Snuffles: The Two-Nosed Dog Needs A Home.

Snuffles is a Belgian Malinois Shepherd mix, a breed known for high intelligence and wonderful personalities. But he has been sitting by himself in the Dog’s Trust Rehoming Center. No one wants to adopt him because he was born a little different than the rest of the dogs at the shelter…

If you live near Glasgow and would love to take Snuffles home, visit the Dogs Trust siteand contact them! There is no reason that a dog like Snuffles should go unloved. In fact, I think he is even cuter because of this congenital defect. Some dogs are bred to look this way, so why won’t anyone love Snuffles? Is it just because he doesn’t fit the “breed standard?”

Source: DailyMail | ViralNova

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  • shahrukh

    im in need of a cavachon but most of them are about 70miles away? does anyone have a cavachon for sale about 40 miles or less from bristol?

  • Elijah luv

    I want to rescue a dog from a rescue centre, not a puppy but not too old so just for the dog how much would it cost in UK pounds?

  • che-che

    im looking for a yorkshire terrier but would want to give one a second chance of a loving home… i live in the manchester area tried all the dog homes in the area, i would like to know if there are any yorkshire terrier homing centres. travelling any where in the uk would be no problem….

  • Nick

    We have had our 10 yo Boxer named bud for five years. I re homed him and his wife of 5 years together but unfortunately kylie, his wife was killed by a car after some children let her out of my garden. Since that day Bud has never left our side, he follows us even to the toilet, he is the most perfect dog anyone could wish for. He is placid, almost talks to us and his facial expressions tell us exactly what he wants. We love him and he is a massive part of our life.

    Just under Three years ago my first Grandchild was born, Bud was fantastic from the word go and as we gained trust, it was soon apparent that bud tolerated anything off caeden…….from being crawled over, ears pulled, stood on etc etc. Bud used to just get up and move away when he wasn’t in the mood, which was rarely, he just lay and sort of knew it was Lil C and never bat an eyelid….no moans, growls or anything.

    On Friday last, Caeden my grandson slightly caught his back thigh with his foot, my daughter was sat on the sofa in between them both. Bud swung around, in the most aggressive manner and bit his face, my daughter pushed her son to the floor or he fell back and she at the same time pushed bud back with her other hand. We were all stunned and can’t take this in. Caeden now has four teeth marks below his jaw and four above, with bruises and cuts. The lower grazes are 1/2 inch away from his Jugular vein…….you know what I’m thinking, if he hdn’t have fallen or a wall was behind him, I fear bud would have possibly sunk his teeth into him.

    Now, he has never, ever, done anything remotely like this in his life. However, my family are my life, he is ten years old and I feel (maybe to justify things) that Bud has just gotten so old, he has bad arthritis and isn’t in the best of health (but no where near ready to be put to sleep because of poor health). I feel though that he has maybe had enough and just wants to be left alone.

    I can’t risk this ever happening again, we take him shopping with us often, probably three times a week and briefly leave him by the shop tied to a post for maybe five or ten Min’s. people often love him, they know him, and stroke him etc…….children too. He may never ever do this again, but I can’t CHANCE that he might never do it again.

    We feel upset with Bud and betrayed all the love he gets, that he has done this and we feel he has let us down badly……however, we don’t want to have him euthanized. Re-homing him to somewhere like a farm or smallholding (if I was lucky enough to find one and then an owner to take on a dog with not long left anyway) but the re homing would be impossible because he would fret like hell and it would probably kill him anyway because he doesn’t eat even if we go away for a couple of days, he adores us too. I’ve spoken with two vets who have both said he must be allowed to leave the world now as he has had a good life. We have had a weekend of sheer hell, I haven’t slept a wink and feel sick in my stomach…..he is our best pal.

    I have decided to take him today, but I don’t physically feel I can do this. If there was another option, I grab it……but what can I do??????

    I know what you peeps are going to say I think…..but I’m clutching at at straws now…….for a miracle. To muzzle him is not an option, he is the old breed Boxer with a very pushed in snout making breathing difficult at the best of time and in summer, the vet felt this would be cruel!!

    So sorry for the long question.

    Thanks for reading,

    Mark, Darren……and Bud

  • Alex

    Also, are dogs able to recognize other dogs on the tellie?

  • Derek

    My dog is a friendly dog. I was taking a walk with me and my dog and a little girl. This dog comes running up to us tail held high (in a dominice stance) and with his hackles up. He stopped right in front of us and my dog is just standing there. The dog comes a little closer and my dog lunges at him two times trying to bite him.
    My dog was calm at first until the dog came over.
    If this became a fight who started it?
    My dog or the other dog?

  • Derek

    Anywhere I can get a dog for free in England? I’m in Coventry, England. I want to get a cage and food and I have done research towards one, and I want to give him/her a good, loving home!
    Please! Thanks!
    I have some money to donate if needed!

  • arronwrath

    We have a neutered male Jack Russel Terrier, and I was bored one day and browsing the site of the rescue centre we got him and I came across this little cutie:
    http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/sindy1060029.aspx

    I showed her to my dad just because I thought she looked a lot like our dog, and he showed a real interest in her and he’s considering adopting her too.

    She will be spayed. Our Jack Russel gets on well with other dogs…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xed2GtiRZ0

    My question is though, considering they are both fixed and are both friendly with other dogs do you think it will go well?

    I’ve never had experience of a male/female dog relationship before. Will they be alright if introduced carefully?
    Thanks Rotten Rotts.

    Just wasn’t sure if the lack of the reproductive hormones because they’re neutered lowers the territorial behaviour in them. =)

  • Rkmc

    Ohmygosh, I have been asking my parentss for a dog like ever since i was young.. FINALLY my mum gave in. So i have been looking at a jack russell pup in the pet store near my house for the past 2 weeks,ive resaerched and researched and fell in love with the pup!!! I stayed making my decision for a about a week, then it took me another week to learn how to ive it a bath, train it, feed it and EVERYTHING. It’s not fair, when I went to buy it, I ccame in and saw a couple holding the dog,,, it was their 1st time seeing the dog and just like that without thinking they said “kets buy it!” I was going to run and say no.. but the worker at the store saw me.. and she knows that ive been looking and admiring the puppy for weeks and she knows ive been through a hard time to convince my parents so shes like to the couple: ARE U SURE, ITS A BIG DECISION. and they just saaid. “nahh we’ll buy it” nd they paid for it and walked out..
    while i was standing in the store, i started bawling my eyes out.. i was ssooo sad i ran home.. the shop didnt have any more jack russell pups, and were not going to get any more untill like 3 weeks..

    I went home and called all the near by and some even far away pet stores, none had a jack russell pup.

