We appreciate that the decision to rehome a beloved companion and friend is never easy. It is however often in their best interests and we know that's what's at the heart of your quest.
Whatever the reason, we will not judge you. Our priority is to ensure the dogs welfare and support you as the owner in making the right decision for you and most importantly, your dog. We are happy to spend time with you to look at all of the alternatives to removing and how we can help.
Once we have spoken and explored ALL of the options and thought outside the box a little, (you will be surprised at just how creative we can be, we may, for example, offer to assist rehoming a companion animal) then we start to look for a new home for your dog. Rehoming must always happen with an owners consent.
To help us identify the right home for your friend we will ask you to help as much as you can with details of your dog, their likes, dislikes and routines so we can make the best choice of home for your friend and make their adjustment easier.
We aim to make removing as painless as possible for all involved and are only too glad to help your friend settle into their new life. Finding your dog A new home is easy, but finding the right home is more important.
Once ESRA becomes responsible for the dog we will organise everything from a trip to the groomer or vets if needed, to transport and most importantly finding the right home for the right dog.
We offer ongoing support to that dog for their lifetime, giving peace of mind to new and old owners alike.
Please, if you would like our help, or just a chat to see if we can help your furry friend get in touch below.
We are very fortunate to have a waiting list of potential adopters, new families and companions for dogs in need.
Although our list is long we make every effort to match the right dog to the right home. Time waiting is not a factor. So please if you would like to be considered do get in contact.
All adoptions are subject to a home check carried out by experienced dog owners. We may also ask to speak with your vets. Please rest assured we are not looking to see if your crockery matches or if you have the latest gadget, only to ensure that you will provide the right home.
In the nicest way possible, we will ask a lot of questions! We do hope you appreciate we are not nosey but wanting to ensure we choose the right home for every dog. We pride ourselves in getting the best match for you and most especially the dog in need,
When the dog starts its journey to it's new home it will be transported by experienced dog handlers, no matter how far to its new home the dog will be handled with care and all of it's needs met.
On arrival at the new home, the adopters will have already received as much information about the dog as we have.
Where we can we will try to include a veterinary history, details of food preferences, loves, hates and all of the quirks in between. We will aim where we can to ensure that your new companion comes complete with their own familiar bed and toys and some of their usual food just like going on holiday. The paperwork will need to be completed and the handover conducted in a slow and gentle way, so we may suggest a walk in the park or cup of tea at yours in the hope that the dog feels as natural and reassured as they can be that they are meeting an old friend.
The dog and their new humans will have one to one support for as long as needed You will have the support of our rehoming team and they we are only a phone call, text or message away. All we ask is that you keep us updated and we hope that we along with your new companion will become and remain friends. We offer continued support for the life of the dog and are happy to help where we can.
For your peace of mind ESRA, will pay for the first check up with the adopters vet, or in some circumstances, we may have an MOT carried out by our chosen vet before an adoption. Any health issues identified and requiring attention will be paid. Any long term health issues identified will also be covered by ESRA for the duration of the dogs life.
Some dogs come to us as golden oldies and we appreciate that they may need a little more TLC and specialist treatment. In those circumstances we will offer to meet their reasonable vets bills (to be agreed in advance where possible) and offer an ongoing monthly maintenance payment. This will be discussed before any adoption takes place.
Unlike many we do not have a set rehoming fee. We hope that you will appreciate and recognise the service we provide and that you will make a contribution towards the costs by way of a donation to help us continue with the work we do. With your support we can help more in need.
Whilst ESRA has been blessed with generous donations and bequests from those who love these incredible dogs and we are financially resiliant, it is our duty is to use that funding to support the dogs they loved for generations to come. We take our responsibility very seriously.