Pendle Dogs in Need

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you not rehome dogs out of area?

We are aware that lots of other rescues home dogs countrywide but when PDiN was set up a decision was made to keep all our dogs close by and it works well for both us and our dogs. We put a lot of input into our dogs, we personally know each and every one of them and we want to keep them close by. PDiN is run by a small group of hard working dedicated volunteers who give their free time up to help us to find the perfect homes for our dogs, they do the home checks, they place the dogs, they liaise closely and offer help and backup with the homes while the dogs is in either foster or on trial, they help with vet runs, training advice and lots more and when the time is right they complete the adoption. After adoptions have taken place we are always here if needed for both the dog and the homes and we just could not do all this if we placed dogs outside of our area, we know our limits and we stick to them for the sake of our dogs and their new homes.

To offer us extra money, to insult us, to ask us to give a certain dog to another rescue that covers your area so you can go and get them from there is not going to make a slightest bit of difference, once a dog comes under our safety net it stays there for life.We are sorry that people think we are just being awkward we assure you that is not the case, we just know our limits and stick to them for the sake of our dogs and our very hardworking little team of volunteers.

What is the adoption process ?

To begin the process we ask people to complete the enquiry form on the website. Once we receive this one of the team will contact you for an initial phone call and make arrangements to visit you and complete a home check. Once this is completed and passed you will be advised about any restrictions we may place on the type of dog suitable for your circumstances. 

It is then down to you to keep a look out on our website and facebook page and email or message us if you feel like any of the dogs will be a match for your circumstances. If we agree then we will put you in touch with the foster home to arrange an initial meeting. After this meeting then further meetings will be arranged before starting a four week trial. In the case of puppies there is no trial period and the adoption will take place after the initial meetings.

We ask people not to contact foster homes direct through facebook but to enquire through the formal channels as the foster homes have no access to the home checks so can't advice on suitability.

The waiting time for a dog varies depending on what you are looking for and what dogs need us. Certain types of dogs such as puppies and small quiet dogs tend to be in very high demand.