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Her Majesty Dogmad

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  1. Welcome Orwin Oakley

    I love an English Setter, you hardly ever see them sadly.
  2. Advice beeded

    Jaison - unfortunately i must say your idea will not be successful, please listen to the people here - we've mostly got many years of experience of handling many many dogs. You need to look after the dog with the skin problem properly, that can cause aggravation if it's not fixed and you haven't been willing to fix so far - it just won't happen. Testosterone takes 2 months to leave their system ....
  3. Advice beeded

    I agree with Rebanne, one of the dogs needs to be rehomed asap Always get dogs desexed - you cannot have the same sex with one desexed and the other not - this is usually a recipe for disaster - fights or worse. As a rescuer, for that reason, i will not rehome any dog with undesexed dogs of either sex, nor will i allow someone with undesexed dogs to foster for me, as desperately hard as it is to find foster carers. I simply would not risk it. You also should not rehome the dog with health issues yourself BUT I would recommend you contact a reputable rescue in your area and explain the situation. The skin issue is not something you've dealt with for whatever reason but if you can't deal with it, you shouldn't keep the dog. It may not be too hard to fix but you'll never know because it's not something that is in your ability to deal with by the sounds of it. Both dogs are most likely incredibly stressed by the situation. You and your partner are stressed. The baby will be toddling and be in danger. You cannot live like this and nor can the dogs. Bite that bullet and remove one dog from the situation urgently.
  4. HELP! NEED HELP TO DETERMINE DOG'S AGE

    If the man's name is "Alan" - run a mile, he's in country NSW and is a byb, dishonest and unscrupulous. Has family and friends, looking him up on Facebook won't help - they are all involved and as bad as each other. You'd be far better off going to a rescue or registered breeder but i would be looking for a bigger dog - they should be more robust and there's less chance of an accident with the children dropping them etc. Toy/smaller dogs often require more dentals than larger dogs. Many toy dogs aren't cut out for handling children's play, injuries happen far too easily.
  5. Is it any wonder.......

    This is correct, i'm always trying to educate people who cannot understand that oodles aren't purebred and also explain what the "papers" for purebreds actually are .... I alert them to puppy farming and suggest Poodles, Bichons etc from registered breeders. Noone is EVER dissuaded or interested, they don't give a crap about puppy farms and how unethical it all is. I've been so abused but I haven't given up yet.
  6. Allergies

    Best if they prepare with some antihistamines or stay somewhere else. Years ago we had family coming to stay that didn't like dogs so ours was consigned to kennels for 4 or 5 days. He got kennel cough very badly and nearly died .... I made the decision that day that never would I send my pets away from their home so someone could stay that didn't like them. Hard luck, it' s my house and theirs. I wouldn't personally dream of going to someone else's home and ask them to send the kids away because I didn't like the noise they made.
  7. Delete

    Italian Greyhounds are prone to heat stress and don't often make good single dog pets. I've got one on the GC looking for a home but cannot go without another dog.
  8. What to do? Changes at vet hospital

    Beecroft Vet also have amazing opening hours - all day Sat and Sunday and later during the week.
  9. What to do? Changes at vet hospital

    I can recommend Anthony at ActiVet in Carlingford, it's his own practice. He's a lovely caring vet, on Pennant Hills Road and has seen my elderly dogs over the years. More difficult for me to get there with traffic so it was ok if i could get in on a Saturday. For a closer vet, I'd also recommend Beecroft Vet, one of mine gets groomed there and recently became very ill suddenly, i drove there as Hornsby wasn't allowing you in with them and he was almost unconscious. The vet at Beecroft was just lovely and caring, my boy was in there for 4 days on a drip with Vestibular Disease. All the staff were amazing and so kind.
  10. Elderly female rescue with too much testosterone?

    Yes hard to know, we were told she didn't have any interest in other dogs although she lived with them but after i brought her home, she ran around howling, it was awful. Didn't know if it was due to separation but there were a lot of other dogs and you couldn't rehome that many. She has huge separation anxiety but has gotten better over the last 4 weeks. It's a work in progress ....
  11. Rescue dogs in SA

    There are AWL and RSPCA branches that wouldn't be on Petrescue? I've rescued a small dog from Lonsdale RSPCA. THere's also Sahara Dog Rescue that isn't on Petrescue: https://sahara.org.au/dogs-for-adoption/ Also, I'd recommend contacting breeders directly and asking if they have any ex show or breeders they would like to rehome. I know several people that recently adopted from breeders (different breeds), dogs that were not advertised at all.
  12. Elderly female rescue with too much testosterone?

    Thank you, I think we might be heading back to the vet to see what his thoughts are. I also wondered if she might have a UTI however she can sleep for 9 hours through the night - she doesn't want to get up when everyone else does, so am not sure if that would be the case.
  13. I've rescued/fostered many dogs over the years and they have the odd bad habit but I've got a 13 yr old maltese female currently. Came from a home of neglect where she was bred from and kept outside for over 10 years (many of the dogs i've taken on have come from similar situations and in awful states). Her teeth were horrendous so they've been fixed. She'd already been desexed. My issue is that she is extremely "oversexed". She spends much of her day trying to mount my own dogs or alternatively, scrunching items up (it's winter so I've got blankets and beds etc everywhere), today it was a large rug. She then spends hours humping these items and constantly sniffing where her rear end was making contact with the item. This is week 4 and she's only increasing this behaviour. Has anyone experienced this before? My dogs have been so patient with her but don't like the behaviour of course. It's also annoying to constantly have blankets/beds/towels/rugs dragged around and humped .... She also wees a huge amount, like territory marking when we are out and turns around to sniff where she's been. I'm interested in people's experience and theories. I've got a humper of my own, Peke cross but he never bothers the other dogs and it's not every day. This is really excessive to me and doesn't make her very appealing for being rehomed, you have to be honest about dogs' behaviours and I'm always 100% transparent no matter what it is. Any ideas please or thoughts on how i can treat this? Haven't been back to the vet yet, she's now over the dental but not sure what he'd be able to offer for this?
  14. Frenchie needing rehome - Brisbane

    Dog Movers are still transporting down the east coast to VIC.
  15. Help with our new dog :(

    To have a dog arrive and be totally perfect in whatever home environment is on offer, is a massive ask and not realistic. Dogs are more anxious after being abandoned/lost and not collected and it will take a while to settle in - AT LEAST 2 weeks and it's 2 months before you see the dog as they will usually be. ALso, being locked in a kitchen is not a great option for a young working breed. I personally, as a rescuer of many years, would not place a young dog alone in a home where people work full time - especially not a working breed or busy type of dog. People often want to go out in the evening, after work and what happens with the dog then? It spends 16 hours alone. A dog of this type and this age needs 2 long walks each day and preferably more interaction in between.
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