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  1. The adventures of Hailey, the Tassie Devil

    I thought for a moment that was Zeph in the pool, but it's the beautiful Hailey, geez she's growing up so fast!
  2. 52/2018

    Oh my gosh, isn't Atilla just the most beautiful BT. Hope he doesn't live up to his name. (and the rest of the hounds are gorgeous as always, especially Bowie)
  3. Staffy

    Gosh Purdie, that's awful. I have to say if that was my dog would have been straight to the vets and put to sleep after grabbing your son and biting your daughter.
  4. The adventures of Hailey, the Tassie Devil

    Oh my gosh, look how big she is now! Such a beautiful girl (and Zeph is a handsome man) and full of beans, love the 'pat the tummy' pic, it's like she's smiling. So good to see her updated pics, thanks for sharing.
  5. Jan Fennell- thoughts, opinions

    Well that is a good update, hopefully Hugo will find his perfect family.
  6. News Story FB original post A Sydney woman has issued a warning to pet owners after her dog was poisoned by rat bait hidden inside meat at a popular inner-west dog-walking spot. In a post to her Facebook page, Rozelle resident Lily Kenny said she was walking her dog Lola at a grassed reserve on the Bay Run at Lilyfield on Monday when the greyhound ingested a large amount of rat poison that had been "purposely planted in a local oval by some horrible person". "It breaks my heart that people can be this horrible and heartless," she wrote in the post which has since received thousands of comments. "I really hope no other dogs were affected by this, but please be cautious guys!" Ms Kenny told the ABC she regularly walked Lola at the grassed reserve between Perry Lane and Church Street in Rozelle and had done twice on Monday. During their afternoon walk she noticed Lola eat what appeared to be a piece of cooked mince with a green pellet inside. She feared the four-year-old rescue dog had ingested more on their morning walk. "I was terrified. I completely freaked out and made sure I got to the vet as quickly as I could," she said. The vet induced vomiting and told her it was likely Lola would recover completely but it had been a close call. "She had so much in her body the vet asked me if she had gotten into a packet of them," Ms Kenny said. She later returned to the park and found another five balls of mince filled with pellets. "I just can't believe someone would do such a thing," she said. "If I hadn't noticed that small pellet she could have died. "I am just completely shocked that this could happen in such a dog-friendly area. "She is my everything and I honestly don't know what I would do if anything happened to her." Ms Kenny said she contacted the Inner West Council and was told the matter would be investigated and the park searched to ensure there were no more baits. The Inner West Council was contacted for comment. She also planned to place posters on the Bay Run warning other dog owners to beware. Haley Weston, a vet nurse at a Sydney after-hours veterinary emergency service, said owners who suspect their pets have been poisoned should bring the animal in for treatment within 30 minutes, if possible. "Rat bait is an anti-coagulant which means it prevents the blood from clotting so they can start bleeding internally," she said. "Rat poison starts affecting the animal by breaking down their organs. "The longer it's in their system, the worse the effects on their body." She said dogs were often treated with Vitamin K, which is an effective antidote. Ms Weston said she had not seen many cases of baiting at the Camperdown practice due to the large number of apartments in the area. However when she worked at a vet in the western suburbs she saw it "quite a bit". "It is mostly angry neighbours or people fed up with dog parks or dog beaches," she said. "It's easier for someone to throw baited food over the fence of their backyard so I saw it a lot there."
  7. Story FB original post Ms Kenny told the ABC she regularly walked Lola at the grassed reserve between Perry Lane and Church Street in Rozelle and had done twice on Monday. During their afternoon walk she noticed Lola eat what appeared to be a piece of cooked mince with a green pellet inside. She feared the four-year-old rescue dog had ingested more on their morning walk. "I was terrified. I completely freaked out and made sure I got to the vet as quickly as I could," she said. The vet induced vomiting and told her it was likely Lola would recover completely but it had been a close call. "She had so much in her body the vet asked me if she had gotten into a packet of them," Ms Kenny said. She later returned to the park and found another five balls of mince filled with pellets. "I just can't believe someone would do such a thing," she said. "If I hadn't noticed that small pellet she could have died. "I am just completely shocked that this could happen in such a dog-friendly area. "She is my everything and I honestly don't know what I would do if anything happened to her." Ms Kenny said she contacted the Inner West Council and was told the matter would be investigated and the park searched to ensure there were no more baits. The Inner West Council was contacted for comment. She also planned to place posters on the Bay Run warning other dog owners to beware. Haley Weston, a vet nurse at a Sydney after-hours veterinary emergency service, said owners who suspect their pets have been poisoned should bring the animal in for treatment within 30 minutes, if possible. "Rat bait is an anti-coagulant which means it prevents the blood from clotting so they can start bleeding internally," she said. "Rat poison starts affecting the animal by breaking down their organs. "The longer it's in their system, the worse the effects on their body." She said dogs were often treated with Vitamin K, which is an effective antidote. Ms Weston said she had not seen many cases of baiting at the Camperdown practice due to the large number of apartments in the area. However when she worked at a vet in the western suburbs she saw it "quite a bit". "It is mostly angry neighbours or people fed up with dog parks or dog beaches," she said. "It's easier for someone to throw baited food over the fence of their backyard so I saw it a lot there." She advised owners to bring the baited food to the vet for testing to determine the exact poison used.
  8. Is my Kelpie crossed with anything?

