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Rehoming my dog

Are you in this situation ?
    • My circumstances have changed, and I need to rehome my dog. 
    • I'm moving to a smaller house, and can't take the dog with me. 
    • I'm moving and can't keep the dog.
    • I need to pass my dog to someone else.

If you are unable to keep your dog then you have a duty of care to pass it on to a place that will care for it. However, it is important that you pass it to an establishment that will take care of it and ensure that it goes to a good home.

Sadly, there are some people/groups who claim to be dog or animal rescue centres, but in fact they are using dog sales to fund their lifestyle. Some so called "rescue" organisations are actually breeding from rescue dogs and selling the cross breed pups as a cash crop.

If you have a dog that is a pedigree breed, then you should contact the rescue/welfare section of that breed's national breed club. All national breed clubs have volunteers dedicated to take in and find suitable homes for the rescue dogs.  "Pedigree", in this context means one of the 210 breeds recognised by the Kennel Club.


Margaret Green Animal RescueIf your dog is a cross breed of dog, then you should contact Margaret Green Animal Rescue. 



Do research your chosen rescue before giving them your pet


dorsetdog.com for tips on what to do when you need to pass your dog on