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    Unhappy Newfoundland's and Room?

    Hi everyone,

    One of the neighbors near our house has a newfoundland dog. He's a big cuddly thing, and is just crying out for attention. The problem is that the block of land they own is large (>5000sq mtr), yet the dog is in a tiny tiny fenced in area with no room to run or anything. The dog stays outside all the time, you rarely see anyone give it attention, and I just find it heartbreaking.

    The RSPCA has been called, and the shire have been called to advise him to give it more room. The fenced in area is maybe big enough for about 5 steps of the dog before it reaches the other fence.


    Does anyone know anything else that can be done for the poor dog? We have asked the owner when he will put up the fencing on the property (only needs to do the front,back and half of the other side and its done) so the dog can have room, and he claims they will do it later once they have money Yet they wenton a nice holiday earlier this year, and they cant give their pet more room.

    It's really sad though. The dog used to be attentive and bark and watch entering the surrounding property, and now he does nothing but lays in his tiny confined area. When the owner went in the other week the dog stayed in the corner and didn't even move towards the owner...

    Poor dog. If anyone knows of somewhere else we can call or talk to in order to get something done, please let me know. Sorry this is so long.

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    It sounds like the lack of room isn't the dog's only problem if he doesn't even get up when his owner approaches. Stories like that make me feel so angry. Why on earth would you get a dog if you're not going to interact with it at all?! We've plenty of people in our town who treat their dogs like they're just a piece of garden furniture. If they start escaping from utter boredom, they either tie it up or don't claim it from the pound. What I would want to do to dog owners like that cannot be published on a public forum!

    But anywho, back to your story! I think I would make a follow up call to the RSPCA and the council? Surely it must be illegal to keep a dog in those conditions?

    It must be terrible to live next to them and be confronted with this abuse all the time.
    Last edited by Beloz; 09-05-2011 at 05:46 AM.

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    I'd also mention to other friends and neighbours to call the RSPCA as well, they might be more forcefull if they get more complaints. My job lets me see the conditions some people keep thier dogs in and it makes me so angry. Some yards arent fit for rats let alone dogs. Good luck with it.

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    Yea, I'll call up the RSPCA this week, and talk to the council. Its not that there isnt the land, there is plenty of room for the dog.

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    Shame you are all the way in Perth or I would come and visit........

    Newfies need a lot of human attention, because they are a rescue breed and just lost with out people. Most Breeders here in Vic and NSW ask as the where you keep your newfie and if you say out side or kenneled you don't get one of their puppies. My Annabelle and Lukey come out of those sort of situations and they needed a lot of work to get back to where they are now. newfies get depressed.....it sounds what has happened to this poor dog.

    Please keep hassling the RSPCA. There are some Breeders of Newfies in WA, can you find one and contact them. Here in NSW I would do that and we have managed to help newfies here locally. If you can maybe Google newfoundland Breeders WA. They might help.
    Good luck keep us updated, I have no newfie friends in WA, every other State, but not WA.
    Pets are forever

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    Hi Newfsie - just wondering what will the breeders over here do?

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    They might have a chat...that is how I helped one local dog. Not aggressive, just with ideas and suggestions. In the end we re-homed the dog, because the owner did not really want a large hairy dog.
    Going in quietly with offers of help can pave the way sometimes. if no-one can do that keep pushing the RSPCA.
    I offered to take the newfie I helped for walks. That is how it started, in the end they offered him up. he now lives with a friend in the house mostly on the couch.......
    Pets are forever

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