original post possibly corrupted or the title was unacceptable for some reason because the second post has produced the same result.
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Sorry about that. I have no idea why.
Finding a new dog is not as easy as it used to be.
Before, you could buy a local newspaper, go to the ads and find a variety of pets for sale under Pets and Livestock. That was how we found Barney and Maggie.
Now, local papers are once a week rather than daily, there is no Pets and Livestock page and everything is online. You can’t find anything.
Our local rescue centre is still not open to the public, and when I made enquiries at their charity shop, the lady said they aren’t keeping their website updated and the best thing is to leave a message on it and someone would contact us when a dog of interest would come in (us and twenty others).
I have sent off two messages on the internet, the first of which was very strange in their reply, simply, ‘Yes, I have a dog and have replied to your message.’
The second I am still waiting for a response, but had to open an account and although the Freeads messages are coming into my email, no reply from the guy I tried to contact.
To be honest, seeing pictures with horrendous prices attached is making me depressed and even those in our adjusted price range are on sites that appear dodgy. It’s ridiculous to ‘buy’ from a photo and we are definitely not going to pay money up front for an animal we have not seen from sources we don’t know.
Maybe the time isn’t right yet.