It's time to adopt a mutt....

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  1. Dawn B

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    We've decided it's time to adopt another second-hand mutt. We have contacted 3 dog re-homing centres and none have replied. Why is everything so flipping difficult? :Sad:
     
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    These days they charge more to allow you to rehome a dog than just buying one unless it is an elderly dog or one with health problems. It is big business thinly disguised as rescue centers. A local adver in free newspapers is likely to produce more dog offers for free. Good luck with the search.
     
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    Posted at 17:37, 'phone rang at 17:45, GSD foster homes have a dog for us will call to arrange a homecheck etc.

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    I've always adopted adult dogs from rescue centres but this last one has rather put me off.

    We had Lula from Many Tears in Llanelli at the end of January. She's an ex-breeding bitch with the sweetest nature.

    We were told that she had an ear infection which they had started to treat (but not that she had a heart murmur until we picked her up)

    After completing the antibiotics and eardrops the infection was no better so our vet took swabs.

    It turned out that she had an untreatable infection which was resistant to all antibiotics. On the vet's advice, we reluctantly returned her as the infection is transferable to humans with compromised immune systems.

    We are heartbroken - not to mention £400 out of pocket.
     
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    Our last rescue dog cost us in the region of £10k to rebuild. Aptly named 'Bandit'
     
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    SESAW have dogs for rehoming if anyone is in the Suffolk area. Dawn (S) does the home checks etc. plus also runs the Facebook page for them. We foster the ones that don't go well in kennels, which is how we ended up with idiot dog, Jake.........
     
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    having worked in dog rescue at the sharp end of the stick, I can honestly say that the biggest welfare organisations are uneconomic businesses but the smaller local ones are run on a shoestring purely for the benefit of the dogs. we were just happy to find a suitable loving home and were delighted if we got a decent donation. the money was secondary though and our bank account rarely covered all the expenses

    thankyou for recycling a dog from a rescue and rehoming specialist...thats a place available to help another:thumb:
     
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    Mike was second-hand too :BigGrin:
     
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    We looked, but no GSD's on website. I've had a dog(s) for the last 57 years (from the age of 10) and have always wanted a German shepherd dog, to me, they just look like how a dog should be. Every dog I've had with the exception of one (Black Lab) has been a GSD cross. I go to the rescue homes saying this time and get talked into something else. Mind you I wouldn't change one of them, they have all been great dogs in their own way. BUT this time I went to UK German shepherd dogs for adoption, surely this time, but what the hell, whatever. :Laughing: :Laughing: :Laughing:
     
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    And wot was you:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Could not resist

    Beautiful Shepherd on earlier post, why is it they all look alike with their stance and expressions, I have had two and still miss them

    Peter
     
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    That's not very nice :Sad:
     
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    You have seen the picture they know now you are hooked:thumb:
    what a lovely looking dog:BigGrin:
     
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    Just told Dawn - she says thanks for looking anyway. They have a GSD about 2 1/2 yrs that isn't on the website. Dawn hasn't seen it as very recent addition and she only heard from Maggie about it.. Anyhow, looks like you are well sorted :thumb:
     
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    Hope its as happy as ours, well my sons really I'm just the dog walker:BigGrin:
     

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    Our best ever foster dog was GSD/Rottie cross - she was, and still is, gorgeous. But big...........
     
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    Oh yes he is
     
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    My son describes some of his odd friends as "special" - not always a compliment........
     
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    Oh no! I am sorry to hear you had to go through all that with Lula. Don't give up though, the right dog is out there somewhere.

    I tried to get a rescue boarder terrier when we were looking, but the lady at the rescue place put up every barrier and excuse to us having one. She never even met me, just talked to her on the phone. Ended up going to a local breeder as I knew that was the type of dog I wanted. After a life time of having the first dog I fell in love with at the rescue centres I was determined to have the type I wanted this time.
     
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    This is Lucia. My daughter's dog who I share on regular occasions ... we acquired her from a homeless man who had been found a job and flat but the flat was 'no animals'. We often take her to see him and she still recognises him and gives him lots of love .. but is always watching to make sure we don't leave her behind. She is gentle and loving and very intelligent.:Smile:

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