We don’t own our own kennels 

We don’t own our own kennels 

We rent kennel space from two established kennels, which we work closely with and have to follow a set process. 
 
In order for us to manage the situation and the limited number of spaces that we have, we need everyone asking us to re-home their dog to complete the Re-home Intake Form so that your dog can be placed on the waiting list for when a space becomes available. 
We cannot proceed unless you complete the form as we require the information requested, so the sooner you submit the form to us, the quicker we may be able to help. 
 
 

 Our Rescue Process  

 Our Rescue Process  

 
Once you have submitted the Re-home Intake Form we will ask for specific photographs of your dog and a copy of the vet history. 
 
Then, as soon as the kennels have confirmed that your dog is acceptable to them, we will arrange for an assessor to visit you and your dog so that we can check that he/she will be able to cope in a kennel environment and can be safely handled. 
 
It is important that we can meet the needs of your dog and that we do not place them in an uncomfortable situation that may result in causing the dog any additional issues. 
 
We will provide you with the assessor’s details so that a mutually convenient appointment can be made. 
 
There may be times and some circumstances where we will not be able to help, but we will let you know if this is the case. 
When we have all of the information needed, we will be in touch to advise you as to if, how and when we may be able to help. We also advise you to continue to contact other rescues to see if they can help sooner than we can, and/or that you consider the use of boarding kennels for your dog whilst you wait for a space to be offered by us or another rescue. 
 
Once we confirm that we are able to help, you will need to complete our Surrender Form to confirm that you wish to officially transfer the dog to us, and we’ll take good care of them from there, including transferring their microchip details to ourselves. 
 
The first step though is to complete the on line Re-home Intake Form as soon as possible, so we can start working together to help you and your Senior Staffy. 
 
 

Re-homing FAQs  

Re-homing FAQs  

 
Whilst we are predominately a kennel-based rescue, we do have foster homes available to us, and we work hard to match the right dog with the right long-term home. 
 
Therefore your dog does need to be at the kennels for a short period of time while we fully assess him or her and have them checked over by our vets. We will transfer the dog to a foster home as soon as we are able to, especially if they need serious medical treatment or are not coping in a kennel situation. 
 
We also have a waiting list of potential adopters, so your dog may not even have to be with us for very long. Only you can decide if this is a better option for your dog than your current situation, but either way we will take good care of your dog and ensure that their needs are met. 
We do not charge to take in your dog. However, if you would like to make a donation to enable us to continue our work we would be very grateful. 
 
All the dogs we take on are neutered, given up-to-date vaccinations, flea and worm treatments and are checked by our vets before they are rehomed. In addition, any known medical issues are treated, so this can be very expensive. 
We will do everything we can to help as soon as possible, but we do have to follow the set process and sometimes you will have to wait for a space to become available. However things can change very quickly. 
In some situations we may not be able to take your dog. We may not have space for them or they may need special support and training to help them overcome their fears and worries, which we may not be able to provide. For this reason, we may not be able to help or you may have to wait for a little longer for a space to become available so that we can ensure that we can meet their needs. 
There is a limit to the number of dogs we can take that have behavioural issues. If we do not think your dog will cope in kennels or if your dog is aggressive towards people, it is very unlikely that we will be able to help. We have a duty of care towards the kennel staff, volunteers and potential adopters, so we may not be able to take them at all. 
 
Note: It is important that we are told the truth about your dog, for the safety of the dog, our volunteers and potential adopters. If at a later date we find out that information has been withheld, which leads to a dog’s behaviour being totally unexpected (i.e.- aggressive towards people/animals or he/she attacks anyone), then we will not be held accountable. If as a result of information being withheld we are prosecuted, we will give out information as to the whereabouts of previous owners. 
Yes please do. We will ensure that these go with your dog to their new home. 
We are committed and pride ourselves on matching the right dog to the right new home. 
 
All potential adopters are home checked to ensure that they can meet the dog’s needs, and that the accommodation is suitable and the garden is secure. 
 
We also carry out a post adoption check-up 6 months after the adoption period to ensure that the dog is still safe, healthy and happy. 
 
We interview prospective adopters by asking relevant questions and obtain written proof that those living in rented accommodation have permission to home a dog. 
 
We offer full rescue back-up and will always take the dog back, at any time, should circumstances change. 
Yes, while your dog is in our care you can email us to request updates at any time. 
 
Once the dog is adopted and no longer in our care, we are unable to give you updates or the adopter’s details due to Data Protection regulations. 
If you think you have made the wrong decision, get in touch with us straight away. We’ll always act in the best interests of your dog, we will discuss with you why you wanted to rehome your dog in the first instance and what may have changed. 
 
When you give your dog to us you sign a legal document which makes us their legal owner and we take our legal duty of care very seriously, so we may not return your dog but we will discuss the reasons for this with you. 
 
Once the dog has been adopted though, there is nothing we can do to get them back as legal ownership will have been transferred to the new owner. 
Don’t be afraid to ask you can get in touch with us via our contact us button. 

 Wardens, Pounds & Other Rescues  

 Wardens, Pounds & Other Rescues  

 
If you are an organisation such as a dog warden, dog pound or another dog rescue organisation, we may be able to help. 
 
We will still ask for photographs of the dog in order for us to check that he/she will be acceptable to the kennels that we use. However rather than completing the re-homing intake form mentioned earlier, we do have a different form for completion which will sometimes avoid the necessity of arranging for an assessor to come and visit the dog. 
 
This form will need to be completed by someone who has actually had dealings with the dog in order to provide us with the best information available and to ensure that such information is up-to-date with regards to health issues, microchip details and checks 
 
If you are an organisation, please contact us in the first instance with a brief history of the dog, along with your details and we will send you the form/contact you to discuss the situation further. 
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