Dogs for Adoption


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.


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........   



Age - 8 months (D.O.B. 12/07/16)

Sex - Female

Breed - Dogue de Bordeaux X

Size - Large/Giant

History - Jorja had a loving home but change of personal circumstances meant her owners could not meet Jorja's needs.

Personality - Jorja is a rapidly growing puppy, already the size of a small labrador at 6 months old, she's going to be a big girl. She is incredibly affectionate and playful, though has never lived with children or other dogs, and given her size would only be suitable to live with older children. Jorja's personality is still developing and she will need an owner with time and patience to be able to provide her with the training and socialisation she needs. 

A little message from Jorja -

"My top is made out of rubber, my bottoms made out of springs, I'm bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!"

Specific Requirements - No cats, no dogs, older children only (15yrs+).

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 1 month


Age - 2 years (DOB - 02/02/15)

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Rescue

Size - Small/Medium

History - Blake 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 - Blake is cautious of new people, which is understandable given his history. Once he learns you don't want to hurt him, he's a real sweetheart who craves affection and wants to play. He likes other dogs but he is too bouncy to live with one and needs to be the only dog in a home. Blake needs a home with no children and few, if any, visitors so he can feel safe and secure.

A little message from Blake -

"Seeking a friend for ear scratches and play time"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, cats are a possibility, adult only home (16yrs+).

Adoption Fee - £275


Age - 16 months (DOB - 02/12/15)

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Rescue

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, no cats, adult only home (16yrs+).

Adoption Fee - £275


Sex - Male

Age - Approx 2 Years Old

Breed - Malamute X

Size - Large

History - Sprite has been in rescue since he was 14 weeks old, he was adopted but unfortunately was returned to rescue. Sprite belongs to SHARE rescue and is currently staying at Oakwood while he finds his new home. 

Personality - Sprite loves all humans he meets but is unable to live with small children due to his size, and no cats or small furries. Sprite loves his walks and fuss so would be very happy in a home where he's the centre of attention! Sprite has nearsightedness and struggles to see everything clearly, sadly they don't make glasses for dogs!

Sprite is good with other dogs and likes to play. He may be able to live with another dog depending on their personality.

A little message from Sprite -

“I love to play, but I sometimes find it hard to see everything. I need someone who will teach me games and keep me safe as I have a bit of a habit of bumping into things!”

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


Sex - Male

Age - Approx 2 Years Old

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. Buka couldn't live with children, dogs, cats or small furries. He's currently learning to walk nicely on a lead. 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?”

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

Buster - Reserved

Age - 6 months (D.O.B. 16/09/16)

Sex - Male

Breed - German Shepherd x Rottie

Size - Large

History - Buster was purchased by a 70 year old lady, she couldn't cope with his normal puppy behaviours and gave him away to someone else. That family didn't feel able to look after him either and gave him to us after 2 weeks. We are his 4th home in 4 months and we have no idea why, he's the sweetest little guy!

Personality - Buster has been passed around through no fault of his own and therefore he has received little to no training so far. For this reason he can only be rehomed with children 15 years and older who are sensitive to his needs. Buster is friendly with other dogs, however to prevent inter-male fighting once he reaches maturity we are only looking to rehome him to families with no dogs, or female dogs. Buster has previously lived with a cat and so could live with one, however he is very excited about playing with cats. Therefore the cat would need to be happy to live with a dog, and have lived with a dog previously.

A little message from Buster -

"I'm a cool dude! I love to snuggle and will do tricks for treats all day long, nom-nom! My favourite trick is tripping over my own feet. So, I'm a little clumsy, but hey..... I'm adorable, so what can you do?"

Specific Requirements - Female dogs or no dogs, older children only (15yrs+), cats possibility

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 1 month


Age - 2 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Spaniel X

Size - Small

History - Lady can be nervous and does not like children. She was unhappy living with them so her family gave her up for adoption.

Lady is presently being offered to people on our adoption waiting list. She is not available for adoption to the general public.

Ruby - Adopted

Age - 5 years old

Sex - Female

Breed - Shih Tzu

Size - Small

History - Ruby was handed in to rescue because she lived with children and didn't like them touching her things.

Personality - Ruby is nervous of new people and it takes her time to get to know you. However once you get past her initial worries she's a lovely, bouncy, happy little lady who loves playtime and treats. She's always pulling funny faces and we think she's adorable.

A little message from Ruby -

"I'm a little bit scaredy when we first meet but if you throw me a tennis ball we'll soon make friends!"

Specific Requirements - No cats, no dogs, older children only (15yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 1 month

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.


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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Site last updated on Wednesday 26th April 2017