Registered Charity No 1084382
Our priority is for the welfare of our beloved breed, and our adoption process is aimed at matching the right dog to the right home.
Is a Dalmatian the right breed for me? A few key words about Dalmatians that spring to mind: big, powerful, active and lively, fun loving, sensitive, outgoing, boisterous, strong minded, willful, vocal and physically very strong (even the girls).
Dalmatians have short coats and shed hair continually throughout the year but are easy to keep clean. They thrive on human companionship and should not be left for long periods of time. You will need a fully-enclosed garden to keep your curious Dalmatian safe. They do require a fair amount of exercise to keep them both happy and healthy.
Tell me more about Welfare Dalmatians? Dalmatians who find themselves in welfare generally range between 2 and 10 years old. We very rarely get puppies but do occasionally have the “golden oldies”.
Most dogs come from homes where they are a much loved, valued family member but unfortunately the family circumstances have changed and the dog, through no fault of his/her own, has to be re-homed. This can be due to a relationship breakdown, loss of the family home, change in work patterns, illness or, in some cases, the death of the owner.
Is a Welfare Dalmatian right for me? Please be aware that some welfare dogs come with baggage. Training and socialisation issues often the most common. The dog may have had insufficient exercise, been fed the wrong food, possibly starved or had very little by the way of human companionship/interaction for some time. The dog may be very excitable, boisterous and/or stressed. All of these issues will need to be dealt with once he/she reaches their new home.
How does the adoption process work? The adoption co-ordinator will take some details over the phone regarding you and any family members. and answer any questions you may have. You will then be emailed or posted a prospective adoption form for completion. Once this has been received, we will arrange for an assessor to visit you and any family members in your home. Please note: we require all members of the household to be present during the assessment.
How do I apply to adopt a dog? Once you have been approved for adoption, you are able to express interest in any of the dogs we have available. Please note: a particular dog may or may not be suitable for your lifestyle. Our two co-ordinators liaise throughout to ensure the needs of the dog are matched with the requirements of the adopter- only then if the assessors are confident that they are the ‘right home’, will a dog be placed with them.
Where can I find the dogs needing re-homing? Details of our dogs available for adoption can be found here.