babsgood

Deemon in disguise
Homes needed urgently for dogs
I have 3 lovely dogs but my husband is going back to the UK for medical treatment and I may need to follow him soon, plus I cannot cope with 3 dogs on my own. Ideally they would stay together but I know that is too much to ask so will separate if it means they go to good homes

Jeffrey is a 3 year old golden retriever is very loyal and loving and a very good guard dog, he likes nothing better to be in the sea retrieving a ball

Dyson is 2 years old a big soft thing who is a mixture of a german shepherd, Labrador with a bit of kangol possibly. he likes to chase sticks thrown into the sea for him he is a bit simple but very loving!

Tasha is a 3 year old small/medium sized terrier type thing (think Santa's little helper from the Simpsons) she too is loyal and likes nothing better than to cuddle up to you

we live in Turgutreis so anywhere on the Bodrum Peninsula would be suitable.

I will post photos later but if you know anyone who might be interested in one (or all) of them please let me know.
 
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Gail

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I hope you manage to re-home them, I know all of your dogs and you have described them all to a tee. My thoughts and good wishes are with you both and I really hope the dogs go to lovely homes.
 

Harem

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I, too hope you are lucky, but Prince had to go to the rescue centre. Maybe you could take them with you.
 

immac

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What does it cost to get a dog (or three) back to UK and through quarantine?
Can you do it by lodging them in an EU country for 6 months - does that skirt the requirement for quarantine?
Ian
 
Homes needed urgently for dogs
What does it cost to get a dog (or three) back to UK and through quarantine?
Can you do it by lodging them in an EU country for 6 months - does that skirt the requirement for quarantine?
Ian


Not sure about the cost of quarantine, but 6 months kennels would be expensive. You can take your pets from Turkey say to France and keep them there for 6 months and then take them into the UK on a pet passport.

Sue



Hope you manage to find a home or homes for your dogs, they sound lovely. So far I've not found a home for Elkie so she is now a permanent feature. She is growing fast - her legs and ears are far too big for the rest of her. Not sure what she is but the vet says she has some pit bull in her. She is a lovely dog and very intelligent.

Sue
 
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Gail

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Babsgood is not going back for good so taking the dogs to the uk is not the solution. I think if someone could foster the dogs it would help out greatly, they are lovely dogs and I know it will be hard for her to part with them.
 

immac

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. I think if someone could foster the dogs it would help out greatly, they are lovely dogs and I know it will be hard for her to part with them.

Sorry, misunderstood. If it is an extended fostering I am sure you could find a local family who would do it for cash, if not love. That would at least keep them together until they can go home.
Ian
 

babsgood

Deemon in disguise
Homes needed urgently for dogs
if I have to get rid of them permanently then so be it, however would consider fostering, but we don't know how long hubby will be in UK for, depends on treatment.

I understand that it is going to be difficult to rehouse them but the thought of the dog pound............
 

Valian

Let sleeping dogs lie
Homes needed urgently for dogs
What pity your husband did not choose to have his treatment here in Turkey.

My husband did and is now at home with me and our 8 dogs, 2 cats and a chicken.

People we know went back to the UK and left their 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 parrot in their villa with someone looking after them - with a promise to be back between 6-12 weeks, to sort out their 'beloved' pets. It is now 24 weeks and no sign of them......

What hope will there be of your dogs finding a home if you 'get rid of them' (your words) at a dog pound over here? Hoards of dogs are looking for homes and very few of them will be lucky. The only ones which go are pups or very small dogs.

A dog advertised in the local paper here was rehomed. The idiot who took her on, took her to the beach after having owned her for 2 days, let her off the lead and wondered why she ran off. He is totally unconcerned that he no longer has a dog and the poor animal is no doubt trying to find her way back to the mistress who went back to the UK.

I am sorry to sound harsh, but if you go back to the UK and have no idea how long it will be for, in my opinion you have a choice of 3 options:

1. Pay for a dog sitter who is happy to look after your pets, even though you have no idea when you can return - if you can't find anyone...

2. Re-home them with people you know and trust - if you can't find anyone...

3. Have them humanely put to sleep
 

Harem

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What pity your husband did not choose to have his treatment here in Turkey.

My husband did and is now at home with me and our 8 dogs, 2 cats and a chicken.

People we know went back to the UK and left their 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 parrot in their villa with someone looking after them - with a promise to be back between 6-12 weeks, to sort out their 'beloved' pets. It is now 24 weeks and no sign of them......

What hope will there be of your dogs finding a home if you 'get rid of them' (your words) at a dog pound over here? Hoards of dogs are looking for homes and very few of them will be lucky. The only ones which go are pups or very small dogs.

A dog advertised in the local paper here was rehomed. The idiot who took her on, took her to the beach after having owned her for 2 days, let her off the lead and wondered why she ran off. He is totally unconcerned that he no longer has a dog and the poor animal is no doubt trying to find her way back to the mistress who went back to the UK.

I am sorry to sound harsh, but if you go back to the UK and have no idea how long it will be for, in my opinion you have a choice of 3 options:

1. Pay for a dog sitter who is happy to look after your pets, even though you have no idea when you can return - if you can't find anyone...

