Adopting a Poodle

Poodle Network UK rehome on average 300 Poodles each year. We always have more people looking to adopt a Poodle, than we do dogs looking for their Forever Homes.

The Adoption Process:

Our Poodles welfare is paramount and is at the heart of every decision we make. Our Poodles are not rehomed on a first-come-fist-serve basis for this reason. We match a home to our Poodles needs, if we think your house would be a good fit for one of our Poodles, we will be in touch. Here is how our bespoke rehoming and adoption service works:

Apply

The first step is for you to complete an application form. Once we receive this, you will be added you to our database.

Match

We will contact you when we find a Poodle that matches with the information you provided in your application form.

Homecheck

Once a match has been found and discussed with you, we will arrange for a full homecheck to be carried out.

Adopt

We will complete the paperwork to transfer the Poodle and arrange for them to come home with you.

Advice from a Fosterer:

Training

Will my dog need training?

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Each house has its own rules or expectations. Adopting a dog is not a shortcut to a trained dog, often they will need more training as they will need to 'unlearn' old behaviours.

Behaviour

Will my dog behave?

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It is important to remmeber that your Poodle may have issues we are aware of, or sometimes ones we aren't aware of. All dogs need regular and consistent training.

Classes

Should my dog attend classes?

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Classes are ideal for everyone, even experienced oweners. Espcially obedience and often agility. Not only does it help with training, but it also burns off energy and uses their intelligence.

Adoption FAQ:

Application

Do I need to fill in the form?

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The form is the first step in our process. Without this we can't identify or match a Poodle to the needs of your household. We can't start the process until this is received.

Time

How long does adopting take?

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There is no set time frame. It is dependant on how many Poodles we have looking for a home, the prerequisites you outline in your form and if we have a suitable match.

Homecheck

Do I have to have a homecheck?

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We will not rehome any Poodle without a homecheck. They are extremely important for us to ensure your household will be a good fit for the Poodle we have lined up for you.  

Ownership

Who owns the Poodle?

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Paperwork to transfer the Poodles care to you will be completed before we move the Poodle to you. Poodle Network UK retain ownersip of all of their Poodles.

Aftercare

What happens after the adoption?

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We will regularly check in after the adoption to see how you are all getting along. If any issues arise, please let us know and we can offer expert advice to help you and your Poodle bond.

History

Will my Poodle be a purebred?

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In many cases we do not receive any breed paperwork, we can only go off the information provided to us by previous owners. We can therefore not guarantee your Poodle will be purebred.

If you would like to be added to our rehoming database to be considered for one of our Poodles, please download the form below and return to poodlenetworkuk@inbox.com. Please note, due to an influx of applications during the first lockdown, we are now no longer accepting any applications. We will look to reconsider this during the summer of 2021.

Defra Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs

Please read the Defra Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs, we expect all of our carers to abide by this. by adopting a dog from us, you are agreeing to this.