Adopting A Dog
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.
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.
Whippets on this page are waiting for their forever homes.
Buster – Whippet
Buster is a 6 month old black male whippet, with a white chest and white patches on his paws. One testicle has not come down into place. Fully vaccinated and micro chipped. He has not lived with cats but does react when he sees them, barks at them. Very sociable dog loves to play with […](Applications Closed)
Sparkles – Whippet X
Sparkles is approx. a 5 year old brindle Bitch Spayed, micro chipped and vaccinated. She is loving and is good with older children She is good with all the dogs she has met off the lead but doesn’t like being barked at when on the lead. Sparkles has extremely strong prey drive and requires strong handling even […]
Badger – Whippet – Bedlington X
Badger is approx. 9 years old Whippet – Bedlington X She is spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped. She has recently undergone a dental. Cat safe and is fine with children although not mixed with toddlers Gets on well with other dogs. She doesn’t chew things when left but she is so lonely and she cries; […]
Bob – Whippet
Bob is a very handsome blue/grey whippet cross, standing about 23 inches tts, and about 20 kg in weight. He is about 6 or 7 years old. He is OK to be left alone for up to four or five hours at least, and will sleep happily throughout the night once everyone has gone to […]
Pippin – Whippet
Pippin is a fawn 3 year old male whippet 21″ tts. Castrated and fully vaccinated He is scared of men, possibly abused in the past by elderly male owner. Trust can be built up as now accepts owner’s husband. So a female only household. House training needs working on. He is used to cats No […]
Brian – Whippet
Brian is a 2/3 year old male Currently not neutered, vaccinations and micro chip will be bought all up to date before Adoption. He is ok with cats but will chase small rabbits and furries. He can be scared of men and can become anxious if left too long. Brian is non aggressive and requires […](Applications Closed)
Jack – Whippet
Jack is a 3 year old male whippet, Castrated, micro chipped and vaccinated. He is 22″ tts Jack is a lovely dog, devoted but quite nervous and needy Would suit quieter home, perhaps with an older couple and no children. Gets on well with other dogs but not smaller than him. He is house trained No […](Applications Closed)
Max – Whippet (Blue/Grey)
Max is a 7 year old Male Whippet He is 21 tts, Blue/grey Max is not cat friendly and will chase rabbits squirrels etc. He would be ok being an only dog having his owner all to himself His SA is currently being worked on and can be left for an hour now He is a sensitive dog (has […]