Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue and Rehoming QLD
BIN or Source Number: BIN0000941228714
OUR MISSION - The mission of Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue is to provide for the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned or unwanted Purebred Rhodesian Ridgebacks, as well as to protect and preserve the integrity and welfare of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed. Whilst we can not take crossbreds we are happy to list them on the page to help find them a Home. WHAT IS RESCUE Put simply a rescue dog is one that needs a new home. They come from all sorts of varying backgrounds – but mainly fit into two categories: • The first are dogs that are surrendered by their owners to RR Rescue. • The second are dogs that are surrendered to the pound, RSPCA or Animal Welfare groups. 1. In the first category: Some of the rescued RR’s come from loving homes that for some reason can no longer keep their pets – Reasons include: -an owner who has died or needs to go into a nursing home. -families that are forced to make a lifestyle change such as moving overseas or into an apartment. -or are given up due to divorce and the financial restraints that this may impose Some People give up their dogs because they were unprepared for the lifestyle requirements of the breed or they did not spend time to properly train their dogs when they were puppies. In most of these cases a complete background of the dog’s health and temperament is usually available. 2. In the second category: Some of the rescue RR’s that are obtained from animal shelters are ones that were found as strays or surrendered by people for the reasons above. With these dogs a health and temperament history is not always available and the club must determine the suitability of the dog to be rehoused. They are also taken to a veterinarian for a health check, immunisation and desexing if not already desexed. Very rarely do we get dogs under the age of one but we have rehomed dogs, successfully, as old as twelve. We keep a list of people waiting for an older dog but it doesn't matter when you put your name down, placement is decided by where the dog will best suit the lifestyle of the prospective new owners. The more conditions that you put on what kind of dog you were after usually the longer you may wait for one to come in that matches. Costs vary with each rescue but a donation to the rescue fund is always appreciated.
Adoption Policy: StrictTo be considered for one of our dogs you need to contact our rescue coordinator and fill out our prospective owners form.