    To make things worse, I got angry at ma dad coz im like to him, : dad take me in the morning but he wasnt bothered so he took me in the after noon, so i got angry at him and he got angry at me for blaming him, so then he told my mum and all this shit happened betwween the 3 of us and i got pissed and slept.. when i woke up, my mum swore that she will NEVER EVER NOT EVER LET A PET GO IN THE HOUSE, and she sed if i wanted a pet I should wait till i move out.
    I was soo sad coz i know that my mum meant it, and this isnt a new rule, my mum has had this rule for aes .. so u can imagine how hapy i was to be allowed ot get one… so that was my only chance and some couple bought the dog that couldve been mine!!!

    i know, more jack pups wwill come , but i need one now coz its our school holidays, and i want to spend time with it be4 i just go to school and leave it 6 hours alone!!

    people might think im dum but im really sad now and i dont knw what to do, ive wanted a puppy my whole life and my mum said if i ever open up the convo bout buying a dog she will just ignore me…

    PLEASE WHAT DO I DO????????? IM SO SAD, AND I CRY EVERY TIME I THINK THAT I COULDVE BEEN LAYING WITH THE PUPPY.:(:(:(:(
    Brandon: I Already have a boyfriend. I want a dog!
    TO EVERYONE: WOW, i never knew uppy stores were bad! i THOUGHT the puppies will be healthier and coz they are vaccined etc, if i get it from a shelter i thought the puppy will be in bad health.. and whats a puppy mill? i should search it.. thnx for the answers

  • Dr Hank

    Ok look, my mom convinced me to go to a park with my dog. I didnt really want to because my dog was rescued (They forced her to fight). So she has problems and bites out of fear. But we ended up going, it said your dog must be on a leash at all times. Mine was on a leash, someone didnt have their dogs leashed and the dog came up to my dog. My mom screamed get her on the leash! My dog bit her, and the dog was bleeding. My dog was leashed the lady said its ok and we said sorry. But my question is who is at fault? The dog that wasnt on a leash or my leashed dog for biting?
    I’m going to get my dog a muzzle tommorow, I don’t want problems. I can tell my dog is remorseful, she didn’t mean to she just had a hard life, and she was scared.
    For all of you who think my dog is a crazy bloodthirsty animal, here you go have a look.
    http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j397/Jayce_Sausa/IMG_1164.jpg
    @MunchKin Yeah, I am not clueless and it wasn’t my idea, I warned my mom, but it isn’t my fault the lady didn’t have a leash. I kept my dog away from other dogs specifically to keep her from biting. I figured it would be ok because of the leash law, but I guess not because people had their dogs leashless. In my opinion it was the girls fault she shouldnt have had her dogs off the leash. Plain and simple if you dont want your dog to get bitten let alone you get fined put her on a leash.

  • joevsyou

    We have had our 10 yo Boxer named bud for five years. I re homed him and his wife of 5 years together but unfortunately kylie, his wife was killed by a car after some children let her out of my garden. Since that day Bud has never left our side, he follows us even to the toilet, he is the most perfect dog anyone could wish for. He is placid, almost talks to us and his facial expressions tell us exactly what he wants. We love him and he is a massive part of our life.

    Just under Three years ago my first Grandchild was born, Bud was fantastic from the word go and as we gained trust, it was soon apparent that bud tolerated anything off caeden…….from being crawled over, ears pulled, stood on etc etc. Bud used to just get up and move away when he wasn’t in the mood, which was rarely, he just lay and sort of knew it was Lil C and never bat an eyelid….no moans, growls or anything.

    On Friday last, Caeden my grandson slightly caught his back thigh with his foot, my daughter was sat on the sofa in between them both. Bud swung around, in the most aggressive manner and bit his face, my daughter pushed her son to the floor or he fell back and she at the same time pushed bud back with her other hand. We were all stunned and can’t take this in. Caeden now has four teeth marks below his jaw and four above, with bruises and cuts. The lower grazes are 1/2 inch away from his Jugular vein…….you know what I’m thinking, if he hdn’t have fallen or a wall was behind him, I fear bud would have possibly sunk his teeth into him.

    Now, he has never, ever, done anything remotely like this in his life. However, my family are my life, he is ten years old and I feel (maybe to justify things) that Bud has just gotten so old, he has bad arthritis and isn’t in the best of health (but no where near ready to be put to sleep because of poor health). I feel though that he has maybe had enough and just wants to be left alone.

    I can’t risk this ever happening again, we take him shopping with us often, probably three times a week and briefly leave him by the shop tied to a post for maybe five or ten Min’s. people often love him, they know him, and stroke him etc…….children too. He may never ever do this again, but I can’t CHANCE that he might never do it again.

    We feel upset with Bud and betrayed all the love he gets, that he has done this and we feel he has let us down badly……however, we don’t want to have him euthanized. Re-homing him to somewhere like a farm or smallholding (if I was lucky enough to find one and then an owner to take on a dog with not long left anyway) but the re homing would be impossible because he would fret like hell and it would probably kill him anyway because he doesn’t eat even if we go away for a couple of days, he adores us too. I’ve spoken with two vets who have both said he must be allowed to leave the world now as he has had a good life. We have had a weekend of sheer hell, I haven’t slept a wink and feel sick in my stomach…..he is our best pal.

    I have decided to take him today, but I don’t physically feel I can do this. If there was another option, I grab it……but what can I do??????

    I know what you peeps are going to say I think…..but I’m clutching at at straws now…….for a miracle. To muzzle him is not an option, he is the old breed Boxer with a very pushed in snout making breathing difficult at the best of time and in summer, the vet felt this would be cruel!!

    So sorry for the long question.

    Thanks for reading,

    Mark, Darren……and Bud

  • encyclopath

    Ok, this is very upsetting but I have been left with no other option but to give up my dog. My mum can’t put up with him any more. He has serious issues, he shakes at our feet when we dont give him attention, which he constantly demands. He howls whenever he is left on his own from the moment we leave until the moment we return, even if it it for a short time. When it is cold outside he does the toilet inside, he refuses to park his bum in the cold. He is vicous with other dogs and strangers, he howls and growls at them, making it imposible to walk him. He has come close to attacking strangers (children!) before as he chases them from the garden someone walks by.

    My mum won’t put up with him any more and I agree, he is five times the work of a normal dog!

