Adoption and Fostering Applications

Due to the increasing backlog of applicants, the SGS Team has taken the difficult decision to suspend new applications

Why have we done this? Because we have been flooded with applications since the coronavirus pandemic began - 

  • Since 1st March SGS has received over 500 applications to adopt or foster.

  • Compare this to 302 received in the whole of 2019!​​

  • There are approximately 97 applications in process, at various stages.

  • SGS is run by a small team of volunteers. Every time an application is received a great deal of time is spent processing it. And that's before we get anywhere near rehoming a dog!

  • We would like nothing more than to move more dogs into their forever homes but we can not risk getting it wrong by rushing the process. To do so would be failing our dogs and our applicants. 


We are asking potential new applicants to be patient and to check back regularly, although it is likely to be early 2021 before applications can reopen.

We MAY make exceptions for applicants with significant sighthound experience. If you fall into that category please email us 

Thank you for your patience

The SGS Team

You may also wish to try

Royal Heart Greyhound Rescue:

Greyhound Awareness League (GAL):

Give a Greyhound a Home (GAGAH):

Podencos in Need Scotland (PINS):

Canine Campus Dog Rescue:

Lurcher Link:

Small Dog rescue Scotland:

1 dog at a time:

Nobody wants me :

fife dog rescue: fife dog rescue and rehoming

Mrs Murray's cat and dog home: mrs murrays cat and dog home

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Scotland, UK

0845 643 9335

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