Adopting A Dog
Please do not phone or email us asking for more details of dogs that are on the web site, as we initially require you to have completed an adoption application form and have sucessfully undergone a home check to ascertain a suitable match.
If you would like to apply to adopt a Just Whippets Rescue whippet, please fill in the online application form using the link on the righthand side of this page indicating which whippet you believe is the perfect match for you.
If you are considering adopting a dog, we strongly recommend you read this first.
There may be some exceptional circumstances or homes that don’t quite fulfil all our criteria below. The Charity Trustees will consider these on an individual basis. Their decision is final.
Many of the dogs we re home are from families where they are being left for long periods due to work commitments.
WE DO NOT REHOME TO PEOPLE WORKING FULL TIME. We expect the dog NOT to be left alone for longer than 4 hours per day. We do not consider a small lunch time visit, neighbours popping in, or a dog walker sufficient.
When we receive your completed application form a home check will be arranged to meet all members of your household. Our home checker will sit and talk to you to ascertain what you are able to offer a dog.
Our home checker will take a good look at your garden, to make sure it is a safe environment for a dog. So if you have any fencing that needs repairing or replacing, please have this done before applying for dog.
Please remember no rescue dog is perfect, most dogs will have “baggage” which can be anything from training issues to separation anxiety. Normally all that is needed is time, patience and often a good training class to turn your dog around. You will get back ten fold what you put in. Under no circumstances and with no exceptions is Just Whippets Rescue dog to be used for breeding.
If you are about to move house then we will not re home a dog to you until you have moved and we have home checked your new house.
If you have had a home check and have completed our Adoption Application Form, you will then be on our waiting list. Rescue dogs will only be offered to homes that are on our waiting list.
FROM THE MOMENT YOU SIGN THE ADOPTION CONTRACT YOUR ADOPTED DOG AND ALL FINANCIAL COSTS RELATED TO YOUR DOG WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. We pass on all information from the previous owner, this includes medical conditions. We can not be held responsible if a problem is not reported prior to rehoming.
We strongly recommend you insure your dog. Each Adopted dog comes with 4 weeks free Petplan Cover. Petplan will donate 10% of your premium to Just Whippets Rescue when you take out a Policy quoting Petplan Reference Number 1300061325.
Please note that we do not home dogs outside of England, Scotland and Wales.
Lily – Whippet
Lily has just turned two years old, a beautiful blue whippet bitch. She is spayed, micro chipped and fully vaccinated. Lily is approx.19″ tts. She is used to children of all ages and is a very sweet natured dog. Not cat tested and is currently living as an only dog and is used to being […](Applications Closed)
Teddy – Whippet
Teddy is a black and white whippet who will be two years old this April. He is approx. 21 tts, Micro chipped, vaccinated and castrated. Teddy walks well on a lead with no pulling. Loves other dogs when he meets them out on walks and loves to play and run around with them. However, he […]
Tucker – Whippet
Tucker is a castrated, micro chipped and vaccinated male whippet aged 16 months and standing approx. 20-21” tts. He is brindled with a blue face and beautiful green eyes. He currently lives with children (youngest is 8) and other sighthounds. He has started training, which is going well, but needs a home where this would […](Applications Closed)
Ivy – Whippet X
Ivy is approx. 7 years old, brindle Whippet X. She is a Whippet cross, possibly Jack Russell. She is approx. 15 tts, Micro Chipped, spayed and vaccinated. Not cat safe. Currently living with other sighthounds so would like a tolerant sighthound for company’ but could also live as an only dog if given plenty of attention […](Applications Closed)
Blue – Whippet
Blue is a castrated male whippet approx. 4-5 years old. He is micro chipped and fully vaccinated. Blue is used to children and currently lives with other dogs. He ideally is looking for a home where someone works from home or is at home all day. We have been informed that he is afraid of […](Applications Closed)
Gypsy – Whippet
Gypsy is approx. 5 months old. Blue and white bitch Microchipped and vaccinated. She is approx. 14″ tts expecting to get to 20″tts when fully grown. Gypsy will require spaying three months after her first season, this will form part of the Adoption Contract and will be followed up. She can not be re homed where […](Applications Closed)