2. Re-home them with people you know and trust - if you can't find anyone...

3. Have them humanely put to sleep

With regard to your last point Valian, it is quite possible that they won't find a vet who will put three healthy dogs to sleep ( or even one). I know we couldn't find one and that is why Prince had to end up in the dog pound. I still feel very guilty about it.
 

Valian

Let sleeping dogs lie
Homes needed urgently for dogs
The Vets are more enlightened here in Didim and accept that when all other avenues have been explored and have failed, there are just too many unwanted dogs. A very sad situation.

Personally, I would never subject any of my dogs to any 'dog pound' I have seen or read about over here - even Fethiye. In my opinion, not knowing what has happened to your beloved companion is far worse than knowing you made the decision to have them put to sleep.
 

babsgood

Deemon in disguise
Homes needed urgently for dogs
Valian the reason he is going back to the UK is that we stupidly didn't get insurance and cancer treatment is very expensive here, we are talking about 50,000 TL at least so perhaps you can understand why he is going back!! we had every intention of having treatment here even though it would have been a four hour drive each way to Izmir on a very regular basis until the specialist in Izmir advised him to go back to the UK

He will be in UK for at least a year as he needs 8 cycles of Chemo and possibly a bone marrow transplant

I did say 'get rid of them' in my second post I'm sure that with what you have been through recently you will understand that my head is all over the place and what I wrote is not what I actually feel, it will break my heart to lose my babies but I have to be realistic, I cannot cope with 3 dogs on my own and I am not sure that a house sitter wouldn't be able to either.

I have considered having them put to sleep but there is no vet here that will do that to healthy dogs as Harem mentioned.

unless you are in this situation you cannot say that you would not put your dogs in the 'pound' what else am I supposed to do if I cannot rehouse them? this will be a last resort.

By the way you did sound harsh, not really what I need right now!!
 

Harem

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My only alternative was to put Prince on the street, but he had never been a street dog. He spent the first two years of his life tied to a tree. I 'rescued' him because he was starving to death. Whether this was through no food or because he was sick - maybe the sickness was due to having no food - who knows? However, we spent several hundred lira trying to get him on the road to recovery and we certainly made good progress, but, he would fight with our other three dogs and the fights were getting more and more serious - even fighting when being taken out for walks - so he had to go. There was nowhere else for him to go, the vets would not euthanase him because he was healthy so as no new home was to be found I was forced to take him to the pound. They did promise they would not put him on the street, but who knows??

Sometimes Valian, with the best will in the world, there is no alternative.

Sorry, I've gone way off topic.
 

GnD

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Babsgood,

Off topic but all the very best to you husband and yourself for the cancer treatment and of course your emotions are all over the place with trips and treatment to coordinate. You're in my prayers along with Pebble. And that some kind person comes along for the dogs.

Debbie
 

Harem

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Another thought has crossed my mind regrding the expense of cancer treatment. I do sincerely hope that you don't get any nasty surprises in the UK like that elderly couple did when they went back for hospital treatment.
 

Gin&Tonic

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Valian the reason he is going back to the UK is that we stupidly didn't get insurance and cancer treatment is very expensive here, we are talking about 50,000 TL at least so perhaps you can understand why he is going back!! we had every intention of having treatment here even though it would have been a four hour drive each way to Izmir on a very regular basis until the specialist in Izmir advised him to go back to the UK

He will be in UK for at least a year as he needs 8 cycles of Chemo and possibly a bone marrow transplant

I did say 'get rid of them' in my second post I'm sure that with what you have been through recently you will understand that my head is all over the place and what I wrote is not what I actually feel, it will break my heart to lose my babies but I have to be realistic, I cannot cope with 3 dogs on my own and I am not sure that a house sitter wouldn't be able to either.

I have considered having them put to sleep but there is no vet here that will do that to healthy dogs as Harem mentioned.

unless you are in this situation you cannot say that you would not put your dogs in the 'pound' what else am I supposed to do if I cannot rehouse them? this will be a last resort.

By the way you did sound harsh, not really what I need right now!!

Just a thought, is there anyone looking to rent in your area, you could maybe come to some arrangement with a lower rent if they look after your dogs. They would need to come to the house and meet the dogs and you would soon know if they were doggy people or not.
 

Valian

Let sleeping dogs lie
Homes needed urgently for dogs
I am so sorry to hear that your husband has cancer Babsgood, you must both be extremely worried. Is that the cost for private treatment or at a state hospital? I know the teaching hospital in Aydin has a large oncology department and that is state supported.

Sadly, I don't think you will find anyone to look after your dogs for a year or more unless they were allowed to stay at your place for free as their payment.

Have you actually been round to the Vets in your area and discussed the situation with them? If you can show that you have tried everything you can to find your dogs a suitable new home (advertised in the newspaper, Vet's windows etc) but have failed, you may find one who will will be compassionate enough to do the deed.

Other than that, perhaps you could consider taking them back to the UK - there they will be in quarantine for 6 months, which will allow you time to concentrate on your husband and his treatment. Expensive I know, but not anywhere near as expensive as the cost of the treatment you have been quoted over here.

I really do aologise for sounding so harsh in my previous post and honestly feel for both you and your husband, as you have much to contend with. As you rightly say, 'your head is all over the place', but I felt I had to make my post as your dogs cannot make choices, they are unfortunately reliant on you to do/arrange the right thing, on their behalf.

I really hope good luck comes your way and that everything works out well for you all.
 

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