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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by KalokiMallow, Apr 2, 2011.


  1. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    We are rescuing a gorgeous dog, we've been ok'd by the home visit and are now waiting on him healing up a little (he has had a low grade sarcoma removed)

    While we wait we've been getting the house ready and buying him bits and pieces.

    What would you count as the essentials? (We've never owned a dog before)
     
  2. northnsouth

    northnsouth PetForums VIP

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    What have you got so far?

    Well done on getting a rescue:D
     
  3. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Awwwwwwwwww Congratulations :D

    Bed, food bowl, water bowl, food, toys, lead, collar, poop bags :eek: erm erm :lol:
     
  4. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    So far we have..

    - dog bed
    - food and water bowls
    - kong
    - rope tie
    - squeaky toy
    - balls
    - pet gate to stop him getting in the ratties room (yep, they own a room)

    He already has a collar, and we will buy a lead from the rescue centre. We have to wait to talk to someone about food as he is a) fussy, and b) chubby :D
     
  5. Petloversdigest

    Petloversdigest PetForums Senior

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    As the previous post mentioned - do get organised with your poop bags - and put some in every coat pocket and the car, it's so embarassing if you realise you have gone out without any......:)
     
  6. NicoleW

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    Get a 10ft training lead, or just a long lead and a harness for when you're practicing recall while you're out.

    Bake a liver cake or get some high value treats in. If he's an adult dog, maybe there's a dog training school near you that you could take him to after he settles in to help.

    Have a look where all the dog friendly places are near you, like parks/pubs/country walks etc.

    If he's going to be fed dry you could get him a dog food storage bin :) helps keep it fresh I think!

    Well done on getting a rescue, what breed is he?
     
  7. northnsouth

    northnsouth PetForums VIP

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    Pretty much got it covered...
    Bucket for the garden and a spade or something to cleanup,
    Grooming tools,
    as mentioned long lead..

    That is all I can think of...what breed is he?

    edited to add ID tag for collar before first trip out!
     
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    ian1969uk PetForums Member

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    I would get a crate too but apart from that it seems you have it covered.
     
  9. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    Good idea on the bags! Shall do that :D

    Luckily there are loads of dog friendly parks around here, he's going to love it

    He is a 9 year old.. something. To be honest, we're not sure. We've been told different things by different people, he was listed as a Collie cross, but booked in as a Spaniel cross, and someone else thinks he looks like a Pointer cross. So, no idea!

    This is the gorgeous boy
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Petloversdigest

    Petloversdigest PetForums Senior

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    That's really mega organised - having just acquired a rescue unexpectedly, I can vouch for everything on this list - I also visited a local dog sitting service for any unexpected times when such a thing might be necessary :)
     
  11. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    Glad I came on here and asked, I'd forgotten the ID tag!
     
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    You seem to have all the material things needed, but don't forget to stock up on patience, understanding and consistency whilst he settles in!

    Just be yourself and let him take his time. Enjoy him and best wishes.

    I hope you have many happy years together. ;)
     
  13. Petloversdigest

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    If you join the Dog's Trust scheme which mans a constant 24hour phoneline for lost pets, you get the tag included. Its £57.50 for lifetime membership and the helpline number is: 0870 6050060. It gave me peace of mind in case Ollie ever gets lost or strays (god forbid, but accidents happen!)
     
  14. Doolally

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    Is that Archie?! I gave him cuddles the week before last!! :D And did his GA when the vet took his lump off, he's a lovely boy and absolute sweetheart, you're very lucky he's chosen you :D
     
  15. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    Hi Doolally!

    He's an absolute sweetheart! Fell in love with him as soon as we met him :eek: Can't wait to bring him home and take him for long walks, he was so excited when we went to see him yesterday, though extremely clumsy with the cone on - my legs are covered in bruises!
     
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    This is so true, I have poop bags in every coat pocket, trouser pocket, bag etc etc. Bit embarrassing pulling a poop bag out of a pocket in a meeting at work though....

    Sounds like a great new addition to your family, congratulations!
     
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    FOOD!!!

    What breed is he do you know? dog size?

    If this has been answered sorry didn't get past the 2nd or 3rd post! lol

    ok Dog bed, Dog tag,( It is illigal for a dog to not have an ID tag onit even if he is chipped!) Also on the tag i never put the dogs name just that its chipped, neautred and then my address and phone numbers.
    Food, bowls, toys, books for you to read, treats, poop bags or Nappy bags from £1 shop, lead, collar (and spares incase breakage) if its a greyhound breed a dog coat as they get really cold in winter.
     
  18. Doolally

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    Oh bless your heart!! He's a lovely older man, i'm so glad you're having him. Seriously we had major cuddles when he was in for his op. The vet was worried about the wound breaking down where it was so i did a beautiful big bandage so he couldn't move his leg and he kept it on all of 3 days before he'd had enough! So he had to have the cone :nono: lol
    Enjoy him :) and please keep us updated with lots of pics!
     
  19. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    If you are ever over Hemel way you should let us know and you can see Archie, he does love attention doesn't he?

    We saw him with the bandage, he was so funny trying to run with it on! He was not impressed at being made to walk slowly lol
     
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    Doolally and kalokimallow,

    What a brilliant coincidance...:)
     
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