ADOPTING / SURRENDERING A DDB

                  What are our main requirements ?

The Applicant MUST .......


*   be over 18 years of age.

*   own there own home, or provide proof of landlords consent.

*   be experienced with large breed Dogs .

*    have a fully fenced secure property.  (  6 foot in height fences)

*   be prepared to have surprise visits by a club representative

     at any time before or after the adoption.

*   agree to a property inspection before the dogs placement.

*   not have received , or had a member of there family , been

      suspected of or prosecuted for animal abuse.

* agree to return the dog to our care should there situation

    change at anytime.

* prepared to allow the dogue to inside access with the family.

* prepared to abide by ALL local council requirements &

   bylaws requirements for dog ownership in there area.

* are prepared to sign an Adoption Contract for the dogue.


So if you feel you meet this criteria and would like to make a Dogue de Bordeaux part of your family then please fill in  an  Adoption Application form.



NB : Please note we DO NOT under any circumstances rehome entire dogs.



WHAT DOES THE ADOPTION PROCESS INVOLVE  ?     

Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue advertise all dogs available either on there website or through Trade me and pets on the net .


All dogs are evaluated by both the organisation we are dealing with at the time or by a Club representative, or behaviorist, to make sure they qualify to be rehomed , if medical treatment is required the dog is taken to a veterinarian to receive a check up , be desexed  , micro-chipped and receive any treatment necessary.They are then placed into a foster home for the duration of there recovery or for an assessment time and stay there until we find them the appropriate home for there requirements from the rescue file we keep of potential homes available  or via an email blast to all people on our email rescue database.


Once an appropriate owner and situation has been found we get the potential new owner to come and meet the dog and see how both feel about each other and then evaluate it from there going off the feedback given by the dog and the potential owner if we do not feel there is a connection by either party then we continue our search continuing the process....to us there is no use in placing a dog into a situation that clearly does not suit the persons lifestyle or the dogs requirements.


If after the meeting both parties are compatible we then arrange a meeting with the potential new owner and the rescue coordinator, or a representative, does a property check and if they find it suitable they will go through the Adoption contract with the new owner to make them well aware of the adoption contract requires from the and explain the fee required for that dog , which is variable but generally around the $250 mark.


Once all checks are completed and we are satisfied with the situation the dog is released to the new owner and the registration changed over. 

NB : We reserve the right to refuse any adoption person / family if we feel the placement is unsuitable for any reason.



              SURRENDERING YOUR DOGUE TO RESCUE

So your situation has changed and now you are in the position where you can no longer care for, or keep  your beloved Bordeaux ...well we can help you if your dog is a purebred Bordeaux ( sorry we can not       re-home crossbreeds ) we will talk with you and get a bit of history on your dog, ask you to fill out a surrender contract which means you surrender the dog to our care  and if all checks out we will take your dogue into foster care where they will be evaluated and vet checked, as well as desexed & micro chipped if necessary and we will find the appropriate home for each individual dogs requirements and rehome it for you for a small surrender fee which will go into rescue to help with costs involved in rehoming.


 We have a lot of people on our mailing list who are wanting to offer your dogue a wonderful new home and  you can be assured all homes are well investigated first by the rescue coordinators , property checks done before any placement of any rescue, all are placed on a strict rehoming contract with the Club so we are well aware of where they are and how they are going at all times as we are in regular contact with our rescue adopter's.


We can keep in contact with you throughout this entire adoption process ,but are unable to give you the contact details of your dogs new owner , but we are more than happy for you to contact us at anytime in the future to see how your  dogue is doing in there new home.


So if you find yourself in the  position that you require our help with rehoming please don't hesitate to contact us as we are happy to help wherever we can we do however ask for a surrender fee to go towards helping other bordeaux's requiring help in the future.


    NB : Sorry but we will NOT assist with rehoming aggressive dogs.


 I DON'T WANT TO REHOME MY DOGUE BUT I NEED ADVICE WITH IT 

If you are having a few issues with your Dogue and just need some advise on behaviour issues,  so need the name of  a trainer / behaviorist in you area, feeding or puppy care we are happy to help wherever we can.

                           RESCUE THOUGHT

                          Don't close the door! Don't push me away.

                           Why are you leaving? Don't make me stay.

                                    Slow down the car, I can't keep up.

                              This pavement is hot and my pads are cut.

                           I've got to quit running or my heart will pop.

                            Every muscle is aching. Why don't you stop?

                            I'm so hungry and thirsty. Darkness is near.

                          But I shouldn't leave, he will come for me here.

                      Several weeks have passed, I am dead on my feet.

                  They call me a nuisance because I eat off the streets.

                             Every car that passes, I chase it to see

                                   If it's my master coming for me.

                             Though I approach those that come near

                                With trust in my eyes and no sign of fear.


                   With hate in their voices and a cold, heartless stare,

                       They threaten to kill me - they don't even care.

                      Batter my body with rocks that they throw,

                      I will not leave, he will come, don't you know?

                     Overtaken with weakness, my body is numb.

                    I'm sick and so lonely. Oh please, let him come!

                         I will go back where he first threw me out.

                     I'll wait for him there, he will come, no doubt.

                    My thoughts are fading. My chest feels like lead.

                          I'm sleepy, so sleepy - I can't lift my head.

                         It's so quiet, so peaceful -- all remains still.

                        There is my master at my home on the hill.

                            Yes, I can see him, he's calling my name.

                    His voice is so gentle, his hands are the same.

                     He decided he wants me. Things will be fine.

                          I really do love him, that master of mine.

