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    Default Newbie with no dog.....yet..

    Hey guys !

    My names Louise, I currently have NO dog buuut I am off to the saveadog rescue centre tomorrow to go and look at 3 potentials and I am super excited...

    eek..

    i'm looking for something not too big and other than that i'm pretty much happy to look at anything !!

    any advise would be great. I've have always grown up with a dog and pretty much all member of my family own dogs. I'm just so excited to have one of my own.


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    Keep us posted and take photos.

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    Good luck with your choice... You are right there is nothing like sharing your life with a furry friend.
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
    ― Charles M. Schulz

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    When I was looking for my rescue dog to adopt about 18 months ago, I also wanted a medium sized dog and didn't care what they looked like. I did however want a dog that was good with other dogs (my previous dog was a bully all her life), didn't bark much (I work 5 days a week and like my neighbours) and didn't try to escape (fixing fences is expensive). That was my "brief".

    What I found was that the shelters didn't know their dogs as well as the foster carers. I met one dog at the RSPCA that was gorgeous, but they could not at all tell me if he was good with other dogs (and didn't even offer to test this). So I had to say no.

    I ended up getting a dog from a foster carer through petrescue.com.au. They embellished the truth somewhat, but I did get what I want. I only had to deal with her over-exuberance when meeting people - something I'm still working on 18 months later! But no dog is going to be 100% perfect.

    Whichever dog you end up choosing though, if you're committed enough you'll make it work.

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Hi 'Smoo' and to the forum !

    Heaps of Good Luck wishes in finding your new pup !

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    Hi Smoo

    Good luck with finding your new pet. There's lots of rescues and lots of dogs and puppies that need good homes.

    I got Frosty at 10 weeks old from AWL - when I went out there to adopt a 6mo dog that turned out to be a boy dog and already adopted when I got there, but it worked out for the best. I did several visits to RSPCA before that - just to get used to the environment (traumatic) but they had no dogs available that suited me.

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    Hi Smoo, welcome to the forum
    Keep us posted on your search for a new furbub

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