Greyt! So you've decided you'd like to adopt a dog from GAL. There are a few stages in our homing process, not to make life complicated, but to make sure we match you up with the right dog.


The first step is to fill in the application form, then a volunteer will call you to take some more details and arrange a home-check - this isn't as scary as it sounds. The home-check helps us match you to the right dog for your home and lifestyle and also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have for us.


Following that, your application will be approved and you'll get the chance to meet up with some suitable dogs with the adoption taking place soon after.


It doesn't end there though - we like to make sure our dogs are happy and settling into their forever home, and that you have the support you need adjusting to life with a new member of the family, so we will call up from time to time during the first few months to see how it's all going. 


Here at GAL, we take homing dogs very seriously, and although there's no such thing as a "perfect dog" or a "perfect home", we try our very best to find the right dog for the right home. Once you've adopted a dog from GAL, you will also have access to support and advice (should you ever need it) for the remainder of the dog's life.


When you're ready to get started, hit the apply button.

Please note that we are having an unusually high volume of adoption applications so there will be an approximately 5 MONTH WAIT before an applicant is matched with a dog.

*NOTE if you have dog experience and are willing to adopt and continue the training of a dog that is dog reactive or has other behavioural issues, the wait will be shorter!






Scottish Charity No. SC 031037 

Tel: 0870 888 7277