Scruffer Lovers Inc

Bin/Source number: DACO123612

SA, Adelaide 5000
Phone: 0438139734
Email: [email protected]

Scruffer Lovers is a small rescue dedicated to helping place friendly pound dogs from various regional and rural councils in South Australia. We assist with rehoming local South Australian pound dogs in need (and private surrenders, assessed on a case-by-case basis), and help them to find loving, forever homes once desexed, vaccinated and microchipped. We are only small but have helped many dogs, often with the help of other small local rescues. We love being able to work with other rescues to help save as many friendly poundies as we can. At Scruffer Lovers we pride ourselves on our animal welfare standards. Each animal is treated as an individual and their needs are our top priority. We make every attempt to ensure all of our dogs are good with people and other dogs prior to coming into care. Upon coming into care, all our dogs receive full veterinary assessment, worm and flea treatments and they are desexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Each dog is fostered into a home environment where they receive plenty of love and care, and we care for these dogs until they find a loving home, no matter how long that may take. We are a no kill rescue. It is unfortunate that some dogs are so traumatised that they cannot be safely rehomed. We will never compromise the welfare of an animal to save its life; we believe in quality of life, not quantity. Sadly, sometimes, we do have to say no. In saying that, it is important to focus on the positive aspect of rescue and remember how many dogs we have assisted over the years in finding great homes and also how many people and families we have helped find their loving companions or assistance dogs. There are a small number of volunteers involved in the rescue. Our team are all voluntary, with many of us working full-time and generally volunteer their time after hours to look after the dogs and to also attend to the administration. We look forward to placing many more dogs and helping families find loving, lifelong companions.
Adoption Policy: Moderate
Adoption application - discuss - meet and greet - adopt - followed by two-week trial period. Aftercare and ongoing support offered. Adoption application - Please click the corresponding link, this sends an automatic email to Scruffer Lovers. You will receive an Adoption Application by reply email. Once the completed application is received, we will respond by email or phone call to discuss the dog in further detail, and answer any other questions you may have and arrange a meet and greet. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt, nor does it guarantee adoption of that dog. Trial period - Adoptions for dogs have a fourteen-day trial period. If the trial is not successful, the adoption fee will be refunded within fourteen days, minus an administration fee. All our animals are desexed prior to adoption, as well as micro-chipped and C5 vaccinated. Flea and worm treatment is also done frequently. Adoption fees cover these services. SA Breeder No: DACO 123612