PLEASE READ THE ADOPTION PROCEDURES BEFORE APPLYING TO ADOPT
Rehoming Policies & Procedures
We will look at each individual dog and each individual home prior to rehoming, to ensure each dog is homed to the right family for them. Providing the information you have given on your application form is ok, we will then arrange a homecheck where one of our representatives will visit you at your home to discuss your circumstances etc.
Our main concern is OUR DOGS, we are looking for loving forever homes for our rescue dogs, so this means many questions will be asked to ensure you are the right type of home for them. We ensure that all dogs are assessed before rehoming to get to know them and their temperaments/personalities. Each dog is an individual, some will be good with other dogs, some will have to be an only dog, some are good with small children some are not, these sorts of things are taken into consideration when finding the right dog for your family.
Once your homecheck has been completed, if approved, you will then be invited to meet your chosen dog, sometimes the dog you were intitially interested in may have already been reserved or have lots of interest, so we may suggest other suitable dogs for you to meet too. You will need to be able to travel to either the foster home or boarding kennels to meet the dog. We do not have a rescue centre where you can come and view our dogs. Our foster homes are based all over England and wales.
Our rescue is run completely on donations and we recieve no funding at all. So all of our dogs have an adoption fee which goes towards vet bills, kenneling fee’s etc.
We promote neutering and will castrate/spay all of our dogs, if a dog comes into our care he/she will be neutered, if for any reason the dog is not neutered when he/she comes to live with you, it will be stated in the adoption contract that this MUST be done.
We do not rehome to people with entire dogs in the home, we will not in anyway be connected to, or condone breeding, whether deliberate or unintentional, entire dogs’/bitches have the ability to breed, and therefore, possibly create more dogs coming into rescue. Also newly spayed bitches can still be of interest to male dogs – especially un neutered ones, so if you already have an entire male this will cause problems. If an entire male dog can smell a bitch in season, he will most likely try and mate with the nearest bitch he can find, entire males can still tie with spayed females. By neutering your pets proves to us you are a responsible dog owner and have the dogs best interests at heart.
Prospective owners must be aged 25 or over
If you take on a younger dog who has not yet been neutered, you must sign our neutering agreement to have this done.
We do consider homes who work full time, providing you have a routine in place so that the dog is not left alone all day. As a general rule, no dogs must be left alone in the home for more than 4-6 hours at one time but each dog has different needs.
Our dogs are not rehomed with their KC pedigree paperwork. They are rehomed to pet homes only.
We do not have a minimum age for children in the home. We only rehome dogs to homes with young children present, if the dog has a full history/experience of living with children and has an obvious good temperament around them.
You MUST travel to us to meet the dog – we do not ‘deliver’ dogs, as we want to see how the dog reacts to you, your children or other dogs and vice versa, there will also be adoption paperwork to complete on the day too.
All members of the household must be there to meet the dog, this includes any resident dogs too.
We do not rehome to homes who have un-neutered dogs, nor will we be connected to breeding. This policy is not flexible, there are many benefits to neutering your dog. Please see our neutering info page for more details on this policy: NEUTERING INFO
All members of the family/people in the home must be in agreement about adopting a dog.
All homes must have a fully secured, non communal garden
You will not be invited to meet/adopt your chosen dog until you have been through the rehoming process and a successful homecheck has been carried out
We expect new owners to give the dog a reasonable amount of time to settle and adjust to their new life (at least 6 weeks) and every effort put in to help the dog settle.
If an incompatibility arises and you can no longer keep the dog, the dog MUST be returned to us. The dog must NOT be passed onto anyone else or any other rescue organisation.
Our adoption contract must be signed on the day of adoption. PLEASE READ OUR ADOPTION CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS HERE
Our adoption fee for adult dogs aged between 1 year and 8 years is £300 and puppies up to 11 months old £400. Dogs over 8 years are by donation. Adoption fee’s are none refundable.
The decision of rehoming is made for the benefit of the dog in question and is at the discretion of JLBRL. We are unable to suggest or guarantee rehome approval until the home check is carried out.
Please check our FAQ page if you have any questions regarding our rehoming policies and procedures as many of our frequently asked questions are there.