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🐾🐾 National rescue dog day

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Agoodenough

Hi everyone,

It’s national dog rescue day today 🥰 and as I’m a dog walker (until the lockdown started) and someone who is mad about dogs I thought I’d post this for any other dog lovers out there.

Here are a few rescue dogs that I know. 3 of them I have walked but the spaniel on the chair is living out her life at our local retreat rescue centre and it’s unlikely she can ever be rehomed.

The greyhound has been rescued from the race tracks as at only 3 years she was discarded and put into retirement.

The Jack Russell was rescued from the RSPCA

The pointer X was rescued off the streets of Ireland by the Dogs trust.

So all of these puppies have had a great outcome after a rocky start so that’s something to warm our hearts 💚

Have a great day 🌞

Ali 🙂

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It just breaks your heart how some of these beautiful animals are treated. They are so loving and loyal to be discarded this way some people should be banned from ever getting a pet for life. I hope they find homes with loving people.🐕🐕🐕

All the above have loving homes so no worries there. I think some people see them as a fad rather than one of the family. I always think there are more people in the world looking after their pets than not and I just hold on to that thought 💚

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TRST in reply to Agoodenough

I hope you're right. Animals deserve a life worth living, free of pain and suffering, and with plenty of love ❤️

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Not all dogs are as lucky as your 2!

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Yes I know, Pip was rescued as a pup. My daughter has a rescued Lurched and my mum has a small rescued Chihuahua. I always put food and biscuits in the box at Tesco for the dogs homes and also food for the food banks and for the cats also. I try to get something for all three when I do my main shop. I think anything helps. 👍😊😊

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One of my cousins who is spoilt had 2 chichuauas called Lily and Coco who she dumped on my aunt and uncle after she had her little boy!

She treats my aunt like a skivvy and my aunt is nearly 80 as well with regard to looking after her little boy who is 4.

Once she had told my Nana and grandpa to f ing shut up when she was 18 and my aunt had taken her home, dumped her there and gone back to Nana's!

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Oh that's not good, sometimes when people are spoiled their behavior is a lot to be desired but as they get older, sometimes they realise how selfish they have been.😊😊

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There was an incident at Nana's where her older sister had asked my aunt to look after her and all it was over was that she had her period and then a fuss had erupted all because of that!

My colleague at a previous job had said how asking to be looked after just because of that was pathetic!

She had called my aunt a stupid old cow in a shopping centre all because she wouldn't buy her some expensive trainers and then had graduated to calling my aunt an f ing bitch when she was in her 20s!

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Oh that is dreadful, as they say, you cannot pick your families. It is such selfish behavior and some people are prone to a bad temper. Maybe she should try some relaxation therapy to chill herself out a bit and calm down. xx

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One day my aunt had cried down the phone to Nana because her daughters were calling her names like an f ing bitch!

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Unfortunately some families do not run smoothly and tempers flare. You Aunt must have been very upset. Maybe she will realize how precious her mum is one day. xx

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What lovely photos Ali. Isn't is awful the way that animals are treated at times. We've always had cats as hubby is allergic to dogs, funnily enough not cats, but every cat we've had has been a rescued one. I don't agree with breeders at all, why do we need pedigrees as there are so many unwanted animals that need homes.

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Exactly. Not sure how some people part with their pets. For some people it’s probably the last resort and very upsetting but some are just plain irresistible.

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Same here apart from my daughter, she took a rescue dog in but her little one who was just coming up to 3 at the time was scared of him, he also nipped her. Not the dogs fault at all, just not ideal for children but the place where she got the dog didn't tell her.

There are far too many irresponsible people out there.

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Agree. All my animals have, are and will be unwanted pets. (that didn't sound right .. but what I mean is unwanted and so they come to me ❤️)

There is no need to breed animals who often have problems bred into them anyway, causing pain and suffering to pet and guardian.

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I knew exactly what you meant. Our fur baby's on his daddy's lap absolutely sound, bless him. He's a chunky black 13 year old cat.

I do not like breeding and agree that problems are bred into them.

Lovely photos - thanks!- rescues are definitely the best!- i am on my third rescue dog - all been from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - the best of charities - all had bad starts in life, all enjoyed life in a good home and were treasures!

Ah that’s so lovely to hear. Rescue is my favourite breed 🐾🐾

Just cannot understand anyone who can mistreat any animal. My family have had border collies since I got married in 1971. Unfortunately since losing my last one, Fergus, and my subsequent diagnosis I just couldn’t give them the time and exercise as I live alone. However I do have a fabulous grand dog!! Missing her so much as she is in London but getting daily photos and videos from my daughter! Her name is Bess and she is so clever and funny too.

