This is Rocco a five and a half year old Dog De Bourdeaux who has just come in. Poor Rocco has had quite a traumatic life with his first owners leaving him with someone while they went on holiday and did not want him when they came back so the lady kept him till she had to go into hospital and left him with the current owner who once again kept him when the lady could not have him back. Problem was he lived in a flat and worked 24/7 and it was not fair on Rocco. He reluctantly because of this decided to ask us to take him. He is a big strong boy who needs a DDB experienced home where some one is home most of the time and understands them. He seems fine with other dogs but I do not know about children or cats.
All of the dogs that come through our doors go through a period of assessment and medical treatment as required, this will enable us to discuss with you the current needs of the dog.
By default the dog will be:
- Assessed by our Vet
- Wormed, treated for flees.
- (where necessary) on appropriate medication.
For guidance only:
We advise you spend time with the dog. Please be aware that it's personality will change over time as they/you interact.
You will be asked to complete a pre adoption/home check form.
When we have received this we will make contact with you and arrange a home visit, where we will verify your home check paperwork.
You will then be asked to complete the adoption paper work and you will need to sign the declaration to say that you accept the terms and conditions.
If at any stage in the adoption process, we feel that the situation is not right for our dog, you may be turned down. We don't have regimented rules on what homes are suitable.
If you decide to adopt one of our dogs we ask for an adoption fee of £175 - £200 (to cover some of our costs), this depends on the age and breed of the dog.
Sometimes we have older dogs looking for homes which we lovingly call our ‘doggy pensioners’ and for these dogs we ask for a reasonable donation. Older dogs make wonderful pets.