Adopting a Sprocker

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.

The Sprocker Adoption Process

Step 1

Complete an online application form to let us know more about you and your lifestyle

Step 2

Our rehoming team will review your application and look for a match

Step 3

If we find you a match, we will contact you to arrange a home visit

Step 4

Meet & Greet with all members of your family and any family dogs

Step 5

We will arrange for your new family member to join you

Step 6

After 6 weeks we will contact you for an update and then Happy Ever After!

Completing Your Adoption Form

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 home check.  They will not know.

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

Should the meet and greet 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 week’s 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.

We would ask you to be patient once you have submitted your application.  We do not run kennels and as such we don’t have dogs in all the time waiting for homes.

To join our Adoption list please complete the Adoption Form.

N.B We will only keep your application on file for 3 months.  After this time, you will need to reapply.

Sprockers Available for Adoption

We don’t always list all the dogs available for adoption on our website. Please click the button below to view the dogs currently listed.

If there aren’t any dogs shown , this doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t have any Sprockers looking for a home, so please complete an adoption form and we will be in touch.

Post Adoption Support

Once your adoption has taken place, your case owner will check in to see how things are going. We do ask that you follow the 3-3-3 rule whilst your new family member is settling in but your case worker should be the first person you contact if you have any questions. We offer full rescue backup which means we are here for you and your dog for the rest of its life.

You can download a copy of the 3-3-3 rule in our downloads section.

Sprockers are not always easy but they are so rewarding when you get it right!

All we ask of you is to keep us updated with lots of pictures so we can add you to our Happy Ever After Stories.

Sprocker Adoption FAQs

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 adoption.

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


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.

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

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.

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.

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

If you have any other questions, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.