COVID -19 re-homing policy

 Due to Surrey being under tier 4 restrictions, we are currently CLOSED to re-homing and no longer accepting NEW adoption applications, Please read our full statement below.


Following the latest government announcement of Surrey being placed into Tier 4, I have decided to sadly CLOSE THE REHOMING DOORS AT SUN VALLEY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This means we will NOT be accepting ANY NEW applications for homing dogs from this evening until further notice.

We have had over 150 applications come through for people to adopt our dogs in the past few weeks alone, this has put us under immense pressure and extra work as there are only two people dealing with a lot of applicants. We have to slow things down.

Applications that have been actioned and dogs & families that are in the process of adoption we will of course honour and the process of adoption will be carried out within guideline and all safety precautions in place. Some of our dogs will be leaving for their new homes within the next couple of weeks.

The world is still certainly going through a tough time at the moment and we all have to do our bit to stay safe and keep others safe by our own. This means that until further notice the Sun Valley gates will remain closed to all visitors bar those already in place for helping care for our hounds.

We certainly will not be closing our doors to dogs that need our help and a save haven - space availability permitting.

The dogs are, as always my main concern. We are incredibly lucky that we have so much land for the dogs to get out and about and enjoy throughout the day.

Sadly, I am still closing the doors to any new applications for volunteers, this is because I have to consider the wellbeing of the people that are already in situ to help take care for the dogs we have onsite.

I ask you PLEASE, PLEASE, during this time do not just pop by as you will not be allowed in, and I really do not want to offend anyone by turning you away.

If you do have an enquiry or concern about your dog or an issue you would like to discuss then I am always happy to help you out over the phone. It goes without saying that any of the dogs that have been rehomed still have the 100% rescue back up as always, and that has not, and will never change.

Everyone has been so amazing and we have had so much support over the past few months during these worrying times.

Lots of people have been asking me how they can help from home, and this is where social media is a god send. Times have been incredibly tough for us over past few months with no end date in sight. Fundraising came to a complete halt in March due to the cancellation of ALL our events and all our Street collections - Yet our costs still remain in place despite all the cut backs that are already in place. The Veterinary costs, food bills, utility bills, insurances etc.. are all what we can't avoid.

When you run a rescue you can not simply shutdown, lives depend on us.

Lots of ideas are coming through for helping to raise funds, and if you can think of any, or better still create an event to help generate money it will help us massively.

I really hope that you all stay safe out there, look after yourself, if we all pull together and look out for each other we will hopefully all come out the other side wiser and bit more aware of the amount of fabulous people around us.... I know I certainly will.

Much love & please all stay safe.