    We live in scotland, what is our chances of finding him a shelter or another home? If you know any local places then please say. The dog is not happy, and we certainly aren’t. We have tried everything with him. Training/behaviour tips have not worked with

    Thank you.
    I am actually 16 years old and my sister, who also is responsible for the dog is 17. Hardly infantile.
    I know training takes months, we have been trying for over a year! We did not buy the dog on a whim and we certainly do not want to “write him off”.I will do anything that will help us, but so far nothing has worked. I don’t think Cesar Milan could help this dog, he doesn’t behave like a dog should. If it wasn’t for my persuation over my mother the dog would have been given away years ago. This isn’t my choice but it’s the only option left to us.
    Great. I love this dog more than anything, he is my best friend. I know we did wrong by him when he was little but we didn’t know we were encouraging his behaviour! He would sit at our feet and shake if we didn’t give him attention, we thought it was cute, we didn’t know he would go crazy from this! I am not a pro. How was I meant to know that the dog would turn out this way? If I had my way I would spend every penny on behavour classes but you know what? My mum thinks she knows it all and won’t put him through it! I am stuck down a hole, I have done everything that I can for my dog but there is only so much I can do on my own. Why is it me that has failed as a dog owner when I am the only one trying to help him? My mum thinks classes won’t help. She thinks he is ruined. This is very painful and I am in tears reading some of the very insensitive comments. I will try to persuade my mum but don’t judge me.I have done everything that I can for the dog. I just want what’s best for him now
    Dark Chewster

    If he can be easily trained out of his behaviour then please say how this can be done rather than useless judgement!

    If it is that easy then don’t you think I would have done it! I have tried to do it! For over a year I have been trying to fix him, I have read books, internet advice, vet advice etc. I have tried everything. I have put so much effort into this and I will be the first to admit I don’t have a clue what I am doing but I am TRYING!

  • Marshal

    Anyone ever rescued a dog from a council pound? If so how did it react from you bought it home?
    If you have other dogs how did it behave with them? What sort of process did you have to go through before you were allowed to take it? How far did you travel to get it? Did you have to transport the dog any other way other than car?

    Many thanks, if you have any other details feel free to add.
    I’m thinking of possibly getting a council pound dog as a companion for my
    border terrier, from Ireland.

    THANK YOU :)

  • davemc74656

    We have had our 10 yo Boxer named bud for five years. I re homed him and his wife of 5 years together but unfortunately kylie, his wife was killed by a car after some children let her out of my garden. Since that day Bud has never left our side, he follows us even to the toilet, he is the most perfect dog anyone could wish for. He is placid, almost talks to us and his facial expressions tell us exactly what he wants. We love him and he is a massive part of our life.

    Just under Three years ago my first Grandchild was born, Bud was fantastic from the word go and as we gained trust, it was soon apparent that bud tolerated anything off caeden…….from being crawled over, ears pulled, stood on etc etc. Bud used to just get up and move away when he wasn’t in the mood, which was rarely, he just lay and sort of knew it was Lil C and never bat an eyelid….no moans, growls or anything.

    On Friday last, Caeden my grandson slightly caught his back thigh with his foot, my daughter was sat on the sofa in between them both. Bud swung around, in the most aggressive manner and bit his face, my daughter pushed her son to the floor or he fell back and she at the same time pushed bud back with her other hand. We were all stunned and can’t take this in. Caeden now has four teeth marks below his jaw and four above, with bruises and cuts. The lower grazes are 1/2 inch away from his Jugular vein…….you know what I’m thinking, if he hdn’t have fallen or a wall was behind him, I fear bud would have possibly sunk his teeth into him.

    Now, he has never, ever, done anything remotely like this in his life. However, my family are my life, he is ten years old and I feel (maybe to justify things) that Bud has just gotten so old, he has bad arthritis and isn’t in the best of health (but no where near ready to be put to sleep because of poor health). I feel though that he has maybe had enough and just wants to be left alone.

    I can’t risk this ever happening again, we take him shopping with us often, probably three times a week and briefly leave him by the shop tied to a post for maybe five or ten Min’s. people often love him, they know him, and stroke him etc…….children too. He may never ever do this again, but I can’t CHANCE that he might never do it again.

    We feel upset with Bud and betrayed all the love he gets, that he has done this and we feel he has let us down badly……however, we don’t want to have him euthanized. Re-homing him to somewhere like a farm or smallholding (if I was lucky enough to find one and then an owner to take on a dog with not long left anyway) but the re homing would be impossible because he would fret like hell and it would probably kill him anyway because he doesn’t eat even if we go away for a couple of days, he adores us too. I’ve spoken with two vets who have both said he must be allowed to leave the world now as he has had a good life. We have had a weekend of sheer hell, I haven’t slept a wink and feel sick in my stomach…..he is our best pal.

    I have decided to take him today, but I don’t physically feel I can do this. If there was another option, I grab it……but what can I do??????

    I know what you peeps are going to say I think…..but I’m clutching at at straws now…….for a miracle. To muzzle him is not an option, he is the old breed Boxer with a very pushed in snout making breathing difficult at the best of time and in summer, the vet felt this would be cruel!!

    So sorry for the long question.

    Thanks for reading,

    Mark, Darren……and Bud

  • Coffee t

    I have found that the vast majority, in fact pretty much all the rescue volunteers I have met here in Ireland, on website and in person, know little or nothing about the breeds they deal with and nothing about pack structure and training. In fact I have had a whole forum of people tell me that pack structure dosn’t exsist when I gave sound advice to someone. Seriously.
    I have been told that prong collars are… (let me try and remember) Somthing like “unbelievably cruel” and the word torture was used a lot.
    This was when I told someone the correct way to use one on a dog that dragged them down the street on walks. They reccommended a halti, which can actually do a lot more damage to a dogs neck than a prong, as well as being not as effective!

    Someone was rehoming a Weimaraner because it was not an effective guard dog, and the rescuers were all saying that the person was stupid to expect a Weim to guard, they are nothing but softies, that they would never be a good guard dog. Anyone who knows anything knows that a Weim has quite a strong protective instinct and can be a hard dog like many German breeds.

    When I even mentioned the word e-collar for training (correctly and responibly after learning how to use them, obviously) I was hit with a torrent of abuse and actually banned from that particular forum. These were well known dog rescuers in Ireland.

    When I volunteered to do some basic obedience with the dogs in the local centre here to make them easier to rehome,the essence of what I said was basically ignored, and I was told yeah, they really need people to help out and clean out the dogs pens or walk them. I said I would train them, like I am volunteering to train the dogs, I don’t have to do it, and they tell me I can clean out their pens? No thanks.

    I have given a lot of money to the ISPCA and strongly support animal rescue, but the attitude of the volunteers would really put you off.

    On another note about animal welfare in Ireland – Before when I went to do some volunteer work at the local SPCA holding spot located at the vets, a van full of lovely healthy but sad looking collies, crosses and some greyhounds and lurchers came pulled up. I was talking to them, assuming they were going onto the rescue to be rehomed. They were led into the vets, a few at a time, I heard the most awful screams I have ever heard (I’m not exaggerating) and they came out in green bags. In my county its still legal to put down dogs with bolt guns.