I have not given up hope that once my treatment finishes etc I could have a smaller rescue do 🤞🤞🤞❤️🌈

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Agoodenough in reply to Elt79

Fingers crossed I hope that works out for you. It’s lovely to keep in touch via video but it’s not the same is it. I’m particularly missing Lola the cocker spaniel I walk. They have sent me videos (one of her shopping for treats in the pet shop which was funny) but I need a hug from her 🥰

Fergus is a great name. My dad has a border collie called Bess. Bossy Bess I call her as she has got my dad into a proper routine 😂

Ali

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Elt79 in reply to Agoodenough

They definitely know their own minds! ❤️🌈

I love that! 😁 They have a way of doing that! We had a rescue BC X (pretty sure it was with spaniel and maybe Irish Setter) - he was absolutely gorgeous and not very old when we took him. When I used to take him over the moors, he used to run circles round me like he was rounding up sheep so I assume he came from a farm - he was found wandering the streets one morning after horrdenous storms the night before. When we got our ESS pup, he used to chase her as if he was trying to corral her too.

Hi Ali, what some beautiful canine friends, and thanks for flagging up National Dog Rescue day. There's little more heartwarming than seeing a neglected dog or any animal, blossoming after rescue and all the rescue organisations need our support. Thanks for sharing! 🙏

Yes it’s great when a dog finds a good home. After they settle in and know they can trust you I think most are fine. 💚

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Not all pets are as lucky as your kazar!

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We’ve always had rescue dogs and they have all been wonderful, I wouldn’t ever buy a dog when there are so many loving dogs looking for a good home, I know friends who have paid up to a £1000 for a dog 😳. Probably because they are buying a dog for their Looks only,

I support Dogs trust, RSPCA, and Battersea , and it breaks my heart to see these wonderful animals looking for a loving home

Does anyone watch Paul O Grady programme at Battersea and the wonderful work they do, Paul finds it very hard not to take them all home, think he’s got about 10 at the moment👍😃

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That's great you've had success with rescuing and your dogs have been wonderful. I think they just need a chance. I must be a bit soft as I cant watch Paul Grady for the love of dogs. 😪

Me neither, it upsets me too much!

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I know it’s heartbreaking, 💔

The thing that gets me is the dog meat trade in China, don’t know if you saw Britain’s Got Talent about two weeks ago, there was. A magic dog act with a dog that had been rescued from a cage with 100 other dogs, ive never seen such a beautiful dog, they named him Magic, everyone was in tears as you can imagine, including Simon Cowell who is a big dog fan, I know its hard to watch. It then if they don’t show these terrible things going on in the world it will never be stopped, we can stop it 👍

I boycott everything from China as much as possible because of the way they treat animals from bears to dogs, Taiwan has just banned the dog meat trade there so it can be done

Thanks Jerry 🙂

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I used to have a black cocker spaniel, they are beautiful dogs.

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How lovely. Such great dogs.

They're gorgeous, I'll have them all please - I wish. Why can't the spaniel be rehomed Age?

No she has spaniel rage unfortunately. Very sad. Balled my eyes out when I heard the story. I wanted to have her but best she stays where she is. I love her and bought some chews to send to the retreat and put her name on them. 😪

Aww, that's really sad Age, what a shame! What is spaniel rage? I've never heard of it.

pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice...

Here is a link to it. The dog was in a loving family with young children. Bit the child and they couldnt get her off. The dog otherwise isnt aggressive but then has a sort of fit and doesnt realise shes done it. She has attacked other dogs as well. Heartbreaking as when she comes to again she is back to her loving self.

That's a dreadful condition Ade isn't it, I understand now what you mean. I had honestly never heard of it. It's so heartbreaking for owners of the dogs who suffer with it. Thanks for the link. x

Really sad. She seems perfect and so gentle. The owners arranged with the vet to have her put down but they couldnt do it and drove to the animal rescue place instead. Fingers crossed she keeps out of mischief.

Let's hope so. xx

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I didn't know that. All my dogs have been rescues. They give so much more than we give them. I've just been sent a video of another Hound In Need too......Will have to have a chat with Mr B and see if he's willing to share his mum...

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Oh how lovely. I'm waiting for one to come to me and if it does it's meant to be. Bot sure Willow would like it. Some people say she would get used to get other people say she wouldnt. Who knows. Shes 14.

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GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Agoodenough

Faithful Hound is 7 1/2. Like Willow opinions have varied as to whether he would feel pushed out or not. If he did he would stay quiet and not make it obvious and it would break my heart to have him feel he isn't enough. I'm probably overthinking. Also I had decided no more just in case with my health and being on my own but if I stay fine for ten years I will regret not doing it while I could!!

Great pictures of the dogs. Our rescue dog is snoring away by my feet. She has a tough time before we had her 4 homes in 6 weeks but we have had her two years and she has lightened up our lives. We had our last rescue dog 16 years. It can sometimes be hard work at first but they reward all the effort you put in.x

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Agoodenough in reply to rosewine

Gosh she was moved around a bit wasn’t she. Doesn’t help if they are not given the chance to settle in. what breed is she?

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She is a Schnauzer/Springer spaniel cross. She's black with a white patch on her chest Ann's looks like a more stocky Schnauzer.x

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