Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Please note posts to this board are subject to moderator approval. We do this to ensure quality and protect dogs. It can take us a day or so to approve messages so please be patient.

TOPIC: Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42252

Bruce the deerhound - currently at Dogs Trust Evesham, is looking for a new home

Heres the link: www.dogstrust.org.uk/reho...ce#.U_dvy2NkXGY

Oh I am sorely tempted as this is only about an hour's drive from me.......if only I wasn't starting a new job next week.....
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42257

Oh, I do hope Bruce gets a good home soon and I wonder what his story is?
  • 3HOUNDS
  • 3HOUNDS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Yearling Boarder
  • Posts: 74
  • Thank you received: 12
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42258

I SEE HE'S RESERVED NOW!!!
  • 3HOUNDS
  • 3HOUNDS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Yearling Boarder
  • Posts: 74
  • Thank you received: 12
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42261

Huray! Knew he wouldn't be waiting long!

That's partly why I didn't rush off to get him - I knew he would be guaranteed a good home offer. My next dog will be a rescue that is struggling to find a new home, so I can feel I have made a difference. I am constantly saddened by seeing so many dogs abandoned and in need of a good home.
But if I see a deerhound I will make sure I spread the word so they get lots of home offers
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42262

Yes, it was good news! We have 3 rescue greyhounds at the moment and there are hundreds waiting for homes all over the coutry but a handsome deerhound would never be waiting very long.

It was tempting to go and see him but luckily he was snapped up as we haven't got over our DH/GH lurcher being killed last month by another dog.
  • 3HOUNDS
  • 3HOUNDS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Yearling Boarder
  • Posts: 74
  • Thank you received: 12
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42263

Thank you for that link to the Dogs' Trust, a wonderful site in a worthy cause. Rather a lot of Staffordshire Bull Terrier crosses and a number of Lurchers too. Time well spent scrolling through all the sweet dogs, reading their little bios and wishing one could adopt them all. Can you tell me, is there a similar site for Greyhounds up for adoption (or is it rescue), and are they mostly track dogs as they are in North America?
  • Ironstone
  • Ironstone's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Limit Boarder
  • Posts: 829
  • Thank you received: 287
Ironstone Deerhounds
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42264

You sound just like me - I find myself wasting hours on the internet looking through dog adoption sites wishing I could adopt them all. Then I wonder where the last 2 hours have gone!

Yes there are LOTS of sites for greyhounds - and they are mainly ex-racers or "didn't quite make the grade" racers - but not all. And many of these rescues also take lurchers and other sighthounds.

If you want a browse I really like Greyhound Rescue West of England (where I got my lovely Grace greyhound from last year) - they have branches all over the country:
www.grwe.com/homingWelfar...gsForHoming.asp

Retired Greyhound Trust are another countrywide organization that have branches all over - some branches only have greyhounds; others like the Shropshire Branch seem to take all sorts of lurchers too : shropshire.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42265

I hope that Bruce has found a great home. He looks lovely.

It is however a shame that most rescues do not know much about the characteristics of individual breeds and do not contact the breed rescues to find out.

The information about Bruce states that sight hounds are food orientated, did anybody tell my deerhounds that. Only "perhaps" rehomed with another dog, again they need a canine playmate especially another sight hound who will enjoy their rough playing. Also "no young children", deerhounds love children as many people on this forum will know and are very gentle with them.

Anyway enough sour grapes and good luck to Bruce for the future.
  • WendyS
  • WendyS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Graduate Boarder
  • Posts: 307
  • Thank you received: 197
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Bodhranlady

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42266

I absolutely agree - deerhounds are so very different to your average dog in their requirements and behaviour. Even if you have owned a greyhound before you are going to be in for a shock! (speaking from experience!)

Why not get in contact with Dogs Trust about this? Really unless you have owned a deerhound your average person really has NO idea what they are like. And I can't imagine many at Dogs Trust have - maybe they would welcome some expert input? Anyone?
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Deerhound at Dogs Trust Evesham 3 years 4 months ago #42268

I went through this a couple of years ago with another Dogs Trust branch. They were not interested. I have also heard that other rescues have a huge reluctance to contact breed clubs. I don't know why as nobody could possibly be an expert on all breeds.

I don't mean to do the Dogs Trust down though as in general they do a wonderful job.
  • WendyS
  • WendyS's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Graduate Boarder
  • Posts: 307
  • Thank you received: 197
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Moderators: Elise, Joerg and Yoki
Time to create page: 0.542 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum