Our Canine Matchmaking Service

 

It is a sad fact that many people will, for various reasons, feel they have to give up caring for their dog. If they have no friends or family that are willing to take the animal, their main options are to give it to a council pound, or an animal charity, or to have the dog euthanized. Unfortunately, some council pounds now refuse to take in unwanted dogs and others charge to do so. This leaves the owner with the choice of finding a space in a sanctuary or putting the animal down. Unfortunately, most sanctuaries will be full with long waiting lists and some charities will prioritise dogs from council pounds leaving owners with the only remaining choice - euthanasia.

 

But even if you do find a space in a pound or sanctuary, how well will your dog cope with its new environment? Sadly, the answer is likely to be not very well at all. Despite how good a charity is, if dogs are kept in a kennel situation for any length of time they may very well start to develop behavioural problems such as aggression, depression or timidity due to boredom and lack of human interaction. This makes it even harder for them to get homed and the vicious circle continues.

 

For the above reasons, our charity is providing a new service called, ‘Made in Heaven, Matchmaking Service’. Our aim is to offer another alternative to people who feel they have to give up their dog but are worried about where it ends up. It means the current owners will have the final say as to where and to whom it is re-homed. The dog will be rehomed directly from the current owner to the new owner without the dog’s paws ever having to go near a pound or sanctuary.

 

7th Heaven will keep a database of people who want to have their dogs rehomed and advertise them, with photo and relevant details of the animal, on our website. We will keep a second list of people who are looking for a particular type of dog and contact them when a suitable animal becomes available for re-homing. Both parties will then liaise with each other and if both are happy, they make suitable arrangements to have the dog rehomed. If either party is not happy, we continue to advertise the dog until it finds a home. This service will be completely free.

If you want your dog rehomed

 

Please supply us, via e-mail, with a good quality recent photo of the dog, its name, sex, age, breed, and any behavioural problems or medical conditions and if it has been neutered. We also need to know if it gets on with other dogs, cats and children. Also we need to know if it is house-trained and if it has atacked at all.To give your dog the best chance of being rehomed, please give a brief description of its unique quirks and its favourite activities. The other information we need is your name, telephone number, the area in which you live and the reason you are rehoming them please.

 

To put your mind at rest, you may want to carry out a home check. Don’t rush into making a decision unless you are absolutely sure this is the right home for your dog. If you are not happy with any potential owner we put your way, just politely say so and we will continue to advertise. If you don't wish to do the homecheck yourself, we will be able to do it for you.

 

If you get your dog homed, please let us know so we can take it off our website and update the various places we advertise. We will arrange for the microchip details to be transferred to the new owner, if required.

If you want a dog

 

Please tell us what breed of dog you are interested in or, if you are more interested in the size of the dog, let us know this. We will also need to know if you have any other pets and, if you have any children, what age they are. Please also tell us, on average, how long the dog would be on its own each day, where the dog will sleep / stay and if you have a secure yard or fenced-in garden. Please also provide your name and telephone number.

 

If you are interested in a dog and you live in rented property, please ensure you have permission to own pets. If you get another dog instead, please let us know, so we can take you off our list.

*Please note -

7th Heaven are advertising these animals based on the information given to us by their owner. We do not take any responsibility if this information is incorrect.

7th Heaven will not take responsibility for a dog that does not work out with its new owner. We will however, re-advertise it for you.

 

As 7th Heaven disagrees with charging money for animals, we will only advertise dogs where they are free of charge. We will also be advertising the dog on sites like gumtree to get the most exposure possible. Only contact us with your details if you agree to these conditions. 

Charity Registration: NIC101696

HMRC Charity registration: XR65507

Registered charity March 2003 

Keeping Pets In Homes

7th Heaven Animal Rescue Trust

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