Police and Fire dogs normally retire around the age of 8 or 9 years old, but this is guided by veterinary advice.
Pensison4paws does not arrange the rehoming of the Police/Fire dogs but if you think you would be able to offer a retired dog a home, please register your interest by contacting Tracey on the email below.
Police dogs - Tracey.firstname.lastname@example.org
It is essential to consider your home environment when considering the re-home of a working dog. Search Dogs (Spaniels/Labs) generally find it easier to settle into a normal home environment so rehoming with children and other dogs is not generally a problem.
General Purpose Dogs (GSD's/Malinois/Herders) are used for searching, detaining people and firearms incidents, therefore it's worth considering that these dogs sometimes fine it more difficult to adapt to home life and are better suited to experienced owners or those in a rural setting.
If possible, investigate insurance for your retired dog. It doesn't mean we won't help if you don't have insurance, we will still help where we can and have often assisted in covering costs that perhaps the insurance company won't.
If you need to make a request for financial assistance with P4P, please make sure you have registered your dog first. All the details can be found here.
There are many ways you can support Pensions4paws and help us continue to help our retired dogs owners.
View all the options on our 'SUPPPORT US' page, including those below.
If you would like to help raise funds for Pensions4Paws, you can set up a Just Giving page supporting 'Pensions4Paws'. People have, in the past raised money for us in various ways, for example, London marathon,, Isle of Wight Challenge, Tough Mudder, Mountain Climbs, Challenge walks and Parachute jumps. Once you have decided you would like to help us raise funds, just let us know and we will share it far and wide to help you raise as much as you can.
Click below to set up your event
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How about using 'easyfundraising'? An easy way to raise money as you shop on line.
For those that just want to donate each month you have the option of setting up a direct debit donation. (contact us for details)
You could take a look at our shop which has P4P merchandise for sale.
If you have any further questions about fundraising please don't hesitate to get in contact with Kelly.
Pensions4paws was set up to assist with the costs of ongoing care of Police and Fire dogs when they retire. Many of the dogs go on to have a healthy retirement and don't require any financial help. If this isn't the case, we have assisted with the following:
- Vets bills
- Emergency kennelling
- Any other costs associated with the care and wellbeing of the dog
We endeavour to assist owners with the financial burden of retiring a Police/Fire dog where possible.