Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Pet corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 01.02.2008, 20:00
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: zurich
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gabriella.frank has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

hi philippe
maybe i can help you find the appropriate dog for your life style and circumstances. check my website and call me if you want
www.funandplay.ch
greetings
gabriella
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 16.04.2008, 11:19
sharon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kilchberg
Posts: 424
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 96 Times in 68 Posts
sharon has made some interesting contributions
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Does anyone know if there is a rescue centre for Great Danes nearish to Zurich - we did this in the UK and I would like to investigate that option here... I can see the other breeds but not them - which is hard given their size

S
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 16.04.2008, 11:36
chemgoddess's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: somewhere, USA
Posts: 1,347
Groaned at 41 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 950 Times in 459 Posts
chemgoddess has an excellent reputationchemgoddess has an excellent reputationchemgoddess has an excellent reputationchemgoddess has an excellent reputation
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

My first dog was a rescue dog, a 5 yr old Blue Heeler (aka Australian cattle dog or Queensland Heeler). They were originally bred to herd cattle in the Australian outback so are therefore tough, insanely smart and strong willed.

I would definitley not discount getting a resuce dog as your first dog. Just because you get a pure bread puppy does not guarantee the dog will be any easier, in fact it may be harder as puppies can take a lot of work. Rescue dogs are almost alway already house trained, know some basic commands etc.

That being said one of the most common problems with rescue dogs can be a little bit of separation anxiety as they've often been abandoned. But once they realize they're in their 'forever' home any separation anxiety they have disappears.

And just to show how handsome Dodger is:



He sits like people.
__________________
Everyone needs to believe in something, I believe I'll have another drink.

Last edited by chemgoddess; 16.04.2008 at 12:05.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank chemgoddess for this useful post:
  #24  
Old 16.04.2008, 11:45
sharon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kilchberg
Posts: 424
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 96 Times in 68 Posts
sharon has made some interesting contributions
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Thats cute - I love it when dogs do that (sit like they are on a seat)
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 16.04.2008, 11:45
MAR25's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 92
Groaned at 11 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 53 Times in 25 Posts
MAR25 is considered knowledgeableMAR25 is considered knowledgeableMAR25 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

We have used an excellent dog trainer, sitter and walker over the year in Zurich (Kirche Fluntern area). Our dog is def the best behave. She uses the "positive re-enforcement" method to train the dog (s).
PM me if you need more info
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 16.04.2008, 12:59
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 11,175
Groaned at 36 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 26,511 Times in 8,186 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Quote:
View Post
Does anyone know if there is a rescue centre for Great Danes nearish to Zurich - we did this in the UK and I would like to investigate that option here... I can see the other breeds but not them - which is hard given their size

S
You might want to contact this rescue - They are in Germany , but not too far (ca 3 -3.5 hours) from ZH. Looks like they have a number of great danes (Dogge, Deutschedogge ) in need of homes:

http://www.tierfreunde-niederbayern.de/

And, from the Tierfreunde Niederbayern website, here is another contact person to help with placing rescue danes in Switzerland: (Again. located in Germany)

Karin Burger, Tel. 07777/93 99 87
Doggensuechtig@aol.com
viel Information rund um die Dogge auf Karins Homepage:
www.Doggennetz.de


----


ETA: Chemgoddess, Dodger is one seriously cute doglet!

Last edited by meloncollie; 16.04.2008 at 13:29.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #27  
Old 24.04.2008, 18:26
perkyp's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 297
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 76 Times in 50 Posts
perkyp has earned some respectperkyp has earned some respect
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Just a quickie, bring over ex racing greyhound (rescued) but due to acommodation circumstances may have to put in kennels for a temporary period ie 2 weeks in Zurich whilst doing the house move. Any recommendations on decent kennel establishments in the area. Moving into the Ebmatigen area.
He is easy to maintain and keep and guess what -loves small furry animals!!!!
One of the best to adopt- great with kids and goes like a bullet.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank perkyp for this useful post:
  #28  
Old 24.04.2008, 18:46
Oldhand's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 4,014
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 6,837 Times in 2,059 Posts
Oldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Quote:
View Post
Just a quickie, bring over ex racing greyhound (rescued) but due to acommodation circumstances may have to put in kennels for a temporary period ie 2 weeks in Zurich whilst doing the house move. Any recommendations on decent kennel establishments in the area. Moving into the Ebmatigen area.
He is easy to maintain and keep and guess what -loves small furry animals!!!!
One of the best to adopt- great with kids and goes like a bullet.

Cheers
Perky, Exactly what date will you be moving? If we are definitely going to be here during that period, we would consider giving your dog a home for the duration.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 24.04.2008, 19:12
k3vi0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dübendorf - Herisau
Posts: 100
Groaned at 6 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 32 Times in 16 Posts
k3vi0 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Quote:
View Post
And just to show how handsome Dodger is:

He sits like people.
Looks like goofy little pup!

Tekno, I maybe would suggest for a first dog one not out of a shelter ONLY because if they have a problem of some sort and you've never owned a dog before, might be a little problem.

I have always loved dogs, I dunno. I've always had one since I was a baby, and always will. They just bring a smile to my face.

