Our Policy

Every dog we rescue is important to us - from the small mixed breed right up the extra large pedigree, they are all equally as precious to us so that’s why from the moment they come into our care, we treat them like one of our own and are fully commited to their welfare and happiness. We aim to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome our dogs into the forever home that is best suited to their needs, with our backup and support offered for the rest of that dogs life - they will always be part of the Broken Halo family.

As we are a primarily foster based rescue, all our dogs are placed in foster homes throughout the UK so they can be thoroughly assessed before being offered for rehoming. By living with a family, this allows the dog to get used to a home environment that they wouldn’t have experienced whilst in kennels - although these are sometimes mandatory in emergency situations or where we have no fosters available, in which case the dog would still be fully assessed with a behaviourist on hand to support where required . Having a different range of experienced foster homes is great as it means we can assess the dog properly
and get to know him or her, so we can then judge what we feel will be the right home for them. Our foster carers are experienced dog lovers and most often have dogs, children, cats etc of their own so are dedicated to helping our dogs feel secure and confident, ready to find their forever homes!  

We are very experienced at matching
up adopters with dogs and we never compromise on this, which is reflected by the rigorous questions and application process we expect all adopters to go through and also our return rate, which is extremely low. 

All of our dogs are taken to a veterinarian initially for a full health check to ensure they are not suffering from any medical issues that would prevent them from being rehomed however if they are found to be suffering from a serious medical condition then they will be treated immediately - we will never allow any dog to suffer and do our best to fundraise to help cover the costs required. 

All of our dogs are chipped, flea’ed, wormed, fully vaccinated and neutered/spayed, if old enough, before they leave our care however if this is not the case due to their young age then this would come as a contractual condition in your adoption contract stating it must be carried out in the timeframe recommended by your veterinarian, at your expense - proof will be requested. Please note, All microchip details and vet history will only be transferred to new owner on full completion of adoption.

All our Romanian dogs are 4Dx blood tested for diseases and parasites and come with certificates and Passports with their vaccinations properly documented on it to prove this - their adoption fee also includes travel to mainland UK. 

All prospective owners will have to fill out our questionnaire to register interest in a dog and once we have reviewed this and are happy to proceed with your application then we will forward you for a Home Check - carried out by a volunteer in your local area on a date/time which suits you both. If the outcome of this is successful then a telephone interview will take place with a representative from the
Rescue to answer any other questions that either you or we, may have.

If you live within a reasonable distance from the dogs current location then you will be expected to travel to do some meet and greet visits with the dog in its home environment.

Our staff are always available to advise on training or behavioural issues and are there to assist if needed however a gentle reminder that they are indeed only volunteers so will do their best to get back to you as soon as possible.