Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre is located in Dovecotewells, by Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.
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Did you know 1 in 3 pets may require unexpected veterinary treatment each year?* Whilst advances in veterinary medicine mean vets can do more for your pet, treatment costs can soon mount up.
Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue believes that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership allowing owners to go ahead with veterinary treatment at the earliest opportunity knowing that help is there for the unexpected costs.
It’s important to be aware that not all pet insurance is the same. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that you can claim for. Don’t just shop around on price alone.
At Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue we recommend Petplan insurance for the following reasons:
Click here to find out more about the different types of pet insurance.
Why not try before you buy? For 4 weeks free Petplan insurance simply click here and quote our charity reference number 1300000072.
This mural (above) by local artist Susie Elder is on the wall of the reception block. It reminds all who work and visit the centre of its purpose to rehome stray, unwanted and mistreated dogs. Who will be homeward bound today?
Hospital area of the kennels
The day begins with the necessary but unglamorous task of cleaning out the kennels.
Kitchen at DGCRC
The next event is far more exciting as it is feeding time. The kitchen also contains the essential information on which dog is where and their state of health.
New arrivals are weighed, wormed and flea-treated, and a weekly visit from our vet ensures all are thoroughly checked over and fully vaccinated
Purpose-built rehoming block
Our purpose-built rehoming block has individual covered runs, underfloor heating, piped music, and a grass exercise enclosure with a sandpit which is very popular!
Daily: 12pm - 4pm
7 days a week and at other times by appointment.
Please note that to avoid unduly stressing the dogs and to keep noise levels to a minimum, we do not show people around the kennels on a daily basis. Dogs that you wish to meet will be brought to you. However, we recognise that many people would like to be shown round just out of interest in the work we do and with this in mind, from 25th May 2011 we will be having an open viewing session between 2pm and 4pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
A view of our driveway alongside the exercise paddock
Once breakfast is over, the dogs are ready for anything!
Holly and friends enjoy free play in the paddock
During the day, the dogs may have walks, play with other dogs or humans, training, grooming, health checks and veterinary treatment-so it's all go!
Come on then, throw it!
There are also all the chores to do like the washing. We have a large washing machine and tumble dryer in in our laundry which makes the job easier.
Other chores involve cleaning, sorting toys, blankets and so on, maintenance tasks, and washing up the feeding bowls. There are also a large number of administrative tasks to be done.
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