Meet the dogs!

Meet the dogs...

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 socialising with other dogs, how they interact with children and whether they could potentially live with cats.

Oakwood Dog Rescue works closely with International Dog Rescue,providing UK kennel space with the goal of rescuing dogs from the terrible conditions of the Romanian public shelters. Below are some of the dogs that have been lucky enough to have found a sponsor and are now safe at Oakwood looking for their forever homes...

  • Smokey (3)
  • Smokey (6)
  • Smokey (1)
  • Smokey (5)
  • Smokey (4)

Smokey - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Age: 2 years

Gorgeous Smokey has had a tough time in her short life. For the past 8 months she has been in rehabilitation after her rear leg had to be amputated. Despite all of the hectic experiences and vets trips, Smokey has still remained the sweetest girl we know! She has been working hard in her hydrotherapy and physiotherapy sessions and has gotten stronger and stronger as the days have passed. Smokey needs a loving home that will shower her with the devotion she so truly deserves! She loves to play and have belly rubs. She has adjusted to life as a tripawd well and is now ready to be rehomed!

Smokey loves a walk, and travels well in the car. (Tough toys and Nylabones are her favourite!)

Knows: Sit, lie down.
The perfect home for Smokey: Children 10 and over. Male dogs only. She does not like cats.

  • Big Max (1)
  • Big Max (5)
  • Big Max (3)
  • Big Max (4)
  • Big Max (2)

Max - Available

Sex : Male
Size : Large
Age: 2 years

Max came to the centre in 2018 after spending his young life at a public shelter in Calarasi, Romania. He had spent his entire first year of his life being mistreated, neglected and unloved. Luckily, Max was brought over to the UK where we took him in and have tried to show him what love really is. Max has now turned two years old and will be spending his second Christmas at the centre this year. He has been over-looked in viewings as he is unsure of new people and takes time to build trust with humans. He is a young dog with a lot of potential that needs an adult only home. Once Max knows he can trust you he is like putty in your hands - he has charmed the staff and has his own fan club that love to take him on walks with his pal, Izzy.

Max is crate-trained, muzzle-trained and walks  well on a PDL harness!

Knows: Sit

The perfect home for Max: Adult only home. Female dog only. Not tested with cats.

Izzy - Reserved

Sex: Female
Size: Large
Age: 3 years

Izzy was a very shy, young dog that caught the eye of her sponsorsdue to her looks - her beauty alone was her lifeline. As she has grown up in the shelter and fearing humans, Izzy can be nervous of people. She requires a home that will be able to provide her with the love she has never had.

Izzy has started to play with toys and prefers the comapny of another dog which really boosts her confidence around people.

Izzy is crate trained and walks on a harness.

Knows: Sit, paw

The perfect home for Izzy: Adult only home. Male dog only. She does not like cats.

  • biscuit
  • Biscuit (7)
  • Biscuit (6)
  • Biscuit (4)
  • Biscuit (2)

Biscuit - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 5 years

Biscuit was terrified of people in the Romanian shelter and wouldn't come over for affection. He was spooked by the transport and arrived timid and didn't trust humans.

Staff have worked tirelessly to bring Biscuit out of his shell and everyday he is showing people more and more affection. He can stiill be a little nervous to start off with but once he warms up to you he is a sweet little man.

Biscuit is crate-trained and walks well on a lead. 

Knows: sit

The perfect home for Biscuit: Adult only home. Female dog only. He does not like cats.

  • Buddy (1)
  • Buddy (4)
  • Buddy (5)
  • Buddy (3)
  • Buddy (2)

Buddy - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 3 years

Buddy was the longest serving dog in the Romanian shelter and so was booked on to transport to give him a chance at a better life.

Buddy is very timid due to his poor treatment and neglect. He will require an experienced owner that has worked with nervous dogs before. During his stay at the centre Buddy has improved greatly in confidence and will allow staff to fuss and hold him. We need someone to provide Buddy with 121 care so he can learn to trust and love someone.

Buddy walks nicely on a lead and prefers the company of other dogs.

Knows: N/A

The perfect home for Buddy: Adult only home. Female dog only. Not tested with cats.

  • Caden (2)
  • Caden (4)
  • Caden (5)
  • Caden (3)
  • Caden (1)

Caden - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Small
Age: 8 years

Caden was one of the very earliest dogs to have been caught and placed in the Romanian public shelter. She managed to get adopted in Romania in 2012 but was returned due to no fault of her own in 2018. This was very hard for Caden to deal with and she became recluse in the shelter. Upon arrival at the centre she was wary of people, however, she now enjoys strokes and playing with tiny soft toys!

Caden would like a home where she can plod around and have peace and quiet. She has had a harsh life and needs somewhere that she can feel safe and loved.

