Saving dogs from death row…


Stray dogs taken to the local council pound have just seven days to be reunited with their families before they become the legal property of the local authority, and can be either rehomed or put to sleep.

Due partly to the recession, local authority pounds throughout the UK are full to bursting, leaving no space for the dog on its eighth day when the newest stray comes in.

More dogs than ever are being euthanised. Many simply because there is nowhere for them to go and their owners have not come forward or been found (a good reason why you shouldmicrochip your pets and keep those details up to date). This is why rescues like Pawprints have been founded. We want to save as many of these dogs as possible and find them loving, forever homes. Since Pawprints started in 2011, we have saved hundreds of dogs that would otherwise have been put to sleep. We have paid thousands of pounds out for medical treatment for neglected, abandoned or lost dogs (all breeds). In order to meet these costs we have held auctions, jumble sales, dog shows, quiz nights etc. All of our dogs rescued from the pound undergo an assessment before being rehomed. All Pawprints dogs are fully vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and neutered (providing age allows).

Are you considering giving a rescue dog a loving, permanent home?

Our dogs have come in from pounds and as such we often have no history for them. When the dogs come into our care, they undergo an assessment before being rehomed. This gives us an idea of the type of home that would be the best match for this dog and have the best chance of being permanent. Our rehoming policies have been created with the best interest of the dog and the adopter in mind.

Prior to visiting any of our dogs, we request that you read our Adoption Policy on our website

We will then invite you to meet some of the dogs. Finally,  a homecheck is carried out and any further questions you may have thought of can be asked. We ask for an adoption fee of £120 when a dog is adopted by a new family. This rarely covers the cost of essential things such as kennelling, neutering, vaccinations, microchips, worm and flea treatment let alone any further costs incurred by individual dogs.  These adoption fees are essential for us to be able to keep saving more dogs. Taking on a dog is a big responsibility that can last for 10 – 15years, as such it is important that you fully consider your circumstances and think ahead. All dogs need appropriate food, clean drinking water, comfortable shelter, veterinary treatment, exercise, training and affection to be provided by their owners.

Can you provide all of these for the foreseeable future?

Your support is greatly appreciated and without your donations we would not be able to continue our rescue work, you have helped save hundreds of dogs to date.

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Pawprints Dog Rescue  Registered Charity No: 1149888
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