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........   

Prince - RESERVED

Age - 9 years Old

Sex - Male

Breed - Pomeranian X

Size - Small

History - Having been in the same home since he was 6months old, Princes owners deteriorating health has meant hes ended up with us, looking for his retirement home.

A little message from Prince - Helloooooo, Hellooooooo, Give me some attention please.........

Specific Requirements - Only Dog, No Cats, No Children.

Adoption Fee - £125

Free Training - 4 Weeks

Tica - AVAILABLE

Sex - Female

Breed - Collie X

Age - 5 Years Old

History - Tica was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK from International Dog Rescue. She has spent 2.5years living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs. No love, no health care and as a result she is very shy.

A little message from Tica: All i want is a nice comfy bed and someone to keep me company. Could you be my special someone? 

Specific Requirements - .Tica is a bit hy but will still greet people. She is ok with dogs couldn't live with one as she likes to be the only dog. No kids, a home that's quieter not many visitors. Not cat tested yet. Just wants her own bed to curl up in and a home she can call her own. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Luca - AVAILABLE

Age - DOB - 02/12/15

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Crossbreed

Size - Medium/Large

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 - Dogs a Possibility, can live with cats, adult only home (16yrs+).

Adoption Fee - £200

Grina - AVAILABLE

Sex - Female

Breed - Collie X

Age - 7 Years Old

History - Grina was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK with International Dog Rescue. She has spent the last 2.5 years living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs. No love, no health care and as a result she is very shy.

Specific Requirements - Grina is a bit shy but will still come over to meet people with a waggy tail. Grina couldn't live with another dog as she likes to be the only dog. She is ok to live with older kids (13+) and not tested with cats. Grina just wants a nice big comfy bed to curl up on.


Adoption Fee - £125

Free Training - 4 weeks

Mally - AVAILABLE

Sex - Male

Breed - Shepherd X

Age - 4 Years Old

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!

A little message from Mally -"I'm a happy, fun loving guy, but things still scare me. So I might appear confident but underneath I'm not'

Specific Requirements - No other Dogs, Dog Friendly, No cats. Needs a home without children.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Cookie - AVAILABLE

Sex - Female

Breed - Chihuahua

Age - 3 years old

History - Cookie was abandoned on the streets of Tecuci, Romania as a pup. She was left to fend for herself, to fight for food and for her life. Cookie thinks she is bigger than she is and can be quite possessive. She doesn't like to share her things.

Specific Requirements - Cookie just loves cuddles and just wants to be a lap dog. She is good with people but needs a home without kids, cats or other dogs.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Polly - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 18 months old

History - Polly was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK with International Dog Rescue. She has spent the last year living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs including her sister Molly. Despite having been given no love or healthcare, Polly is a lovely girl who just wants fuss and attention. She can be a bit jumpy in new situations.

Specific Requirements - Polly is a lovely, confident girl but can be scared of loud noises. She is good with people and could live with older kids (12+) and she is untested with cats. While she is good around other dogs Polly would need a home where she is the only dog. Polly can sometimes be shy but will greet people happily with a waggy tail.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Molly - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 18 months old

History - Molly was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK by International Dog Rescue. She has spent 1 year living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs including her sister Polly. No love, no health care and she is extremely shy, she needs a quiet, kind home who will allow her to become brave at her own pace.

Specific Requirements - Molly is the most nervous of the dogs we have in. She will come over for a stroke and will lick you etc and get excited if the others do. Coming out of her shell each day. No kids, No other dogs and not cat tested yet. Needs a  home where they can help her with her nervousness


Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Jasper - Available

Age - 15 Months

Sex - Male

Breed - X Breed

Size - Medium

History - Jasper was found on the street with his litter mates and take to the awful life in a public shelter in Tecuci along with his sister Margo. Fortunately for Jasper, a private sponsor from the UK stepped in and saved him. IDR have now brought Jasper to be rehomed in the UK. He is now here at Oakwood with his sister Margo in the hopes of finding his forever home.

Specific Requirements - Jasper is a quiet boy who needs a calm, quiet home. He could live with another dog for company but it would need to be a calm dog. Jasper would need a home without kids and is untested with cats.


Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks


Isla - RESERVED

Age - 3 Years Old

Breed - Sheepdog X

Sex - Female

Size - Large

History - Isla was a street dog in Tecuci before being captured and taken to a kill shelter. She is very withdrawn due to the fact that she had had no love and no healthcare.

Isla is now here at Oakwood and has been reserved already!


Marley - AVAILABLE

Age - 3 Years Old

Breed - Lab X

Size - Medium

Sex - Male

History - Not much is known about Marley's history and we are currently getting to know him better as he settles in at Oakwood.

Specific Requirements - Marley is a very chilled out boy and is great at walking on a lead. He just trots along next to you. He is great with kids and is not too bouncy or full on. Marley is good with cats and other dogs but couldn't live with one. Marley's favourite pastime is going for walks and meeting new people.


Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Margo - Available

Age -15 Months

Sex - Female

Breed - X Breed

Size - Medium

History - Margo is a loving and sweet girl once she gets to know you. She was found on the street with her littermates at 4 weeks old and taken to the awful life in the public shelter in Tecuci with her brother Jasper. Fortunately a private sponsor in the UK stepped in and saved her. IDR have now brought her to the UK where she is settling in at Oakwood looking for her forever home.

Specific Requirements - Margo is a quieter girl but is slowly coming out of her shell. She would be ok with older children (12+) and is good with other dogs although can be shy. Untested with cats.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks




George - AVAILABLE

Sex - Male

Breed - Labrador

Size - Large

History - George was found on the side of the road after being hit by a car, soaking wet in minus 25 degree weather. Taken into a private shelter he met the same fate as Sally, a life in a 6ft square pen with a dirt floor for life, until IDR stepped in to save him. George is settling in here at Oakwood and looking forward to finding his forever home.

Specific Requirements - George is a lovely fussy boy who is good with kids and other dogs although he couldn't live with one. He is also good with cats. George needs an active home as he is a lab mix and love his walks.



Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

No Nose Nelly - AVAILABLE

Age - 10 Months Old

Sex - Female

Breed - X Breed

Size - Medium


History - Nelly was taken to a kill shelter as a very young pup where she caught distemper. We met her there in April this year. Once recovered, she was moved into a pen and the dog next door grabbed her through the fence and bit her nose off and both her ears. She was then taken to a private shelter to recover and is now settling in here at Oakwood.


Specific Requirements - Nelly is a bouncy pup and there is some play biting. She loves people but is a young puppy so will be bouncy and boisterous. She is good with other dogs but cant live with them as she would be too much for another dog. Nelly is good with cats and kids. Good on lead will get distracted like any puppy. Favourite past time is playing with her toys.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Sally - RESERVED

Age - 3 years Old

Sex - Female

Breed - Carpathian Shepherd

Size - X-Lrg


History - Sally was found wandering the fields and was taken in by a local shelter in Tecuci. She was living in a 6ft by 6ft pen for several years with her friend George. 

Sally is now settling in here at Oakwood and has already been reserved!



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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