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    LOOKING TO ADOPT A DOG

    Yesterday I went to our local RSPCA ot have a look at the rescue dogs and fell in love with a Lurcher cross, he was so calm a placid

    Im taking my westie to meet him today to see if they get along. Has anyone ever adopted a dog and can anyone give me any info on lurchers. I am a little worryed as we only have a small garden but we have a massive field really close by where we take our westie (however not at the moment as the grass has got to long and she has got hayfever so the vet told us to avoid it)
    Any comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks Charlotte

    16 Comments

    Good on you!

    :)i have a lurcher they are great dogs great with kids and other dogs, like the greyhound big couch patatoes he gets walked 3 times a day eats and sleeps and loves a carry on :)gl hope they get along xxx heres mine
    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/kallis21101/HPIM1559.jpg
    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/kallis21101/HPIM1168.jpg

    Firstly well done for getting a rescue dog and giving him/her a second chance rather than go for the cute puppy.

    Rescue dogs make the best pets they seem so grateful to have a nice home. Lurchers like whippets and greyhounds are not full of energy as many people may think, they tend to be chilled out most of the time and love to lay in the sun, as they are naturally skinny they do need llots of padding in their beds though and no lumps or bumps, as for excercise a couple of quick runs a day (say 10-15 minutes) will be ample as they are built for short term bursts of energy, the field near you sounds ideal, my parents have a 12 year old whippet and his energy levels are as low/high as when they got him at about 8 months old.

    We got our dog from an animal 'rescue sanctuary' when he was only 3 months old, he had been found wandering the streets in the middle of the night & was taken in by the police, (very young to have a record!! ) no one claimed him so after a week or so he was ours. I think we paid about £70 which was to help towards the upkeep of the sanctuary etc. He's a cross G. Shepherd/Collie & is now just over 7 years old ... & what a dog he is too, very fit & healthy (has never been to the vets apart from having his jabs) you can almost have a conversation with him, he's a real treasure.....go for it

    Couple of good walks a day for this type of dog is fine. just make sure ur westie dont feel like he will get his nosed pushed out (im sure u know this already) other then that give the dogs home abit of cash as they always need it. goodluck with ur new dog, if only more people would get a rescue dog instead of a puppy.

    He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !

    Think of the poor loyal little Westie, having to survive a mankey lurcher.
    Best left with xxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxxx.

    harlzter;2365691

    Firstly well done for getting a rescue dog and giving him/her a second … Firstly well done for getting a rescue dog and giving him/her a second chance rather than go for the cute puppy.Rescue dogs make the best pets they seem so grateful to have a nice home.



    completely agree with the big guy here, we adopted Monty 10 years ago as an 8 month old from the RSPCA and went back a year later to get Bitsey, a 1 year old stray, and they have been inseperable ever since.
    They have made the most wonderful pets and I wouldnt be without them. Good on ya for giving them a chance of a better life.

    http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/new003.jpg

    Nesima;2365957

    He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !Think of the poor loyal … He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !Think of the poor loyal little Westie, having to survive a mankey lurcher.Best left with ****** and xxxxxxxxxxx.



    Not needed! Not funny either.:x

    Deek43;2367021

    Not needed! Not funny either.:x


    Dont feed the trolls mate they leave if they are hungry.

    Nesima;2365957

    He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !Think of the poor loyal … He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !Think of the poor loyal little Westie, having to survive a mankey lurcher.Best left with ****** and ******.


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    Nesima;2365957

    He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !Think of the poor loyal … He will eat the Westie when he gets a chance !Think of the poor loyal little Westie, having to survive a mankey lurcher.Best left with xxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.



    what a nasty thing to say.

    good luck with your new dog, hope they get on together. i use to work in a rescue centre and wanted 2 take them all home lol

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all your comments guys, I have spent all afternoon at the rescue centre, Phoned my brother and made him come down aswell he ended up totally falling in love with a staffie cross, so he has reserved her and as long as the home check goes well he will be her proud owner next week. My little westie was a little unsure of the lurcher so we are going to take her back again next week and see how they get on, fingers crossed it will all turn out ok. xx

    Original Poster

    Oh and the pictures of your dogs are really lovely. xx

    if you do get the dog, make sure u dont leave the two dogs on there own for the first fews days

    Original Poster

    esims84;2367893

    if you do get the dog, make sure u dont leave the two dogs on there own … if you do get the dog, make sure u dont leave the two dogs on there own for the first fews days



    Thanks for the advice:thumbsup:

    And plenty of piccies on here would be nice...
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