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Linocoln Dog Rescues??

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whatsallthehullaballoo Wed 06-Jul-11 12:09:27

Does anyone know of any GOOD rescue centres in Lincoln area? I am looking for a loving dog (small breed) to join our family. Would love a puppy but think I should look for a dog in need of a home and some tlc first.

Any Ideas? Loads of dogs on Preloved but not sure it is a good idea???

Thank you

coccyx Wed 06-Jul-11 13:04:20

South lincs have 3 counties dog rescue, probably too far though

DooinMeCleanin Wed 06-Jul-11 13:46:10

Many Tears rehome all around the country. Dogs Trust and the RSPCA also have shelters around country. Many Tears are always full of small breed dogs and young pups. Try looking on Dog Pre-loved is not a good idea at all, particularly if you have children. You have no idea why these people are rehoming their dogs and it is unlikely they will be truthful about it. The dogs will be unassessed and you will have no back up to fall back on when/if it all goes tits up or you find that the dog is aggressive. Try looking on Dogs Blog. They list dogs in rescues around the country and you can search by area and breed.

whatsallthehullaballoo Wed 06-Jul-11 14:35:10

Thanks for replies...Dooinmecleanin - I have see a gorgeous dog on preloved.....looks and sounds lovely! I hate to think he will just end up in a dogs home anyway!! Oh this is hard - most of the dogs in the re homing centre states children over 5 years. I have a 2 year old..is this usually a strict rule??

whatsallthehullaballoo Wed 06-Jul-11 14:35:48

I am willing to pay for a dog - but I do not think a rescue will let us have one with such young children??!

DooinMeCleanin Wed 06-Jul-11 14:47:43

Many Tears do not have blanket policy against rehoming with small children. They were going to let me foster with a three year old in the house, but I am too far away and have no reliable transport. Start there.

You can also search on Dogs Blog for dogs that are suitable with children. Dogs Trust are a little more strict but will rehome the right dog with small children.

Smaller, independant rescues tend to consider on a case to case basis with no blanket policies about rehoming with children.

I can tell the truth about my dog and make him out to be brilliant, if I were to advertise on him pre-loved i.e "3 year old terrier x. Good with other dogs and cats. Lives with children. Walks well on his lead. Energetic and friendly. Very loving and enjoys his cuddles"

All of that is true. What I have not mentioned is that he has a very expensive skin condition and has a history of aggression. He does enjoy his cuddles and he is very loving towards me. No-one else. He is very possesive of his space and this can lead to aggressive behaviour. He has snapped at the children he lives with before. But if I mentioned any of that in a pre-loved ad, no-one would buy him.

People lie. They lie to experienced rescuers, (this is why all decent rescues vet and assess the dogs themselves) they will certainly lie to the general public. No decent, loving dog owner worth their salt would rehome their dog via pre-loved. It would be better for the dog if it did end up in a shelter, since dog fighters and puppy farmers scour pre-loved and the like looking for free and cheap dogs to abuse.

here are all the dogs on Dogs Blog that can live with children

whatsallthehullaballoo Wed 06-Jul-11 16:16:38

Thank you for all your help!! It has certainly made me think twice smile

MotherJack Wed 06-Jul-11 17:02:28

Doris Banham has kennels in Lincolnshire.... although their general stance is reluctance to rehome with young children, I just had a really quick flick through the dogs wanting homes and I spotted a couple where it stated excellent with children.

coccyx Wed 06-Jul-11 20:32:23

on the chihuahua thread there is a lovely pic of a super collie/terrier cross from dogsblog................

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