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Dog Rehoming Process

Our Godmanchester Centre is the only one of our centres to rehome dogs and is open everyday, including Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10.00am until 4.00pm. 

Download ourVisual Rehoming Process Guide for more information on how our rehoming process works.

FAQ

How do I place an interest on a dog?
How long does it take to rehome a dog?
I’d like a specific breed of dog – can you contact me when you have it?
I’m interested in rehoming a puppy – do you have any available?
How much does it cost to rehome a dog?
What do I need to bring with me when I visit you to begin the process of rehoming a dog?
View our dogs looking for homes

How do I place an interest on a dog?

  • At our Centre
    The most efficient way to place an interest on a dog is to be here at our Centre. You can sit down with a rehomer to discuss the dogs suitability, then if it's a good match, meet the dog you are interested in. You will then discuss next steps with one of our rehomers.
  • On the Telephone
    We do take telephone interests Monday – Friday. As long as the basics match and you are able to get to our centre that day to discuss the match in more detail. We are not currently able to take interests over the phone at the weekend, so if you see a dog you like the best thing to do is come down to the Centre ASAP, we open at 10am everyday.
  • Email
    We are currently unable to accept interests via email, please only email us for more generic information.  

If a dog already shows ‘Interest Shown’ we can put one ‘back up interest’ on, so it is always worth enquiring as to whether the dog has a back up.

How long does it take to rehome a dog?

  • The longest part of the process is finding a dog that is suitable for your home. Once you have found your ideal canine companion we aim to get them home with you within the week. In the meantime, you are welcome to come along and take your new friend for a walk every day to get to know him or her better!
  • If you are moving, changing jobs or going on holiday within the next month we ask that you come back after this time to look for a dog. This way both you and the dog will be more settled and relaxed. Most boarding kennels will not accept a rescue dog for 6-8 weeks after homing because of the increased risk of kennel cough.

I’d like a specific breed of dog – can you contact me when you get one in?

  • Unfortunately we do not have the resources to contact people on an individual basis; you will need to visit us or keep checking our rehoming pages.
  • If you are looking for a specific breed of dog you could also try breed rescue via The Kennel Club on 0870 606 6750.

I’m interested in rehoming a puppy – do you have any available?

  • We do sometimes have puppies available and advise that you telephone us to find out. The majority of puppies we have that are looking for homes are crossbreeds.

How much does it cost to rehome a dog?

  • The rehoming fee is £120 for a dog and £150 for a puppy. Your new pet will be microchipped, and if old enough will have been neutered.
  • Adult dogs will be up-to-date with their vaccinations, flea and worming treatments, while puppies will be as far through their treatment as their age allows. Any outstanding treatments will need to be carried out by your own vet.
  • Every animal will also receive four weeks’ free pet insurance from Pet Plan

What do I need to bring with me when I visit you to begin the process of rehoming a dog?

  • Addressed ID, like driving licence or a recent bill.
  • If you have a garden or outside space we may ask you for pictures or even better a clear video, including the fencing, to help us place the right dog with you.

For further information on rehoming, please contact a member of our Dog Welfare Team on 0300 303 9333

You can find out more about dogs by visiting our dog advice section.

If you would like to talk to us about giving up your dog, please call us on 0300 303 9333 or email pet.support@woodgreen.org.uk