                 My tail wags with pleasure. I can't catch my breath.

                    He came in my dreams, but so did my DEATH!!

            


   WHAT ARE OUR MAIN REQUIREMENTS ?  


The Applicant MUST .......

*   be over 18 years of age.

*   own there own home, or provide proof of landlords consent.

*   be experienced with large breed Dogs .

*    have a fully fenced secure property.  (  6 foot in height fences)

*   be prepared to have surprise visits by a club representative

     at any time before or after the adoption.

*   agree to a property inspection before the dogs placement.

*   not have received , or had a member of there family , been

      suspected of or prosecuted for animal abuse.

* agree to return the dog to our care should there situation

    change at anytime.

* prepared to allow the dogue to inside access with the family.

* prepared to abide by ALL local council requirements &

   bylaws requirements for dog ownership in there area.

* are prepared to sign an Adoption Contract for the dogue.


So if you feel you meet this criteria and would like to make a Dogue de Bordeaux part of your family then please fill in  an  Adoption Application form.


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NB : Please note we DO NOT under any circumstances

              rehome entire dogs for breeding purposes.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 WHAT DOES THE ADOPTION PROCESS     
                                  INVOLVE  ?      


Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue advertise all dogs available either on there website or through Trade me and pets on the net .


All dogs are evaluated by both the organisation we are dealing with at the time or by a Club representative, or behaviourist, to make sure they qualify to be rehomed , if medical treatment is required the dog is taken to a veterinarian to receive a check up , be desexed  , micro-chipped and receive any treatment necessary.They are then placed into a foster home for the duration of there recovery or for an accessment time and stay there until we find them the appropriate home for there requirements from the rescue file we keep of potential homes available  or via an email blast to all people on our email rescue database.


Once an appropriate owner and situation has been found we get the potential new owner to come and meet the dog and see how both feel about each other and then evaluate it from there going off the feedback given by the dog and the potential owner if we do not feel there is a connection by either party then we continue our search continuing the process....to us there is no use in placing a dog into a situation that clearly does not suit the persons lifestyle or the dogs requirements.


If after the meeting both parties are compatible we then arrange a meeting with the potential new owner and the rescue coordinator, or a representative, does a property check and if they find it suitable they will go through the Adoption contract with the new owner to make them well aware of the adoption contract requires from the and explain the fee required for that dog , which is variable but generally around the $350 mark.


Once all checks are completed and we are satisfied with the situation the dog is released to the new owner and the registration changed over. 

NB : We reserve the right to refuse any adoption person / family if we feel the placement is unsuitable for any reason.

 SURRENDERING YOUR DOGUE TO RESCUE


So your situation has changed and now you are in the position where you can no longer care for, or keep  your beloved Bordeaux ...well we can help you if your dog is a purebred Bordeaux ( sorry we can not re-home crossbreeds ) we will talk with you and get a bit of history on your dog, ask you to fill out a surrender contract which means you surrender the dog to our care  and if all checks out we will take your dogue into foster care where they will be evaluated and vet checked, as well as desexed & micro chipped if necessary and we will find the appropriate home for each individual dogs requirements and rehome it for you for a small surrender fee which will go into rescue to help with costs involved in rehoming.


 We have a lot of people on our mailing list who are wanting to offer your dogue a wonderful new home and  you can be assured all homes are well investigated first by the rescue coordinators , property checks done before any placement of any rescue, all are placed on a strict rehoming contract with the Club so we are well aware of where they are and how they are going at all times as we are in regular contact with our rescue adopter's.


We can keep in contact with you throughout this entire adoption process ,but are unable to give you the contact details of your dogs new owner , but we are more than happy for you to contact us at anytime in the future to see how your  dogue is doing in there new home.


So if you find yourself in the  position that you require our help with rehoming please don't hesitate to contact us as we are happy to help wherever we can we do however ask for a surrender fee to go towards helping other bordeaux's requiring help in the future.


    NB : Sorry but we will NOT assist with rehoming aggressive dogs.

                RESCUE POEM THOUGHT

                             Don't close the door! Don't push me away.


                           Why are you leaving? Don't make me stay.


                                    Slow down the car, I can't keep up.


                              This pavement is hot and my pads are cut.


                           I've got to quit running or my heart will pop.


                            Every muscle is aching. Why don't you stop?


                            I'm so hungry and thirsty. Darkness is near.


                          But I shouldn't leave, he will come for me here.


                      Several weeks have passed, I am dead on my feet.


                  They call me a nuisance because I eat off the streets.


                             Every car that passes, I chase it to see


                                   If it's my master coming for me.


                             Though I approach those that come near


                                With trust in my eyes and no sign of fear.


                     With hate in their voices and a cold, heartless stare,


                       They threaten to kill me - they don't even care.


                      Batter my body with rocks that they throw,


                      I will not leave, he will come, don't you know?


                     Overtaken with weakness, my body is numb.


                    I'm sick and so lonely. Oh please, let him come!


                         I will go back where he first threw me out.


                     I'll wait for him there, he will come, no doubt.


                    My thoughts are fading. My chest feels like lead.


                          I'm sleepy, so sleepy - I can't lift my head.


                         It's so quiet, so peaceful -- all remains still.


                        There is my master at my home on the hill.


                            Yes, I can see him, he's calling my name.


                    His voice is so gentle, his hands are the same.


                     He decided he wants me. Things will be fine.


                          I really do love him, that master of mine.


                 My tail wags with pleasure. I can't catch my breath.


                    He came in my dreams, but so did my DEATH!!

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