Open Daily: 12noon - 4:00pm

Telephone: 01387 770210

Step 1: Registering

Before adopting one of our rescue dogs you must complete a simple form that tells us something about you and your circumstances so that we can find you the perfect canine companion.

Homefinder Questionnaire

Step 2: Find Your Perfect Partner

It is important that you spend some time getting to know your possible partner. You may be together for more than the next 10 years!

You will be able to walk your dog and play with it in one of the secure areas. It is important that all the family get to know the dog and share in the decision that this is the one for you.

Step 3: Home Check

A home check will be carried out. This covers much the same ground as the questions in the Homefinder questionnaire but it enables us to check things like the security of the garden, the likely living arrangements and so on and give you an opportunity to ask questions and make sure you are ready to receive you new family member.

Step 4: Homeward Bound

Assuming all the vet work has been done and the home check is satisfactory, you will adopt your dog.

Your dog will have a vet check; it will have been vaccinated (if needed), wormed and flea treated. It will have been neutered provided it is old enough and fit enough.

Step 5: Follow Up

We will contact you in a week or so to see how things are going. You may contact us for any help and advice that you need. We hope that you will work though any problems that may occur – every family has them from time to time - but if things really go wrong then we will take back the dog for reassessment.

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Adopting a Dog

Homefinder Questionnaire

We want to find you a dog that suits you and your circumstances.
Please fill in this questionnaire as fully as you can and add any more relevant information at the end.

Homefinder Questionnaire

Sponsor a Dog

Dog Sponsorship (Supported Adoption Scheme)

Make a SAD dog happy! We have a number of special dogs who require our ongoing support, and we need your help to care for them.

From as little as £1.00 a week you could help these dogs and have friends for life.

Sponsor a Dog

Happy Endings

Tibby, two years later :)

Tibby was rehomed in 2014, she has been very busy with her new life. She has just written to us to tell us how she is getting on.

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Dog Advice

Rehoming Dogs with Cats

Cats and dogs can get along very well but introductions need careful management.

Rehoming Dogs with Cats Advice


Support Our Work

You can help support the work of Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre in lots of ways; become a registered member of the organisation, volunteer your help at fundraising events, become a foster carer, you can volunteer at one of our shops or at the kennels themselves and you can, of course, donate online.

Support Our Work