OFFICIAL STATEMENT – SSR ARE WITHHOLDING ALL APPLICATIONS DURING THE LOCKDOWN
All rescues are currently facing a challenging time working within pandemic and ensuring that health and safety is adhered to at all times. Since lockdown, we have been completely inundated with phone calls and emails from people wishing to adopt a dog. As we are working on a minimal team, please be patient with us as we are struggling to keep up with the workload.
As a result of the increasing risks surrounding Covid-19 and our inability to carry out the relevant checks as part of our rehoming process, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily withhold the majority of our applications until further notice.
We will still be looking to place dogs in foster/forever homes with applicants who are already home checked. Some applications will be selected based on suitability to the dogs we have available for rehoming. We are also prioritizing applicants who live more locally to Bournemouth as travelling is heavily restricted by the lockdown rules at the moment.
We appreciate that this might be disappointing for many people but we have a duty of care to you and ourselves. Impatience and rudeness will not be tolerated and your application will be withdrawn. The numbers of applications far outweigh the number of dogs available for rehoming at this stage so please withhold from submitting applications at the moment. We are desperate for homes that are pet free, dog experienced and adult only homes so please reach out to us if you can offer a special home to a dog in need.
We will continue to work in emergencies and offer kennel space to our poundies.
We are looking forward to being back up and running with some sense of normality soon!
We are accepting some applications in special circumstances. Please reach out if you can offer:
– A pet free home
– Experience with bull breeds
– Experience / can cope with with reactive dogs
– A home within a two hour drive of Bournemouth – Although more local homes will be prioritized
– Preferably an adult only home or a home where children are over 12 years
If this is not suitable, please contact us in the near future when hopefully restrictions ease.
Posted on January 10th 2021