Dogs Needing Homes

 

The dogs in our care are will be housed in the kennels and also in foster homes.  


Our adoption fee is £150 and all dogs will be neutered, microchipped, flead and wormed before adoption and this is all included in the adoption fee. They will also come with 4 weeks free insurance*.  Full support is given after adoption, so don't be afraid to call us about anything at anytime.

If you are interested in any of our dogs please complete the Adoption Form at the bottom of this page to apply.

 

*The free insurance is only valid for dogs 8yrs or under. Dogs over 8yrs will have 4 weeks of health cover provided by the charity. 

 

 

Important Note: Our kennels are CLOSED to the public.  As we are located within the grounds of a private property, as well as restrictions due to Covid, visiting dogs is strictly by appointment only. 

Lady

Saluki
(6yrs Old) 
In a foster home

 

 

Questions about Lady

 

Can be homed with other dogs: Yes
Can be homed with cats: No
Can be homed with children: Children over 16yrs
House Trained: Yes
Any behaviour problems: Can be reactive to dogs she doesn't know.
Any medical problems: No.
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: A home with someone around most of the day. 
Exercise requirements: At least 1hr a day.

 

Other information:

 

Lady has recently returned to us as she has developed issues when out on a walk.  Lady is really good with dogs she knows (she is currently in a foster home with 2 and gets on well with them), but out on a walk she will bark and lung at dogs she doesn't know.  We have started her on a training program and she is beginning to pick this up.

 

Lady came to us last year from the stray kennels.  She has a very high prey drive and has possibly been used for rabbit or hare coursing due to the scars on her face, so a home with no cats or small furries. 

 

Lady is better on a walk with a calm, confident dog as it makes her feel safe, so a home with a doggy friend would be good for her.  We would consider a home with her being an only dog, as long as it is with a confident and experienced owner, ideally with someone who has dealt with reactivity in dogs before or be willing to put in the work to help train her. The main issue with Lady is she is insecure, and we think she may have been used to living with other dogs in the past, but, being out on her own it makes her nervous.  However, with a confident handler, she is beginning to trust and learn that nothing bad is going to happen.  

 

Lady is quite nervous and can be very skitty at times, especially around things like the hoover.  She is becoming more confident with this and is receiving lots of praise when she approaches whilst the hoover is on.

 

Lady also needs a home with someone who is not going to smother her with love.  She has the tendency to become very needy, so will need an owner who is happy to ignore her at times and let her find her own feet and ultimately, helping her grow in confidence.  She has come on leaps and bounds with this, but we expect there will be a relapse in this when she is rehomed, which will return once she has built up a bond with her new owner.

 

  Lady also needs a home with no young children.  Due to her size she can easily knock over small children when she gets excited.  She is also very boisterous when playing and will grab at toys.  Also, a home with older children only due to her nervousness.

 

Due to her Saluki breed, Lady would ideally need a home with a large enclosed garden, although this is not imperative but she does like to have a good run.  Lady will not be suitable for anyone who is proud of their lawn.  She loves to do a morning 30mph dash around the garden and will easily wear a race track into the grass.  We do however, require someone with a secure garden with a fence of at least 6ft, purely because she can easily jump a 4/5ft fence.  

 

Overall, Lady is a very loving, gentle girl but she does need some work when out on a walk.  In a home she is the perfect dog.  She is very expressive and will try to 'talk' to you to get your attention.  She is a very pretty girl and we think she knows this, but with lots of positive encouragement, consistency and showing her the boundaries, she is learning her place within the foster home and is adapting very well. 

 

At the moment we are being innundated with applications for every dog we have available and over the past few weeks we have unfortunately had quite a few timewasters.  Please only apply for Lady if you have fully considered the commitment of a dog and willing to put in the time and effort in training for her.  We recommend anyone interested in Lady, does a little research into the Saluki breed.  She is very typical of the breed.

 

 

 

 

 

Millie

Patterdale Terrier
(9yrs Old) 
At the Kennels

 

 

Questions about Millie

 

Can be homed with other dogs: No
Can be homed with cats: No
Can be homed with children: No
House Trained: Millie has come from a home but may need refresher training due to spending time in kennels
Any behaviour problems: Needs an adult only home with female owner.
Any medical problems: No.
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: A home with someone around most of the day. 
Exercise requirements: At least 1hr a day.

