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Eeyore

  • Joined Mar 2011
Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« on: September 26, 2011, 02:05:52 pm »
It's a bit of a long story but I will try to keep it short.  Firstly I live in Aberdeenshire.

We lost our beautiful rescue westie girl in May this year to cancer.  Her friend / companion (our rescue scottie boy) has gone through a period of grieving and although he is better he is still down.  I know it can take a long time for the grieving to ease (I know), but I have a friend with a little dog and when we go to visit he just seems to be so happy and like he used to be.

Ideally we are looking for an adult dog of a similar size to a scottie, e.g. a westie, yorkie etc. Breed is not important, just that it is a girl and she likes boy dogs.  We prefre to rehome rescue dogs as I feel they are in more need of a home and our money goes to a good cause.  However we are prepared to pay for the right girl.

We would give the dog a 100% loving home - get on the sofa etc and we have no probs providing vet references etc.  We have no intention in breeding or showing so breed / pappers is not important.

I have decided to advertise as our little boy has health issues (before we rescued him) and I feel they are being made worse due to his sadness and I feel the sooner we find him a friend / companion the better he will feel.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.


SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 02:16:22 pm »
I do hope you find a girl needing such a loving, caring home, Eeyore  :bouquet:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
    • Brucklay Pygmy Goats
    • Facebook
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 02:56:13 pm »
Good luck with your search - Clare
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 03:11:18 pm »
Bless him, my mum has a westie too, lovely little dogs, hope you find the right one for your boy

knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 06:05:06 pm »
Sorry for your loss.

I hope you get what you need as soon as possible, you sound like top people.

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

Eeyore

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 07:39:18 pm »
Thank you all soo much for your kind messages. 

I am very frustrated as I have found a couple of dog rescue places down south, one in Derbyshire and the other in Kent and they are full of little doggies that I would love to give a home to.  I enquired about one girl in particular about a month ago and I never got a response.  The sad thing is the dog is still looking for a home.

Oh that's me moaning again.

Thank you all.

Alice x

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 10:01:18 pm »
Alice, I don't know if you've been checking the Dogs' Trust in Glasgow but on the internet at the moment they have a deaf female Jack Russell needing an experienced home - maybe she is quite unsuitable (it doesn't say how she is with other dogs, for instance) but it might be worth asking the question:
http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/lola1058518.aspx
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Eeyore

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 10:34:33 pm »
Hi SallyintNorth,  my friend had a beautiful jackrussel girl needing a home but she wanted to eat our parrot and the bunnies outside.  So unfortunately we had to give her back.  I didn't feel right telling her off as it is her instinct.  Therefore we are kind of looking for a dog with less "terrier" instincts if you know what I mean.

I check all the rescue centres websites twice a day and have been doing this for about 2 months now.

Thank you very much for taking the time to look for me and email.

Alice

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 09:16:05 am »
Not a lot of use, I dare say, you being all the way up there and me being all the way down here but I have a Yorkie boy  (not castrated) who came to me to be re-homed. I thought at first I may have to have him P.T.S. for his own good as he was in such a state and I couldn't get him to eat or drink or even to respond to me. If I picked him up he went as stiff as a board and either looked past or through me.
He has come round, though and is eating well and greeting people when they come in, though he is still very head shy and nervous.
However, no use to you as you would prefer a bitch but anyone who can offer a kind, understanding home to an eleven year old special needs Yorkie, please get in touch.
To be honest I expect he will join my throng of "little old men"
Good luck in your search, there are a LOT of little dogs out there desparate for a good home.

Eeyore

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 03:40:36 pm »
Hi Sylvia, I take my hat off to you for taking in a dog with problems - all of which I can imagine have been caused by humans. 

My heart breaks when I hear of animals being abused / neglected.  This little man has obviously had a hard long life and thank goodness there are loving people out there that can provide a loving home (even if it is temporary) to such a deserving dog.

Our wee Scottie is entire also and as much as I would love to give your little dog a home I know it wouldn't be fare on our Scottie.  I am not a dog expert but have been advised that another entire dog would be a no go.  We have found that he prefers girl dogs as friends and that is why we are looking for a girl - his choice.

I hope you find your little dog a forever home (if you don't keep him yourself).

Alice x

Eeyore

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 10:54:36 am »
SUCCESS!!  I managed to find a lovely scottie girl.  She is settling in great - even though it's only been a day.   I actually think she is a cross scottie as she is bigger than my westie girl was, and she is a woolly mamoth.  She had a bath last night and was very good considering and today the clippers are coming out.  I think she will feel better once she is rid of all the hair as she pants alot and I think she is overheating - even in our cold farmhouse.

I will post pics when I get them.  I have taken pics of her now and I will take some of her after her clip.

Thank you all for your kind messages and support in helping me find a friend for our little boy.

Alice x

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 11:02:55 am »
That's great news Alice.  Looking forward to seeing the pics.  Black & white, of course  ;) :D
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 07:36:55 pm »
Well done! Hope the two of them are all loved up  :love:

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
    • Brucklay Pygmy Goats
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Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 07:58:37 pm »
That's great Alice - can't wait to see her, spruced up an all - has she brought a smile to the wee fella face? Clare
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

Eeyore

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Help - Looking for Small Breed Girl
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2011, 07:48:44 pm »
Day 2 for Molly in her new home.  As we got her on Friday afternoon we haven't had her at the vets yet.  I am not very confident about the seller being genuine.  We don't know much about her and he couldn't find her vaccination book.  She is supposed to be between 2 & 3 years but acts like a puppy.  She is hyperactive and wants to play all the time and leeps from sofa  to sofa.  Rory (our scottie boy) isn't amused as he is so laid back and slow. 

As for the pics after the clip - well she is terrified of the clippers and I managed to do a little - then got bit.  I haven't tried again but I am a bit concerned when I take her to the vet she looks daft - her back and the base of her tail is clipped - therefore she looks like a black lion at the minute.  I usually clip my dogs myself but I think I will try to find someone who is more experienced with this type of dog.  She is soo wooly (I don't think she has ever been clipped) and she was/is scratching - which I feel is due to being over warm.  We bathed her with a flea shampoo just incase.

I am not sure she is the ideal friend for Rory and to be honest I think you don't know unless you give them a try.  I won't be calling the seller to see if he wants her back as I wasn't over excited about where she lived.  From some of her reactions she gives me the impression she has been struck around the head. 

She is a lovely girl and desperate to please.  Very quick at learning, but she is like a shadow as she follows us everywhere.  I haven't left her and Rory in the house on their own yet - will maybe start to do this gradually.

Alice

 

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