Get Involved

 

Donating

The obvious one. Help us to save dogs lives by making a donation. Even a small amount will help our vital work. You can download a standing order form if you would like to make a regular donation.

Homeless Hounds are constantly trying to raise funds to help save dog who find themselves in the dog pound. Emergency boarding costs, vet treatments, transport costs and more are an ongoing source of expense to us.

 

Regular Donations

Regular donations to Homeless Hounds are a great way to help us save the lives of stray and abandoned animals and give them a second chance of a happy life in a loving home. Free from the threat of abuse, neglect or unnecessary destruction.

If you would like to make a regular donation please print out and complete the Standing Order Form below.

     
  Standing Order Form

Event Volunteers

We are always looking for people who can spare an hour or so of their time to help at Homeless Hounds fundraising events.  It may be at a street collection, on a stall at a show, or bag packing in a supermarket near you.

If you would like to volunteer to receive emails requesting volunteers to support Homeless Hounds events then please fill in the form below and you will be added to the list.

 

Fundraising

Join us on one of our fundraising events or run a small fundraising event for us, maybe with your friends and family.

 

A coffee morning

Bring and Buy sale

eBay sale

Sponsored walk

Raffle

 

We will be happy to offer advice, sponsor forms, posters and advertise your event on our website.

For more information please email Chloe.

 

Vet Runs

Almost all the dogs who come in to Homeless Hounds require basic vet care.  We need people to transport dogs from our kennels, Coach House Kennels, to the vets for these appointments.  Homeless Hounds currently do all the vet runs ourselves and we need help.

       
  Briarcliffe Kennels

16 River Road
Thornton-Cleveleys
Lancashire
FY5 5LR
  Withy Grove Pet
Veterinary Clinic

39 Station Rd
Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancs
PR5 6QR
       

If you would like to volunteer to receive emails requesting volunteers to transport dogs on vet runs then please fill in the form below and you will be added to the list.

 

 

Transporting

When a dog in our care finally secures a space in rescue, this could be anywhere within the UK and the dog needs transporting to his new rescue.  This is done by a chain of volunteers across the country who each take a section of the route.  At a selected change over point, the dog is passed to the next link in the chain and continues it's journey to the safety of a rescue space.

If you have a vehicle that is suitable to transport dogs and would like to volunteer to receive emails requesting volunteers for transport runs, please submit your details via the form below.  Transport costs can be covered if requested.

     
  Transporting Risks and Precautions 

 

 

Adoption

One of the most obvious ways to help Homeless Hounds is to adopt one of our dogs.

When dogs come into our care they are, where possible, placed with a foster family. This allows us to evaluate the dogs likes and dislikes and their individual personalities.

 

 

Adoption Application

If you are considering adopting one of our beautiful Homeless Hounds dogs, the first step is to fill in an Adoption Application. This tells us a bit about you and what you are looking for in your new family addition.

At Homeless Hounds we like to make the best match possible for both you and the dog, so please don't worry if your first application is not successful. We take extra care as we do not want dogs being returned as unsuitable as this is stressful for all concerned. At Homeless Hounds we believe that there is the right dog for everyone.

Meet and Greet

Should your application be a good match for the dog we would then arrange a 'meet and greet'. This is where you will visit the dog, probably at their foster home, and introduce yourselves to them. It is important that all members of the family who will be living with the dog and any dogs of your own attend the meet and greet. This way you will get an accurate impression of how the dog interacts with you.

After this meeting we will contact both you and the foster carer to gather feedback on how the meeting went. If you are a good match then the next step is a homecheck.

Homecheck

Before you are able to adopt one of our dogs you will need a homecheck. This is where somebody assigned by Homeless Hounds will arrange to visit you in your home and check that you have suitable accommodation. We believe that there is a suitable dog for everybody somewhere so we evaluate all home environments equally.

Collecting Your Dog

Once you have successfully completed your homecheck you will then be able to arrange to collect your new addition. We will continue to provide ongoing support to you and your new dog once you have taken them home.
You will be giving a dog a new start in life and in return they will give you love and licks.

 

Fostering

 

Join Our Team of Foster Families

Do you have room in your heart and home for one of our dogs?

Stray and abandoned dogs are stressed and often under weight. They are scared and confused because they don’t understand what is happening to them or what they have done wrong.

Could you give them the love and care they need to help them learn to trust people again?

 

A quote from one of our fosterers:

 

 

“Nursing Ozzie back to health and watching him change from a scared, underweight dog into a gentle loving friend has been an unforgettable experience. It has been a privilege to know him and care for him”

 

 

Foster homes are vital in helping us finding the right home for a dog in our care. When a dog is in kennels it doesn't allow us to find out about a dogs likes and dislikes and little characteristics. Some dogs may turn out to like a quiet life and a place to sleep so we could rule out busy, bustling homes. Others may be bouncy and clumsy which would mean we would avoid homes with small children.

Providing a good match of dog with prospective new owner means less stress for the dog and a happy new owner.

 

  If you would like to read more about fostering for Homeless Hounds then you can read our fostering booklet by clicking on the link below.

(Fostering Leaflet)
 
  To apply to be one of our foster carers then please click on the application form link below.

Application Form
 
     

 

Easyfundraising

easyfundraising.org.uk offers access to over 2000 of the UK's biggest and best known retailers - but with a difference. Simply use the links provided on their website when you shop online and a commission of up to 15% will be donated to Homeless Hounds.

 

 

 

 

It doesn't cost you anything extra to shop and raise funds in this way and there are lots of popular retailers participating.

All you need to do is visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register selecting Homeless Hounds as the organisation you wish to support (registration is FREE).


You will be raising funds for us whilst making purchases you would make anyway.

 
 

 

     

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So the next time you need to find something online, please use www.homelesshounds.easysearch.org.uk and raise money for Homeless Hounds with every search you make.

 

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