COVID-19 procedures at Cardiff Dogs Home
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COVID-19 procedures at Cardiff Dogs Home


We are accepting donations of warm blankets and towels, leads, harnesses, muzzles, collars and toys.  You can also help by using the donate facility or through Cardiff Dogs Home, The Rescue Hotel and the Amazon wish list.


During lockdown we have changed our operations and when we re-open, the service will be very different. The kennels will not be open for people to go in and look around. The kennels have been much quieter and more relaxed for the dogs without people walking around looking at them.  We will be an appointment only service so please don’t turn up without one.


Steps to rehoming

  • Do some research on the breed, age and size to see what dog might best suit your lifestyle.
  • Decide on the dog that you are interested in re-homing.
  • Complete the online application form and attach photos in a small size format. If you do not complete all the sections your application will not go through.
  • We will look at your application and if we think you are a good match we will contact you to discuss the application in detail. If we are happy that you are a good match with the dog you have applied for we will invite you to come down to do introductions and if this is successful we will allow you to foster the dog for 2 weeks to be sure that this is going to work for you and the dog! We will have regular contact with you during this period and at the end of it we will re-home the dog to you permanently. If we don’t think you are a good match for the dog you have applied for or that dog has already been matched, we will recommend another dog if we feel we have one that is a good match with you.
  • Introductions to be done with any other pets, adults or children who will live at the home.
  • Our decision making will be based on;
  • The application form
  • The outcome of introductory meetings
  • The outcome of introductions to other pets and children
  • What the needs of the particular dog are and how that matches with your circumstances
  • Vet references (medical history of your current or previous dog)
  • Written permission to have a dog at your property (if in rented property)
  • Home check (if required)
  • The dog’s behavioural assessment – All home checks will be done via video call and photos for the foreseeable future.


The standard re-homing fee is £250 puppies and other dogs are priced individually between £200 – £500.

This fee includes the first  and second vaccinations, micro-chipping and initial flea and worm treatments.

We do not provide re-funds for dogs that are returned but we may allow another dog to be re-homed free of charge depending on the circumstances of the return.


We provide an affordable neutering service on site in The Rescue Hotel Health Centre. A bitch spay will cost £175 and a dog castrate is £100. If you want to book phone 02921 202975 or email or



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