Generally the corgis entering our program are adults; it is rare for a puppy to be turned into our rescue program. Whether young adults or seniors, our rescue team attempts to identify, appraise, re-train and re-home these corgis.
We foster the corgis in our homes for a minimum of 2 weeks before placing them, to get an idea of their personalities and temperaments. If possible, dogs are micro-chipped before placement. All rescue corgis are spayed/neutered before leaving to their new homes, brought up-to-date on shots, tested for heart worm, and provided with any necessary medical care (i.e. teeth cleaning, nails shortened)
If you are interested in adopting a corgi from our rescue program, you can start the process by completing our application. Download Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue Adoption Applicaton - PDF OR MS Word. Once you have filled out the form, you can email it to our rescue chair, Carol Wyatt. Please be sure to use "corgi rescue application" as the subject line for your e-mail.
If after submitting your application you see a rescue corgi on our site that is of particular interest to you, please contact our rescue chair to express your interest and to make arrangements for a home interview so that we can better assess the fit between the rescue corgi and the potential new family. All potential adoptive families must agree to allow a member of the rescue committee to visit them in their home prior to any corgi rescue adoption.
Please be aware that not all of our rescue corgis are posted on our web site. If we feel we have a good match for a corgi entering our rescue program from among applications already received, we directly contact those potential adoptive homes. Therefore, if you are interested in adopting a corgi from our rescue program, you should start the process by completing the application. Download Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue Adoption Applicaton - PDF OR MS Word.
Whenever a dog is adopted from us, the new family must sign a corgi adoption contract that states the dog will be a house pet, never off leash in an unfenced area, and that it will be returned to as at any time in its life for whatever reason if it can no longer stay in the new home.
Rescue remains as a resource for adopters after placement of the dog and will always take a dog back into the program if the placement does not work or the adopter cannot keep the dog. Donations are requested for the adoption of dogs and a donation is also requested when a dog is given up to the program.
Our adoption fee is $200-$300, depending on the amount of vet care the corgi receives and length of time the corgi is in our program.
Placing a Corgi into our Rescue Program
Our rescue team is available to help all pure-bred Pembroke Welsh Corgis in our area but we regret we are not able to accept dogs with a history of biting people. If you are considering giving up your dog due to behavior problems, we encourage you to try working with obedience trainers or behavior specialists first. We can certainly help you to locate qualified individuals to work with you if you are not sure where to start.
When a dog is surrendered to rescue, we require a signed transfer of ownership that states the dog becomes the property of the PWCCGS Rescue. We also request that the corgi be up-to-date on shots, spayed or neutered, and that you provide medical/vaccination records as available.
To discuss the possibility of placing a Pembroke Welsh Corgi into our rescue program, please here to email Carol Wyatt
View photos of Pembroke Welsh Corgi rescues in our rescue program.
If you live in another state, you might want to check our list of other regional Pembroke Welsh Corgi rescue groups to find out more about corgis in their rescue programs and their adoption processes. More information about other regional rescue goups can also be found on the rescue page of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America.