New Dog: Red

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by elevensies, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. elevensies

    elevensies Noble Member

    Jun 11, 2019
    445
    313
    lincolnshire
    Hi all, well after loosing my 2 dogs in the divorce back in November, i decided i need another dog. So i looked for a rescue dog, and ohhh boy theres some stunning sad dogs out there!!!! so anyway yesterday i found my new buddy........

    I have rescued a 1 year old American Terrier (not pit bull grr) who just over 2 weeks ago was thrown out of a car and ran over, in London. He was picked up and taken to a local hospice, who sent him up north to a staffy specialist rescue centre.
    Hes very timid and shy, hes struggling with life there, and as fantastic as the staff are with him, hes not coping. I took him for a walk yesterday in the grounds, and hes amazing, hes very polite on his lead, and very very mannered, looking back for you and waiting. For a 1 yr old hes good.

    Skin and bone is the best way to describe him. But hes typical, hes tallish, big head and thighs, and will be broad but not at the moment, i had my home visit check today, and i get him on tuesday....and i cant wait.

    As he had no name, the centre called him sunny, but i re named him Red, as that i think suites him, so heres some dopey pics i took of the skinny lad

    :)

    thumbnail_IMG_2506.jpg

    thumbnail_IMG_2510.jpg

    thumbnail_6f82c3e8-bb82-4009-951b-65183b22917c.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 27
    • Love You Love You x 1
  2. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

    Apr 27, 2016
    10,541
    1,000
    North West England
    It boils my piss when I hear stories like Red’s. Nobody forces people to have dogs, so there is no excuse for anybody mistreating them. I’m so pleased he has found a loving new home.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Love You Love You x 1
  3. elevensies

    elevensies Noble Member

    Jun 11, 2019
    445
    313
    lincolnshire
    Me too mate, thats why i intentionally went for a rescue dog, and these are relatively close, i wasnt looking for one of these breeds, but he is just an awesome looking boy
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

    Apr 27, 2016
    10,541
    1,000
    North West England
    Good on ya mate...
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  5. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

    Mar 6, 2016
    3,060
    1,000
    south shields
    Spot on well done, looks like you are both ganna be very happy together and I'm sure Red will do well with you. :cool::cool:
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

    Jan 5, 2018
    1,426
    1,000
    Stabby Town
    He’s a beauty

    you wonder about humanity, I worked with a girl who rescued dogs, she had this amazing Doberman who someone cut his ears off and poured boiling fat on his head, he survived but was terribly scarred, blind in one eye and understandably nervous as fark, you just think why
     
    • WTF WTF x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. elevensies

    elevensies Noble Member

    Jun 11, 2019
    445
    313
    lincolnshire
    me too, cant wait to have hime home, iv been looking at the breed, and the amstaff red colour red nose dogs are just stunning, again, i had no intentions of getting one of these at all, would be very happy with a ol scruff, but he was there looking sad and needy......and thats exactly how i was a few months ago,

    if he grows to look anything like his breed, hes going to be a stunner.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
    Subscriber

    Dec 3, 2018
    19,506
    1,000
    Tucson Arizona
    This is terrific!:grinning: I am so happy that you and Red found each other. You will be good for each other. :heart: I look forward to more photos of Red and hearing about how he's doing and how he's setting in to his new wonderful life with you.:)
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Love You Love You x 1
  9. Gladtobebackontwowheels

    Nov 23, 2019
    398
    393
    Dover. UK
    What the fuck is up these bastards! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
    Good on you for rescuing the lovely lad.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  10. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    3,562
    800
    Northamptonshire, UK
    He's a hansome boy, well done mate! In my experience rescues seem to understand their situation and they love you all the more for having a caring home
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Steve 998cc

