STEP 1 – REVIEW THE DOGS ON THIS SITE You can see a selection of our dogs that are available for adoption on this site and get some basic information about them. You may also see a ‘home profile’ where we outline the kind of home that would be suitable for that dog, e.g. older children only, no other animals etc. In these cases they are not merely recommendation as it is important for us to ensure that we do not put dogs into homes that are inappropriate and also that you get the dog that is right for you.
STEP 2 – VISIT THE SANCTUARY AND TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK
If you see a dog that you think you might like to adopt, your next step will be to visit us any day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The dog staff will be pleased to meet you and help you with advice and information about the dogs. We always recommend that you take a dog you like for a walk so please bring address ID with you so you can register with us. Please note that dog walking is only possible between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
This site is kept as up to date as possible, but you will need to check that the dog has not yet been reserved when you visit the sanctuary.
There are a few situations that could cause us to decline the offer of a new home for one of our dogs and these are:
we do not re-home rescue animals to homes with children under five years old
we do not re-home young dogs to homes where they will be left alone for over four hours or five and a half hours for a dog who is four years old or more
we do not re-home rescue dogs to homes that do not have a secure garden or yard
STEP 3 – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST /RESERVING THE DOG
Once you have decided that you have found a dog that may be right for you, a member of the Dog Staff will ask you a series of questions relevant to the care of the dog. Dogs that are new arrivals are under assessment for seven days and during this time expressions of interest may be made. Once the dog has completed the assessment days, the home that matches best with the dogs needs may be selected and a reservation placed on the dog. Dogs that have been at the rescue for longer than seven days will be reserved for you once an adoption application is completed and if the dog is suitable to your circumstances. The application will then be passed to the home visitor for your area.
STEP 4 – THE HOME VISIT
The home visitor will phone you to make an appointment to visit you at a mutually convenient time. Should the home visit be successful the home visitor will contact the Sanctuary to let us know. Please note that occasionally we may have to decline an offer of a new home for one of our animals. We do not do this lightly or without good cause. The home visitor’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the Sanctuary management.
STEP 5 – THE FINAL CHECK
After receiving the call from your home visitor we will determine when you want to collect the dog. The dog will have had a vet check during their stay with us and if this is not recent they will be checked again. Assuming the vet is happy you will then be able to collect your new best friend.
STEP 6 – COLLECT YOUR DOG
You can then collect your dog any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. You should allow time for the adoption process which usually takes about 30 minutes.
Before they leave us, all our dogs are de-flead, wormed, vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. If the dog is less than six months old it will not yet have been neutered and will come back to us at six months of age, or we will issue a voucher for the procedure to be done at Vets4Pets in Bury who are the Bleakholt vets. The neutering is not discretionary as all our animals are neutered before adoption.
The adoption donation is £120.
We include 28 days free pet insurance from PetPlan with an adoption.
We recommend the ‘Vacs for Life’ plan from Vets4Pets. This costs just £99 and covers your dog’s vaccinations for life.
If you need any further information you may find it in the FAQ’s on this site otherwise you may phone between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day on 01706 822577 or visit during these times.
This young lady is Poppy, she is a 10 month old J/R, she came to bleakholt due to her owners ill health.
She is a excitable, friendly active young lady, she has been around visiting children so we are happy to re-home her with children aged 5 years+, she is giddy around dogs and inquisitive with cats.
Poppy loves a cuddle, she is still learning some manners but enjoys learn so you should be able to teach her easily. She enjoys playing with teddy’s and will pinch socks if she can get away with it, if you think you could offer Poppy her forever home please speak to the dog staff
This handsome young man is Jeff, he is a 7 month old lurcher, he arrived at bleakholt because the other dog in the house didn’t like him and he was getting picked on.
He is great with children and has lived with them, so we are happy to re-home to a family with children of 5 years+, he does like other dogs, but he is very full on so you would need a dog with similar energy levels. Jeff is looking for an active home that has the time to give him a bit of training and teach him some manners.
If you think you could be that family please speak to the dog staff.
This is Tilly, she is a 8/9 year old cross terrier.
She is a bit timid until she gets to know you, Tilly came to us as her owner couldn’t cope with her trying to get out, she is a very sweet cheeky girl with plenty of energy. She is good with children, she could possibly live with an other dog, she is a bit grumpy at first but soon warms up to dogs. Tilly can’t live with cats and the family have said her recall off lead is terrible, so you would have to keep her on a lead.
If you think Tilly could be for you please speak to a member of the dog staff.
Poppy is a 18 month old staffy x, she came to bleakholt because her family didn’t have enough time for her.
