How To Apply


Make an application.

To apply to foster or adopt, just simply complete and submit an application form. We cannot accept applications to adopt a dog, until they have been advertised as ready for adoption (please see the Looking For A Home page)

We also recommend that you download and read our Fostering Guidelines.

We will then process the form, and organise a homecheck. Please make sure you have supplied two references (not relatives) with their contact information. Your referees must have know you for a minimum of three years.

We aim to acknowledge all emails within 72 hours. But please be patient as all our staff are volunteers.



A volunteer will visit you at home, and help you complete another form. We will also check that your home is suitable and safe for a foster dog (or to rehome). We will take some photographs of any animals you have, your garden and where the potential foster/rehome dog will sleep oe be allowed access to.

We will also ask to see a photo ID and proof of address.

Your completed homecheck is then passed back to the Homecheck Team for approval, and we’ll let you know if you have passed or . We are unable to accept homechecks and applications from other rescue groups.

We do homechecks AFTER we have received back your references.


what happens next ?

If you apply to adopt a particular dog, we will let you know by email or messaging if you are successful or unsuccessful. Once you've submitted an application, you don't need to do one for every dog you apply for. Just express your interest here, and we'll consider you. We aim to let you know our decision within 3 days of the closing date.

If you apply to foster, we will add you to our database. We'll contact you if a suitable dog comes up for you to foster. We don't have any control over where and when dogs are surrendered, please just make sure that if your contact details change - you let us know. Please be patient, you never know when the call will come.


thank you for applying.