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Sorry Linda, I have stolen your idea :lol:

I wondered if anyone is planning to adopt a dog from rescue in 2009?

I don't intend adopting any more dogs for a while. It won't be until we have a "vacancy" (something I don't want to think about :cry:) or I win the lottery/my husband makes a fortune and we have a bigger place/land.

Would love to hear of others plans though :D

If anyone is thinking of an older dog, do check out http://www.oldies.org.uk - it publicises dogs aged seven plus of all breeds/crosses for lots of different rescues, including labs.
 

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No worries Anglea, great thread and better idea than mine :wink: :D

I will adopt form Rescue but have my hands full at the moment, but I definitely will and I hope a lot of other people do too :D
 

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Lol i say no but with me i can never tell. I said no more after Skye, then along came Heidi and Kimba.
 

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Oh I'd love to Angela as we've never been a single-pet household. The plan when I lost my beloved Sas and Jinx was to adopt Bliss and let her settle in, then adopt another dog and eventually cat. But Bliss's behavioural issues mean it'd be very difficult to find the right dog. Plus she deserves and needs my full attention at the moment.

In the future - who knows, but I'd definitely consider an oldie. Age doesn't matter to me as you can never tell what's round the corner anyway or sadly how long you'll be together.
 

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In the future - who knows, but I'd definitely consider an oldie. Age doesn't matter to me as you can never tell what's round the corner anyway or sadly how long you'll be together.
That's very true.

My older dogs are now classed as "oldies" but they're not "old" to me at all, just older than a younger dog. Still plenty of enthusiasm for life and they manage to keep up with the pup too :D
 

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would love to adopt a oldie, really would. We had my friends 12 year old collie cross come to stay and hubby was quite taken with the lovely old girl. Taught pup some manners too :).

Will see what the future holds, but never say never. I think the next dog will be a rescue though and probably an oldie :D but have a lot on my plate with pup at the moment, thats for sure :roll:
 

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I've just replied to Linda's post saying that im hoping to be able to rehome a rescue around June/July time. We were thinking of an older dog as well does the website you linked cover the north west as well?
 

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As I mentioned in the puppy thread, no more puppies for us, but a possible rescue greyhound somewhere down the line when I get my larger, detached house :)
 

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We're seriously considering a rescue, but we need to put in more work with Cookie first. Cookie would love to have doggie company, and I've always wanted more than one dog.
I expect it would take a while to find the right dog too as we have young children, 3 and 6 years.
If we can't find a suitable rescue then we'll get a pup later in the year.
I often trawl through Many Tears site and would love to help the ex breeding bitches, but will have to wait until the boys are older.
 

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Leanne, yes the Oldies Club site covers the whole of the UK (well the mainland at least, not sure we get many requests from Northern Ireland).

Oldies Club is a rescue charity so takes in dogs for rehoming itself, but the majority of the dogs listed on the site are with other rescues :)

Julie, lab pups do come up in rescue at times (hence Minnie-Moo's arrival) but a good rescue will only rehome dogs with children if they are known to be ok. Two of my own had lived with young children before I took them on (they were looking for new homes because one was being bullied by another dog, the other because of a family breakup).

I would obviously love to see more older dogs finding homes - but this was intended as a general rescue thread too, not just for oldies :)
 

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Oh good i will keep a look out on there when we are planning to get our next dog.

I really do want our next dog to be from rescue, i just need to build Kaiser´s confidence up first. He´s meeting alot more dogs on walks now which should help him and my sister is planning to get a boxer from rescue in the next couple of months so even more socialisation opportunities.

He´s just a little unsure about them when he first meets them, not in a threatening way but he is submissive. Im just worried this would affect our chances of being able to rehome and thats why i want to build his confidence up.

I´ve been having a look on the website and i really like Maggie the English Springer Spaniel, the crossbreed called Dillon and Jasper the collie cross. I wish i could just take them all. :lol:
 
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