Is this dog available for adoption or foster?
Check the tags just below the text to find out. Our dogs are assessed based on their needs and whether they are ready to go straight to an adoptive home or whether they need some additional work with one of our fosterers first.
What is the process if I want to adopt or foster?
Simply fill in our application form – even if you haven’t picked a dog yet. Once we have your application form you’ll receive an email with our info packs and declaration to submit along with proof of ID. Once we have that back, your application will be allocated to one of our admin team who will be in touch to talk you through the next steps. You’ll then be home checked and our match review team will assess whether the dog you have chosen is suitable for your home and if not, be able to suggest alternatives. Once a match is found and you have reserved and paid for the dog we’ll then be able to book your dogs transport!
What are your adoption fees?
We charge £320 for dogs being delivered in England and Wales, we charge £340 for dogs in Scotland due to the extra transport costs. This fee covers getting the dog ready for transport – necessary vaccinations and tests, vet check, passport, and the transport costs.
Can I meet this dog before adopting?
We only offer meets after a home check is approved and even then, only for our UK dogs.
How can I find out more about this dog?
We’re always happy to talk about our dogs and understand you might want more information than is on our website about a particular individual. However, as we have specific rehoming criteria for each dog under our care, we like to have these discussions after your application.
At this point, we’ll also have your criteria and can then determine whether we think a dog is a good match for you, as well as potentially make you aware of other dogs we think may be your ideal pet.
Can I pay in instalments?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer payment plans at this time.
I live in a flat, can I adopt a dog?
As a general rule, our dogs need a property with a private secure garden that is directly accessible from the property. If you live in a flat that does not meet this criteria, we would not be able to match you with one of our dogs straight from Romania, but may be able to match you with one of our dogs in UK foster who is already comfortable on a lead.
I have children, can I adopt a dog?
As a general rule, we would not rehome a dog with children under 4 and any dog being rehomed with children under 12 would need to be child tested.
Many of our dogs are traumatised and they need time and space to decompress and settle into their new home which is often difficult with children. Some of our dogs will never be suitable to be homed with children.
However, we appreciate that some households have extensive experience with rescue dogs and where we felt that this was the case, these applications would be considered on a case by case basis.
I’m pregnant, can I adopt a dog?
Unfortunately, we cannot rehome our dogs to you if you’re pregnant and would recommend that you consider adopting a dog after your baby is born.
It can take several months for a dog to settle into their new home. Having a newborn baby brought into their environment soon after being rehomed can be very stressful for a dog, and is in fact one of the reasons many new parents feel they can no longer keep their dogs.