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21st September 2010, 01:41 PM #1
Going to the Kennels tonight!
Going to the kennels tonight. Been wanting a dog for months now, and decided to re-home a stray dog. Been keeping an eye on the local kennels website to see what strays they have, but all they had recently was a boat load of Staffies - must be charvers deciding beer is more important and giving up their beloved fighting dogs!
Anyhow, seen today they have added a 1yr old rottie to the website so gonna try and get round tonight to see it.
21st September 2010, 01:45 PM #2
I'd love a rotty..I used to work in Kennels and my favourite dog was Sid the rotty...his head was massive and he had a jaw like a great white shark..he was the most loving and gentle dog though!!
Do you not like staffy's?? there does seem to be alot needing homes...they can be very sweet too though..
Hope he is a nice dog and you get him..whats the website I might have nosey at him!
21st September 2010, 01:59 PM #3
Got a staffy recently from the RSPCA - they send them all around the UK from Liverpool and got told a lot of them are from fighting kennels that have been raided.
They claim he's half staff/half collie but there's definitely a possibility of pitbull although he's the soppiest dog you will ever find.
21st September 2010, 02:00 PM #4
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Nowt wrong with Staffies... my dog is half boxer and half staffie! Interesting combination but the end result is quite possibly the soppiest softest most ridiculous dog in the entire world
21st September 2010, 02:02 PM #5
I love Staffies, my mate has 4!!! Just have picked up and unfortunate label recently...
21st September 2010, 02:14 PM #6
Here's the link - StrayAction.com
Staffies are nice dogs, but as little-miss says, it's just unfortunate they have the label attached to them now.
21st September 2010, 06:32 PM #7
I have a rescue dog - a complete mongrel called Smudge. Had him ten years now and he is the best dog ever. As for Staffies, they suffer from a bad reputation because of the strength of their jaws if they do turn nasty. But mostly they are lovely dogs - my mum has a staffie/jack russell cross and she is the most loving animal
22nd September 2010, 12:37 PM #8
Hightower that is one gorgeous beast. I am on the lookout myself for a new dog. I lost my old girl in January and she was 16.5. What a loss that was. Have you tried Animal Crackers in Sunderland and Brysons over in Eighton Banks?
22nd September 2010, 04:26 PM #9
Those are a bit too far a field to be honest. I really love the look of the Rottie, but I think he'll be too big for our current house.
Originally Posted by Jax
The other half is talking me into 'waiting' until we move house until we get a dog. I know she talks sense at times so it looks like I'll not be going now until our house goes through..... (which hasn't even begun as nobody has viewed it yet!)
22nd September 2010, 05:58 PM #10
Also, dont you both work? You'll need a dog that can be left for a long time, and I thought rotties arent too good at that?
22nd September 2010, 08:30 PM #11
Are you keeping tabs
Originally Posted by witch
Yeah, we both work, but the OH works 20 yards from home so can call home on a dinner to walk him/her. As for after we move, it'll be a bit harder to get home to walk him/her but the garden will be completely secure to have a little dog house outside to leave him/her in whilst at work.
22nd September 2010, 10:05 PM #12
Sorry, wasn't criticising - just thinking of pros and cons! I had a rescue dog when I worked full time and she was fine during the day - but it is something to think about.
Originally Posted by Hightower
My dog is far too keen on his warm bed/rug/carpet to be happy left outside - he would demand central heating!!
22nd September 2010, 11:13 PM #13
Aww i just had to google a staffie/jack russell cross....how gorgeous!! i want!
22nd September 2010, 11:56 PM #14
They don't come in Purple
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
23rd September 2010, 07:48 AM #15
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Winston is quite happy being left on his own during the day, I only work 10 minutes from home so I walk home at lunchtime, feed him and give him a walk and then settle him and go back to work.
He does start to get bored/barky in the afternoons some days but apart from that he is sound!
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