FAQs We've put together some commonly asked questions about our adoption process and the services we offer - if you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please get in touch with your local centre. How much does it cost to adopt a dog? When adopting one of our dogs we ask for an adoption fee of £220. This helps towards the costs of neutering, microchipping, vaccinating and caring for the dog. Do you adopt to homes with children? Yes we do - if a dog can be rehomed with children it will say so in their profile and will have a dummy icon or a child icon underneath their picture. If you see a dummy icon, the dog can be rehomed with children aged 3 and above (Early Years Foundation Stage – ages 3-5). If you see a child icon, the dog can be rehomed with children of a certain age. Each child in the icon will be holding a banner, within the banner it will say the key stage age group they can be rehomed with: KS1 (key stage one) - 5 years old and above KS2 (key stage two) - 7 years old and above KS3 (key stage three) - 11 years old and above KS4 (key stage four) - 14 years old and above There is also a key at the top and side of our Adopt a dog page. If you have any questions about a dog's behaviour around children or would like to find out their history, please get in touch with the centre the dog is at. If we don't have a dog in our care that suits your family/lifestyle, please keep checking back. Our website is regularly updated with new dogs as they arrive in our centres - we may get a dog in who would be the perfect fit. Do you adopt to homes with other dogs and cats? Yes we do - if a dog can be rehomed with another dog, or cat, it will say so in their profile and will have a dog or cat icon underneath their picture. If we don't have a dog in our care that suits your family/lifestyle, please keep checking back. Our website is regularly updated with new dog's as they arrive in our centres - we may get a dog in who would be the perfect fit. I would like to adopt a specific breed, are there any available? All of the dogs we have available can be found on our Adopt a dog page. Down the side of the page you can apply a filter to your search. You can filter by breed, centre, gender and age. By selecting the breed filter, you will be able to see all of the breeds we have available. If we don't have the breed you are looking for, please keep checking back. Our website is regularly updated with new dog's as they arrive in our centres. What is your adoption process? Our adoption process, also known as our Meet&Match® process, is our pioneering method of helping you find the perfect pooch to meet your needs as well as the dogs. You can find out more about this process on our Meet&Match® page or you can contact your local centre. Do you do home checks? We carry out home checks if we think there is a need to do so, which is identified during the Meet&Match® process and visits between the adopter and the dog. However, these might not be pre-adoption. We sometimes carry out home checks once the dog has gone home with their new family or during the ‘foster to adopt’ stage. We don’t do these checks with all of our dogs as we sometimes already know adopters and have a relationship with them that means we need to carry out less interventions before adoption. We would love to have the resources to visit every home before adoption, but as you can imagine we are quite stretched so do the best we can with what we have, that said pre-adoption visits don’t necessarily work for all dogs or adopters. If you would like to find out more your local centre will be more than happy to go through our process with you. I would like to rehome my dog, what do I do? It is a difficult decision to give up your dog. We understand that circumstances can change and we respect how much of a difficult and responsible decision it is to bring a dog into our care. If you are thinking of giving up your dog, please contact your local centre and talk to a member of our rehoming team for their advice, support and to arrange an intake appointment. Once in our care your dog will go through our 7 day assessment conducted by our experienced staff and we will use our Meet&Match® rehoming process to find your dog their new adopters. You can contact us at any point during the process to check in with your dogs rehoming progress. We promise to care for your dog and make the best decisions we can for their well being, safety and happiness for the rest of their lives. No matter how desperate the situation we would strongly advise you to not leave your dog anywhere to fend for themselves as this can be very stressful for the dog and there's no guarantee they'll be found, or found by the right people. Do you accept donations of treats/towels/blankets etc.? We are always very grateful for donations of: Sealed dog food and treats Blankets Dog beds and bedding Towels Toys Leads and harnesses Duvets (non-feathered) Pillows (non-feathered) Thank you! If you are able to drop them off at your nearest centre, our rescue dogs will be very grateful. You can find information about each of our centres here. Are you looking for volunteers? Please note that due to these exceptional times during the COVID-19 pandemic and because we are following Government and NHS guidelines on social distancing and protecting vulnerable people. We are not able to accept any applications for volunteering roles that are available at our centres like dog walking, reception support etc. at the current time. However, we are accepting applications for our fundraising and charity shop positions - so please don't hesitate to apply!There will be updates to our website when this situation changes, so please keep checking back. Once we are back up and running as normal please don’t hesitate to apply and join the Jerry Green family. You can find out more and download an application form on our volunteer page. Are you looking for foster families? Like with volunteering, we cannot take on any new foster families at the moment. This is because we have to do home visits with all new fosterers and we cannot facilitate this currently due to Covid-19. We are however looking into this and may be something we are able to offer soon. Once we are back up and running as normal please don’t hesitate to apply - we would love to welcome you to the team! You can find out more and download an application form on our foster a dog page. Do you have a field to hire? Yes we do have enclosed fields for hire at each of our centres, with prices starting from £5 for half an hour. To book or to find out more please contact your local centre. Contact us We love to talk about our dog's, so give our team a call if you'd like any more information on the ones we have available or to hear more about our processes. If you are considering adopting a dog, please call or email us in the first instance so we can discuss your requirements and find the right dog for you.