I had been trying for 2-3 years to get a dog from a UK rescue. I’m not that far from a Battersea dogs home site and I registered with them and a lot of other UK rescues. I have worked full time from home that entire time. I live alone, have an active lifestyle and plenty to offer a dog. The main issue I had was their criteria around housing. If you live in anything less than a house with direct access to a garden with six foot minimum fences then it’s practically impossible to rehome.