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UK dog shelters have unreasonably high demands
  1. Rob Pilsworth
  1. Pelham House, The Street, Gazeley, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8RD
  1. email: rob.pilsworth{at}

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The recent research article on the importation of rescue dogs into the UK1 missed one common reason why owners choose to adopt from abroad, and that is the ‘preciousness’ of some of our dog rescue centres in the UK.

My wife and I recently lost both of our dogs within a year of each other, both aged 13 and of natural causes. At the age of 66 we were debating whether it was fair to take on another dog, but life without one seemed unsettling, given that we had owned dogs our entire lives. We therefore decided to …

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