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Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by Daria Zimnicka, Oct 27, 2018.


  1. Daria Zimnicka

    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    Please Read the add before Calling .

    Due to change in circumstance's I can no longer keep Dylan. He is a Staffordshire bull terrier cross. At 9 years old he dose not show it. He is a lovely dog full of life.

    We are looking for a good home with experienced and responsible owners. He is a lovley dog but also needs discipline as he is a very healthy athletic dog.

    He has just been nurtured and is chiped. Has just had a blood test (results all good).

    We do not have kids, therefore he is not very patient around them. We do not recommend him as a family dog. He also doesn't get on with other dogs. He doesn't get on with cat's.

    Besides all above he is very friendly dog and loves peoples company. He enjoyes going for his walks, just don't say walkies unless you know your taking him out. I will only agree to give him away if I'm satisfied you will look after him. I recommend you have a Garden to. The dog house will be for sale to. If your lucky and I'm happy I will give it for free.

    If you would like any more details feel free to ask..
     

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  2. Rafa

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    You are going to find it very difficult to rehome him I'm afraid.

    An elderly dog with problems tolerating children and other dogs is not what the majority of people want and even the offer of a free dog house to anyone who is 'lucky' enough is not going to be tempting.

    I wonder why you need to pass him on at this stage of his life?

    There is a Group on Facebook called the Senior Staffy Club. They can often help with rehoming elderly Staffies.
     
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    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    Thank you for replying.
    It is a long story, originally this was my partners family pet. Was there from puppy. Around 3 years ago house next door to them burned down and they had to be 'rehomed for few months. They have asked me and my partner to look after him during this time as the place there were going to they could not bring pets.
    We agreed but after they have refused to take him back. They do not want him anymore. They don't even want to help us look after him she we go on holidays.
    We are by ourselves and we are out of the house for almost 12 hours a day.
    So in the first place we did not decide to have a pet... we have been left with him and we feel we can't look after him
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    That's a shame.

    If you Google Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, you should find a contact for the closest dedicated Rescue to you.

    He needs to go into a very experienced home or he could be passed from pillar to post when adopters find they can't deal with his problems.

    You really need to contact a Rescue Organisation who can put him in the right home. You do need to be really honest about his issues.
     
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    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for yout advise.
    I have contacted rescue you have mentioned. At the moment they don't have resources for more dogs. I have don't
    acted few more there is either no reply or no spaces.
    I am being honest about his issues and I believe this is why we can't find a house for him... it's just I don't know what else can I do at this point...
     
  6. Jackie C

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    You do seem very honest about Dylan and his issues, well done for being so open about it. You may find it very difficult to rehome him, but hopefully someone will be able to take him on. Have you tried any facebook groups that specify in the breed, or specify in rescuing these breeds? They may be far away from you in distance, but they may be able to offer some useful advice or know of rescues near you.
    I'm sorry, I have no advice, but I hope you find some answers, and I hope you find a home for him and his special needs. Good luck.
     
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    I do always hesitate to say this but, if you cannot find a knowledgeable and permanent home for him, I would seriously consider having him put to sleep.

    It would be a very sad course to take, but better than him being passed from home to home.
     
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    If the time you are working is the main issue, perhaps a Dog Walker can break his day up?

    As for holidays maybe consider kennels or a sitter?

    I’m sure he would be happier with you than passed on to goodness knows what and given his age, is probably happy to chill out most of the time.
     
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    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    He is not type of dog which could be taken by anyone for a walk, he is very strong, and only person he knows will be able to put a muzzle on him. And he has to wear a muzzle. Also this is the cost which unfortunately I cannot afford.... It would be different if I would bring the responsibility of having a dog on myself, then I would have kept him, and pay for kennels/sitter, but unfortunately I haven't. I would definitely consider all the responsibilities before taking a dog in forever.
    I was not planning to be his forever home, and I never planned for this.
    He is 9 but he does not look or act like 9 year old dog. He is very very active, and has long life left in him.
    I would not be able to keep him when i have kids, and it is on the cards in near future (maybe 3-4 years), until then i would like to travel, have weekends away and enjoy my youth.
    I am sorry I know it sounds horrible, but I have not decided to have a dog, therefore I am not prepared to look after him even up to next 7 years.
     
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    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Jackie,

    Thank you for advise. I am contacting loads of charities and rescue centres, unfortunately I am not having much luck probably due to his issues.
    And yes I need to be open about this as I would never forgive myself if tragedy happened! I know I am making it hard for myself to find him a new home, but this is the only way ... You would be surprised how many families with small children contacted me despite me saying he is not good around children! They were still willing to take him in! I had to refuse people like this...
     
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    Have to spoken to the vets in the area? They can put up adverts and keep eyes and ears open for anyone who might be happy to take him on.
     
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    You are not sounding horrible, you are sounding honest and truthful. You were doing your partners family a favour, it's not your fault. I'm a cat person, it's not that I don't like dogs, (I don't hate any animal), but I just don't want a dog, or the responsibility that goes with it. Are you in the UK? Rehoming centres might be full, but most will put you on a list. Yes, he would be very difficult to rehome due to his nature. Could you even look further afield? Or specialist breed rescues?
    Sorry, I have no help to offer.
     
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  13. Daria Zimnicka

    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you, I was not aware vets could help. I will make a trip this week to the vets in the area then.

    Jackie thank you, you have been of help, any advise is helpful as i have never been in this situation and don't know where to start! I have fallen out with my partners family over this and just the whole situation is very stressful. It is really good to have a friendly advice.

    And definitely cats are much easier to maintain! To have a dog it feels like having a child ...
     
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    Have you tried contacting these guys? https://www.seniorstaffyclub.co.uk/

    I don't know where you are in the country, they have branches in Stafford and Worcester I think.

    They may be the same people as the FB page Rafa mentioned but I'm not sure...
     
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    Daria Zimnicka PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Millie,

    Thank you, I have,

    I have filled in the form and I think I am on waiting list...
     
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    That's better than nothing I guess. I hope they get to you soon.
     
  17. Jackie C

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    It's a start.
     
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    Wonder how the OP is getting on?
     
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