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Tell us a little bit about yourself
Date of Birth
Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
When are you ready to adopt?
Are there any dates that you're definitely unavailable?
Do you have a partner / co-owner that will share ownership responsibilities?
Please provide their name, contact number, and relationship to you
Do you have any health problems that could affect your ability to care for a dog?
ZIP / Postal Code
How did you hear about us?
Recommended by a friend
Word of mouth
Your dream dog
Tell us about the kind of dog you're looking for
Why do you want a dog?
What made you consider adopting a dog from overseas?
Is there a particular dog(s) you're interested in?
Age (select all that apply)
Puppy (under 1 year)
Adolescent (1-2 years)
Adult (2-8 years)
Senior (8 years+)
Size (select all that apply)
Would you be happy to adopt a dog with any of the following issues?
Not dog friendly
None of the above
What is your experience with dogs?
First time dog owner
Owned rescue dogs
Grew up with dogs
Work/worked with dogs
Experience owning/handling dogs with behavioural issues
Tell us about where you live
Do you own your home?
Living with friends
Living with family
What type of property is it?
Do you have a garden or outdoor space?
Patio / Terrace
Does your outdoor space have a secure fence?
How high is your fence?
What type of environment do you live in?
On a scale of 1-5 (1 being very quiet 5 being very busy) how busy is the area in which you live?
How many adults live in your home?
Are there any children live in your home?
Do you have children regularly visiting the home?
Please give the age and gender for each child
Describe the activity levels in your home.
Moderate comings and goings
Quiet with occasional guests
Have you discussed with other members of the household your wish to adopt a dog?
Do you currently own a dog?
Please give age, sex, breed and temperament of each dog in your home and whether they have been neutered.
Do you currently have any other pets?
Please give details
Please tell us a bit about your working life
Do you work?
What is your occupation?
Where is your work based?
How many hours per week do you work?
Does your partner / co-owner work?
What is their occupation?
Where is their work based?
How many hours per week do they work?
How active is your lifestyle? Please give a brief of your weekly activities that a dog would accompany you with.
Adopting a rescue dog
We take our rehoming responsibilities very seriously, and it's important that our dogs are placed in homes who understand the commitment required to own a dog, as well as the specific needs that may come with a rescue dog.
TRAINING | It is very unlikely a rescue dog will have had any training; new owners will need to give their new pet dedicated time, patience and consistency in order to allow them the chance to learn and adapt to life as an owned dog.
I have considered the training requirements that come with adopting a rescue dog, and am prepared to help develop and teach my dog as needed.
COST | The lifetime cost of owning a dog can be between £16,000 and £31,000. We recommend that our adopters take out insurance to help protect against unexpected veterinary costs, but the regular cost of keeping a dog (including food, toys and bedding, and daycare or boarding) should be taken into account before committing to a new pet.
I have considered the extra expenses of owning and caring for a dog
EXERCISE | Dogs need a lot of exercise otherwise they become bored and frustrated. You should be equipped to provide the necessary exercise for your dog – which may mean arranging for assistance from family / friends or a professional dog walker if required.
I am prepared to provide ample exercise for my dog
COMPANY | Dogs love human company and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for too long. Separation anxiety occurs in 9 out of 10 rescue dogs from very mild to extreme. We do not recommend that your dog is left regularly alone for longer than three hours, and this timeframe is significantly smaller for puppies and new arrivals. You’ll need to ensure that you have adequate, reliable care in place if you are unable to be home-based during the day.
I understand that I should not leave my dog alone for more than short periods, and will need to provide adequate daycare solutions if required
PATIENCE | It takes time for a dog to settle in and adjust to their new lifestyle, and every dog is different – which means it’s impossible to predict how they’ll settle into their new lives. When adopting a dog it’s important to always remember that a change of environment can elicit a change in behaviours. All new dogs – rescue or otherwise – can present problems such as chewing, barking, separation anxiety, accidents in the house and all-round lack of training. In addition, rescue dogs often need still further love and guidance to overcome issues learned during their ‘un-owned’ start to life.
I understand that my dog may show certain behavioural traits that might need help to combat. Where settling in time, or the support of a behaviourist is required, I have considered the logistical and financial implications of this
COMMITMENT | The average life span of a dog is around 13 years; and mixed breed dogs have been found to live longer, often up to 20 years. You should expect to invest time, love and patience intoyour new dog in order to cope with problems which may arise during the settling in period.
I understand that adopting a rescue dog is a hugely rewarding but often challenging experience that requires love, patience and lifetime commitment.
Please provide details of a reference, e.g. friend, family member, or colleague
Name, Address, Email, Phone number, Relationship to you
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