ABOUT BOUVIER DES FLANDRES RESCUE SOUTH AFRICA
Our mission is to protect and serve the Bouviers des Flandres breed throughout South Africa, by the responsible and effective rescue of Bouviers in need. Education of the public with relation to the qualities, characteristics, needs and requirements of this special breed is of the utmost importance. All Bouviers handled by BdFRSA will only be placed in fully approved homes after sterilisation, full vaccination, deworming and micro-chipping.
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What are the criteria looked at when evaluating for a prospective adopter?
They must know the breed
Describe the ideal owner and environment for your breed.
Calm, secure environment, people at home during the day, must be allowed inside
Does the adoption fee include Sterilisation?
What is the adoption fee?
Are the dogs dewormed at the time of adoption?
Does the adoption fee include a physical check up by a vet prior to adoption?
Do you give the client as much history as you have ?
Do you sort out any behaviour problems before adopting?
How do you make assessments as to a dog's compatibility to children and non canine pets?
If the adopter has existing dogs do you arrange for an introductions to assess compatibility?
Do you do subsequent home checks once a dog has been adopted?
What other support is provided to the adopter after a dog has been adopted?
Do you make use of foster homes for dogs?
If yes to the above; does the adoption process differ in any way?
If the adoption is not successful that you would take the dog back?
We generally do not home to families with small children and non-canine pets. If we have a special request to consider such a placement, we look at their general temperament with the assistanceof a behaviour consultant. If they are in any way reactive to visitors, birds, etc they will not be considered for such a home.
Bouvier owners each handle their integration differently based on their knowledge of the breed – which is a prerequisite. Because of the Bouvier’s placid nature we have few problems with introductions into a new home. When in our area and the owners feel insecure, we go out with a behaviourist to do introductions.
To the fullest extent possible – Bouvier owners are a family so we get regular updates and photographs.
Access by email to a qualified behaviour consultant.
Should the need to foster arise we would be even stricter with regards to observation and assessment by a behaviour consultant.
Definitely. It forms part of our adoption contract that the dog must be returned to us.