Adopt a dog

How SNDogs works

SNDogs is different to the larger animal rescues that you might be used to. All of the dogs currently looking for their forever homes live with our team of foster carers in their own houses. This means that the dog gets used to living in a family environment, and also that they are never left alone in a cage.

Kennels can be frightening and disorientating for a dog; SNDogs takes this fear away by providing all of our dogs with a loving “temporary” home until they are adopted.

SNDogs adoption process

  1. You complete our application form to register your interest
  2. We arrange a homecheck to be completed
  3. If all goes well and we have a suitable dog we will arrange for you to meet them
  4. After which, if everyone is happy we will arrange a trial, where the dog will come and stay with you
  5. If, after your trial, you would like to adopt the dog, this process will be completed.

Homecheck information & Adoption fees

All adoption applications are subject to a non-refundable admin fee of £11.

After receiving your application, we will contact you to arrange your homecheck. If you do not pass your homecheck, the £11 admin fee is NOT refundable.

If you have already had a successful homecheck within the last 12 months, you do not need to fill out a new application – just email SNDrescue@gmail.com and let us know if you are interested in an available dog. Homes already checked will get priority.

If your homecheck was over 12 months ago then you will need to apply for a new one by completing the adoption form and paying the £11 admin fee for processing your updated homecheck.

When taking a dog on trial, adopters must pay the adoption fee. This is £300 for adult dogs and £400 for puppies. There are times when the fee will be altered.

If a dog goes on trial and is returned, the people returning the dog need to email SNDogs with bank info to claim back the adoption fee.

This will be refunded (minus a non-refundable £50 which you will have been informed of and agreed to before taking the dog on trial) as long as the dog is returned in the same condition as you received them, with no injuries, signs of neglect or abuse.

Please ensure that the full donation amount is available prior to having your home check, as this avoids disappointment all round.

You might be wondering why we require certain information from you in your application form. This article explains it perfectly.

Available dogs Application form