Answers to the most frequently asked questions about adopting a dog from us.
Can I come and meet the dogs?
We are currently a closed rescue centre working on an appointment only basis. You can enquire about any dog you are interested in through our website. We can then schedule an appointment for you to meet and potentially collect your new dog.
How much does it cost to adopt?
Our dog adoption fees vary depending on the individual animal. Generally, dogs have an adoption fee of between £250 and £350. Some will be higher and some lower prices but it will always be shown on the animals profile on the website.
On average, the cost of the neuter, double vaccination, health check, flea, worm, any medical treatments they need will have cost the charity much more than the adoption fee and those with higher fees will subsidise those that need more help to be adoptable.
Can I reserve a dog for adoption?
We are unable to reserve a dog and dogs cannot be kept in kennels waiting for their home for longer than absolutely necessary.
How long does the dog adoption process take?
It’s dependant on your current circumstances and the needs of the dog you are interested in. In some circumstances, after the matching discussions and preparations have taken place, you can welcome your dog home that same day. We ask that you are well prepared to receive your new pet. If there are any future changes that could affect your dog then you may be best to delay your adoption until your home is more settled.
Also, if you can’t get to view, meet or accept your new pet until some days ahead, then they will remain available for adoption to others, and so we advise you to contact the centre to confirm all is well prior to your appointment.
I don't live locally, can I still adopt from Rain Rescue?
Absolutely, as long as you are able to travel to the centre to meet the dog as many times as needed during the adoption process.
I have completed an enquiry form but no one has got back to me?
We aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours. If you have not had a response to your enquiry in that timescale, please email email@example.com to confirm that your form has been received.