Morning walk with Dex through Bourton-on-the-Water.
We've had rescue dogs in the past from breed-specific charities such as ridgebackrescue.co.uk whilst they did a visit to check we were suitable and were who we claimed to be, once they saw photo's of our previous dogs and met the GSD we had at the time, they were more than happy. We haven't a massive garden but having photo's of Ruby (our GSD) out & about showed that we were no strangers to the countryside.Have you thought of trying a bit closer to the UK perhaps?
Mate of mine in the SE bit of the UK spent ages visiting Dogs Trust etc, even up as far as Yorkshire, all there seemed to be to him was ex-pikey whippets and similar and the obligatory pit-bulls.
Came over to France on hols, we visited a couple of local places and he took home a setter cross pointer.
Homes here are only licensed for so many dogs so they are glad to see one go out so they have the space to take another in.
His poor lad was wandering the streets for 3 weeks until they had a space for him in the refuge.
Settled in to the UK fine, his chip is re-registered and they come ready chipped with passport and no knackers.
We seem to get a wider variety of breeds in the homes here too.
(Just a thought perhaps for when all this kerfuffle is over)
We look after one of that make on one of our dog sitting jobs,
We're with Animal Friends on recommendation of our niece. It's not expensive at £10.99 a month. They have paid out twice for injuries to our labrador, and if your dog is ill one year, they will not decline to cover that illness the next year, as many do.Advice please Chaps/chapesses... who are your hounds insured with? I'm looking at Purely Pets at the moment, but would appreciate any personal experiences/ recommendations.
Lily helping my daughter pack for uni...
Took our two out for a 'training run' today with their backpacks, to 'remind' them prior to taking them camping at the end of next month. They're carrying 1.5kg each initially, building up to 5kg over the next few weeks. They can handle the weight fine but they have never developed any spatial awareness, consequentially, the backpacks, backs of knees etc. take a beating...
As you can see, it doesn't slow them down at all....
Thats really shit mate , made worse because it was completely unavoidable.
You did your best to help them,