We have had an unprecedented number of applicants. Our ethics are all our dogs are neutered before homing, unless too young. We take deathrow dogs, which most Rescues screen out on breed, age and conduct. Our dogs have had tragic pasts, leading them to be mistrustful.
They may never have been socialised outside in shared territory. Over a 5 year period we saw 10 of our homed dogs die in accidents related to off lead events, our hearts broke, we committed then to our on lead policy.
We decided not to expose our dogs to risk takers, who usually place all the blame on our dogs, and return after placing them in a situation they weren’t prepared for. Our families are committed to keeping their dogs on lead for life, as we do. This is the best way to avoid dogs being run over chasing a fox; lost down fox holes; running over to the public and causing alarm, or to other dogs who do not welcome intrusive contact. We respect other people’s dog’s space, do you? Some of our dogs have been muzzled trained as they pick up the wrong things or are simply not bombproof in the public arena. Rescueremedies is known as an ON LEAD rescue. If you want your next dog off lead in public places then please do not apply. Please be honest with us, as during the vetting process we soon find out if your families’ real intention is to have off lead. There is a cohort of people very committed to On lead; they are our families, and they build a safer community.
The Homing questionnaire is detailed and a fabulous exercise for you to clarify the facets of your life which will impact on your choice of new dog. We can no longer guarantee we will come back to you if you apply. We did, but received disbelief if we judged our current dogs were not suitable. Further our volunteers received regular abuse and then trolled on our platforms. We now have a 2 tier vetting process where Questionnaires are checked on entry. They are then checked in preparation for allocation to a Homing Team member. Due to a huge backlog our process can be long. We understand if you have been successful elsewhere. All our dogs receive backup for life, check if you go to other sources what their backup system involves… the best give 3 months: Most, especially free-ads give none. We do our best with committed volunteers to serve our dogs and ensure we get it right for all.
We specialise in ‘working type’ terriers
We are looking for RESPONSIBLE homes
Trustworthy off lead NO! we don’t live in the 50’s our roads are dangerous
Need supervision around children YES!
‘Terrier- proof’ garden: Secure walled or 6’ panel fencing OH YES!
Always distract/attract away from, or substitute; never challenge, ‘pin down’ or confront
terrierrescue.co.uk & patterdaleterrierrescue.co.uk updated daily
Terriers are delightful, rewarding & so needing your help! Come forwards for one & you are a life saver! Enquiries only via completing online homing questionnaire
Our dogs are ready NOW we work fast so don’t apply if your garden isn’t secure!
We ask for a fair adoption donation to support our work, we neuter all dogs.
HELP! We really struggle to pay our kennel bills Can you give a pound for a poundie?