Adoption FAQs

your questions answered

Yes, we do. Wiccaweys do not have blanket rules when it comes to potential families.  

Age, ability, background, etc. have nothing to do with how much love and kindness you can offer a dog, and all we ask is that potential owners are honest and realistic about their capabilities and expectations.  

Just as each dog is an individual, each home is assessed on an individual basis. We have seen countless dogs find their perfect homes with families who have unconventional lifestyles, so we are happy to discuss options with anyone who truly feels they can give a rescue dog a great life.  

Older adopters have often found their new best friend here at Wiccaweys and we have an excellent support network for these adopters. Should anything happen to an owner at any age, the dog will always be welcomed back to Wiccaweys, and family members do not need to worry about being left with a dog they cannot care for.  

Again, we have no blanket rules when it comes to your hours of work. We understand that it is unrealistic to expect every dog owner to be at home all day, so we are happy to work with you to find a dog who will suit your lifestyle as much as possible. We will give advice on the amount of time for which dogs can be left at home and other information to help full-time workers give a dog a loving and happy home. 

All our dogs are fully assessed so that we know the type of person and home environment they are best suited to. However, we are not in a position to replicate everything a dog may come across in their new life, for example, a busy city environment or the school run. Once away from the safety of the rescue and their friends, in new environments with new, relatively unknown people and situations, dogs may behave differently to the way they did here at Wiccaweys. 

We ask potential adopters to be realistic in their expectations of the dog and to consider the work they will be able to put into their adopted dog. Be honest about what you can deal with and, more importantly, the time and effort you can put in to rescue dog. 

Yes, you can. We home dogs all over the country, and we have a network of trusted home checkers in many areas. Once you have passed your home check, you will be invited to come and meet the dog at Wiccaweys in North Lincolnshire. If travelling to us with all of the people and dogs who live in your home is not realistic, we recommend you connect with a rescue closer to home, as that first visit is so very important.

While it is preferable to have 6ft fences, we appreciate that it isn’t always possible, especially in rural areas. We do ask that your garden is secure, or that there is a secure area for the dog to use for toileting and pottering around while they learn their boundaries. Collies are clever enough to make excellent escape artists, so please do speak with us before requesting a home check if you are concerned about the security of your space.  

We know how all of our dogs behave around other animals and will be able to advise on whether or not a particular dog is likely to get on with your pets.  When you visit Wiccaweys after your home check, you will bring any dogs already in the house with you so we can see how they all get along.  

We know how all of our dogs behave around other animals and will be able to advise on whether or not a particular dog is likely to get on with your pets.  When you visit Wiccaweys after your home check, you will bring any dogs already in the house with you so we can see how they all get along.  

We do expect potential adopters to bear in mind that, while we can show how the dogs interact with the animals at Wiccaweys, we have no control over how the other animals in the new home will react to the dog. That is when the new adopter needs to take responsibility for the care of their animals and introduce a new dog appropriately based on advice given by Wiccaweys.