Looking to rescue a dog

Beretta V

Member
Hi all I’m not really sure where to put this but I’m sure mods can move it.

I have been looking at rescuing a dog as my current dog is getting long in the tooth and we don’t want to be without a dog.
As we have a child it seems like it’s almost impossible to rescue a dog.

Nearly every place we have spoken to say that they can’t let dogs go to homes with children!

So if any of you have a dog that is in need of a new home please let me know.
We are open minded to breeds.

We would rather get a dog that’s needing a home than buy a puppy.

We also are not looking for a free dog. We are willing to pay.

Regards Dan


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Smelly Yeti

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Could try ‘GWP need UK Home’ on FB. They seem to specialise in rescuing pointers that have been abandoned in Spain (hot topic recently) and rehoming in uk. Not sure how it works but lots of their posts specify that dogs are good to go to homes with children?
 

finnbear270

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Not a rescue but here you go , down in classifieds.
My constant companion is not getting the exercise he needs due to my poor health and sadly I need to find him a new owner. He is coming up to 9 yrs old and is fit as the proverbial fiddle and always eager to work.

I ask only £100 to deter anyone not serious.
 

VSS

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I know of a very smart JR terrier local to me, looking for an outdoor / working home right now. 15 months old. Tempted by it myself, but got one already. Very tempted in fact.
(ps, I will be in Suffolk end of the month).
 

urx

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Having just taken on a rescue collie I can say that its likely many rehoming organisations wont be keen on dogs going to homes with very young children.
Rescue dogs may have behavioural issues baked in by previous owners (ours does).
This doesnt mean they are less suitable than dogs sourced elsewhere but is more likely a preference based on liability and probability of issues.
A great example of a good rehoming organisation is the Border Collie trust where all dogs have a background history and a suitable home rating/description.
You may find one there that suits if you have the energy for a collie.
 

wytonpjs

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If like me you like Vizslas, try the Hungarian Vizsla Rescue Team Home - Vizsla Rescue - they are always looking for new homes for dogs to work. I'm now on my 5th Vizsla, 2 of whom have been rescue dogs/bitches and they have been outstanding!
 

Beretta V

Member
Having just taken on a rescue collie I can say that its likely many rehoming organisations wont be keen on dogs going to homes with very young children.
Rescue dogs may have behavioural issues baked in by previous owners (ours does).
This doesnt mean they are less suitable than dogs sourced elsewhere but is more likely a preference based on liability and probability of issues.
A great example of a good rehoming organisation is the Border Collie trust where all dogs have a background history and a suitable home rating/description.
You may find one there that suits if you have the energy for a collie.
This above is what we have found.

Our son is 5 and been around dogs all his life and he understands that dogs/animals need their own space and time.
He is very respectful of them.
Most of the dog shelters have basically said no to us without even knowing us.
Regards Dan


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Beretta V

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I know of a very smart JR terrier local to me, looking for an outdoor / working home right now. 15 months old. Tempted by it myself, but got one already. Very tempted in fact.
(ps, I will be in Suffolk end of the month).
Unfortunately my current dog was set upon by a JR and isn’t keen with them.
Shame as I like them.
Regards Dan


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Beretta V

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If like me you like Vizslas, try the Hungarian Vizsla Rescue Team Home - Vizsla Rescue - they are always looking for new homes for dogs to work. I'm now on my 5th Vizsla, 2 of whom have been rescue dogs/bitches and they have been outstanding!
This sounds good.

A vizsla or spaniel would be my choice but we are open minded as we want to give a nice home to a dog that requires one.
Regards Dan


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Red Dragon 2

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We have a rescue terrier cross something, noisey house dog but one day he followed me to the grain store and five minutes later half dozen mice and a dead rat were laid out, bonus with that one, also loves all children, will sit on their laps all day long as long as they keep stroking him
 

Pedro

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Slightly off topic, but I think it's abysmal that there needs to be so many dog rescue organisations.

Well done Beretta V. Hope you get a companion that enhances your and the dog's life. Good luck.
 

Beretta V

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Slightly off topic, but I think it's abysmal that there needs to be so many dog rescue organisations.

Well done Beretta V. Hope you get a companion that enhances your and the dog's life. Good luck.
Thanks Pedro

I’m sure something will turn up. We are responsible dog owners and can offer a very nice life to a dog that has had difficult times.
I understand that they have to do certain checks before they just let anyone have a dog but it would seem that they don’t like anyone to have a dog or child in the same house.

We will find the right dog just takes time.
Regards Dan


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Gm81

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My personnel thoughts. Please try to rescue a uk dog. We have a Gwp rescue. We eventually met the breeder and pieced his history. Short story we were his 5th home at 11 months. He is the best dog I’ve had. But also the worst on a lead when meeting other dogs. But he is after a lot of work getting there. But his character overcomes any negative. In the Field what a mate. He just gets it. I think it’s his place of happiness.
Spanish imports. My sister has two gwp‘s. I think there is a money benefit. I won’t be at all surprised if In future years it becomes knowledge that the Spanish side are using them to make money. You have to pay for everything and their keep while waiting to come in. I feel for the dogs but we have many dogs here that need help.

Speak to the breed specific rescue places. Say you have children. Not all rescues are from abandonment or neglect. A dog that has had to be rehomed for other reasons Could fit.

We tried for a rehome again this time. But it just didn’t fit. So we had a pup. No less work. Just different.

Good on you for picking a rescue. I wish you the best of luck!!
 

VSS

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Unfortunately my current dog was set upon by a JR and isn’t keen with them.
Shame as I like them.
Regards Dan


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Pity. You're missing out on a good one. I have had him here since yesterday afternoon, 'cos he needed to be moved on from were he was asap. Already he follows me about around the farm like a devoted little shadow, good as gold.
 

Norfolk Horn

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Pity. You're missing out on a good one. I have had him here since yesterday afternoon, 'cos he needed to be moved on from were he was asap. Already he follows me about around the farm like a devoted little shadow, good as gold.
Sounds like he has found his new home
 

VSS

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Sounds like he has found his new home
On probation at the moment! Already have a terrier that came to us courtesy of another SD member, and of course my sheepdogs. But I think my oldest collie has come to the end of his road now, and as I'm now keeping less sheep I probably don't need to replace him with another sheepdog, so maybe the JR is here to stay.
 

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