Thank you for thinking of adopting one our lovely dogs. All Dog Watch UK dogs are fully vaccinated, or they could still be undergoing their initial vaccination program. They will have been flea treated and wormed. All will be spayed or neutered. If you adopt a dog we ask for a donation to help offset our costs. You will find individual profiles of our dogs available for adoption at meet our dogs. There are photos, histories and character assessments.
When you’ve found a dog that you feel would suit your family and lifestyle – then tell us by completing an adoption application form. If it seems like the dog will be a good match we will organise a home check.
We do not have a centre where all our dogs are kept together. We use private kennels and various foster homes dotted around the Midlands.
For dogs still in Spain, once you have filled in an application form our rehoming coordinator can see if they would be a good match for your family and lifestyle. She can then put you in touch with the Spanish rescue who will be able to answer any questions you have. We will then organise a homecheck. If you decide that you would like to adopt you will be asked to pay the adoption fee to the Spanish rescue who will then organise the pet passport and arrange transport. The dogs are driven over from Spain and journey up to the Midlands, new owners can arrange to rendezvous on the route up or meet at the final drop off in Birmingham. The dog then goes home with their new family.
If you don’t find a dog who you think will match your lifestyle – keep checking back. We have new dogs coming in all the time. You can also email us to tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll keep a special eye out on your behalf and notify you if a likely prospect arrives.
Once we have your enquiry then we can build a match with the most suitable dog for you. However we need to know that you will provide a good home as we pride ourselves on finding the very best homes for our dogs.
We do not usually home to people working full time as it is not fair to leave the dog on its own all day – for many reasons
The dog will get bored, dogs are sociable animals.
Boredom could lead to unwanted chewing.
The dog will be unable to go to the toilet.
Leaving a dog on its own for long periods of time could lead to insecurities and separation anxiety.
If the dog is young it will not be well socialised.
We look for a caring sensible owner that thinks of how the dog will fit into their home and settle into their routines.
We look for adequate space for a dog.
We would like to see an enclosed garden – so that the dog can’t get out and also so that someone can’t get in to steal them.
We look for full commitment to a new dog, we want to be sure that the dog will get adequate exercise and attention.
We would be concerned if you had a very young child although some of our dogs do live with older children in foster homes.
Please do not hesitate to contact us – if you have seen the dog of your dreams or you just need more information, we would love to chat.
Adoption Enquiry Form (Word) please fill in our form Adopting A DogWatch Rescue Dog