I run this rescue by myself and also run www.lozzaslurcherrescue.co.uk and because of this, I am a very small one !
I will normally have only 2-3 dogs in at any given time (in the house under going assessment ) and this is so that I can give them the TLC and attention they require and more importantly because of their past, deserve.
It is my own personal choice not to have a network of fosterers, instead, just using a couple that are local and extremely experienced and this obviously limits me to the amount of dogs I can have. Each dog is treated like one of the family and is thoroughly assessed in different situations so that I have a good idea of overall character traits and points requiring further training enabling me to find the best match possible, home wise.
Each dog is initially seen by the rescue vet for a health check and routine treatment. They also will be assessed by the wonderful Pam Lander , the rescue Chiropractor, who works with any issues present. Any adjustments done will be recorded and the log sent in the adoption pack.
All the rescue dogs have Tellington Ttouch with individual sessions with Penny Shepherd and daily short sessions with myself. In addition any training the dog has under taken, including socialisation, and off site activities is also recorded and the training diary sent with the adoption pack.
I am also lucky to have 5 fab kennels now which are used for emergencies only when there is no space within my home. I try hard not to home direct from my kennels (unless the situation dictates that it would be as problem free as possible, for e.g prospective owner, has no other dogs, children, has a suitable working arrangement and is experienced with sighthounds) and I therefore have a grip on each aspect of the dog’s character within a home environment so that I can give an honest portrayl of the dog to any potential owner.
All dogs up for homing will be neutered, fully vaccinated, wormed, micro chipped and come with a personalised adoption pack and new martingale collar. If the vet recommends that the spaying of a bitch has to be delayed ( season just finished, just had pups etc) then the dog may still be rehomed under the provision that she is spayed as soon as practicable and proof from the vet will be required, together with the signing of a spaying contract. All puppies go out on neutering contracts. The microchip details will always remain in the rescue’s name and the dog will always be returned to LPR if for any reason you cannot keep him/her. The adoption form will be signed on the day of the adoption.
An adoption fee will be required and the standard fee is £200, in special circumstances only this may be more or less and you will be advised at the time of reserving the dog. Please note if your podenco has come from the Little Pod Association. I automatically donate £75 back to them. All transport costs are covered by the rescue and they amount to £200, so any extra donation is always very much appreciated. Please note that this fee is to help the rescue with the inevitable costs of helping the pods.