Anyone who says I crave a hound who doesnt change my lifestyle doesnt truly miss a bird-dog. And anyone who really craves a puppy should really want a rescue
Last Sunday I went on one of the most nerve-racking drives of “peoples lives”: the two partners behind the rotation, Smooth FM failing to pacify us as we hurtled towards the unknown. We were headed for a McDonalds carpark in Prestons, south-western Sydney, where we would converge a soldier mentioned Marshall who would take a sobbing plastic box out of his wagon and initiate us to the next phase of our lives.
Pete had been picked up from demise sequence at a rural pound by a Wagga-based private salvage radical announced Riverina Rescue. The organisation doesnt have a website, possibly because they have had no time to build one. One rescuer, Rhonda, invests her downtime between alters at Woolworths saving bird-dogs from euthanasia after their two-week deeming stage is up, and with a handful of aides and organisers carting them between the pound, the veterinary and her owned in Wagga. She, or her other transporters, will sometimes drive more than a thousand kilometres in a day.
Marshall, who drove to Prestons to fulfill us, is her son. In the four years he has been a transporter he supposes “hes having” picked up between 6,000 and 8,000 hounds for different salvage agencies. And Rhonda who has cavity for 25 puppies at a time, and returns in a brand-new save whenever one extends out has saved a fair share of them, perhaps 1,000 over the past seven years.
Pete was one of the latest. Guessed at being about a year old, he was on the kill register at Narromine pound before being saved by Marshall, and driven to a vet who desexed him, inoculated him and categorized him with fantastic vagueness as dachshund x DOG, capitals his.
The only other info we had about Pete was a photo of the most hopeful eyes youve ever seen, and 60 -odd terms on his PetRescue sheet 😛 TAGEND
Pete is now in care after being left in a rural pound.
We have no record on him so no intuition what he could be crossed with, perhaps kelpie but he is only small-minded and squat.
He wouldnt be suitable for a dwelling with young children as we feel “hes having” been pestered or descended on by children previously.
Transport ordered if needed.
Small and squatting. Pestered or descended on by kids. He announced, maybe, perfect.
We paid the deposit for a trial( a experiment was indispensable not just for the americans and Pete, but for the neighbours more ), bought a bottom, a lead-in, some playthings and dog food and jumped in the car to pick him up.