Rehoming FAQ's

Our FAQs will help you find out more about rehoming one of our dogs.

PLEASE NOTE: Rehomed dogs may or may not have completed training and are strictly only rehomed as pets and not as Guide or Assistance Dogs. They should not be considered as a support for any child or adult who has additional needs. They also do not have any access rights.

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Keep in mind that our dogs have been withdrawn for a reason and will have behaviour or medical issues.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 If a pup is withdrawn from our training programme, the pup will have very basic obedience training.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 new collar, lead, head collar and a nylabone. We will also supply you with 2 weeks worth of food.

Is there a cost to rehome a dog?

There is no set fee but a donation of €500 towards the charity will help us to recover the costs of vaccinations, neutering, microchipping as well as any training that your dog has had up to the time that it was withdrawn.

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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