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  1. Choice of Dog

    https://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/753573?utm_source=petrescue&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts&fbclid=IwAR3djCgIr0jJzzv7zPtr8op_SU6SsTO5Rk4TR_uIZp1nZ96v3u6gs6TvLkc I don't know if you'd be interested in Buddy, Tibetan Spaniel X, for adoption from SAFE Inc in WA? He's small, manageable, reported as having a lovely nature, is very true to the breed....including being King of the Teefees (the classic Tibbie underbite).
  2. Choice of Dog

    Dogs vary within the breed. Like, I've had Shelties & in recent years, Tibetan Spaniels. In one unrelated pair of purebred Shelties, one never barked and was so excellent in every respect, his nickname was Saint Danny. The girl, Shelley, had something to say about everything (even a leaf falling!), and her nickname was The Mouth from the South. She was flighty about everything...as one neighbour said, 'She's so awful, she's loveable'. Same with the Tibbies (all unrelated purebreds). Some breed characteristics the same, but so different in individual personality. One would alert bark, another was never, ever heard to bark in her 17 1/2 years (no, not debarked). One was biddable, another would have a strong mind of her own. Same with coats. Our Australian-bred Tibbie (Aus Ch) didn't have a dense coat (bit like a Golden Retriever), the Swedish-bred one has a very dense coat. Maybe adopting an adult dog from a breeder who knows his/her dogs well, would give an idea of what that dog was maturing into. Same with a rescue dog who'd been fostered by an astute carer who'd also know the individual personality, behaviour and coat grooming needs well. Hope your search goes well. The lucky dog that matches, would get a great home with you.
  3. One of our Tibetan Spaniel pet owners, just recovered her Tibbie, Chalice, who'd been missing for 9 months. The daughter of a friend (who knew Chalice well) spotted someone walking her. Checked out the person's address, then told the owner. Owner said she went to the address, expecting it wouldn't be Chalice...but to her amazement it was. She'd taken along posters that she'd put up, 9 months back, with very clear photos of Chalice. As she said, it didn't give the residents any choice but to hand her over. Chalice is now happily back home. Another Tibbie, on Qld's Gold Coast, TJ Malone, went missing for 8 months after gates blew open in a storm. The owners searched & searched for months, but no luck. But T.J. Malone's dad contacted his chip registry & got the word 'MISSING' added to the data base. If anyone scanned him, that was an alert that his family was looking for him. After 8 months, someone surrendered him to the AWL, saying they couldn't look after him any more (giving impression they were the owner). AWL scanned for chip as part of their routine. Up came TJ Malone's real owner & the magic word MISSING. AWL phoned his family, who piled into the car & headed for the shelter. As soon asTJ saw his family, he flew into their arms, squealing with excitement. AWL said there wasn't a dry eye in the place!
  4. Antihistimine brands

    Our vet recommended Polaramine for our sheltie, Danny's, allergies. He said the veterinary medicine version of Polaramine was the same, but cost more. So he told me to get it from the chemist to save money. He also said Polaramine has a side-effect in humans of making them drowsy... but this doesn't seem to happen with dogs. This was some years back. It went well for Danny.
  5. Here's Tibetan Spaniel Rescue Australia FB page, poochmad. We don't run an actual Rescue but rather relay notices of Tibbies currently available from rescue groups/shelters and from private rehomings.https://www.facebook.com/tibbierescueaustralia/ And here's the Tibbie Pet Owners Australia FB page which is the 'sister' group. For Tibbie owners & Tibbie fanciers. It's a private group, only necessary to request membership. As someone with an interest in a Tibbie, you'd be a shoo in! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1133317166742735/about/
  6. I am so happy for you and Agi. All your persistent and thorough coverage paid off. So many people were keeping an eye out....& called in sightings. Best of all you got there fast, with what Agi was familiar with.... George & the car. You've earned a rest!
  7. Put some dry food/water together with items that have your scent on them (like old unwashed socks) in areas she's been sighted. The list of things you've done already is brilliant. I'd only add put a pile of kibble at your own front gate. Also put a big poster on your own front fence. People going by tend to be locals & that may jog their memory if they later notice a dog like that. I notice people who've seen her, report she goes into flight mode ears down, tail between legs when seeing people. Tell people, if they sight her, to crouch down on the ground, get low.... even lie on the ground. Friend trying to catch a mini-foxy running loose, lay down on the ground, arms around his head, and made squeaky noises (like a small animal). Curious mini-foxy came back to sniff at his head... and got grabbed.
  8. Check with legal experts re requiring Rescues to reveal who adopted their dog. It needs running past legal eyes how this would sit with the strict privacy laws. As it would be the Rescue passing on the new owner's information, they'd bear the onus if there's any breach of privacy laws.
  9. Scam using info stolen from DOL

    They really hammered the Westies, didn't they!
  10. Scam using info stolen from DOL

    Boronia, did you notice if any Australian Tibetan Spaniel breeders were listed?
  11. Help with breeds please

    I'd put in a vote for a Cardigan Corgi. Great all-round versatile, sensible dogs. Have a look at the Breeders' notices on Dogzonline Purebred Community where they advertise adult dogs they're seeking to retire to good pet homes.
  12. You're a good person! So glad Sooty's responding well. But you're also giving us great information how we might help a little one in the same condition. I love your idea mixing homemade bone broth with the Nutrigel. I've found not all doggies like & accept the gel. Adding the broth would liquify it & make it more do-able, especially in feeding by syringe. Do you have any special tip for making the broth.... or is it just basically simmering the raw bones in water?
  13. Sheltie Decendant

    That's fantastic news! I'm not surprised she was very familiar with Kendarlyn shelties.... there were so many back in her dogs' pedigrees. Looks like you'll have the relative you so much wished for!
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