    But anyway back to the attitude of recuers -
    Has anyone else found this with them?
    BTW – I have seen some great American and English rescue sites
    “Rescue member” is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. If you’re to good for me to work with the dogs to try and help them be rehomed, then thats unfortunate for the dogs.

    Medieval methods? Gimme a break. Go to leerburg.com.
    I was not saying that the only way to train a dog is with a prong or any other tool, I was just reccommending what I found effective, calmly, and they went mental. If you can get a dog completly proof trained any other way then go ahead, I wasn’t objecting, they were.
    OMG, thank you ‘animalgurl’! Everything you said is so true! Wish there was more ppl like you around here, I have not met one!

  • unbleevable39

    I had 3 chihuahuas and 1 was a girl and a boxer which was a girl to and the boxer would attack the other girl. Is this because of having 2 girl dogs or because it was smaller.

  • vanvark83

    In a news paper I was reading it said how a dad and his 14 year old son were attacked by their family pet a (pit bull terrier).

    Also my local rescue centre has an American pit bull puppy for adoption; I thought they were banned, oh and a neighbor of my friend has one too but they got rid of it as it ripped the ear off of their west highland terrier.

    If they are banned here in the UK why do so many people still have them?
    The types of people who want to own them here turn them into evil pets like this:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1229190/Pictured-The-shocking-moment-guide-dog-savagely-attacked-pit-bull.html

  • Jeracoo L

    Anyone ever rescued a dog from a council pound? If so how did it react from you bought it home?
    If you have other dogs how did it behave with them? What sort of process did you have to go through before you were allowed to take it? How far did you travel to get it? Did you have to transport the dog any other way other than car?

    Many thanks, if you have any other details feel free to add.
    I’m thinking of possibly getting a council pound dog as a companion for my
    border terrier, from Ireland.

    THANK YOU :)

  • Benihana

    We have had our 10 yo Boxer named bud for five years. I re homed him and his wife of 5 years together but unfortunately kylie, his wife was killed by a car after some children let her out of my garden. Since that day Bud has never left our side, he follows us even to the toilet, he is the most perfect dog anyone could wish for. He is placid, almost talks to us and his facial expressions tell us exactly what he wants. We love him and he is a massive part of our life.

    Just under Three years ago my first Grandchild was born, Bud was fantastic from the word go and as we gained trust, it was soon apparent that bud tolerated anything off caeden…….from being crawled over, ears pulled, stood on etc etc. Bud used to just get up and move away when he wasn’t in the mood, which was rarely, he just lay and sort of knew it was Lil C and never bat an eyelid….no moans, growls or anything.

    On Friday last, Caeden my grandson slightly caught his back thigh with his foot, my daughter was sat on the sofa in between them both. Bud swung around, in the most aggressive manner and bit his face, my daughter pushed her son to the floor or he fell back and she at the same time pushed bud back with her other hand. We were all stunned and can’t take this in. Caeden now has four teeth marks below his jaw and four above, with bruises and cuts. The lower grazes are 1/2 inch away from his Jugular vein…….you know what I’m thinking, if he hdn’t have fallen or a wall was behind him, I fear bud would have possibly sunk his teeth into him.

    Now, he has never, ever, done anything remotely like this in his life. However, my family are my life, he is ten years old and I feel (maybe to justify things) that Bud has just gotten so old, he has bad arthritis and isn’t in the best of health (but no where near ready to be put to sleep because of poor health). I feel though that he has maybe had enough and just wants to be left alone.

    I can’t risk this ever happening again, we take him shopping with us often, probably three times a week and briefly leave him by the shop tied to a post for maybe five or ten Min’s. people often love him, they know him, and stroke him etc…….children too. He may never ever do this again, but I can’t CHANCE that he might never do it again.

    We feel upset with Bud and betrayed all the love he gets, that he has done this and we feel he has let us down badly……however, we don’t want to have him euthanized. Re-homing him to somewhere like a farm or smallholding (if I was lucky enough to find one and then an owner to take on a dog with not long left anyway) but the re homing would be impossible because he would fret like hell and it would probably kill him anyway because he doesn’t eat even if we go away for a couple of days, he adores us too. I’ve spoken with two vets who have both said he must be allowed to leave the world now as he has had a good life. We have had a weekend of sheer hell, I haven’t slept a wink and feel sick in my stomach…..he is our best pal.

    I have decided to take him today, but I don’t physically feel I can do this. If there was another option, I grab it……but what can I do??????

    I know what you peeps are going to say I think…..but I’m clutching at at straws now…….for a miracle. To muzzle him is not an option, he is the old breed Boxer with a very pushed in snout making breathing difficult at the best of time and in summer, the vet felt this would be cruel!!

    So sorry for the long question.

    Thanks for reading,

    Mark, Darren……and Bud

  • unbleevable39

    ive been looking for a dog for ages and i saw the perfect little [ well massive] angel on a site earlier! He is 1 year 3 months old and ive completely fallen in love with him! he has been neutered but not by the rescue center. My house has plenty of room ive had a dog before and she lives to 18! :) also a rescue dog! i have the time and knowledge for him but the Question Is …How Much Will He Cost? i heard about £50-£100 is that right? :) any experience [ not on dog care] stories about rescuing dogs i would love to hear! :)

  • whites are not the only racists

    i have tried the dogs trust and rspca but i havent had any joy. is there anywhere else i can try?

  • nasty1

    hey there i have a gorgeous wee staffy, but i am looking to re-home him due to my wee boys allergy, so the question is how i go about advertising him :D i know i sound silly but never had to advertise before neither did i expect to have to re-home him, he is such a loving wee dog and i want him to go somewhere that he will be happy i am in glasgow if that helps thanks people x
    i should maybe add that he is a rescue dog iv had him since he was 4 months old and is now 2, my son has asthma which seems to be worse when the dog is about, so we gave him to my inlaws for them to keep and my sons asthma and breathing got so much better and easier, just thought id say abit more about rehoming him, my inlaws cant keep him tho

  • Cliffy N

    Ok, this is very upsetting but I have been left with no other option but to give up my dog. My mum can’t put up with him any more. He has serious issues, he shakes at our feet when we dont give him attention, which he constantly demands. He howls whenever he is left on his own from the moment we leave until the moment we return, even if it it for a short time. When it is cold outside he does the toilet inside, he refuses to park his bum in the cold. He is vicous with other dogs and strangers, he howls and growls at them, making it imposible to walk him. He has come close to attacking strangers (children!) before as he chases them from the garden someone walks by.

