Essential Reading Prior to Your Application
Ready to home a rescue dog?
Are you ready to commit to welcoming a new family member now and all that entails in terms of time, patience, love and understanding? Is your home environment dog safe (fences etc) and are you allowed to have a dog if you live in rented property?
Are you open minded about breed because the more flexible you are the more likely it is that we will be able to find a match for you? If you do want a particular breed, have you researched its breed characteristics or, if you are interested in a particular dog, have you read their forum entry? Do you share our commitment to dog safety and compliance with dog laws? Link to our policies.
Our homing process is centred around our on-line Homing Questionnaire which is designed to find suitable homes meeting our stringent criteria and to minimise the risk of homing failure. Unfortunately, we can’t take calls or accept visits we simply don’t have the available resources to do so. Please treat us with respect we reserve the right to do what we believe to be in the best interests of our dogs which we understand may mean we disappoint you for which we apologise. We are sorry that we can’t provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants, we simply don’t have the time to do so and concentrate all our limited voluntary resources on homing our dogs.
When you are ready complete the homing questionnaire on-line and we will acknowledge receipt and vet your application to determine initial suitability. If your application passes our detailed checks including if we have suitable dog(s) you will be contacted to arrange an interview and answer your questions. If both parties agree you visit the kennels and meet appropriate dog(s) with your existing dog(s) if you have any. Depending how the meeting goes you will either be able to take the dog(s) home having completed the paper work and made the appropriate donation (current minimum donation is £200) or, occasionally, you may be asked back to build up a trusting relationship with the dog prior to homing.
We will provide on-going support via our on-line forum to help you settle in your dog and will also provide advice re diet etc. during the homing meet. We are totally committed to successful homing and will do all that we are practically able to help make it so.
We make a commitment to our dogs for life and in the event that a homing does not work out we will take the dog back. All we ask is that you have given the homing your very best shot.
Please note that if you have to return a dog to us your homing donation will not be refunded to you.