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Odile, if its just returning to the UK that is the problem because of the dog's blood work etc, she can easily pay for someone to foster the dog till he/she is cleared to return to the UK. A fellow member, Rich, did that.

I am more than happy to help her with fostering with a few guarantees and more info about the dog.
Wow summerterrain, what a fabulous offer. I know nothing about the dog- somebody on a French Forum I use to belong to, and specialises in Greyhound rescue in London, posted this, and I said I'd pass it on to the Swiss Forum. As soon as I know more, I'll get back to you. But thanks a million.
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I met a pug at my local ciggie shop the other day. There she/he was snuffling around and absolutely stole my cat loving heart. I got a puggy kiss...

I hope we shall meet again. Can't remember the owners face..
Purrfectly normal - under such circumstances human faces and names are irrelevant - it's just the doggie that counts!
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I just thought I'd check in to see if there are any new developments...is the boss back from holiday or were you able to temporarily relocate this gorgeous boy? I've been eagerly following your thread (and crossing my fingers for you). Best of luck with this and please keep us posted!

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I'm waiting for news too!
No news. The boss is away. I asked about taking Quirin for a walk and they told me they walk the dogs at 14:00 so I have to come then if I want to walk him. No other time is convenient.

I tried to arrange to have him moved just temporarily to the Tierheim nearer to us (where they know us and our dogs) so that he could get to know us slowly rather than just putting him in a new environment and forcing him to be separated from the other dogs until they are okay with him. That in itself is a bit of a logistical nightmare. First they said they had room, then they said they didn't. They also added it would be too stressful for him to be moved to another Tierheim. School holidays begin in a week and there will be no chance of putting him anywhere even for a few days.

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I know the bassett isn't escaping ill-treatment, but the joy of knowing you're going to be his September Song ... you have to say yes. For him, for you and for all the dog lovers on the forum.
Our 3 dogs are all rescues, none were in a proper home. Quirin has lost his home, and that breaks my heart, especially at his age. The decision will not be ours, apparently the Tieheim has many interested families, that is what happened after Quirin's photo and story appeared in Schweizer Familie.
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No news. The boss is away. I asked about taking Quirin for a walk and they told me they walk the dogs at 14:00 so I have to come then if I want to walk him. No other time is convenient.

I tried to arrange to have him moved just temporarily to the Tierheim nearer to us (where they know us and our dogs) so that he could get to know us slowly rather than just putting him in a new environment and forcing him to be separated from the other dogs until they are okay with him. That in itself is a bit of a logistical nightmare. First they said they had room, then they said they didn't. They also added it would be too stressful for him to be moved to another Tierheim. School holidays begin in a week and there will be no chance of putting him anywhere even for a few days.



Our 3 dogs are all rescues, none were in a proper home. Quirin has lost his home, and that breaks my heart, especially at his age. The decision will not be ours, apparently the Tieheim has many interested families, that is what happened after Quirin's photo and story appeared in Schweizer Familie.
That most be a stressful time for you guys! I know how you are already in love with him and the risk to not have him most put you on the edge.

I hope you have priority on the list. And I hope they will realise are better life the old chap will have to be with other dogs like him.

Please give us news when you get some, I am thinking of him a lot and I really really hope you'll get him.

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Have posted various pics mainly on the "post pics" thread but since you asked, below is my favourite picture, taken on a walk along the Aare.




There is always an adustment period when introducing a new dog regardless of the breed and much depends on the new dog's history. All our dogs are rescues, so there were issues. None were in a home where they were loved and cared for by an owner so there was a lot of work to be done. It appears this male Basset, Quirin, had just one very devoted owner, they went everywhere together, and then she became very ill and this is why he is in need of new home.

We have asked how he interacts with other dogs but I can imagine our girls might be very interested in him because he is a male. Our 3 get along very well now, in fact, watching them together makes us laugh a lot. I am convinced that dogs need canine companions. I never thought at the time that we had just our first dog that she was ever unhappy alone, though she was never completely alone as we had the parrot first who called the dog "Abby Flabby" but she is the kind of dog who very happy to go to find a quiet place to sleep but loves to play especially with the youngest dog, who also insists on sharing a bed with her.
I am a dog owner (mad about Border Collies - have only one...... at the moment!!) love all dogs though. You are fabulous for taking on the 10 year old. I'm sure your girls will spoil him .