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Caden: Adult only home. She does not like other dogs. She can live with cats.

  • Fat max (3)
  • Fat max (4)
  • Fat max (2)
  • Fat max (5)
  • Fat max (1)

Little Max - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Age: 6 years

Poor Max was brutally beaten by dogs in the Romanian shelter and was constantly nursing fresh wounds on a daily basis. He was attacked when he was sleeping and when he was brave enough to try to feed from the troughs. If Max hadn't been reserved he would not be alive now. He is a loving dog that is full of character and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! He has even been on collection with our fundraisers to help us raise money for the rescue.

Max is very food orientated due to his past which will make training a doddle! He enjoys a good cuddle, loves soft toys and a good walk (when he's not tying to make you sit and stroke him!) He will make the perfect companion for any home.

Knows: Sit
The perfect home for Max: Children 10 and older. He does not like sharing his humans with other dogs. He can live with cats.

  • Cara (1)
  • Cara (3)
  • Cara (5)
  • Cara (2)
  • Cara (4)

Cara - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Age: 2 years

Cara had only been at the public shelter for two weeks when she was reserved. She was very timid and nervous upon arrival. At the centre, Cara is very loving with people she knows. She can struggle meeting new people and can get overwhelmed in viewings. She would benefit from a family that are willing to take things at her pace and bond with her over time. Cara would also be better off in a home where the family work from home, or where she is not left alone longer than 4 hours at a time.

When settled, Cara is a very loving dog and loves nothing more than a cuddle! She is playful with toys and enjoys a good long walk!

Knows: Sit, touch and she is working on her food manners!
The perfect home for Cara: Adult only home. No dogs or cats - Cara does not like to share her humans with other animals.

  • Eli (1)
  • Eli (4)
  • Eli (2)
  • Eli (5)
  • Eli (3)

Eli - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 2 years

Eli was very wary of people in the Romanian shelter due to his poor treatment and rough handling. The volunteers spent numerous attempts at catching him to put him in the reservation pens. One volunteer sat in the pen with him, feeding treats and earning his trust. The moment he allowed the volunteer to touch him he showed off what a loving, fussy boy he is. At the centre Eli is a bundle of fun. He enjoys playing with his doggy pals and equally receiving hugs from staff and volunteers. He loves an active walk and loves to play with toys in the training halls!

Eli walks well on a harness and doesn't mind travelling in the car.

Knows: Sit

The perfect home for Eli: Children 10 and older. Female dog only. He does not like cats.

  • Kenny (3)
  • Kenny (4)
  • Kenny (2)
  • Kenny (5)
  • Kenny (1)

Kenny - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 3 years

Kenny was born with a birth defect which was fully corrected in Romania. He had no muscle tone on his back end when he first arrived and had to learn how to use his back leg properly as it had been twisted before his surgery. Kenny has been an absolute superstar and has been working with the staff, attending hydrotherapy sessions and physiotherapy sessions. He has been able to build up his strength and can now enjoy going out for walks with his doggy friends! Kenny is a typical JRT cross and has a plucky character! He is looking forward to finding a loving home that will continue to help him maintain his muscle mass and provide him with the unconditional love he deserves.

Kenny enjoys going on walks and loves squeaky toys!

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Kenny: Adult only home. Female dogs only. He can live with cats.

  • Cassie (2)
  • Cassie (5)
  • Cassie (4)
  • Cassie (3)
  • Cassie (1)

Cassie - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Small
Age: 2 years

Cassie is a fun loving dog that is ready for adventure! She loves to go on walks and explore new places. Cassie is a very friendly young lady with lots of potential - she is very food orientated which will make training easy.

In Romania, Cassie was found nursing a sick puppy which unfortunately didn't make it to the UK. Cassie deserves a home that will show her the love and dedication she put into raising her own family in such futile circumstances. She puts a smile on everyone's face and makes everyone feel appreciated.

Cassie loves an active walk, loves to play with toys and have a good cuddle!

Knows: Sit

The perfect home for Cassie: Children 13 and older. She does not like to share her people with other dogs. Not tested with cats.

  • Chewie (3)
  • Chewie (5)
  • Chewie (4)
  • Chewie (2)
  • Chewie (1)

Chewie - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 5 years

Chewie has been at the centre for a while, building up the confidence he needs to go up for adoption. Chewie is a timid boy due to his endless poor treatment in Romania. He is beginning to show off his goofy personality and gets very wiggly with excitement when he's around people. Chewie needs a 1-2-1 environment that will provide him with the security and love he desperately needs in order to build his confidence up. He is still wary of people but he is slowly becoming more trusting with people he knows.

Chewie enjoys a good walk and having a chew of soft toys!

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Chewie: Adult only home, small and calm female dog. Untested with cats.

