At Forever Hounds Trust, we recognise that we are living in unprecedented times and we are keenly aware of the important role that pets (in particular dogs) can play in family life during this pandemic.
Nationally, the demand to adopt a dog has soared, and despite people now returning to work and school, the number of applications we are receiving continues to increase.
This has placed significant pressure on the small teams of volunteers who help process our home offers. As we can no longer conduct in-person home visits, our alternative telephone interview process needs to be very detailed and can take time to complete. This ensures we match the right hound to your home environment and lifestyle.
So we would ask that you please be patient – we will make contact with you as soon as we are able and when we have a hound that we think is a good match for your family, we will invite you to meet them at our kennels.
These meetings will take place in an outdoor environment and we will ensure that governement guidelines regarding social distancing and hygiene are strictly adhered to.
Please note: We really do value your offer to home one (or even two!) of our hounds. However, at present, we are only able to proceed with home offers that meet the following criteria:
- Experienced sighthound home or willing to follow a strict training plan provided by our behavourists.
- No cats or other small animals in the home (*during this time we are unable to meaningfully assess any of our dogs in a home for cat tolerance*
- Live within England and Wales and willing to travel to our kennels in Somerset, Gloucestershire or Buckinghamshire. Please note you may be asked to visit more than once in some specific cases
A note about Reserved Dogs:
Dogs on our website that are highlighted as being ‘Reserved’ have already been successfully matched to and met their new family, and are in the final stages of the homing process.
As always, many thanks for all your support.