We are very lucky to receive lots of requests from individuals wanting to dedicate some of their spare time to helping out and from those who would like to get some work experience in the world of animal welfare but unfortunately, because we do not have kennel facilities like some other rescues, we are unable to organise volunteers on a daily basis.
However, if you would like to be added to our list of transporters or can offer your help by raising money for our charity please do get in touch. We also post requests for help for individual fundraising events on our Facebook page, so do keep checking back on it.
NISBTR is not a physical sanctuary like many of the most well-known sanctuarys where people can visit. We are a small, personal and independant rescue and do not have premises of our own. All of our dogs are assessed in a home environment for a period of time by the charity's Co-ordinator and then placed in suitable foster homes whilst we search for new and loving homes for them.
Our phone line is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week in case there is ever an emergency.
If your call is a general enquiry please try to ring during normal office hours - 9am to 5pm. If there is no answer, please leave your name, number and short message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please bear in mind that at times we may be extremely busy and it can sometimes take a day or two to return a call.
4. What criteria do I have to meet to be considered for adopting one of your dogs?
NISBTR carries out stringent home checks on anyone who wishes to offer one of our dogs a home. All of the information needed regarding our adoption policy and process can be found under the 'Adoption' section of our website.
5. Do you ever have any puppies available for adoption?
NISBTR assists in the re-homing of Staffordshire Bull Terriers of all ages. On occasions very young dogs come into our care - the youngest so far being just 9 weeks old. Puppies are wonderful for lots of reasons. However, they take a great deal of time, patience, consideration, training and care, and it may well be that a slightly older dog is more suitable to your family/home/work situation.
Anyone wishing to adopt one of our puppies will need to demonstrate that they can offer all of the above before we would consider their application.
The vast majority of the Staffords that come into our care will not be able to be re-homed to families who have indoor cats. On occasions, we do have dogs that have been surrendered who have previously lived with cats but unless otherwise stated, please assume that they are not suitable to be re-homed with felines.