 

Other information:

 

Millie has come to us from the stray kennels after her owner sadly passed away.  Millie is a 9yr old patterdale and is a happy little dog. 

 

Millie needs an experienced female owner as she appears to be a little unsure of men.  She needs someone who will be around most of the day and she needs to be the only pet in the household.  When out on a walk she seems to ignore other dogs but, as is typical with patterdales, she does not want to share her owner with anyone.

 

Millie would make a fantastic companion for someone and would be good company for a lady living on their own. 

 

Millie is starting her vaccinations this week but will not be able to be rehome until covid restrictions have been lifted as potential owners need to meet her at the kennels to build up a bond before taking her home. 

 

Cleo

Reserved

German Shepherd
(4yrs Old) 
At the Kennels

 

 

Questions about Cleo

 

Can be homed with other dogs: No
Can be homed with cats: Still under assessment
Can be homed with children: Children over 16yrs
House Trained: May need house training due to being in kennels
Any behaviour problems: Can be reactive to dogs.
Any medical problems: No.
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: A home with someone around most of the day. 
Exercise requirements: At least 90mins to 2hrs a day.

 

Other information:

 Cleo has come to us from the stray kennels.  She is a lovely, friendly girl, who loves her toys.  

 

Cleo is currently under assessment but initially she would need an adult only home, or home with older children.  This is because Cleo does love her toys, and although she isn't possessive with them, she lacks manners and will jump and snatch them. 

 

Cleo is undersocialised with other dogs and is a little unsure.  She doesn't appear to be aggressive but will stand and bark at them.

 

  Due to Cleo's size and further need or training, she would need a home with someone who has German Shepherd experience or large breed experience. 

 

 

Colin

Reserved

Terrier cross
(20 months Old) 

At the Kennels

 

Due to overwhelming interest, applications for Colin are now closed!

 

 

Questions about Colin

 

Can be homed with other dogs: No
Can be homed with cats: No
Can be homed with children: Children over 6yrs
House Trained: May need house training due to being in kennels
Any behaviour problems: Can be reactive to dogs.
Any medical problems: No.
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: An active home with someone around most of the day. 

Exercise requirements: At least 90 mins per day.

 

Other information:

 Colin was found as a stray and taken to the pound.  Unfortunately, his owners did not come for him despite being contacted so he has ended up at Willow.  

 

Colin is a terrier, possibly crossed with a pomeranian due to his fluffy fur and is a very very busy dog.  He is super friendly towards people, has no manners whatsoever and will jump up for a fuss.  He is incredibly giddy, happy, and loves the sound of his own voice.  

 

Colin is hit and miss with dogs and has typical little dog syndrome.  He is very barky when meeting new dogs and weighing in at only 7kg, he thinks he is as big as a Rottweiler.  He will need an owner who can help teach him some manners.

 

Colin needs an active home with someone around most of the day.  Just because he is small, doesn't mean he will be content with a 30 minute walk a day.  Colin definitely has the terrier gene and loves to be on the go.  

 

Colin needs a home where he can be the only pet and have all of the attention.  He will need ongoing training and someone who can give him lots of exercise and stimulation.  

 

If you are interested in offering Colin a home, please complete the adoption form below.  We kindly ask you to only complete the form if you are serious about offering him a home and have discussed this with all members of the household.  The adoption form will give us all the information we need to ensure you are a perfect match.  Please answer the questions carefully.

 

As Colin has only just arrived with us, his assessment will not be completed until he has been fully vaccinated.  As a result, we will not be responding to applications until after 15th January.

Roxy

Reserved

Staffordshire Bull Terrier x  Boxer
(18months approximately) 
At the Kennels

 

Questions about Roxy

 

Can be homed with other dogs: No
Can be homed with cats: No
Can be homed with children: Children over 12yrs
House Trained: May need house training due to being in kennels
Any behaviour problems: Dislikes some dogs
Any medical problems: No.
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: An active home with a confident, experienced owner who is at home most of the day. 
Exercise requirements: At least an hour a day.

