Some of the dogs we see when going through the process of rescuing them are often in horrendous states and very close to being put to sleep, simply because they have been at the shelter for too long. These dogs are often scared, mistreated and vulnerable. When it comes to re-homing our dogs, we do not rush into finding them a home straight away because we like to take our time getting to know the dogs and their personalities, plus we have a process in which they are quarantined for approximately 3 weeks. During the 3weeks quarantine process, the dogs have a thorough assessment with our vet to highlight any health conditions, both obvious and underlying, that may need to be treated. They have 5 part blood tests to ensure they do not have any problems, such as heart worm and leishmaniasis, as well as starting their training programme.At the end of the 3 weeks and once we are sure the dogs are in good health, they are introduced to the rest of the “gang” and we start to rebuild their confidence by going for long walks, encouraging them to play with the other dogs and setting a home life routine for them. We get the dogs used to a normal home environment by allowing them access to the main house and garden throughout the day. Individually we take them out to allow them to socialise with the outside world in a calm and controlled way, so that they can get used to new people and new surroundings. This helps them get used to living a normal happy dog’s life again.
In short, our main aim is to rescue vulnerable and weak dogs so that we can help them be a confident, happy dog again with their forever family.