Rehoming

Most of the time, dogs spend long, happy and healthy lives with their humans.  Sometimes though, things go wrong and all of a sudden a dog finds themself out on the street, abandoned and without a home. 

Those dogs are usually brought to us here at Foredowne and we begin assessing them immediately, both physically and emotionally, whilst looking after them and nursing them back to health if they have been injured or mistreated. 

The following Q&As will hopefully give you some useful information on our rehoming process.

Check our adoption section below, or visit our Facebook page. We update them regularly.

Viewing dogs is by appointment only. You can call us on 01803 872260 or email us at [email protected] to book a meeting.

We only do all our meet and greet sessions between 1.30-3.00pm in order to fit in with the daily routine of the kennels.

Generally each dog requires two visits minimum so that you can get to know the dog and more importantly the dog can get to know you, but we are happy for you to come as often as you need to be sure you and the dog are right for each other.

So long as we have assessed the dog as suitable to be rehomed with children, we fully recommend a controlled introduction to them here at the kennels but maybe introduce children to the dog on the second visit. For all dog introductions, a member of staff will stay with you and then give feedback to the manager as to how they think it went.

Once you have completed all your meet and greets, and if you are still interested in rehoming the dog, we will arrange a home-check appointment. If a physical home-check isn’t possible we will ask you to email photos of your home, where the dog is going to sleep and the garden area to assess it for security. If you do not own your home, we will need a letter or email from the owner/landlord giving their permission, or a copy of your tenancy agreement to say you are able to have a dog.

Some of our dogs for rehoming are very popular breeds and will have many people interested in adopting them into their family. If this is the case, the Manager will need to sit down with the kennel assistants and decide which home and family will be the best fit for the dog. We will, of course, give you a call as soon as possible to let you know if you have been successful or not.
When all the paperwork has been completed we can organise a suitable day and time to collect your new forever friend. We do not rush the rehoming procedure as it is a big commitment which must be right for them and you.
We do ask for a rehoming fee to be made, preferably in cash, and the amount will vary depending on the size or popularity of the breed of dog. The minimum we ask for is £100, but larger/popular dogs might be up to £250. We keep this fee aside for one week, which is your trial period with the dog. All money collected is used to look after all the strays.
We operate a 7-day return policy if things really don’t work out for you. If you have any issues which you feel can’t be resolved or if you decide that you are not really suited to the dog, you can bring them back to us and we will return 80% of the fee paid. We keep 20% to help cover the costs of food and keep for all the stray dogs we look after. We don’t retain charity status and so get no external funding for them. For this reason, if you decide after the 7 day trial period that things aren’t working out, we are sorry but we cannot take the dog back. You would need to get in touch with an animal charity to help you with onward rehoming, but we will do everything we can to help you.
We do operate a waiting list for people with a certain requirement i.e large, small, old or young or even a special type of breed. With any new dog we always look at our waiting list to see if anyone is looking for the exact type of dog that is now available.

Animals for Adoption

Here is a list of the animals that we presently have available for adoption. You can also find an up to date list of our dogs for rehoming on our Facebook page.

Please note this website is updated regularly as changes may occur.
We are open by appointments only.

Rehoming

FLY

Fly is a sweet collie who is approximately 1-2 years old. Fly is a bouncy boy who loves to play with tennis balls. He has

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Rehoming

JESSICA RABBIT

Jessica Rabbit is an adorable Crossbreed (we are guessing podenco x bully) or a dog cross with a rabbit? Who is approximately 1-2 years old

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Rehoming

WAFFLE

Waffle is a cockapoo who is approximately 2-3 years old. Waffle is a very excitable girl with not a lot of manners! She will need

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Rehoming

RESERVED – Laddie

INTRODUCING Laddie…. Laddie is a sweet rough collie who is 9 years old. Laddie is a very easy-going boy, in the kennels he’s very quiet

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Rehoming

lizzo

Lizzo is a lovely Pocket bully who is approximately 1.5 – 2 years old. Lizzo Loves her walks and loves attention! She’s very excitable once

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Rehoming

Elton

Elton is a cheeky JRT who is approximately 2 years old. Elton is a lively boy, who spends his days on the go. He’s a

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