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Hi there and a big thank you for visiting our site. I'm Dan, the ugly one sitting alongside my erstwhile faithful furry companion Lucy (Who was definitely the brains and looks of the outfit) and now, introducing Cilla here on the right, we are the face and cold wet nose behind Choosing A Dog Made Easy.

It is our mission to promote responsible dog ownership and help you find the perfect doggy companion for your own lifestyle, and to promote a sense of community here for the future well being of all our dogs.

I’m a lifelong sentimentalist ( I still have all my teddy bears at 45!) and animal lover, going back to my childhood where I grew up with a menagerie of cats, guinea pigs, tortoises and assorted myriad of other crawling creeping chirruping beasties that just happened by.

The one thing I always wanted desperately however was a dog, but alas growing up in the big city with a full time working single parent mum it was not to be. Ironically I learned my first lesson in dog ownership early, before I even had a dog, which was, that it would be irresponsible to leave a dog home alone all day whilst we were out at school and work.

It wasn’t until adult hood that circumstances came together and dog ownership became a possibility, I’m ashamed to say when choosing the right dog for our own lifestyle we didn’t really take very much into consideration beyond the fact that we wanted to offer a rescue dog a forever home and that my partner had once had a Jack Russell Terrier as a little girl!.

Fortunately everything worked out on the dog front, as this is where 14 years ago Lucy entered into our life. A year old Jack Russell barely out of puppy hood who was so cute to behold that our neighbour dubbed her the Kate Moss of the Dog World!

Lucy had been abandoned by her former owners after a marital break up and was a resident of the Meyhew Animal Rescue Centre when we first met her, she grew up to be the most beautiful family dog (though not without issues) and was absolutely fantastic with our two young boys.

Alas, Lucy is no longer with us having passed away in June 2015, and though she is sorely missed we have been able to adopt another rescue puppy, Cilla a gorgeous bouncy year old Lab-collie cross to help me with the running of this site.

Why I built this site

It was Lucy, my subsequent experiences with her and the voluntary work I used to  do at my local dog rescue shelter that first  gave me the inspiration to start this website.

I saw so many dogs who were given up for adoption simply because their original owners didn’t know what they were getting into. I remember our own blind enthusiasm somewhat shamefacedly when choosing Lucy and hope that in some small way I am helping to keep at least one future puppy from going through the pain of abandonment.

I passionately believe that if you really want a dog, and you really love dogs then you should always look to adopt one from a rescue centre first rather than buying one from a breeder or pet shop. So many are just abandoned each year and euthanized simply because they are unwanted, it’s an absolute tragedy.

Thanks for taking the time to read our story, writing this website has been a real inspiration to me and hopefully provides some helpful advice to you and others, please feel free to contact us or engage in some of the discussion topics, if you have a any questions please don’t be afraid to ask and it goes without saying that if you like this site and think it may be useful to others, then I would be very grateful if you shared/linked my pages.

Thanks and good luck with choosing your dog.

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