Rescue Pets and Advice
If you are considering adopting one of these dogs, please read the notes at the bottom.
“With the BBC documentary team revealing that one in three dogs bought in the UK are from puppy farms, it is more important than ever for more people to take on rescue to stop the trade in puppies.
Reputable rescue organisations will ensure that dogs are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before going home and will ensure that we help you to understand the huge commitment that you are about to take on. In the best interest of the dog and your family we try to ensure that you have taken your time to consider fully the impact that your new dog with have on your life and to ensure that you are able to provide for it’s needs including health, training and financial support.
Research, talk with each other and try to view it practically and not just emotionally, then you can step forward into dog ownership with commitment and energy knowing that together you can make the relationship work. “
Here are some of the rescue dogs we have on site. Please also view more of them on the RSPCA Westmorland (http://www.rspca-westmorland.org.uk ).
Locally there are also other rescue organisations including Animal Rescue Cumbria (http://www.animalrescuecumbria.co.uk). If you are keen on a particular breed you can also check breed rescue. (http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findarescue/Default.aspx )
Bourbon and Peter Rabbits
This is Bourbon(black female) & Peter(Fawn male) the rabbits.
They are a bonded pair and need to find a home together.
They have lived with children and are used to being handled.
They are both neutered and will be vaccinated before they go to their new home.
Their new home will need to match the RSPCA rabbit housing guidelines.
Buttons Baby Rabbit
Buttons was found locally in a garden. She was very tiny and very cold and needed treatment for fleas and worms. She has made a great recovery and has grown well. We are building her confidence with handling, but is now ready to go to her new home and be with someone able to be patient and kind whilst she learns about rabbit handling. She should have company either as a house rabbit with human company all day or with another rabbit or guinea pig. We hope this will also improve her confidence as she is a timid girl at the moment.
If you are interested in one of our rescues, you, your family and any other dogs you have should come and meet the rescue. If this is successful, then you may reserve the dog. At this point, we stop showing the dog to anyone else and organise a home visit. After a successful home visit, you may come and collect the dog.
Our policy is to ensure all dogs go home vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. All dogs have a home visit prior to leaving us and a follow up check approx. 6 weeks after rehoming. Where vaccination or neutering is not possible prior to leaving, we will follow up to ensure this happens as quickly as possible after re-homing. We ask for £150 towards our costs.
We ask when taking on any dog you anticipate the time required to build the relationship and support it’s training needs whilst it learns what is expected of it. It is normal to expect to have some level of housetraining and behavioural work with all animals, especially puppies. For this reason, we will not rehome to a family where the dog is left for long periods at home without company. If you are renting, we will need to see proof that your landlord has given you permission for that pet. If you share a house, we need commitment from all members of the household towards the animals future. The person who’s name appears on the adoption paperwork will be legally responsible for the animal and anything arising from that ownership and therefore must be over 18 and must be aware of the their legal responsibilities. See our page on responsible dog ownership.