Our aim is to ensure that all the dogs in
our care are found loving new homes, where a lifestyle, appropriate to the Staffie breed
can be assured.
We will undertake
a home visit to ensure the home environment is suitable to the breed and nature, and that the home and garden environment
is compatible for keeping a dog. During this visit we will interview all the prospective owners and members of the household
You may be asked to provide suitable valid identification confirming your
name and address.
Prospective owners must be aged
18 or over.
We will not rehome dogs to any household with children under the age of 5 years,
and reserve the right to increase this minimum age level for specific dogs.
If you do not own your home we may require written permission from your council, housing association
As Staffies are companion animals we
will not rehome to potential owners who are likely to leave a dog alone for long periods of time
We will not rehome a dog to an environment where the dog will be kept
outside the home
We will not rehome
dogs to working roles such as security or policing – all dogs will be rehomed to a loving home environment as a family
You must bring any other dog that resided
at your home and any dogs that visit your home on a regular basis to be introduced to your prospective new dog at the original
time of viewing
expect all new owners to understand that rehoming a rescue dog is a serious commitment and give their new dog a reasonable
amount of time to settle to its new life. Happy Staffie Rescue will help and support new owners through the transitional phase
of rehoming a Staffie. If an irresolvable problem arises the dog should be returned to Happy Staffie Rescue.
The viewing of dogs is made by appointment
only, and dates and times are subject to the requirements of the boarding kennels where our dogs stay.
We are a charity, and our income is solely from public and local business
donations, and activities for generating income including organised events and the sale of donated goods, therefore we ask
for a donation to enable us to do what we do. We suggest a donation of £135 though the amount
you give is up to you, this helps us cover the cost of kennelling fees, neutering (where appropriate), flea and worming treatments,
chipping, veterinary costs (including vet check and grooming)
Our decision to rehome a dog is made for the benefit of the dog in question and is entirely at the discretion
of Happy Staffie Rescue. We are unable to suggest or guarantee rehome approval until the home check is carried out and all
potential owners and household members are interviewed
cannot guarantee that any dog featured on our web site will be suitable for a prospective owner. See below for further
cannot accept responsibility for the temperament of any dog once it has been rehomed, however any behavioural, anxiety, temperament
or health issues the dog may have will be made clear to prospective owners. See below for further information**.