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Rehoming my german shepherd puppy, help!

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Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 14:36:30

My beautiful, wonderful 6 month old pup needs a new home. I'm devastated. My dh has an allergy which has now caused an asthma attack. My ds is also showing signs of allergy.

I've moved the puppy outside for now, she has a kennel, bed etc, but firstly it hasn't improved the allergies much and secondly I want a better life for her than being outside.

How do I find her a loving, forever home?

I'm broken hearted about this. Ive tried for weeks now to find a way to keep her. We have used allergy sprays on her us and the house.
We wear different clothes to be with her, and shower twice daily. But it's not enough.


Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 14:37:21

I'm so sorry. Contact breed rescue?

Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 14:38:22

Can anyone foster for now? I know it's tough but you are doing the right thing not letting the dog live outside forever. Still gutting though.

CMOTDibbler Mon 04-Jan-16 14:48:06

Your first port of call should be the breeder you got her from - normally they will want to try and find a new home for any of their pups.
Or try the breed specific rescues as they are most likely to be able to find a home for her, rather than general rehoming groups

Greyhorses Mon 04-Jan-16 15:15:16

Hi chips, where abouts are you? I know of some gsd fosterers in my area (North east) who are lovely.

German shepherd rescue are really good too, please go through a reputable rescue that home checks etc as dogs like this is easily fall into the wrong hands.

Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 15:16:54

Thank you so much. I know it's best for my dh, ds and even the puppy. But God it's hard. We have just been for a walk and she was the best she has ever been on the lead. She sits, stay, recall good. She's jumper and boisterous and over excited a lot, but she's also loving and caring and tender and sweet.

I have emailed the breeder and filled in a from with Gsd rescue centre. She can stay until she finds a forever home, I'm not sending her to a kennel. She's better off here where she's loved. She may be outside but I'm out there with her once an hr at least.


Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 15:31:13

Doh should have thought of breeder. So sad. Let us know how you get on. (Wishing I could offer to foster but we have 6month old loony kittens!)

Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 18:15:36

Breeder can't have her back as in middle of house move, but has a friend who might be interested after the loss of their own Gsd recently. I'd much prefer her to go to someone trusted by the breeder, so fingers crossed their friend will agree.

Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 18:17:09

Hope so. I'm so sorry for you. Would you be able to stay in touch. You must be heartbroken.
I agree totally. I wouldn't want to pass my much loved pet to some random stranger.

Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 18:21:13

I have cried so much last few days. I feel bereaved already and she hasn't gone yet. I can't talk about it out loud or I sob. Worse still, I got her to help me with my PTSD. Though she is just a puppy, she has already changed my life. I can leave the house again. I feel safe with her.

I lose my beloved dog and my new found freedom.


Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 18:23:11

I'm in East mids btw. If someone knows of anyone who could give a forever a home to my beautiful girl.

Obs2016 Mon 04-Jan-16 18:24:33

Feel so sorry for you.
My mum has just had to return her puppy to the breeder, after 6 weeks. Breeder suggested it/ recommended it. My mum is truely upset.

originalmavis Mon 04-Jan-16 18:26:48

Check of there's a rehoming centre. My sister gets her German shepherds from one (sadly too far away or she'd be over like a shot!).

Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 18:37:33

She gave me hope where there seemed to be none left. A hope of a normal life. I know there will be other ways, this isn't the end, but it's the end of this.

I didn't expect to fall in love with her, I hadn't been a dog person before. I spend hours with her. We play and I talk to her and we cuddle. I walk her and we do tons of training. She's nuts when she is tired, naughty, destroys the garden because after all she is a pup! She is also incredibly obedient and easy to train. She will sir and wait while I hold a treat on her nose. She will sit and wait on one side of the garden and I'll place a treat on the ground and she won't move until I say "alright".

She's so.amazing.

originalmavis Mon 04-Jan-16 18:44:01

This is in Derby

They are such fantastic dogs. I'd be amazed if you can't find a brilliant home for her. (Actually I'd keep the dog and rehome do if it came to it).

PiglettWithAttitude Mon 04-Jan-16 21:23:49

Aww, so sad. I hope you find somewhere.

Adarajames Mon 04-Jan-16 21:31:35

How awful for you sad wish I could afford a second, I live shepherds

I could share her info with search and rescue teams near you? we train our pet dogs to help look for missing people, but they're much beloved pets first; shepherds love a job to do so quite a few in search teams smile

ChairRider4 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:55:16

Look at yappy ever after on FB to

They use foster homes and all dogs even if adopted any problems no matter how many years down line they will take them back

Chipsahoy Mon 04-Jan-16 22:30:50

She has gone already! Met a lovely older couple who have raised Gsd for yrs. They have a farm with their son and teen grandsons and one Gsd already. They came a.long way to see her tonight, spent an hour with her and wanted to take her.

Heartbroken. But at least she has a good home.

Thank you all.

Seawig Mon 04-Jan-16 22:35:30

Could you look into whether your DH is equally allergic to poodles? The large ones are very intelligent like a GS and might be able to support you with your PTSD?

snowinginthewoods Mon 04-Jan-16 22:44:05

Oh Chips I'm so sorry for you, how utterly heartbreaking. You have absolutely done the right thing though but appreciate that will be of little consolation sad.

Wordsaremything Mon 04-Jan-16 23:20:30

Oh love. So sorry X

Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 23:23:08

So sorry.
If you need doggy contact over the coming months perhaps try the Cinnamon Trust? I've had depression and anxiety and the dog I've walked has really helped me.
Of course no substitute but it may help a little?

Wordsaremything Mon 04-Jan-16 23:46:16

Great idea Wolfie. Have noted them for when the inevitable happens. My cross breed darling heart dog is still going fairly strong at 17 but my collie starting to show his age at 12.realise am facing awful prospect of losing both close together and long walks seem pointless without them. Sorry for de rail op. X

NatFrenchie Thu 07-Jan-16 14:53:09

That is so sad. My husband is severely allergic to all animals with fur but DS and I have been desperate to have a dog for years.

Last year we bit the bullet and took my husband to see a litter of schnoodle puppies. Normally he reacts within a few minutes but didn't react at all. He picked up the puppies, stroked the mum and dad and also rubbed his hands on his face afterwards. My son chose the puppy he wanted without much confidence that he would actually be able to have him.

We left the breeder and went out for lunch locally. Nothing, we drove 2 hours back home - nothing. We left it 24 hours and phoned the breeder and got our puppy when he was ready to leave mum.

We have now had him 10 months and my husband is still fine. Very occasionally if the dog's been running around, he can get a bit wheezy but we bought an air purifier for the living room and it's worked wonders.

Might be worth you looking at schnoodles as both schnauzers and poodles shed very little hair and dander.

Good luck smile

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