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

Buka - AVAILABLE

Sex - Male

Age - 3 Years Old (DOB: 07/12/13)

Breed - Siberian Husky

Size - Large

History - Buka arrived into rescue as a puppy and was adopted but he came back after his adopters abandoned him! Buka belongs to SHARE rescue and is currently staying at Oakwood while he finds his new home.

Personality - Buka is affectionate and full of beans. He loves playing with people but he isn't keen on other dogs. He has been learning to walk nicely on a lead and he really, really, loves food and so is easy to train!

A little message from Buka -

“What have you got there? Can I eat it?"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, no cats, no small furries, adult only home (16yrs+).

For more details on adopting Buka please submit an application and we will be in touch.

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 - May be suitable to live with a male dog only, no cats. Can live with children.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Moose - AVAILABLE

Age - Approx 5 years 

Sex - Female

Breed - Romanian Shepherd 

Size - Large

History - Moose 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 - Moose is a friendly girl who likes people very much. Shes sociable with dogs but likes her own space so wouldn't like to live with another dog. She LOVES playing with toys!

A little message from Moose -

"I've never had toys before.... do all dogs get these here? This is heaven!"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, no cats. Adult only home (16yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Hope - UNDER ASSESSMENT

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 - Under assessment

Frankie - RESERVED

Age - 4 years 

Sex - Male

Breed - Sprocker

Size - Medium

History - Frankie's family had a change in working patterns and he was being left home alone. They handed him into rescue so he could find a family with more time for him.

Personality -Frankie has a lovely nature, he's very high energy and needs plenty of exercise and stimulation.

A little message from Frankie -

"Lets play Fetch.... all day!"

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Amos - RESERVED

Age - 5 years 

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Shepherd

Size - Large

History - Amos had an accident in Romania that damaged his skull and left eye. Nobody seemed to want him and he was left chained up in a pen at a shelter for years. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport Amos to us in the UK where he'll have a better chance at finding the home he deserves.

Personality - Despite street dogs being treated badly in Romania, Amos absolutely loves human attention, he can't get enough of it. Having to compete for resources on the streets means he doesn't like other dogs very much and he needs someone to teach him how to play with toys as he's probably never had any.

A little message from Amos -

"Despite my struggles, I LOVE people and I just want someone nice who will give good ear scratches"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, no cats, adult only home.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks


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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