Rehoming a dog with
SAINTS SLED DOG RESCUE
At SSDR we know giving a dog up is a hard decision to make and we aim to make the process that little bit easier in that we can give you confidence that:
ALL potential homes are vetted by an experienced volunteer and coordinator before any dogs are place.
You dog will receive any medical treatment required, no matter what.
All dogs are reassessed in their foster home for a minimum of 2 weeks.
We take in dogs of ALL AGES, no matter what.
We offer LIFE TIME rescue back up, no matter what.
We will find a home that suits A DOGS needs.
We will only look for a new home once a dog is ready and not before.
All dogs are re-homed by breed experienced staff members.
We offer online support 24/7, 365 days a year.
ALL DOGS ARE IMPORTANT TO US, NO MATTER WHAT!
FAQ ON REHOMING A DOG WITH SSDR
Q. WHAT IS THE REHOMING PROCESS?
1. We ask that your fill in a relinquish form for a dog you are looking to rehome, ensuring you give as much detail as you can about your dog and a background to why you are giving them up.
2. Once received, a member of the SSDR Coordinating team will be in touch to arrange an assessment on your dog. Due to relying on volunteers to carry out assessments there can be a short delay while your coordinator organises a time and date suitable.
3. Once assessed, your dog will be advertised via our website and social media pages with information about them to help find them a suitable foster home. ALL foster homes are matched based on the needs of the dogs, we unfortunately cannot guarantee the waiting for this.
4. When we find a placement for your dog, a member of the SSDR Coordinating team will be in touch to arrange the hand over of your dog. They may ask if you can help assist with transportation where needed.
Q. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR REHOMING?
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a time on when we will find a foster placement for your dog due to the high volume of dogs being relinquished into our care. We rely on volunteer foster homes but you will be advised as soon as a foster home is available.
Q. DO YOU TAKE MY DOG ON THE DAY OF ASSESSMENT?
We do not take dogs on the day of assessment, they will be placed on a waiting list until a foster placement becomes available.
Q. DO I GET TO KNOW WHERE MY DOG GOES?
No, we cannot disclose where your dog is going due to GDPR.
Q. CAN I CHANGE MY MIND?
Yes, you can change your mind to rehoming your dog at any point BEFORE a dog is handed over into our care.
Q. CAN I GET UPDATES OF MY DOG IN THE FUTURE?
You are welcome to email us email@example.com to get updates of your dog once they come into our care.
Q. CAN I GO SEE MY DOG ONCE IN YOUR CARE?
No, we do not allow dogs to be visited once leaving your care, this can be very distressing and confusing for the dogs.
Q. DO YOU TAKE DOG WITH BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES?
Yes, we do take dogs on who have behavioural issues and bite histories. We require FULL information on ALL issues and histories so we can place dogs into the right foster placement. Please bear in mind than withholding important information can put your dog and our staff/volunteers at risk so please be truthful when filling in their relinquish form, this will NOT go against the dogs chances of being rehomed by SSDR if we are able to help.
Q. MY DOG HAS MEDICAL PROBLEMS CAN YOU STILL TAKE THEM?
Yes, we take dogs in NO MATTER their medical history, we ask that you disclose full information on any dog with medical issues so we can place them into the right foster placement. You may be asked to send over your dogs veterinary history in order for us to continue with the care and treatment that your dog needs.
Q. MY DOG HATES OTHER DOGS CAN THEY BE REHOMED?
Yes, we can rehome dog who aren't dog friendly.
Q. MY DOG ISN'T NEUTERED OR VACCINATED DO YOU STILL TAKE THEM IN?
Yes, we take on unneutered and unvaccinated dogs into our care. We do ask that if you can donate towards their neutering and/or vaccination it is greatly appreciated as we are a non-profit rescue which relies heavily on donations from our supporters.
Q. MY DOG ISN'T A FULL SLED DOG DO YOU TAKE CROSS BREEDS?
Yes, we take in sled dog cross breeds.
Q. CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT YOUR RESCUE ONCE MY DOG IS IN YOUR CARE?
Yes you can! Any help with donations is HUGELY appreciate so we can continue supporting sled dogs in need.
Q. HOW DO I DONATE?
You can donate by following this link HERE!
Q. CAN I CONTACT MORE THAN ONE RESCUE TO REHOME MY DOG?
Yes, but please keep us updated if you are no longer looking for a forever home for your dog.