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Valencia
27th-August-2009, 08:25
Having made the move out to the schticks, we're finally ready to add a dog to our pack. Having found the prices that some of the breeders still want on the very expensive side, and having found Munsterfans a font of all things useful I thought I'd have a punt on posting.


We're looking for a puppy, preferably lab retriever, golden retriever or collie (sheepdog), even a X of thesebreeds.And before anyone mentions rescue dogs, we have tried, for the past couple of weeks, but neither place had any pups or the pups that they advertised were already homed. Doesn't need to be aregistered animal, just healthy with a good temperment. Would even consider taking2 pups to make the transition for the dogs easier.


From our side we can offer a loving home, dog will be well cared for and trained (I have 3 willing assistants who've been waiting years for this) Plenty of space here for walking etc. Would be willing to pay a reasonable fee. Also interested in getting a kitten

McCloud
27th-August-2009, 08:35
Did you come across this (http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/dogs/960761) ?

Valencia
27th-August-2009, 08:41
Thanks McC will have a look. I'm always staggered by how quick people on this site accessinformation no matter however random smileys/lol.gif

McCloud
27th-August-2009, 08:52
Looking for a second dog myself at the moment so info to handsmileys/lol.gif

Valencia
27th-August-2009, 08:54
A bit older than what we'd be interested in, but the site is interesting and one that I hadn't come across before. When I was a kid, pups usually were free to a good home, now it seems a lot of folks want 300 - 600 quid for onesmileys/surprised.gif

My2Cents
27th-August-2009, 09:25
Have you seen these guys?
They're based in Dublin but I'm sure they'd consider rehoming further afield (assuming that is that you're not actually in Argentina)
Kealy (http://dogsindistress.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3052) - Black lab x pup
Boo (http://dogsindistress.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3113)- collie 5 months
Lola & Leah (http://dogsindistress.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2625) - Lab lurcher x
There's also a selection of adult dogs...
I'm sure if you get in touch with a few of the other rescues in your area, something will show up.

Fachtna Cewa
27th-August-2009, 09:27
My advice for what it is worth is to get a rescue pup. I got 2 a year ago. We got a Collie/setter cross and a terrier cross. Most pure breeds in Ireland are way to highly bred thus they're prone to illness and can be very cross.

RobbieG
27th-August-2009, 09:58
A bit older than what we'd be interested in, but the site is interesting and one that I hadn't come across before. When I was a kid, pups usually were free to a good home, now it seems a lot of folks want 300 - 600 quid for onesmileys/surprised.gif

One reason why Dog theft is a big business

Valencia
27th-August-2009, 10:32
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Was just coming to the same conclusion myself!! no wonder scumbags are nicking them.


Would have thought that the rescue dogs would be the ones prone to being cross, on account of being mistreated, although take the point about the pure breds, I mean look at the D4 crowd smileys/lol.gif(I'm only wumming)


Am glad to see that a lot of the welfare groups seem to be quite successful at getting new homes for them. Fair play

zeno
27th-August-2009, 10:42
My advice for what it is worth is to get a rescue pup. I got 2 a year ago. We got a Collie/setter cross and a terrier cross. Most pure breeds in Ireland are way to highly bred thus they're prone to illness and can be very cross.

Yes please consider a rescue dog. They will most likely have all their vacinations. As Fachtna says cross breed are very healthy and intelligent. Get a mutt!

try

http://www.irishanimals.ie

ECSquared
27th-August-2009, 11:26
Your a bit of a pup there now yourself young man.
I know a lad who'll be selling red setter pups at Christmas, if your still
looking then let me know, I'll get you a deal smileys/wink.gif

Fachtna Cewa
27th-August-2009, 11:32
http://www.irishanimals.ie/corkkerry_homes.html

http://upload.irishanimals.ie/Uploads/tn_11_Jenpup4.jpg

I'd give this crowd a call, Collie's are lovely dogs.

Valencia
27th-August-2009, 13:25
Thanks will check that out FC, sometimes find however that the sites are a bit out of date and when I contact them the dogs have already been placed (good for them)


In fact I'm just back from the Animals home in Mahon, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by some of these dogs. There's a poster down there encouraging neutering and spaying, as approx 40 dogs are put down everyday at pounds across Ireland.


On entering came face to face with a Rhodesian Ridgeback that was being petted in the office by a couple of young volunteers. Fair play to them, I wouldn't have the guts to go near that breed.

Hugged Rugger
27th-August-2009, 13:28
handy thread here (http://www.munsterfans.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=14732&KW=advice)

McCloud
27th-August-2009, 13:35
Thanks will check that out FC, sometimes find however that the sites are a bit out of date and when I contact them the dogs have already been placed (good for them)


In fact I'm just back from the Animals home in Mahon, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by some of these dogs. There's a poster down there encouraging neutering and spaying, as approx 40 dogs are put down everyday at pounds across Ireland.


On entering came face to face with a Rhodesian Ridgeback that was being petted in the office by a couple of young volunteers. Fair play to them, I wouldn't have the guts to go near that breed.











Think that one is on there web page? Was thinking of taking a look at him.

lahinch_lass
27th-August-2009, 13:44
There's any number of breeds that have bad rep's, but it can be very dependent on the treatment/training they've had. Personally I've been in contact with a range of breeds including the odd Rottweiler and never had a bother with any of them. For some reasons dogs all seem to think I'll sctratch them .. never mind the goons all leave me sneezing my head off if I haven't taken my anti-histamines.


On the setter mention.. I spotted one on that link McCloud gave, and had to lauigh when the description of the dog said "clever" smileys/lol.gif We had one for years and he was daft as a brush. Hyperactive, but put up with all the antics of us as kids along with all my cousins etc and we used to use him as a bucking bronco at times ! His preferred method of greeting was bounding up to you and putting his front paws on your shoulders so he could lick your face, though by that point you'd usually be sitting on the ground.


I keep thinking of getting one of those dogs that are ok for folks with allergies, but I'm just not at home enough, and just don't have a regular routine.


Valencia I'd say look at rescue dogs that are maybe up to a year old, not just little puppies. the rescue places have usually socialised the dogs and ensured they've got all their vaccinations etc. so even if it's that bit older than you'd prefer they would still make good family pets. They'll let you know if the dog you're considering is suitable for your environment or not.

rebelkell
27th-August-2009, 13:48
Bad timing just dropped a couple of labrador pups into the Liffy in an old coal sack smileys/biggrin.gif

wally_fan
27th-August-2009, 15:00
har har

toffeeboy
28th-August-2009, 16:59
http://www.ispca.ie/rehoming.aspx