Direct Adoption

Live further away from the centre and cannot drive down to adopt a dog? No problem!

We are introducing our direct adoption option which involves the dog being brought to you! This process is not available for every dog, and only specific dogs are allocated for this option. 

This is not an option for local adopters, this applies to applicants over 30 miles away from the rescue centre.

What is direct adoption?

You must be 100% sure on a dog if choosing direct adoption. If you are not comfortable with this you can opt for the usual long-distance adoption route.

Direct adoption is the option of not having to travel to the centre to adopt a dog - instead, we can have them travel up to yourselves once all the relevant checks and phone conversations etc have been made!

  • The application process remains the same and you will need to complete an application form on the site which must be approved.  You MUST have photo and address ID which you will be asked to send over.
  • Following this, you will have your first screening call with a member of the adoptions team who will find out what you're looking for and discuss your best match from the direct adoption dogs (see them below).
  • Once this has been completed you will be given another screening call to discuss what our adoption entails, book in the virtual home check, virtual viewing and discuss the costs for the direct transport to your home - please bear in mind that there will be added costs for this service, each postcode will have individual prices. The date for the drop-off will potentially be a different length of time to our usual long-distance process.
  • You will be sent the bank details to make the non-refundable deposit to hold your dog and secure your home check and at this point, you will receive the information on your chosen dog along with a support pack.
  • You will then have your virtual home check (you must be able to access FB or WhatsApp) which lasts around 1.5hrs if passed.
  • After this is complete you will have a 30-minute virtual viewing booked in with your matched and held dog - at this point, you are free to ask us any questions about the dog or ask for any support/advice that you need.
  • You can change your mind at any point and proceed with our normal long distance adoption which will involve coming up and viewing the dogs in person.
  • If you are happy to go ahead you will then receive your adoption contract and a travel date will be confirmed with you, you will need to pay the adoption donation and transport costs prior to the dog arriving with you.
  • Your dog will be driven to your door with their passport and your adoption packet - at this point, you must have a suitable lead, collar and ID tag to place on the dog, the transporter will use your slip lead to get the dog off of the transport for you.
  • Join the IDR support group and let us know how you're doing or if you need any help and support!

Not all of our dogs will cope well with being placed on transport and going straight into a home with new people. The dogs chosen for DA have a little more confidence than other Oakwood dogs.

  • There will be a £50 non-refundable donation to secure your virtual homecheck and virtual viewing (pending your home-check).
  • Adoption donations for dogs are as follows:
    • 0-11months - £350
    • 1yr-6yrs - £250
    • 7yrs-9yrs - £180
    • 10yrs+ - £50
    • (Rare/pure breeds - £350)
  • Transport costs: dependant on location

Direct Adoption Dogs

Direct Adoption is available for select dogs, below are the dogs that are currently at Oakwood awaiting their forever homes.

Click the dog'savailability status to find out more about them!

Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss direct adoption further/

Looking for a puppy?

International Dog Rescue have puppies in the Romanian shelter that they have asked us to help with. These puppies are available for adoption now and will travel the the home directly from Romania, they will not come to Oakwood if reserved by an adopter. If you're interested please read this process: Direct from Romania, and if you're happy with this, mention the puppy's name on your application form!

Currently in Romania

Mango

Sex: Female | Approx 9 months | Size: Medium-Large

  • Kids: Sensible kids from 10 years+
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Untested
  • Fencing: 5ft minimum

Mango is currently living with her litter-mates and mum in a private Romanian shelter. She has been there since she was 6 months old. She is living around other dogs, however, taking her on with another dog in the home will be an unknown as she will not meet your dog until arrival day.

Mango is a collie type and will need grooming when she is confident enough for you to do this. She is a sweet girl but will need time and space in her home to come out of herself.

She is not lead trained and has no basic training. This will need to be completed in the home.

