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I had a phonecall today...

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GinGeum Fri 12-May-17 21:50:29

From the Guide Dog Rehoming Centre - hurray! A lady is coming to do a home visit on Monday and I'm nervous - any tips?

She didn't say they have a suitable dog, but when I applied, they said they will contact within three months if they have a suitable match, and won't contact at all if not.

Dare I get excited?

GinGeum Fri 12-May-17 21:51:28

Ps, have posted a few times with my GinAndOnIt name about finding a dog, if you've been following!

LumelaMme Fri 12-May-17 21:51:58

Oooh, good luck!

picklemepopcorn Fri 12-May-17 22:08:41

Ooh! Didn't know there was such a thing!

Wolfiefan Fri 12-May-17 22:09:51

Exciting. Hope it goes well.

GinGeum Fri 12-May-17 22:11:10

pickle I didn't know about it either until a few months ago!

GinGeum Fri 12-May-17 22:13:06

I can't decide whether to have GinDog at home when she visits, or whether to have him out at work with DP. Both are 'normal' scenarios, so I'm not sure which would be best!

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 12-May-17 22:15:32

oh fab! ....can I just ask that you let the original puppy walkers know if you do get one? We wonder about them!!

GinGeum Fri 12-May-17 22:18:03

Ah tond do you do puppy walking? Will we be given the puppy walker's details?

TattyCat Sat 13-May-17 08:57:51

I would make sure that GinDog is home - you need to let the home checker meet him.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 14-May-17 21:37:28

yes...we haven't done it for a couple of years, work circumstances, and then last summer one of the dogfaces had a MASSIVE back op just as we were able to think about another pup, so it's all on hold till goodness knows when

Unless the PW has asked not to have their details passed on then you should get them

we have pw'd eight....four passed, two came home and two are out there somewhere!

GinGeum Mon 15-May-17 06:58:24

Gosh Ton - eight! That certainly sounds...busy! Hope your dog is recovering well after the op.

I'm feeling very nervous today, I feel as though I am opening up my home and introducing my pets to he judged! I'm sure she's just wanting to get a general feel of where we live/what space/what we're like, but still. Wish me luck! smile

Dottymum2 Mon 15-May-17 08:18:12

Good luck! It will be fine smile

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 15-May-17 10:10:50

it will be fine!

I was all EEEEEKKK!! when they came to assess us for puppy walking, we had our oldish colliecross spaniel then! I was worried about steps...we have steps up to the back garden into the kitchen, into the dining room, out the front door

but they are really just looking for normal folks!

Which is your nearest centre??

GinGeum Mon 15-May-17 10:19:03

I'm definitely feeling like that! GinDog is going to bark when she knocks the door and I'm convinced she will strike us off the list for not having control of that! Our nearest centre is Redbridge smile

GinGeum Mon 15-May-17 14:13:03

It went really well I think! GinDog had rolled in something before the lady came, so smelt pretty terrible, but she didn't seem to mind. She said our set up seems ideal and we aren't needing something too specific, so fingers crossed a suitable dog comes up soon!

Wolfiefan Mon 15-May-17 14:19:48

Yay! Haha at Gindog! Showing you can cope with the whole gamut of doggy behaviour! grin

GinGeum Mon 15-May-17 14:26:15

DP thinks it's his way of sabotaging any attempts of another dog grin

Wolfiefan Mon 15-May-17 14:29:34

Haha. He may be practicing his skills to teach new dog new tricks!

GinGeum Mon 15-May-17 14:54:46

Oh no. One dog smelling of dead fox is quite enough for one household, thank you! grin

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 15-May-17 16:53:20

oh excting!

they have all sorts to rehome, from about 18-24 months cos they ave failed their training, some older ones who passed and just cannot be arsed (this is a bit rarer!!), working dogs who have been medically retired...our first one did something dreadful to his cruciate ligament, so he was only six or maybe seven when he retired, and then you have the OAPS who are looking for a nice easy life!

Most will be labs, Golden retrievers or crosses, a sprinkling of GSDs or again crosses....last time I was at Forfar every dog I saw seemed to be a GRet/GSD cross of some sort!

Hope you get good news! SOON!!

GinGeum Mon 15-May-17 17:12:13

She said she has generally ruled us out of any with health problems, firstly because we live rurally and go for long walks, so a dog with mobility issues wouldn't suit us, and secondly because we don't have endless funds to throw at medical conditions! So I think we're on the 'list' for dogs who have been withdrawn for behaviour/personality reasons instead.

She asked if I had a particular 'look' in mind, and I said no, and size wise we're fairly easy too, so I'm really hoping a dog will come up soon!

Wolfiefan Mon 15-May-17 17:38:44

Ha. I would guess behaviour. Like rolling in fox poo! It's a match made in stinky heaven. grin

gren Tue 16-May-17 13:01:09

Oh I'll be so interested to hear how you get on. I'm really interested in this when the time is right.

GinGeum Tue 16-May-17 14:32:46

gren I will come back and update if and when we get matched up with a dog!

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