All dogs that come into our care are vet checked and are given at least their first vaccinations. They also receive flea and worming treatment and when old enough all our dogs are microchipped.
We try not to have ‘hard and fast’ rules. Each application for every dog is considered on an individual basis using common sense and our experience. Age is not a barrier.
Time to spend with the dog (no dog likes long periods alone) and time for exercise, stimulation and training.
Good quality food, inoculations, flea and worm treat and ongoing vet bills and/or insurance premiums.
If your dog has or develops a problem, are you happy to work with your dog to resolve it?
If the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES then the next stage is to select the dog or dogs you are interested in and fill in our online Adoption Enquiry Form, press a button and it goes through to us very quickly. We will notify the foster carer and ask them to contact you to discuss the dog in more detail and arrange for you to meet up.
If the foster carer is happy that the two of you will become good friends your home will be visited to ensure your garden is secure; we will also require a reference from your existing vet. A non-returnable donation fee is requested as a contribution to the costs incurred by us whilst the dog has been in our care. Donation fees vary as they are subject to the breed, age and the health of the animal but the Foster Carer will be able to tell you the donation for the dog that you are interested in adopting.
There are many reasons why a dog is in rescue and sometimes the dog can come with no history. Allow your new dog a couple weeks to settle into their surroundings, this will give them time to get used to a routine in their new home and start to build a bond with you.
The first night in an unfamiliar environment can be scary, so here a few pointers to help make the transition into their new home less stressful.
If a dog has been living in a kennelled environment for a long time, they may not know how to be clean in the house or they just may never have been taught.
Here are some points to help with house training:
Children and dogs can have a loving and rewarding friendship, but here are some pointers to remember when introducing the new dog to children.
The right nutrition is very important in a dog’s life, providing the right nutrition will help the dog physically and mentally. Diet can be a minefield as there are so many companies claiming their food is the best.
Some diets contain sugars and can be high in cereals which can cause hyperactivity, aggression and a diet high in cereals can lead to digestion problems resulting in loose stools or worse diarrhoea and vomiting or both. If you have any concerns with diet, speak to a canine nutritionist or your vet.