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Sydney – Adorable Cross Blue Cattle and Terrier Desperate for Home or it’s the Pound!

I received an email about this poor dog – animal lovers please pass on also to anyone you know that may be able to help. I don’t even know her name!

The message about the current owners reads:

“They had this gorgeous pup that they have had for a month. Anyway the husband said I can have her as they are getting rid of her on the weekend. I am horrified. The fact that an animal has known love coming from the pound and then to be taken back. It would have been better for her never to have had that love.

Anyway, the pup was to be going straight back to Campbelltown pound tomorrow. Because of the number of animals at this pound, there’s not much luck for her future. They euthanise massively. I have asked them to give me a week to try to find it a home and they have agreed. She is adorable. Cross blue cattle but more terrier.”

Message me here at randa@dogsandcats.com.au or phone me on 0401 141 222 to get more details. Thanks!

Please please please please send this on to anyone who can help.

Randa

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Jul 15, 2013 | 0 | Looking for a Home

Sydney – Max the Beagle Needs a New Home Before His Family Move Overseas in April

Sue is moving to London with her family in April and needs to finds the lovely Max a home asap.

Sue says – this is our six year old family Beagle “Max”.

He has a beautiful temperament and is mostly obedient. He loves food so should not be left unattended in kitchen.

He’s happy to sleep outside. He loves a walk and can be walked off leash in off leash parks or on the beach.

He does not bark much – only when strangers arrive. He’s used to young children – we got him when our daughter was two.

Max has slowed down now he is older but needs a secure fence at least 4 ft high.

He’s desexed and microchipped and has regular vaccinations and heartworm etc.

If you’d like to make an enquiry about Max Sue’s mobile phone number is 0425 728 301.

Randa

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Mar 29, 2012 | 0 | Looking for a Home

Sydney – Bluey Needs a Home

Nadine says:

Bluey is a non-de sexed male Blue Cattle dog, possibly between three to four years old that does not nip at all and is very gentle and quite trusting towards strangers.

He adopted his current owner after spending some time on the streets. He is quite tiny for his breed, has a very soft fluffy coat and shows signs of being exceptionally smart.

There is evidence he has had some basic training – he sits on command, fetches and brings the stick/ball right back to your feet.  Bluey has virtually spent most of the last two years alone locked up in a backyard, is hyper-active with acute anxiety as far as I can tell.

Bluey has been living with Ron who is 84 and still working as a long-haul truck driver, therefore he is rarely home.  Although the backyard is quite big the neighbours want him gone because he barks incessantly, and at anything.  Ron’s family also want the dog rehoused as they are bearing the brunt of neighbourhood complaints and do not feel Ron is able to give Bluey the life he deserves.  There have been efforts to rehouse Bluey but all so far have fallen through.

Ive recently taken Bluey into my too tiny backyard with my female Blue Cattle dog.  He gets fed twice a day and has nice long walks every day, alongside my dog.  He’s pretty good at being walked on a leash, but he is alongside my dog so I’m really not sure what is learned behaviour and what is just mimicry.  Since having Bluey his barking has almost stopped (I control it and he has another dog there that does not bark at all) and his anxiety and hyperactivity is slowly waning.

However, in short, Bluey is a handful you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.  He represents everything that is bad about dogs – incessant barking, anxious, hyperactive, jumping up and demanding attention the minute you walk into the backyard.  BUT he’s a gorgeous dog – exceedingly sweet and could be a great companion if he experienced routine in a healthy and secure, stable and loving environment – which he’ll be in until a more permanent home is found for him so (fingers crossed) this may take the edge off his hellish ways!  If you know of anyone willing to take little Bluey on I would love to hear from them.

Thank you for your time,

Nadine.

Ph: 02 9297 9388

Randa

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Mar 15, 2012 | 1 | Looking for a Home

10 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

By Emmy E Bill

Many people are unsure if they want to adopt a shelter dog for a variety of reasons. They may not know where the dog originally came from, what breed they are, what their temperament is or why they were given up in the first place. However, the reasons to adopt a shelter dog far outweigh the reasons not to.