Poppy will need some training, she will jump up at you as walk long the road, we are trying to teach her how to walk nicely on the lead, but as she only gets a fraction of the attention she wants at bleakholt she tries to jump up for cuddles. She would happily sit all day and have cuddles as she adores attention.
We are looking for a family that has had a needy dog in the past, and knows how to train her and have the time and patience with her, the previous owners have said she is good with most dogs, so she could possibly live with another dog, if introduced properly. We are looking for a home with teenagers due to her jumping up and grabbing the lead.
If you think she could be the girl for you please speak to the dog staff.
Hello everyone, my name is Bodie, I am a 2 year old foxhound cross.
The big humans tell me I’m really good with little humans and that I have lived with them, so the staff here are happy for me to go to a home with little humans age 7 years +.
I like dogs but I wont go out of my way to be with them unless I’m off lead then I go deaf when you call me back, in my old home I made friends with a cat that live a few doors down, but I haven’t lived with any other animals.
The staff here are going to take expression of interest’s on me, I will need a family that has had experience with working breeds and understand my needs.
I am strong and will pull when I’m on my lead, so I could do with a bit of training.
If you think you could be the humans for me please speak to the dog staff.
This stunning young man is Ace, he is a 9 week old Husky x, he came in with his brother and sister, we are looking for a active family, we will re-home puppies to a home with children aged 3 years old+.
We ask for a £120 donation, we will fully vaccinate and microchip and at 6 months we will castrate him. If you have another dog they will need to be fully vaccinated and neutered. if you think you could be Arlo’s forever home please nip up to the sanctuary and speak to the dog staff.
This little girl is Alaska, she is a 9 week old Husky x, she arrived here with her 2 brothers, we are looking for an active family with children no younger than 3 years old, if you have other dogs they will need to be fully vaccinated and neutered.
We will Mircochip and vaccinate her and at 6 months old we will spey her, if you think you could be Alaska’s forever home please nip in to the sanctuary and speak to the dog staff.
This young man is Arlo, he is a 9 week old Husky x, he came in with his brother and sister.
We are looking for a family with children over the age of 3 years old, we ask that you don’t work full time. if you have other dogs they need to be fully vaccinated.
We for a donation of £120.00, we will vaccinate him, microchip and castrate at 6 months old, if you think you could be his forever home please nip up to the sanctuary.
This is Juicy, she is a 7 year old staffy cross, she came to us because her owners were working full time and felt her needs weren’t being met, she has lived with children so we would be happy for her to go into a home with older children (10+).
She is timid of dogs and can’t live with cats, she is very sweet and has plenty of love to give.
Juicy is active so will need a home that love to walk and play with her pull toys, she is a happy go lucky girl that needs her forever home, if you think you could give her that please speak to the dog staff.
This Gixxer also know as Gizzy, he is a 2 year old Patterdale, he came in with his brother, we are hoping to re-home them together, they are a bit timid until they get to know you, they can be a bit barky at other dogs until they know them, they can’t go with cats or small furries.
They have been around older visiting children but they have never lived with them, so with this in mind we will be looking for an active family with older children (10+).
Due to there breed they are they need to be active, they are a very clever breed that will need to be mental exercised as well as physical, they have only every be out on the lead as they don’t have any recall.
If you think you could offer these two a forever home please speak to the dog staff.
Suzie is a 2 year old J/R, she is timid at first then very sweet when she has got to know you, she does shout at dogs when she is on a walk, she will also bark and try to jump at cars as they pass her, but with some training this should be sorted out.
She has lived with children so we are happy for her to be re-homed with older children (10+), she has been around cats so as long as they are introduced properly she could possibly live with a cat.
Suzie is an active girl and loves to play and run around with you.
If you think you could offer Suzie her forever home please speak to the dog staff.
This little old man is Billy, he came to Bleakholt when sadly his owner died and a family member couldn’t keep him due to Billy not getting on with her cat.
He is good with dogs but not cats, we don’t know about children, so with his age we are looking to re-home him with a family with older children, or a couple, he would make a great companion for a retired person.
This is Taz, she is a 7 year old Patterdale, she came to us after a man had only had her a week, he was an older gentleman and he found her to energetic for him. She will bark at other dogs as she goes past them, she can’t go with cats or other small furries (ie rabbits, guinea pigs). She is very sweet and loving with people, but as we don’t have any history on her we are looking for a home with older children (10+)
If you think you could offer this girl a loving forever home please speak to the dog staff.
Summer is a 8 month old Staffy x Mastiff, she came to us when her owners found that as she grew, she was getting to much for the other dog to cope with.
She is a outgoing girl, full of fun and loves to play, she is friendly and playful with other dogs, we don’t know what she is like with cats.
