Reasons For Rescue
Lets start at the very beginning. THINK before you get a dog. Can you absolutely commit long term to the time you would need to devote, the money you would need to have to look after the dog, including vet bills ( ) and the need to anticipate planned changes to your family circumstances? Do you believe that a dog is a part of your family? If any answer is no, then the answer is simple – DON’T GET ONE!!!
Below you will find the common reasons why dogs end up in Rescue and our responses to those “reasons”.
Rescues are supposed to be about helping dogs whose owners genuinely can't look after their dogs. For example, if someone is seriously ill or has passed away. We should not be here for irresponsible owners. Every time we take one of those dogs, we cannot help people who really need our help.
If you purchased a dog from a breeder or adopted from a rescue, then your first port of call is to ask them to take it back. ALL responsible breeders and Rescues will do this. So, before you buy or adopt, check their policy.
Finally, we end where we began. If you cannot absolutely commit long term to owning a dog, DO NOT GET ONE!!
Reason for Rehoming
I/we work long hours
We are having a baby
I am divorcing/splitting up and I can't take the dog
I/we can't afford the vet bills
My dog has become aggressive
My dog is destroying my house
The owner has died or is seriously ill
My dog keeps "humping" people
I/we are moving abroad
My circumstances have genuinely changed beyond my control
Our Typical Response
Get a dog walker
Something you should have anticipated
Go to a good dog behaviourist
Dogs need time committed to them and need stimulation or they become bored and often destructive. Also see above
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Always have your dog neutered
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