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

COVID-19 Lock-Down Update 11th May 2021


We are now ready to open-up to new adoption applications


  • But be prepared, there is a waiting list of potential adopters from before lockdown and it may be slower than before as we adapt to changing COVID restrictions.
  • You will also be asked for more detailed information than before.
  • This is because YOUR application is the only information we will have to decide if you can be shortlisted for one of our dogs.
  • So please – provide detailed answers to the questions or your application will be rejected.


The health and wellbeing of our dogs and our volunteers is at the heart of our organisation.


PLEASE NOTE: the guidelines may change without notice to keep in step with government policy, so do please keep checking back to our website.


The lockdown also means we are keeping dogs for longer in foster or in some cases kennels, which is adding to our costs. And of course, we are unable to do our usual fundraising at fairs and dog events.

You can help us by making a donation. Click the button below to see how you can help



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 discuss your application. 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 virtual 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 your home check and subsequent homeward bound visit are satisfactory, you will be able to adopt your dog. The dog should be collected from the foster home and 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. This will help towards the cost of veterinary treatment, telephone calls, kennelling, foster care and travelling expenses.  While it is a donation, we ask that adopters consider that most dogs cost the rescue upwards for £350.00 while in foster care with the rescue.  Prior to collection all paperwork will be done by email, and we ask that the donation is made via bank transfer.


All dogs come with 5 weeks free insurance from Agria.


We will contact you in a week or so to see how things are going. We will also be in touch again 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