WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A HOME
All applicants who are matched with one our dogs can
expect to receive a visit from one of our home visitors. These visits generally take place prior to any formal
adoption or fostering.
Please be reassured that the home visit is not a
test but it is a very important part of our rehoming process
that ensures our dogs will be cared for in a safe, secure and
It is also an opportunity to meet a member of our team who can
give first-hand guidance on any issues or queries you may have.
Our home visitors will check the security of your
garden and may talk to you about your lifestyle.
This is because all dogs deserve a home where:
They are not normally left on their own for more than four hours.
They have the company of at least one person who may be at
home for most of the day.
The garden is safe and secure with, ideally, a 5’ fence or wall.
A home that has previously enjoyed the
company of a Labrador or a dog of a similar size/temperament
or that has prior
experience of successfully rehoming a rescue dog is a
distinct advantage for the dogs in our care.
We are always looking for
caring homes for older dogs over the age of 9 years and
those with ongoing medical problems. Labrador Welfare
will assist with the cost of veterinary
fees for these dogs under our
lifetime foster or
sponsor dog schemes.