Rescue Program

Rescue/Re-Home enquirers Terry Jones or Emma Lloyd.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of South Australia initiated a Re-Home / Rescue Service in the year 2000.

The main aim of the Re-Home / Rescue Service is to ensure the well-being of any Ridgebacks that require our assistance – whether that be finding them a new home, rescuing them from animal shelters or assisting their owners with behavioral problems to help the dog remain with its family.

A lot of our cases arise due to changes in family circumstances which mean they can no longer keep their pet. The Re-Home / Rescue Service endeavours to find these animals the great new “forever” homes they need and deserve.

Occasionally the need arises for a Ridgeback to be placed in a ‘foster’ home until a suitable new home can be found. If you would be interested in becoming a ‘foster’ home please contact one of the Rescue Co-Ordinators for a chat.

Alternatively, if you think an older dog might be the right companion for you, please contact us. Thankfully, in South Australia we don’t have a large number of dogs looking for homes at any given time, but when the need arises it is essential to have possible new homes on hand.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have so generously donated to the Ridgeback Re-Home / Rescue fund. This fund is an integral part of our Service, as when a true ‘rescue’ dog comes along sometimes the necessary vet fees can escalate dramatically. If you would like to donate to the Rescue fund please contact the Club or one of our Rescue Coordinator for details.

Below are some pictures of the dogs we have helped out over the last couple of years: