Written on: 03/11/2012
I was a member of dog pages for many years, ok there were many things about it I disliked, but it was useful to me when I became a dog owner and I did learn a lot, so I persevered and tried to let the petty squabbles and cliques go over my head. Eventually the inevitible happened and I disagreed with one of the "in crowd", believe me that is just not done! I was an outcast after that, and when I also began posting on another dog forum, I had my posting rights taken away. No explanation,... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2012
I used to love Dogpages. It was one of the best resources for positive training and somewhere rescues could post dogs and people could enquire freely. Then it went down hill. Rescues stopped posting their dogs and went over to dogsblog, were told they could not post, you weren't allowed to post links to oldies club or lost dogs. I asked a moderator why, was told the owner wouldn't allow it and the moderators had asked why in the past and been told it was his rules. Some blame the moderating... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2012
i applied to adopt a shih tzu.i was refused because my 2 little girls were not spayed.i could not understand this how would this afect the one i wanted to adopt.the implecation was i was a breeder.not true.my dogs are my babies and are spoilt rotten.however i did rescue another little yorkie from a bad situation,a boy.so i did have to get them spade and neutered because we didnt want litters.the male dog was not house trained and was terified he is still a little timid but has turned out to... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2012 by flunky
Dogpages.org.uk is run like a dictatorship. Messages are censored and edited by the forum owner The forum owner Reads the members Personal or Private Messages Members are banned for no apparant reason, often just for having an opinion that is different to the forum owner Those that question the actions of the forum owner become the target of abusive messages I was Banned from Dogpages, To this day I have No Idea Why When I attempted to ask the forum owner why I was banned I was sent a very... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2012
This used to be an extremely busy board, but it's all a bit same old, same old now. Most of the chat going on in the section of forum you pay have to pay for. Many of the good rescues have left or are no longer allowed to post there, as have members who express opinions that huff or offend the sensibilities of the Mods or their friends. Okay I guess, if you want to pay to chat in private area of an online forum? But why bother when better and less cliquey, more free thinking dog forums... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2012
A 'moderator' on dogpages recently posted the following: \"Just a reminder that those people who decide that this board is not the right place for them, for whatever reason, and who publicly announce that they are leaving the board are always respected by the Moderating team. The account is not deleted, because we don't delete accounts due to this requiring the database to be purged of associated posts, but we put the account on preview which prevents posts being displayed. Of course if... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2011
Mods who only allow their opinions - bullies, nutters and fluffy tree huggers - I have never met so many deranged dog owners on one forum. There are members like Samara who are mean, nasty and cause so much trouble. I hated the way the behaved - like a bunch of predators. Sad, sad people whose key interests are not helping dog - it's furthering their own ability to spout complete nonsense. Dont waste your time/energy! (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2011
The Dog Pages site is full of egos. A site that if you don't agree with them they remove you. A site ran by a guy who will remove posts when people are defending themselves, so all you ever see is negitive reviews about rescues,trainers even dog magazines. A forum should help people not continuly attack and should allow both sides of the story. I would warn anyone coming across this site not to believe anything that is written on it (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2011
I was banned from this site for basically not supporting the cliquey and elite views. If you voice an opinion and post what they are saying may actually be wrong or misleading, the same old posters come back at you with vengeance. In fact I have had my account cancelled twice. I registered a while ago and I posted on the forum to ask where the money goes for those who have a sponsored membership. My post was removed and then so was I ? The site seems to be run by dog trainers and if your... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2011
I was put on review. This is like being banned because none of the posts you make are ever allowed onto the site. Why was this done to me? Because I mentioned a rescue they did not support. Thats it. I had previously used DP successfully to privately rehome a dog. I had never had any problems before, never been in fights or anything. I simply put up a post requesting help for this rescue and was put on moderation. When I complained I was spoken to in a rude and abusive manner and then... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2011
Its Ok... but like everything else you have to realise the limitations. A lot of rescues seem to have stopped posting their dogs, and they are all on dogs blog anyway.
The one thing that really confuses me tho is the money thing. Why does it cost so much to run their servers or pay for the forum? I know big forums I'm on in the States which are still free and cost a hell of a lot less to run which have a million members and huge databases attached. DogPages raised loads of money a few years... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2011
Fantastic forum with lots of friendly helpful people :-) (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
I have been a member of Dogpages for several years and have used the forum for general chat, advice and as a rescue organisation. I have not found it to be rude or intimidating, the mods are generally fair and I don't think close threads or block posts without good reason.
