Adoption Process

The needs of the dogs are ALWAYS our priority when we consider the best matches for them.  We please ask you to keep this in mind when completing your adoption form and appreciate that it might not be a fast process.

In the last year, a few more challenging dogs have come to us and we have changed the way we work with these dogs.  They will be placed in a foster home with experienced Sprocker fosters who will work with our behaviourist to put the best practices in place to bring out the best in the dog before rehoming.

When completing the application form, please be as honest and thorough as possible.  We read each and every application that comes through to us and will match the dog to the applicant that best fits the dog’s needs.  Once we find your match, we will arrange with one of our volunteers to carry out a homecheck for us.  Please do not ask the volunteer about the outcome of the homecheck.  They will not know

One this has been done and everything is satisfactory, we ask for two ‘meet and greets’ (one of which should be with all the members living in the family home and the dog if you have one).

Should the meet and greets go well, we will then send you an adoption form for your signature and arrange transport to get your dog home to you.  Please read through this carefully as the conditions on the adoption forms are non-negotiable

All our dogs come with 5 weeks free insurance provided by Agria insurance and we will arrange for their microchip to be re-registered to you

Please note there is a non-refundable adoption donation needed for all our dogs.  All monies donated go back into the rescue

To join our Adoption list please complete the Adoption Form


We have listed below some FAQs.

Of course this list isn’t extensive and if you have any concerns or queries, our team will be happy to speak to you at any time during the adoption process


How much does it cost to adopt a dog?

This depends on whether the dog has been in foster or not.  The adoption fee will be discussed with you by your Case Worker prior to adopt

How long does it take to adopt a dog?

This varies by each dog and again will be discussed with you by your Case Worker

If I have children, can I adopt a dog?

This would depend on whether we have any dogs in that have lived with children and what the ages of those children are and the ages of your children. 

We take the safety of both dogs and humans very seriously and it would be irresponsible to place a dog that is not a suitable match

I live in a flat, can I adopt a dog?

Yes, we don’t automatically rule you out because you don’t live in a house.  We consider each application on its own merits

I’m moving soon, can I still adopt a dog?

We would ask that you wait until you have moved before you apply to adopt.  This negates the need for another home visit and avoids delaying the adoption process further

I’m going on holiday soon; can I still adopt a dog?

Again, we would ask that you consider adopting when you get back from your holiday.  This is to ensure your dog has a proper settling in time

I have another dog and/or a cat, can I still adopt a dog?

Yes, again, we would consider each application on its merits

Contact us

Please get in contact via our email or via our facebook page – Sprockerassist