Foster Parents urgently needed for our dogs - Interested? Phone 01202 875000


There are many reasons why dogs find themselves homeless; family break-ups, owners who are no longer able to look after their pets due to illness, death of their owner, strays and unwanted pets. Our aim is to guarantee a happy, secure future for them, in a new loving environment.
rehoming Waggy Tails Rescue

our rehoming area

We only rehome within East Dorset or West Hampshire (BH and SO40-45 postcodes). This is to ensure we are able to conduct prehoming checks and followups. None of that would be possible without a network of volunteers and just a few paid staff members.

our adoption criteria

  • Dogs must not be left more than 4 hours a day
  • Households cannot have children under 6 years old
  • You must live within East Dorset or West Hampshire (BH and SO40-45 postcodes)
  • You must have a secure rear garden

our adoption procedure

  • Call or contact us for an Adoption Pack. Alternatively download the pack
  • Return the completed application form and form from your vet
  • Contact will be made by one of our Home Checkers to come and discuss owning a rescue dog with the family
  • Then you can come and see if we have a suitable dog for you and discuss the options

induction meetings


1st Saturday of every month. 11am

West Parley Memorial Hall, Dorset, BH22 8SQ

These follow the presentation of the Dogs which starts at 10am. There is limited parking so it is advisable to arrive early. This is a great chance to see the dogs and meet the team. It is great for prospective and new owners of rescue dogs and puppies. It is also part of our adoption criteria so a must for first timers and experienced dog owners.

It's an excellent opportunity to ask questions and tap into the knowledge of our volunteers.

older / disabled dogs

Dogs over 10 years of age or with a disability come under our special scheme, so help will be given for veterinary treatment in certain circumstances.

Please contact us for details.