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 approximately between 2 and 6 dogs in at one time and they consist of lurchers, podencos and scruffy Spanish dogs which always home very quickly ! They are normally kept in a kennel environment and have alot of interaction with myself and volunteers throughout this period.
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 Sam Barrett , 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 recorded. We use the training barn frequently for scent work/hide and seek games as well with all the dogs.
I am also a lover of using Animal Aromatics with the rescue dogs. I use the training barn with various scent stations set up weekly to see if a dog self selects a certain oil for how it is feeling at the time. That oil is then transferred to their kennel area where they can smell it whenever they wish to for that week. Each week can be different with what they want and some weeks they may not feel the need to want anything. It is an amazing tool to use for an insight into how the dog is feeling and can even be guided to point to an underlying condition that hasn’t manifested itself yet in other ways.
THE ONE THING THAT I ASK FROM ALL POTENTIAL ADOPTERS IS THAT YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT TO THE DOG TO WORK THROUGH ANY ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE AND A SENSE OF HUMOUR 🙂
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 after the trial fostering period has ended.
An adoption donation will be required and the standard donation is £300, in special circumstances only this may be more or less and you will be advised at the time of reserving the dog.
Please note that this donation is to help the rescue with the inevitable costs of rescuing, vet costs and transportation. Transportation alone costs between £280 and £390 depending on what region of Spain they have come from.