Dodger was just so lovely that we couldn't see him put to sleep. The lovely dog warden who contacted us couldn't either. So, number 4 came in.
We thought Dodger had found his forever sofa with a lovely couple in London, but they already had a rescue dog who didn't want to share Dodger. We are looking for a loving home where he can have some tlc and possibly a lovely girlie bitch as a playmate. Dodger is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He is currently in foster care with Paula. I think he has found a nice comfy bed there at the mo. If you would like to find out more please email us.
Sadly, & through no fault of his own, nor of his adopters, this bonny lad has come back into our care.
Regrettably Ziggy, the lovely incumbent Lurcher, took exception to having another adult male in what was previously his own exclusive territory.
'Tis a great shame, since everything seemed to be going so well, but I guess we all know that these things happen, & none of us would want any of the hounds concerned to be unhappy.
Dodger is currently with me, (living happily with four assorted hounds), before moving into foster care, so please direct any questions about this happy, affectionate lad to me - & before anyone asks, he is people & hound but not cat friendly!
Má tá grá agat dom, tabhair grá do mo mhadra. ~ Love me, love my dog.
Post by sloughirescue on Sept 3, 2007 17:30:14 GMT
What a shame Do you have any headed paper that you make posters out to advertise these dogs anywhere (was thinking of vet surgeries - mine advertise for certain charities and would probably put up dogs for you).
Post by sloughirescue on Sept 3, 2007 18:37:44 GMT
I guess you'd just have to decide what's a reasonable catchment area for people to come and view the dogs depending on where they are fostered and then ask people's vets according to where each dog is. My vet currently is advertising dogs at Chiltern Dog Rescue which is a good 30 - 40 miles out of London but I guess people dont see that as much of a distance if they think they are going to be seeing a potential new dog. Maybe A5 would be good so it doesnt look like you're asking for too much space on notice boards (and then maybe can get a couple of posters up!). Thinking about it Dodger actually only moved to Belsize Park which is about 1/2 mile away from where my vet is so this was obviously a reasonable distance for them to visit him initially and Barney to then do the homecheck (and now you have a few other homecheckers anyway to take the pressure off you both)
what can i say, this boy is amazing, he is not only gorgeous but he is so well behaved its untrue, as you can see he has really made himself at home, he slept in our bedroom last night on his new bed and we did not hear a peep out of him, he is eating well, no accidents indoors, gets on well with both the girls, although lucy follows him everywhere to make sure he is not getting anything that she isnt!!! he does pull a bit on the lead, nothing too drastic compared to the other 2, he looks at cats and squirrels but doesnt make any attempt to go after them, he really is a dream to look after,
by the way, the bed was made, he decided to make it a bit more comfortable, i am not completely lazy!!!!
Was just about to ring you Paula when I saw this. In your bedroom!!! oh so spoilt!!! Where do mine sleep. On the bed... be warned... it is only a step away! Are you coming over to Aston at Stevenage on Sunday. I will be able to give you some more food, courtesy of Angie this week.