I am hoping to hear from Florence, Anne, and especially TKay. And of course any others who have given a home to a 'rescue' dog.
I have only ever once 'rescued' a dog from a local shelter, and that was like over 20 years ago. And that was only because it was a GSD whom the manager of the shelter rang me about as soon as she came in! Lol.
Every other dog has always been purchased from a reputable and registered breeder.
Here's my dilemma. I have been notified via a friend of 2 particular dogs available for rescue interstate. I have had a look at the particulars of those dog on the web-site, and must admit I'm seriously interested at this stage.
However, there are a lot of things I wish to know about these two dogs before I would even seriously consider discussing applying to rescue either one.
How do others here, or how have you, gone about bombarding the rescuers with all the questions you need answered?
How do rescuers ascertain the ticks etc for a particular dog - example, one dog is used to cats and small animals, another has only been introduced to one, another's reaction to small animals is unknown? Wouldn't it be reasonable for an unknown to be placed into a safe situation where the unknown at least can become a 'known?'
Argg, so many questions...
Any info would be appreciated.