You must be 100% about adopting Mango as she will not meet you prior to adoption. We cannot guarantee what behaviours they or will not display so any children must be dog-confident and respectful of the dog's space.

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Currently in Romania

Solo

Sex: Male | Approx 8 months | Size: Medium

  • Kids: Sensible kids from 10 years+
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Untested
  • Fencing: 5ft minimum

Solo is currently living in a private Romanian shelter. He has been there since he was 5 months old. He is living around other dogs, however, taking him on with another dog in the home will be an unknown as he will not meet your dog until arrival day.

Solo is around medium size currently and could have some growing left to do. He is a sweet boy but will need time and space in his home to come out of himself.

He is not lead trained and has no basic training. This will need to be completed in the home.

You must be 100% about adopting Solo as he will not meet you prior to adoption. We cannot guarantee what behaviours they or will not display so any children must be dog-confident and respectful of the dog's space.

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Currently in Romania

Mira

Sex: Female | Approx 9 months | Size: Medium-Large

  • Kids: Sensible kids from 10 years+
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Untested
  • Fencing: 5ft minimum

Mira is currently living with her litter-mates and mum in a private Romanian shelter. She has been there since she was 6 months old. She is living around other dogs, however, taking her on with another dog in the home will be an unknown as she will not meet your dog until arrival day.

Mira is a collie type and will need grooming when she is confident enough for you to do this. She is a sweet girl but will need time and space in her home to come out of herself.

She is not lead trained and has no basic training. This will need to be completed in the home.

You must be 100% about adopting Mira as she will not meet you prior to adoption. We cannot guarantee what behaviours they or will not display so any children must be dog-confident and respectful of the dog's space.

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Currently in Romania

Ole

Sex: Male | Approx 9months | Size: Medium-Large

  • Kids: Sensible kids from 10 years+
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Untested
  • Fencing: 5ft minimum

Ole is currently living in a private Romanian shelter. He has been there since he was 6 months old. He is living around other dogs, however, taking him on with another dog in the home will be an unknown as he will not meet your dog until arrival day.

Ole is a collie type and will need grooming when he is confident enough for you to do this. He is a sweet boy but will need time and space in his home to come out of himself.

He is not lead trained and has no basic training. This will need to be completed in the home.

You must be 100% about adopting Ole as he will not meet you prior to adoption. We cannot guarantee what behaviours they or will not display so any children must be dog-confident and respectful of the dog's space.

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Currently in Romania

Max

Sex: Male | Approx 9months | Size: Medium-Large

  • Kids: Sensible kids from 10 years+
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Untested
  • Fencing: 5ft minimum

Max is currently living in a private Romanian shelter. He has been there since he was 6 months old. He is living around other dogs, however, taking him on with another dog in the home will be an unknown as he will not meet your dog until arrival day.

Max is a collie type and will need grooming when he is confident enough for you to do this. He is a sweet boy but will need time and space in his home to come out of himself.

He is not lead trained and has no basic training. This will need to be completed in the home.

You must be 100% about adopting Max as he will not meet you prior to adoption. We cannot guarantee what behaviours they or will not display so any children must be dog-confident and respectful of the dog's space.

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Currently in Romania

Martin

Sex: Male | Approx 9 months | Size: Large

  • Kids: Sensible kids from 10 years+
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Untested
  • Fencing: 5ft minimum

Martin is currently living in a private Romanian shelter. He has been there since he was 6 months old. He is living around other dogs, however, taking him on with another dog in the home will be an unknown as he will not meet your dog until arrival day.

Martin is already larger than the other puppies and could have some growling left to do, we imagine he will be around the size of a taller labrador when fully grown. He is a sweet boy but will need time and space in his home to come out of himself.

He is not lead trained and has no basic training. This will need to be completed in the home.

You must be 100% about adopting Martin as he will not meet you prior to adoption. We cannot guarantee what behaviours they or will not display so any children must be dog-confident and respectful of the dog's space.

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Is Direct Adoption the route for you?