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 – RESERVE 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. They will fill out an adoption application and if suitable to your circumstances the dog will be reserved for you. 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. After discussing the matter with you the home visitor will almost certainly give us a ring and tell us that it is a great home for one of our friends and that we can proceed. 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 he/she 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. If you wish to collect your dog on a Saturday or Sunday you will need to arrange an appointment with reception as weekends are our busiest time and we do not want the adoption process to be rushed.
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 with effect from 1 April 2018.
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.
My name is Pepsi, I’m a 6 year old Jack Russell, I came to Bleakholt due to my family working full time and they didn’t have the time to look after me.
I am a little bit timid until I get to know you, but then I give lovely cuddles and kisses, I like children but with me being timid, the staff here think I would be better suited to a family with older children, I am a bit scared of other dogs but I will chase cats. if you think you could be the perfect family for me please speak to the staff,
Polly is a very sweet but timid j/r. she is about 10/11 years old, she came to us after her owner sadly passed away, she went to live with the son of the owner on a farm but she had a run in with a couple of chickens, so knowing this we wouldn’t allow her to go to a home with cats or small furries (ie rabbits or hamsters).
With her owner passing away we don’t know that much about Polly, she likes to potter about and would suit a couple that are at home all day and have the time to spend with her.
Hi my name is Ruby and I am a six month old Lab, I came to Bleakholt as I was too much for my owner. I am a typical giddy young lady but I can mouth at times. Being a puppy I am looking for a new home where I am not left alone for too long. I will need lots of walks and training to ensure I learn manners. I am looking for a new home with children over ten. I love to meet new people and could be homed where there are compatible pets. We are taking applications for Ruby and will select the home that most matches her needs.
Hello, my names Kai and I am a seven year old Staffie. I came to Bleakholt as my owner was unable to care for me anymore. I am a friendly boy and I have lots of energy. I would love a new home where I am not left alone for very long as my owner was at home a lot and I love company. I haven’t really been around children so would be more suited to a home without any. I would like a new home as the only pet as I am not used to other animals and I am not keen on cats.
Hi my name is Daisy and I am a six year old Jack Russel. I came to Bleakholt as I wasn’t getting on with the other dog in the home. I am a very loving and caring girl and would love to find a new home where I can be the only pet. I have lived with children and I like cuddling up on them so can be homed with a family. I am a happy go lucky girl and will make a wonderful companion.
Hi I’m Devlin, I’m such a big softy, but I’m also a bull in a china shop.
I came to bleakholt when my humans split up and the other dog didn’t like me, I have lived with dogs and cats and I’m really good with children, but the staff here would prefer me going to live with older children (teenagers ) due to my size and clumsiness. I can be vocal when I’m out on a walk, I also love to have a cuddle and will sit for you to pamper me.
I do suffer from ear infections but that will sorted out by bleakholt, if you think you could be my new family please nip up to bleakholt to see me.
Hello, my name is Patch and I am a three and a half year old male Staffie. I am a very friendly boy and I love to meet new people, I do like to jump up though. I have been used to visiting children but would like a new home with older children only due to me being a little boisterous. I don’t mind other dogs too much but I would like a home as the only pet as I like my humans to myself. I would love a home where I get lots of long walks and time spent with me.
Hello everyone I’m Boris, I’m a 1 year old Shih-Tzu cross, I came to Bleakholt as my owner was working long hours and I love to be with people, I also get jealous of other animals, so I would need to be the only pet in the home.
I’m a very excitable lively boy, but I do have lots of love to give, and I’m very friendly, I have lived with children, so the staff here are looking for an active family home that’s got plenty of time to walk and play with me.
Kyzer is a gorgeous white Staffie who came into Bleakholt through no fault of his own. He is such a friendly boy who loves to meet new people. Kyzer walks really well on a harness and just wants to be with you. We are advised he gets on well with other dogs too. Kyzer has been around children so can be homed with sensible older children. A beautiful boy who we hope only has a short stay with us.
Hi I’m Bella a 1 year old staffy cross, I was returned to Bleakholt for snapping at my owners, but the staff here think it was over zealous play, I haven’t shown any sign of snapping since I came back to Bleakholt.
My play levels do go from 0 to 10 very quickly but will calm down if you walk away, with this in mind the staff here want me to go to a adult only home, I’m also looking to be the only pet in the house.
I’m a very sweet girl but I do need to be shown some manners and boundaries, if you think you have the time and energy for me please speak to the staff.
This is Lexi she is a Jack Russell, she is 7 years old.
She came in to Bleakholt due to her being too much for the lady to handle, Lexi is reactive to animals and will redirect bite, with this knowledge we have to muzzle her when she is on a walk and her new home would have to do the same, we are looking for a home with no other animals and no children, if you think you could give Lexi a new home please speak to a member of staff
Hello everyone my name is Buster, I’m a 5 year old Jack Russell, I came to Bleakholt after my owner died, I’m very friendly once I have got to know you, I love children and I like cats, I have lived with birds but I’m not really keen on male dogs.
I get a bit anxious when I travel in a car, but lots of day trips out would soon sort that out, if you think you could be my forever family please speak to the staff.
I’m Opie, a 9 month old staff cross, I am a giddy loving pup that’s looking for my forever home.
I have lived with a cat and like most dogs I get very playful when I see them, I haven’t lived with children but I’m really good when I meet up with them.
I would like a home that is active and has plenty of time to take me on lots of walks and adventures, as I haven’t been at bleakholt that long the staff are still getting to know me, so please speak to the staff and they will give you all the information that they have about me.