    My mum won’t put up with him any more and I agree, he is five times the work of a normal dog!

    We live in scotland, what is our chances of finding him a shelter or another home? If you know any local places then please say. The dog is not happy, and we certainly aren’t. We have tried everything with him. Training/behaviour tips have not worked with

    Thank you.
    I am actually 16 years old and my sister, who also is responsible for the dog is 17. Hardly infantile.
    I know training takes months, we have been trying for over a year! We did not buy the dog on a whim and we certainly do not want to “write him off”.I will do anything that will help us, but so far nothing has worked. I don’t think Cesar Milan could help this dog, he doesn’t behave like a dog should. If it wasn’t for my persuation over my mother the dog would have been given away years ago. This isn’t my choice but it’s the only option left to us.
    Great. I love this dog more than anything, he is my best friend. I know we did wrong by him when he was little but we didn’t know we were encouraging his behaviour! He would sit at our feet and shake if we didn’t give him attention, we thought it was cute, we didn’t know he would go crazy from this! I am not a pro. How was I meant to know that the dog would turn out this way? If I had my way I would spend every penny on behavour classes but you know what? My mum thinks she knows it all and won’t put him through it! I am stuck down a hole, I have done everything that I can for my dog but there is only so much I can do on my own. Why is it me that has failed as a dog owner when I am the only one trying to help him? My mum thinks classes won’t help. She thinks he is ruined. This is very painful and I am in tears reading some of the very insensitive comments. I will try to persuade my mum but don’t judge me.I have done everything that I can for the dog. I just want what’s best for him now
    Dark Chewster

    If he can be easily trained out of his behaviour then please say how this can be done rather than useless judgement!

    If it is that easy then don’t you think I would have done it! I have tried to do it! For over a year I have been trying to fix him, I have read books, internet advice, vet advice etc. I have tried everything. I have put so much effort into this and I will be the first to admit I don’t have a clue what I am doing but I am TRYING!

  • jordenkotor

    We are really looking to buy a puppy or dog, but we would obviously want to buy the dog from somewhere that can be trusted.

    We seriously do not mind, if the dog is a pedigree or cross.

    thanks
    xxx

  • The Beatles

    I recently found a lovely rottweiler stray in a local rehoming centre. I fell in love with him and in the last week or so visited 6 times. I went today to take him out again before adopting tomorrow. I was told his previous potential owner called up wanting his dog back.

    The dog has been with the home 3 weeks before he got in touch with them. He said he had been on holiday and had looked and put up missing posters…

    I find it hard to believe the biggest rehoming centre in the area wasn’t checked.

    I went in at just after 11am when it opens and left at 12.30 with the ‘owner’ still not arrived yet.

    Myself and my partner have really bonded with him and spent over 150 on things ready for him moving in with us Friday. I need to call tomorrow hen they open to see if the old owner came in or not.

    What are you’re opinions and thoughts on what should happen ??

  • sarah w

    I don’t mind working with domestic animals or zoo/sanctuary animals or animals in the wild. I am experienced working with animals. I am happy to pay for flights and my own food but don’t want to pay any “extras”. I’m not afraid of hard work and am looking to volunteer between 3 and 6 months. I live in Australia and don’t really mind where I go. Anyone got any tips? I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet but most agencies want to charge you a big fee for volunteering….

  • sarah w

    I just recently got a dog, and my dad wont allow her in the house only at nights. During the day my neighbor lets her dogs out as well, but they bark at my dog. Is there any way to make them quiet? My dog is quiet and does her own thing.
    Lol, thank you guys! The neighbors dog is a chihuahua btw so I dont think I can train it not to bark…
    I really like both Midwest’s and Eye’s answers. So im gonna let the community decide. Thank you guys!

  • Gage

    We have had our 10 yo Boxer named bud for five years. I re homed him and his wife of 5 years together but unfortunately kylie, his wife was killed by a car after some children let her out of my garden. Since that day Bud has never left our side, he follows us even to the toilet, he is the most perfect dog anyone could wish for. He is placid, almost talks to us and his facial expressions tell us exactly what he wants. We love him and he is a massive part of our life.

    Just under Three years ago my first Grandchild was born, Bud was fantastic from the word go and as we gained trust, it was soon apparent that bud tolerated anything off caeden…….from being crawled over, ears pulled, stood on etc etc. Bud used to just get up and move away when he wasn’t in the mood, which was rarely, he just lay and sort of knew it was Lil C and never bat an eyelid….no moans, growls or anything.

    On Friday last, Caeden my grandson slightly caught his back thigh with his foot, my daughter was sat on the sofa in between them both. Bud swung around, in the most aggressive manner and bit his face, my daughter pushed her son to the floor or he fell back and she at the same time pushed bud back with her other hand. We were all stunned and can’t take this in. Caeden now has four teeth marks below his jaw and four above, with bruises and cuts. The lower grazes are 1/2 inch away from his Jugular vein…….you know what I’m thinking, if he hdn’t have fallen or a wall was behind him, I fear bud would have possibly sunk his teeth into him.

    Now, he has never, ever, done anything remotely like this in his life. However, my family are my life, he is ten years old and I feel (maybe to justify things) that Bud has just gotten so old, he has bad arthritis and isn’t in the best of health (but no where near ready to be put to sleep because of poor health). I feel though that he has maybe had enough and just wants to be left alone.

    I can’t risk this ever happening again, we take him shopping with us often, probably three times a week and briefly leave him by the shop tied to a post for maybe five or ten Min’s. people often love him, they know him, and stroke him etc…….children too. He may never ever do this again, but I can’t CHANCE that he might never do it again.

    We feel upset with Bud and betrayed all the love he gets, that he has done this and we feel he has let us down badly……however, we don’t want to have him euthanized. Re-homing him to somewhere like a farm or smallholding (if I was lucky enough to find one and then an owner to take on a dog with not long left anyway) but the re homing would be impossible because he would fret like hell and it would probably kill him anyway because he doesn’t eat even if we go away for a couple of days, he adores us too. I’ve spoken with two vets who have both said he must be allowed to leave the world now as he has had a good life. We have had a weekend of sheer hell, I haven’t slept a wink and feel sick in my stomach…..he is our best pal.

    I have decided to take him today, but I don’t physically feel I can do this. If there was another option, I grab it……but what can I do??????

    I know what you peeps are going to say I think…..but I’m clutching at at straws now…….for a miracle. To muzzle him is not an option, he is the old breed Boxer with a very pushed in snout making breathing difficult at the best of time and in summer, the vet felt this would be cruel!!

    So sorry for the long question.

