Rescue Centre Category: Dog Rescue Centres
We are very small and don’t have paid staff, offices or a call centre just a few dedicated volunteers processing applications and liaising with families. Because we have such limited resources we are internet based and we can only accept dog enquiries via our Homing Questionnaire which gives us the basis to discuss appropriate dogs. Each of our dogs has its own thread on our forum which members add to with updates on its life with us including lots of pictures and videos taken on walks, days out and in foster homes. These threads provide detailed information about the dog and insights into their character for people to view and they provide vital information for members of the public to make informed homing choices. We currently have around 2660 members and we maintain their confidentiality on our forum by them choosing an alias to use as their forum name.
We have this website and four satellite websites www.terrierrescue.co.uk, www.staffierescue.co.uk, www.rescueremedies.co.uk/patterdale-terrier-rescue/, www.rescueremedies.co.uk/american-bull-dogs/. that we have built ourselves and which focus on specific breed types. We currently run at a loss and we have no paid staff. . . Relax and browse our websites, they are full of information, tips and guidance to help you in finding your dog, helping your dog find its new home or offering you the opportunity to help homeless dogs.
Our whole reason for being is to find homes for as many rescue dogs as we can providing them with care and love while they are waiting however long that takes. As a rescue we have chosen to focus on breeds that are notoriously difficult to re-home because of the bad press they have received. We see the reality behind the hype that these dogs are not inherently bad but have often been very badly treated and many are frightened lost souls when they come to us. In our considerable experience with time, love, patience and understanding these dogs can and do make wonderful pets despite the terrible start in life some have endured at people’s hands.
Our dogs come first in all that we do and we aim to provide a caring professionally run rescue that is largely self funded. We try not to discriminate adversely in terms of age, health, disability or breed type. We will take dogs on first and work out how to pay later. We are so grateful for the support we receive from so many people in so many ways. We have nothing in the bank … we live from month to month in hope. We do not have the luxury of time to keep in touch or follow through as we would wish, but are delighted to hear from our friends. We are always meeting the demands of the next dog needing our help. The key principals we excel in are accepting dogs with more difficult backgrounds. We are not so interested in ‘numbers’ i.e. coming forward for the easy to home dogs.
We place our dogs in good homes which should provide them with stability for the rest of their lives. We apply in-depth scrutiny in vetting our homes and do not sacrifice our principals in the face of stress and adversity. We offer enduring support as required and “back- up for life” to our dogs. If you home one of our dogs you are our friend for life!