Our dogs are rescue dogs who may not have had the best start in life. We take great care to ensure that their next home is loving, life-long and secure.
All our dogs have spent a period of time in foster care where they have been assessed in terms of both health and personality. This means we are able to give prospective owners an honest and invaluable insight into the characteristics of each individual dog.
A lot of the dogs we rescue are ex breeding adults from puppy farms. They have never seen the outside world and will have had minimum human contact. They are unaccustomed to receiving care or attention. When we take them in they are usually terrified of everything and everybody and it takes careful nurturing to prepare them for their forever homes. We always seek a calm and quiet environment, usually shared with another friendly and confident dog and almost always no small children. Part of our work in rehabilitating these dogs is house-training, however we cannot guarantee 100% success and would expect their new families to be prepared to work gently with them while they learn their new routine.
We do our utmost to ensure dogs are well-matched to their new homes and will not place any dog in a home we feel is not appropriate for them as individuals.
Prospective owners should be committed to working with their new family member to overcome any hurdles or issues which may arise.
We carry out home checks for all potential new homes.
Please be aware we are unlikely to place one of our dogs in a home with young children under the age of 5.
What we look for in a potential new home for our dogs
• That someone is home part of the day and dogs are not left alone for long periods
• All potential new homes must have a secure garden
• Patience and understanding is shown to our dogs while they adjust and settle in their new home
An adoption donation is applicable for all Forest of Dean Dog Rescue dogs.
To help us assess the suitability of your home and lifestyle for adopting one of our dogs, please complete the following questionnaire. Information that you provide will remain confidential to the Rescue and will not be released to any other parties. Please answer the questions as completely and honestly as possible, this will assist us in finding the right dog for you.
Dogs that enter Rescue often have developed problems which we try and address prior to rehoming, however you need to understand that there may be some initial teething problems and ongoing training, which we will support you with. Expect a settling-in period. We highly recommend that there is someone in the house most of the day for the first couple of weeks.
Filling in this application form does not guarantee that you will be offered the first dog that becomes available, as it is essential to match the dog to the home as closely as possible. All dogs offered for rehoming are vaccinated, wormed and neutered, and the rehoming donation, currently £175 is to contribute to the costs of fostering and medical care the dog has received.
Fill our out Adoption Application form here.