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If you suffer from allergies, we ask that you read the information supplied on our Allergies Page prior to contacting us.

We do not advertise our dogs on this website as we feel that we can find their ideal home by filtering through applications that we receive from people who are genuinely looking to adopt a Doodle. So, if you are interested in adopting a dog from us, please fill in the enquiry form at the bottom of the page so we can match you up with your ideal dog. Please state the type of dog you are looking for. 

We sometimes have dogs looking for homes who are not suitable to interact with other dogs either in the house or outside on walks. They would not be suitable to live with children or any other animals. These dogs would be quite happy living in a rural area in an adult only home. They just want to be close to their human companion and are happy to potter in the garden. A large, fully enclosed garden with high fencing will be required. Some may be suitable as companions for disabled or elderly owners. We do not discriminate against the age of applicants. If you, or someone you know of, are looking for a dog and you feel you may fit the bill, please fill in our application form, below, and type "Special Dog" in the section for the type of dog you are interested in. 

We will assess your application and see if we can find you your ideal friend for life. 

All our dogs are fostered in family homes all over the UK

Please note: We do not rehome outside of the UK.

Doodle Trust is run entirely by unpaid volunteers in their spare time so please bear with us if we don't respond immediately.

Please read before proceeding.

  • Doodles are an intelligent but challenging type of dog. They vary greatly in size and coat type and it is a common misconception that they do not shed their fur. Many of them DO moult and they are NOT an ideal breed for allergy sufferers.
  • Doodles are lively, enthusiastic and sometimes boisterous dogs that require a lot of time and attention. If you are out at work for much of the time or lead a busy life, a Doodle is NOT the right breed for you. These are people dogs and they demand human companionship, they thrive as a much loved family member. If left to their own devices for long periods, they will find their own amusement and could become destructive.
  • Most Doodles love water and can be mud magnets, bringing in an enormous amount of dirt into your home. They are certainly not a breed for the house proud. Some coat types require grooming on a daily basis in order to keep them matt free, whilst Doodles with a shorter coat will require less brushing.
  • Many Doodles also need professional grooming on a regular basis in order to keep the coat manageable and this can be expensive. You should therefore consider grooming costs on top of food, insurance, toys, vaccinations, worming, etc. It all mounts up!
  • Doodles are not necessarily compatible with small children and in any case it is unwise to leave any dog with small children. When considering a rescue Doodle, please also give some thought as to how this may affect any other pets you might own. Some cats for example may not take kindly to a big bouncy dog, and if you already own another dog, how will the new addition impact on them?
  • Most Doodles coming into rescue are large boys so there may be a considerable waiting period before we can match you with the right dog. Waiting times are further increased if you specify a certain colour and coat type and our dogs will always be matched to families by their suitability rather than looks.

You must be prepared to have a home check. Please be aware that our volunteer homecheckers may well bring their Doodles with them when they visit you. You will only be homechecked once we have matched a dog to you. 

The dogs in our care are matched to the best home possible for each individual dog following a suitable period of assessment. 

Only apply for a dog if you are in a position to take it as soon as your homecheck has been done. We cannot hold dogs for you. Please do not apply for a dog that you cannot go and collect.

All dogs are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated prior to being rehomed.

Adoption Fees

The adoption fee, payable when you collect your dog, is determined by Doodle Trust and will contribute to the medical and other expenses incurred on behalf of all the dogs in our care.
The fee will be set to reflect the age and condition of the dog (the maximum fee is currently set at £300).

We will always be here to advise on any problems that may occur with your new dog. You MUST agree to return the dog to us if you are unable to keep him or her for any reason throughout their life.

 

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New Market Street
Castle Douglas
DG7 1HY
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