Toller Rescue

Dogs adopted from Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK Rescue come with 5 Weeks Free pet insurance – whatever their age!

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Sadly most, if not all, breed clubs have need of a breed rescue.  The reasons for dogs ending up in rescue are numerous but some could be avoided.

Firstly, if you are thinking of taking on a rescue dog, please consider whether you have the time and patience to try and undo the bad habits the dog may have learned.  Taking on a rescue dog should not be seen as a cheaper way of obtaining a pedigree dog.  In fact the time, effort and money needed may work out more expensive than you think, certainly there could be a lot of frustration and heartache – please ask yourself if you are really prepared to deal with this?  Please research the breed characteristics carefully and ensure that the Toller is the dog for you before going any further.  Our committee members and breed rescue will all be happy to talk to you.

Taking on a rescue dog can also of course be very rewarding.  Hopefully a new owner will bond with the dog and have many years of fun with each other.  You may be able to give an older dog a much-needed new home and not have to go through the trials and tribulations of bringing up a young, boisterous puppy.

Why are some Tollers ending up in rescue?  It would seem that there are a variety of reasons, some of which are very genuine; others would appear to be avoidable:

When you apply to take on a rescue dog we may do a home check to ensure that the dog is placed in a suitable environment.  We will give advice on any behavioural problems that we are aware of. We will supply you with a contact name and phone number for ongoing help and advice and we will encourage you to give us updates on how the dog is doing in its new home.  Although we do not have a set charge for a rescue dog we suggest that you may like to make a donation to cover some of the costs involved – this can all be discussed with one of our Rescue Area Representatives. We will also take the dog back at any time if you are unable to cope with it.

If you are still keen to take on a rescue dog, please fill in the application form here and email it back to our Rescue Coordinator whose details are listed below.

Rescue Coordinator

Julie Cox


Tel: 07767 761093