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Kitten or puppy....

Our kitten Puddles still hasn't appeared & its been a month now so its not looking likely that she'll return home.
We went with my sister yesterday to bring her puppy, Lola back for a home visit. The lady she has come from has 3 boys left, they are yorkshire terrier/shitzu cross, absolutely gorgeous. YD loved it to bits sitting at A's playing.
I took the girls to the RSPCA rescue centre this morning, thinking I'd start there for a new kitten, they have loads atm, even a ginger one. I went to reception filled out the paper work to be told that because we live on a main road they wouldn't let us re home anything. We've been offered a home visit anyways, which I think would be wasting someones time if thats the case. I was really miffed that my noble attempt to rehome rather than buy was thwarted.
We've always had pets, and I do miss having a dog.
Bit of a quandry now... Do we wait until someone says they need to rehome, do we buy or shall I splurge £275 on the puppy??

Help!!

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I had the same issue, which is how i ended up paying for my Ava and Sofia. I'd much rather have gone rescue, as I wanted to first, but if the rescues are so inundated with homes they can afford to pick and choose, then???

(Ok, yeah, years on and it still smarts a bit!)

What do you want from a pet? How much are you willing able) to spend?

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I have the same thing here. I was told by the rescue center that I couldn't re-home a dog because we have children under 8.
We have a dog already, and want another.
They said the same thing with kittens.
We have decided to wait till a dog finds us, we don't really want a puppy, cute as they are, they chew everything.

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It's stupid what some class as their criteria. Cat protection won't rehome to someone with dogs even if it's a kitten. RSPCA won't rehome to folks with kids under 5 I get that part cos they don't k now the dogs full history it's storing up trouble, but if a puppy I cant see there being a problem at all.

Research everything hen is my motto. Alrounders for a pet if dog is a lab do remember though thy are the bin of the dog world and will and usually eat everything. Cats look in the papers and in shop windows someone somewhere has kittens.

Can I say here if a dog is chewing they are bored so plenty of toys for them and if they still chew cage train them. In there when out with their toys so your house is safe.

Good luck in the choosing hen.

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When I worked as a carer they refused to let my lady rehouse a dog because she was in a wheelchair! Her dog had just died and she missed the company. She dug her heels in and they gave her a home visit - sighing as they did (obv she was a pain!). The woman who came out was lovely. She explained that it was usually their guidelines not rehouse pets with someone in a wheelchair but she said she could see she got out and about in it, could feed the dog, love the dog, take it for walks etc - so she got her dog!
Anywho - sorry Sparkle - i'd have the home visit because not everyone is a jobsworth and some of them take other things into account and then i'd go from there tbh.
Sorry to hear Puddles hasn't returned hun x x x

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I hope so Roo I haven't cancelled the visit yet, it would help if someone had phoned to book it....lol. I will let someone come out.
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Good luck finding something suitable SD. We had a bit of a similar problem when trying to re-home a lurcher or greyhound after Shadow died. Although we passed the homechecks we did state we wanted a young dog to take on long walks and the lady got all huffy with us when we turned down and older dog who had hip problems, we never heard from them again and they didn't return our calls!

ursh x

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I had this problem too with the rspca, I went to another rescue in the end. The two kittens I homed could'nt have been more prefect and continue to be so. I do understand why they have to be cautious but sometimes they do take it to silly lengths.

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Have you looked in your pet shop windows, and also Cat Protection League shop windows? I have never had a dog or cat myself, but the windows of our local pet and CPL shops are full of details of animals needing new homes. Might be worth a try.

Lovely ending to the story about the lady in the wheelchair and her dog, RM.

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Cats protection is across the road from us Leeda and they won't let us rehome. However on a lighter note the RSPCA gave us a pass and we are bringing two kittens home on Tuesday. I let the girls choose 1 each, despite me favouring the gingers ones, which hadn't been there long, they keep them for 7 days and the girls wouldn't wait....
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Congratulations on your new family members Smile

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