Adopt a rescue dog

Learn more about our dog adoption process, and apply to adopt one of our rescue dogs

An introduction to our rescue dogs

Watch our video to learn about the type of rescue dogs we have

Woodgreen’s dogs receive a huge amount of interest. This is great, because it helps us find them the best possible home.

But before you take the next steps in your search for a canine companion, it’s important to know that many of our dogs have complex needs including behavioural issues or ongoing medical conditions. This means they’re looking for a human who can offer them more love and care than most dogs will need.

Please watch our video and learn more about the type of dogs we rehome at Woodgreen.

  • We make every effort to learn as much as we can about the dogs who come into our care. But with rescue dogs who have been abandoned, we won’t always know their full history.
  • Getting an adult dog doesn’t mean they’re always going to settle into your home quicker than a younger canine. For some, it may take several weeks or even months.
  • Once your dog has settled, it’s possible they won’t grow to like every person you introduce to them, or enjoy certain activities you would like them to.
  • Your dog may need ongoing daily training both inside and outside of the home, so it’s important to think about how much time you can spare.
  • If you’ve cared for a dog before, your new dog may be very different – even if the breed is the same.
  • We understand there’s lots to consider and it might feel overwhelming. For more advice, read out article on what to think about before getting a dog.
Rescue dog for adoption from Woodgreen

Rescue dogs looking for a home

We rehome thousands of pets every year. Meet some of our dogs looking for their perfect human.

Matching dogs with new owners

The dogs in our care often have complex needs including behavioural issues or ongoing medical conditions. Many are rescue dogs who have been through a lot of trauma.

Find out how we match them with people who can give them the care and attention they need to live a happy life.

Staff member with a dog

Free expert dog advice

If you’re new to dog or puppy ownership, we have lots of free advice that will help you on your way.

Our website is filled with articles on a range of topics and there are workshops – both online and in person – which you can join too.

We’re here to help you become the best dog owner you can be.

Black dog with a blue leash

Dog adoption FAQs

Got a question about adopting a dog from Woodgreen? You might find the answer in our FAQs. If not, get in touch and we’d be happy to help.


Ready to adopt a dog?

  1. Complete the registration form below
  2. Answer an online questionnaire about your home and lifestyle
  3. Our team will see if you match the needs of one of our dogs: this may take a few weeks
  4. On average, Woodgreen receive 600 enquiries for every dog we rehome. We would love to respond to every applicant, but we will only be in touch with you if there is a match. Please, do not contact us if you don’t hear from us. Thank you.