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Needing a new home for jack russell x pug

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  1. dawniiee

    dawniiee PetForums Newbie

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    my mother-in-law moved house and has left us to find her dog a new home. she's 18 month old (approx) jack russell x pug is whats on her papers but to be honest she looks more like a border terrier. She's a nervous dog as sh'es not been socialised so would need a home that will help her relax and look after her. can anyone recommend a rehoming website. i will not be letting her go for free as do not want her used as bait or abused. She is able to have pups as not had her done yet. we are in essex.
     
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    sskmick PetForums VIP

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    I would personally contact a rescue like the Dogs Trust, other members will be able to recommend other rescues.

    Don't try to rehome her yourself, a rescue will support the dog for the rest of its life and potential owners are properly vetted and matched accordingly.

    I wouldn't advertise the fact that she could be mated either, there are people out there who would use her and abuse her to make them money from the litters she may have. Some would literally breed her to death.

    I urge you to think of the dog and find a rescue who will have the welfare of the dog at heart.
     
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    if you are set on homing her yourself, get her spayed- it is the best thing you can do for her!
    otherwise, contact a rescue as suggested- they will then have her neutered etc before homing her- to a vetted, thoroughly checked out home with lifetime rescue back-up, something you may not be in the position to offer...
     
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    She needs to go to a rescue, as others have suggested. There are already too many dogs being bred without any thought, there's no reason she needs to, or should be used for breeding, particularly given that she's nervous as well. Her papers will be pretty much worthless, she could be a cross of anything without knowing the people who bred her, and what dogs were actually used for the mating, she may be a pug x jrt, and as pug crosses are also prone to front leg deformities and mouth deformities, that's another reason to just have her spayed and find a quiet home for her.
     
  5. dawniiee

    dawniiee PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    thanks for all your replies. i have been looking at rescues as i feel it would be the best way. just dont like the thought of her being kept in a crate / kennel until homed. maybe if i find a local one she can stay with us almost like a foster home untll the right person comes forward.

    Thanks again, atleast i know my decision is right. :)
     
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    A lot of rescues have foster homes as well, they don't all live in kennels, and to be honest, places like the dogs trust are the best option as they will assess her and find the best home possible. They will also work with any problems she has, such as the nervousness, and try to socialise her more. All things you may struggle to do on your own :)
     
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    Some rescues also rehome direct from one home to another without taking them into their kennels. They often have a list of people waiting for a specific size or breed of dog. It's worth looking into, "rescue" doesn't automatically mean the dog will be stuck in a kennel. Hope all works out well.
     
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