Rescue Centre Category: Dog Rescue Centres (All Breeds)
Stokenchurch Dog Rescue
SDR attempts to find suitable and loving homes for all the dogs in our care. Once a dog arrives at our rescue centre, it is given a medical assessment and any immediate treatment is provided. The dog will then stay in our newly refurbished isolation unit for 7-10 days to ensure it is fit and healthy. During this time, our staff are able to observe the dog during walks and socialisation to assess its temperament.
Among others, staff are looking to find out:
- Is the dog able to get on well with other dogs?
- Is the dog suitable to live in a house with children?
- Does the dog walk well on the lead?
- Will the dog be able to live in a house with a cat?
- Does the dog have any behavioural issues that a new owner would need to know about?
CARING FOR OUR DOGS
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, SDR has been able to refurbish its dog rooms and facilities over the past 6 years. We now have 41 bright, modern and comfortable dog rooms, with a variety of toys and comfortable bedding to make sure our dogs live in a relaxed and homely environment during their stay with us. Whenever possible, dogs are given a companion to provide company and all our rooms have an en suite patio area where the dogs can stretch their legs between walks.
All the dogs in our care receive the best food, each having a diet specifically prepared for their needs, and every dog receives a treat before the lights are turned off in the kennel areas at night. We also have a modern shower room to bathe our dogs on arrival and after muddy exercise!
SDR is located on the outskirts of Stokenchurch village, and volunteers are able to take our dogs out for walks in the local countryside every morning. In addition, we also have large outdoors exercise runs to ensure our dogs receive adequate exercise during their stay with us.
Once we have a better understanding of the dogs’ personalities and behaviour, we are able to put it forward for adoption to a new loving ‘forever’ home and its details are then listed on our website.
SDR places great emphasis on finding the correct family to adopt its dogs. Potential adopters can visit SDR to see the dogs available and are encouraged to build up a bond with the dog they have chosen, walking it and spending some time with it at SDR, before the dog is taken to its new home. Our staff check all potential new owners to ensure that we establish the perfect match between our dogs and their new forever homes.