 

Other information:


Roxy came to us from another rescue after spending time in their stray kennels.  We think Roxy is a staffy x boxer approximately 18 months in age. She is about the size of a small boxer so slightly bigger than a staffy. She is one giddy kipper so needs someone who can give her plenty of exercise. We’re still assessing Roxy but initially she needs a home with children over 12yrs due to her being a little too excited and jumping up and also a home with no other pets. We have been advised that she can be reactive to some dogs so needs an experienced dog owner who is happy to put in some hard work and training. She loves a fuss and a cuddle and is also very treat oriented so this will help with ongoing training. Roxy loves her toys!!


If you are interested in Roxy then please complete the adoption form at the bottom of the page.  We ask that due to the time of year, only complete the form if you are serious about making a lifetime commitment to a dog. Roxy wants a forever home and not one just for Christmas.

 

Please check back for updates!

Marshall

Reserved

Staffy x Collie
(2yrs Old) 
In a foster home

 

Due to overwhelming interest, applications for Marshall are now closed

 

Questions about Marshall

 

Can be homed with other dogs: Yes - Marshall needs a home with another dog.
Can be homed with cats: No
Can be homed with children: Yes children over 8yrs old 
House Trained: Yes
Any behaviour problems: Counter Surfs & Jumps up!
Any medical problems: No
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: A home with someone around most of the day.
Exercise requirements: At least 2hrs a day

 

Other information:

 

Marshall is 2yr old staffy x collie.  He is a very sweet boy who loves attention. Marshall has been good with the dogs he has met and does need a home with another dog.  As Marshall has a high prey drive, so he cannot be rehomed with cats or small furries.  

 

It is clear that, although Marshall has been much loved, he hasnt had much in the way of rules and boundaries.  He will counter surf and does jump up, and due to his age, Marshall does mouth when he gets excited. However, this does stop when corrected but unfortuantely, we can only rehome to a home with older children because of this behaviour. 

 

Marshall loves being outside and enjoys his walks, he is not a dog that will be content with a 20 minute walk around the block. He may look more like a staffy but he has the needs of a collie.  We can see alot of potential in this lovely boy and with a bit of effort he will be a fabulous addition to a suitable family.  Please only apply for Marshall if you have another dog at home.  Marshall really needs a playmate!


If you are interested in Marshall please fill in the form below and submit it to us.

 

 

DOG ADOPTION FORM

 

PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE COMPLETING THE ADOPTION FORM.  

Please only complete the form for one of the dogs we currently have in our care, as due to GDPR, we are unable to keep general enquiries on file.

 

Everyone at Willow Dog Rescue is a volunteer and we run the rescue around our current jobs and family commitments.  Recently, we have unfortunately had an increase in time wasters, which then takes our time away from other important charity jobs.  Therefore, we kindly ask that you to only complete the form if you are serious about offering a dog a home.

 

Please think carefully about whether you can commit the time to a dog and can afford the relevant costs that come with dog ownership (food, veterinary treatment, grooming, regular flea / worming treatment etc), as well as speaking to all members of your household about this decision before completing the form. 

 

The adoption form will give us all the information we need to ensure you are a perfect match for the dog you are applying for.  We have no blanket rules for rehoming.  We will consider all homes for dogs and will match dogs up to a home we feel will suit them best.  Not all dogs are suitable for all home types and this is why we specifically ask for ages of adults and children in the household, as well as how much exercise and time you can realistically dedicate to a dog each day.   Please answer the questions carefully.  Do not use autofill as this will only partially complete your address. 

 

Unfortunately, due to logistical reasons, we are only able to rehome within a 50 mile radius of the kennels.

 

Dogs who are 'Reserved' on their profile above, have already been matched with homes and are currently on their temporary foster basis pending adoption.  You can still apply for reserved dogs, however, your details will be kept on a waitlist and will be deleted once the dog has been rehomed.

 

Please read our terms and conditions of adoption before applying.

 

 

Adoption Terms and Conditions
WILLOW ADOPTION AGREEMENT 2020.pdf
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