Rescue has been set up to re-home Otterhounds when their current owner has a change in circumstance and can no longer keep their pet.

    This can be due to several reasons; divorce, sickness, financial difficulties, or bereavement etc.
    People shouldn’t consider themselves a failure if they have to put a hound into Rescue. It is the kindest thing they can do if real difficulties arise in
    their family and/or personal circumstances. It is also the best thing for the Otterhound in question. The process is quite simple and straightforward.
    The hound’s needs are paramount and the new home is chosen with great care and attention to its requirements..

    When buying an Otterhound from a breeder, as part of the contract of sale both parties (breeder and purchaser) are asked to agree the terms and
    conditions of the contract stating that if for any reason the purchaser is not able to keep their Otterhound then, as a first opinion, the hound must be
    offered back to the breeder.

    This is done to prevent hounds from being passed-on to unsuitable homes. Otterhound breeders are best placed to assess hounds and find them an appropriate home, many will have waiting lists of people able to take a rescue hound.
    The Otterhound Rescue sub-committee will act as co-ordinators and quickly make arrangements for any hound needing this service to be re-united with the breeder or re-homed with suitable owners.
    If you find yourself in this position please email: 

    The rescue sub committee consists of the following members:

    Caroline Wheatley - Rescue Co-Ordinator
    Nicki Eagles
    Maria Lerego

    Sam Lewis
    Sara Porter


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