[url=https://flic.kr/p/8fMYGN]4th July 2010[/url] by Rob Sutherland, on Flickr
This is Jake – he was an ace dog. Rescued in Edinburgh many years ago and lived with me and my cats… then my kids… and was very happy.
He died in March and due to kids/cats we couldn’t seem to get another rescue dog… so we got a puppy instead… which is basically Jake re-encarnated (and was born the day after he died so it seems a good chance!)
[url=https://flic.kr/p/XeRgyQ]18th August 2017[/url] by Rob Sutherland, on Flickr
Except he has changed colour… so perhaps he is a ghost dog!!!Posted 6 months agoahwilesSubscriber
He’s a dog, he lives with us now.
We’re told he’s approximately 18months old, and some kind of staffy/mastiff mix. He needs (quite) a bit of training, but he’s a lovely animal.
anyone else care to share their re-homed pooches?
(yes, that is a sweet potato, he loves them)Posted 6 months agothisisnotaspoonMember
Toby, adopted at ~7 years old. Ex-prison dog, but barely acknowledges his own name let alone any commands which makes him a bit of a handful. Clearly ate the drugs rather than just finding them. May make a guest apperance at SSUK2017 this weekend.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/n2apQ7]toby[/url] by thisisnotaspoon, on FlickrPosted 6 months agospursn17Member
Our new rescue dog Henry,8 months old and we’ve had him 2 months. A bit of a git but he’s getting better!
With our 11 year old rescue Boo, we’ve had her since she was a 12 week old pup.
Henry looking sad yesterday after waking up and wondering where his nuts have gone!Posted 6 months agosupersessions9-2Member
[url=https://flic.kr/p/HFVt4K]IMG_20160628_194619[/url] by Evil Goat, on Flickr
Alfie, rescued at 3 years old, now 11. He was really badly treated and has a few issues, but once he knows you he’s really special. Got pretty bad arthritis, which is heart breaking but he still loves his walks, will chase a ball (I have to keep him on a lead to stop him) or bugger off to see another dog if he gets the chance and doesn’t lack appetite – especially when the kids drop food.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/NYS4qf]IMG_20161113_083720[/url] by Evil Goat, on Flickr
Charley. rescued at 1, now 9. Chilled out Charley, takes everything in his stride. will hike all day or is happy with 15 mins of sniffing round the field with his big bro. Plays with balls, is smart, loving and generally brilliant. could take him anywhere. Only vices are occasional roll on fox crap, and the tendency to jump up at the odd visitor to say hello. Not everyone, only the ones that encourage it.
Love those two pups.
We also have another but she’s not on this thread as we bought her as a puppy.Posted 6 months agopihaSubscriber
Suede the rescue mutt.
I have no idea what flavour he is but at a guess I’d say Labrador, staffie, ridgeback, Weimaraner cross. Great with kids and adults.
Thinks he is a lap dog.
Loves a bit of rough and tumble.
Came from the same rescue as Simwits dogs – Rescue Remedies.
@Codybrennan – try a another rescue. Smaller independent rescues can be much more flexible and understanding of their dogs than the big national ones.Posted 6 months agoSandwichSubscriber
@Codybrennan – try a another rescue. Smaller independent rescues can be much more flexible and understanding of their dogs than the big national ones.
With the caveat that you need to be aware some of the smaller rescue places are run by daft people who may not assess properly. Dalmatian Welfare used to be run by such a person and we ended up with an unsuitable dog for a week.Posted 6 months agotrailofdestructionMember
Jasper. Gone but never forgotten. Rescued from Dogs Trust and given ten amazing years with us. The worst bit about rescuing a dog is that you get a best friend for only part of your life. However, they get a best friend for all of their lives.
I’d have another 5 rescue dogs in a heartbeat, but life/work/suitable house means it just isn’t possible right now. Maybe again in the future…. ?Posted 6 months agojonnytheleytherMember
As a recently singled person whos a dog lover, I will soon be in my own place and working. There’s a part of me that would like to recue old dogs and give them a few years of love, but another part of me says dogs shouldn’t be left alone while I’m at work. Or is it better to have a home and love and be left for 8-10 hours a day?Posted 6 months ago5plusn8Member
Been looking at rescue dogs. I was going to post this last month when it happened but thought better of it.We had a not great experience.Posted 6 months ago
We had local rspca come to inspect our suburban semi, we have 30m x 5m garden, and 5 bed, 3 recep house, massive ktch diner and wife who doesn’t work who is addicted to walking jogging n cycling, me who works 50% at home and dog mad kids.
We told them we wanted a bigger dog that would run with the wife in the woods, and maybe could train as a trail dog, kids are 7 and 10. The older one riding with me all the time the younger one runs with her mum lots.
They said we wouldn’t be able to provide sufficient exercise opportunity for a 3year old lurcher/lab cross that we had been to see twice and the kids had fallen in love with. They also said we had an unsuitable home! hmmmm.
Something about the rspca lady I found a bit wierd, she didn’t like me or the kids. Wife doesn’t like people coming to inspect, she hated the midwives and health visitors when the kids were born, reckoned it was like the gestapo…
Opportunity missed as I couldn’t persuade her to go to another rescue centre, there is dogs trust nearish (shoreham). But wife was not letting any “other judgemental tosser doggy people” in the house again.
Funny thing is we have just been to see some lurcher/mongrel pups last night at a hops farm in sussex and think we have found one we like. I am going back tomorrow.
Anyone can buy a pup, but only certain people can have a rescue dog, seems crazy. I was against getting a pup as many on here had mentioned stuff about rescues before and it seemed sensible/morally the right thing to do.
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