The council's rehoming service includes:
- help and advice on selecting the most suitable dog, with a home visit discussion with you and your family
- a two week trial period to see if you and the dog are a suitable match with our experienced staff on hand to help with any issues
- ensuring that your new dog is vaccinated and wormed
- charging a reasonable price to include microchipping
- neutering advice from the Dogs Trust or Newport City Dogs Home
Dog wardens will home check all prospective adopters before a dog is placed.
When dogs are not claimed or re-homed, the council works with Four Paws Animal Rescue.
The dogs home will accept up to three applications to re-home each dog from the day the dog arrives.
After seven days staff will look through the applications and select the most appropriate home.
Factors including the age, training needs and exercise levels of the dog are considered as well as previous experience, working hours and other family members (including children and pets) of the potential re-homers.
Even if there are already three applications to re-home a dog it can be worth keeping in touch to check whether re-homing takes place.
People quite rightly need to make absolutely sure that they have made the perfect choice, and it can take a few visits before they know for certain.
Sometimes introductions with their own dog do not go well, sometimes life gets in the way, sometimes, on reflection, they keep looking.
It's a good thing that people think long and hard before they commit to sharing their life with a particular dog and it is important that they are absolutely sure they have made the right choice.
If you are unsuccessful in your first choice, please don't give up, it doesn't mean that you are not a potentially great home for a rescue dog, it’s just that the particular dog you chose might be better suited to a different household.
Opt to Adopt
Newport City Dogs Home works closely with their partners Opt to Adopt who provide a rehoming hub which is used for introducing potential dog owners to strays.
The rehoming hub is spacious and relaxed and provides an area for assessments of potential rehomers.
Opt to Adopt have also funded upgrades to the kennel buildings and outside areas for the dogs to exercise.
The partnership has also enabled us to recruit volunteers to walk the dogs waiting for a new home.
If you would like to volunteer to walk our dogs please visit Opt to Adopt's Facebook page.
Newport City Dogs Home, Stephenson Street, Newport NP19 0RB
See Newport City Dogs Home on the My Newport map