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Re-homing a rescue dog.
Here at www.TheDogDirectory.co.uk we believe there are too many good dogs in recue centres across the country. Thatís why we offer free listings on our site, we try our best to encourage all the rescue centres across the UK to use our site so potential new owners can view the dogs available for re-homing. We would also urge anyone wishing to own a new dog to consider a rescue dog; some dogs have had terrible starts to their lives and would benefit from a loving caring owner where they can continue their life in comfort.
Rescue or second chance dogs, are dogs that have had previous owners. It is not the dogís fault that they are in a rescue centre, normally the previous owners have taken on more responsibility than they can handle. People need to realise and be educated that dogs are for life, they are a huge part of your life and a massive responsibility. They also take up lots of time, they need constant attention in the form of exercise, grooming, feeding and playing with. Some people would say they are more demanding than children.
The aim of every dog rescue centre is to find the dogs a new, happy home and environment where they can spend the rest of their lives. Most centres will have a procedure to make sure you and your family are compatible with your potential new best friend. Some centres will also arrange a home visit to check your property, inside and out.
The costs of re-homing including kennelling and veterinary care can be high and most organisations will ask for a contribution from you of between £70 and £120 when adopting a dog. This will often include ID chipping, inoculations and neutering or a voucher for neutering, most centres will offer ongoing advice and help throughout the dogís life. Most of the dogs at the centres will be 6 months +, although from time to time puppies do require re-homing. There is normally a wide range of breeds and cross breeds. Unlike having a puppy most rescue dogs come housetrained and benefit from being a little older Ė the chewing your sofa stage is often a thing of the past. These dogs just need a happy family and in return they can give you 100% of their love and affection.
So before you buy any dog, always consider a rescue dog.