Cardiff Council has a legal duty to impound stray dogs and is solely responsible for dealing with stray dogs found in Cardiff City. Dogs found straying will be picked up by the Dog Wardens or the public and taken to Cardiff Dogs Home which is run by Cardiff Council. The Home deals with more than 1,200 dogs per year.
There is a legal requirement for the Council to keep the dog for seven days whilst every attempt is made to trace the owner. On the eighth day the ownership of the dog is transferred to the council and the Dogs' Home is entitled to re- home.
If you are looking for a new pet dog, Cardiff Dogs' Home has a great choice of wonderful dogs - from beautiful pedigree dogs to the nicest, friendliest mutts! They operate a re-homing procedure which aims to find the best possible home for each dog in their care.
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Hi, can you tell me what happens to the animals you can''t find homes for?
Do you foster them out ? or are they kept in the kennels until they can be re-homed?
One of the reasons that 'Friends' was set up was to promote the dogs at the home, hopefully reaching a much wider audience and helping them find the right home. The proportion of 'sticky' dogs is very small compared to the numbers that are successfully re-homed. The Home will keep these dogs for as long as possible, if they are in danger of becoming full then Rescue spaces are sought. (4Paws very kindly took 3 dogs a few weeks ago.) The home has a dedicated staff who know the dogs well and a strong re-homing procedure, the return rate is very low. Friends was not set up to offer fostering with the wider implications that that entails. but to do all we can to get the dogs, particularly the 'sticky' ones out there to enable them them to meet up with their forever homes thus taking the pressure off of finding and taking up Rescue spaces
The staff really are wonderful and do everything possible for the dogs but, particularly at this time of year, there is always the danger of PTS when all the pounds and rescues are full to bursting. Like everybody involved in Rescue, all we can do is our very best and give it all we've got to keep them safe.