Rehoming FAQ's

Are all the dogs neutered before they are rehomed?

Yes. All of our dogs are neutered before being placed in their forever homes, unless they are too young or for any medical reason that they can’t be put under sedation.

 Are the dogs well-trained/behaved?

Keep in mind that our dogs have been withdrawn for a reason and will have behaviour or medical issues. All of our dogs will have some form of training. If a pup is withdrawn from our training programme, the pup will have very basic obedience training. Every dog is different and will therefore have different personalities and temperament. Some dogs in advanced training can still be very boisterous and dogs that have just entered training can be very advanced and mature already.

How long can I keep the dog before fully adopting him/her?

The trial period is 2 weeks but if you need more time then that can be arranged. However, we can only supply you with 2 weeks worth of food so if a longer trial period is needed, then you will have to source the food yourself.

What do I need to get before I bring the dog home?

Every dog that we rehome will have a brand new collar, lead, halti/gentle leader and a nylabone. We will also supply you with 2 weeks worth of food.

What is the difference between a pet and a Companion Dog?

A Companion Dog acts as a companion for someone who either has a disability- physical or mental. They are more calm, placid and well-behaved than a pet dog. However, a Companion Dog does not have any access rights to shopping centres, restaurants or cinemas etc.

What is an Ambassador Dog?

An Ambassador Dog is a dog that will still be apart of our organisation by attending fundraising events around the country or within it’s local area. You still have full ownership of the dog and are fully responsible for the dog’s health and welfare and also for all the financial aspects.

How long does it take to get a dog?

This is impossible to say. To get a perfect match we place dogs in homes that are suitable for that particular dog. You might be on the list for two weeks, two months or two years and there is no guarantee that you will get a dog. After two years your name will be taken off the list to make room for other applicants to give everyone an equal chance of getting a dog from us.   

Luke & Kain

Luke is still non-verbal but when I see him smiling down at Kain it shows me he doesn’t need words to express how happy he is.

Kim & Jango

Meeting Jango was one of the best moments of my life. He’s a beautiful big cuddly dog with the personality to match. From the moment I met him I knew we were going to be best buddies.

Shauna & Esme

When I needed a hand, I found a paw.

Conor & Quelda

When Conor is with Quelda he smiles and is comfortable being out and about which is such an amazing gift – we never leave home without her. She has changed all of our lives.

Aran & Buttons

Being a Guide Dog Owner is such a privilege and positive experience. Buttons has enhanced my life in so many ways and I will always be grateful for that.

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