Adoption Process

JR Whippet Rescue Adoption process

JR Whippet Rescue are responsible for the rescue and rehoming of hundreds of Whippets each year. We are a close-knit team of people who are all passionate about the welfare and wellbeing of Whippets and we pride ourselves in responsible rehoming and finding Whippets the best possible homes for their individual needs.

We are contacted to help a variety of beautiful Whippets each month but please understand that many come to us with temperament or health problems that need ongoing training / treatment, and all potential adopters need to bear this in mind when applying to adopt. We do of course also get some Whippets in with wonderful temperaments who may suit less experienced homes but there is usually a waiting list for these ‘easier’ Whippets. We do also occasionally get puppies and cat friendly Whippets surrendered to our care, but again, potential adopters need to be understanding of their needs and be prepared to wait for the right dog.

JR Whippet Rescue are always here to help and support JR adopted dogs and their new owners with any behavioural training or veterinary care needed but adopters need to be willing and understanding too.

We always try our best to match each individual dog to the right home and this is why it’s important to be honest with us during the application process.

We try and ensure each dog comes home with the essential items they will need but in some emergency rescue / rehome situations this may not be possible. We speak to each potential adopter individually about the Whippets that may be a good match for them.

We do not have a kennel facility, so we work with foster carers throughout the UK to help us assess the dogs and we also speak in detail with the previous owner to gather as much information as possible to help us find the best new homes for the Whippets. It is not always possible for new adopters to meet the Whippet before adoption which is why we try to match them to the most suitable homes. We are also always here to take the Whippet back into our care if it doesn’t work out for any reason, whether that be after 1 day or 12 years.

We carry out home visits before allowing adoptions to take place – this isn’t usually anything to worry about, we just like to know where our Whippets will be going, ensure the environment is safe for a Whippet and discuss all things Whippet in detail to help you with the settling in process.

All JR adopted Whippets go home with a lifetime of support and back up and 4 weeks free Petplan Insurance (where applicable).

Our adoption fees are as follows –

Whippet puppies up to 1 year old – £350
Whippets 1 year old to 8 years old – £250
Whippets 8 years old and over – £200

(For pairs and special circumstances, we discuss the adoption fee depending on the individual situation).

These fees help us to continue to be there for Whippets in need.

If you are interested in adopting a Whippet, please contact us by filling in our adoption application here.

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JR Whippet Rescue Adoption Process updated – 05/02/2024

JR Whippet Rescue

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Patron: Mrs Lilah Wainman
Chair of Trustees: Mrs Kate Bent
Mrs Vanna Leathart
Mrs Judith Farrington
Mrs Maria Hills
Mr Tony Timberlake
Mrs Louise Saturninus

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