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My wifes mother is looking at rehoming a dog. Not a big one , or a small one.

She cannot afford to buy one but can and will pay pet insurance and feeding .

She has trained dogs in the past and knows her stuff but now is looking for a dog companion. If anyone has a healthy house trained dog that can be proved to be good around anyone and everyone that they need to give away to a good home then message me please.

Edited by Jason302
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Can't she adopt one from a rescue?

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Serious question.  How much do dog rescues charge for a dog?

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My Mum rehomed a dog a couple of years ago through Rain rescue, it cost £220. This is from their website...
 

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Your dog

  • Before you take your Rain Rescue dog home, they will have been (according to their individual situation):

    • Vaccinated (saving £53)

    • Microchipped (£20)

    • Flead (£7) and wormed (£5)

    • Neutered (£150)

    • Vet health-checked (£35)

    • Assessed for training and education needs

    • Insured for four weeks with Petplan

  • Other costs may have included:

    • Time spent in our care (approx £10/night)

    • Medical treatment (unlimited)

  • We also provide the following:

    • ID tag (£12.50)

    • Collar (£9.50)

    • Lead (£3)

    • A copy of Lily Clarke : Here to Stay, How to Train Your Rescue Dog (£15)

 

 

Plus you have the peace of mind that if the dog doesnt fit in with your family for whatever reason, as a last resort the rescues will take them back.

 

They will try to provide you with as much info on the dogs background as possible too. 
Buying or taking a free dog from someone you have no way of knowing about the dogs temperament, health issues etc. 

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Thanks Nikki

 

That's a good  price for what you are getting, meaning a friend for life.  Although the ID tag at £12.50 and the lily clarke thing I could live without.

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What a stupid question. If you can afford to feed and insure a dog, then why not just put that amount of money aside for a few months and pay the rescue fee with it?

 

No one (no one with any sense anyway) is going to randomly give you a free dog.

 

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1 hour ago, vwkittie said:

What a stupid question. If you can afford to feed and insure a dog, then why not just put that amount of money aside for a few months and pay the rescue fee with it?

 

No one (no one with any sense anyway) is going to randomly give you a free dog.

 

Perhaps a little bit on the blunt side don't you think?

 

To be fair, it is quite admirable that the OP's mother in law is offering a safe and loving environment for a dog.  And statistically this is the busiest period of the year for "unwanted" pets as many gift them at Christmas only to realise that they have bitten off more than can chew (annoyingly).  

 

A forever home after all would be one less for the rescue centre. 

Edited by cmonkes

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The added benefit of taking a rescue dog is that they generally vet the owner and their environment. There are too many people out there who will obtain a dog under any guise and use it for training their own dogs to fight.

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On 1/7/2019 at 12:17 PM, vwkittie said:

What a stupid question. If you can afford to feed and insure a dog, then why not just put that amount of money aside for a few months and pay the rescue fee with it?

 

No one (no one with any sense anyway) is going to randomly give you a free dog.

 

Im sure in a couple of weeks people(with no sense) will be throwing dogs out when the novelty of the christmas pup is gone they will be alover gumtree.

 

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Sheffield Dog Rescue are a little more relaxed on fees - or were at one time when  i was a committee member. The council dog kennels also used to charge less than £100.

 

Although saying that i recently rehomed a 2 year old pedigree boxer from a breed rescue for £100, i had to take  my other dogs to Sunderland to meet and greet but that was nothing in the scheme of things for us.

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