Our Charter

Registered Charity Number: 1187770

Our core mission is to rescue and rehome dogs in need of our help throughout the UK and Cyprus. Subject to space, but irrespective of condition, age, temperament or health, we will support any dog in need of care and shelter whilst we rehome them into loving new homes.

Our aim is to help ensure the long-term welfare of all dogs which arrive into the care of One by One Dog Rescue. Since we began in 2017 we have rehomed almost 200 dogs and will continue in our mission for as long as there is a demand for us to provide rescue. When each dog is adopted from the rescue, their adoption fee will fund the transport, neutering, vaccination and associated medical costs of the next dog which arrives into rescue.

We are a not-for-profit organisation (Registered Charity Number: 1187770), initially funded solely by public donations.

WE AIM TO PROVIDE SAFETY AND SECURITY TO ANY DOG WHICH COMES INTO OUR RESCUE.

We achieve this by:

  • Maintaining a non-selective intake policy that does not discriminate based on sex, condition, age, temperament, health or any other factor.
  • Proactively managing our intake and optimising the use of our resources to ensure we help as many dogs as possible. The use of voluntary foster homes allows us to remove the costs that would be associated with the running of a kennel.

WE ENSURE EVERY DOG RECEIVES THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CARE

We achieve this by:

  • Working with Alma Veterinary Practice, Scarborough and Bond Street Veterinary Practice, Macclesfield to ensure that all medical needs of each dogs are identified, assessed and treated appropriately and within a timely manner.
  • Treating each dog as an individual, carrying out thorough observations and evaluations to plan its fostering provision, rehoming and its ongoing welfare.
  • Ensuring that volunteers and fosterers are experienced, competent and capable to deal with the needs of the dog which we place into their care. Foster placements may require a dog to undergo behaviour modification training, using the advice and guidance of approved behaviourists.
  • Maintaining a network of foster carers who can care for a dog and meet any specific, individual, behavioural and medical needs. Using a home-based housing provision allows us to fully assess the behaviour of the dog in a realistic setting.

WE KEEP OUR DOGS AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE.

We achieve this by:

  • Working collaboratively with veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses at Alma Vets in Scarborough and Bond Street Vets in Macclesfield.
  • Encouraging high standards of hygiene within foster homes in accordance with our foster contract.
  • Ensuring a proactive approach to infection monitoring and control.
  • Providing a suitable foster home for each dog, intended to help minimise levels of stress, frustration and anxiety.

WE ENSURE DOGS ARE REHOMED FROM ONE BY ONE DOG RESCUE AS SAFELY AND APPROPRIATELY AS POSSIBLE WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR EACH OF THEM.

We achieve this by:

  • Ensuring that all dogs who are adopted are microchipped with up-to-date details registered to the microchip company. In addition, all dogs are fully vaccinated before being adopted and dogs over the age of 12 months are all neutered. Dogs adopted as puppies are required to be neutered at a specified age as agreed within their adoption contract.
  • Screening all dogs from Cyprus for a range of diseases endemic to the country of origin as well as following the DEFRA guidelines for importing a dog into the UK in accordance with the PET Passport Scheme. Dogs who may test positive for an endemic disease are treated prior to adoption. Life long diseases (such as Caine Leishmaniasis) are managed and financed by One by One Dog Rescue in agreement with the adoption contract.
  • Assessing an animal’s suitability for rehoming through the use of consistent observations within the foster home, which observe behaviours on an ongoing basis. These are carefully reviewed by the Adoption Team prior to the adoption of the dog.
  • Never putting a time limit on how long we will care for a dog within a foster home and exploring alternative options such as approved non-domestic or working outlets or other rescue organisations where these would enable an animal to be successfully rehomed.
  • Never putting an animal to sleep unless, after expert assessment, it is found to have medical problems which will cause unnecessary suffering, or to have behavioural issues so severe that we believe we will be unable to safely rehome it or redeploy it to a working environment, or if the animal is of a banned breed.
  • Providing Rescue Back Up (RBU) for the lifetime of each individual dog. We also remain as a joint owner on each dog’s microchip ownership registration.

WE PROVIDE ADVICE AND SUPPORT TO NEW OWNERS TO MAXIMISE THE CHANCES OF SUCCESSFUL REHOMING.

We achieve this by:

  • Ensuring that each dog is appropriately matched to the lifestyle, demands and location of the adoptive family
  • Ensuring every animal rehomed is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and free from parasites.
  • Providing expert advice at and prior to the point of rehoming on the care of the individual animal, including any additional equipment or other items required, and following up to offer further advice during the settling in period.
  • Providing additional behavioural and training advice on request once the animal has gone home, by phone, in writing, face to face, or by signposting the owner to additional behavioural support as appropriate.
  • Providing lifetime communication via telephone and email as well as annual face-to- face visits to ensure the welfare of the dog is being maintained and that vaccination requirements are being adhered to. Giving dogs a second chance – One by One