Would like to say a huge thankyou to the amazing children at Bishop Aldhems Primary School in Poole who very kindly raised £61.87 for the dogs at the rescue, we would like to say a huge thankyou from us girls and the dogs and that we are so impressed that children are adopting rescue dogs and helping us look after them by working hard and fundraising
OK we girls at DDR can sometimes occasionally get a tad grumpy, not with the dogs but sometimes with people. We frequently get told we got successful very quick due to our brutal honesty and common sense approach to rescue.
We get asked all the time 'whats his/her history' 'do you know how old/breed'. Then we say the same old answer we just don't know. These are rescue dogs but even if they are handed in and people tell us everything about the dog since birth it would be foolish for us to believe it so the answer is still the same we just don't know.
We assess the dogs on how they are in rescue and what behavior they display in there foster homes. Sometimes dogs don't display there 'true' personality till 2 months down the line once settled in a home. We cannot hold every dog 2 months so they are listed on how we see them at the present time. I wish we had a crystal ball but we don't.
We only want people/families to adopt our dogs to understand they are adopting a dog not a washing machine, in that I mean they have their own minds so can be unpredictable or change there behavior in different environments. We thoroughly test the dogs with other dogs and if food aggressive and what they like with kids or horses or cats or whatever then one day they could take a dislike to a certain dog/child etc and we want people to understand this before adopting a dog.
I would like to stress this isn't a 'rescue dog' problem this is all dogs. Sometimes yes rescue dogs can have problems due to abuse or neglect but then also you get a rescue dog that is very easy as appreciates every thing they have as they have never had it and are no bother.
Dogs are like having a new kid, they will cry in new places for a few nights till settle, they need to adjust as have probably been in a pound in Ireland then to rescue in Ireland then on ferry to us then to vets then to foster home and then to your home so they go through a lot before they arrive with you.
We ask you to bring your dogs/children to all viewings as its not fair on everyone if you don't then we get a call ,my cat doesn't like him' 'kids are scared of the puppy' and they don't need to be passed round anymore than they are.
We often get calls 'my ddr dog is naughty you must have it back today' when we ask how long they have had it they state they adopted it at 8 weeks and is now 18 months!! Now we are NOT responsible for how your dog turns out believe it or not these days everyone likes to put blame but as adults you adopt the puppy/dogs and you will get back from your dog what you put in. And its very easy to say ok not my fault dump back at the rescue. We are always here to take a DDR back BUT you will have to wait for an available space we just don't have empty spaces for the day you feel you need to return your dog and this can take upto 6 weeks.
I know this post looks harsh but its being realistic as some go into dog ownership with tinted glasses, my dogs I have had years can still do stuff very out of character. Dogs will always have a natural instinct, you can raise a terrier as a lap dog but most will still always chase a rat, you can raise a springer as house pet but most will always try and flush birds, we have many ex working lurchers and you know they may take a deer or rabbit down, sheps can suddenly bark at random strangers, this is all dogs not just rescue dogs. So you may think we will go buy a pup from top breeder but you will have same problems as you cant take instinct away.
Its all about choosing the right dog for your lifestyle
Meet Raisin, he is a patterdale x bichon so a gold old fashioned scruffy dog.
Raisin is 2 years old and a typical terrier can be aloof with strangers and loves his family very much.Raisins 4 year old owner had a friend round who was only 5 but she was very rough and pulled him about and sadly he snapped (not all his fault) so kids over 8 for him.
Please call 07801282624 for more info xx
Meet Lottie, She is a 5 month old bassett and beagle. Very full of life so will need a nice actice couple or family. Nice natured girl just needs basic training.Please call 07801282624 for more info.
Meet Jack a beautiful lab/collie. Jack is 3 years old and totally ball obsessed with excellent recall. Great with other dogs and lovely well behaved lad. He is nervous of new people but soon as knows you is very loving.
Please call 07801282624 for more infomation
Harry is a 5 year old shih tzu who was born with a deformity in his rear end so hasnt been very active or able to run and play and sadly his owner died. So we took Harry to our vets and with anti inflamatorys and pain relief he is like any other dog and able to run and play.DDR will put him on our vets bills for life with our other dogs who are mostly ex breeders. We pay the meds on these dogs for life but without funding we will have to turn these guys away and we dont want to do that .Harry is looking for a forever home and he loves kids and dogs.If you can help us care for these local dogs like Harry, we and Harry would really appreciatte it, as a rescue we try never to beg for money but to continue heping these guys who need extra sometimes we need to ask.
If you can help you can donate by direct to our vets:
Or direct to DDR account
Wilow is a beautiful shih tzu who was an ex puppy farm girl. She has been with us about 10 months and now not a nervous wreck and had her tumours sorted and now looking for a very loving retirement home.She is about 5-7 yrs and just a beautiful kind girl that deserves a 5 star home.
Please call 07801282624 for more information
Mollie is the sweetest 5yr old westie very quiet and calm.
Fine with other dogs. No children. Good on and off lead,
housetrained loving girl call Di on 07749 766671
Here we have Parker, a lovely lurcher boy, 21" high to shoulder. Fully vaxed and neutered. Fab off lead and loves water - will even blow bubbles in his water bowl! Great with children and other dogs. If you think Parker would fit into your family please phone for more info 07801282624
Meet Ronnie. This handsome dude is a 2 year old Staffie cross. Fully vaxed and neutered. The perfect family dog who loves other dogs and children. He would make an excellent 2nd dog for an active family. Call for more info if you would like to meet him. 07801282624