Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...
Hi all and thanks for reading this post. My dog Shadow managed to escape from the garden yesterday and came across a field of sheep. Unfortunately he thought they were great playmates and frightened one to death and another one was injured as it tried to escape the field. I have had to pay (quite rightly) £500 compensation and also agree to have the dog destroyed or re-homed.We live in rural France and re-homing around here (away from sheep) is proving difficult if not impossible.
However, an offer of a home in Dunblane has been made by a very kind lady if we can just get him up there. I can only afford (in time and money) to get to Dover. I wondered if it would be at all possible to arrange a shuttle service via members of the forum to get him from Dover to Dunblane - or if anyone has any better ideas.
Flying is not an option. His pet passport won't be valid for 3 weeks. If anyone knows anyone in France willing to offer a home that would be even better.
Open to any ideas of how to solve this problem, but 3 weeks is the limit of my window as the farmer and the gendarmes are breathing down my neck to get the dog removed and I am searching for a temporary foster home promising he will be gone in 3 weeks.
I have already gone down the route of placing ads in every charity locally (and further afield) and have been networking all morning. He is a beautiful dog, a black labrador, 18 months old and all chipped castrated, vaccinated etc. Family friendly, dog friendly, a bit scared of cats, loves water and children but chases sheep so cannot go anywhere near farmland. Please feel free to comment on here and/or message me with any suggestions.
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