What is Patchwork dog, SAS and Loughborough Learner? | Dogs Trust

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What is Patchwork dog, SAS and Loughborough Learner?

At Dogs Trust Loughborough some of our dogs need a little more help. The information below will help understand what’s involved in rehoming a Patchwork dog, a Loughborough Learner or one covered by our Shared Adoption Scheme.

Patchwork dogs

What is a patchwork dog?

A patchwork dog is one that needs a little more help. They will have a combination of behavioural and training needs that together make a patchwork of requirements for their new home and family.  

For example - A nervous and fearful dog who lacked early socialisation will react to many everyday things in normal life. This dog will develop a deep bond with key family members which help them overcome their fear in difficult situations.

Our staff build strong bonds with our patchwork dogs so our aim is to transfer the bond to their new family and provide them with the knowledge and understanding to care for the dog.

 

What’s involved in rehoming a patchwork dog?

Rehoming a patchwork dog is unique process dependant on the individual dog’s requirements and the new owner’s knowledge and circumstances.

 

How long will it take to rehome a patchwork dog?

The most important aspect when rehoming a patchwork dog is for the family to build a strong relationship with their new dog. The time required is totally dependant on the individual dog; some will love you straight away while others will remain unsure for quite a while.

 

Loughborough Learner

What is a Loughborough Leaner?

A Learner is a dog who still has some learning to do! They will have some training goals that they need to achieve before they will be ready to go home but with the help of their new family, they will make greater progress. Building a bond and learning the training together under the guidance of our trained team will ensure you succeed together.

 

What’s involved in rehoming a Loughborough Learner dog?

Rehoming a learner dog is unique process dependant on the individual dog’s requirements and the new owner’s knowledge and circumstances.

 

How long will it take to rehome a Loughborough Learner dog?

The most important aspect when rehoming a learner dog is for the family to build a strong relationship with their new dog. The time required is totally dependant on the goals the dog needs to achieve before they can go home.  

 

Shared Adoption Scheme (SAS)

What is SAS?

We have a small number of dogs that come in to us who may have an existing medical problem – this may only be diagnosed at one of their veterinary checks as they come in to our centres.

We can have dogs that have been diagnosed with epilepsy, diabetes or other ongoing problems and you may be able to give one of these special dogs a home. It could be that you have already been through some of the conditions that we have dogs in the centre with and may have knowledge of how they need to be managed from previous experience.

In special circumstances we may offer financial support for some of these identified conditions. This may simply mean that these dogs require ongoing treatment or medication for a set period or even life-long.

Please note that we do ask that, as for all rehomed our dogs, pet insurance is obtained to cover any other unexpected health problems that you may encounter. 

We do not cover fees for non-certified conditions nor traumatic injuries.