I think a good place to find small private rescues and a new dog (the rescues that advertise on there are also checked by their peers, not all rescues are good sadly) as well as good advice about using positive... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2010
This site is cliquey and full of bullies.
I was "banned" from this site and just as the supportive review from a rescue worker who is no doubt part of the clique states, its not actually a "ban" but they put you on a "review" which means they read your posts before allowing them on the board BUT never allow them on the board.
My misdemeanor was to not support their preference for a particular dog trainer and I was severely attacked by popular memebers of the board..the clique. When I... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2010
I find Dog pages just the most awful site, if you dare to have an opinion different to theirs, you are in trouble, if you dare to question their views, you are in trouble, your post will be locked and thats an end to it!! I think it has the potential to be great,lots of rescues can get their dogs on one site and therefore stand a good chance of finding their dogs a home BUT it is ruined by the little people that have discovered they have power (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2010
Great place to mix with other dog owners, discuss problems and welfare issues. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2010
Cut out all the chatter, all the politics and the declining number of Rescues actually posting dogs needing homes these days on Dogpages and head straight for www.dogsblog.com.
Dogsblog is a wonderful resource focused entirely on rehoming dogs. No chatter forums, no arguments, no hassle, just hundreds of dogs from hundreds of Rescues needing homes. Easy to view, use and find that perfect canine for your famil. Perfect! "Bring joy, adopt a Dog", try Dogsblog ;-)
Written on: 10/01/2010
In a few words this site is child hating, cliquey and very off putting to a first time dog owner.
The attitude of some posters is unbelievable and while you do indeed get some disagreements and cliqueyness on other sites I have never seen it to the extent it is shown on DP.
Written on: 16/11/2009
Dog Pages is a fantastic resource for dog owners, people looking for a dog, and rescues. Yes-there are cliques-there are on any website, and yes-people get banned-BUT, many of the people who claim to have been banned-were not actually banned, but put on preview-which is NOT being banned!
I've used other site-and to be honest, most just don't work for me, as a person involved in rescue. The sheer number of people who use this means I can rehome dogs faster. This means I can help rescue more... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2009 by collieflowergermanshepherdess (1 review written)
Again, as said above, unless you agree to their views, opinions and tactics, you are very much slammed.
Have beenn a member for over 5 years and I dared last night to ask about e collars and their uses for training dogs to stay away from snakes.
My parents liven in Cyprus, and they once used a snake poison bait trap, one of their dogs sadly died eating it.
I just felt that by Lass dying this way was a darn site crueller than using a low e collar.
Ooo how dare I?
In temper at being... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2009
Dogpages is aimed at those involved in rescue or those who have rescue dogs. For advice and help the members are ok but if anyone dares to criticise the forum in any way the thread is locked immediately. The author is told to move on if they are not happy when in fact criticism isn't always a bad thing.
A huge problem with the site is that most members 'baby' their dogs to varying extents. I have a dog, he is a part of our family but he is a dog and is treated as such. We choose to have... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009
On the whole Dog Pages is a good site which offers good advice. BUT I have seen at least two regular posters hounded off the forum in the last few months because they dared to voice an opinion that was not agreed with. It can be very cliquey and opinionated and the members are quick to leap to conclusions about a person when they might not know the full story. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008
I really like the dogpages website and forums and it does so much for rescue dogs etc. However, I have one bug bear.
They recently raised money to improve their server for the forums. They said any money raised would go towards this so you wouldn't get a 'server busy' message and members could use the search facility.
Unfortunately a few months on it seems you still cannot use the search facility unless you are a paid sponsor member or a moderator.
I think this was very misleading to the... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2008
I do not recommend Dog Pages. When I didn't do exactly as I was told I was banned without any warning yet as far as I am aware. I was a rescue who posted on a rival forum and got banned as far as I am concerned because my name was replaced with a libelous message. I was asked to donate towards running costs but no accounts will ever be made available telling me where this money has gone. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2008 by jojo2121
The Dog Rescue section of Dogpages has a fairly comprehensive section of Rescues and their associated dogs looking for new homes. As a result it provides quite a good snapshot of animals available for re homing up and down the country. Thus it is a good starting point for anyone interested in either finding out their nearest Rescue (although defiantly do a GOOGLE search too as Dogpages isn't quite as comprehensive as it used to be), or those at the 'nearly interested stage' and would like to... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2007 by sjmoore (1 review written)
Super site, with super people, great place to seek advice and search for your new four legged friends! (read more)
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