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Many tears rescue any experience?

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Blueskytoday Fri 28-Oct-16 10:23:35

We are hoping to get a rescue dog and have been looking at a few sites.
We want another small dog similar size to our current cavalier and Lhasa.
RSPCA etc seem to have lots of large type dogs.
Many tears seem to have a lot of the small ex breeding etc dogs.
The many tears system has confused me, it appears that you choose a dog on the website, fill in an application, have the home check, if you are successful you meet the dog and take it home from the foster home or their kennels in wales within 3 days.
I've had rescue dogs and also bought dogs from family homes before.
I've always met the dog/ puppy, and been able to see them in person, how they interact etc, and been able to make a decision as to whether they will fit into our family .
Several times I've viewed dogs and have had concerns about them e.g. Being terrified of men, or I just had niggles about the breeders .
Or sometimes you just don't click with a dog.
It just feels alarming to me to pick a dog from a photo and a brief description. What if when you meet the dog you just don't click with them?
I've noticed the dogs in foster homes tend to have a few photos and much more detailed description of their behaviour etc.
has anyone had any experience of this or any suggestions for other rescues, we are in Lancashire.

DanielCraigsUnderpants Fri 28-Oct-16 14:47:27

I've heard of them, an employee at a place I used to work was always fundraising for them, but like you I'd rather meet a dog. I haven't heard bad things, but the system you describe wouldn't suit me. I would meet the dog before doing anything else.

insertsomethingwitty Fri 28-Oct-16 15:20:59

I have literally just adopted a Many Tears dog. For us it was a very positive experience, but please feel free to ask specific questions. If you go and meet the dog and it doesn't suit you are under no obligation to take it with you. Our dog was in foster care. I had a long phone conversation with the fosterer as she knew the dog well. We were also given plenty of time at the meet and greet and if we hadn't felt the dog was right we could have walked away. I got the dog I expected if you see what I mean, we didn't have any surprises with her when we brought her home.

insertsomethingwitty Fri 28-Oct-16 15:22:31

I think the system works well as then you don't have a stream of unsuitables lining up to meet the dog. By the time you get to meet the dog you have already been home checked and shown a certain amount of commitment.

WatchingFromTheWings Fri 28-Oct-16 15:27:12

I live local to Many Tears. We popped in to have a look at the dogs, saw one then came home to apply online. We brought our new addition home within 5 days.

Showmetheminstrels Sat 29-Oct-16 08:41:25

I tried repeatedly to adopt a dog from them but got blocked every time- we are experienced rescuers with dogs of a certain breed and a big garden, work from home etc but from our first contact with them they had clearly decided we would only be given one particular dog- who I'm sure was lovely but just wasn't what we were looking for, and there was a definite air of "You don't get to pick, we will pick for you".

So we went somewhere else.

shockingsocks Sat 29-Oct-16 09:44:59

No personal experience but I know two rescued ex-breeding bitches from there and they are delightful. We live not too far from them and they have a very mixed reputation. I know people who think they're great and others who really don't at all. The system you describe does seem a bit odd however. That said, ex-breeders seem to be lovely dogs to rescue - they come out of their shell really quickly and seem to utterly dote on their new owners - it's lovely to watch them blossom. Is it worth telling them your concerns about 'choosing' a dog before you've met it and see what they say? Good luck.

Blueskytoday Sat 29-Oct-16 10:55:18

Thanks for the replies everyone,
I've put an application in for a cavalier who's come from a home to many tears and is well socialised etc, as thought we are out of the house too much for an ex breeder who will need someone around most of the time.
Application refused as they feel that our working out of the home is not suitable.
The dog would be with our two, not on her own😏.
If I didn't work I wouldn't be able to afford to look after the dogs, vet fees etc etc.

Lara2 Sat 29-Oct-16 16:38:07

Have you looked at Rescue Remedies? They re-home all sorts of dogs. They're based near London, but home all over the country. We recently adopted from them and found them very realistic about people working. Don't be put off by the fact that they seem to rescue a lot of staffies and bull breeds - they have others if that's what you're after.
Good luck!

OutToGetYou Sat 29-Oct-16 16:41:54

Most rescues won't allow you to adopt if you work more than four hours a day out of the house.
We foster dogs and we only get people already approved by the charity come to see them, we can't have hundreds of people coming and going all the time trying to decide if they want them.

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