Finn - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 9 years

Finn is a golden oldie that has had a tough life. He spent a long time in the shelter and roamed the streets of Romania for a large portion of his life, due to this Finn takes time to warm upto people but has no problems giving doggy kisses when he feels comfortable with you!

Finn will require a home where he can potter around. He will need a peaceful home and garden where he can go and relax in the sunshine. 

Finn can be wary on a lead but he is getting better and is starting to enjoy going on walks.

Knows: N/A

The perfect home for Finn: Adult only home. Female dog only. Not tested with cats.

  • Poppy (3)
  • Poppy (4)
  • Poppy (5)
  • Poppy (2)
  • Poppy (1)

Poppy - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Large
Age: 8 years

Pretty Poppy is a sweet older lady that is looking for a home where she can rest and spend the rest of her days with consistent people in her life. Poppy is beginning to struggle with the stress of kennels.

As you can see from her photo, Poppy has some issues with her sight but this doesn't hinder her in the slightest! She is very sweet and really enjoys being around people, she is a gentle girl that deserves to be out of kennels!

Poppy loves a good walk and having a good cuddle.

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Poppy: Adult only home. She does not like being around other animals as they startle her due to issues with her vision.

  • Lollie (2)
  • Lollie (5)
  • Lollie (4)
  • Lollie (1)
  • Lollie (3)

Lollie - Available

Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Age: 3 years

Lollie came to us from another rescue where she was struggling with her confidence around people. As soon as Lollie arrived she showed the staff her true personality - she is a very loving dog and loves a good hug! Lollie originated from Romania and can be wary of new people. She needs time to adjust and build up a bond with a family that will go at her own pace. Once she is comfortable she is the most loving dog that aims to please.

Lollie enjoys her walks and really likes squeaky toys!

Knows: Sit
The perfect home for Lollie: Adult only home. She does not like to share her peple with ther dogs. Not tested with cats.

  • Hugo (4)
  • Hugo (5)
  • Hugo (1)
  • Hugo (3)
  • Hugo (2)

Hugo - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Age: 2 years

Hugo came from a private rescue which was situated on a lady's land in Romania. Hugo is a sweet soul and can be submissive when he first greets you. 

He needs a family to show him what true, unconditional love is and give him time to find his feet in a home. Hugo can be fussy when he is comfortable with you and will want lots of love and attention. Hugo would benefit from a family that ideally work from home or where he is not left alone longer than four hours at a time as he is more at ease with people around.

Hugo is trained to wear a headcollar and walks well on a lead.

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Hugo: Children 10 and older. He does not like to share his people with other dogs. Not tested with cats.

Alfie - Reserved

Sex: Male
Size: Large
Age: 1 year

Alfie came to us from another rescue where he was struggling with his confidence around people. Alfie prefers to be around women due to his poor treatment in Romania.

Alfie is a collie crossbreed that has lots of potential when he gets to know you and has been very good when socialising with the other four legged residents at the centre. We are still learning about Alfie, but stay posted to find out more about him.

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Alfie: Adult only home. Female dog only. Not tested with cats.

Ollie - Available

Sex: Male
Size: Small
Age: 3 years

Ollie is new to the centre after arriving from Romania in September. He has started to show the staff how sweet he is!  Intially, Ollie can be nervous upon greeting and may roll over to submit. Ollie is still learning that people are there to love him so will need a family that are able to take time with him to help him settle in. When Ollie feels comfortable around you he can bark for attention and love, he will also cuddle up beside you for strokes.

Ollie has started to go out on walks with our dog walkers and is enjoying getting out and experiencing new smells!

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Ollie: Under assessment, please register your interest for when he is fully assessed

Bez -Available

Sex: Male
Size: Extra large
Age: 3 years

Bez was brought into the Romanian shelter as International Dog Rescue were reserving dogs and they fell in love with his friendly personality instantly. Bez has already become a favourite with the staff and volunteers and just loves to be around people. He is not aware of his size and thinks he is a lap dog so will need someone who is experienced with larger dogs! Bez is currently becoming more playful by the day!

He is being trained to walk with a headcollar and is enjoying getting out on walks.

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Bez: Kids 13 and older, he is very strong and could easily knock small children off balance. Female dog only. Untested with cats.

Sheep - Reserved

Sex: Female
Size: Small
Age: 7 years

Sheep was kept in the back yard of a lady in Romania who was running a private shelter. She was terribly matted and in desperate need of some TLC upon arrival. After her groom Sheep started to show off her loving nature and just wants cuddles. She has only been at the centre for under a week but her sweet and loving nature has already helped her become one of the favourites.

She has started to walk on a lead and will need a bit of work but she is doing rather well already!

Knows: N/A
The perfect home for Sheep: Kids 10+, male dog only. She can live with cats.