09 Aug 2010 3:50 PM
Anyone thinking of getting a dog please consider the wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes waiting behind the wire of their cages in dogs homes like Shenton Park, the RSPCA at Malaga and also the shire dog pounds.
These organizations do an amazing job but they can only take so many and for so long, many do get put to sleep if we like it or not. I took on a little dog recently, her time would have been up the day after I found her, she has proven to be the best dog and seems so grateful to have a second chance, there are many more like her for sure.
20 Aug 2010 6:43 PM
I couldn't agree more. Last year I rescued a 13 year old gsd who was due to be pts on that day. I had him flown up from NSW. He had a few behavioural issues - mainly from being abused but with lots of love and patience he overcame them.
Buying from pet shops is just supporting the puppy farm industry in my opinion and encourages impulse buying.
I'd never buy an animal again. All my aussie pets are rescues - I also have a deaf cat and a cross eyed cat!
Good for you for giving your little one a second chance - I wish there were more like us.|
29 Aug 2010 5:38 PM
|Well said Diana
We have had our cat for a year now and got him from the Cat Haven in Shenton Park. He had been there for a year and had been abandoned tied up outside the cat haven by his previous owners.
He is 5 years old now, has settled in well and has a great personality.
There are so many cats & dog in the same situation waiting for a good home and cost a fraction of the price to purchase fron these shelters.
The websites provide information on those cats & dogs that they have at the shelters.|
30 Aug 2010 5:19 PM
|We rescued both of our cats from a cats protection shelter, it cost us a fraction of what it would have to buy them from a pet shop.
We used the money we saved to pay the couple of grand to bring them with us from the UK!!!!
Seriously though, cats and dogs look cute and all when they are behind the glass at a pet shop, but so many get dumped after Xmas. It really is worth giving a home to a rescue animal, apart from anything else you will find that they are house trained, vaccinated and much less hassle and cost than raising an animal from a baby.|
08 Sep 2010 8:52 PM
|hi there, we rescued our dog from K9 Dog rescue in Mandurah just over a year ago, he was given up by his original owners to the pound where he was to be put to sleep, thankfully someone from K9 saw the good in him & took him back to Mandurah, he was then re-homed but then found tied up outside the office a couple of days later. we saw him on the web-site, went & visited him & picked him up 4 days later. we dont know why he was given up in the first place as he is the most loving dog anyone could want, good with the kids, behaves inside etc.
i definately recommend looking at the rescue places first as some of these dogs dont deserve to be there at no fault of their own. we live NOR but were happy to make the hour + journey to see all the dogs they had there.
K9 update their website every friday with the dogs they have that need a new home, please take a look.