2018 has started with a bang. We have already rehomed our first 9 Bouviers We rescued and rehomed 31 Bouviers in 2017. Being a breed specific NPO we find it very difficult to find sponsors and people willing to donate on a monthly basis. We get in on average 2 to 3 Bouviers a month. HELP US MAKE OUR DREAM A REALITY OUR MISSION: Our mission is to protect and serve the Bouviers des Flandres breed throughout South Africa, by the responsible and effective rescue of Bouviers in need.Education of the public with relation to the qualities,characteristics, needs and requirements of this special breed is of the utmost importance. All Bouviers handled by BdFR will only be placed in fully approved homes after sterilisation,full vaccination, deworming and microchipping. Bouviers will only be placed in homes where the breed is known –therefore with families who have owned Bouviers before. Full health and Behavioural assessments will be done and all care will be taken to ensure that the new families are in all ways perfect for the Bouvier in question. A home visit will be done to establish suitability,and a follow up phase of at three months will be monitored. Bouvier Rescue stays in contact with the new owners until the dog has crossed the rainbow bridge. NOTE: The above are general guidelines that will be used to ensure the highest possible success rate with placements. However each placement will be handled on its own merit.
BOUVIER RESCUE SOUTH AFRICA was born in 2010 after the closure of “Wolfshaven Sanctuary” due to financial problems. Wolfshaven rescued among other breeds the Bouvier. My love and passion for this breed lead to my calling in life to rescue unwanted and abused Bouviers. On average we rescue 2-3 Bouviers a month. Some of them come from horrendous conditions. The Bouvier is a high maintenance breed of dog. Due to its size and temperament needs training and socialization. The Bouvier requires regular grooming at the parlour. Being a large breed dog they consume large amounts of food. Hence they are expensive to maintain. Bouvier puppies are gorgeous, loveable fluffy balls of joy. Many new owners soon find they cannot afford the upkeep when they mature and become large strong dogs. Without knowledge and training many find themselves out manned by this magnificent breed. This is one on the main causes of them being abandoned. The backyard breeder adds to the problem.here to edit.
SANCTUARY: Bouvier Rescue is in dire need of a sanctuary of its own. Up to now we have been making use of foster homes. This however is a huge problem as many of the abused, neglected Bouviers need rehabilitation. Due to their past they cannot be put into any foster home. We have only 3 foster homes in South Africa. We need a safe haven, where the rehabilitation process can take place and give the Bouviers second chance at life. Rehabilitation of severely abused dogs can take anything up to a year or more before they can safely be homed with a family. This rehabilitation requires a fairly large property away from suburbia with some infrastructure to start with. Ideally in the Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp area, which is close to our Vets and Lanseria Airport. We rely solely on donations from Bouvier lovers the public and fundraising activities to keep our organization functioning. Every Bouvier that comes to us deserves a to be loved and life. This is our dream and we ask for sponsors, donation of property to make this dream a reality.
Email Sonja Pienaar. Chairman of Bouvier Rescue SA sonjaduplessismay@gmail,com