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Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:27 pm
by LemonJuice87
Hi all,

Just a general wonderment, as i'm getting mixed messages about it off different people and websites.

When you rehome a rescue dog, is there a fee? Because i've been asking about it and apparently the rescue vets/home will usually ask for a fee from £70 to £160ish.

The reason I ask is, me and Mr. LemonJuice would like a dog. So we thought getting a rescue dog would be a cheaper option. But it turning out to not be. So we may aswell pay a couple of hunred quid for a puppy that we can train ourselves.

(Sorry for any spelling mistakes, ive got false nails on and they are really long at the moment, finding it difficult to type. Roll on Thursday when i get them re-done lol)

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:53 pm
by Skarlet
Yes, rescue centres do tend to charge a fee for dogs, partly to pay for the care of the dogs, and to help pay for the future care of other dogs. In someways the rescue may be cheaper, in that they have normally sorted out all the vaccinations, neutering, and things that you need when you get a dog.

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:33 pm
by whoopsie
And you will have rehomed a poor doggie that someone else didn't want. :D

My mum has Tibetan Terriers, they go for £750ea

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:42 pm
by rufio89
Wow, that's expensive!!

I'm hoping to get a cat when I'm settled in to my new house.

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:22 pm
by spacegirl
My yorkie was 400 and my mate bought 2 chihuahuas for 600 each (with 2for1 discount)! 150 isn't bad and as someone said before they usually have vaccines etc already. Also, you'd be saving a wee doggie's life, and cross breeds are usually more intelligent with less health problems! Overall, I think the rescue dog is a much better option. When I grow up and stop living in rented flatshares I can't wait to get a dog!

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:13 pm
by LemonJuice87
I havnt got a problem with rescue dogs. I think its the best way. But I have two concerns,

One been that I wouldnt know much about the dogs background, so the worry that it could lash out is a major worry in my head. My Dad has a rescue dog, had him for around 5 years and even he has the odd mood swing and lashes out (The dog, not my Dad :lol: )

The second been that its very hard to train an 'older' dog. I would rather get a puppy and train it myself. Not many rescue centres will have puppies. Most people keep the puppies untill they dont look like puppies anymore and then turf them out so to speak.

Those are my only concerns. Other than those two i would march into Dogs Trust or the RSPCA tomorrow and bring a dog home. Its just those two things stopping me. :(

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:16 pm
by rufio89
Maybe you should just go and look at the RSPCA and see what it's like, have a play with some of the dogs and then come home and have a think about it.

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:28 pm
by spacegirl
yea i know what you mean. altho you never know, you could go down to the rspca and you might just fall in love! have you ever watched spaced? like when daisy falls in love with colin :)

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:21 am
by jen
Hiya

I agree with what you're saying about how you never know the past history of a rescue dogs but myself and my ex partner when we were together went to the RSPCA to look for a dog and most of the time, the rescue centre are able to tell you whether the dog is ok with other dogs/cats etc and i know that they recommend that you spend some time with the dog before making a decision. Maybe you and your partner could take a trip down with your daughter and see how the dog is with her. Most dogs tend to love kids (sometimes more so than adults lol) so you'll have a rough idea?

I think it's great that you're thinking about rescuing a dog. It's so sad that some people can just tie a dog up and leave it without a care in the world. I would have taken them all home if i could but in the end our neighbour (who's dog i used to dog-sit for when i was out of work) couldn't cope with him (he was still young and still chewing everything) and her little boy after she split with her partner and asked if i wanted him full time. Of course i jumped at the chance so in the end we didn't get a dog from the rspca.

You really are doing a great thing and whichever dog you get will love you and be eternally grateful and loyal to you for rescuing him.

Good luck!

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:02 am
by LemonJuice87
I really wouldnt mind getting a rescue dog. Just to prove to the dog that it can be loved and cared for.

I think this weekend coming is gonna be spent going round all the rescue homes. I know im going to fall in love with the first dog I see lol.

I know that cats are easier to look after, but I want something thats gonna be happy to see me when i come home or get up in the morning. Im really looking forward to it. :D

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:30 pm
by whoopsie
rufio89 wrote:I'm hoping to get a cat when I'm settled in to my new house.


I might have black ones for sale (we haven't decided if we're rehoming, or which ones yet). Let me know if you're interested :D

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:59 pm
by rufio89
If you fancy driving them up to Notts!

Re: Rescue dogs/cats

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:57 am
by whoopsie
rufio89 wrote:If you fancy driving them up to Notts!

:D