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Comment #4599708 by Fred Astare Astare

Fred Astare Astare Dec 29th 2015, 12:09 PM #

I messed up myself this year. I bought a puppy, a Bijon Frise, for my 10 year old. I then got a notice to quit at my current address, knowing that a future landlord would be virtually impossible to accept pets, I had to sell the dog 3 months later. As you can guess it was not easy on my daughter, she still doesn’t talk about it.

So a lesson to everbody in this day and age, think ahead, pets are a big thing with renting properties now. So don’t buy an animal unless you have a mortgage on a house or the management company allow pets.

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Animal charity fear this lost puppy was abandoned Christmas gift

Animal charity fear this lost puppy was abandoned Christmas gift

They are searching for his owners in the hope he just got lost.

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    Favourite Karen Whelan
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    Dec 29th 2015, 12:17 PM

    I believe you should ever ever buy a puppy. Full stop. There are do many lovely dogs including puppies that are abandoned every month. We got Marley our pup from dogs trust in Oct. She is a lot of hard work. There is ups and downs with going the toilet etc but she’s also the best thing we did as a family. We walk her together as often as we can. Then take turns etc. We have to move now in the next couple of months and she will be coming with us. She’s part of our family.

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    Favourite Ciara McCorley
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    Dec 29th 2015, 12:22 PM

    Nice as it is to give a home to a rescue dog we had one and had to get rid of him after 4 years, he never got over whatever cruelty he suffered as a pup, so from that point of view I would never rescue a pup again

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    Favourite Karen Whelan
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    Dec 29th 2015, 12:31 PM

    When we went to dogs trust to enquire about adopting a dog. I went in with the intention of getting a 2-3 old male staff. They are a fantastic breed with kids. Their temperament is great for young families. We actually left with 3 month old mix of staff and collie. Dogs trust were great with what dog was right for us and what dog we were right for. All the staff were brilliant. The checks etc they did the after care phone calls to make sure we are still getting on. I find it hard to believe an organisation like that would let you take away and adopt a dog that wasn’t fit for your family

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    Favourite Denise English
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    Dec 29th 2015, 12:34 PM

    Dogs trust are a fantastic organisation but don’t forget there are lots of rescue centres around….

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    Favourite Joe Arthur
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    Dec 29th 2015, 12:36 PM

    Agreed with Karen on the approach the Dogs Trust take. For my own pup, they came around the house, even checking details like the fences etc. They wanted to know who’d be there & when for the dog. They met with everyone who’d live with the dog, and met the other dogs she’d mix with (i.e. my parents dog). They considered all sorts of details like exposure to children etc.

    They don’t just hand them out – especially the dogs with the most troubles.

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    Favourite Seamus Ryan
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    Dec 29th 2015, 1:11 PM

    We got a dog from Dogs Trust a few years ago. Dog was given out to us on the day he had just been released from vets. He was never right. Brought him for walks and he had to stop every five minutes because he was knackered. He had blood in his poo. Dogs Trust had no interest once we had taken the dog. When we rang their vet never rang us back Ended up we had to give the dog back. They sent a man out to collect him who was the most unpleasent person we had ever met. Would never call their again. We have two gorgous dogs now.

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    Favourite Joe Arthur
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    Dec 29th 2015, 1:16 PM

    Sounds a very strange story Seamus. Either the dogs trust have completely changed their approach in the last few years (which I’d be surprised with, I know people who volunteered there and that was certainly not what they described to me when recommending), or there’s something missing/fishy with the story above.

    Either way, that is the complete opposite of my experience with them – or others I know, for that matter.

    And they certainly don’t just hand dogs out on the day – home-checks are an absolute must for them.

    Your story sounds very strange.

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    Favourite Seamus Ryan
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    Dec 29th 2015, 1:27 PM

    Not a strange story at all Joe, just our experience with them. They did all the home checks Joe and we spent an hour and a half in Dogs Trust the morning we picked him up. I hope things have changed and they were highly recommended to us as we wanted to rehome rather than buy a dog. Their aftercare was a huge let down for us. It just seemed that before we got the dog they couldnt do enough but after we took our dog home they didnt really want to know.

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    Favourite Trish Loughman
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    Dec 29th 2015, 2:01 PM

    Can’t say that reflects our experience with Dog’s Trust. We found them great. As experienced owners, we took a 12 year old madly overweight dog with a heart condition from them and they kept in touch regularly, even offering money towards his medication monthly, which we were luckily in a position to refuse. We took him back for one of their ‘parties’ and you could see he remembered them – they couldn’t get over how well he looked having lost a lot of his weight. He never lost it all, but he had a happy three years or so with us before he died. I would never buy a dog. Rescue and rehome all the way.

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    Favourite Barbara M
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    Dec 29th 2015, 3:02 PM

    In terms of training and vet treatment its your responsibility as the owner to do that part of it. Most good rescues tho will put you in touch with a good dog trainer for problems the dog may have.

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    Favourite Seamus Ryan
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    Dec 30th 2015, 2:47 AM

    Delighted to hear that story. I love dogs and have two at the moment. As I said earlier I’m only passing on my experience of my dealings with Dogs Trust.

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    Favourite Seamus Ryan
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    Dec 30th 2015, 2:49 AM

    I agree Barbera but you dont expect to bring a dog to the vet two days after bringing him home because he has blood in his poo and the Dogs Trust vet wont return your phone call.

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    Favourite Amor
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    Dec 30th 2015, 10:04 AM

    You got rid of a rescue dog?! Wow. I’m surprised you’re willing to admit that. I hope you never have any sort of dog again, rescued or not.

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    Favourite Joni Owen
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    Dec 31st 2015, 12:19 AM

    I’d love another dog but all that rigmarole and all those checks would put me off to be honest.

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