Get in touch

Please read our FAQs below to see if we answer your question. If your question isn’t answered there, you can contact us using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, you can call us on 07551891117.

“How do I apply to adopt a dog?”

The first step is a home check. We are only doing home checks for people who are interested in a specific available dog, not speculative home checks for future dogs. If you are interested in a specific dog please email with your full address and phone number. For very popular dogs for whom we have lots of people already waiting, we will not be doing new home checks.

“How do I know which dogs are available?”

You can download our free app and each Sunday we add the newly available dogs (search Aireworth Dogs in Need in your apple or play store)

Each Sunday we also update this Facebook album; and our website

“There isn’t a suitable dog at the moment – can you let me know/update me when you get a particular breed in?”

Unfortunately, we just don’t have the capacity to keep track of and contact individuals as new dogs come in. Currently, we are getting around 30 applications each week. We ask that you keep an eye on our sites and contact us if a suitable dog arrives.

“How do I get on to your waiting list?”

The last year or so has seen unprecedented demand for dogs and therefore for home checks. In Spring 2020 we had to close our waiting list as we were overwhelmed and couldn’t manage the number of requests. We appreciate it’s frustrating, but we have to keep it manageable for us. As we advertise each new dog we will specify if we are able to take new applications for that dog. Please take time to check if a post says we are only inviting applications from people already home checked before you message us. It will differ for each dog.

“What is your catchment area and why don’t you adopt outside of that area?”

Our catchment area is Keighley, Craven, Haworth, Cullingworth, Denholme, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Addingham, and those parts of Leeds, Bradford, and Halifax that directly touch.

We are all volunteers. Our adoption process involves several home visits. Our experience shows us that people want us on hand quickly when they have a problem so we have to keep it manageable so we can maintain quality. We also require people to access the local vets we have accounts with during the initial 4-week trial adoption period.

“Can I arrange to come and see the dogs?”

We are a foster-based rescue and all our dogs are in foster homes with families. We arrange meets with potential adopters only after a successful home check.

“I have enquired about a certain dog / requested a home check. How long will it be before I hear something?”

It’s very hard for us to answer that! We do our best to contact you asap but every one of us is a volunteer and we manage the charity tasks in amongst our own work and family lives as well as prioritising emergency and welfare issues which may arise. Where we have significantly high applications for a particular dog we may not have the capacity to reply to everyone individually.

“Do you adopt to people with children/work full time/ don’t have a garden etc?”

Yes. We look at each home check and each dog’s needs individually. If your home is rented, we need to see WRITTEN evidence that your tenancy allows dogs before we will do a home check.

“How much is the adoption fee?”

£200 which includes the cost of neutering, vaccinations and microchip. This is not refundable if you decide not to keep the dog following our 4-week trial period. The fee is payable at the start of the trial.

“Can I volunteer with you?”

We are a foster-based rescue and don’t have a kennels or centre so there aren’t volunteer roles directly with the dogs such as dog walking. Usually, we require people to help at fundraising events and to do home checks for us but these opportunities are not available in 2020 for obvious reasons. Hopefully, in 2021 we will need volunteers again!

“Do you take old duvets/ towels/ pillows etc?”

No thanks. We don’t need bedding like this as we don’t have a kennels. Also, we don’t have anywhere to store items like that.

“I can no longer care for my dog and am looking to rehome it. Can you help?”

If you are within our catchment area of Keighley and the surrounding area ( see above) please email with as much detail about the dog as possible (including health and behaviour) and we will contact you and arrange to assess him or her.