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For goodness sake! This puppy hunting lark is taking forever! Prop me up please

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WTFwasthat Sun 21-Oct-12 22:52:54

I had my name down with a breeder for a boy in August but she only had bitches and two boys in litter, I was 3rd on waiting list....Then I was waiting on a breeder who had had a pup returned after a few weeks as the owners 'could not commit' confused, I mean wtf! Then after waiting a few weeks she decided pup would need an experienced owner. Ihave spent al my time since trawling rescue sites and applying for dogs that I want without success and looking for a new breeder with a pup ready NOW. It is totally exasperating. A breeder in Lewes had a liter with no yellow dogs. it is totally pissing me off tbh. I can see why people (of lesser characther wink) resort to byb's and unethical breeders! I won;tdo that obvs but I am frustrated! Rant over

rachmultiplemum Sun 21-Oct-12 23:02:54

what breed are you after?

Lolly7 Sun 21-Oct-12 23:12:23

Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait.
After reading many of the threads in the doghouse I think only someone with half a single brain cell would consider buying a pup or dog from an unethical breeder. BYB or otherwise. There is no excuse in the world to support such a barbaric trade as puppy farmed pups.

rachmultiplemum Sun 21-Oct-12 23:14:28

There are loads of puppies in rescue at the moment, but it does depend on the breed, sometimes it is a matter of just knowing where to look :-)

LadyTurmoil Sun 21-Oct-12 23:16:50

I'm a bit surprised that you are put off by dogs just because they aren't the yellow colour you want. I would be much more interested in temperament, character, does the breed suit your lifestyle etc. Isn't that more important than colour? There are also many rescues operating in other countries who bring dogs to the UK on a regular basis for rehoming: www.streetdogrescue.com, www.romaniaanimalaid.co.uk/, www.siriusdogsanctuary.com, sos-animals.org.uk/. They often have puppies not just adult dogs and many different breeds, crossbreeds which are absolutely lovely. Even if they're coming from abroad it can be around £300 which isn't much compared to what you pay breeders here and you're not helping to prop up the often dodgy breeding industry here. Some of their dogs are fostered in the UK until they find a forever home. I know it's difficult because you can't visit the puppy/dog before you apply for adoption but they seem very dedicated and committed organisations who would happily talk to you about dogs they have in their care. What about sos-animals.org.uk/dogs/don-julio/ for example (being fostered in Surrey) The Mayflower Sanctuary also rehomes dogs from Cyprus and Dog Watch in the Midlands. All the above can be found on Facebook as well. I know some people say it's wrong not to pick a dog in a UK rescue but some of these dogs would definitely be poisoned or killed if they weren't taken in by these rescues. I wish councils, government etc would get their act together regarding breeders in the UK.

LadyTurmoil Sun 21-Oct-12 23:17:45

there are also many rescues operating in other countries who bring dogs to the UK on a regular basis for rehoming: www.streetdogrescue.com, www.romaniaanimalaid.co.uk/, www.siriusdogsanctuary.com, sos-animals.org.uk/. Some of their dogs are fostered in the UK until they find a forever home. I know it's difficult because you can't visit the puppy/dog before you apply for adoption but they seem very dedicated and committed organisations who would happily talk to you about dogs they have in their care. What about sos-animals.org.uk/dogs/don-julio/ for example (being fostered in Surrey) The Mayflower Sanctuary also rehomes dogs from Cyprus and Dog Watch in the Midlands. All the above can be found on Facebook as well. I know some people say it's wrong not to pick a dog in a UK rescue but some of these dogs would definitely be poisoned or killed if they weren't taken in by these rescues. I wish councils, government etc would get their act together regarding breeders in the UK. SORRY POSTING AGAIN BECAUSE OF LINKS...

Toughasoldboots Sun 21-Oct-12 23:21:54

I genuinely thought this thread was a pisstake- it isn't then I take it?

Floralnomad Sun 21-Oct-12 23:26:28

A couple of weeks ago if I'm not mistaken you went to look at Battersea , I'm sorry but If your main criteria is the colour I think you will struggle to get any rescue to take you seriously .

TheCunnyFuntOfEastwick Mon 22-Oct-12 08:00:44

You didn't take a dog because it wasn't yellow? Words fail me.

doublemocha Mon 22-Oct-12 08:07:49

Does the puppy also need to be a dog? The litter that we are getting our puppy from ended up with 10 dogs and 2 bitches (the breed do generally have larger litters). Our breeder originally had a waiting list for 7 bitches and 2 dogs before the pups were born. I know that all but one of the people who originally wanted a girl ended up seeing the litter and having a boy.

I guess what I am trying to say in a roundabout way is that the litter and breeder were the most important criteria, rather than sex or colour.

OP - maybe consider these aspects first, if at all possible?

