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Thank you for considering adopting a dog through Springer Rescue for Scotland. There are several stages to the adoption process. 

Firstly, you will need to read and complete an Adoption registration form (see below). This includes a questionnaire to tell us something about you and your circumstances, so that we can try to find you the perfect canine companion.


Once you have submitted this form one of our rehoming team will get in touch to arrange to meet you (and any other family members) in your own home. Although we aim to organise this as quickly as possible, please bear in mind that we are all volunteers, and it may take a few days to get back to you. This meeting lets us discuss your application, and gives you a chance to ask any questions that you have. It also lets us check things like the security of the garden, the likely living arrangements and so on. At this stage we will ask for a vet reference and/or personal reference. This is an essential step to inclusion in our registry for a potential placement of Springer Rescue for Scotland dog.


If you are approved, we may not be able to offer you a suitable dog immediately. The National Families Co-ordinator may be able to give you some idea of the likely wait for the type of Springer that will suit you best. When the right dog for you becomes available, we will provide you with all the information we have, including veterinary information etc. prior to placement. We will ask you to come and visit the dog in his or her foster home. It is important that all the family get to know the dog and share in the decision that this is the right dog for you. You may be together for more than the next 10 years!


If you already have another dog, then we will arrange for them to meet and see that they get on together before the adoption takes place.


Assuming all the veterinary treatment has been done and the home check and subsequent homeward bound visit are satisfactory, you will be able to adopt your dog. The dog will be handed over to you by an SRS volunteer, as there is an adoption agreement that must be signed before the dog becomes part of your family. You will also be asked to make an appropriate donation to SRS when you receive your dog. This will help towards the cost of veterinary treatment, telephone calls, kennelling, foster care and travelling expenses.


We will contact you in a week or so to see how things are going. We will also be in touch and/or arrange to visit you and your dog once he or she has been home for about six weeks. We will always be available if you need our help, and we will always be delighted to hear updates on how SRS dogs are getting on!


If you wish to adopt, please fill in the online application form below. If you would like to discuss adoption and for all other enquiries, please click the CONTACT menu at the top of this page.

Springer Rescue Scotland

Springer Rescue Scotland

Springer Rescue Scotland

Springer Rescue Scotland