Pets

Pets

    | Jan 27, 2017
Misskez_2  

Woman 53yrs
After a day at an animal shelter just wanted to make a call out to anyone thinking of getting a pet.
PLEASE look at shelters rather than pet shops or online as a very large portion of these animals come from puppy farms or people that don't desex cats and hope to make money from them.
If you're after a pedigree please check for a reputable breeder as some try to pass as breeders but are puppy farm animals also.
I have an awesome older dog, he was a rescue about to be dumped, he has been the love of my life from the moment he came to me at 6mo, loving, loyal, funny, happy, and cute for a 39kg boy. 🐢
He was the only thing I was ready to fight my ex for.... but didn't need to.
I know from comments on other threads we have lots of animal lovers here in RHP land, if you have a funny or warm story to tell about a furry/hairy friend please do...

Some words that touch me every time I read them.....

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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Summer_in_Sydney   Woman 44yrs

+ 1

Both my dogs were adopted from Monica's Doggie Rescuse, a no-kill animal shelter. It's the only way to go in my opinion.


p.s. Good on you for volunteering!
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woody_pusscat   Couple Man 55yrs Woman 50yrs

Pets

Finn was adopted from K9 rescue centre (he ran away from his abusive home) and CiCi (she had been dumped on the street) from the Cat Haven.

Pusscat xxx
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Misskez_2  

Woman 53yrs

Recent

I've been volunteering off & on for 30 years, love it but hate it all at the same time.
I adopted a 12 yo cat last Sept, her previous mum went to a nursing home and couldn't take her, she's super cute and you'd never guess her age, she's getting used to living with a dog (she was scared at first but has slowly worked out she's safe) my dog has an inside teddy and as he's losing he's sight he has started finding it hard to work out where teddy is..... last weekend thought new puss was teddy and tried to pick her up and take her to bed, needless to say she wasn't happy 😾

- Posted from rhpmobile
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sensualtimestoo

Rescues....

Got a mastiff X ridgeback who was given up by his owner...got him for almost 8 years now...

He was 2 yrs old when he came to us and had lots of issues...he is one of the kindest souls I have ever met...❀️

The other is a red nose pit bull from RSPSA we had her for 3 or so years now...also had issues and had been abused before...

They are honest...sencere and loyal...and keep us honest too...

You can lie to anyone else...you can never lie to your dog...lol
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PeachyPearL   Woman 53yrs

Two of our animals came from people who used to be friends

The offer was put this way... "this dog/cat is going to the pound if you don't take it".



The dog passed at a ripe old age last year and the cat is still adding new scars regularly... not in the extreme he used to though. Peachy
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Qefenta1   Woman 63yrs

I have

Three rescue dogs from the local animal shelter...the two small dogs who are seven years old,were only at the shelter for an hour before my daughter and I turned up..we were actually looking for a dog for her :), that was a year ago.

The other dog is thirteen ,she came from the same shelter and was abused as a puppy. Q
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xxticklishxx   Woman 51yrs

My cat

Was free. Not a rescue cat but not from a cat factory either. I would consider a rescue animal before any other option in the future. But I hope Bugalugs is with me for a long time to come. He drives me crazy sometimes but I love him so much. 😻
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Mischeviouslad   Man 45yrs

...

Unfortunately.... there are no animal shelters specialising in tropical marine fish and corals.



I used to volunteer at Monicas, taking my (younger then) daughter there to walk the dogs.
We loved it
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Summer_in_Sydney   Woman 44yrs

The answers so far (that are showing, anyway) warm my heart

Love you guys xx
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Misskez_2  

Woman 53yrs

Agree

Summer, I agree, nice to know people are aware and doing what they can. Thank you from 🐢😻and all other pets xo

- Posted from rhpmobile
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MsJonesy   Woman 49yrs

Fur child

Is currently nodding his head in agreement!

This fur child is from a no kill shelter, handed in aged 3. Apparently he didn't get on with the other cats in the household; I suspect that is a load of hogwash and they decided they didn't want him anymore.

He is a handsome, friendly, gregarious, loving, cuddle snatcher, and as noisy as hell - well he is Burmese! He waits at the front door for me when I get home, waits at the back door if I go outside to do anything, tucks me into bed at night then goes to have his supper before claiming the majority of the bed.

