I want to give up an aggressive dog. Can you help?
Our aim is to find a new home for every dog that needs one, and we take in all kinds of dogs.
You may need to wait a bit longer before we can take them. We have an experienced behavioural team, but there’s a limit to the number of dogs with behavioural issues that we can take at one time.
In our centres, dogs usually share kennels. If your dog isn’t keen on other dogs, you may need to wait until a kennel is free just for them.
If your dog really doesn’t like other dogs and reacts aggressively, then a rehoming centre may not be the best place for them. If we think your dog will be unhappy in kennels, then we’ll talk to you about what options there are. We have a limited number of spaces in foster homes, so this might be an option.
If your dog is aggressive towards people, it is very unlikely that a rehoming centre is the right place for them. We have a duty of care towards our staff, volunteers and adopters, so we may not be able to take them at all. In these situations, we can offer advice on how you can manage your dog’s behaviour and may recommend that you speak to your vet for referral to a behaviour expert.