Adoption Requirements (Read before applying)

  • Prospective owners must be 21 or older.
  • Everyone in the home must be in agreement about adopting a dog.
  • All family members, and other dogs in your home must come to the centre for an introduction to make sure they all get along.  
  • Homecheck is required - this checks for the safety and security of the dog once it is in your home.
  • Maintain a secure garden with a solid 6ft fence and 6ft padlocked gate. If your garden is not secure with a 6ft fence please do not submit an application form as you will not be able to adopt from us.
  • If you have an existing dog it must be neutered. 
  • We only adopt opposite sex dogs into homes to minimise the risk of same sex fighting. e.g if you have a male dog, we will only consider adopting a female dog to you.
  • Insurance MUST be taken out on the dog for the life of the dog - to ensure that veterinary care and liability is covered in the event of an accident.
  • New owners must be willing to provide your chosen dog with the level of exercise and stimulation it requires everyday.
  • New owners to give the dog reasonable time to settle in and adjust to their new life which can be around a month to 6 months, sometimes longer.
  • If you are unable to keep the dog it must be returned to us. However, this is not a get out clause. Adopters must be willing to work through situations to try and keep the dog.
  • An adoption contract must be signed on the day of adoption and an adoption fee is to be paid.(which is non refundable and non transferable)
  • Annual vaccinations, flea and worming treatment and insurance must be kept valid and up to date to protect the health and wellbeing of the dog for it's whole life.
  • The dog must not be left alone in the home for longer than 5 hours or overnight, other arrangements must be made with professional services such as a dog walker or pet sitter.
  • Due to the time-consuming nature of puppies and rescue dogs we are not able to re-home to people who already have a dog under 1 year old.
  • Rescue dogs often come from an unknown background therefore we only rehome dogs into families with children older than 5 years of age.
  • You are about to commit to 10-15 years with your chosen dog. You need to have thought about how having a dog will change your lifestyle. Your dog will affect holidays, days out, social plans and much much more. You must be willing to make this commitment.
  • You must commit to completing training with your chosen dog. If you are within out local area you must attend the 4 weeks of free training. If you live outside our local area you should consult with a trainer local to yourselves to give your new dog the best possible chance of settling into your family.

If you do agree to these terms then please feel welcome to complete an Adoption Application Form