At present we are not accepting new adoption applications due to the huge number already applied and waiting, so we will be shortlisting from our current files.
HOMECHECK DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: a check of the interior of your property will be conducted remotely via video conferencing; therefore please do not apply if you do not have the facilities for this (i.e. smart phone/ tablet device/laptop). Photographs will NOT be accepted.
Huey is a 3 year old handsome neutered boy who is now available on a foster to adopt basis only. He was surrendered some time ago but his behaviour meant he was sent to the sanctuary for Joy to work her magic. He’s not ‘cured’ – his behaviour needs to be managed, and this will be done initially by working with Joy on a regular basis. Handled wrong he could revert back to his original behaviour. So please only offer if you are willing to put the time and effort in and can confirm that you will follow Joy’s plans to the letter. Further information will be given to interested/suitable applicants.
This is what Joy says about him now:
Huey is a very hyper man, he is stimulated very easily with his surroundings, animals, environment and so he needs a quiet home in a quiet location and for the garden not to have too many neighbours as he would be triggered with them also. He needs someone who understands hyperactivity and who is calm and patient to help him generally calm and just ‘be’. He has shown no guarding issues, he loves walks and these need to be rural and again with minimal stimuli. He is good to handle with people he knows. He needs a pet and child free home. He should stay in foster for around 6 months and they would need to work with me on a week by week work plan.
Huey will be transported by us, and Covid-safe homechecks will be carried out.
Please email us if you are seriously interested in rehoming Huey and have already submitted an application - firstname.lastname@example.org
Woody is now looking for his forever sofa. He is a 4 year neutered boy who is now available on a FOSTER TO ADOPT basis only. He came to us via Battersea Dogs Home last year with dog reactivity that would redirect onto his lead. He was adopted but sadly it didn’t work out and he was returned to us and went to The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary to be rehabilitated. He’s been there for some months and is now ready for his new home.
This is what Joy says about him:
Woody is so much calmer and happier in his own skin now. He is multi-handler here and shows minimal issues with dogs and no guarding issues. He can get stressed if the environment is too busy so he needs a quieter pet (including cats) and child free foster to adopt home. His home doesn’t need to be rural per se but he wouldn’t be suited to a city environment. He thrives on routine and structure and knowing his people. He’s actually fairly easy for a Boston now that he has generally calmed so much and needs a home where he’ll get one to one attention.
Whoever fosters to adopt Woody will be provided with an ongoing plan and advice from Joy and so must be committed to this; therefore please only offer if you are willing to put the time and effort in and can confirm that you will follow Joy’s plans to the letter. Further information will be given to interested/suitable applicants.
So, if you have an application in with us and feel you could give Woody the home he needs, please email us at email@example.com to express an interest.
Woody will be transported by us to his foster to adopt home and Covid-safe homechecks will be carried out.
Bruno came to us back in October after a change in his owner’s circumstances. He’s a 2 year old mischevious boy who went on his holidays to the sanctuary to learn how to behave. He’s now looking for his furever sofa on a FOSTER TO ADOPT basis. He will require ongoing work so please think seriously about whether you are willing to put in the time and effort with him. Joy will work with you on a week by week plan initially and this must be adhered to.
This is what Joy from the sanctuary says about him:
Bruno - chunky monkey as we call him, he is actually a pretty easy boston, he likes dogs but if a dog reacts negatively to him he will instantly behave the same in return . we have had minimal issues with him, he needs a confident and dog savvie foster that will slowly open up the world to him under a week by week work plan. i d say pet and child free again for his foster so that he can be concentrated on and that will give him less pressure. he has shown no guarding issues .
Bruno will be transported by us and a Covid-safe homecheck will be carried out.
So, if you have an application in with us and feel you could give Bruno the home he needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest.
Rubi is a 5 year old girl who was surrendered after a change in circumstances meant the owner couldn’t give her the time she needs. We think she may be a Boston/Frenchie cross.
She is an absolute poppet – good with children, other dogs and apparently cats although she hasn’t been tested whilst in foster. She’s clean in the house, non-destructive and generally an all round placid, loving girl who just wants to be loved. She does get a bit excitable with other dogs and likes to lick their faces so another dog must be able to handle that.
Rubi isn’t neutered as she had a phantom pregnancy when she came into foster, so she will be adopted with a neuter contract – where the adopter pays an extra £100, which is refunded once she is neutered (and we do follow up on this!)
Rubi is being fostered in Hull so adopters must travel there to meet/collect her. She is in a Tier 4 area so unfortunately we have to delay her adoption.
The adoption fee is £250 (Plus the neuter fee of £100 so total £350)
PLEASE NOTE: As announced recently we are not accepting new applications, so Rubi will be rehomed with one of our existing applicants.