Dogs for Adoption

PLEASE NOTE - VIEWING RESCUE DOGS IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Appointments are booked after you have submitted an adoption application form and this has been approved by the adoptions team. Please do not turn up at the centre without an appointment as you will be turned away. We politely ask that you follow our adoptions process to avoid having a wasted journey and also disrupting our care of the dogs by turning up uninvited.

All new dogs into rescue are assessed and then offered to the people on our waiting list before being offered for general adoption. Your ideal dog will arrive at the centre and get adopted without you even knowing about it, unless you're on our adoptions waiting list.

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED OF ANY NEW DOGS COMING INTO THE CENTRE THEN PLEASE FILL OUT THE ADOPTION APPLICATION FORM AND WE WILL ADD YOU TO OUR WAITING LIST.

Here you can view the dogs currently in rescue. We aim to provide a full behaviour assessment on each dog covering a range of areas from how they cope with travelling to social skills with other dogs. If you want to know more about one of our dogs, see their profiles below........   

Luca - AVAILABLE

Age - 17 months (DOB - 02/12/15)

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Crossbreed

Size - Medium

History - Luca has come over from Romania where there are thousands of stray dogs living on the streets. He is one of the lucky few who got brought to England for the chance at a better life. Romanian dogs are often treated badly and so they learn early in life to be cautious of humans in their fight for survival.

Personality - Luca is slowly starting to come out of his shell. Once you win his affection he likes having his ears rubbed and is starting to play with toys. He's very wary of people and takes time to warm up. It's such a rewarding moment when he comes out to greet you and asks for a love.

A little message from Luca -

"I'm still very scared and frightened that something bad might happen to me, life was hard in Romania. I want a quiet home with a nice human I can learn to trust"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, may be able to live with cats, adult only home (16yrs+).

Adoption Fee - £200

Adara - AVAILABLE

Age - Approx 4 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Romanian Lab x Collie

Size - Medium/Large

History - Adara was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport her to the UK where she'll have a better chance at finding the home she deserves. When she arrived she didn't even have a name of her own, she was just a passport number!

Personality - Although often badly treated in Romania, Adara is a happy confident girl who loves people she can't get enough of it. She loves children too and is very gentle with them. She is learning how to play with toys and is slowly putting on some weight.

A little message from Adara -

"I'm so happy to be in England with all these nice people and a full tummy for a change!"

Specific Requirements - Could possibly live with another dog (males only), no cats. Can live with children.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Molly - AVAILABLE

Age - 4 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Rottie x Staffie

Size - Medium

History - Molly was adopted by couple in 2014 and had lived with them ever since. Recently they had a child and made the decision they could no longer care for Molly. Through no fault of her own she has been returned to rescue.

Personality - Molly is a bouncy, happy girl who loves to play and have fun. She makes the staff laugh at her funny antics.

A little message from Molly -

"The staff say if I were a human I would be a comedian: 

"Woof, woof" 

"Don't you mean knock, knock Molly?"

"No, I'm a dog I can't knock on doors!"

Specific Requirements - A male dog is a possibility, no cats. Could live with older children (13yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Hope - AVAILABLE

Age - Approx 4 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Romanian Malinois Cross

Size - Medium

History - Hope was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport her to the UK where she'll have a better chance at finding the home she deserves. When she arrived she didn't even have a name of her own, she was just a passport number!

Personality - Hope is a quiet girl. She likes to watch everything that's happening but is slowly starting to come out of her shell. She's starting to enjoy going out on short walks and is building up her confidence.

A little message from Hope -

"It's very different here, the people seem nice but I'm still a little scaredy"

Specific Requirements - Male dogs maybe, no cats. Could live with older children (14yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Lola - AVAILABLE

Age - 3 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Greyhound X

Size - Large

History - Lola has been passed around a bit. She came to us from a family who adopted her from someone on Gumtree only 2 weeks before.

Personality - Lola is a sweet, gentle girl who can appear a little wary of new people on first meeting. She loves cuddles and fuss so quickly warms up to you but gets a little upset when you leave her. She's been given away time and again so we think she worries you won't come back.

A little message from Lola -

"I wouldn't say no to getting a treat just for being adorable!"

Specific Requirements - Older, quiet male dog is a possibility, no cats. Could live with older children (13yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Keith - RESERVED

Sex - Male

History - Keith was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport him to the UK where he'll have a better chance at finding the home he deserves. When he arrived he didn't even have a name of his own, he was just a passport number!

Mally - RESERVED

Sex - Male

History - Mally was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport him to the UK where he'll have a better chance at finding the home he deserves. When he arrived he didn't even have a name of his own, he was just a passport number!


Important Information To Consider

Before you take on a rescue dog please consider that many of these dogs have not had the best of starts in life. Many have not had any time invested in them so they don't know how to behave in an acceptable way, this is something we need to teach them. 

They will take time to settle into a new home. There may be problems you will need to work through, hence the free training and support Oakwood gives you. They might poo in the house, they might bark when you leave them, they might destroy something. Please listen to what we tell you at the viewings and during the visits, we know these dogs and disclose everything we know. Deeply consider what you are told about the dog and its personality before you offer the dog a home. It does them no favours to go into a home for a week and then come back to the kennels. 

With training and guidance they will settle, if you do nothing and bring them back after a short time then it makes them harder to place next time as they get upset every-time they are brought back and the problems become harder to tackle. Please be sure you can commit to a rescue dog before you take them home.

To view our adoption requirements, click here. IF YOU WANT TO APPLY TO ADOPT ONE OF OUR DOGS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM, CLICK HERE

So you can more accurately assess the size of a dog you are looking at, please use our size guide.

Their status (AVAILABLE, AVAILABLE TO WAITING LIST ONLY, or RESERVED,) is listed. Unfortunately due to the time-consuming nature of young dogs and children, we are not able to re-home to people who have dogs under 1 year old or children under 1 year of age. We will also not re-home to anyone who has a dog with existing behavioural issues, as it could potentially worsen the issue or cause the adopted dog to develop an issue. Existing dogs will also need to be spayed or neutered before adopting a new dog. 

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