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Dog rescue home inspection , any tips ??

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Alex.B, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Alex.B

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    Hi all , I know its only been a few months since We lost our lovely JJ but things have not been the same :( The house is empty and lacking something)

    We have been to visit some dog rescue centres and when we went to the Staffie rescue at Coningsby I was addopted by a 2 yr old staffi boxer cross called Troy . He's a bit of a lump but very calm and gentle , we took him for a walk and after the burst of excitement (well he is stuck in a kennel most of the day) he walked well on the lead :)

    Anyway I do go on :D we have the home inspection on wednesday and I was wondering if there is anything I should know or do ?

    Many thanks
    Alex
     
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    Just be yourself and act naturally. Make sure the place is tidy and I suppose it might be a good idea if there aren't any guns laying around :)

    What they're looking for is an indication that you know how to look after a hound and that there are no obvious risks in the house.
     
  3. Alex.B

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    Thanks , I already told them about the air guns no problems there , spent hours going round the garden , got a few gaps in the hedges that i will sort .
     
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    Hi Alex,best of luck adopting troy,I would think it's probably just a formality to make sure you don't live 40 stories up in a high rise and can provide him with a loving secure home.I would just make sure your boundaries are secure as you are doing and be yourself and don't worry :)
     
  5. Alex.B

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    Thanks , just didn't know what to expect :up:
     
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    Get a letter of 'reference' from your vet...shows you will accept and inderstand dogs can cost more than just food and blankets.

    Me and the missus have fostered over 50 from here...http://www.lurcher.org.uk/
     
  7. Stevie Darling

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    What to do is make sure the house is spotlessly tidy, and when the come in say "excuse the mess"

    Only kidding mate, just be yourself and all will be fine!

    Well done for throwing a dog a bone/home:)
     
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    As said above. The main issues with visits like this are that your boundaries are secure and that your house/garden is big enough, i:e adopting a Great Dane and you live in a bed sit is a no no. You will be fine. Oh and enjoy the new member of the family, and I will keep my fingers crossed for you both...
     
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    Can't offer any advice but fair play for getting a rescue dog - hope it all works out :up:
     
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    They ani't daft and will know if your telling porkies so just be honest! Ask them to have a word with anyone who knows how you were with JJ such as neighbours, friends etc, have some piccies of your family and JJ together. Show them around and where Troy will sleep, eat, excercise etc.
    Don't worry....you will be fine I am sure because all we do is have 'rescues' and we have never had any problem with inspections......
    Best of luck
    Keep us all posted..........
     
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    So how did it go Alex?
     
  12. Alex.B

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    Coming in half an hour :eek:
     
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    Phew , all good . Very nice (if not a bit strange) chap was happy with the garden and house , he was a bit concerned about where I was gonna walk the dog as the road has no pavements , that was until I showed him what was out the back gate :D

    So all good , can start buying toys,beds,harness, collar , lead , bowls ........yikes !
     
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    great news
    we adopted our little staffy jack cross 5 years ago after our gsd passed away
    great companion and what a character :)
    good luck with the new arrival :)
     
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    Nice one mate,

    well done!
     
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    Great news mate and enjoy your new family troy :up:
     
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    Thanks All :up: I still miss my little JJ and Troy will never replace him . Troy is a new chapter in need of a home and some love , Roll on the 20th and the hope that this house comes to life again . I will start a new thread when he arrives ,but heres a pic for now as i had to pull it of the homes website .

    View attachment 97621 View attachment 97621
     
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    Well done!!!
    Looking forward to seeing the pics.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    he looks a beauty mate,...:up:
     
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    Good luck with the adoption mate, best thing you can do is rescue as there are so many lovely dogs out there, here's our dog Sammy, she's been amazing from about day 6 ha ha. Best advice I can give which I never really agreed with but since the mrs is a vet she convinced me to get insurance, I thought she was a little suckered into the selling of it but being in the job she is she sees so many animals have injuries from normal walks etc that cost hundreds to thousands, when our next door neighbour decided to eradicate every rat in the world by turning his garden blue with blocks of poison real close to our fence Sammy came in the house chewing on a blue block of rat poison (it's not safe for animals as it states) that resulted in a stomach pump etc and even at her own vets a cost of £240 for half hour work, luckily all covered with insurance. Definitely gives ease of mind because if something happened to her that cost thousands I'd pay it, butluckily don't have to know by paying a couple quid a month.

    Anyway im im off topic, would love to see some pics when you get Troy, you'll be fine in the interview, they just want to know boundaries are secure, you're not going to take the dog and use it for fighting etc, you don't have any dangers about, all common sense stuff. Good luck!
     

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