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.
Fleck is a 1-2 year old good old mix breed
Good with horses and other dogs, cats unknown
Brilliant off lead but does pull on lead
She is a tad clumsy and quite big so not children under 10
Very friendly and keeps her self busy helping out at the horse yard.
Poor little Rufus is a red and white collie pup
He is very shy but slowly coming out of his shell
and loving attention from his foster mum
(just doesn't like his pic taken)
He is in foster with other dogs in hordle.
This is Dozer we think he is a sprollie
he is in foster with 7 dogs, males and females
and a visiting 8 year old grandson
Has been off lead with all other dogs and been brilliant
He is 1-2 years old, seems to have basic manners in place
although basic training also helps
Please call Sandra on 07711080025.
Meet Heidi a 1-2 year old English pointer
beautiful striking girl who is on a livery yard in Martock
she is brilliant with horses and other dogs
although not been around kids
Please call Helen for more info on 07938 503700
Monty is a 10 month old retriever x
great with other dogs, horses and cats
fostered in Poole
Monty really loves to play ball
Lola's 2 sisters poppet and pickle
are still looking for their forever homes
They are collie x pups, one of our foster mums
thinks possibly whippet x collie but would be a guess
Very out going and are in foster with other dogs
and love to greet everybody who visits their foster mum and dad.
This is Penny and she has been with us quite a while now, nearly 2 months and she hasn't put a foot out of line apart from chew one controller in all that time. We think she is boxer lab and is the size of a small lab. Brilliant with other dogs and horses. and about 18 months old. Penny is also very clean in her foster home and enjoys the kids she is living with. Please call Helen for more info on 07938053700
Holly is a very special girl who needs a very special home, Holly was found in Ireland by Brenda and she had a collar embedded in her neck so bad that Brenda had to keep her a few weeks, she has been badly beaten and neglected although their is no nastiness in her at all.
Holly needs an older couple of person that understands she needs time but she does come round, she just wont leap all over you when you first meet her. Brilliant with other dogs and would do well living with a confident dog to re assure her. Please call Helen on 0793803700 for more info on our special little Holly in Martock.
Poor Jenny ! She has been in my care for a time now and has received not one call and she cannot understand why ? She's a super girl..loving ..cuddly ..fun...loves the garden and walking. Excellent with my own two dogs. Not keen on small furries and has met children in passing on walks. She's a small terrier with the cute chunky paws . Please phone 07910112326 thank you
Hi I am Samson
I am a 3/4 year old greyhound x
I am a big boy roughly 26" from floor to shoulder.
But don't let that put you off I am a real softy..
But cos of my size can only really live with children over 10.
.As I tend to knock little ones over when I want a cuddle.
.which is all the time...I good with other dogs and I loves kids ..
but no cats ...my recall is rubbish..and I tend to pull on lead
when I first go out but soon settle...love meeting new dogs.
though they don't always love me...
all I want is a loving family and a nice soft sofa and plenty of cuddles
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
This is Tramp and is a 3 year old Bedlington whippet
I am not sure what it is about this combo but people go nuts
He is 3 years old and brilliant with other dogs in foster with 2 kids
please call Nicola on +44 7763 514217
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
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 .
Polar is still looking for her forever home
shes a 1-2 year old gsd x and been fab in her foster home
She loves other dogs and has really come out of her shell
Not in foster with small children or cats
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 lurcher
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 socialized
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
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.
Teddy 6-7 months, rough haired lurcher puppy
clean indoors, really good excellent off the lead
superb recall very submissive but typically a puppy still.
Emmas little heinz 57 pups named rosie and ruby, In foster with others dogs