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    Offering Free Dogs to a Good Home

    Articlepet advice guidesWednesday 27 February 2013
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    If you’re no longer in a position to offer adequate amounts of care to dogs, it may be the best decision all round to offer free dogs to a good home. However, this is a decision that needs plenty of thought of care – as you want to ensure the new owner has the suitable experience needed to provide a safe and stable environment for the dogs to flourish.

     

     



    Advertising Free Dogs – Things to Consider

     

    1.    Bear in mind the potential risks of offering dogs for free – your circumstances may make a quick, hassle-free sale a top priority, but you need to focus on the ‘good home’ aspect of the stock phrase ‘free dogs to a good home’.

    The welfare of the dogs needs to be your top priority – sadly, it’s a fact of life that some individuals are simply not inclined to offer appropriate care to animals. If you harbour any doubts about how to transfer care of the puppies, get in contact with your local animal rescue shelter or dogs home and they will be able to guide you further or even offer to take over care of the dogs.

     

    2.    Therefore, you’ll need to approach any enquiries with plenty of caution and scrutiny. At this stage, it’s best to follow an interview-style process over the phone. Naturally, when you are advertising a free dog, it’s more than likely that the advert will attract a lot of interest, so you’ll need to construct a list of the most reputable callers.

    Therefore, use each enquiry as an opportunity to learn more about the caller’s level of experience with dogs and their current situation. If you’re advertising free puppies to a good home, it’s probably best to seek owners with previous experiences of the unique demands of training a puppy. Similarly, energetic breeds are best suited to experienced buyers. Older, docile dogs may suit a buyer looking to own a dog for the first time. Draw up a list of the callers you believe can offer your dogs a loving environment.



    3.    Now, you can meet some of these callers in person. Invite those people you wish to meet to come and meet the dog or puppies, and have a longer chat about their desire to look after a dog. This will give you more confidence in any decision you make over the future care of a dog. Allow them to play with the dog for a couple of minutes; this will give you a sense over whether they can build a successful bond and you’ll instantly be able to spot if they have a natural affinity for handling dogs.



    4.    However, don’t rush into a decision, even if you seem sure the person could offer a comfortable lifestyle to the dog. Thank them for their interest, and tell them you’ll be back in contact in due course. Allow a couple of other callers from the list to visit the dog or puppies and follow a similar process until you’re sure in your own mind that the decision to offer free dogs to a good home was the correct one.

     

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