Register Of Interest Form Guide

Please read the following before completing this form. 


  • Important - Your submitted form will be reviewed by a member of the team who are all volunteers. Please take time to fill the form in fully and in detail to ensure the best possible chance at a response. Having read your answers, if the team are happy to proceed they will be in touch with more information. If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days you can assume your interest has not been processed further.

  • Please ensure you give detailed answers, for example, where you heard about us- please describe in as much detail as possible as this helps us to understand how we reach others. Please note that one-word answers will not be considered sufficient.

  • If you have a garden we will expect a minimum of 5ft secured boundaries, but depending on the dog you are matched with, we may request height is increased.

  • We do accept applications from people who live in flats or with no garden, this is all taken into consideration when finding you a suitable match.

  • We will not process any application in a home with more than one child aged 5 years old or under. We assess this on a case by case basis and we would look to match you with a dog that has been around children and therefore this may take us a little longer to match a suitable dog to your family.

  • We do accept applications for full-time workers, but would expect provision is made to ensure a dog is not left for longer than four hours without a visit or pee break.

Please also ensure that you have read and are happy with our adoption process for either the cat or the dog, as well as our FAQ , including costs for adoption and consider any ongoing costs of owning a pet. We also highly recommend insurance.


The links below are a useful and essential read to decide if foreign rescue is for you. Please make sure you have done some research on foreign rescue prior to your homecheck, including considering working with possible separation anxiety and other issues common with rescue. Foreign rescue is not for everyone and you should consider the time you have available, your work commitments and family circumstances prior to embarking on this journey.

Take a look at Nick Benger's advice about acclimatising a foreign rescue here. 

The Dogs POV also has some essential reading on what to expect when adopting a foreign rescue. 

You are also encouraged to join our Facebook Group where you can ask us directly about any concerns or a particular cat/dog that you are interested in.  We also have a very valuable online community on Facebook that give lots of support. Otherwise, you are welcome to simply email us here with any questions. 

Click on the icon above to view our available dogs 

Click on the icon above to view our available cats

The safety of our cats and dogs is of paramount importance to us, as we care a great deal about the welfare of all the animals we rescue.


So many of them have endured hardship or bad treatment while on the streets, that we want to ensure that they go to good, loving homes and will be happy and well cared for for the rest of their lives. Before we let any animal leave us, we need the adopter to satisfy us that they are capable of providing the level of care we would expect them to receive.  Therefore all new owners, before collecting their chosen pet, are required to sign an agreement to this effect.

It is important that you read, understand and agree to act within the applicable policy if you want to adopt one of our animals. Please also read the FAQ on adoption which will answer many of the questions you might have at this stage. 

Privacy Statement: 

I understand that by completing this form, Balkan Underdogs will process my information. Should my application be considered, I understand that the details I have supplied will be passed to the Balkan Underdogs Home Check Team, to enable a home checker to contact me and arrange a convenient time to visit my home address, or to undertake a virtual home check.  If my application is unsuccessful no personal information will be held by Balkan Underdogs.

Covid-19 Update: Please read 

 Please be aware that the borders have now opened, but there is a backlog and transport is likely to be around 5 months wait - from the date of a successful home check