• 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 / foster home and then put all the back up and support in place to help your dog settle in as smoothly as possible.



    We don’t have kennels, we work home to home and where possible 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 Intake Assessment for all the dogs that come into our care.  The assessment is an essential part of the rehoming process as it enables us to match your 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 £100). Every case is taken as an individual of course, but even a donation towards the assessment will help our funding. But no dog will be turned away through lack of an assessment donation being forthcoming.

  • 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 / Interviews

    When we have found a potential new owner we will arrange for a home check / interview.  These are always carried out by an appointed qualified trainer or behaviourist.  We will keep you updated right through the process.

    We do not put surrendering homes and new homes in direct contact to protect the privacy of both parties but rest assured we would match the right home and we do send updates to let you know how your pet is settling in.  



    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, unless there is a genuine medical reason not to.
    • 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.
  • 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 help us when looking for a new home.

    If you need any further help or advise please call our Training and Behaviour Advisor, Kaye Scott on 01959 575129