Adopt a Dog
Adopting an abandoned dog is one of the greatest things you can do.
Every dog deserves a second chance – give them that and they'll
reward you with years of fun and love.
Most dogs in rehoming centres are there because their owners have decided,
for one reason or another, that they can no longer look after them.
That's why it's so important to be sure adoption is the right thing for you.
Find out if it is with our Adoption Tool, or enter your postcode to find your local
Find a dog shelter
So, you're interested in adopting a dog, but
where do you start looking for your future
The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) runs dog shelters all over the UK.
Find out if it is by using our simple Adoption Tool.
Before starring in the Pedigree Adoption Drive
campaign, Ripley was rehomed through a dog
shelter. Find out about her journey from a
shelter kennel to the small screen.
Ripley had at least three homes by the age of just two years. After another unsuccessful
re homing she arrived at the shelter as a stray, underweight and matted with mud.
Friendly, outgoing and inquisitive, Ripley was an instant hit with stunt dog expert
Gill Raddings, who adopted her shortly after their first meeting.
Ripley is not only a much-loved companion but also a successful stunt dog. She is
due to appear alongside Kirsten Stewart in the upcoming blockbuster, Snow White.