View Full Version : can any rescues help?

31st January 2010, 06:17 PM
Name; Norman
breed; GSDx with golden retriever.
Age; 4yrs
Sex: Male
neutered: Yes
up to date with Vacs: Yes
any health problems: No, although back legs sometims stiffen up a little
after a walk so his exercise needs to be limited and he is not suitable for
Any behavioural problems: Yes. He can be unpredictable as he does not like
to be over fussed. He particularly does not like his paws being touched at
all or his hind quarters being stroked. He has only bitten once; my uncle
was stroking him when asleep and he woke up startled and broke skin on the
top of his hand.
used to children: unknown. he seems not to pay too much attention to our
9month old girls and when supervised with them he sniffs and licks and shows
no signs of jealousy or aggression. but if a child was to pull him around or
touch his paws or otherwise irritate him i do not know how we would react.
if so how old: as above
how does he/she get on with other dogs: generally fine, he used to live with
a shih-tzu who he adored and he gets on very well with my parents' border
collie. he does often growl and bark at other dogs when being walked but he
has never fought with another dog.
Does he/she get on with cats: he lives with a cat at our house and they
tolerate each other but given the chance he will chase the cat so i would
suggest he does not get rehomed with cats.
How long are they used to being alone for? : Due to the nature of our shifts
Norman can be on his own all day (8-6) although normally somebody is home.
he cries at first when he is left but this only normally lasts about 30
How much exercise are they used to having?(e.g half hour walk in morning,and
1 hour run in the evening): he used to get 2x 20minute walks every day but
when he started stiffening up he was walked once a day and this seemed to be
fine. but one of the reasons we need to rehome him is that we do not have
the time to even walk him once a day now.
Diet they are on: dry biscuits, Bakers Sensitive as everything else we've
tried him on gives him loose stools.
where abouts are you in the uk; Farnborough, Hampshire
reason for re homing: My wife gave birth to twin girls in April 09 and since
their birth Norman has not had the attention he deserves. we only walk him
once every other day and he spends virtually all his time in the garden or
the kitchen as we cannot leave him unsupervised around the children. due to
his unpredictable nature i do not want to risk anything happening to the
girls if they start playing with him as they get older.

have emailed German Shepard rescue but is there any other rescues that can take him?

pm me for owners details if you can

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GSD Lifeline
31st January 2010, 06:22 PM
Full at the INN at the moment as I am sure most are.

CarolM lives in Hampshire so might be able to help or recomend someone.

31st January 2010, 06:24 PM
:thanks: Chris

4th February 2010, 03:40 PM

blueribbonuk (Mill Rescue, Animal Helpline Dog Rescue) + (Homes4dogs)
Bark (Babworth Animal Rescue) - RETFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
bullieluv (dogwatch UK)
cazzajack-(Ravenswood pet rescue) Cambridge
dogwatchuk (dogwatch UK)
emily-jayne (The Algernon Trust Animal Sanctuary)
starr4 & ncar (NCAR)
kymmwhite (SEDR)
[email protected] (St Giles Kennels and Rehoming Centre) - SOMERSET
caaz (South Wales Animal Rescue) - SWANSEA
ChrisinBlackpool (Hope Rescue0 - LANCASHIRE
ziggy&co - (Animals in Need) - NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
kevin (Kayshill Animal Sanctuary) - CO DURHAM
lincs ark (Lincs Ark) - LINCOLNSHIRE
LesleyT (Freshfields) - GWYNEDD
H.A.W.S (Hounslow Animal Welfare Society) - LONDON
RACR & Icarus (Rattiemommys All Care Rescue) - NOTTINGHAM
Rescue Remedies (Rescue Remedies) - SURREY
onceloveddogrescue-(once loved dog rescue)-DEVON
Dinga (pro dogs direct) - LONDON
Doufus & huggybear & Mikayla (FOA RCT) - SOUTH WALES
Mark_AnimalAllsorts - BIRMINGHAM

4th February 2010, 04:03 PM
Sorry full at the moment and at capacity. struggled to find a fosterers for shiddie and labradoodle but lucky enough to find one experienced fosterer to foster both. Just had two abandoned kittens come in and yet to find there mum.

4th February 2010, 04:04 PM
:thanks: anyway Andrea. good luck with the kittens

4th February 2010, 04:20 PM
Sorry unable to help at the moment, as we are full.

4th February 2010, 04:24 PM
:thanks: anyway

4th February 2010, 04:29 PM
Sorry cant help at the moment, What we/ I can help with is financial help if needed with the biggsd fund,you could also visit the biggsd website and make an appeal there ,I will put a link to here and this thread

01932 571268


4th February 2010, 04:57 PM
:thanks2: :flowers: :crossed: :crossed: :crossed: :crossed:

4th February 2010, 05:03 PM
:thanks: John, that's very kind of you. :D

4th February 2010, 05:53 PM
We're also full i'm afraid :( We've had so many dogs come in recently
Pawz for thought

4th February 2010, 06:13 PM
Am not sure at mo will see if Sue has seen this as she will prob speak to eileen later but it's the unpredictability that could be a prob as I already have one like that I know how sensitive and careful you have to be.

4th February 2010, 06:27 PM
Sorry full with poundies from our own county

4th February 2010, 06:32 PM
Sorry, our funds are stretched to bursting at the moment and with his unpredictability and large dogs struggling for homes, he could be a long termer.

South Wales Animal Rescue

4th February 2010, 07:03 PM
:thanks: anyway

5th February 2010, 02:22 PM
Carolmid has made a offer here if needed


5th February 2010, 02:29 PM
I can't actually view that. Does she have the owner's details?

5th February 2010, 02:50 PM
its ok Vicky I pm it :)

5th February 2010, 09:07 PM
will keep an eye on the thread as have a busy weekend of rehoming (hopefully) but also some coming in though such is rescue you never know ;)

8th February 2010, 12:21 PM
I'm so sorry, full at the moment. He looks like a lovely boy. If anything changes in the very near future, I'll let you know...
Cathy xx

8th February 2010, 01:02 PM
its ok he has a rescue placement :)