SOUTHEAST BLOODHOUND RESCUE, INC.
Due to the high number of purebred bloodhounds landing in animal control units and kill shelters around the southeast, SEBR is no longer taking bloodhounds currently belonging to families who, for some reason, can no longer keep or want their bloodhound. HOWEVER, our organization will offer placement assistance if the surrendering family is willing to keep/foster the dog until such time as a permanent placement home can be found for him/her, or will offer placement referral assistance if the surrendering owner wishes to prescreen applicants themselves.
Placement assistance means the dog will be placed using the same screening process used in placement of those bloodhounds in the SEBR foster system. Only after a potential adopter has been pre-screened and approved, will they be given contact information for the surrendering owners. An adoption fee will be charged and payable to SEBR to help ongoing rescue efforts. No compensation will be paid to the surrendering family.
In order to offer placement assistance for bloodhounds needing to be surrendered, certain criteria MUST be met prior to beginning the search for a new home by South East Bloodhound Rescue:
1. Proof of current Vaccinations, Copies of veterinarian treatment records
5. Any temperament problems known must be disclosed (Dogs with an aggressive history must be thoroughly evaluated to determine their suitability for adoption. Placement assistance will NOT be provided for any animal that has a history of aggression towards humans or a history of lethal aggression towards other companion animals, specifically other dogs.)
Placement referral assistance means the dog’s information will be listed on the “Hounds Available Other Agencies” page of the SEBR web site, including contact information for the surrendering owners. No adoption applications will be taken on the dog, nor will any prospective adopters be screened. It will be the responsibility of the current owners to check out the references and home of the potential adopters. The surrendering owners should charge an adoption fee of no less than $50, but no more than $250 for a dog. (The adoption fee is to discourage predators who pick up ‘free’ dogs and cats to sell to research laboratories.) No adoption fee will be charged by SEBR.
In order to offer placement referral assistance for bloodhounds needing to be surrendered, certain criteria MUST be met prior to listing the dog as available on the SEBR web site:
5. Any temperament problems known must be disclosed (Placement referral assistance will NOT be provided for any animal that has a history of aggression towards humans or a history of lethal aggression towards other companion animals, specifically other dogs.)
The surrendering owners ARE REQUIRED TO notify Southeast Bloodhound Rescue as soon as the dog is placed, in order keep our internet listings current.