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Adoption/Foster Assessments

As the leading pet behaviour experts in the field, APBC Members have been used by a number of agencies to assess animals and the homes of potential adoptive parents or foster carers. In response to demand, a standard protocol for use in this context has been developed and the APBC can now provide this service via a special network of participating Full Members.

The service is designed primarily for dogs but may also be used for other animals.

The assessment process involves:

  • A visit to the home lasting approximately 1 & 1/2 hours
  • A report sent to the agency requesting the assessment, to include:
    • Owner experience and relationship with the animal(s)
    • Exposure and behaviour in various social situations, training background, and health issues
    • Practical considerations regarding home environment
    • Temperament and behaviour with members of the household, visitors, general public, and children (0-5yrs, 5-10yrs, 10+years)
    • A professional opinion on the risks these animals present to children, particularly those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Advice regarding the introduction of children and animals

The cost for this service is at the discretion of the individual member providing the service in that area.

List of Members that offer this service:


NORTH-WEST
Name James Carroll
Location Greater Manchester And Surrounds
Region north-west
Bio Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Species Seen Dogs
Phone 07814517758
SOUTH-EAST
Name Laura Ward
Location Bucks
Region south-east
Bio I have always had a passion for animal welfare and behaviour. I started my career with animals as a registered veterinary nurse, working in private practice and charity hospitals. I studied for my degree in Applied Animal Behaviour whilst working nights on the emergency team at The Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria. In 2014 I started Minds Alike Animal Training and Behaviour, and now enjoy a busy case load from many referring vet practices in my area, as well as managing a small team of ABTC Training Instructors to enable the business to also support our clients with 121 training and classes. In 2020 I achieved CCAB status.
Species Seen Dogs, cats, horses
Phone 07931 566921
YORKSHIRE-AND-THE-HUMBER
Name Kay McGuire MSc, BSc (hons)
Location Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire
Region yorkshire-and-the-humber
Species Seen Dogs
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Name Elaine Brooks
Location Devon
Region phone-virtual-consults-uk
Species Seen Dog Cat Rabbit
Phone 07502280986
Name PetMind
Location Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Region phone-virtual-consults-uk
Species Seen Dogs and Cats
Phone 07939043355

INTERNATIONAL
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Name Dr Rebecca Ledger
Location Canada
Region
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Bio Aggression, Anxiety, Fear, Separation anxiety, Noise phobias, Hyperactivity
Species Seen Dogs, Cats, Rabbits
Phone +16045699663
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