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Old 01.12.2014, 13:39
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Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Recently one of our dogs died she had many health issues and died while out on a walk, so not a bad way to go all things considered.

Anyway our other dog, a german shepherd now seems to be a bit depressed, one of the neighbours cats ventured into out house a couple of weeks back and she was all over it, washing it, rubbing up to it, protecting it etc but since then she seems to really miss a companion

So, does anyone know of a dog or maybe even a kitten in need of a good home? for a dog point of view anything would do, younger the better but we've adopted older dogs in the past too

We're in Glarus so something nearby would be good.

Our german shepherd is 10, female and been 'fixed' but dog wise she is dominant

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Old 01.12.2014, 14:04
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Ooh that's very sad, she was gorgeous.

Sorry I don't know of anything in your area but have a look at the shelters near you. There are loads of dogs and cats available for adoption around here and I would imagine Glarus would be the same.

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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

So hope you will find her a good friend soon. Sadly BM is right- shelters are full to the brim, here, there and anywhere.

The Dogs Trust (ex Battersea dog's home) has recently published a list of 'excuses' people come up with when handing a dog to the shelter- it makes you sick- like 'it looked different after a walk in the rain, didn't like it no more' and the like Here is their list:

inside it.”The list in full:
“My dog doesn’t look like what he did on the website”
“The dog keeps barking at butterflies”
“My dog was too old and no longer brought me any joy”
“It hurts my back to pick up my dog’s poop”
“My dog doesn’t match the sofa”
“I need a smaller dog”
“My dog can’t walk on the lino in my house”
“My dog keeps passing wind”
“He wouldn’t fit in my handbag or wear the outfit I bought him”
“My dog doesn’t like me (after 24 hours)”
“He isn’t as cute as when I first got him”
“He can’t do any tricks”
“He snores really loudly”
“He was too big for my house”
“He keeps scaring the goldfish”
“The dog gets too much attention”
“He barked” (the potential adopters had only got to the carpark)
“He smells, of dog”
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Look here

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/fr/t...heimatlos.html

You can search by canton - didn't see anything for Glarus - but you can look at nearby cantons and see if there's anything suitable.
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Old 01.12.2014, 14:23
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Look here

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/fr/t...heimatlos.html

You can search by canton - didn't see anything for Glarus - but you can look at nearby cantons and see if there's anything suitable.

yet had a look on there, but as you say nothing in glarus, a nice german shepherd in ticino though
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Mae (the dog that died) came from the breeder, the owners handed her back when she was too old and knackered to have any more pups and of course no one was interested in her then, and to just make sure they had her spade as well just before giving her back (which caused a lot of her health issues) so she was never on these websites, if anyone knows of any sad cases like that I'm all ears.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

What about Chiquita in St. Gallen?

http://heimatlos.tierdatenbank.ch/cg...Suchen=OK;nh=2

They have some kittens too.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

I'm so very, very sorry, BB2.

The hardest thing about giving our hearts away to our four footed friend is that their time with us is always too short.

But I've always felt that the best tribute we can give to the dogs we have loved and lost is to open our hearts and homes to another.

Whenever I have lost one of mine, the remaining dog(s) do indeed seem lost. Dogs do grieve for their companions. I hope that a new friend will help her, and you and your family, through this difficult time.

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Keep an eye on the Tierdatenbank as Medea suggests - I'm sure you'll find a dog who would be a good companion for your GSD.

Other possible sites to look:

SOS Strassenhund:
http://www.sos-strassenhunde.ch
Animal Happy End:
http://www.animal-happyend.ch

These two are rescues working primarily in neighboring countries; some of the dogs are here in Switzerland with foster families, some still in their countries of origin. Both rescues have good reputations here in Switzerland.

You could also look in Germany; there will be many more dog in need. A good general site that publicizes dogs in various rescues from all over Germany :
http://www.abc-tierschutz.de/tierheime_hunde.htm

You can filter by breed, age, area, etc.

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If you are looking for an older dog as a companion for your GSD, another site to keep an eye on is Graue Schnauzen:
http://www.graue-schnauzen.de
Again, you can filter by area.

(I clicked on Bayern, just a few hours' drive - and up popped several shepherds and shepherd mixes... and so many gorgeous golden oldies...)

