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Long shot - youngish dogs for adoption? Small - terrier size. Essex/Suffolk area

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KirstieAllsop Fri 10-May-13 21:00:50

I know it's a very long shot here, but I was wondering if anyone could help?

My nan is looking for a dog. Fairly young though not necessarily a puppy. Quite small, terrier size. She's not able to pay a lot, so breeders are out of the question. Local dog rehoming centres don't seem to have the type she's after.

She's not fussy, just wants a small dog she can handle at the age of 70. She doesn't want an older dog, as doesn't want to get attached to then lose it.

Does anyone have any ideas how we could find a dog for her?

LadyTurmoil Sat 11-May-13 11:30:19 also has a few suitable doggies!

moosemama Sat 11-May-13 12:18:06

Many Tears usually have lots of lap-dog sized dogs looking for homes. They are very often ex-breeding dogs who have been dumped when they're no longer required. angry

They often need a lot of tlc and support and are well suited to being homed with retired people who have a lot of time on their hands, iyswim.

moosemama Sat 11-May-13 12:24:24

Sorry, just saw your post about toilet training. A lot of the Many Tears ex-breedng dogs have been kennelled, so would need careful sensitive toilet training, despite not being pups.

To be honest, an awful lot of rescue dogs will need work on toiletting and others may regress and need a refresher course, as it were, when they move to a new home (need to learn where the door is and how to ask to go out etc).

To be honest, when taking on a rescue, you have to be prepared to put in some work with things like that. Some dogs find themselves in rescue through no fault of their own, but many are there because they have issues that the owners were unable or unwilling to work on.

That said, if she went for a dog that had been fostered in a home, rather than kennelled, she would at least have a better idea of how much/little work they need and in what areas.

Iamaslummymummy Sun 12-May-13 03:21:10

Action aid for animals have some lovely dogs of all sizes and ages. We've got our new foster coming tomorrow (well today now.....)

KibbleQueen Mon 13-May-13 22:30:28

Acres Way kennels in Benfleet, Essex has lots of dogs looking for good homes at the moment. If they don't have what you want they might let you know if something comes in.
Worth a try smile

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