Summer has lived with teenagers so we are happy for her to be re-homed with older children (12+) she will need an active family that has the time and patience to give her the training this young girl needs.
If you think you could give Summer her forever home please speak to the staff
This good looking young man is Buster, a 2 year old staffy cross. He arrived at Bleakholt after his owner sadly passed away and a family member tried to look after him, but he didn’t get on with the other dog in the house.
He is great with older children (12+), we know he can’t live with other dogs, we don’t know about cats so we are looking for a pet free home for him.
Buster is a big soft boy but also very strong, he will pull on the lead, Buster can jump quite high so we would need a 6 foot fence minimum, he needs some basic training, but he will be a loyal loving family member.
If you think you could be the perfect family for Buster please speak to a member of the dog staff.
This young man is Tony, a 3 year old ex racing greyhound.
Tony is a big soft boy that loves a cuddle, he can’t go with cats but he does like some other dogs, we are looking for an active family with older children (10+).
If you think you could offer Tony his forever home please speak to the dog staff
Kira is a six year old cross breed, she came to us when her owner died, and the family could no longer care for her.
She is full of energy and will need plenty of exercise, we are looking for home with teenagers due to her energy levels, Kira is not keen on other animals so we are looking for a pet free home, Kira would benefit from some training as she will jump all over people, she loves to play with tennis balls in the garden.
If you think Kira could be the girl for you please speak to the dog staff.
Mia is a 16 month old Staffy, she came to Bleakholt when her owners found that she was too much for them to handle, she is not good with other dogs, she can’t go with cats.
So with this we are looking for a pet free home for Mia, she is good with children but she hasn’t lived with children, so we are looking to re-home Mia with family with older children (10+).
Mia is an active girl, and she loves to play with her ball, she will rough play and stop as soon as you tell her to.
Ideally we would like the family to have experience with staffy’s
If you think you could be the forever home Mia needs please speak to the dog staff.
Lass is a 7/8 year old lurcher, she came to us when her owner could no longer look after her, she came in with her friend Flash.
We are looking for a pet free home for Lass.
Lass has been around older children, but she hasn’t lived with children.
She can be a little bit timid until she knows you then she is very friendly.
This is Ted, he is a 3 year old Jack Russell cross.
He came to Bleakholt because his owner didn’t have enough time for him.
Ted has lived with 2 cats that only come in the house for food, he is good with them when they do enter the house.
He isn’t a fan of other dogs and will bark at them, he has also been around children but hasn’t lived with them.
Ted does enjoy a nice walk and to play with his ball, Ted is a very excitable boy that would benefit from an active family with teenage children, if you think you could be Ted’s forever home please speak to a member of the dog staff.
This is Dylan, he is a 13 year old Jack Russell, he’s not a fan of other animals so we are looking for a pet free home.
Apparently he’s not keen on sunlight or toasters, but he does love to give cuddles and loves getting cuddles and tickles back.
We are looking for a child free home for Dylan, with his age and the fact he can sometimes be possessive over his things.
Dylan would be a perfect companion for a retired person or couple.
If you think you could have the home Dylan is looking for please speak to the dog staff about him
Maddy is a 6 year old J/R, she is a timid little thing, that sadly will try and nip until she knows you.
She will need to be they only pet, and we wouldn’t want any children in the home.
She would make a lovely friend for a couple or single person, that has the time to work with her and build the bond that Maddy needs.
Sooty is a male Cockapoo who is nearly four years old. He is looking for a very special quiet home with an owner happy to continue his training. He is ideally looking for a single person and an adult only home is a must. Sooty is highly intelligent but also a nervous boy. He is nervous of strangers and has learnt that if he barks and snaps they keep away. We are working with him to try and help him overcome this. Sooty did bite in his previous home so does need a very calm and quiet forever home. He is a very loving lad once he knows you. Sooty gets on really well with other dogs so would be great in a home with compatible pals.
Sox is a 9/10 year old chihuahua cross, he came to Bleakholt after his owner had a baby and they didn’t feel they could trust him around the child.
Sox is a typical old chihuahua, wants his own way and can be grumpy.
He is ok with dogs and he is meant to be good with cats, we would be looking for a family with teenagers or an adult only home, sox can get very nervous when people move suddenly.
If you think Sox could be the boy for you please speak to a member of the dog staff.
Edmund is a 9 year old + saluki cross, he came to us as a stray so we don’t have and back ground on him.
He is very sweet with the staff here, we would be looking to re-home him with teenagers or an adult only home.
Also with us not having any information on him we would want him to go to a pet free home, as we know he has got issues with other dogs, so you would need to keep him away from dogs and cats.
If you think you could give Edmund his forever home please speak to the dog staff.