SHAK isn’t like any other dog charity, we are different. Different because we help the dogs that really need it the most. Unlike the majority of dog rescues, SHAK isn’t a rehoming centre, instead we offer sanctuary to abused, mistreated and neglected dogs that have suffered so badly at the hands of humans that they need somewhere to start their lives all over again.
We are a non public facing charity, meaning we are not open to the public to visit, nor do we take dogs from members of the public. All our dogs are either strays or destruction cases from vets or pounds. Occasionally we take a dog from one of our trusted charity partners.
We no longer take on volunteers, keeping our team small but highly experienced, time has proved that the dogs develop more this way.
It is also important to point out that we do not actively seek homes for our dogs. After spending time in our care, some of the souls we save move onto other more specialised rehoming Charities that we have a trusted working relationship with, a few others go through our own Forever Foster scheme. However, some are so badly damaged that the only option they have is to stay with us.
Either way there is no pressure on the dog. All of our work is done in their time.....