Giving Up Your Spaniel

There are many reasons why you may feel that you can no longer give your Spaniel the home he/she deserves. If you are having problems with your dog’s behaviour before resorting to giving him/or her up it is worth consulting your vet and/or a behaviourist as they may be able to give you advice which will enable him/her to stay with you.

If you are absolutely certain that you want to find a new home for your dog please complete the on-line Surrender Enquiry Form and we will do our best to help. We are limited to the number of dogs we can have at any one time and if we don’t have any space at the time you call we may ask you to keep the dog in your home for a short time until either a space becomes available or we find a suitable home.

If we can offer your dog a rescue place you will need to bring your dog to the kennels we use in Staffordshire. If this is not possible we may be able to arrange to collect the dog, but ask for a donation to cover the cost. When you bring him/her to us you will need to complete a surrender form signing him/her over to our care and also give us his/her vaccination card, micro-chip registration and any other documentation. If you can afford to make a small donation this is greatly appreciated as we will incurr costs whilst caring for your dog (especially if its vaccinations are not up to date), however making a donation is not a condition of us taking a dog.

When you get in touch we will need to know as much about your dog as possible, below is a list of the sort of information we need, it may seem a lot but the more we know about him/her the easier it will be for us to find the right home. Please don’t worry that we won’t take him/her if they are not perfect (there is no such thing as a perfect dog), be honest and tell us both good points and bad - all information is helpful. Ideally we need to know:

  1. Your dog's:
    • name
    • age
  2. Has your dog been:
    • neutered / spayed?
    • microchipped?
    • vaccinated and if so when are the boosters due?
    • wormed recently?
    • diagnosed with any medical conditions or currently receiving any veterinary treatment? It would also be helpful if you can provide us with details of your veterinary surgery.
  3. Is your dog fully house trained?
  4. Can your dog be left alone for any length of time? If so:
    • for how long?
    • how does it react e.g. bark, howl, be destructive etc?
    • where is the dog left?
  5. Has your dog lived, or spent time with:
    • children? If so what are their ages and how does the dog react to them?
    • other animals, such as cats, birds, rebbits etc? If so how does the dog react to them?
    • other dogs? If so:
      • what breed(s)?
      • what age(s)?
      • what sex(s)?
      • how did/do they get on?
      • did/do you feed them together in the same room?
  6. Has your dog ever:
    • shown any aggression towards another dog? If so, what were the circumstances?
  7. What sort of food do you give your dog?
  8. Where does your dog sleep?
  9. Does your dog:
    • walk nicely on a lead?
    • come back when called?
  10. Any other information that you think might be helpful - likes/dislikes etc.
  11. If you have a photograph, that will be helpful.

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