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Rescue sites advice please, north west area

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Blueskytoday Thu 09-Feb-17 20:32:11

We have been looking for a rescue dog for a while, have been turned down by Many tears as we work.
We want another small dog , I know I couldn't manage a large,heavy dog.
Have been looking on other sites, seen West Yorkshire dog rescue who have a few small dogs ,
I want to put an application in for one of the cavaliers, DH is not keen as all the dogs are £400 ish. Dh thinks that is too expensive for rescue dog .
Most of the rescue sites dogs are £200 .
Just wondered if anyone had any experience of these rescues or any thoughts

Shambolical1 Thu 09-Feb-17 21:25:45

Their website says "We will not re-home to potential owners who are likely to leave a dog alone for long periods of time (over five hours)."

And "Dogs cannot be left at home for eight hours or more so, if you work full time, we will need to know that you have a dog sitter/walker"

The biggest bill of any rescue organisation is the vet's. While many vets will offer a small charity discount, rescue dogs cost as much to treat as any other dog. Cavaliers are very popular but also prone to a number of genetic health problems.

It also says on the dogs for adoption page for the Cavaliers that they will need "someone around for most of the time".

BiteyShark Fri 10-Feb-17 05:59:34

Really £400 is nothing in the grand scheme of things where owning a dog is concerned and the poor charities that run the rescues need all the help they can get.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Fri 10-Feb-17 06:30:25

What are your plans for the dog during the day whilst you are at work?

user1468957349 Fri 10-Feb-17 06:47:02

Have a look at Angels Small Paws Rescue. They are midlands based but rehome nationwide. As a rescue they are very good at looking at individual dogs circumstances / needs / behaviours as well as the potential owners and not taking a blanket one size fits all approach. They often have cavaliers in but as PP said be aware they are a breed prone to a number of potentially expensive health problems and so insurance will be pricey too!
Alternatively, think about a greyhound. I know they look like a big dog but as a breed they are exceptionally laid back, lazy home dogs and generally don't mind being left for a few hours as long as they are warm and comfy. Contrary to popular belief they don't need loads of exercise either - might be worth looking into. Good luck!

Costacoffeeplease Fri 10-Feb-17 07:14:57

If you don't want to/can't afford to spend £400 on a dog, don't get one

If you work full time, don't have a dog unless you have extremely good dog walker/day care plans. They will also cost you

Is a rescue dog 'worth' less than a cute little pup?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 10-Feb-17 07:57:44

Your dh is quibbling about an extra £200 for a rescue cavalier??? You do realise potential vet bills for that breed would set you back ten or twenty times that (at least)

honeyroar Fri 10-Feb-17 09:58:19

I know Yorkshire Dog rescue's fees seem high compared to other rescues, but they take some really abused dogs/difficult cases that often need lots of vets attention. I know they very nearly went under recently due to vets bills..

But I agree with the others, you will struggle if you both work and don't have an alternative daycare for the dog.

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