The Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue is made up of a group of dedicated Kerry Blue enthusiasts based in the UK who volunteer their time to care for Kerry’s in need.
The majority of the dogs we help have been voluntarily surrendered by their owners to rescue. The main reason for rehoming is that many new owners find themselves unready to manage the typical Kerry traits of high energy levels, strong mindedness, coat maintenance and dominance of other dogs. Our belief is that breeders should be expected to provide lifelong responsibility for any dog they produce and so where possible we will always try and find any information to help identify the dog’s breeder.
If, for some reason, the breeder cannot be found or cannot take the dog back, The support group will then make every effort to ensure that the ideal home is found to offer the dog the best possible future.
We have people who have offered their homes for foster care, whereby the dogs temperament and behaviour can be assessed by experienced Kerry Blue owners and where this is not possible we work with several vetted and experienced boarding kennels.
If a Kerry is suitable for rehoming we then look through our waiting list to find a home that matches the dog’s needs and personality. Where a match can not be found we will use our extensive network to try and find that suitable home. Once a home has been shortlisted we have volunteers around the UK who can complete a check on the home and family to ensure suitability. We can then help with transportation of the dog and can also help monitor the dogs wellbeing and progress in the future.
Every £ that is donated to the Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue goes directly towards helping Kerry's in need, both now and in the future. We rely entirely on donations and fundraising and can only continue to operate with the very generous help of the Kerry loving public. If you would like to make a donation then please click on the donate button below.
We are delighted to say that we are a UK Kennel Club assured breed specific rescue for Kerry Blue Terriers.
Our Mission Statement
Kerry Blue Terrier Rescue is a non-profit organisation which consists of a group of dedicated enthusiasts based in the UK who volunteer their time and skill to care for Kerrys in need. We are dedicated to helping Kerrys find their loving forever homes.
Wherever possible we work with both current owners, caretakers and rescue organisations who have to give up their Kerry because of difficult circumstances as well as finding loving new homes in which to place them. We also help existing rescue organisations find suitable homes for Kerrys in their care. We take considerable care throughout the process of the adoption, helping both the Kerry to adapt to new circumstances and educating new owners about the responsibilities associated with opening their doors and their hearts to this wonderful breed.
We have a network of dedicated volunteers who assist with house checks, dog assessments, matching of dogs to their potential new owners and providing their own homes for temporary placements while we find permanent homes, amongst many other services. We also remain committed to the new owners after the adoption to ensure that the transition for the Kerry is as tranquil as possible and has our life long support.
We will endeavour to keep the administrative costs low so that every penny of the donated funds will go directly to whatever is necessary in order to rehome the Kerry. No funds are used to pay any of the committee members of our network. The various costs include veterinary procedures, behavioural training, transportation and in some cases costs of care homes where no free option is available whilst we find a permanent home.