First Time Dog Owner
We know how rewarding owning a dog can be and that the relationship you build with your dog can be a wonderful experience. We also know that getting a dog is a big commitment: in time, money and care. With thousands of dogs abandoned every year, it’s worth spending some time thinking before deciding to get a dog. There’s the time involved, for a start. A dog can live for 15 years; this is a long-term relationship. There’s the cost of food, toys, vaccinations, pet insurance and vet bills. Finally there’s lifestyle to consider; can you give a dog the attention, exercise and love he deserves?
If you have never owned a dog before and have little experience of dogs but are thinking of getting a dog from Dogs Trust, we’re here to help you every step of the way and make sure you are supported in your decision making.
Our friendly, highly experienced rehoming centre staff are here to help match the right dog to your lifestyle and home.
At Dogs Trust, the rehoming process does not end when you take your new family member home. Our staff will be there to provide you with advice, support and information when you need it, throughout your dog’s life. We can advise you on behavioural issues and training. Some of our rehoming centres even offer onsite training classes.
For quick reference and information on all things dog related, you can always rely on our A-Z.