• Giving up your Dog for Adoption

At 8 Below Husky Rescue, we know that life doesn’t always go to plan. Sometimes, being a dog owner means we have to make tough decisions, and rehoming your dog can be one of the toughest!

No matter your circumstances, we will listen without judgement, and do what we can to help and make things as simple as possible.

We will spend time helping the dog settle in at  8 Below and get to know their individual quirks and do everything we can to find the best possible home that can meet their needs, all dogs will be given time to settle in to the new environment before assessments are begun, experience has been gained by the team over many years of owning huskies and northern breeds, along with working in professional capacities daily with rescue dogs from all walks of life.

All dogs rehomed by 8 Below Husky Rescue have the lifetime back up from the charity, giving any adopters peace of mind that if for any reasons they require help, the team will be on hand.

8 Below Husky Rescue require the owner to fill out an online relinquish form, this is then assessed by a member of the rehoming team and the owner will be contacted if we feel we can help or offer advice if we are at a maximum capacity with dogs in kennels.

  • Adoption

If you are looking to adopt a dog from 8 Below Husky Rescue , the first step is to fill in an initial contact form, once we have reviewed your application a member of the rehoming team will contact you to let you know we have received it, a volunteer in your area will be allocated to come and do a home check, this will be arranged at a suitable time for both the potential adopter and the volunteer, as a husky rescue one of the main checks is the security of the garden , the requirements are a secure garden with minimum 6ft fences.
Once a home check is complete a member of the team will then contact you to advise you of the outcome , this may be a pass or advisories may be given. Garden security for example.

We are based in West Yorkshire, once a home check has been passed, a potential owner will be invited to 8 Below to have a meet and greet with a dog that is felt to be a suitable for the family wanting to adopt.

There is an adoption donation to pay which is:

  • £300 for a dog under 12 months
  • £250 for a dog between 1-8 years old
  • £225 for dogs aged 8 and over
  • Fostering

If you a wanting to foster a dog from 8 Below Husky Rescue the process is the same as the adoption process. Please note dogs available for foster homes are often dogs that cannot cope in the kennel environment, need extra tlc or because of illness or elderly dogs they need a long term home to live out their days.


Please help us to help these dogs. Together we can make a difference