If he knows you, he will greet you at the door and expect a pat and/or cuddle hello. And if you stay the night you can expect headbutts or forehead licks just to show he appreciated you coming to see him.

A friend regularly has a bath at my place (she doesn't have one at home and adores them), they have a secret (not!) routine where he drinks from hand scoops of bath water, whilst precariously balancing on the bath edge. As he has always been an indoor cat (with an outoor enclosure to catch the rays and spy on birds), he is not particularly agile. Consequently the grace and poise we associate with cats can be sadly lacking when he falls off his climbing tower, or completely misjudges the leap to the couch.πŸ˜‚

Yes he is demanding, chatty, loud and occasionally annoying, but he is the kindest and the most friendly animal I have ever had - hands down beats the dogs, rabbits and assorted other cats who have been in my life.
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that50zguy   Man 57yrs

Yep

The dog came from a breeder after he was handed back by a couple who wanted to "trade up" to a more popular breed ! He's a cool little guy, we got him at 18 months.

The two cats are brother and sister from cat haven. Took them a long time to settle but now they are just so smoochy. 😻
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Ms_Dragon   Woman 38yrs

Totally agree

Adopted my boy from our local shelter when he was 8 weeks old. He's 12 now and still going strong. He's helped to get me through some rough times and I love him to bits. I would never buy from a pet shop or breeder.


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BirthdaySuits   Woman 47yrs

We fostered...

...fourteen puppies in twelve months. Loving them, teaching them manners and letting them go to their forever homes. Now we do the same with kittens. Our foster fail fur baby was found on a rubbish pile next to a dead sibling...she survived after two hourly feeds and cuddles. Highly recommend fostering and adoption rather than puppy farms.
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On_Safari  

Woman 44yrs

We're looking for a new home just for Evie (A Rex) and Rabbit (Bull ArabX)

It's been surprising how many real estate agents have told me to get rid of them, so I've started telling them to dump one of their kids and I'll dump mine. Evie rules the house, boxes with you, fetches her alfoil ball, plays chasey and has to be in EVERYTHING. She's tiny with huge ears and a pixie face. Always manages to get herself between us in bed at night and has the dog terrified of her. Rabbit is undersocialised and whilst a perfect gentleman (he waits for the cat to catch up when we go for walks eventhough she's a bitch to him) he's got abandonment issues and we're thinking about getting him a puppy. Have always had BIG DOGS, the cat is a new adventure and so far loving them both.



To any Realtors reading this if your clients only want small dogs maybe you should stipulate small pet allowed so you aren't wasting anyone's time.
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Debt paid

Years ago a good mate relieved a big clumsy pup from an abusive n negligent neighbour of mine in a black op's style intoxicated middle of the night rescue mission. Big Jake (who he became from that night on) grew up to a lovely big larrikin who would rather play than fight. 2 years after being 'rescued' he woke my mate from a kitchen fire after he'd put oil on the stove to cook something after a big night out. Big Jake nearly clawed his way through the fly screen to get inside before his barking woke his boss up. After the smoke cleared my mate told me Big Jake owed him nothing.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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social_suicide   Couple Man 45yrs Woman 45yrs

Cost?

How much is the average cost of a rescue dog?
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libbylou2  

Woman 54yrs

Pets.

We have a rescues Boeder Collie from BCRA. He is just our best baby. We also rescue and rehome abandoned cats and kittens. We FedEx and vaccinate before rehoming at our own expense.

I believe sometimes they make better friends than humans do. The joy our fur kids bring into our lives is priceless.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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libbylou2  

Woman 54yrs

Pets

Bloody txt prediction. That should be desex and vaccinate.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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ChasinMidnight   Man 53yrs

I've two...




...bosses at my house that came from a nearby RSPCA. One is an older liver coloured GSP that is lazier than I am and the other is a jet black staffy that bowls over all my guests until he's in their lap and they are rubbing his head. Both are pure breed and both are my bestest pals.


They share a big doggie bed at night and only grumble when they need a late night snack. Dogs are like their owners I guess.


Best ...CM

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