    Thanks for reading,

    Mark, Darren……and Bud

  • colingrillo

    I recently found a lovely rottweiler stray in a local rehoming centre. I fell in love with him and in the last week or so visited 6 times. I went today to take him out again before adopting tomorrow. I was told his previous potential owner called up wanting his dog back.

    The dog has been with the home 3 weeks before he got in touch with them. He said he had been on holiday and had looked and put up missing posters…

    I find it hard to believe the biggest rehoming centre in the area wasn’t checked.

    I went in at just after 11am when it opens and left at 12.30 with the ‘owner’ still not arrived yet.

    Myself and my partner have really bonded with him and spent over 150 on things ready for him moving in with us Friday. I need to call tomorrow hen they open to see if the old owner came in or not.

    What are you’re opinions and thoughts on what should happen ??

  • borabora5524

    when you have young children would you risk getting a dog from a rescue centre, not knowing their temperment, or their history. or would you rather buy a pup who can grow up being used to their surroundings and children. do you agree that a bad dog comes from bad owners? i am not against rescue dogs, i sponsor a dog through dogs trust, but my kids are my priority and i would not bring a strange dog into the home. thats why i have had my dog from a pup. just wondered what your thoughts were.
    like i said i do already have a dog, a 3 year old lab.we bought him when he was a pup because we had a baby, i wanted a breed that was trustworthy and one that would grow up with children. he is fantastic with the kids. my hubby would love another dog, he does want to rescue a dog but i have had another baby since and i’m very wary.

  • Joey 01

    Ok, this is very upsetting but I have been left with no other option but to give up my dog. My mum can’t put up with him any more. He has serious issues, he shakes at our feet when we dont give him attention, which he constantly demands. He howls whenever he is left on his own from the moment we leave until the moment we return, even if it it for a short time. When it is cold outside he does the toilet inside, he refuses to park his bum in the cold. He is vicous with other dogs and strangers, he howls and growls at them, making it imposible to walk him. He has come close to attacking strangers (children!) before as he chases them from the garden someone walks by.

    My mum won’t put up with him any more and I agree, he is five times the work of a normal dog!

    We live in scotland, what is our chances of finding him a shelter or another home? If you know any local places then please say. The dog is not happy, and we certainly aren’t. We have tried everything with him. Training/behaviour tips have not worked with

    Thank you.
    I am actually 16 years old and my sister, who also is responsible for the dog is 17. Hardly infantile.
    I know training takes months, we have been trying for over a year! We did not buy the dog on a whim and we certainly do not want to “write him off”.I will do anything that will help us, but so far nothing has worked. I don’t think Cesar Milan could help this dog, he doesn’t behave like a dog should. If it wasn’t for my persuation over my mother the dog would have been given away years ago. This isn’t my choice but it’s the only option left to us.
    Great. I love this dog more than anything, he is my best friend. I know we did wrong by him when he was little but we didn’t know we were encouraging his behaviour! He would sit at our feet and shake if we didn’t give him attention, we thought it was cute, we didn’t know he would go crazy from this! I am not a pro. How was I meant to know that the dog would turn out this way? If I had my way I would spend every penny on behavour classes but you know what? My mum thinks she knows it all and won’t put him through it! I am stuck down a hole, I have done everything that I can for my dog but there is only so much I can do on my own. Why is it me that has failed as a dog owner when I am the only one trying to help him? My mum thinks classes won’t help. She thinks he is ruined. This is very painful and I am in tears reading some of the very insensitive comments. I will try to persuade my mum but don’t judge me.I have done everything that I can for the dog. I just want what’s best for him now
    Dark Chewster

    If he can be easily trained out of his behaviour then please say how this can be done rather than useless judgement!

    If it is that easy then don’t you think I would have done it! I have tried to do it! For over a year I have been trying to fix him, I have read books, internet advice, vet advice etc. I have tried everything. I have put so much effort into this and I will be the first to admit I don’t have a clue what I am doing but I am TRYING!

  • Matthew S

    Im looking for a puppy/dog in North Ayrshire. I need somewhere like a rehoming centre or dogs trust place that lets you give the dogs a home.

    please help

  • Alun J

    My Chinchilla, Clarence recently died and I have decided to now get a dog.
    I have narrowed my choice down to 3, boxer, bullmastif or weimeraner.

    I never had a dog before but my housemate has, I am going off looks so any experience of these breeds would be helpful
    I have a large, enclosed back garden and although I work full-time their is always someone around and I will also see it in my lunchtime.

  • ttocs

    north west england!

  • Jermaine J

    Ok, this is very upsetting but I have been left with no other option but to give up my dog. My mum can’t put up with him any more. He has serious issues, he shakes at our feet when we dont give him attention, which he constantly demands. He howls whenever he is left on his own from the moment we leave until the moment we return, even if it it for a short time. When it is cold outside he does the toilet inside, he refuses to park his bum in the cold. He is vicous with other dogs and strangers, he howls and growls at them, making it imposible to walk him. He has come close to attacking strangers (children!) before as he chases them from the garden someone walks by.

    My mum won’t put up with him any more and I agree, he is five times the work of a normal dog!

    We live in scotland, what is our chances of finding him a shelter or another home? If you know any local places then please say. The dog is not happy, and we certainly aren’t. We have tried everything with him. Training/behaviour tips have not worked with

    Thank you.
    I am actually 16 years old and my sister, who also is responsible for the dog is 17. Hardly infantile.
    I know training takes months, we have been trying for over a year! We did not buy the dog on a whim and we certainly do not want to “write him off”.I will do anything that will help us, but so far nothing has worked. I don’t think Cesar Milan could help this dog, he doesn’t behave like a dog should. If it wasn’t for my persuation over my mother the dog would have been given away years ago. This isn’t my choice but it’s the only option left to us.
    Great. I love this dog more than anything, he is my best friend. I know we did wrong by him when he was little but we didn’t know we were encouraging his behaviour! He would sit at our feet and shake if we didn’t give him attention, we thought it was cute, we didn’t know he would go crazy from this! I am not a pro. How was I meant to know that the dog would turn out this way? If I had my way I would spend every penny on behavour classes but you know what? My mum thinks she knows it all and won’t put him through it! I am stuck down a hole, I have done everything that I can for my dog but there is only so much I can do on my own. Why is it me that has failed as a dog owner when I am the only one trying to help him? My mum thinks classes won’t help. She thinks he is ruined. This is very painful and I am in tears reading some of the very insensitive comments. I will try to persuade my mum but don’t judge me.I have done everything that I can for the dog. I just want what’s best for him now
    Dark Chewster

    If he can be easily trained out of his behaviour then please say how this can be done rather than useless judgement!

