Why don't you do homechecks?
We do reserve the right to carry out homechecks but it is surprising how emotive this subject can be and the importance that some place on homechecks. We would simply ask you to consider our view. Because we deal with a specific breed we attract potential new owners from all over the UK. Some will travel hundreds of miles to look for a new companion. Many other rescues deal with all breeds and usually have a "catchment area" for their new owners. It is therefore easier from a practical point of view for them to carry out homechecks. There is another big difference - many rescue centres allow you to walk around viewing the dogs and if you are interested in a particular dog they will reserve it for you until the homecheck has been done, this often includes looking not only at your home but also the suitability of you and your family. Our staff know the dogs, and having spent some time with you, can glean all the relevant information about your circumstances to ensure we are satisfied everything is in order. The only reason to do a homecheck would be to check your garden is secure. As a "security measure" we do ask for some type of address verification such as Driving Licence or Utility Bill to be seen prior to rehoming.