Our prime objective is to place dogs into caring and responsible homes.
People wishing to home a dog visit us with their own individual needs. Some are heart-broken at the loss of a beloved dog; others are new to dog ownership; some are very active; others pursuing a more sedentary life-style; some with young families; some who are lonely and are seeking a best friend.
Most just come with compassionate hearts and the wish to offer a home to an animal in need. We are careful to place the right dog in the right home, to ensure that the relationship is going to work for the happiness, health and benefit of all.
We interview all prospective new owners very carefully, assessing any previous history of pet ownership, facilities, life-style, short-term plans etc. and observe how they interact with the dog of their choice. The financial implications of dog-ownership are discussed, and we make the family aware of any special needs, behaviour patterns and character traits, which the dog may have.
If we are satisfied that a good home could be provided, and the client has selected the dog most appropriate for their circumstances, we arrange for a home visit to be undertaken.
We pride ourselves on the thoroughness and efficiency of our assessment process.
Our homing contract stipulates that in the event of the client being unable to keep their dog then they are returned to our care. The high standard of our assessments and home visits ensure that returns are kept to a minimum.
All of our dogs are neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated.
Every dog is visited regularly throughout their life to ensure that the placement has been successful and that both the dog and the family are happy and have no problems.
We also encourage adopters to contact us for help and advice whenever they need it and also to support our work in any way they can.
We do our utmost to ensure that every dog is homed to someone with whom they will spend the rest of their life.
We could home more dogs by being less thorough about matching the dog to the owner, but this would undoubtedly result in more being returned to our kennels.
This would restrict our intake of dogs who are in desperate need and would also be confusing and upsetting for the returned dog, making him/her more difficult to home a second time.