The rescue just phoned. It's all on for tomorrow!

(26 Posts)
Mercythompson Thu 14-Aug-14 20:12:47

Getting an 18 month old rescue westie tomorrow!!!!! Really excited!!

soddinghormones Thu 14-Aug-14 23:13:12

Good luck - don't rush things with her at first - there'll be plenty of time for long walks and playing when she's found her feet

And take lots and lots of photos smile

Toooldtobearsed Fri 15-Aug-14 08:21:49

Wonderful grin

Take your time, have fun, and well done for giving a dog a home!

Brilliant! Congratulations thanks

IsItFridayYetPlease Fri 15-Aug-14 09:50:31

envy - we'll need photos to ahh over!

Acolyte Fri 15-Aug-14 09:54:57

Good luck!

Takes me back, I took on an 18 month westie as a rescue years ago.
She sure was a baptism of fire as a first rescue dog but I loved her and tolerated her infuriating (at times) foibles. She lived to a ripe age.
I hope you have many years of fun!

calmtulip Fri 15-Aug-14 11:25:27

Wonderful! Hope all goes well today! Xx

Mercythompson Fri 15-Aug-14 17:10:50

Had first puddle inside. grin dog ownership has started!

Acolyte Fri 15-Aug-14 17:11:33

Aww, sweet smile

IsItFridayYetPlease Fri 15-Aug-14 17:25:02

Oh, my! Gorgeous!

Is it raining where you are? One of mine hated going outside in the rain so was a pain to toilet train.

Mercythompson Fri 15-Aug-14 20:02:44

Isitfriday thanks. I think so too!
Not raining here thank god, but apparently she does hate rain!

Floralnomad Fri 15-Aug-14 20:21:05

Just read your post on the other thread she sounds like a great fit for your family I hope you all have lots of fun together .

Mercythompson Fri 15-Aug-14 21:15:51

Floral thanks. Really enjoying her but definitely need puppy training classes. smile

SpicyBear Fri 15-Aug-14 21:18:06

Very sweet. Congratulations and good luck.

Aw she is very sweet.

Lovelydiscusfish Fri 15-Aug-14 23:26:42

Our rescue working cocker did a wee indoors when we first got her home - it was pure nerves, as she's never done it since. Handily, she was pretty awesomely trained when we took her on ( though we've been doing our best to untrain her, since! I remember to start with she would not move around in the house unless we told her where to move to! It is not thus now).
Congratulations on your new dog - I do love a westie! Do you know a lot about her background?

Mercythompson Sat 16-Aug-14 08:14:32

Lovelydiskfish . She was found as a stray. That's all we know.

She has done a few wees inside but mainly on the way to outside. What cleaner do you recommend for the floor? Someone posted that we need to be careful or it will smell of amino and might encourage her to wee in the same place again.

Floralnomad Sat 16-Aug-14 09:25:04

Was she dry overnight? pet shops do stuff that cleans and breaks down the ammonia and I think I read that biological washing powder does as well .

soddinghormones Sat 16-Aug-14 09:25:04

Simple solutions spray (can get it from pets at home) or non-bio detergent - you need to break down the enzymes otherwise it will still smell of wee to her even though you can't smell anything

Mercythompson Sat 16-Aug-14 10:09:03

Floral. She was dry overnight, so obviously can do it. I think most of it's excitement and nerves, though any advice gratefully accepted.

Soddinghormones. Thanks. I will get some.

Owllady Sat 16-Aug-14 14:29:44

She looks so sweet

insanityscratching Sat 16-Aug-14 14:41:41

Oh she's lovely, I'm sure you will have lots of fun. We've had Eric almost six months now and it is lovely having a dog in the family.

Floralnomad Sat 16-Aug-14 15:32:37

I think her being dry overnight is a great plus point as she obviously has the ability to hold on and has probably been house trained at some time - you would be amazed how many people have poorly house trained dogs and just live with it .

GoalieMum Sun 17-Aug-14 17:12:06

How are you getting on? Can I ask which rescue you used as we are seriously considering a rescue westie and would appreciate any advice. Thanks

Mercythompson Sun 17-Aug-14 20:59:21

Goalie mum, we used www.terrierrescue.co.uk as they happened to have a westie, but also spoke to
www.westhighlandterrierrescue.co.uk who told us they often have websites who need homes, terrier rescue do all sorts of terriers and just happened to have a westie available.

We are getting on brilliantly. The only poo incident was on the first day, very neatly on the front door mat, totally our fault as we clearly didn't take her out at the right time. She has only weed once in our house today, caught her, said "no" and took her outside.

I am not counting the big one in pets at home grin, they were great about it! Or the ones in the loft extension, new area to her and with strangers (builders) in, she seems to wee inside when stressed and I took the boys out today (she was home with DH) and I think she was just so relieved we came back.

She is lovely. I fall for her more every day. Brilliant with DSs, really gentle with them, always happy to run after a ball, and currently snoring on the sofa.

I am also really glad we didn't get a puppy. She is still really active and quite puppyish on occasion but also calm and gentle, and so sweet.

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