Please be aware and consider the FAQs below before you contact us:
1.Our Rescue is located in the south of the UK and run by a very small team of volunteers, so we must act accordingly.
2. We save our dogs from UK council pounds through dog wardens when their seven days have passed. We are rarely able to take in dogs from the public. The demand is astronomical and our funds are sparse.
3. If you see a dog on the internet, social media, or 'free adverts' that needs help, please do not contact us. We know there are so many in need, but our rescue's books are always full with the dogs we take in from pounds.
4. If you are interested in rehoming one of our lovely dogs, please fill in our Homing Questionnaire. It is the first step in our rehoming process. We do not make exceptions. Please fill in the form linked above. A homing volunteer will contact you shortly.
5. If you are interested in fostering one of our lovely dogs, please be aware that we do not foster out specific dogs upon request. We also do not foster out dogs as a test for rehoming. We match dogs with their foster homes based upon the dog's needs and the fosterer's circumstances. If you think your family's circumstances are right for fostering, please fill in our Fostering Questionnaire.
6. If you are interested in walking our kennel dogs, please fill in our Volunteer Dog Walking Questionnaire. Volunteer Walkers must be aged 18 and older.
If you have considered the above, and you still wish to contact us, please use the Rescue Remedies Contact Form for general enquiries.
For information and interest, we thought we would list the 30+ pounds and other organisations we regularly work with to save stray and abandoned dogs:
Three Battersea Centres (intake from many London pounds); Brighton; Broxbourne; Carmarthen, Wales; Crawley; Croydon; Dagenham & Barking; Dartford; Derby; East Hertfordshire; Eastleigh; Fleet; Greenwich; Guildford; Hackney; Harrow; Kingston; Lancashire; Newport Wales; Norwich; Portsmouth; Princes Risborough (intake from 10 councils); Reigate & Banstead; Sheffield; Swindon; Tower Hamlets; Welwyn Garden City; and Winchester. Plus: UK-based Social Services; UK-based Police Kennels; UK-based Vets; UK-based commercial kennels, occasionally Irish rescues (we comply with pet passport/import laws); and rarely, dogs' own families.
Our rough estimate is that there are 100 dogs for every rescue place available. Does anyone know a more accurate statistic? More and more people are knocking on our door to hand over dogs, but don't offer anything further to us. They aren’t willing to transport; foster; donate towards Rescue and kennel costs; or fundraise for us.
As an example, we had one lady contact us, giving scarce details and her phone number, but when we called her, she said: 'nothing to do with me, I just alerted you.' We then found out that the dog in question had changed hands three times in a week and is still out of our reach to rescue. This is heartbreaking to watch and time-wasting for all.
Please be aware we can not stretch ourselves any further, our backs are literally breaking. The true way to help us is to step forward to foster or set up a standing order if you are not already playing a committed volunteer role in our rescue. Please search your hearts and do this to help the dogs we have now and the dogs we will rescue in the future. Thank you.
Rescue Remedies Contact Form, as well as Homing, Fostering and Volunteer Walker Questionnaires can be found here.
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