Bristol DAWG

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

Adoption Procedure

All Bristol DAWG dogs are fully vaccinated, neutered (provided they are old enough and physically in good condition), micro-chipped, wormed and flea treated and health-checked prior to adoption.

We ask potential new homes to complete an Adoption Application Form, which can be submitted via our website, to help us decide if they can offer one of our dogs a suitable home, and to match the right dog to the right family. There are several criteria which need to be considered before adopting from Bristol DAWG:

* A secure garden with appropriate height of wall/fencing.

* Working hours must be considered. The dog must not under any circumstances be left alone all day.

* What other pets do you have?  Many Greyhounds and Lurchers will not tolerate cats in the home.

* How much exercise time can you give your dog every day?

* Financially have you considered food, veterinary treatment and insurance costs?

Bristol DAWG asks for a minimum donation of £275 upon adoption; this covers the basic costs of vaccination and kenneling but does not begin to cover the cost of neutering, worming and flea treatment, so larger donations are very gratefully received.

Bristol DAWG estimate that it costs at least £500 to rescue a dog, prepare it for homing and care for it until it is rehomed. For many dogs, particularly those which need extra veterinary care (such as injured or sick dogs), and those that take longer to home, the cost is obviously much higher.  

All dogs leave us with a correctly fitting martingale collar, a house collar, a slip lead and a muzzle which are all included within the adoption fee.

When adopting from Bristol DAWG, on collecting your dog you MUST bring two ID tags with you (one for each collar). This is a legal requirement. These discs must contain the following information; owners name (never the dog's name), telephone number and FULL postal address. To enquire about adoption please go to our 'Contact Us' page and speak to one of the Trustees.