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Just been today and adopted a 7year old lurcher from a rescue kennels.My old lurcher died a fewweeks ago,so instead of going down the puppy route again ,i thought i would give an older doga new life.No doubt the next few weeks will show if i made the right decision.Here's hoping.........Magnet
emsley

Well done, Magnet.
Let's hope you have many happy years together
12Bore

Well done Magnet, my Beagle is a rescue dog, there's a bit of a trade off between maturity and training (ahem - or lack of) but it's the right thing to do.
kaz

Good luck Magnet and well done for giving a home to a rescue lurcher - have you got any photos?

Our 7 year old 65lb lurcher is currently having to be carried to bed every night since bonfire night
Polly

Ooo yes, we've got to have some photos!
sod

Polly wrote:
Ooo yes, we've got to have some photos!

Us too please

We've had many rescue dogs n cat got 3 cat at moment and my wonderful loving NZ heading dog Meg is one  

Good on you bet you will have lots of fun together
horace

We kept a dumped Jack Russel we had her 14 years
Gareth

Oz was a very badly abuse as a young dog, we got him from his second home who really tried hard but could not cope with him after his initial rescue.

We got him at just over one year old, and he has been with us for for two years now.

He has been hard work, but with love, care, and attention he is now a good and well mannered dog. It is only in the last few months that he has lost his fear aggression towards other dogs, and is now playing as a dog should play with others. It has been a long amd sometimes difficult route to follow, with many moments of almost total regression but he has come through and is now well disciplined and although he still does not have a fear of other dogs, the aggression has been turned into a healthy respect for them .......... most weekday mornings I now have him actively enjoying playing with between 2 and 12 other dogs on the park without him resorting to snapping at them or fighting with them

There are one or two traits that I will probably never cure  and alas these are traits he has picked up with me .......... the ability to stay 6 feet away from me and the lead when he thinks that he has not received enough play on the park, and if I should manage to get him on the lead in this situation he will then spread eagle himself on the grass in much the same way as three year old child might when it is time to come in.

I have much admiration for any one who takes on a rescue dog, and gives them a good home and a drastic improvement in quality life.
sod

Good on you Gareth and I know the rewards are well worth it    

Meg was abused and about to be shot when we got her, she was so bad that if you had anything in your hand she would huddle down and shake,black polythene pipe would send her over the top being put in a car couldn't be done. We were told she was stupid and couldn't work Think it was all the people before us that fit that bill now like you Gareth we have got over these things. We really understand what you have done and love         you for it
deyzis mum

good for you. Hope it works out for you both
confused

Well done ,i've had 3 in total all with different problems , my current "mate" was 4years old when we got him and had never really had any time spent on him 2 years later he is one of the family , he has his faults but like i keep telling him ---- so do i !, all the best with your new family member.
Dave C

Good on you for giving him a new start  
rustyboy

Any Rabbit for the pot yet magnet??
confused

How you getting on with your new friend ?
12Bore

and where are the pics?  
ArmitageCustard

We have a Staffie/Labrador cross (possibly, no one seems to know), we got her from the Dogs Trust near Evesham, and at the moment she is lying on the bed next to my wife who isnt very well at the moment.  Glad you decided to go down the rescue dog route, it can be hard work but it is really worth it.
magnet

http://www.dogsblog.com/author/dogs-in-distress-north-east-england/  As i am unable to post photos here is a link to a picture of the dog i rescued his name is Henry. Hes not been any bother at all and has fitted in lovely we are delighted.........Magnet
Lorrainelovesplants

Were on our 2nd rescues retreiver.
The first, Meg was absolutely wonderful after the first 4 months when we couldnt have her in the same room as children.  Abused by children in her previous home.  After lots of love and exposure to nice children she settled well and proved perfect when I had Kate and Kie.  Would even go and pick them up by the babygro when asked.
Ben was 2 years plus when we got him.  He's been fed crap and lived in a small back garden, never walked on a lead. Took a long time to reform him - very friendly, but a bit wild.
He's on his way out now, and Im considering whether to have another dog.
sod

Lorraine this is the hard time for you we know. You will get another don't we all    
lizzie44

Aw Magnet he is lovely! Very special dogs lurchers! We have a whippetXstaffy who is the light of my life! (dont tell hubby + daughter!). Well done for giving him a lovely home. Love Lizzie
Lorrainelovesplants

Sod, I actually fancy a little cocker spaniel.  I had one when I was 14 and would like another lapdog.
I miss having something to cuddle and sleep on the bed.
Ben is a lot better since having his thyroid tablets but he's just BIG.
He has resumed his disgusting habits of eating chicken/rabbit shit outside and rubs himself in all sorts, which means humping him in and out of the bath.  He's lost a lot of weigfht since going on the tabs (down from 46KG to 36kg) but he's still a lump.

The other issue is that since we actually managed a holiday in the autumn, we would like another one reasonably soon, and unfortunately animals do tie you down.
emsley

Oh Magnet, he is absolutely gorgeous
Lots of very happy times ahead for all of you, I'm sure
Hope Henry is doing lots of leaning and roaching now he's in his forever home
sod

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
Sod, I actually fancy a little cocker spaniel.  I had one when I was 14 and would like another lapdog.
I miss having something to cuddle and sleep on the bed.
Ben is a lot better since having his thyroid tablets but he's just BIG.
He has resumed his disgusting habits of eating chicken/rabbit shit outside and rubs himself in all sorts, which means humping him in and out of the bath.  He's lost a lot of weigfht since going on the tabs (down from 46KG to 36kg) but he's still a lump.

The other issue is that since we actually managed a holiday in the autumn, we would like another one reasonably soon, and unfortunately animals do tie you down.

So glad he is a bit better BIG LUMP  Understand you we both grew up with dogs mine a springer Jean's a bitza   we have 3 but only Meg is allowed on our bed other 2 are far too big We also spoilt as son and soon to be daughter in law live on here too so we have freedom          "Life without cats n dogs aint life at all"
debbie

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
Sod, I actually fancy a little cocker spaniel.  I had one when I was 14 and would like another lapdog.
I miss having something to cuddle and sleep on the bed.
Ben is a lot better since having his thyroid tablets but he's just BIG.
He has resumed his disgusting habits of eating chicken/rabbit shit outside and rubs himself in all sorts, which means humping him in and out of the bath.  He's lost a lot of weigfht since going on the tabs (down from 46KG to 36kg) but he's still a lump.

The other issue is that since we actually managed a holiday in the autumn, we would like another one reasonably soon, and unfortunately animals do tie you down.


Nope, sounds pretty small to me - try 70 plus kg of great dane.

Yes, they are a tie - all animals are but for me I couldn't live without them and I certainly couldn't contemplate/look forward to not having any one of my animals.

well done for taking on a rescue magnet.  we took on a 9 month old dane and love her to bits and I know you will/do your boy too x

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