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Registered Charity No: 1052060 F.A.I.T.H. ANIMAL RESCUE

We ask for a minimum donation which varies on type of animal, breed, age, health, sex etc.


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*Please call us to check if a dog is still available before visiting, thank you.

Dogs looking for homes

*Last updated 22nd May 2014

All our animals are micro-chipped, vaccinated and neutered.

DUKE


BREED      Doberman x
SEX          Male
AGE         6 years

He is good with female dogs.


DANDELION


BREED      Lurcher/Saluki x
SEX          Male
AGE         4 years

OK dogs/kids/not met cats.

He is tall and thin, the box he lived in

was less than 2 foot high,

As he was pulled through the door and fell on the floor

I couldn't believe the height of this guy.


As he unfolded, waiting to be scolded

he gave a little cry.

What life had he had, was it all sad and bad?

To help him I have to try.


I must find him a home, where he won't be alone

And his broken spirit can mend.

So please spread the word so this story is heard

And his 'tail' has a happy end

LOUIE

BREED      Lurcher
SEX          Male
AGE         18 months

Good with children and other dogs. Has been around small dogs.

GEORGE


BREED      Lurcher
SEX          Male
AGE         1 year

George is good with children and other dogs (has lived with small dogs)


Other Dog Stuff



Bringing Home A FAITH Rescue Dog


First things first- CONGRATULATIONS!!! We at FAITH are grateful and happy that you chose to help one of our beloved rescue dogs.


Rescue dogs have often found themselves looking for new homes through no thought of their own. Family break-ups, death or illness of previous owner or lack of training in their former home, are common causes. The last thing they need is to go into another home that has no understanding of them, yet wants them to understand our human world.


  Before You Pick Up Your New Rescue Dog


Our staff at the centre will tell you everything you need to know about the new member of your family. Each dog comes with its own pack that includes all the info from veterinary to diet etc. along with any past history we have. Any questions you may have will be answered as accurately as possible.


Also preparation is key, collar, leads, beds, toys etc all of which can be purchased at the centre if need be. Make sure that all members of the household are aware of the training patience and understanding it may take to settle in your new member.


When bringing your new dog home, the quieter the household can be the better and its always wise to have a day or two before you have to go back to your normal routine I.e. work, hobbies, activities etc. During those couple of days it is however vital to not spend every second with the dog, have some separation as hard as that sounds only a few minutes at first then gradually lengthening the time. Start as you mean to go on, separation anxiety is one of the biggest problems households face with their dogs, however this need not be the case if you are consistent from the beginning. When you’re going out whether it’s just to the car, down to the shops or over to a neighbour for a cuppa never make a big deal out of leaving. If you do you only elevate the anxiety within the dog, your worry or excitement will only fuel him, when you need him to be calm and relaxed whilst you gone.  Make sure you have a safe secure place to leave him either a cage or maybe a room that you will shut him in. Either way wherever you’re planning on leaving your dog when you go out this should be where you put him as of the first day. It should be a nice place to be for them somewhere calming and peaceful with their bed and toys etc.


Often we are asked about changing a dog’s name and in most cases this is fine. We may of given them their name, or the previous owner didn't have them long enough for them to really have learnt it. Dogs are very adaptable and again as long as you are consistent and call the dog by your chosen name from day one they soon pick it up. Doing some basic on the lead recall for a couple of minutes in the garden can have a massive impact on the speed in which they learn their new name.


However some of our long timers will probably be used to the name given by us, but you could still change it if you prefer.  It is sometimes possible to have a new name that sounds familiar to the existing i.e. Hoppy – Poppy.






When You Arrive Home...

Things to Expect


You should expect your new dog to act differently than how he did when you met him at FAITH. Remember your home is new to them, full of new smells and sounds. This will cause them to sometimes be quite subdued. This can be a very confusing time for your rescue dog. Despite your joy at adopting one of our rescue dogs, it is important to remain calm and gentle but firm.


All dogs go through a transitional period when they first arrive at a new home, they use this time to figure out what the structure is within the household and once they paws are firmly settled often unwanted behaviour will occur around the four week mark. This is due to lack of boundaries and rules that have been put in place as all too often a new owner doesn’t want to come across as over harsh. This does not have to be the case at all as you just need to be clear and consistent with your dog. Another reason for problems down the line is many people when getting a dog allow it to follow them around the house to the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom etc. Most people mistake this as a form of love when in dog psychology terms he is merely following his cub to keep an eye on you. Sitting on your lap or by your feet are also displays of dominant behaviour. This is the same for all dogs, rescued or not.


Things to Do


*Bringing your new dog home*



Feeding Your New Dogs


Make sure you feed your dog twice a day. The staff will run through with you what food to feed. If you have other dogs, feed your new dog at the same time make sure that the bowls are far enough away that no friction is caused between them and supervise that they stick to their own bowls. Remember your the pack leader you make the rules it’s not up to them to decide how the feeding plays out.


Establish a Routine


Dogs are creatures of habit and routine. In the wild every dog has a specific role within its pack and knows exactly what the rules are. This is how you should be - Black and white. Try to feed around the same time everyday although understandably this will vary from time to time, but if you try to get in a routine of feeding times, exercising and toileting times. It will help the dog feel more secure and help him settle much quickly. Remember they need you to help them realise what is expected of them. You cannot have a conversation to explain this......they do not speak English!


Socialisation


This is a vital part of having a happy well rounded dog. Dogs are social creatures much like us and without the right socialisation can develop severe behavioural problems. Take your dog to new places, shops, parks etc. Always remain in control and be the leader they need to follow you if you are too weak and don't take charge of the situation straight away; they will. Resulting in all too often people crossing the road away from other dogs as they do not have control and the dog in question has taken it upon itself to take charge. Be confident and firm. Do not pander or hesitate. Only praise when the dog is showing signs of wanted behaviour. It is important particularly in the early stages that you lead the walk, not the dog.



Finally Enjoy Them


After what feels like a lot of Do's and Don'ts we do have some advice you'll like. Giving a rescue dog a home is one of the kindest most rewarding things you'll ever experience. Most of these guys just want a second chance, someone to love them, to care for them. When your dog is settled in and is truly a member of your family you will receive more love, loyalty and affection then you've ever known.


We at FAITH thank you for choosing a rescue dog and most of all for giving them a chance at a normal life.




Thank you once again from us and all our residents at the rescue.

HAPPY


BREED      Miniature Pincher
SEX          Female
AGE         10 months


Happy is OK with children but is best suited as an only pet.

MARLEY


BREED      Collie/Spitz
SEX          Male
AGE         2 years

Good with older children and with other dogs.

TEDDY

BREED      Sharpei
SEX          Male
AGE         1 year

Good with children and other dogs. Friendly and house trained.