    If it is that easy then don’t you think I would have done it! I have tried to do it! For over a year I have been trying to fix him, I have read books, internet advice, vet advice etc. I have tried everything. I have put so much effort into this and I will be the first to admit I don’t have a clue what I am doing but I am TRYING!

  • Daniel

    The first unwanted puppy this Christmas was handed over to a rescue shelter on Christmas Day, a charity has said.

    The Dogs Trust said a couple in Scotland had bought the puppy, called Theo, as a present to themselves but decided they couldn’t look after him.

    So they took Theo to the West Calder Rehoming centre in West Lothian where he is being cared for.

    Staff at the centre are taking Theo home with them over Christmas, as they are worried he might get scared.

  • Ryan Dunn

    when you have young children would you risk getting a dog from a rescue centre, not knowing their temperment, or their history. or would you rather buy a pup who can grow up being used to their surroundings and children. do you agree that a bad dog comes from bad owners? i am not against rescue dogs, i sponsor a dog through dogs trust, but my kids are my priority and i would not bring a strange dog into the home. thats why i have had my dog from a pup. just wondered what your thoughts were.
    like i said i do already have a dog, a 3 year old lab.we bought him when he was a pup because we had a baby, i wanted a breed that was trustworthy and one that would grow up with children. he is fantastic with the kids. my hubby would love another dog, he does want to rescue a dog but i have had another baby since and i’m very wary.

  • Vultre9

    We have had Junior, our second dog now from early months. He is a 1.5 year old cross between a red setter and doberman. He is MASSIVELY energetic and attention seeking. He sleeps in a pen outdoors and about 6 months back we introduced him to some kid neighbours. When they cot too close he barked and snapped and since has been nervous around new people and children. We’ve had him at a trainer and with a personal behaviourist, the first dismissed him from the class for his unpredictable behaviour and the second completed a course with him but warned us NEVER to let him loose.

    We now have a baby on the way and my partner and I are nervous about having him around when a newborn is on the scene, with added pressure from both sides of parents.

    We have tried rehoming and referring through the dogs trust but neither will entertain him due to his temperament (we are honest with everyone about his volatile nature).

    We are at am impasse now, my partner wants him put down, whereas I feel we owe it to him to seek other avenues.

    Any advice or help is more than welcomed. Thanks.
    So some more info that may shed some light. He wasn’t socialised properly. We thought we were doing enough with him and he was out every day, but as a trainer told us, it should have been up the town and not down a country cycle path. We know it’s our fault, but irrespective, we are where we are. He went outside when he started posing a threat to visitors. I don’t want to put him down at all. The vet has checked him and ruled that there are no underlying medical issues.

  • Brendan O

    Me and my family have our hearts set on a dog – any dog.Old, young, small, tall, etc. Does anyone know any good adoption centers in the north west of England? This is the last piece of information we need! Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance :-)

  • musicistabest

    whenever i take my 2 year old mix to a dog park she always tends to stay away from the other dogs or near me. i want her to have fun and go play with the other dogs but is so scared she wont even move. she did not have that much interaction with other dogs when she was a puppy but i have been taking her to the dog park more often. what should i do to make her less afraid?

  • Cpt Excelsior

    Anywhere I can get a dog for free in England? I’m in Coventry, England. I want to get a cage and food and I have done research towards one, and I want to give him/her a good, loving home!
    Please! Thanks!
    I have some money to donate if needed!

  • evangldbrg

    Anyone ever rescued a dog from a council pound? If so how did it react from you bought it home?
    If you have other dogs how did it behave with them? What sort of process did you have to go through before you were allowed to take it? How far did you travel to get it? Did you have to transport the dog any other way other than car?

    Many thanks, if you have any other details feel free to add.
    I’m thinking of possibly getting a council pound dog as a companion for my
    border terrier, from Ireland.

    THANK YOU :)

  • evangldbrg

    I have 3 big husky dogs living with my mum, but since i dont see them very often i wanted a dog of my own. I dont want a BIG dog, i want a dog that will stay the same size. I only have £150 to spend on one so i need a cheap website to buy a cute, lovable, small pup off. I WOULD PREFER to buy a puppy, but if not, then a small grown dog would do, :)
    Thanks. comment with the website link please. AND MAKE SURE ITS “£”
    THANKYOU! :)

  • encyclopath

    hi
    i don’t live in the us.. so i don’t know much about dog/cat care and etc.
    i will be coming to the us in a few months and i wanted to just gather some info about buying dogs and their stuff..
    so far i know that if i buy/adopt a dog from a shelter like humane society it would be better… but i dont know what stuff i’m going to need after buying the dog i mean like medication,food,toys,etc… and how much its gonna cost me per month??? and i also read that the dogs in shelters are medicated to date and something else like “anti worm”ed… does that mean that they wont get worms or is it some sort of a temporary thing that i must apply every month???
    ps: i know this is a dumb question but… can you teach/train a dog to do his weewee at a certain place like some sort of a sandbox???

  • Noe R

    “An abandoned, epileptic American Bull Dog called Bentley has become a big hairy hero at Dogs Trust Evesham for raising the alarm after his canine carer collapsed unconscious while walking him.

    On 9th January canine carer Pete Cartwright (23) was exercising two year old Bentley in the snowy fields around the Worcestershire rehoming centre when he lost consciousness and fell face down into the snow. Epileptic Bentley leapt into action and raced back to the centre to alert Pete’s co-workers that something had happened.

    Chris Slight, from Dogs Trust Evesham rehoming centre, explained:

    “Bentley bounded back to us barking and we immediately realised something was wrong. The weather was atrocious that day and I dread to think what could have happened to Pete if Bentley hadn’t raised the alarm and helped us get to him just moments after he collapsed.”

    Pete regained consciousness and was rushed to the vet suite where staff wrapped him in dog blankets to warm him up until the ambulance arrived. After hospital tests Pete made a recovery and was recently welcomed back to work by a delighted Bentley.”

  • Matthew

    Anywhere I can get a dog for free in England? I’m in Coventry, England. I want to get a cage and food and I have done research towards one, and I want to give him/her a good, loving home!
    Please! Thanks!
    I have some money to donate if needed!

  • Xavier Hawthorne

    What is treating a dog like a dog mean to you?

  • borabora5524

    Anywhere I can get a dog for free in England? I’m in Coventry, England. I want to get a cage and food and I have done research towards one, and I want to give him/her a good, loving home!
    Please! Thanks!
    I have some money to donate if needed!

  • colingrillo

    I don’t mind working with domestic animals or zoo/sanctuary animals or animals in the wild. I am experienced working with animals. I am happy to pay for flights and my own food but don’t want to pay any “extras”. I’m not afraid of hard work and am looking to volunteer between 3 and 6 months. I live in Australia and don’t really mind where I go. Anyone got any tips? I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet but most agencies want to charge you a big fee for volunteering….