There is also Oasis des Veterans in the Romandie area, also dedicated to older dogs:
http://www.oasis-des-veterans.com

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If you are looking for a specific breed there are more breed rescues in Germany than here. Googling breed+in+Not usually will bring up most.

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And - a rescue that I very much admire, Häuser der Hoffnung in 83233 Bernau DE:
http://www.haeuserderhoffnung.de

(BTW, if anyone reading this can give a home to two dogs together... Arco and Atze.)

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These are just a few suggestions off the top of my head - if you post more about the type of dog you are looking for perhaps we can come up with some others.


Again - I am very sorry, and I wish you and the family, two and four footed, all the best.


ETA:

Sorry, I re-read your post and see that you are looking for a younger dog. But I'll leave the oldie links, just in case someone else is looking for a senior...

But there are many young dogs looking for homes... do you have a breed/mix, size, gender preference?
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Old 01.12.2014, 15:31
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

we are totally open to anything, Mae was a miniature bull terrier, not a dog I would have ever considered before

The only real criteria is it must be submissive and good with other dogs, and not a handbag rat

ETA older dogs are ok too
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

I've adopted from the following rescues in Switzerland, and have had good experiences:

Tierschutzbund Basel:
http://www.tierschutzbund.ch
SPA Fribourg:
http://www.spafribourg.ch
Tierambulanzverein in ZH:
http://www.tierambulanz.org

I visited Tierheim Surber in ZH a few days ago - also seem like nice people. Their website is apparently iffy at the moment, but this link should work:
http://www.tierheim-surber.ch/neu/tiere.php?tab=hunde

Two others with very good reputations:
Tierschutz Beider Basel:
http://tbb.ch
Tierheim Pfoetli in ZH
http://www.tierrettungsdienst.ch/h/index.php


Also have a look at the adopt-a-pet site, this aggregates dogs from several shelters in Switzerland:
http://adopt-a-pet.ch/?cat=26&paged=2

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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

I am very sorry for your loss. Big hug from me.

I am looking for a new furry companion as well and I do often look at Tierdatenbank. I see the same entries all the time (their offers are being bumped up), so I wouldn't say there is a lot of homeless dogs here. Bad for me, but otherwise it is a good thing (it is completely different in my homeland, shelters are overcrowded and all those sad eyes just break your heart).
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Very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog.

Be patient. Sadly there will be even more pets in shelters after Christmas. There always are.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

A bit of a drive from Glarus but I will take this opportunity to put in a plug for Australian Shephered Rescue Italia. We adopted our last dog from them and it was a good experience. There are quite a few dogs available from puppies to seniors. Just make sure to choose one without a docked tail or you will have difficulties bringing it here. We will be getting another one after the New Year to keep our 15 year-old Aussie company.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

BB2 or Heksita, have you seen Terra at SOS-Strassenhunde?

http://www.sos-strassenhunde.ch/Terra.html

12 weeks old, blue merle Appenzeller-Bergamasker-Border mix. In a foster home here in Switzerland.

(Be still my beating heart... good thing I'm addicted to oldies, or else I'd be in serious trouble. )




ETA, because I keep finding myself clicking on this link again and again:

Would someone please adopt this gorgeous puppy - and save me from both divorce and deportation?

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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

I am afraid she would be too big (they expect her to be 50-55 cm high).
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What about Chiquita in St. Gallen?

http://heimatlos.tierdatenbank.ch/cg...Suchen=OK;nh=2

They have some kittens too.
She looks adorable. My daughter has a similar dog, and she is wonderful.
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I am sorry for your lost. I can imagine how hard on all of you it is. Mae misses her friend.

Good luck finding a new companion.
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I'm sure if you did the pickup at christmas, it would be that dogs best christmas present ever
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Sorry to read about the passing of your dog Mae. It is NEVER easy when our furry friends physically leave us. I wish you good luck in finding a new furry friend for your family. Hopefully you can post pictures when you find the right pup for your family. Thoughts are with you.......
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I'm sure if you did the pickup at christmas, it would be that dogs best christmas present ever
I'm sure the dog would be happy whenever it was collected, I don't think dogs care whether it's Christmas or not.

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