The Trust is always grateful to hear from those willing to offer homes and help. Obviously rescued hounds cannot be supplied to order and searching enquiries have to be made to ensure that the new home is suitable.
Furthermore, it is necessary to make quite sure that prospective new owners know what it’s like to have a new family member weighing anything up to fourteen stone! Wolfhounds need expensive food and extensive exercise if they are to be kept fit, healthy and out of mischief. Upon completion of the adoption questionnaire and contract arrangements are made for a visit from an experienced Wolfhound owner who will often bring along an adult Wolfhound. This gives potential owners the opportunity to ask questions and to experience sharing a sitting room with such a giant hound.
If you are lucky enough to be offered a companion Irish Wolfhound by the Rescue Trust, you should send your donation directly to the Irish Wolfound Rescue Trust. On no account should any payment be made to the person from whom you collect your hound.