A few years ago we started to work with Petplan as they are one of the few insurances that realise that small independent rescues get no financial grants or support so send money bank from the policys taking out, so whilst paying your premium you are also giving back to the rescue you adopted your dog from.
All our dogs receive a healthcheck from Natterjacks vets and you receive 4 weeks free insurance with Petplan that YOU need to activate the day you adopt your dog.
Another reason we use Petplan is that we have our own dogs insured with them. We insured our own dogs with Petplan as when I was younger I worked at a vets and saw so many BIG NAME companies not pay out on insurance claims at last minute and genuine people be landed with huge bills. Also because of this, vets ask for payment up front due to insurance companies keep doing this, BUT because Petplan is so good they are one of the few insurance companys that vets will wait for the money as they are so good at paying out. So if you think so many ops can be £4000 plus can you afford that up front with one of the other companys. I couldn't so my dogs are with Petplan.
Adopting one of our dogs:
OK, we have been a little bit grumpy recently as people have returned dogs after 12 hours as "didn't settle", or a puppy after a week as "still weeing in house". When you view the dog we do treat people as adults and expect you to understand the concept of taking on a dog and what's involved. We use foster homes as A: we are too poor to have kennels (lol) and B: I have always believed it is best for the dog and new owners to see a dog in a home environment and it is better for us to assess its behaviour. This said we ask you to bring all the family to visit the dog you are interested in as it has to be a family decision and also bring any resident dogs. Please walk the dog and spend some time with him/her, maybe even take it out for the afternoon but PLEASE make sure that this is the dog for you.
Also, dogs change in different environments so they may be amazing in their foster home but may wee, poo or bark in your home initially so please consider this and whether you are prepared to put some work in. This isn't just rescue dogs; it's all dogs and puppies. Dogs often need time to settle; they will not automatically settle in your home, some do but some don't!!
When you view and have spent some time with the dog, if you would like to reserve the dog we ask you to leave a £50 holding fee. This is due to so many people in the past saying they want a dog and we do all the checks and then they pull out, and in the meantime the dog has missed out on other fab homes and wasted our time. Once all checks are done you can then pay the remainder of the re-homing fee and collect your dog. If, for whatever reason, you fail any checks then we will refund you your £50 holding fee. After all checks are cleared we do expect you to collect your dog within 48 hours.
Please do not come and view dogs if you have holidays or busy work schedules as we won't hold the dogs for these.
Also WE CANNOT guarantee breed or age as these are RESCUE dogs and it is the closest guess we can get to with our vet's help. With regard to puppies we have no idea what they are crossed with or how big they will get as generally Mum and Dad are unknown. Also, puppies are very hard work; they wee, poo chew and teeth (often on our hands, kids, furniture or clothes!!) so please keep this in mind when looking as they are very cute to look at but people forget how much hard work a puppy is and how much time they need to become well adjusted dogs.
Our re-homing fee is from free on vets' bills for life to up to £200; generally the young pedigrees, pups and rare breeds are between £175-£200. People ask why is it £175-£200. Well that's because we do neutering vouchers for every single dog and every dog is vet checked and vaccinated by Natterjacks in Bournemouth. Also, our transport costs are £750 a week and we are generally paying our vets £1500 A WEEK; that's without food and all other extras and also we take many dogs that need operations, legs amputated, cruelty cases and also have over 10 dogs on vets' bills for life.
Honey by name and Honey by nature - adorable!
She is looking for a quieter home preferably with a slightly older couple
who will shower her with love she finds little children a bit scary (children over 12)
although would be fine with visiting grandchildren,
will need company of another dog. Honey is good with cats
Fully house trained and vaccinated and microchipped age around 4 to 5 approx
and she's a French bulldog x with a Chihuahua
she is in foster with other dogs and gets on great with them
please call 07834 455272 for more information on Honey
Coco is a 2 ish year old collie/Labrador
She would make a great family pet
with kids and active lifestyle
coco is a good all rounder
Please call Helen for more info on coco on 07938 503700
Meet Huey a typical old fashioned 3 year old golden lab
loves children, dogs and horses. He also has amazing recall
although can be strong in lead
please call Helen for more info 07938 503700
Meet Rosie a 10 month female collie
and her foster mum says she is good with everything
please call Helen for more info 07938 503700
This is little Elfin she is a miniature jack Russell cross
She is 2 years old and neutered , she is good with other dogs
and ok on the lead . In foster with dogs and teenagers sweet little thing
The 2 female boxer x girls
didn't seem that happy to meet guy at the vets
call Emma for more info on these girlies 07715 596368
Please meet Jenny. A small terrier girl around 2
She has settled in well...met lots of dogs and humans alike and been fab
but not keen on cats ! She looks line a mini Labrador bless
Meet Mickey who is thinking about when he will get his new home
he is about 10 weeks and lab x
we reckon probably with a springer/cocker
please call for more info he has an identical sister as well
This is Tom a happy go lucky sprollie (springer x collie)
in foster with males and female dogs
2 years approx a real sweet boy
Please call Sandra on 07711 080025 for more information
This is Honey lovely little older jack , would make a lovely companion
for a older couple or person
In foster with teenagers , cats and dogs As with our older breeds
a voluntary donation is all you need
Please give Honey a chase as she has so much love to give .
Ok a sneak pic of Cyrus who is our first full sharpei
great with dogs and kids. Would prefer a sharpei owner with previous experience
Very sad situation and his owners are heartbroken
so we will cheer him up or Helen will I mean
Although she loved him from minute she saw pic she can't fail AGAIN
have a chat with Helen if you are interested on 07938 503700
Murphy is giving you guys one of his sad smiles, he is a 10 month mastiff and we have put this guy through many tests, he has not failed any although still over 10s as he is clumsy. He is bottom of the pack with all dogs he is a real softy and brilliant with horses.
Chloe is a collie x possibly lurche
In foster with her sisters in hordle.
Doing really well with training
but will need continuing when they find forever homes
In foster with other dogs and been well socialised
This is Rebel he is an 8 year old shepherd who needs a shepherd
savvy owner as is aloof with strangers and will have a grumble.
Brilliant with other dogs and horses but no children for this big boy
Lola our little collie x is still looking for her forever home.
In foster with another dog and children.
Training going really really wel
and shes super intelligent and house,
lead and basic training going really well.
Shes in foster in poole and her other sisters in hordle
Poor little Ditzy doesn't get any calls even though been with us ages. She is a little 2-4 year old jack x Chihuahua who is very petite. Poor Ditzy has had something really bad happen to her at some point as she is just terrified of meeting new people. She is fine once she gets to know you. She needs an older couple who have the time and patience to teach her the world isn't a bad place and their is good people. Their is no nastiness in her at all, she needs a bit extra love. Please give Helen a call on 07938503700 xx
Cookie is a 1-2 year old tan and white jack Russell
total little character so a typical jack
On Charlie's livery yard so great with horses and other dogs
sasha is a 5 month viszla x very playful and cuddly
in foster with another dog
she is only young so the usual puppy trainging will be needed
Storm is still looking for his forever home
Hes being the perfect house guest
and coming along so well. Hes good with other dogs
good off lead and lovely and gentle.
Not a lover of small furries
With all our large breeds we will only rehome with children over 10.
Storm as youll remember had all has coat
removed from his tail and backend as it was very matted
it is slowly growing back.
Emmas little heinz 57 pups named rosie and ruby, In foster with others dogs
Rosie is a pointer x around 2 years old.
Genuinely happy and loving girl.good on and off lead
adores children and good with other dogs
A little timid with strangers, a pleasure to have around