Rescued Rovers

"Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog the world will change forever"


If you have recently adopted a rescue dog or are thinking of adopting a rescue dog, then CONGRATULATIONS and you have certainly come to the right place.

Here at St Rochs, our hearts lie with rescue dogs. We are proud about our rescue work and in particular giving rescue dogs a chance as we believe that giving a rescue dog its “forever” home is just so rewarding for both parties.



We have many years’ experience of helping rescue dogs settle into their forever homes and of the behaviour issues and the “baggage” that some rescue dogs may present with through no fault of their own.

We understand the whole process, their needs and yours, as we have adopted rescue dogs ourselves over the years and some with challenging behaviour issues so are in a fantastic position to support you and guide you through the process.

We understand the needs of the rescue dog and sometimes how wrongly labelled they can be just through a lack of miscommunication and misunderstanding… and how crucial it is to use only kind, force free methods and be patient and consistent.

We have witnessed many rescue dogs end up in a traumatic cycle of multi rehomes and bounce backs and mislabelled as a problematic dog simply because they have been scared and stressed and not given enough time for their stress levels to subside and for them to settle into their new homes… a case of far too much far too soon.

There are many reasons why dogs end up in rescue. For some its genuinely through no fault of their own but for many we usually find that they were simply the wrong match for the wrong owners in the first place and once in the right home environment with the right owners then any “issues” are easily rectified with a little help, advice and training.

For some dogs, however, they find themselves the victims of irresponsible uncaring owners who never gave them the right start in life as a puppy or didn’t socialise them correctly or much worse became victims of cruel neglect and abuse. Their “issues “may be a little more difficult to work on but are often the ones that are the most rewarding.

No matter what the problems are, big or small, we are here to help.

It could be that we feel your dog needs to go “back to basics” in which case we could set you on the “Perfect puppy Programme”. See our PUPPY page.

Or you just need some help with leash handling skills or recall training. See our TRAINING page

It could be that you are having a few problems with your dog panicking and not being able to settle and relax when left alone or they are being reactive to other dogs or people. See our BEHAVIOUR CONSULTATIONS page.

We will fully support and guide you for as long as needed and we will be here for you every step of the way. Please contact us so that we can select the right programme, training plan or behaviour modification programme.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.