At any one time Jerry Green Dog Rescue has about 300 dogs seeking new homes. Our procedure is simple and we hope it means that we can match dog and adopter so that both end up in a happy and fulfilling relationship.
First steps. Have a look at our Dogs Needing Homes pages – this will give you an idea of what dogs we have available. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t be disheartened as our dogs change daily and often faster than we can update our lists.
Then come and see us and talk to one of our rehoming staff. Explain your needs and your previous experiences with dogs. We may ask you to fill out a simple questionnaire. Our staff will talk to you and may ask some questions but don’t be alarmed by this – we simply want to match you with the ideal canine companion. We may then introduce you and your family to some of our dogs. If we find the right match we can then move on to the next stage! Sometimes this will happen on your first visit but it can take several visits, pleased be assured our staff will be happy to take the time to find the most suitable companion. Dependant on your situation and the dog you want to rehome, we will very likely want to visit your home and assess its suitability for the size, shape and breed of dog. Our Volunteer Welfare Officers or one of our professional staff will carry out this check. We will want to consider the ages of those normally present and those who might visit you, as well as the time you have available to spend caring for your dog. Your new companion will need somewhere to sleep and this must be inside your house, so you’ll need to ensure that you can meet this requirement. Again please don’t be alarmed by this procedure – it’s all designed from many years of experience to ensure the best match for all concerned!
Once we have completed the home visit, we should be ready to progress to the next stage. We will need you to sign our adoption forms acknowledging our Adoption Rules and we’ll need you to make a donation to support our work. All our dogs are vaccinated and the females are spayed. We will provide free advice to you on key matters such as care of your dog and on insurance options.
Then it’s time to take your new companion home. But it doesn’t end there – as a safeguard to you and to our dog, every Jerry Green Dog remains the property of Jerry Green Dog Rescue, so our Welfare Officers will arrange to visit you periodically too to offer help and advice and to ensure that you and your companion are settling in well together.
And we want you to keep in touch – let us know how you and your new friend are getting on and come and see us at one of our Open Days.
The Jerry Green Dog Rescue is registered under The Charities Act 1960 No 1155042