We are having our allotment dug out and flattened (it's on a hill) to create a Hundespielplatz (for dog play dates). You're only 40 mins away from us, would you like to come by and meet our Scalli?
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Re: A 4th dog?

Here is the update you are all waiting for.

The boss was away for 2 weeks and he said during that time nothing was going to happen. Since Monday we have been trying to contact them, but they don't reply to emails and you cannot get through by phone. Finally I managed to, even though it was after hours, and the boss answered.

Quirin is going back to the breeder. Apparently she saw his picture in the article here. http://www.schweizerfamilie.ch/tiere...r-quirin-59849

She then contacted the Tierheim and said that Quirin was bought from her and she wants him back. She has 4 or 5 other Bassets and horses. Supposedly she is no longer a breeder.

The question that begs asking is why Quirin had to spend any time in a Tierheim at all? Why didn't his owner (who is now deceased) or a family member or friend know where the dog came from?

So tomorrow Quirin is leaving the Tierheim. I have to say the boss was very nice and apologized to me. He told the breeder there was a family who would take him but the breeder insisted the dog go back to her and so that is what is happening.

I want to thank everyone for their support. The most important thing is that Quirin has a new home. I also learned that we were the only family interested who had Bassets. The magazine article brought lots of calls, but none from anyone with a Basset.

Had the boss not been on holiday and Quirin had come here, I wonder what would happen if the breeder came forward afterwards? I guess I would have needed to hire a lawyer to represent Quirin.

As a journalist I know how to ask difficult questions. So I asked the Tierheim boss if the breeder paid to get Quirin back and he said yes. With older dogs the Tierheim's policy is finding a good home and not necessarily the ability to pay. He is on heart medication so anyone who gives him a home has to take on that expense.
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Re: A 4th dog?

I don't know much about this, but I don't get one thing:

The fact that she was the breeder gives her an ownership on the dog or what? Why she gets priority? She sold him after all. Why she should get him back? Especially since you were the FIRST who wanted him. You should have been the one with priority.
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I don't know much about this, but I don't get one thing:

The fact that she was the breeder gives her an ownership on the dog or what? Why she gets priority? She sold him after all. Why she should get him back? Especially since you were the FIRST who wanted him. You should have been the one with priority.
Nil, when I got my dog from his breeder, I had to sign a sale contract. AFAIK, all registered breeders in Switzerland do that - in the contract, there was a clause stating that should I for any reason whatsoever, give up Oskar, she has the first right to him.

That means that if I gave him up to a tierheim without letting her know and if she finds out, she has that contract we've signed of her rights to him. This might be the case for this dog in question.

Mrs D, thats a huge shame. I am sorry it didnt work out for you. On the bright side, Q's breeder sounds very responsible and obviously cares alot for him to take him back. He will be in good hands. Now, go look for another
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Re: A 4th dog?

Aw, MRs D - I'm very sad to hear that Quirin won't be joining the Doolittle gang. After all that chasing around, planning, waiting and hoping you must be feeling a bit down-hearted. Cyber hugs being sent your way.

But on the other hand I'm pleased to hear that his breeder has stepped up to the plate. If more breeders did what he/she has done there would be manay fewer homeless dogs.

As you say, the important thing is that he has a good home to go to where he will be loved and cared for.


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Nil, when I got my dog from his breeder, I had to sign a sale contract. AFAIK, all registered breeders in Switzerland do that - in the contract, there was a clause stating that should I for any reason whatsoever, give up Oskar, she has the first right to him.

That means that if I gave him up to a tierheim without letting her know and if she finds out, she has that contract we've signed of her rights to him. This might be the case for this dog in question.
I have similar clauses in my adoption agreements with most of the rescues from whom I have adopted my dogs. If I for any reason cannot care for my dogs they must be returned to the rescue, I do not have the right to pass the dog along to a third party. In fact, all but one are legally still owned by the rescue, I am only the 'holder'.

Like with a breeder's contract, this is to protect the dog. Clauses like this are fairly standard in Switzerland - and the Swiss breeders I know (admittedly I only know a few) do take their lifelong commitment to the dogs they produce very much to heart.

Here's wishing Quirin all the happiness he deserves.

And you never know... one of these days another basset in need may be waiting for you to find him/her ...
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Oh no! I'm so sorry, but at least the breeder did assume responsibility and it seems that Quirin will have a loving home. It's too bad you invested this time and emotion into it, though.

I hope Quirin will have a happy life in his new home. Sounds like he will - but, maybe there will be another!

