Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue, Rehoming & Retirement (HSEDRRR) is a newly formed organisation based in the Adelaide Hills.
We will work across Adelaide Metro area, and within a four hour radius of Adelaide. We aim to assist with rehoming of small dogs who need to find a new family due to unforseen circumstances.
Hope Springs will ensure that all dogs that come into care have a health assessment and receive all medical care they require. No dog will be adopted unless they are desexed and microchipped.
Time will be taken to get to know each dog and assess their temperament and personality so that they can be matched with the perfect family.
We hope to work collaboratively with other rescues and animal shelters and to work with integrity, ethics, high standards and a high level of accountability - keeping the best interests of the dog at the forefront of our actions at all times.
We hope to educate and encourage commitment and responsible pet ownership.
We aim to create a group of passionate and motivated animal lovers who share our ideals and goals and also want to make a difference. We aim to look after our group members as well as we look after our dogs.
We hope to share the joys of doggy love with people who are not able to have a dog as a companion and will - where funds permit - take on dogs who need a comfortable place to retire, and fund their medical care.
Where we have the capacity or the funds - we will assist people with pets, who are doing it tough and may require some short term help with their dogs costs or with short term accommodation where their owner may need to go into hospital or away.
Above all - we seek to do no harm - and to assist other families to experience the joy and love that adding a dog as a treasured member of their family - brings.
If you are interested in one of our dogs, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance telling us who you are interested in, and why. We will then send you an adoption application to complete.
At a minimum, we will expect that all of our dogs will be inside/outside dogs and will be treated as a valued member of the family.
If your family needs match the needs of the dog, we will call you to discuss further and arrange a time for you to meet the puppy you are interested in.
If this goes well and you are keen to proceed, we will organise a mutually convenient time with you to undertake a fence/home check - and for the dog you are interested in to meet the rest of the family - both human and other animals.
If you feel that you would like to add the dog to your family, we will ask you to pay the adoption fee and the dog will commence a 4 week trial period - for all of you (both humans and pets) to make sure that you will all be happy living together. We will check in on you during this time and will be available to respond to any concerns you may have during this period.
If everyone is happy at the conclusion of the trial, we will transfer the microchip and provide you with any medical records and information we have on the dog you have adopted.
We will take the dog back into care at any time - if things do not work out - and we appreciate that sometimes - they just don't - for a number of reasons.
We will ask for a happy snap of the dog with their new family members for our adoption gallery and will ask whether we can use that in promoting our rescue on Facebook, the Internet or other promotional materials.
We want the process of adoption to be a happy and exciting time for you and your potential new family member and will work with you to make the experience as positive as possible.