We all love a happy ending. But before you take a rescue dog into your home there's a few points you should consider:
- In the first instance you should get in touch with your local RSPCA branch or animal rescue centre to arrange a visit and express your interest in rehoming.
- The branch or rescue centre will help you fill in the right forms and give you the information you need to get started.
- You will then be matched with the right dog for your needs and lifestyle and have the opportunity to meet and reserve him or her.
- The centre staff will visit your home to make sure it’s suitable for your new companion, then after a few checks and some paperwork you can usually take your new dog home.
- They will usually arrange another home visit a few weeks later, just to make sure you’re getting on together and your new family member has settled in.
We love the story of Dolly and Louis, who were rehomed together through the RSPCA Centre in Brighton, you can read all about their happy ending here.
We offer six weeks free insurance when you rehome a dog or cat through the RSPCA, providing peace of mind while your dog gets used to their new environment.
Originally published on 13/06/14