I have a dog shaped hole in my life
I always look after my friends choc lab when they go away and this summer I looked after her and spent extra time with her as we took her on holiday to be reunited with her owners. I’ve loved taking her out for walks and its been great for my son too. Today she went home and the house feels strange without her and I’m feeling more determined to get a dog of my own. At the moment I’m thinking retired greyhound as I’ve heard they are laid back. So as I miss the doggy threads please share your pics and doggy tales and also tell me how to post a picture from my phone so I can share pics of the gorgeous jess.Posted 4 years agokonagirlMember
Would you consider providing doggy bed and breakfast to a trainee guide dog? or if you can offer the time at home, provide boarding for their trained dogs? If you aren’t sure you are able to have a dog full-time, it’s an option, but of course you have to give them back / away in the end.Posted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
Greyhounds are ace – but…
They crave company – if you get one, it’ll need to be with you 24/7. Preferably get two, which is pretty easy because many form bonds with other dogs in refuges and then can’t be separated.
They fart. A lot. And it stinks.
They’re very often emotionally traumatised – they can take a lot of rehabilitating, if ever.
The worst thing is they are very prone to cancers. Both the greys I had died because of malignant tumours. Won’t be going through that again.
That said, wonderful, loving dogs, very laid back and I think extremely good looking animals.Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
I was very close to losing mine on Saturday had a long decision with the Vet.
Then whilst at work I picked a message up from the vet to say the op was a success and it was a foreign body causing issue not anything worse. A bouncy ball.
Yes that’s the bill.
But he’s very worth it.
Posted 4 years agoscunnyMember
I’ve got a pair of child eaters – “why are those dogs out without a muzzle?”
I’m joking, sadly I do get a few old people running to their dogs when im out walking them though. Never so much as raised a lip at anyone!
They’re an absolute nightmare, and when they decide to do a spot of wrestling it sounds as if the walls are falling down.
Wouldn’t change a thing.Posted 4 years agoMrs ToastMember
Benny Lava. Half Tibetan Terrier, half Cocker Spaniel. All stupid*. He’s a lovely dog – very friendly to people and dogs alike, rarely barks, hypoallergenic… can’t believe he came into the Dogs Trust as a stray!
*This is actually a bit unfair, he’s actually very bright and picks up training very quickly. Unfortunately he’s also very easily distracted andOHMYGODSQUIRREL.Posted 4 years agosomoukSubscriber
All these pictures are doing nothing for my resistance against the girlfriend to have a dog in our life.
Not sure what type would be best though, I spend most days at home all day and she works day time shifts. I occasionally have to go away for a couple of days here and there so the dog would have to cope with being along for 8 hours those days.Posted 4 years ago
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