Anyone who says I require a dog who doesnt change my lifestyle doesnt truly miss a puppy. And anyone who really craves a bird-dog should really miss a rescue
Last Sunday I went on one of “the worlds largest” nerve-racking drives of “peoples lives”: the two partners behind the wheel, Smooth FM failing to calm us as we hurtled towards the unknown. We were headed for a McDonalds carpark in Prestons, south-western Sydney, where we would assemble a soul reputation 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 row at a urban pound by a Wagga-based private salvage group announced Riverina Rescue. The organisation doesnt have a website, perhaps because they have had no time to build one. One savior, Rhonda, spends her downtime between transformations at Woolworths saving dogs from euthanasia after their two-week harbouring period is up, and with a handful of aids and organisers carting them between the pound, the veterinary and her property in Wagga. She, or her other transporters, will sometimes drive more than a thousand kilometres in a day.
Marshall, who drove to Prestons to convene us, is her son. In the four years he has been a transporter he guesses “hes having” picked up between 6,000 and 8,000 bird-dogs for different save bureaux. And Rhonda who has room for 25 dogs at a time, and returns in a new recovery whenever one runs out has saved a fair share of them, maybe 1,000 over the past seven years.
Pete was one of the most recent. Calculated at being about a year old-fashioned, he was on the kill roster at Narromine pound before being saved by Marshall, and driven to a veterinarian who desexed him, vaccinated him and classified him with terrific vagueness as dachshund x DOG, capitals his.
The only other intelligence we had about Pete was a photo of “the worlds largest” hopeful attentions youve ever known, and 60 -odd statements on his PetRescue page 😛 TAGEND
Pete is now in care after being left in a urban pound.
We have no history on him so no feeling what he could be crossed with, maybe kelpie but he is only small-minded and squat.
He wouldnt be suitable for a home with young children as we feel he has been pestered or fallen on by kids previously.
Transport set if needed.
Small and squatting. Teased or descended on by kids. He announced, maybe, perfect.
We paid the deposit for a ordeal( a ordeal was indispensable not just for us and Pete, but for the neighbours extremely ), bought a plot, a result, some playthings and pup food and rushed in the car to pick him up.