppy that refuses to go to the toilet and is hanging off your trousers by her teeth :Banghead

    I hope you can get a dog though :)
     
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  6. McKayz86

    McKayz86 PetForums Junior

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    We have thought about rescue but we have 3 children and I am a bit worried about not really knowing the dogs history.
     
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    ShibaPup PetForums VIP

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    Rescues do have pups - that's where I found mine.
     
  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Many rescues use foster homes now, some with children, and the dogs are assessed much more rigorously
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    I personally would go with a good rescue with children...puppy teeth and children can over excite them at the best of times..

    Good rescues evaluate the dogs and can find your perfect match...if you go with your eyes wide open. It worked for me and mine.

    @Lurcherlad got exactly what she wanted when she went to a rescue...well maybe not the small dog she imagined but Jack is definitely her perfect match! In my opinion anyway!
     
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  10. Laney_Lemons

    Laney_Lemons PetForums Senior

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    I got my pup from the dogs trust, he was 5-6months and no real history. He's a massive pain in the ass but he has the best and sweetest nature, I have yet to hear his growl :)he is the absolute perfect dogs for us.

    Don't rule out rescue :D its very rewarding
     
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  11. McKayz86

    McKayz86 PetForums Junior

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    I'll keep looking at rescues and will try to persuade my husband that a rescue will be ok.
     
  12. Cleo38

    Cleo38 PetForums VIP

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    If you do decide to go to a rescue then make sure you choose a reputable one that assess their dogs thoroughly (ask about how/where they do this, etc). Also ask about any back up support they provide in case of issues, etc.

    Toby was my first dog & he was from a rescue & he was the best first dog I ever could have had. He was a lovely, friendly, happy boy & i never had any real problems with him, he fitted in so well.

    I realise that not all dogs do but then not all dogs in rescues have 'issues' some just find themselves in unlucky situations
     
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