I’m Sasha, a 4 year old bull lurcher cross, I am a big strong girl, but ‘m such a big softy with people.
I don’t like other animals and will have to be walked with a muzzle and harness for the rest of my life.
The staff here are looking for a home that have had experience with bull breeds before and also ones that are dog reactive.
I’m having training at the moment and you would have to come up and meet the trainer and he will go though everything so you understand what are my triggers, and also how to carry my training on.
I’m Mayzee the 8 year old Jack Russell, I came in to Bleakholt with my brother Cooper after our human had to go in to a nursing home.
I’m a very friendly girl that loves to give kisses and I love being cuddled, I am ok with some dogs but I’m not sure about cats.
I am quite active so I would suit a family that likes going on nice walks and also likes to cuddle up. The staff here would prefer me going to a home with slightly older children due to the fact I haven’t lived with them, but I do like the ones I have seen.
if you think you could off me a sofa please speak to the staff.
Hello I’m Cooper, a 8 year old Jack Russell, I came to Bleakholt with my sister Mayzee after our human went in to a nursing home.
I’m a very friendly boy that just wants a quite life, I would better suit a older couple that has more time to pamper me and take me on slow walks.
I’m good with most dogs but I’m not sure about cats, the humans here would prefer me to be a only pet or at least with an older pet. If you think you could be my forever family please speak to the staff
Millie is a beautiful two year old black and white Border Collie who came to Bleakholt as her owners new landlord would not allow pets. She is a very sweet girl who has been used to having someone around all the time. She is used to very high exercise levels so will need a new home who are happy to take her on lengthy daily walks. We are advised Millie is ok with other dogs and will leave cats alone if told so could be homed with compatible pets. Millie has not lived with children so may be happier in a home with older children. A gorgeous girl who would be ideal for fans of the breed.
Hello everyone my name is Balto, I’m a 3 year old Husky, I came to bleakholt after my humans moved house and they couldn’t take me with them.
I like female dogs and I’m ok with males after I have got to know them, I am also a bit timid with cats. I’m also great with children, but due to my breed the staff here think I would be better in a home with older children that can keep up with me, I love to run and I have loads of energy that needs to be burnt off. As a Husky I love the cold weather and that’s when I’m at my happiest. Ideally the staff would like me to go to a family that has had experience with Huskies or at least working breeds. If you think I could be for you nip up to the sanctuary and ask to speak to a member of the dog staff.
Hi I’m Alfie a 1 year old cross bulldog, I came to Bleakholt because my family didn’t have the time to look after me.
I’m good with other dogs and I like children but I would be better in a home with older children due to my size and that I’m quite boisterous, I do need some training just to sort my manners out, the staff here don’t know if I’m ok with cats, so they would be looking for a home that’s hasn’t got cats. I’m really friendly and like going in the car, so we could go some amazing adventures together.
Roo is a gorgeous three and a half year old Staffie who was returned to Bleakholt as he was showing issues towards his owner’s boyfriend. Roo was very attached to his female owner. Roo is slightly timid when he meets you but then very friendly. He is looking for a quiet home with experienced adult only owners where he can learn to relax as he is an anxious boy. Roo shows little interest in other dogs but would prefer a new home as the only pet. He responds really well to reward training and this will need to be continued in the home. He does frighten very easily with load noises so really does need a quiet and tranquil home.
Presley is an eight year old White Spitz who came to Bleakholt through no fault of his own. He is an active and playful boy who is looking for a new home with experienced owners. Presley is generally okay with female dogs but can be too much so we are looking for a new home for him as the only dog. He has lived with cats though. Presley is looking for a new home without children.
Hello my name is Annie, I came to bleakholt as a stray so the staff don’t know much about me.
They do know that I’m a loving girl that like to be tickled and have a fuss made of me, the humans wouldn’t want me to live with any other animals due to the lack of history. I would love to live with an active family, the staff would ok with me living with teenagers but no young children. I have had severe ear infections in both my ears, I will be having surgery on both ears, this will leave me deaf
Hi, my name is Max, I’m a very sweet but a very timid 2 year old brindle staffy, I have lived with another dog but I can’t live with cats.
I have only been around older children, so the humans think it would be better if I live with older children, I need someone with time and patience and understanding that will give me the space and time to bond, then I will be the most loyal boy you could wish to meet.
You will need to come up to walk me quite a few times before the humans here would let me go home..
Cody is a beautiful nine year old Crossbreed who has been with us at Bleakholt for quite some time. Cody has been rehomed on a couple of occasions but sadly neither worked out for him and he did nip in the home.
Cody loves nothing more than chasing after tennis balls in the field. He will bring them back to you and waits eagerly for you to throw it again. He is lovely to walk and is very affectionate once he knows you. Cody is scared of new situations and can frighten easily at things when out and about such as cyclists and joggers.
Cody is looking for a quiet new home in a rural environment, with owners who don’t have many visitors as he can be unsure of new people coming into the home. He is a great boy who has many fans here at Bleakholt.
Nadia and Leon are a gorgeous eight year old duo who came to Bleakholt as their owner was moving and was unable to take them too. Nadia is a black cross breed and Leon is a white Cyprus Poodle. Nadia and Leon are very bonded so are looking for a new home where they can stay together. Nadia can be a little hit and miss with dogs. They cannot be homed with cats as they do not like them. They have been around children of a variety of ages so can be homed with sensible children. A fantastic duo who we hope only have a short stay with us.