Dogs for Adoption (Read our Adoption Terms before applying)

PLEASE NOTE - VIEWING RESCUE DOGS IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Appointments are booked after you have submitted an adoption application form and this has been approved by the adoptions team. Please do not turn up at the centre without an appointment as you will be turned away. We politely ask that you follow our adoptions process to avoid having a wasted journey and also disrupting our care of the dogs by turning up uninvited.

All new dogs into rescue are assessed and then offered to the people on our waiting list before being offered for general adoption. Your ideal dog will arrive at the centre and get adopted without you even knowing about it, unless you're on our adoptions waiting list.

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED OF ANY NEW DOGS COMING INTO THE CENTRE THEN PLEASE FILL OUT THE ADOPTION APPLICATION FORM AND WE WILL ADD YOU TO OUR WAITING LIST.

Here you can view the dogs currently in rescue. We aim to provide a full behaviour assessment on each dog covering a range of areas from how they cope with travelling to social skills with other dogs. If you want to know more about one of our dogs, see their profiles below........  

Oakwood Dog Rescue works closely with International Dog Rescue with the goal of rescuing dogs from the terrible conditions of the Romanian public shelters.

Below are the dogs that have been lucky enough to have found a sponsor and are now safe at Oakwood looking for their forever homes. 

Hector - Under assessment

Sex - Male

Size - Large

Age - 3 years

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Eric - Available

Sex - Male

Size - Medium

Age - 2 years

Children aged 10+, female dog only. Untested with cats.

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Edna - Available

Sex- Female

Size - Medium

Age - 6 years

Children aged 10+, no dogs. Untested with cats. 

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Lara - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Medium

Age - 1 year

No children or dogs. Untested with cats. 

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Chilli - In Foster Care 

(Not currently available for adoption)

Sex - Male

Size - Small

Age - 1 year

No children, female dog only. Cats ok.   

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Alan - Under assessment

Sex - Male

Size - Small

Age - TBC


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Ruby - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Medium

Age - 2 years

No children, male dog only. Untested with cats. 

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Audrey - Foster home required

Sex - Female

Size - Large

Age - 4 years

Children aged 10+, no dogs or cats. 

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Scruff - Available

Sex - Male

Size - Small

Age - 3 years

No children or dogs. Cats ok. 

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Willy - In foster care

Sex - Male

Size - Small

Age - 4 years

Children aged 10+, female dog only. Cats ok. 

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Florence - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Large

Age - 5 years

Children aged 10+, no other dogs. Untested with cats. 

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Maude - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Large

Age - 4 years

Children aged 10+, male dog only. Untested with cats. 

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Milo - Available

Sex - Male

Size - Large

Age - 8 months

No children, female dog only. Untested with cats

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Teddy - Available

Sex - Male

Size - Large

Age - 8 months

No children, female dog only. Untested with cats.

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Nanny - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Large

Age - 10 months

No children, male dog only. Untested with cats. 

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Nancy - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Large

Age - 10 months

No children, male dog only. No cats. 

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Casper - Under Assessment

Sex - Male

Size - Small

Age - TBC

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Xena - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Medium

Age - 8 months 

Children age 10+. Male dog only and untested with cats. 

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Dolly - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - 8 months

Children age 10+. Male dog only and untested with cats. 

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Smokey - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - 1 year

Children aged 10+, male dog only. No cats. 

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Jessie - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Medium

Age - 2 years

No children. Male dog only. Untested with cats. 

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Sally - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Extra  large

Age - 3 years

Children aged 10+, no dogs or cats. 

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Summer - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Medium

Age - 3 years

No children or cats, male dog a possibility. 

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Pip - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Medium

Age - 5 years

No children. Male dog a possibilty. Cats ok. 

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Misty - Under Assessment

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - TBC

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Star - Available

Sex - Female

Size - Extra large

Age - 4 years

Children aged 10+, no dogs. Untested with cats. 

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Dotty - Under Assessment

Sex - Female

Size - Large

Age - TBC

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Madge - Under Assessment

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - TBC

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Trixie - Under Assessent

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - TBC

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Button - Under Assessment

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - TBC

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Bella - Under Assessment

Sex - Female

Size - Small

Age - TBC

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Important Information To Consider

Before you take on a rescue dog please consider that many of these dogs have not had the best of starts in life. Many have not had any time invested in them so they don't know how to behave in an acceptable way, this is something we need to teach them.

They will take time to settle into a new home. There may be problems you will need to work through, hence the free training and support Oakwood gives you. They might poo in the house, they might bark when you leave them, they might destroy something. Please listen to what we tell you at the viewings and during the visits, we know these dogs and disclose everything we know. Deeply consider what you are told about the dog and its personality before you offer the dog a home. It does them no favours to go into a home for a week and then come back to the kennels.

With training and guidance they will settle, if you do nothing and bring them back after a short time then it makes them harder to place next time as they get upset every-time they are brought back and the problems become harder to tackle. Please be sure you can commit to a rescue dog before you take them home.

To view our adoption requirements, click here. IF YOU WANT TO APPLY TO ADOPT ONE OF OUR DOGS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM, CLICK HERE

So you can more accurately assess the size of a dog you are looking at, please use our size guide.

Their status (AVAILABLE, AVAILABLE TO WAITING LIST ONLY, or RESERVED,) is listed. Unfortunately due to the time-consuming nature of young dogs and children, we are not able to re-home to people who have dogs under 1 year old or children under 1 year of age. We will also not re-home to anyone who has a dog with existing behavioural issues, as it could potentially worsen the issue or cause the adopted dog to develop an issue. Existing dogs will also need to be spayed or neutered before adopting a new dog.

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