Why choose RPB Members?
Members that care about the well-being and future home of their animals. They are responsible and follow ethical practices.
Vet Approved Breeders:
Once RPB members complete probationary membership, they can then apply for an RPB full membership, where they are checked and audited by Veterinarian. Once they pass these requirements and commit to continue abiding by our code of ethics and standards they are eligible for full RPB membership.
Best In Class Dog Welfare & Care:
Full members must have a solid understanding of best practices, breeding code of ethics and how to care and bring up their animals. Animals must be fed premium diets for their welfare and future health.
RPB Our Lifetime Rehoming Policy
The welfare of both you and your pet is one of RPB’s biggest priorities. It can be tough, but sometimes, rehoming is the best course of action for everyone involved.
Both Probationary and Full RPB members are obligated to allow a three-day cooling off period for any pets sold. This cooling off period allows buyers to return the pet for any reason, getting back a 70% refund within that period. The only exemptions to this refund would be non-refundable initial deposits or travel expenses. This is to give buyers peace of mind that they have a chance to see whether their new pet will be a good fit for their lifestyle and living circumstances.
Even after this three-day cooling off period, RPB mandates that all members be able to provide rehoming services for any pets sold, throughout the lifetime of the pet.
We understand that rehoming is a difficult decision to make. However, there are a wide range of circumstances where it may become necessary, such as:
- An unstable living situation
- Potential danger to the pet, whether natural or manmade
- Severe behavioral issues that may negatively affect the pet’s well-being or your own
- Financial difficulties that prevent critical care the pet needs
- Health issues that prevent the owner from providing care to the pet
- The owner or family member developing a severe allergic reaction to the pet
- Travel or migration where the pet cannot be brought along
RPB also requires that members extend this commitment to rehoming to any breeding animals upon being retired from breeding duties. One of the core beliefs of RPB is that all pets deserve a life of dignity and proper care. We want to ensure that all dogs and cats owned or sold by RPB members are able to live with a family that can give them the care they require. RPB members must have breeding animals desexed upon retirement, then the animals must either be kept as pets or rehomed.
RPB members must treat their animals humanely, and that responsibility includes the decision of whether or not to have an animal euthanized. Euthanasia should be an absolute last course of action for animals that may pose a danger to themselves or to others, typically due to behavioral issues that cannot be managed.
For chronic illnesses or life-threatening medical conditions, euthanasia may be an option depending on the advice of a licensed veterinarian. In scenarios where the animal is in pain and cannot have a good quality of life, euthanasia may be the most humane choice.
It is a core belief of RPB that all members must commit themselves to ensuring that there is a suitable home for all animals in their care, whether or not they have been sold to new owners.
All RPB members must inform new owners of these commitments and must be able to provide updated contact information to be able to fulfil these obligations. For any issues with contacting an RPB member, we can assist you. Feel free to reach out to us via our Contact page and we will get you the most up-to-date contact information for your breeder.
To learn more about what RPB stands for and how we ensure the well-being of all animals, you may read about the extensive standards for RPB members on our About Us page.