Patrick & Saffron (Not available yet for adoption)

Born (Approx)
4 years 1 month ago

Patrick and his sister Saffron have very special needs, and won’t be ready for rehoming for quite some time.  This brother and sister lab/setter cross duo have spent their whole lives in rescue kennels and as such, they are very nervous and fearful of the outside world. They’re going to be spending lots of time with us to help them to be ready for their furever homes when the time is right. Due to their pasts, they will need quiet homes with patient and experienced owners.  We’re looking forward to seeing them both blossom and come out of their shells with lots of love and affection from the RATS family. We’ll let you know when we feel they are ready for the next chapter in their futures.

Please note we are not taking applications for these dogs at the moment

Living with children
I cannot live with children
Living with dogs
I don't know yet if i could live with another dog
Ideal home location
I prefer to live in a quiet location


The Adoption Process

We have a number of animals in our care. Most are homeless through no fault
of their own and are looking for new homes and owners who can give them the attention they deserve.

Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our adoption procedure:

  • Step 1: The animal is admitted into our care, and assessed by our team.
  • Step 2: The animal is examined by a vet, who treats any ailments or injuries. 
  • Step 3: The appropriate team leader will liaise with the potential adopter to assist with their choice of animal.
  • Step 4: The potential new owners meet the animal, and decide if they want to adopt. New owners may be asked to visit the animal several times before the adoption takes place.
  • Step 5: A pre-adoption home visit will then be made to new owners premises to meet the members of the household and to ensure that the environment is right.
    Step 6: If the visit goes well you will be asked to collect the animal and for an adoption donation ( amount on request ) and to sign an agreement to care for the pet with a commitment to return it to us if you can't continue to do so.