Many of our dogs come over to the UK from Ireland and they are all assessed before they come by very experienced rescue people.  We only work with Irish rescues that we know well and trust and we only take fundamentally nice dogs. But of course we need to know as much as possible about them in order to find the right home.

  1. Are they housetrained?

  2. Do they chew?

  3. Can they be left?

  4. Are they good with children?

  5. Are they OK with cats/livestock?

  6. What are they like on and off-lead?

  7. How active are they?

  8. Would they prefer to be an only dog or

really love the company of others?

This is where our foster homes come in and we are always desperate for more (not least because are dogs are so nice that many of our foster homes end up keeping the dogs!).

We would love to hear from you if you are an experienced dog owner, have a secure garden and are around for most of the day. Foster placements can be for anything between a couple of days to 2/3 months but, typically, are 2-4 weeks. Some of our foster mums and dads find fostering a great way to dip a toe in to rescue dogs without feeling they have to fully commit up-front.

Many of our foster homes are happy to cover the cost of feeding a dog. We of course meet any and all vet bills while the dog is with you (and can usually pay vets direct over the phone) and will cover the cost of any specialist equipment (eg long lines/harnesses) that is needed specifically for the dog.

We pride ourselves on the support we offer our foster homes and are always on the end of a phone, 24/7.  If a foster doesn’t work out, we can usually move a dog within 24 hrs.

If you would like to help, please email, telling us a bit about yourself and what you feel you could offer as a fosterer.

Other ways to help us...


We rehome all over the UK and are always in need of people willing to do homechecks for us.  If you could represent us in a particular area of the country, we would love to hear from you.


Our dogs often arrive from Ireland in the small hours of the morning, and we are always on the lookout for people who might be willing to give up their sleep to collect the dogs and transport safely to a foster home nearby (usually 20-50 miles).  We can cover fuel costs. Particularly useful for us are people who are close to the two main transport routes:

  1. Holyhead to London (M56/M6/M1)

  2. Pembroke to London (M4 corridor)

If you might be able to help, please email