I'll show you mine I left behind in Canada. She's my girl

"Bailey" - like the Irish Cream



and as a puppy



Man now I'm homesick...i better call my mom
__________________
Website: http://www.kevio.net

Last edited by k3vi0; 24.04.2008 at 19:13. Reason: went off topic a bit
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 24.04.2008, 19:28
perkyp's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 297
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 76 Times in 50 Posts
perkyp has earned some respectperkyp has earned some respect
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Thanks for the offer- moving in July the 1st so may need assistance around the 20th of June onwards.
re small furry animals- he likes to chase them- dogs included.
Was a succesful racer (55 races, 13 wins, 14 2nds 480mtrs in 29.3 seconds) and tends to try to dominate other dogs- not small either, circa 29ins (74cm) to the shoulder.
We have 2 boys, 4 and 6 and he lets them wrestle/hug/ smother him etc without a murmur.
loves going for walks up to an hour plus long or if you really want to wear him out go on a bike for 20mins or so.
Can also be a lazy bugger and not move from his bed for hours!
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 24.04.2008, 19:36
Sutter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Thurgau
Posts: 5,799
Groaned at 68 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 2,824 Times in 1,605 Posts
Sutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Quote:
View Post
Just a quickie, bring over ex racing greyhound (rescued) but due to acommodation circumstances may have to put in kennels for a temporary period ie 2 weeks in Zurich whilst doing the house move. Any recommendations on decent kennel establishments in the area. Moving into the Ebmatigen area.
He is easy to maintain and keep and guess what -loves small furry animals!!!!
One of the best to adopt- great with kids and goes like a bullet.

Cheers
Thankyou you just made my day. I think it is such a shame for greyhounds they are used for racing, then when they are no longer needed they are dumped into the animal shelters. So well done you.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01.05.2008, 02:16
Oldhand's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 4,014
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 6,837 Times in 2,059 Posts
Oldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Sorry I left it so long to answer. Unfortunately we have our hols during this time scale so we wont be able to help.
Good luck with the move and sorting out a place for your pup.

We called ours the pup until she died of old age.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01.05.2008, 12:00
perkyp's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 297
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 76 Times in 50 Posts
perkyp has earned some respectperkyp has earned some respect
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

No probs and thanks for the offer.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01.05.2008, 16:57
My2pups's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Used to be Zurich
Posts: 1,706
Groaned at 94 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 1,989 Times in 870 Posts
My2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond reputeMy2pups has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich

I can't say enough good things about Labradors. We love ours like a daughter...our canine daughter, we call her!

Here is a link to a dog group in Switzerland that can also help answer questions. Many expats, like EF.

fduvall

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Dogs-Switzerland/

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for all your posts!!

'A dog is not just for Christmas' and I want to make sure I can give it all it needs, it wouldn't be unrealistic for me to be able to give it a run/walk everyday - good for me and the dog. I will be living in Pfaffhausen (with garden) and there are lots of forests, I will make sure I give it the time necessary.

I forgot to mention Labrador, that would also be a choice. I take your points, sounds like I shouldn't go for Weimeraner or Dalmatian. Any ideas of breeders of Labradors?

I am a little hesitant about Rescue Centers, purely because this may require experience. Having said that I will approach a rescue center and see what they say, any ideas where there is/are ones in Zurich/neighbouring area?

Thanks again for all your info, very much appreciated!!!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12.02.2009, 17:46
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ruschlikon
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
francesca guise has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Hi im am trying to find an animal rescue centre in zurich,as my husband and and i have a lot of land,and i love all animals, especially donkeys!
can anyone recomend where i should go?
thanks!
francesca
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank francesca guise for this useful post:
  #36  
Old 12.02.2009, 18:03
Bookworm's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: near Muri AG
Posts: 181
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 139 Times in 79 Posts
Bookworm has earned some respectBookworm has earned some respect
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

In Zurich there's a 'Tierheim' near the Zoo. Here's the link to their current dogs available:

http://heimatlos.tierschutz.ch/perl/...HU&uid=default

Good luck with your search!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12.02.2009, 19:51
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ticino
Posts: 3,022
Groaned at 93 Times in 65 Posts
Thanked 3,956 Times in 1,573 Posts
Snoopy has a reputation beyond reputeSnoopy has a reputation beyond reputeSnoopy has a reputation beyond reputeSnoopy has a reputation beyond reputeSnoopy has a reputation beyond reputeSnoopy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Quote:
View Post
Hi im am trying to find an animal rescue centre in zurich,as my husband and and i have a lot of land,and i love all animals, especially donkeys!
can anyone recomend where i should go?
thanks!
francesca
Not sure you will find a donkey....but who knows?
Good luck anyway in finding an adoptee.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 13.02.2009, 11:24
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ruschlikon
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
francesca guise has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 13.02.2009, 12:19
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 11,175
Groaned at 36 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 26,511 Times in 8,186 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dogs in Zurich [considering adopting]

Donkeys in need:

http://www.eselinnot.ch/

Do keep an eye on the Tierschutz database linked by Bookworm... if you remove the filter, you'll find listings for all of Switzerland - dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles, etc. There are so many animals in need here in Switzerland...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dogs, kennels, pets




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arrival Zug bound Other/general 81 28.11.2008 13:56
Fight dogs!!!!***!!!!! Humanist Complaints corner 93 08.03.2008 14:17
[ZURICH]: Gym for dogs RetiredInNH Pet corner 0 10.11.2007 17:24
Dogs worbis Pet corner 12 20.04.2007 15:55
Relocating with our dogs Tanya Pet corner 1 24.03.2007 15:53


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0