TantrumsAndBalloons Mon 22-Oct-12 08:10:18

If you are rejecting dogs because of colour, you are going to have a long wait. And quite rightly so.

BrianCoxIsEatingBrains Mon 22-Oct-12 08:11:17

In all fairness to OP, I would not have a dog with white hair - grew up with a JRT (white and brown) and each time I left the house was covered in white hair.

My black girl is brilliant, I live in black clothes grin

My mum and dad are looking for a dog that doesn't shed, they had a poodle and he was perfect. Mum always comments when my dog is round hers, that she has to hover as soon as we leave. Mum and dad are excellent dog owners, they just cant be faffed with the hair.

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 22-Oct-12 09:30:12

OP I have the perfect solution for you

Yellow puppy ready to leave now and he's male and already house trained.

WTFwasthat Mon 22-Oct-12 09:30:30

FFS! No, i am not looking at rescues who only house yellow dogs! I would happily rehome a dog of any colour if the temperament was right for us. God, you lot are quick to leap! I was originally looking for a golden ret or yellow lab as I think they are beautiful in both temperament and looks. I wanted a boy as we are a predominantly female household and wanted to even the balance. But these preferences are not set in stone and of course! Surely when you are looking for a dog to join your fold you are permitted to choose! My original breeder had girls but they were all spoken for before I even contacted her so a bitch was not even an option for us.
i did startva thread on here about rehoming from a rescue abroad and was lambasted fir not considering a UKRescue. The Doghouse strikes again!

WTFwasthat Mon 22-Oct-12 09:33:31

yes i did go to battersea and Dog's Trust and WADaRS. My heart is in the right place. Just that neither rescue had a dog 'matched' for us

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 22-Oct-12 09:38:43

If you are approaching rescues asking for a male, yellow puppy, ready to go now, it's no surprise that the rescues aren't entertaining you.

Ours would laugh you out of the kennels to be honest.

If you are genuine then Many Tears often has puppies, Scruples had some puppies not long ago and Impawtant Pups rescue often has puppies. You won't pass their criteria if you appear to be choosing a dog based on cuteness factor or whether it matches your furniture.

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 22-Oct-12 09:44:55

Oh and a Lab's temperament does not vary depending upon coat colour. A black or chocolate lab would be just the same as a yellow one.

TantrumsAndBalloons Mon 22-Oct-12 09:50:03

The thing is OP you can get annoyed and come out with sarky comments like "the doghouse strikes again" if it makes you feel better but the reality is a lot of people here rehome and foster dogs and puppies that have come from people who are really not meant to be dog owners in any way shape or form. There are so many lovely dogs in rescue and tbh it's quite upsetting when people know this but go to a questionable breeder because they want a certain type or colour of dog.

Rescues take a lot of time to ensure the right dog is placed with the right family irrespective of colour. They do a lot of work with the family to ensure suitability and with a good rescue, it takes time.
They have to know they are sending the dog to its "forever" home.

I do not think you will find a rescue that will have a puppy matching your description available to go right now
There are home checks etc first and you may find that even if that puppy exactly matches your requirements, you may not match his.

I hope you find your lovely new dog, just try a be a bit more patient and please continue with your search for a rescue.

Lougle Mon 22-Oct-12 09:55:55

Porridge at Many Tears

MrsWolowitz Mon 22-Oct-12 09:59:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WTFwasthat Mon 22-Oct-12 10:08:08

Thankyou Mrs Wolowitz - i am quite flabberghasted tbh! I would gladly have a lab of any colour as indicated by my previous thread. Shit, im thinking the Doghouse's bite is as bad as it's bark!!!
Ddoin - do you honestly think that i would go to a rescue with a view to only bringing home a yellow boy!!! FFS!
Read my previous post. Of course not!! If I am buying from a breeder then i would like a choice but obviously not if i was looking at rescues! Get off your moral high horse and read what I have said. My children want a dog in their lives and i have had experience with a golden lab so that is my first choice. But with the rescue situation I am completely flexible. Now stop picking on me!!

WTFwasthat Mon 22-Oct-12 10:11:23

tantrums - i have passed homechecks with two rescues. i dont want a dog to match the furniture ffs. i want a dog to match us!

TantrumsAndBalloons Mon 22-Oct-12 10:13:58

Your post said quite clearly you were pissed off that there were no yellow dogs in the litter didn't it?
I mean, I don't think anyone made that up.

And FWIW the doghouse is of great help and support to a lot of people having issues with their dogs.
People who start a thread bitching that there are no yellow pups available right this minute tend to not need so much support tbh.

TantrumsAndBalloons Mon 22-Oct-12 10:15:42

So if you have passed the home checks then you must know how long the process takes?

Toughasoldboots Mon 22-Oct-12 10:24:44

But you said that you only wanted a 'yellow' dog?
Those mean old doghouse posters eh? Picking on you and rescuing dogs that other people don't want.

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