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HearingDogs
post 11th Oct 2004, 3:16 pm
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Hi Bev

I'm afraid to say that as a rule we do say no to Shepherd crosses. I know that the majority are fantastic dogs but we've found over the years that they aren't particularly well suited to life as a Hearing Dog although they can make very good assistance dogs.

If you wanted myself or one of my colleagues to call into the centre to chat through who we are, what we do and the types of dogs we're looking for we would be only to happy.

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post 12th Oct 2004, 9:42 am
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QUOTE (HearingDogs @ 11 Oct 2004, 04:16 pm)
Hi Bev

I'm afraid to say that as a rule we do say no to Shepherd crosses. I know that the majority are fantastic dogs but we've found over the years that they aren't particularly well suited to life as a Hearing Dog although they can make very good assistance dogs.

If you wanted myself or one of my colleagues to call into the centre to chat through who we are, what we do and the types of dogs we're looking for we would be only to happy.

Regards

Mandie

Thanks Mandie smile.gif My friend Tracey Smithson who is now chair of Whitby Dog Rescue is known to you anyhow, she's a teacher for the deaf herself. We both work with the dogs as they come in and as I said we'll be watching out for any ones that are extra special - have that certain something - that you are looking for smile.gif
I sat and watched a Hearing Dogs display a couple of years back and completely fell in love with Toddy wub.gif (the little red/tan chap who looks a bit like a Toller).
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post 12th Oct 2004, 2:53 pm
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Hi again

Thank you for that it always helps when someone can keep an eye out for us smile.gif

Toddy is a real star it has to be said!!!

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post 31st Oct 2004, 9:00 pm
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What happens to a dog that fails?
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post 8th Nov 2004, 9:36 am
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Hi

If a dog fails at any point during its time with us we will contact the donor in the first instance to explain why the dog hasn't made it and if they want the dog back we arrange for that to happen.

If the orginal donor doesn't want the dog returned then we have a rehoming officer is based here at the Grange who will spend some time getting to know the dog and match it with a suitable person off of our waiting list. We are very fussy who can have our dogs and have a long list of people waiting to rehome from us.

Hope that answers your query.

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post 10th Aug 2005, 9:23 pm
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I have a 2 year old Choccie Lab waiting to be rehomed through Lab Rescue.
I think he would possibly suit your requirements with training as he is willing to please and is very friendly and people orientated.

If he does not get homed through Lab rescue then would you like to know more about him.

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post 7th Dec 2005, 6:47 pm
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hiya i have got a staffy x bloodhound bitch who is 8 mths old she is a medium sized dog, looks just like a pointer she is good with my children & other dogs, you can take her food from her and toys she is quite energetic though and i just dont have the time for her, would she be suitable for you i would like her to have a really good home
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post 11th Apr 2006, 12:53 pm
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I have two children with hearing loss.
The oldest one is 11 years old and is profoundly deaf and the other son is nearly 3 years old with 60% hearing loss.
We cannot be considered for a hearing dog till my son is alot older which is a shame as it would give him alot of independance.At 11 years old theres alot of things he is capable of doing if he had the chance as any normal hearing child would.

Good luck with all the hard work you do bringing a huge differance to these peoples lives.

Liz and the crew
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post 7th Jan 2007, 4:53 pm
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I was just wanting to bring this thread back to peoples attention really and to say that as well as donations of dogs, Hearing Dogs are really in need of full time socialisers in various areas of the country.

This year is Hearing Dogs for Deaf Peoples' 25th anniversary, they will be launching this at Crufts - please do come along to the stand. Log on to the website to find out about events around the country to celebrate this anniversary.

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post 23rd Feb 2007, 4:17 pm
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hi i have a dog which i think could become suitable for a hearing dog .
she is a small mongrel of a very freindly nature and loves lots of attention .
i think she would benefit from being with a person most of the time as she does not like being left hence the reason for wanting her re-homed .she is approx 4-5yrs old we have had her about 4yrs .

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post 23rd Feb 2007, 5:06 pm
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QUOTE(italianjob @ 23rd Feb 2007, 4:17 pm) *

hi i have a dog which i think could become suitable for a hearing dog .
she is a small mongrel of a very freindly nature and loves lots of attention .
i think she would benefit from being with a person most of the time as she does not like being left hence the reason for wanting her re-homed .she is approx 4-5yrs old we have had her about 4yrs .

karen



Hello

I dont work for Hearing Dogs but I am an avid supporter and volunteer in many capacities...........I am afraid to say that your lovely sounding girly is too old to be considered sad.gif They only look at dogs up to three years of age.
I wish you all the best in finding a new home for her.

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post 16th Mar 2007, 8:30 am
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Just to add that the little Hearing Dog which won the competition at Crufts this year was a dog rescued via the RSPCA (not our branch).

Molly

We met her last Sunday and she is a wonderful little dog.

Just goes to show that even the most ordinary looking cross breed can become the ears of a person with hearing difficulties and win the day!


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post 3rd Apr 2007, 5:11 pm
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QUOTE(Ireneplatt @ 16th Mar 2007, 9:31 am) *

Just to add that the little Hearing Dog which won the competition at Crufts this year was a dog rescued via the RSPCA (not our branch).

Molly

We met her last Sunday and she is a wonderful little dog.

Just goes to show that even the most ordinary looking cross breed can become the ears of a person with hearing difficulties and win the day!


Yes indeed, Hearing Dogs come in many shapes and sizes. It is fantastic that Molly won, especially with this being a special year for Hearing Dogs. I too met Molly at Crufts and she is a real sweetie wub.gif

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post 17th Apr 2007, 4:16 pm
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Hello,
I don't know very much at all about hearing dogs, but I do have a foster boy (collie cross lab?), no bigger than a smallish collie, who is:
Playful
Gentle
Sociable - people and dogs
Intelligent
Very affectionate
Focussed

And I think very trainable.

He is only 12 months old, and has no vices I can spot.
His name is Toby.
Please PM me if you think he could fit the bill at all.

I am fostering him for Four Paws.
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post 8th Jun 2007, 2:15 pm
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QUOTE(sprolliehouse @ 17th Apr 2007, 5:17 pm) *

Hello,
I don't know very much at all about hearing dogs, but I do have a foster boy (collie cross lab?), no bigger than a smallish collie, who is:
Playful
Gentle
Sociable - people and dogs
Intelligent
Very affectionate
Focussed

And I think very trainable.

He is only 12 months old, and has no vices I can spot.
His name is Toby.
Please PM me if you think he could fit the bill at all.

I am fostering him for Four Paws.


I am sorry I did not see this when posted.

Many thanks for offering. smile.gif For anyone else thinking of offering a dog to Hearing Dogs I can say that experience has shown that collies dont do well as it really isnt enough for them to do and they would be bored. Hearing Dogs need to be happy in their work or else they just dont work. Other breeds not usually considered are large/giant types and dogs of guarding breed.

MOST IMPORTANTLY I should add that I am but a volunteer for HEaring Dogs and any offers of dogs should be discussed with them on 01844348105.

Karen
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