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Puppies and dog sitter

On 26 Sep 2011 at 3:04pm Meriel wrote:
CAn anyone help me find a poodle cross puppy...and once I've found one I'll need a dog sitter!
On 26 Sep 2011 at 3:56pm Kettle wrote:
Please get a rescue dog. The mayhew centre is in London but they are great - really helpful. They have one terrier puppy left out of a litter at the moment. h??p://www.mayhewanimalhome.org/dogs/index.php.
On the battersea site you can filter by breed - but they don't seem to have poodles for some reason.
On 26 Sep 2011 at 5:36pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Well said, Kettle.
There are far too many people breeding "designer" crossbreeds, they're an unknown quantity in terms of health and temperament and people are jumping on the latest canine trend to make a few bob.
On 26 Sep 2011 at 9:43pm I don't believe it! wrote:
.............err, why not find someone with a suitable puppy and hire it when you can spare the time!
Dogs are a live animal, not a trophy and need commitment and TLC!
On 27 Sep 2011 at 11:49am Ermmm wrote:
You want to get a dog and then get a sitter. You don't deserve to be in charge of a puppy. Go to the teddy place in brighton and you can stuff your own cuddly. This is all anyone in their right mind would let you look after
On 27 Sep 2011 at 1:58pm Another psuedonym wrote:
I think this was a troll post but anyway, I can recommend a border collie cocker spaniel cross (cockie?). Our bitch is the most fantastic dog.
On 27 Sep 2011 at 3:45pm Meriel wrote:
I have looked into getting a rescue puppy but as I work for two days a week all centres have turned me down. To answer those people who think I shouldn't have a puppy, I only need a sitter for one day a week. Either myself or my partner will be with the puppy the rest of the time. So please don't be so judgemental.
On 27 Sep 2011 at 3:59pm Collie wrote:
Yes, but Meriel ask yourself "why do I want a puppy?". Is it to become part of your family? to be taken out and exercised in the wind, rain and snow? to be taken to the vets for treatment? to go on holiday with you? to share your leisure time? to be trained for obedience? to play in the garden? to dig up your plants? to chew your furniture? etc. Of course, you may have been a dog owner before, if that is the case you will understand what it takes.
On 27 Sep 2011 at 4:49pm Meriel wrote:
To be part of the family, to be treated well and loved and to spend time with us. We have had dogs before and have three rescue cats.
On 27 Sep 2011 at 5:04pm Kettle wrote:
Hi again - the Mayhew will give you a dog if you work - they just match you with the right dog - not a puppy for sure.
Just been out for about 5 hours and my dog has thrown all the sofa cushions on the floor in protest - and she's old.
On 27 Sep 2011 at 5:25pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I nearly ended up in Hellingly, my first puppy was so naughty. He drove me round me the bend. I was working from home then, and he still managed to achieve an amazing amount of destruction in the few moments I didn't have my eye on him.
I certainly wouldn't leave a young pup with a sitter.
On 27 Sep 2011 at 9:05pm jim wrote:
hi meriel i may be able to help please call for a chat 07861749109
On 27 Sep 2011 at 10:06pm We got.... wrote:
Two puppies, nearly destroyed our home, best thing we ever did, good luck to you!!
On 28 Sep 2011 at 9:57pm Bevi wrote:
We have had 2 puppies and left them alone all day - they do learn to fit with your lifestyle. Obviously remove anything you do not want ruined - some items are replaceable - your gorgeous pup is not !! Ours were so well behaved, sociable and friendly - bit like children depends how they are bought up and disciplined !! You go and enjoy - let us know how u get on.
On 29 Sep 2011 at 9:44am Kettle wrote:
Yes - good luck. I'm sure if you get a sitter for the times you can't be there they will be ok - or 2 dogs so they can keep each other company. Please do get a rescue dog though...
On 29 Sep 2011 at 6:38pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Hmm... 2 dogs can be twice as much trouble imo! Either of mine on their own are easy, but both together can be a right handful. I could never have coped with 2 puppies at once. Mind you, they are terriers, so particularly willful and agile enough to get to things many a bigger dog wouldn't (one has been known to run up the front of a rolltop desk to get to the phone, and they both like to lie on the kitchen table - they just jump straight up).
Many breeders won't sell 2 puppies at the same time, especially if they're litter siblings.

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