How Relinquishment and Adoption Works
Relinquishing Your Dog
It is upon the initial contact from someone who is considering signing over their dog to us that we start offering support during what can be a very emotional time. By talking through the problems, it sometimes transpires that actually, issues can be overcome, either by talking with our training specialist or thinking through how a particular problem can be resolved.
If it is decided that the best thing would be to sign the dog over to us we will deal with this as quickly as we can. We do not charge to take dogs in and all of our dogs are fostered in a loving environment in people's own homes. We only use kennels in emergencies or for dogs that are unsafe to put into a family environment. The fosterer can keep in touch with the owner with progress reports if the owner so chooses. However, we cannot divulge the details of the people who adopt from us.
All dogs are fostered in family homes so that we can make a truly independent assessment of the dog. If the dog has not been neutered already, we will have it done before it is rehomed. We will also ensure all dogs put up for adoption are vaccinated and microchipped.
If you feel you may need to give up your dog, please contact Lindsay or call her on 07842 458177
Adopting a Dog
Once a relinquished dog has been assessed in a foster home, and had any veterinary attention it may need, we look for a new owner whose application matches up with the dog. We consider every application, but the eventual home must match the requirements of the dog. We do not rehome dogs to the first person that comes along. Once the potential new family has been found we contact them with details of the dog. If they are interested we then put them in touch with the fosterer so that they can learn more about the dog. During this time we will also arrange for somebody to homecheck the potential adopters. If the homecheck is passed, and they like the dog, they can then go ahead and meet it. If the meeting goes well, they are given the opportunity to adopt the dog. All dogs available for adoption are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Doodle Trust is committed to the welfare of any dogs that come into our care, and endeavours to make a positive contribution to their lives, no matter what the circumstances. We aim to educate people about Doodles BEFORE they take the plunge, and are often called by people wondering about their suitability to own one of these lively, intelligent dogs.
If you would like to register an interest in adopting a dog from us, please complete our adoption enquiry form. If you would like to ask any questions about adopting, please contact Judy. We review all applications and will contact you if you have been selected as a possible home for one of our dogs.