Independent Tibetan Terrier Rescue
Caronavirus (COVID-19) Note: You are aware of the current government situation as regards isolation, in addition the Kennel Club have stated that the movement of dogs is NOT classed as a necessity.
However if a dog's welfare is at stake DEFRA have given dispensation for rescue officers only to make a journey, and this must not involve crossing the borders between England Scotland and Wales. If we have a dog and we contact you, we will discuss privately the arrangements that need to be made, whilst keeping everyone safe.
We are still taking applications but only in circumstances where a dog's life is in risk will we be able to complete a rescue until the restrictions are lifted. Please bear with us.
Click here to submit a short form to us
We are now in 2021, very little happened last year due to the virus and lockdowns, just a handful of dogs were rehomed. However we did receive literally thousands of applications to go through and we won't be able to find a dog for everyone.
Please click on the heading in the titles down the left hand side of this page to find 'Apply to Rescue a TT' : this gives you an idea of the information we need to start the ball rolling and add you to our list of homes waiting. It's important that you answer those questions, you can either click on the 'submit form' button, or just paste them into an email and send through. email@example.com. Without this information, you may be passed over when we are looking for a home for a dog. We need to get a 'feel' for the type of home you will be, so that we can match the best dog to you. Remember, we will look for the best possible home for the dog, it's about what best meets the dogs needs. A rescue dog can be hard work and will take a while to settle, there are lots of things we need to bear in mind. So tell us as much as you can - a single line email saying you want a dog will never make us think 'what a good home', now will it?
You should be aware that we do NOT have a 'rescue centre' as such, and it's rarely possible for you to meet the dog before you make a decision. We will give you as much information about the dog as we have so that you can consider whether you are right for each other. If you do decide to offer the dog a home, we will either arrange to bring him/her to your house if geography allows, or if there is a huge distance between the dog's current home and yours we will arrange a suitable spot to meet you and hand over the dog, once all other arrangements are in place.
Val is generally available most of the day between 10 and 6 to take calls about Welfare and Rescue on 01594 562 402. She is based near Gloucester. Sue and Michelle are based in North Wales and can be contacted on 01248 689049
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We received the picture above, along with the email copied below :-
Hi, this photo taken this spring of our 4 rescued TTs is so great, we wondered if you would want to put it on the website.
From left to right: BOB (rescued 1999), BOO (deaf puppy rescued 2008 from Ros), WINNIE (rescued with Bob in 1999), STANLEY (rescued from Val/Peter 2009)
Deborah & Chris
Many thanks to everyone who has sent us photos & donations during the year. We do love to hear how 'our' dogs are getting along in their new homes, and if you have good photos, we will always find some space for them on the website!
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Every penny of all donations go to helping find the dogs the right home, and ensuring that they are healthy whilst in our care to give them the best possible start with their new family.
PLEASE try to call us between the hours of 9.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday, unless it's an emergency! We all have other commitments too and are currently taking a large number of fairly long phone calls late in the evening and over the weekends. Thanks very much for your co-operation on this.
When you complete and return your form or give us your information, you need to give us a return phone number and tell us wherabouts in UK you live - we can't really do anything with you request unless we have this.
A WORD ABOUT PUPPIES !!
Please note that we rarely have puppies available. Puppies tend to be bred for sale! The only time we have puppies for rehoming is when there is a problem which makes them unsaleable, eg deafness, hernia.
If your heart is really set on a puppy, you should consider buying one from a reputable breeder. Most of our dogs are at least 12 months old, please bear this in mind. The Kennel Club has a list of assured breeders on their site, as do the TTA (Tibetan Terrier Association).
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If you are contacting us via email PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include your phone number and tell us what area of the country you live in !
A confidential service dedicated to re-homing Tibetan Terriers :
A service run by people who love Tibetan Terriers to ensure that all these dogs have a good & loving home.
We at INDEPENDENT TIBETAN TERRIER RESCUE are here to help: whether you are looking for a new addition to your family & can offer a good home, or if you need advice on caring for your tibetan, or finding him a new place to live.
Rescue dogs usually come to us through no fault of their own. He will be upset and confused at the change in his life, and will need your support & care to settle into his new home.
We are available to help and guide you as much as we possibly can.
Before you consider taking on a rescue dog, you need to be very sure that you can take care of him and offer him a permanent and loving home. It can take a little time for him to get used to you & your family, so be prepared for this.
Sometimes a dog comes to us needing a new home urgently, so on occasion the whole process has to be completed very quickly.
We re-home dogs of all ages. Some come from families, and some come to us via kennels or breeders. You will be given any information we have on the dog's past history if we have it.
Between us, we cover the whole of the UK. Be aware that we do check homes for suitability before a dog is allocated.
Independent Tibetan Terrier Rescue do not take ownership of any of the dogs - we simply act as a conduit between the owner placing the dog up for adoption and the potential new home.
When a dog is being put into rescue we get as much info as possible from the owner and pass this onto the family looking to rescue a dog. They can then make their own decision based on this information, however it MUST be noted that we cannot verify what we are told and therefore have to take the owner's word for the current situation and the reasons for the dog being placed into rescue. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE NEW POTENTIAL FAMILY to assess this and to make their decision. We cannot ever offer any guarantees as to the dog's suitability nor temperament, as quite obviously we do not know the dogs from personal experience.
We will always try to help out or remove the dog immediately if you do find you have problems, simply contact us.
We appreciate everyone that has offered us their support in setting up this very needed Rescue service.
We need people who can help us out - with local home checks, fundraising, transporting of dogs from one home to another... ANY help you can offer us will be gratefully accepted. We always need people to help out by offering to transport dogs around within their own area as needed. Can you help?
Click here to apply to rescue a TT