  • Jerosh Nagulachandran

    when you have young children would you risk getting a dog from a rescue centre, not knowing their temperment, or their history. or would you rather buy a pup who can grow up being used to their surroundings and children. do you agree that a bad dog comes from bad owners? i am not against rescue dogs, i sponsor a dog through dogs trust, but my kids are my priority and i would not bring a strange dog into the home. thats why i have had my dog from a pup. just wondered what your thoughts were.
    like i said i do already have a dog, a 3 year old lab.we bought him when he was a pup because we had a baby, i wanted a breed that was trustworthy and one that would grow up with children. he is fantastic with the kids. my hubby would love another dog, he does want to rescue a dog but i have had another baby since and i’m very wary.

  • rndmaktn

    We have had Junior, our second dog now from early months. He is a 1.5 year old cross between a red setter and doberman. He is MASSIVELY energetic and attention seeking. He sleeps in a pen outdoors and about 6 months back we introduced him to some kid neighbours. When they cot too close he barked and snapped and since has been nervous around new people and children. We’ve had him at a trainer and with a personal behaviourist, the first dismissed him from the class for his unpredictable behaviour and the second completed a course with him but warned us NEVER to let him loose.

    We now have a baby on the way and my partner and I are nervous about having him around when a newborn is on the scene, with added pressure from both sides of parents.

    We have tried rehoming and referring through the dogs trust but neither will entertain him due to his temperament (we are honest with everyone about his volatile nature).

    We are at am impasse now, my partner wants him put down, whereas I feel we owe it to him to seek other avenues.

    Any advice or help is more than welcomed. Thanks.
    So some more info that may shed some light. He wasn’t socialised properly. We thought we were doing enough with him and he was out every day, but as a trainer told us, it should have been up the town and not down a country cycle path. We know it’s our fault, but irrespective, we are where we are. He went outside when he started posing a threat to visitors. I don’t want to put him down at all. The vet has checked him and ruled that there are no underlying medical issues.

  • evangldbrg

    My son wants a dog so he can learn to take care of things hes 13

  • airdogspace2
  • Mark

    i have 2 cats 1male 18mths-good as gold, the other is female 9mths approx, the problem i have is she goes toilet out of the litter tray but right next to it or sometimes she will go on my dogs bed. i clean the litter every day as they both use it but nothing works, i regularly buy new litter trays but it dont make a differance, she’s been doing this ever since i got her at surposedly 9wks but she has always been small- but does anyone have advice on how to stop her doing this as its horrid now and i cant afford to kep buying new dog beds all the time as washing them makes no difference as the only other option i have is to take her to a rehoming center but i bought her for life so don’t want to dump her on them so to speak as they need the room for more needy cats. please help!

  • Dr Dorian

    i think dogs because i have two dogs and i hate cats

  • Jeremy Xargor is my gamertag

    what are some jobs working with dogs beside vet and vet tech that pay well i dont mind working with other animals to but i would like it to be mostly with dogs
    there isnt any dog shelter near where i live

  • ConfusionnaJob

    I don’t mind working with domestic animals or zoo/sanctuary animals or animals in the wild. I am experienced working with animals. I am happy to pay for flights and my own food but don’t want to pay any “extras”. I’m not afraid of hard work and am looking to volunteer between 3 and 6 months. I live in Australia and don’t really mind where I go. Anyone got any tips? I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet but most agencies want to charge you a big fee for volunteering….

  • Marshal

    Hi there, has anyone got any stories, good or bad, of getting a dog from a uk rescue centre?
    Please share opionions.

  • callofduty5123412

    Sadly, I have lost both of my rescue dogs to cancer in the past three months – Minnie, a greyhound and Mr B a collie/springer cross. I would really love to have another rescue dog (or two!), but am having real difficulties in finding a dog that will live happily with my cats and other pets – a rabbit and two guinea pigs. Both of my previous dogs were fantastic with all the other pets and I didn’t realise how difficult it would be to find another pet loving dog. I have tried all the local rescue centres and have taken three dogs (on separate occasions) from the Dogs Trust for home visits, but all of them have been keen to chase the other animals.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, other than keep checking the rescue centres, local papers, etc.?
    I have put a card up on the vet’s noticeboard, petshop, etc. Yep, the greyhound was surprising! Straight from racing at Poole into a house with 9 cats and small furries. Watched her like a hawk at first (obviously), but showed no interest in chasing them at all. In fact, she took a liking to one cat in particular and would cuddle up with him in her bed and groom him!

  • mmminja

    hi
    i don’t live in the us.. so i don’t know much about dog/cat care and etc.
    i will be coming to the us in a few months and i wanted to just gather some info about buying dogs and their stuff..
    so far i know that if i buy/adopt a dog from a shelter like humane society it would be better… but i dont know what stuff i’m going to need after buying the dog i mean like medication,food,toys,etc… and how much its gonna cost me per month??? and i also read that the dogs in shelters are medicated to date and something else like “anti worm”ed… does that mean that they wont get worms or is it some sort of a temporary thing that i must apply every month???
    ps: i know this is a dumb question but… can you teach/train a dog to do his weewee at a certain place like some sort of a sandbox???

  • Larry R

    I don’t mind working with domestic animals or zoo/sanctuary animals or animals in the wild. I am experienced working with animals. I am happy to pay for flights and my own food but don’t want to pay any “extras”. I’m not afraid of hard work and am looking to volunteer between 3 and 6 months. I live in Australia and don’t really mind where I go. Anyone got any tips? I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet but most agencies want to charge you a big fee for volunteering….

  • Jason M

    hi
    i don’t live in the us.. so i don’t know much about dog/cat care and etc.
    i will be coming to the us in a few months and i wanted to just gather some info about buying dogs and their stuff..
    so far i know that if i buy/adopt a dog from a shelter like humane society it would be better… but i dont know what stuff i’m going to need after buying the dog i mean like medication,food,toys,etc… and how much its gonna cost me per month??? and i also read that the dogs in shelters are medicated to date and something else like “anti worm”ed… does that mean that they wont get worms or is it some sort of a temporary thing that i must apply every month???
    ps: i know this is a dumb question but… can you teach/train a dog to do his weewee at a certain place like some sort of a sandbox???

  • Con Orpe

    I don’t mind working with domestic animals or zoo/sanctuary animals or animals in the wild. I am experienced working with animals. I am happy to pay for flights and my own food but don’t want to pay any “extras”. I’m not afraid of hard work and am looking to volunteer between 3 and 6 months. I live in Australia and don’t really mind where I go. Anyone got any tips? I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet but most agencies want to charge you a big fee for volunteering….