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Adopting a dog

Why adopt?

Comprehensive Health Care: Our dogs are thoroughly vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for parasites, ensuring they are healthy and ready for their new homes.

Support and Guidance: We provide ongoing support and guidance to help you and your new dog adjust smoothly, offering resources and advice for a successful adoption


Individual Assessments: Each dog is individually assessed based on their history and behavior, allowing us to match you with a dog that fits your lifestyle and home environment.

Saving Lives: By adopting from our sanctuary, you are giving a second chance to a dog in need, helping reduce the number of animals in shelters, and supporting the broader mission of animal welfare.

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Rehoming process






We read all applications and get in touch with those that look like a good match for one of our dogs.

Home check

If your application looks like a good match we will contact you to arrange a home visit - this is a mandatory part of adopting.

Meet and greet

Once the home visit is complete we will arrange for you to meet suitable dogs.

Adoption and post adoption support

We love to see updates about how the dogs are getting on and we offer rescue back up for the rest of the dog’s life.

Important notes

  • All of our dogs are assessed, vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, neutered (or will be at a time recommended by our vet) and treated for fleas and worms.

  • We re-home to Thanet and surrounding areas, (up to a 1 hour drive from Dover where many of our dogs our brought upon arrival) but will consider further afield for a dog that has very specific requirements.

Taking your dog home

Congratulations on deciding to adopt a dog from TAG Pet Rescue! Here's what you need to know about taking your new furry friend home:

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees are structured based on the age of the dog:

  • £250 for dogs under 3 years old

  • £200 for dogs aged 3 to 7 years

  • £150 for dogs aged 8 and over

What's included:

  • Assessment: Each dog is individually assessed to understand their needs and personality, ensuring the best match for your home.

  • Veterinary Check: Every dog undergoes a thorough vet check to ensure they are healthy and ready for adoption.

  • Vaccinations: All dogs are vaccinated to protect them against common diseases.

  • Microchipping: Your dog will be microchipped for identification and safety.

  • Neutering: Dogs are neutered or will be at a time recommended by our vet.

  • Flea and Worm Treatment: All dogs receive treatment for fleas and worms to ensure they are in the best health possible.

We primarily re-home to Thanet and the surrounding areas, within an hour's drive from Dover, where many of our dogs arrive. However, we will consider homes further afield for dogs with very specific requirements.

Thank you for considering adoption from TAG Pet Rescue. Your support helps give these dogs a second chance at a happy, loving life.

Adopt a dog form

Ready to adopt?

Before applying, please read through the adoption process so you know what to expect. 


All of our dogs are assessed individually based on their history and what we learn about them while they are in our care. Every dog has a unique set of needs so please read each profile very carefully. Some are happy in family homes with children and other pets, while some might need to be in a quiet adult only home. These requirements are non-negotiable and have been made to help us find the right match between every dog and their new human guardian. We want to make sure all of our dogs feel happy and safe in their forever home.

About you

About your home

Is the property owned or rented? If rented then need proof that you can keep a dog at the property before proceeding with application.
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About your household

About you and a Dog

Can you afford the adoption fee? £250 for dogs under 3 years old, £200 for dogs aged 3 to 7 years, £150 for dogs aged 8 and over.


I confirm that the information provided in this form is truthful and accurate and you consent to TAG Pet Rescue contacting you to discuss the application. The information provided in this form will only be used to assess the suitability of the home for a dog, it will not be used for any other purposes.​

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