Rehoming a dog from Rochdale Dog Rescue

Information on our Dogs and Assessment

Homes are needed for the dogs who have been signed into our care.  Many of the dogs are ex-strays who were in a put to sleep situation when not reclaimed by their owners, others are dogs where Rochdale Dog Rescue has been contacted by a member of the public asking for help to rehome their dog following a change in work or marriage circumstances, ill-health, the death of an owner or financial difficulties.

Once a dog arrives into our care, their assessment process begins based on any information received from the Stray Dog Kennels, transporters and previous owners if relevant.   The assessment can take a couple of weeks as we get to know each dog and build information on which type of home may suit the dog best.  

The dogs will also be seen by our vets for their vaccinations, neutering and to check out any health concerns that we have.

We can take rehoming applications for dogs during this time but the dog may not be ready to go home for a few weeks after this.

Applying to Rehome a dog and Guidelines

If you are interested in rehoming a dog please read through our rehoming guidelines before completing a rehoming application form below.

Please note that Rochdale Dog Rescue does not generally rehome to homes where there are children under 10 years of age.  Most of our dogs are ex strays and they do not have any history with young children; this is something that we do not have the facilities to assess for so feel it more prudent.   

We also need to ensure that if you do not own your own property the landlord has given their permission for a dog and any garden you have is fully enclosed and secure.   

We also need to make sure any dogs we rehome are not left 'home alone' all day - we do rehome where family members are at work but need to ensure its the right dog for the family and a good provision is in place...  and lastly that any other dogs you have are neutered.

We rehome within an approximate 100 mile radius of our base (but if you are close to this then please do ask us).   Families need to be able to visit to meet the dog and then if all goes well undertake the adoption on another occasion.

If you think you could offer any of the dogs a loving home then please complete our Rehoming Enquiry Form in the first instance.

Rehoming Process

 Once we have received your rehoming form we will email you back with some more information and then confirm if you would like to have a more detailed chat if you would like to proceed.

Once we have had a more detailed chat then a home check would be arranged to come and visit you in person and to see where the dog will be living.

The next step is for all the family members to be able to come and meet the dogs either at the kennels or in their foster home.  

If all goes well we can then arrange a time for the adoption and for your new family member to come home

All the dogs in our care are neutered, (at six months if they are too young at adoption time), vaccinated and microchipped.   We offer a lifetime support for all our dogs and love to get updates of the dogs in their new homes!