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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 9th Feb 18, 11:44 PM
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    Donations to pet shelter
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    • 9th Feb 18, 11:44 PM
    Donations to pet shelter 9th Feb 18 at 11:44 PM
    Is this the done thing after your dog has passed?

    Iím not even sure if I have a shelter near me, but I have a lot of food, treats and poo bags that I donít want to throw away.

    Sentimental things like her bowls and collar I will keep and decide what to do with. And beds and toys I have thrown away.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 9th Feb 18, 11:48 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 11:48 PM
    So sorry about your dog.
    I'm sure they'd appreciate anything you want to give. After both my last two passed I took the food etc down to the nearest rescue. The food bags had been opened but they didn't seem to mind.

    ETA - just seen your other post. My last bull terrier developed breathing issues which she passed from. I don't think it's breed specific, just something that happens to some dogs. If it's any consolation, I'm pretty sure my girl wasn't in pain.
    Last edited by elsien; 09-02-2018 at 11:53 PM.
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 10th Feb 18, 1:30 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:30 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:30 PM
    Sorry to read abut your dog.

    if you say where you are someone may be able to suggest a rescue.

    Or put 'dog rescue' or 'staffy rescue' and your county into Google and see of anything comes up.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 10th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    Many food banks also take donations of pet stuff, as their clients also have pets to feed. And some homeless support places will take dog stuff too.
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    • Soot2006
    • By Soot2006 10th Feb 18, 4:53 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 4:53 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 4:53 PM
    Many rescues are very grateful for donations, esp as they will often try to send dogs to their new home with some things of their own - a bed, blanket, etc ... Sorry for your loss.
    • tealady
    • By tealady 10th Feb 18, 6:57 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 6:57 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 6:57 PM
    Hi
    I am a moggy mum and have taken stuff to dog and cat rescues when my fur babies have passed.
    They have always been happy to accept food / blankets etc.
    Dogs can eat cat food but not the other way round (well not on a regular basis as cats need taurine in their food)
    If what you gave to donate is not suitable then I am sure they will say.
    Slightly off the wall her but for anyone who lives near Monkey World in Dorset please check out their lists of stuff they want, I was amazed by what their monkeys and apes can use.
    HTH
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    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 10th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
    That's a good idea. I've donated towels, blankets etc before and they were very grateful.
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