We aim to care for and re-home as many un-wanted, stray or neglected Spaniels as we can as well as proving advice and support to current owners. Despite our title we willingly help other types of Spaniels plus cover a much larger geographical area and will not base decisions solely on the location of either a dog needing our assistance or a possible home for one of our current dogs. As well as strays dogs come to us for reasons such as;
the "present" is too much trouble
a new baby arriving
their owners splitting up
they are too old to work
their owners working pattern changes
they have a behavioral problem
their owners move house or emigrate
or even a new puppy arrives (so the oldie has to go!)
There are many other reasons, too numerous to list but whatever the reason, we care for them and try and find them a suitable new home as soon as possible. Last year we helped 120 dogs.
We also provide support to a number of dogs on our foster scheme. Although this is a costly scheme we are very proud of it and it is something that not many rescues have. Dogs which are elderly or have a medical condition are often difficult to find homes for as people are worried about the financial commitment that may be needed. As part of our foster scheme these dogs will be found a permanent home but we will continue to provide financial assistance towards veterinary costs. We currently have around 40 dogs which are part of this scheme, which as you can imagine is a large drain on our funds.
SYESSR believe that all Springers deserve to be given every chance to live their full life regardless of their age or disability. Only on veterinary advice and when quality of life is poor is euthanasia considered. This ethos is a costly one and means extra income has to be found to support these dogs.