Dogs for Adoption

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........   

Tica - AVAILABLE

Sex - Female

Breed - Collie X

Age - 5 Years Old

History - Tica was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK from International Dog Rescue. She has spent 2.5years living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs. No love, no health care and as a result she is very shy.

A little message from Tica: All i want is a nice comfy bed and someone to keep me company. Could you be my special someone? 

Specific Requirements - .Tica is a bit shy but will still greet people. She is ok with dogs couldn't live with one as she likes to be the only dog - understandable after spending her whole life sharing. No kids, a home that's quieter not many visitors. Tested OK with cats. Just wants her own bed to curl up in and a home she can call her own. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Luca - AVAILABLE

Age - DOB - 02/12/15

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Shepherd X 

Size - Medium/Large

History - Luca has come over from Romania where there are thousands of stray dogs living on the streets. He is one of the lucky few who got brought to England for the chance at a better life. Romanian dogs are often treated badly and so they learn early in life to be cautious of humans in their fight for survival.

Personality - Luca is starting to learn to trust humans and is coming out of his shell. Once you win his affection he likes having his ears rubbed and loves to play with a stuffed squeaky toy! He's very wary of people and takes time to warm up to you, a little gentle encouraging with his favourite treats do the trick. It's such a rewarding moment when he comes out to greet you and asks for a love.

A little message from Luca -

"I'm still very scared and frightened that something bad might happen to me, life was hard in Romania. I want a quiet home with a nice human I can learn to trust"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, can live with cats, Quiet adult only home (16yrs+).

Adoption Fee - £200

Grina - AVAILABLE

Sex - Female

Breed - Collie X

Age - 7 Years Old

History - Grina was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK with International Dog Rescue. She has spent the last 2.5 years living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs. No love, no health care and as a result she is very shy.

Specific Requirements - Grina is a bit shy but will still come over to meet people with a waggy tail. Grina couldn't live with another dog as she likes to be the only dog. She is ok to live with older kids (13+) and not tested with cats. Grina just wants a nice big comfy bed to curl up on.


Adoption Fee - £125

Free Training - 4 weeks

Mally - AVAILABLE

Sex - Male

Breed - Shepherd X

Age - 4 Years Old

History - Mally was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport him to the UK where he'll have a better chance at finding the home he deserves. When he arrived he didn't even have a name of his own, he was just a passport number!

A little message from Mally -"I'm a happy, fun loving guy, but things still scare me. So I might appear confident but underneath I'm not'

Specific Requirements - No other Dogs, Dog Friendly, No cats. Needs a home without children.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Polly - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 18 months old

History - Polly was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK with International Dog Rescue. She has spent the last year living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs including her sister Molly. Despite having been given no love or healthcare, Polly is a lovely girl who just wants fuss and attention. She can be a bit jumpy in new situations.

Specific Requirements - Polly is a lovely, confident girl but can be scared of loud noises. She is good with people and could live with older kids (12+) and she is untested with cats. While she is good around other dogs Polly would need a home where she is the only dog. Polly can sometimes be shy but will greet people happily with a waggy tail.

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Jasper - Available

Age - 15 Months

Sex - Male

Breed - X Breed

Size - Medium

History - Jasper was found on the street with his litter mates and take to the awful life in a public shelter in Tecuci along with his sister Margo. Fortunately for Jasper, a private sponsor from the UK stepped in and saved him. IDR have now brought Jasper to be rehomed in the UK. He is now here at Oakwood with his sister Margo in the hopes of finding his forever home.

Specific Requirements - Jasper is a quiet boy who needs a calm, quiet home. He could live with another dog for company but it would need to be a calm dog. Jasper would need a home without kids and is untested with cats.


Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks


Molly - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 18 months old

History - Molly was a street dog in Craiova before being saved and coming to the UK by International Dog Rescue. She has spent 1 year living in a dirty pen with 4 other dogs including her sister Polly. No love, no health care and she is extremely shy, she needs a quiet, kind home who will allow her to become brave at her own pace.

Specific Requirements - Molly is the most nervous of the dogs we have in. She will come over for a stroke and will lick you etc and get excited if the others do. Coming out of her shell each day. No kids, No other dogs and not cat tested yet. Needs a  home where they can help her with her nervousness


Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Lennon - Available

Sex - Male

Age - 1 Year

History - Lennon was found on the streets in Romania with an injured leg. He was taken to a shelter and with the help of International Dog Rescue he was able to recover from his injury.  

Specific Requirements - Lennon is a friendly, playful young boy who would be fine with older kids. He can be a bit jumpy and spooked by loud noises. He needs to be an only dog as he doesn't like to share his things. He is untested with cats. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Pippa - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 4 Years 

Breed - Pek X 

History - Pippa has had a hard time in her short life, she was taken off the streets by the dog catcher and put into the public shelter in July 2017 before being rescued and brought to the UK.

Specific Requirements - Pippa is a lovely, confident and energetic girl who loves a fuss and meeting people. Pippa needs to be an only dog as she doesn't like to share her thinks. She would be fine with older kids and is untested with cats. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks


Dave - Available

Sex - Male

History - Not much is known about Dave's history other than his life in a shelter in Romania. He is however a very friendly boy.

Specific Requirements - Dave is a playful boy who loves people. He would be fine with older kids. He likes other dogs but as he doesn't like to share his thinks he would need to be the only dog in the home. He is untested with cats. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Ruby - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 4 years

Breed - Lhasa apso

History - Ruby has come from a busy home that was too much for her. It became clear that she would be better off in a much quieter home.

Specific Requirements - Ruby is a very sociable girl and just loves to curl up in her bed. She needs a home without kids or other dogs and is untested with cats. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Larry - Available

Sex - Male

Age - 2 years

Breed - Pek x

History - Larry has a rough time spending the last year in a public shelter in Romania. Despite this, he is a lovely friendly boy. 

Specific Requirements - Larry can be shy at first but soon comes out of his shell once he gets to know you. He is a quiet boy so would need a calm home with older kids and could live with a calm female dog. He would love his own couch to relax on! Larry is untested with cats

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Rhubarb - Available

Sex - Female

Age - 2 years

History - Rhubarb was a street dog in Romania before being captured and taken to the awful conditions of a public shelter before being rescued by International Dog Rescue.

Specific Requirements - Rhubarb is a lovely, sweet girl who can be shy at first, but playful and vocal once she gets to know you. She would need a house with older kids (13+) and could possibly live with a male dog. She is untested with cats. 

Adoption Fee - £200

Free Training - 4 weeks

Sooty - Not yet taking applications 

Age - 9 Years Young

Sex - Male

Breed - Lhaso Apso x Shihtzu

Size - Small 

History - Sooty came to us a few weeks back where he was in a bit of a pickle with himself. He had a few health issues that he is currently undergoing treatment for these issues as he had not seen a vet in 7+ years. He started off with us very nervous and upset being in the kennels. However, now he is pain free after his treatment he is a lot happier. He is currently being tested to see what home environment he would be best suited to.


Specific Requirements - Sooty is an elderly gent that needs a quieter home. He is still energetic and loves to go for walks, but cannot walk for hours and hours. He needs someone that is going to be able to give him the love and care he so deserves! Sooty absolutely loves people however is scared of children so could not be rehomed with Kids. He needs a home where he is able to enjoy the home comforts and snuggle in a nice warm bed. He cannot live with other dogs and he is currently untested with cats.

Adoption Fee - £125

Free Training - 4 weeks

 


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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