    Steve 998cc Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2019
    253
    63
    leicestershire
    Well done for rescuing him. I have a 7 year old rescue lurcher got him when he was 9 months old. He's a great dog but had been miss treated by his first owner head used as an ash tray etc etc he still hides behind me if he sees any one smoking and he's not a timid dog. I used to do volentry work in a rescue centre not far from where I live for about 6/12 months. It was an eye opener how cruel people can be and how forgiving dogs can be. Had to give it up wanted to take every lurcher home with me. I ain't no soft touch used to make my living dealing with the worst of people in our society.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
    5,061
    1,000
    Central France
    Hi Elevensies and congrats on your new best pal. Red looks like he'll be a handsome chap after a whole lotta love and a good few bowls of nosh.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  13. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

    Nov 5, 2019
    2,946
    800
    MORAY UK
    Nice one mate, great looking Dog
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
    Subscriber

    Mar 14, 2018
    14,653
    1,000
    Netherlands
    Well done, lovely looking new mate.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. garethr

    garethr Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2015
    145
    93
    BRISTOL UK
    He's a beautiful dog. I love bull terriers, be they Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, or Pit Bull Terriers.


    However, please be aware that the Dangerous Dogs Act may be a shitty piece of legislation, but it was written by a smart bastard who foresaw the inevitable legal challenges if it banned dog breeds. It actually proscribes "any dog of the type known as the pit bull terrier", and "any dog of any type designated for the purposes of this section by an order of the Secretary of State, being a type appearing to him to be bred for fighting or to have the characteristics of a type bred for that purpose".

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1991/65/contents


    The law does not care what breed your dog is, even if you did have American Kennel Club papers proving that it is a registered American Staffordshire Terrier (which, in any case, is just the AKC show name for the dog otherwise known as the Pit Bull Terrier). The dog's appearance is the criterion.

    Not saying that you will have problems, but it only takes one dickhead.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  16. Foxy1

    Foxy1 Crème de la Crème

    Aug 31, 2018
    1,251
    1,000
    Sheffield
    He's a handsome chap. Look forward to seein a few pics in a couple o months time.
     
  17. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    3,562
    800
    Northamptonshire, UK
    Very good points.

    I have a rescue SBT cross who was apparently assessed by the Police when he was initially found stray. And because of the number of dogs that have had a go at him (mainly small spaniel and terrier types), I now always walk him with a soft muzzle on and always on a lead. It only takes him to react once, and you can predict the hysterical reaction.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  18. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    3,562
    800
    Northamptonshire, UK
    What I experience a lot of is owners of small dogs (spaniels, bichon frise, etc, etc) who walk their dogs off lead and allow them to behave appallingly, charging other dogs and barking like demented banshees, and the owners think this is acceptable :mad: They don't understand that similar behavior of less intensity from larger breeds gets them branded dangerous :rolleyes:
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  19. elevensies

    elevensies Noble Member

    Jun 11, 2019
    445
    313
    lincolnshire
    well.......

    looks like its come to a sudden halt getting him,

    APPARENTLY

    because i work, when hes left alone, (which he will be but only very occasionally) he will

    In their words, "has the tools to rip my house to bits"

    so im not suitable, and thank you.

    WOW, she was that obnoxious, i said you dont know the dog as you only had him 2 weeks and hes scarred there, and you dont know me, as we have not met, and the 2 people who i have met, and had home visits from were almost willing me, to home him.......and she then said,

    well they arnt experienced staff.

    so, thats that. i have no words.

    personally, i suspect she had someone lined up for him, and i got there first.,
    wow
     
    • WTF WTF x 7
    • Face Palm Face Palm x 1
  20. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    3,562
    800
    Northamptonshire, UK
    That is such a shame, and I bet your suspicions are about right.

    Also how a dog behaves in kennels usually is very different from how they behave in a home, especially bull breeds. I was told my dog had been destructive, shredding all his beds, and true enough within two days he expressed his dislike of the dog bed I brought him. But it turns out he just doesn't like dog beds, if he can sleep on the sofa or my bed he is perfectly happy. I've had him over a year and that has been the only damage he has caused, even when on the odd occasion he has been left alone up to 5-6 hours.

    :joy:
    IMG_20190208_193322531.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Love You Love You x 1
Loading...

Share This Page