1) You will save a life.

It’s awful to think about, but there are so many homeless animals around today that their chances of being euthanized are high. Also, dogs stuck in cages at shelters are more likely to become depressed.

2) Shelters carry many different breeds.

Some say they are looking for a specific breed of dog, which is why they don’t want to adopt from a shelter. However, chances are that you will find the breed you want if you look hard enough. There is a rescue organization for almost every breed so it’s not difficult to find the kind you want.

3) You will save money.

The initial cost is usually less for shelter pets. Buying from a breeder could cost you more than $1,000, depending on the breed. Also, many older dogs in shelters have already been spayed/neutered and vaccinated as well. It’s not guaranteed that it will be cheaper because unexpected things can happen, but it will save you money at first.

4) Shelter dogs have talent, too!

Purebred dogs aren’t the only ones who can compete in dog shows. Mixed breeds and purebred shelter dogs definitely have the ability to be obedient, learn tricks for show or for fun!

5) Some health issues are less common.

Some purebreds are prone to certain illnesses, such as dysplasia. It is known that these problems may be less likely in mixed-breeds. However, this all depends on the breed and where the dog originally came from.

6) You will have more of a selection.

When you go to the pet store or a breeder, you will most likely be looking at purebred puppies. At the shelter you’re going to see a variety of breeds, ages and personalities. Most shelters even have puppies if that’s what you’re looking for.

7) Training may be easier.

Many shelter dogs are already trained, so you won’t have to go through house training and/or kennel training.

8) You can immediately tell the personality of a dog, for most of them that is.

If the dog is older than 6 months, his personality will be reasonably clear. You will most likely be able to see right away how the dog behaves in general. Keep in mind though that shelters are not always the most natural environments to live in, so a dog might be more active or less active than usual, or possibly a bit confused as to why he is there to begin with. Spend some time getting to know the dogs close up.

9) You don’t have to deal with the puppy stage.

Raising a puppy can be tough and time consuming… if you prefer adult dogs and don’t want to deal with the messes and training that come with puppies, then deciding to adopt a shelter dog might be the best idea for you.

10) You will give a dog a family.

Plain and simple, you’ll be giving a dog not just a home, but a family. Whether you are a single gal or a family of five, when you bring in a shelter dog, you become his family.

If you’re still debating adopting a shelter dog after reading these tips, it might be beneficial to know that most shelters will take a dog back if it doesn’t work out; the goal of a shelter is to find the best home possible for each dog, so they want the right fit too.

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Randa

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Jan 19, 2012 | 0 | Choosing your dog, Looking for a Home, Stray dogs

Sydney – Fruitloops Needs a Forever Home

Michelle says – Fruitloops is a Maltese Poodle cross – she’s supposed to be a purebreed but we think some Jack Russell is in there somehow. She turned one year old on November 10, and she’s desexed and up to date on her immunisations.

She loves to be with people and loves cuddles and massages; however, she is also very active and inquisitive during the day (except when she has her midday snooze).

She has been to puppy school, is toilet trained to go outside and also on a peepee pad, plus she does a few cute tricks like ‘high five’, tummy, sit, down, etc.

An ideal home would be an active family who at the end of the day will love to have her cuddle them in bed.

We love her very much, but my daughter has developed a medical condition which means that we unfortunately have to find her another loving home.

Here are some more photos:

If you are interested to know more text me on 0401 141 222.

Randa

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Jan 13, 2012 | 0 | Looking for a Home

Beauti Needs a New Home – Sydney/Blue Mountains

Beauti is a healthy seven  year old good natured de-sexed micro-chipped and  vaccinated  female Roti who gets on well with adults and children.

She shares the family home with two chihuahua friends and will return love untold given the opportunity.

Please contact Allan if you feel that you will be able to provide a loving home relationship that she is used to.

Contact Allan on 0435467277, 02 92979070 work or 02 4751 1177 after hours.

Randa

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Sep 20, 2011 | 0 | Looking for a Home