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I applied to adopt an older dog (10 ) but was turned down as my partner and I work (full time teachers, so we generally work from 8.30-3.30). Even though we have two rescue dogs already and a dog walker who pops in each day this was deemed inadequate. I totally understand that they have to act in the best interests of a dog and am glad they thoroughly vet each home, but I believe they need to have a more open minded adoption policy if they are to help the maximum amount of dogs possible. Many more rescues are more open minded to working families and assess dogs and potential owners on an individual basis. I think having a blanket ban on working homes is very limiting and means that dogs are potentially missing out on many knowledgeable, safe and loving home.It was also clear from the emailed reply I received to my application that the assessor had not even read through my application properly, as they had missed several key details and claimed that I was also being turned down as I didn't have any existing dogs (I have two). Even if a dog would be left alone for four hours at a time in between a dog walker coming in, surely this is preferable to being in kennels? I have since gone on to adopt a third dog from a well known rescue organisation. It is a shame that I was not able to help a MTR dog as I was a big supporter of the rescue for a long time, but unfortunately I do not feel I would be able to recommend the rescue to friend or family as I do not think many people would have the chance of adopting from them!
Review by: Sara
We are very sorry you feel you were unfairly turned down for an older dog. We absolutely do not have a blanket ban on working homes and are always happy to discuss this with potential adopters but it does depend on the dog they was to adopt. We would be more than happy to discuss your application. On every reply we send via email we do say please contact us if we’ve misunderstood or you feel you’ve been unfairly turned down. We very much regret you feel unable to support or recommend us to others as you feel it’s too hard to adopt from us. We home around 2500 dogs a year.
Many Tears Animal Rescue
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MTAR are a dedicated bunch of people trying to find the right home for THE DOG. They are friendly and forthright and will offer help and guidance as necessary. This is the second dog we have rehomed from them and although they have not followed up the adoption, this could be that we are very experienced large dog owners and in any event they make enquiries, visiting etc prior to adoption. Their paperwork etc is straightforward and easy to understand. I would very much recommend.
Review by: Jeanne Sowerby
Adoption: 12th Oct 2013
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The overall adoption process was effective and efficient with the re-homing and welfare of the dog of the utmost priority and importance once the vetting had been approved. I would like to point out that as an ex-puppy farm stud, my new pet would have found it so much harder to adjust if it wasn't for the appropriate care and experience of the foster home/s he had been in prior to me taking him on. His adjustment to pet life is going well thanks to the early start that MTR gave him which in turn has made our experience so far, much easier than it could have been.
I would say that the pre-adoption qualification, ease and care was very good and the foster-er was exceptionally helpful and supportive with advise and background etc. I am very fortunate to be having a great deal of success so far (although early days) and it would have been great to have been able to report this positive story back if a follow-up had been made by MTR, however, I have seen that their priority is the re-homing of vulnerable animals who desperately need forever homes. With this in mind, I would find it very difficult to be too critical about the lack of follow-up communication as I would rather that phone call was made on another re-homing than a courtesy follow-up.
I big well done thumbs up and thank you from me
Review by: GKK
Adoption: 11th Feb 2014
Many Tears Rescue
Cares for and rehomes primarily ex-breeding dogs or those on death row in the pounds via foster homes and also runs a cattery for unwanted or stray cats.
|Species||Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of all breeds and types.|
|Charitable Status||Not registered charity|
|Visitor Options||Visitors welcome during opening hours|