Rehome Your Dog
There is a massive tragedy unfolding here and many thousands of dogs will lose their lives because of human greed and stupidity.
Rescues have now reached crisis point in the UK and all rescues are currently inundated with requests to rehome dogs. In many cases these dogs are relatively young and due to inadequate training, boundaries and guidance are reactive towards dogs and people. In some instances, they come with a bite history. It is virtually impossible for us to rehome these dogs. Many applicants aren’t prepared to or aren’t experienced enough to take on a dog with these issues. Often if they have the experience, visiting grandchildren for example, may make taking on a dog with these issues very difficult. As a result, these dogs are ending up in kennels with little chance of finding a home willing to give them a chance. Our kennel fees are astronomical and we no longer have the funds coming in to cover these fees which is eating into our reserves.
If you take on a dog at any age, it is a commitment for the duration of their life. If the dog displays behaviours that you are not happy with, it is your responsibility as a dog owner to put in the required work. Let’s be honest, this is often due to us not putting in the required work and expecting our dogs to behave perfectly and make good choices without us ever showing them how.
This may be done by reaching out to a qualified behaviourist or trainer and even if you get professional help, you will still need to put in the work in terms of putting what you have learned into practice, and by repetition.
Dogs are sentient creatures; they are not disposable. They are not there until you meet a partner, or until you move away, get a new job or your relationship breaks down. They are for life. Along the way this seems to have been forgotten.
There are more dog walkers, doggy day care and home boarders out there than ever before supporting you to ensure your dog isn’t left for long periods.
Would you get rid of a child if they weren’t behaving? Dogs are family and deserve the time and commitment you would put into any family member. If you don’t think that’s the case, don’t get one.
We can help with a list of approved trainers and give advice to help you work with your dog but sadly are not in a position currently to take in anymore dogs.
Do the right thing by your dog and get help. They would do anything for you, so we think they deserve the same.