Adopting a Dog & FAQs

Hopefully you have already looked at our Dogs for Adoption page and seen a dog which you may be interested in. If that is the case you’ll need to read this page, the Adoption Process details page and then complete our online Adoption Application through the link at the foot of the adoption dog’s profile page.

By adopting a Senior Staffy you are giving an older dog the second chance they deserve.   Many of our seniors have been rescued from the pound and were at high risk of being put to sleep or quite simply their previous owners were not able to look after them for various reasons and realised they needed help.  Some dogs come to us from other rescues – because of the age of the dog they have not been able to attract much interest in them and they have been overlooked by potential adopters due to their age and breed.

Do you have children?

Every dog is different and a lot of the time we have no past history on them, for this reason we are sadly unable to re-home our dogs where there are children in the home under the age of 5 years old.  If a dog is able to live with children this will be shown on the individual dogs information in the dogs available section, along with the ages of children we think the dog could cope with.

What about cats and/or other furries?

We do not have the facilities to test each dog to see if they are able to live with a cat, so please check the individual dogs information in the dogs available section.  Where we have been able to test this out or have solid evidence that they have previously lived with another furry this will be shown.

Do we have dogs who can live with other dogs?

Yes we do on occasions, again please check the information in the dogs available section to see if we have one suitable.  Please note  – you would need to be able to bring your current dog, on two occasions, to meet the potential dog, wherever they are currently homed, to ensure that they are a suitable match with each other.

I rent my home does that matter?

No it doesn’t however we will ask for a copy of your rental agreement to prove that whoever owns the property will accept a dog in the home. We will not proceed with the process without this.

So please do not complete a form and be disappointed that the dog is not suitable for your circumstances but please do keep checking our website as the dogs available can change quite quickly.

Why adopt and from us?

Before our dogs are put up for re-homing they are checked by our vets, and treated where needed, fully vaccinated, are assessed over a period of weeks, sometimes months (if necessary), so we can be sure we are placing the right dog with the right adopter.  All dogs are spayed/neutered (unless our vet’s advise otherwise), micro-chipped (we’ll transfer this automatically to you at the time of adoption).  We also provide your dog with 5 weeks free insurance (this insurance is subject to exclusions, terms and conditions which you will be supplied with at the time, however a copy policy is available upon request). We also have our own behaviourist if you need help at any time after you have adopted.  Unlike puppies we find most dogs are house trained and know their commands.

Do we charge an adoption fee?

Yes we do, we ask for a nominal (non-refundable) fee of ninety pounds (£90), payable at the time of adoption.  The fee allows us to continue our work and help save more Staffy seniors in need.

Can we visit the dog without an appointment?

The kennels we use are private boarding kennels and are not open to the public – sorry- so please do not just turn up and expect to see the dogs.

Any other questions before applying to adopt a Senior Staffy.

If there are questions not answered here or having read our Adoption Process page you still have queries, please use our Contact Form to get answers.