We have compiled some recently asked questions.
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However, in order to rehome to families with children, we must ensure everyone’s safety: therefore dogs must demonstrate safe living with children prior to adoption
This can be really variable! It depends largely on each individual applicant and dog. However, on average, from application, to dog in home, 2-3 weeks.
Please only apply if you are ready to accept a dog immediately.
Applications wanting a dog in ‘x amount of time’ will not be accepted
As of 2022, all dogs from abroad are tested for;
Yes. All dogs must have the basic vaccinations prior to adoption
Yes, if they are above 1 year old
Yes. All homes must undergo a homecheck stage in order to discuss the logistics of having a dog in your home. Individual dogs may have increased needs for their environment (such as flight risk dogs)
Charity number: 1194902
All dogs are placed into foster care for assessment of their needs and personalities. How long a dog stays in foster care largely depends on
how they assess. Some dogs we feel need longer due to issues that arise.
However; we cannot guarantee that some behaviours are not seen in certain environments, and cannot be responsible if a latent behaviour lays dormant in an animal.
Dogs may undergo training whilst in foster care. Usually the basics such as house and lead training are covered, but not always. Please note our foster carerers are not responsible for training your dog, only to assess them. Any training needs you may need for your home, will be your responsibility to train (such as being allowed on, or off the sofa)
1.5 hours drive from our behaviourists home in Bristol
No. All of our team are volunteers
No. We do not have one individual centre! We operate a foster network. Our dogs are in loving homes across the South West region.
Yes. When we need to, this may be because a dog has special needs that we cannot currently meet in any of our foster homes: we endeavour to place all of our kenneled dogs into foster care ASAP!
Yes. All of our adopted dogs are welcomed back with us at any time. However, whether they can be placed into foster care, largely depends on the availability we have at the time.
Yes. Please see our section on ‘need to rehome your dog’
Adoption fees are as follows;
£400 for dogs under 9 years
£300 for dogs over 9 years
+£10 for microchip registration
This is inclusive of the following;
Health check (which may be in the UK or abroad)
5 weeks free insurance
Lifetime behaviour support from the charity
Trial periods are offered on a discretionary basis. Not all dogs will be accepted to be had on trial. If a trial period is advised, a £100 non refundable deposit is payable on collection/drop off.
Yes, and in fact this is compulsory!
No. In the event a dog is returned, further adoption fees will go towards helping to maintain the rescue and services we provide.
An impossible question to answer! Every dog will require patience and unconditional love to settle in a brand new environment. Some dogs take months to fully decompress. Please heavily consider the commitment you’re undertaking. We strongly advise anyone who is considering adopting one of our dog’s to read ‘Before you Adopt'.