Hi There guys,
I havent been around for a fair while, i joined up around 18 months ago so some of you may remember me. I dissapeard from the forum due to computer troubles and because well i didnt have a dog and didnt have much to contribute. I did however continue to read posts that interested me
Anyway, my partner and i are finally bringing home a dog. We have met and fallen in love with 18month old great dane. His owners are having to rehome him due to being evicted from their rental property. They have been really good and have actually not minded me being so pedantic about how we are going about bringing him home. I lodged my application with them when i found he was up for adoption but said that i would only be interested if they allowed me to carry out hip and elbow x-rays at the vet i work at (he is a BYB dog i presume, no papers) They were happy for that to happen and his hips and elbows are pretty good. I was a bit suspicious at the start because he is free to a good home - when they can easily be sold for quite a bit to anyone with the money.
He hasnt yet been desexed - but as soon as he is here and has settled in he will be getting the chop - no arguments!
Its wasnt a light hearted decision - we have met at least 10 different danes in need of a home over the last 12 months- all between the age of 10 months - 2 years and plenty of other dogs, all of them may have fitted in with us quite well -but for one reason or another we decided against getting them. There was one beautiful boy from the RSPCA up for adoption that i would have quite liked to offer a home but they wouldnt let me carry out hip x-rays and werent prepared to do it themselves - call me crazy but i dont really want to bring home a dog with hip displaysia - and i thought being willing to spend $500 bucks on a dog you might not even rehome to check joint health would be a desirable thing.
Im really excited - we are now fully set up to bring a dog home (have been for quite a while now) and this boy is just perfect. Pictures when he is home with us tomorrow