Congratulations on adopting a rescue dog!

Practical advice & tips for bringing a rescue dog into your life

Congratulations! Choosing to rescue a dog means giving an animal a second chance in life.

We recognise that adopting a rescue dog with an unknown history can come with its own set of challenges. This comprehensive guide, developed by professional trainers, aims to help make the transition to life in your home as successful as possible for your dog and your family.

It is jam packed full of useful information that will help you give your new rescue dog the best possible start in his life with you and help you deal with any challenges.

It also includes a special offer for a month FREE Pet Insurance (a promo code is provided for use in our quote tool), to help ensure your rescue dog is protected from the very start. To be eligible for this offer, your dog needs to be adopted from a registered adoption kennel. Please ensure you have a certificate of adoption which will be needed when first submitting your claim.

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About our Rescue Dog Guide

From the moment you pick up your rescue dog, you will become everything to him, and he will be immensely grateful for a new chance in life.

What he needs most is stability and safety, and a routine to help him settle in.

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We have developed this guide in cooperation with rescue organisations to help provide guidance and ensure a great start for you and your new dog.

In the guide, we answer some of the most common questions that new rescue dog parents have, and give advice on important topics like:

  • bringing your rescue dog home and settling him in
  • integrating with the family
  • your dog’s health and care
  • your dog’s diet and weight
  • how to socialise your rescue dog
  • how to train your rescue dog
  • understanding your dog’s body language.

It also provides answers to common questions questions and useful information about keeping your dog safe, and what to do in an emergency.

We hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

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