    Welcome to the forum. You need to upload a photo of your dog, so we can give you opinions.
  9. Staffy

    Agree with the others @Kovacs Mihai where are you located (which state?) someone here will be able to recommend a behaviouralist who can assess the dog and hopefully get you on the right track.
  10. No offence taken WM, it's good to know that there is something better out there, I'll save that site so I can refer back to it.
  11. Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear you lost your dog, it's so hard. But this a great place for advice on all things to do with dogs, and also from knowledgable people who can help before you potentially buy a puppy. I wouldn't buy from a backyard 'breeder', because they don't test for health, and you'll have no idea of what the parents temperaments are like, what genetic faults they may have (which will cost you money and heartache if they do have them). There's plenty of rescue dogs, including puppies I'd rather be giving a home to, and my money to. $750 for a backyard bred mutt is ridiculous, and no, I wouldn't pay a holding deposit. Just an example from here on the breeders pages (if you are in Qld) Pure Bred Shih Tzu's and on Pet Rescue Website, here's the list of small dogs available for adoption in Qld, some beautiful dogs there. HERE
  12. 52/2018

    gorgeous Enzi and Zombi, I think this might be my favorite photo of the chimps so far
  13. Where to advertise

    Pet Rescue would be a good option, not a fan of Gumtree. What about contacting some rescue groups (or breed groups) to see if they have anyone suitable?
  14. The film is called - "Terrier Dogs" 1930's

    I'm sure the voice over guy did loads of voice overs, unless they just all sounded the same back then. Lovely dogs too.
  15. Renting with pets sucks. I've got an excellent 15 year rental history, great references from R/E agents, pet references, have 3 monthly inspections, rent always paid on time etc etc. Yet researching local rental properties the past couple of months (this place has gone up for sale so if it sells, I'll get 60 days notice) 90% say NO PETS, 5% say nothing, 4% are Pets Negotiable (mixture of 'Small outside pet negotiable' or "pets negotiable'), and 1% is Pet Friendly. If I could afford $400 plus a week (there's no way in hell I ever could) there are two properties that are 'Pet Negotiable'. The other one in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road is 'Pet friendly'. Nothing around at my preferred price range allows pets from what I've seen so far. I was just lucky to get this rental 3 years ago when I applied for it, even though it never mentioned pets. I'd be happy to rent a run down old place (and have in the past), as long as it allowed pets. I think it would be tough for landlords though too, but having a good property manager who thoroughly vets the applicants, follows up on references and does quarterly rental inspections would be a must. ETA: I hope youre doing okay @ades17, and when you are ready, that you find the perfect dog for you. DOL is a great place for resources if you are looking for a dog, there are some wonderful rescue/foster carers on here who can help, as well as Breeders.
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