Dog Rehoming Information
We ask that all our potential adopters come to the Sanctuary for a walk around to see first hand the many dogs we have; it is not possible to book any of our dogs over the phone.
You will meet your potential new companion with a member of staff or an experienced volunteer and at this stage an initial application form will be completed. We will request that there are further meets and greets with family members and/or other dogs in the household.
A home check is necessary and one of the team will need access to your home and garden, arrangements for this will be made by phone.
All successful applicants will be asked to pay an adoption fee which covers veterinary costs. You will need to bring a lead and collar/harness on the day of adoption.
All our processes are put in place to ensure your pet gets the best home possible and that everyone is ready for the responsibility pet ownership brings.
We offer the following rehoming advice in order that your pet gets the best start in its new home:
- Start with a routine
- Let the dog know where it will be fed, where the water bowls are and where it will sleep
- Ease the dog into family life with not too much stimulation on the first couple of days.
- Restrict visitors for the first few days to allow the dog to settle to its new environment
- Be aware of anything that might frighten or worry the dog and try to desensitise the dog in a calm and patient way.
Our staff are happy to offer advice and all new adopters have the opportunity to attend our socialisation event with our behaviourist to address any issues or concerns – we all aim to ensure our dogs have found their forever home.