We only re-home to private homes in the UK. This is because we can then provide rescue back up for life for the dog and support owners.

The first stage would be for you to email us with a contact number so that Kerry can give you a call and talk about which dog might suit your family or talk about a dog you are interested in.

Once you’ve chosen a dog we can reserve it for you and then we’d do a home check. Providing you pass your home check we’ll go ahead and begin the process of bringing your dog to the UK.

The next stage really depends on how long the dog has been in our kennels in Beijing as there is a quarantine period of three months before a dog can travel after its rabies vaccination.

Next we have to raise the money to pay for flights and arrange all the travel plans. It can be quite a long process but you would get updates and photos of your dog while you are waiting for it to arrive.

We charge an adoption fee of £250 and that includes their collar, tag, lead etc plus 4 weeks insurance.



We only re-home to private homes outside of the UK with local rescue back up. If you live outside of the UK you must approach a rescue centre and ask them if they will take responsibility for the dog should you no longer be able to care for it. We can then make contact with the rescue and make sure they meet our standards for re-homing.

If you are an overseas rescue that would like to work with us please drop us an email with the rescue’s name and policies on re-homing eg home checks & follow up checks. Also, we need to know your policy if a dog is returned, along with your policy regarding behavioural issues. As a rescue, we have a strict policy against dogs being PTS for behavioural issues and would not work with any rescues where this practice is carried out. We have to ensure that our dogs go to the very best places available.

We are very keen to work with rescues in the USA as dogs can travel more quickly, than to any other country after they have had rabies jabs, as the quarantine period for the USA is shorter. The quicker dogs can be adopted, the more dogs in terrible situations we can save. Candy Cane Rescue pays all vet and boarding fees but you as a rescue would pay for flights. We would arrange flights from our end.