The Secretary of the Trust keeps a register of possible homes and in the event of a home being needed, endeavours to put the owner of the hound in direct contact with a suitable new owner. The Trust does not 'deal' in Irish Wolfhounds, and makes no charge for this service but its expenses, such as postage and telephone costs, are considerable. For this reason, as a new owner, you are expected to make a donation of at least £150, (more would of course, be most welcome!). Bearing in mind the cost of a twelve week old puppy is in the region of £1800, this sum is not onerous.
It is an express condition of this Rescue Trust that any hound placed in a new home shall not be used for showing or breeding, nor be sold. For this reason, all papers such as pedigrees and registrations, are retained by the Trust and the new owners are required to enter into a written undertaking regarding this.