Everyone who knows me and who follows me and my blog will know about my dog Max and slowly his little story is coming out.
Yesterday, I received an email asking if I was a #RehomingAngel, from a lovely lady who is working alongside RSPCA in raising awareness and the importance of rehoming domestic animals.
Max is a rescue dog, we rescued him 3 years ago quite soon after are beloved Samoyed died of very old age, who was also a rescue dog. We were heartbroken when Jay died and our home did not feel right. But we also felt guilty at replacing Jay so soon. But Max came bounding into our lives, he was actually going to be used as a bait dog, before he got rescued. As soon as we saw him we knew he was the right dog for us, there was a lot of people interested in him, but fate made him ours, and we have never looked back.
He was 10 months old and full of life, you could not ask for a better dog, apart from digging a few holes in the garden he is good as gold, he is funny, cheeky, loving, argumentative he loves nothing more than an argument with you and he always loves the last word or if he feels he is losing his argument you get his nose in your face and a cuddle. He is great with kids as well.
A lot of the dogs that go into rescue centres to be rehomed are simply because their owners saw a cute little puppy fell in love and had to have it, but puppies grow, they need a lot of work in training as well as expense of vets bills, micro chipping, feeding, time spent playing and walking. They also grow into adult dogs and sadly as they grow their owners get bored and give them up.
I know some animals end up in a rescue centre to be rehomed due to their owners having to give them up and having to make the heartbreaking decision to do let them go to another home for a variety of reasons.
Did you know that one animal is abandoned every hour in England and that the first quarter of this year over 3,800 phone calls were taken regarding an abandoned animal.
I watch TV shows like Give a pet a home hosted by Amanda Holden or Paul O’Gradys For the Love of Dogs, and if I could I would have them all.
If you are thinking of getting a pet have a look at the Rehoming & Adopting page of the RSPCA, I have just had a look and fallen in love with Symo, so need to stop looking through.
If you would still prefer to buy a puppy please look at their Advice and Welfare section, which has some great tips on what to look for and what to ask.
And don’t forget it is not just dogs the RSPCA rehomes all sorts of animals.
Now I am off to find my cheeky boy and give him a cuddle.