Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our dogs.

Our adoption policy

  • We do not re-home our dogs to homes where they will be left alone for long periods of time, i.e. full-time workers.
  • The maximum time we like our dogs to be left for is 4 hours on a daily basis.
  • The garden must be completely secure with fencing.
  • We do not re-home our dogs to families with children under 5 years of age.
  • If you live in rented accommodation, we will need written confirmation from your landlord stating that dogs are allowed.

Our adoption procedure

Following your interest in adopting one of our dogs, we will carry out a home visit. Providing you meet the necessary criteria, we will arrange for you to meet the dog at his/her foster home. All family members who will be living with the dog must meet him/her. If you have another dog, they too must be brought along.

On some occasions, it may be possible for the prospective dog to be met either at your home or at one of our Trustees’ homes. When you adopt one of our dogs, you will be required to sign an adoption agreement and we ask for a fee which is a contribution towards our running costs.

This sum also helps us to continue re-homing other animals in need and is not for the particular dog. However, if the dog you adopt is 8 years of age and over, we ask only for a donation and not a specific sum.

We will ring you within 24 hours after adoption and will carry out a follow-up visit a few weeks later. This is to check on the dog’s progress and to see how it is settling into its new home. Should you experience any problems or have any concerns whilst your dog is settling into its new home, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always available to provide help and advice.

All our dogs are neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. If a dog is unable to be neutered whilst in our care (i.e. if the dog is too young), we will arrange for him/her to be neutered at the appropriate time.

If, for whatever reason you are no longer able to keep the dog, he/she MUST be returned to Sussex Pet Rescue and under no circumstances be passed onto anyone else (as stated in the adoption agreement).

Please apply to adopt by ringing the number given with each dog’s details.

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