• Surrender

  • The BTRF team understand that it will have been a very difficult decision to rehome your pet – it is never the easy option. But sometimes changes in personal circumstances, owners health issues or other life changes force this decision.

    We won’t judge anyone having to make this decision because at the end of the day we all have the dogs interest at heart and it is often the kindest thing to do.

    Because we understand how difficult this decision will be, we want to help and support you through the rehoming process. We will deal with this in a sensitive and understanding way. We want to assure you that we do the very best to find the right home and then put all the back up and support in place to help your dog settle into his adopting home as smoothly as possible.

     

  • HOW OUR REHOMING PROCESS WORKS

    We don’t have kennels, we work home to home or occasionally foster to home. This means that we can work with you right through the process until the dog goes into is adopted home. We will rehome Bedlingtons and their crosses.

  • Behavioural Assessments

    We arrange a Behavioural Assessment for all the dogs that come into our care.  The assessment is necessary to make sure that we are able to match the dog to the right home. It also enables us to put in place the appropriate training / behavioural back up and support to help the dog settle into the new home. Where the dog needs behavioural rehabilitation an appointed behaviourist will work with the new family to help the dog through its issues. Our prime objective is that the dog stays in the new home and doesn't bounce out.

    We do ask that the gifting owner helps to cover the cost of this assessment if at all possible (generally in the region of £80 - £100). Every case is taken as an individual of course but even a donation towards the assessment will help our funding.

  • Veterinary details

    We would want to make contact with the gifting owner's veterinary surgeon if we need to discuss any medication the dog is on or if it has any ongoing conditions that will require medication in the new home. 

  • Home checks and Meet and Greets

    When we have found a potential new owner we will arrange for a home check / interview always carried out by an appointed qualified trainer or behaviourist.

    If this is successful at that point, we will put the gifting home and potential new home in contact to arrange a Meet and Greet. It also means the gifting owner can meet the potential new owner and find out more about where their pet will be going.

     

  • BEDLINGTON TERRIER RESCUE FOUNDATION'S REHOMING ETHICS

    BTRF have very strict ethics where rehoming dogs is concerned. At all times we have the dogs welfare in mind.

    • You can be assured that we do not breed any of the dogs that come into our care. Entire dogs will be spayed/neutered when appropriate once they are settled in their new home.
    • We do not buy dogs that are for sale from a private individual or on any public media sites or from rescue centres.
    • We would advise you not to advertise your dog on sites like Gumtree / Preloved etc or social media such as Facebook. Selling your dog through these methods means you have no control where your dog will end up. Increasing numbers of people are trawling these sites for dogs to use as bait dogs for dog-fighting rings, often posing (very convincingly) as loving family homes. Or in the case of unneutered dogs & bitches to breed from them and then casting them out.
    • BTRF would like to point out that if your dog originally came from a breeder known to you then they should always be the first port of call if you need to rehome. Many reputable breeders will want to know if their dog needs to be rehomed and may offer help and support.
  • How to proceed with rehoming

    If you do need to rehome your dog for whatever reason we will ask you to complete a Surrender History Form for us by clicking the link below. Please be as honest and comprehensive as you can as this will enable us to match the right home to your dog and vice versa.

    If you need any further help or advice please call Frances Fuller, Director on 01559 384499 or our Training and Behaviour Advisor, Kaye Scott on 01959 575129