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He is adorable! How could you say no! Give him a kiss on the snout from me
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He is adorable! How could you say no! Give him a kiss on the snout from me
If you read my post you would see we did not say no. The decision was made that he go to the breeder.

So at least he has a home to go to and will not spend his senior years in a Tierheim.
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Sad for you. But kudos to his original owner for stepping up to the mark.

Perhaps another basset will be looking for a loving home soon...
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Re: A 4th dog?

This thread makes me want to adopt a third chihuahua!! My husband would kill me... haha. I had a similar situation with my second little boy, as his owner was a young girl who obviously wanted to go out and not be tied down with a dog, and also worked so he was in the bathroom for most of his first year! We have had him for a year and a half now and he has sure warmed up to us and is so great with my little girl, who now carries him around like a baby and lets him lick her nose... when she thinks I am not looking! It is such a shame about people who do not look after their dogs, and these are tame stories! The bottom line is that this handsome guy went to a good home. But I know it is a shame when you are emotionally invested into a case, it can be a smidge disappointing. Who knows, maybe there is another case who may need you a bit more in the future.

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I'm so sorry things didn't work out for you Mrs D - however, it would seem that Quirin will be well taken care of by his original breeder. Who knows, perhaps another dog will come along to join your family soon. I do so hope this will be the case.
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Re: A 4th dog?

Yikes...a bit of a rollercoaster thread. Sad for you and your family but glad that the breeder stepped-up, as others have said. Mostly sad that Quirin had to spend so much time in a Tierheim, especially during a time when he was probably missing his deceased guardian. Here's hoping that Quirin lives out the rest of his days enjoying life with his own kind.
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Yikes...a bit of a rollercoaster thread. Sad for you and your family but glad that the breeder stepped-up, as others have said. Mostly sad that Quirin had to spend so much time in a Tierheim, especially during a time when he was probably missing his deceased guardian. Here's hoping that Quirin lives out the rest of his days enjoying life with his own kind.
Yes, I understand the disappointment. It's a bit like falling in love. But if the breeder is prepared to pay cash to take the old guy back, I'm guessing s/he'll look after him. At the end of the day, what we all want is the best for the dog - even if it sometimes makes us cry.
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As a journalist I really wanted to find out why Quirin spent any time at all at the tierheim (animal shelter). I got in touch with the reporter from the magazine and she said she had the breeder's details and would have her get in touch with us. The breeder called us and I am really glad she did.

Since 5 years, she is no longer a breeder but she has 10 bassets. Years ago dogs were not chipped, so no one could ever trace Quirin back to her. However, a friend of hers saw the article in Schweizer Familie and informed her. She knew the dog. Over the years he had spent time with her when the owner was on holiday. She knew the owner would want Quirin to go back to the breeder if anything happended to the owner. Sadly, a friend and another relative of the owner (now deceased) decided to take Quirin to the Tierheim. This was a mistake.

When the breeder picked Quirin up and brought him back to her home, he was greeted with wagging tails by the other bassets, who all know him. It was like an old friend coming home.

The breeder extended an invitation to us, we are welcome to visit any time. She is not far from Winterthur, a bit of trek for us, but sounds like it might be good fun.

I have met with a lawyer who informed me that in a will one can stipulate what arrangements are to be made for your pets and that you can provide for them financially. Generally it is assumed that the owner will outlive the pet but sadly this is not always the case. The one thing I have realised since learning about Quirin is the importance of making provisions for one's pet...just in case.
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Re: A 4th dog?

Mrs. Doolittle,

I am somehow dissapointed that Quirin didnīt make it to your basset family, but I am on the other hand pleased that he had 2 good families looking foward to give him a new shelter. Quiring has been very lucky, I wish that will happen for any pet that would lose their onwer, obviously this case is exceptional.

In addition to that, it made me smile that the 10 other bassets greeted Quirin when joined them and that eventually you may be able to visit him and his extensive 9-10 dog family, which at the end sounds like a win-win situation.

I would like to thank you for your enormous and generous heart for fighting to give him a home without looking at the age. Itīs awesome.

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Re: A 4th dog?

thank you for the updates. i'm happy that he ended up having a wonderful home and not languishing away in the tierheim or being euthanized, like he would have been in many shelters in the u.s.

aside, i too had a stipulation in the rescue contract of my dog that i would return her to the rescue organization if anything ever changed with our ability/desire to take care of her.
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