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Dog rescue

Hello. First time here and I'm going to moan. I live alone and have been trying to find a rescue dog for a few months.


Yesterday I found what I considered a perfect match - a 10-year-old terrier looking for a quiet life with a single adopter.


I submitted an application form and received a phone call within half an hour so I thought YES!


It turns out that because the flat I live in has a communal garden my home isn't suitable - it would seem every rescue dog in the world needs it's own enclosed garden.


I'm glad animals aren't handed over to just anyone without checks but aren't the rescue places being a little too picky?


Created By on 26/11/2020

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Tallguy01
6th Jan 2021 15:14:12
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Totally Agree that finding a rescue / adoption / re homing dog is fraught with difficulty.

I have been actively seeking out a small /medium terrier, Tibetan / Wirehaired Fox or an Airedale for 4 months now. The age range would be 1 to 5 years. The new arrival would be a companion to our 7 year old Witre Haired Fox Terrier - Ted

The breed rescue sites, seem to trsat applications with total distain, of the three breeds noted above only the Wire Haired offical site actually replied to my application.

The national rescue centres are no better either with limited numbers of dogs available.

The situation appears to run contradictory to statements that there are a lot of unwanted dogs around, Not at all true from my endeavours. Yes you can purchase a puppy from say £900 - £2500.00.

Although I live in Lancs - rural location, large gardens etc., I will travel country wide to pick up the right dog.

So in a nutshell rehoming a dog is not an easy option - patience is required even before you get the Dog.
Janis1114
24th Dec 2020 23:06:05 (Last activity: 24th Dec 2020 23:21:25)
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Yes! I've been trying to adopt a dog to walk with but there seems to be so few places to go. They either charge too much or are really picky. I've had my cat for over 7 years and other animals before, I always take good care of them, so what's the problem? Are they going to younger families?
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Stiltjack
4th Dec 2020 14:13:28 (Last activity: 6th Dec 2020 11:31:27)
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Try a different rescue centre - not all are as strict.

This may not be a good time to be looking, though. My local rescue only has four dogs available (as opposed to the usual 20-30). Two issues: lots of people have been looking for animals during lockdown, and "designer" dogs have become so popular and so expensive that those who can't cope are trying to sell them rather than giving them to a rescue centre.
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Response from ShirleyVee Original Poster made on 6th Dec 2020 11:31:27
Yes thanks. I've pretty much decided to give up till things get back to normal - whenever that may be...
Maredwards
2nd Dec 2020 18:09:46 (Last activity: 4th Dec 2020 12:27:54)
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Hi, they are not all like that. Being alone myself, I fostered dogs and cats. It was a great experience. Although if you get attached, it's hard to see them go. I ended up with two rescue cats. They are very different from dogs..but I'm getting used to their personalities, and they're getting used to me. Fostering was one of the more memorable experiences in my life. I'm sure the place you went to was the exception, not the rule. Don't give up...they need you! Good luck!
Response from ShirleyVee Original Poster made on 3rd Dec 2020 10:47:34
Thank you. I had a cat till a few years ago but I live near a busy main road - plus there are quite a few around here already and people complain about where they do their stuff in the communal garden... fair enough I suppose.
Maybe I should settle for a .?.
Shirley.
Response from Maredwards made on 3rd Dec 2020 14:43:11 > @ShirleyVee
Teddy Bear!
Response from ShirleyVee Original Poster made on 4th Dec 2020 12:24:26 > @Maredwards
Yeah - perfect...
Response from ShirleyVee Original Poster made on 4th Dec 2020 12:27:54 > @Maredwards
I had actually put a little hamster emoji there , plus a little smiley face on the last one but it seems emojis don't work for me. I'm not very good at this tech stuff :).
Boater
2nd Dec 2020 11:51:24
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Have you tried paws2rescue, it's based in Surrey and rescue dogs and cats from Romania, they match dogs to any situation, they do not discriminate. They have regular trips with a professional carrier, and have drop offs in Surrey and Birmingham, if anyone has trouble in traveling there is usually someone who would be willing to collect their new pet, there are dogs waiting in Romania for adoption plus dogs in foster homes in UK. I have adopted 2 dogs and have fostered 1. I live on a widebeam boat on the Thames.
Lesley x
Ineedhelp93
27th Nov 2020 12:03:31 (Last activity: 29th Nov 2020 10:47:11)
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It’s the same for families with children, they are finding it hard to rescue a dog through a charity. Have you tried a vet, or perhaps social services. Could you link up with the dine on trust to walk/ take care of peoples dogs if they go into hospital etc.
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Response from ShirleyVee Original Poster made on 29th Nov 2020 10:47:11
Hello there
I have tried dogs trust, rspca and a small dog rescue called greenleaf but all want gardens - so do I ....but I live without!

I considered fostering but same problem - I might look into the walking dogs but really I wanted the love and company of a constant companion.

Thanks for getting back though ...
Shirley

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