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  1. Advice beeded

    A really hard situation to be in and I feel for you, your wife and the dogs. Given your time and energy constraints I really wouldn’t consider adding a female dog if you rehome one of your male dogs. If you have one manageable dog which is an integrated part of your family then I think you would have a happier dog, less stress on you and it is a far better prospect than two dogs that end up being relegated to the back yard and not given time outside the confines of your property. You know your situation better than anyone so as long as you are really honest with yourself and realistic about what genuinely is manageable for you and your family then you are more likely to set yourself up for the best outcome for everyone.
  2. Dry, cracked and raw paws

    Did the dog wash have fake turf in the pen. The one time my dogs have had raw paw pads was from fake turf.

    That was exactly what I was going to recommend (specifically the roo and pumpkin). Having great success with this with a dog with IBD.
  4. A large sheet of ply or lattice painted the same color as the fence. Having it from the ground to the height and shape you need it and tethered to the fences with clamps, zipties or similar. Bricks, potplans or a sleeper along the bottom to give it more stability and keep it right against the fence.
  5. Chemo Experiences

    Wow Kayla. Annie is amazing! Your update really put a smile on my dial. Here’s to her continuing to get ‘stuck’ under that cabinet and having lots more love and fun with her humans and canine brothers.
  6. One of the issues here is that potential adopters don’t know where else to go. I am not on Facebook and would love to see a linked list of rescue organizations website pages that don’t use Pet Rescue.
  7. Breeder Take Backs

    I ended up getting the rescue pup out of the litter that I didn’t want because he seemed to have the worst temperament of the rest of the litter but he was the one my family wanted based more on his looks. Not a good way to choose a dog. But as as it turned out I am now so glad I got him over the others. Ironically he turned out to have coat issues and probably ended up the least attractive of the litter but I am so glad he was the one we got as he completely has my heart and soul. Sometimes things that seem to not work out exactly how you want them to really do end up for the best. I suspect that if you go for another of the litter then once the pup is in your home and you have bonded you will be glad in the end that it worked out the way it did. I understand the disappointment and the breeder should have handled it better but they probably feel terrible about it too and it may be a lesson learnt for them as far as not allocating puppies to particular homes so early. If you can get over your disappointment and feel you can still have a supportive relationship with the breeder then things can still work out. Sometimes our initial disappointments in life turn out to be the best case scenario.
  8. Chemo Experiences

    Annie is gorgeous. I couldn’t help noticing the familiar little bare patch on her front leg. I know what you mean about the other people and dogs you meet there. Sending you, Annie and your pack wishes for many, many more fun and special times together (and an extra special batch of ninja vinblastine).
  9. Chemo Experiences

    Hi Kayla, I was wondering how Annie had been going and was happy to read the positive report in the other thread. I hope you are going ok, too. There is no denying that having our best friends go through chemo is stressful for us as our minds are always ticking over but the saving grace is knowing our dogs don’t have that stress. It used to make me smile getting home on chemo day and she would bound out of the car like an idiot. Chemo gets a bad rap but I am so glad we took that route and look back at that time with so much thankfulness in my heart for what it gave us- so very much more than we ever could have hoped for. Best wishes to you and Annie.
  10. chemo

    This was our experience with chemo (different cancer and protocol though). I completely agree with Kayla1’s suggestion to consider consulting with a vet oncologist. I hope you can get some answers.
  11. I see that you are right, Pandi, but honestly, so what if the OP has accidentally mixed up the gender of the dog a few times. It sounds like they are facing a difficult enough decision without being nit picked on their use of gender pronouns and accused of telling stories. They are only asking for a bit of advice.
  12. This was explained directly in the post below the one that called the dog a he (obvious typo) and is irrelevant to the OP’s very reasonable question. Selkie, you sound very fair, sensible and are looking at this in as much of an objective way as you possibly can given the situation. I would be inclined to give the dog a second chance with the original owner but would still feel annoyed about being mucked around.