WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T EXPECT
- Although every dog owner likes to think their dog is perfect, the simple fact is that there is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ dog. So, when you adopt or foster one (or two!) of our dogs, you
can’t expect them to be ‘perfect’ from day one.
- As part of the matching process that all adopters and foster carers go through, you
can expect to be given as much information as is known about the dog’s previous history and behaviour. You
can also expect us to flag up any
known or apparent issues or foibles so that you can
make an informed decision as to whether or not to
accept an invitation to meet the dog at kennels and
subsequently proceed with the re-homing process.
- It is a fact that not all dogs that come to us for rehoming have had the benefit of good, effective training and this will become apparent when you visit the kennels to meet the dog you have been matched with. You
can therefore fully expect to have
to put both time and effort into training or even
re-training any dog you are invited to meet and
subsequently decide is the right one to share your
- You can expect our Rehoming Team to take great care in ensuring the right match is made between a dog and any potential new owner or family before a formal re-homing or lifetime foster arrangement takes place. As such you
can expect to be visited by one of our Home Visitors before you welcome a new addition to your home.
- As a new owner or foster carer, you
can expect the Rehoming Team to contact you 24 hours after you have introduced the dog to its new home and again approximately 2 weeks later to follow up on how the dog is settling into its new life and routine. You
can also expect one of our Home Visitors to undertake a follow-up visit once your dog has been settled with you for at least 12 months.
- All adopters
can expect to rely on our Rehoming Team
for as much or as little support as is needed or
wanted. The team may contact you from time to time
to hear about how your dog is enjoying their new
life with you and are available to provide support
or advice whenever you need it.
- All foster carers
can expect to have regular contact with the
Rehoming Team who will be in touch more frequently
to offer assistance and support to enable our older
dogs to continue enjoying a comfortable retirement
in their new homes.
Should you proceed to adopt or foster one of our dogs, you
can fully expect us to support you and the dog for the rest
of its natural life.