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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.
Once you have submitted this form one of our rehoming team will get in touch with you for an in depth chat about what you are looking for in a Springer Spaniel, and what sort of home you are able to provide. They will also discuss the possible waiting time for a suitable dog- many ‘straightforward’ springers are in popular demand, and we know that not every family is in a position to wait.


After this discussion, if we think we are likely to be able to find you a suitable canine companion, and on a timescale that is practical for you, we will say so. We will ask you at this stage to take time to consider all the information we have given you, and then get back in touch within 7-10 days to confirm that you want to proceed. If you do, we will arrange a homecheck visit.


A homecheck visit is the opportunity for you (and any other family members) to meet up with one of Springer Rescue Scotland’s volunteers, 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, or longer. This meeting gives you a chance to ask any further 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 a Springer Rescue for Scotland dog.
After the homecheck, one of the rehoming team will get in touch with you, to confirm whether we think it likely that a dog suitable for you will come in to Springer Rescue, and to discuss possible timescales. At this stage you will be on our database as ‘ready to adopt’.


If at any stage during the application process we think that Springer Rescue for Scotland are not likely to find a suitable dog for you, or that there will be an unacceptable delay in doing so, we will say so honestly so that you can look elsewhere.


Once you are ‘ready to adopt’, please keep an eye on the dogs that appear on our website, and note an interest in any dog who looks right for your circumstances. The rehoming team will consider all those who are interested in a dog, and try to match the dog with the most suitable home. At this stage, 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