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Does anyone else browse rescue dogs ala right move?

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HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 17:37:20

I am. This will out me, so I have nc.

I'm looking for a 3rd dog for 'work'; stables, canixrossing and bikejoring. Old Kelpie now retired. Dog2 just an idiot.

So dog 3 needs to be a male kelpie. Primary school age children, secure garden. Fit and healthy. Good with horses and recall. VERY specific, and so far nothing available. And that's fine as I'll need to work on DH anyway smile

But am I alone in 'browsing'. Online only, not actually around kennels I'd end up with something ridiculous --like a beautiful sofa surfing greyhound--shock

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 14-Feb-18 17:50:25

Yes, almost as much as I'm on mumsnet grin.

Then want to rehome about half of them, and not in a position to rehome any right now sad

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 17:52:40

Oh thank god. I thought it was just me.

I've been home all day today (rare) and have browsed every bloody dog website in the uk.

I'm going to have to clear my browser history and pretend I've been looking at dating websites.

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Omgineedanamechange Wed 14-Feb-18 17:56:01

Yes me. I’m not in a position to have one right now, but I can dream, and decide on breed, and names etc, which will promptly change with the very next pair of big brown eyes staring up at me.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Wed 14-Feb-18 17:56:02

Oh yes! Right move, Mumsnet & various rescuse/for sale sites are what keep me awake in the wee small hours envy

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Wed 14-Feb-18 17:56:28

Im sure that was a grin not a envy

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 17:58:14

@Omgineedanamechange tell us your breed, name etc!

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loobybear Wed 14-Feb-18 17:58:26

I do this even though I know with the issues our dog has it wouldn't be right for her or us, it's nice to dream though.
Are you on Facebook? Have you seen the canicross dogs for rehoming page? They might have a dog that fits what you're looking for?

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 18:00:51

I was on the canix rehoming page, but came off when we weren't in a position to adopt. Maybe I should go back on, as there might be dogs that aren't on normal rescue sites.

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phlewf Wed 14-Feb-18 18:01:39

I do this. Once got as far as convincing myself I could definitely look after an alpaca. He looked so lonely and needed rehabilitation.
We’re already outnumbered by animals.

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 18:04:43

I'm back on the fb page now.


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MsHomeSlice Wed 14-Feb-18 18:05:08

I do it rarely, I am not strong enough...if I see a GSD type looking sad, it sets me off.

Dh says I am not allowed

Bubble2bubble Wed 14-Feb-18 18:09:47

I only really use Facebook for looking at dogsblush
did see a kelpie the other day, off to check

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 18:09:57

Yes it's always the eyes isn't it?

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Mupflup Wed 14-Feb-18 18:10:40

I spend hours looking at sad little faces on rescue websites even though we can't really get another. We got Ddog from a rescue last year, she's reactive and they were clear she had to be an only dog, but I still show her pictures on my phone and try to convince her she needs a brother or sister. Usually met with a stony eyed stare!

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 18:12:37

Haha I love the idea of convincing a dog it needs a friend.

I've been known to tell dog 2 how disappointed I am in her that she's horrible to other girls.

She came from cypress fgs she should know and understand the plight of the others!

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sandybayley Wed 14-Feb-18 18:14:32

Look at my lovely rescue. He even sent me a valentine card today.

Bubble2bubble Wed 14-Feb-18 18:15:53

A friend mine took her dog to a rescue centre and let him choose his new sister - worked brilliantly!

Bogmoppit Wed 14-Feb-18 18:17:31

Yes. I have rescues on shortcut on my home screen.
It is making me sad now though as I'm no longer in a position to get a second dog because stbexh is being an utter arse about money.

I keep looking at one dog in particular- she is such a lovely sounding dog and all goofy and happy looking.

ArcheryAnnie Wed 14-Feb-18 18:18:24

I browse the Oldies Club and fall in love every time. (I can't have a dog, we live in a flat.)

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 18:18:45

Well I might as well out myself completely if we're doing photos!

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Eenymeeny123 Wed 14-Feb-18 18:20:12

Yes I visit a few different sites everyday. My own dog died about 6 months ago, my problem is that this stray cat has become a regular visitor and sleeps in our house now( he was sleeping in a neighbours shed).He really helped me when my dog died. I know that if I got a dog he would be too nervous of it and probably stop visiting and begin living outside again. I can't bring a dog in knowing it would end up with the cat becoming homeless again. Still doesn't stop me looking though

ArcheryAnnie Wed 14-Feb-18 18:21:45

OMG. Cross-eyed, three-legged, head-tilted giant of a dog. I am in love (again).

HomeHand Wed 14-Feb-18 18:23:10

No! No oldies! I have one. We need a working dog. We cannot have 4.

runs off to look at oldies site

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inajam Wed 14-Feb-18 18:25:28

Oh, all the time. I always want the ones that nobody applies for. We’ve already got two dogs, and regularly have PIL’s dog to stay as well. Not sure four dogs running around our little house is ideal, but surely if nooooooone else applies, we could find space?!

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