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Your New Best Friend is Waiting for You

Are you ready to adopt a new furry friend? Our friendly adoption volunteers will work with you to find the right dog!

Check out our adopt pages for available dogs or cats, or simply message us and let us to find your suitable dog based on your lifestyle and requirements.

All our dogs are mixed breed, rescued from street. They are not pure breed.

When adopting an animal from us, certain criteria is required before a reserve can be placed.
  • Our dogs must be a full member of their adopted family, we will not rehome dogs to live outside;

  • The applicant must be able to afford to pay the adoption fee and transportation costs together with the ongoing costs of owning a dog such as vet bills and insurance

  • Adopters must be over 23 years of age, and if living with their parents we will involve the parents in the adoption process, in order to ensure they are supportive of the adoption and of the animal residing in their property;

  • We are unable to rehome to people without an enclosed private garden;

  • We are unable to rehome to families with children younger than 5 years; 

  • Written permission from the landlord will be required for applicants in rented accommodation;

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Procedures step by step

Check our available dogs

Check out our adopt pages for available dogs or cats, or simply message us!

Fill an adoption application with

Please complete the questionnaire application noted below. 

Arrange a phone call and homecheck

Adopters will receive an email notifying them when the call will be conducted. 

A home visit may be required before the adoption of any animal.

This allows to ensure that the new home is a safe, secure and suitable environment.

A volunteer will be sent to your home to conduct an home check and offer advice on adopting a pet. The volunteer will take note of the following:

  • Condition of other pets;

  • Whether adequate shelter is provided;

  • Where the animal will sleep at night;

  • Size of property/height of wall;

  • Ensure that the property is fully enclosed.

If everything goes well and we feel that the animal is a good match for your home, we will email/phone call you with instructions concerning payments, transport, and continuing care for your new animal companion.

You will sign an adoption contract with us, fully legally. The standard adoption fee is £230.00 for puppies under 12 months old, £185.00 for adults under 6 years old and in some circumstances we may be able to lower our adoption fee for our senior dogs, please contact us to discuss this if you would be interested in giving one of our old-timers a home.

Transport costs are £250-£280 for UK addresses. We use a private pet transport company for our animals that are very efficient, caring, and run the DEFRA approved Traces scheme.

This means the animal omits a 48 hour quarantine in kennels and that the quarantine can be conducted within your home and garden (this must be the address you provided to us and on the Traces documents).

DEFRA may arrange to visit you to check that all details of animal at your residence are correct. Final costs can be confirmed with a member of our team.

Health Certificate to attest animal's condition

Prior adoption, all our animals receive a full medical inspection and we do offer a health certificate and animals are all tested against the following diseases, for your peace of mind.

Canine Heartworm

This disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, afected pets play host to large heartworms (often 6-8 inches in length) that reside in the heart and major blood vessels of the lungs, the symtomps usually appear when the disease is in an advanced state;

Anaplasma

This disease is transmitted by ticks, the symptoms are often similar to Lyme;

Lyme

This disease is transmitted by ticks, can cause fever, lethargy, joint pain, joint swelling, lameness and a decrease in appetite and progression to kidney failure

Brucella

Canine brucellosis is a contagious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium, Brucella canis (B. canis). This bacterial infection is highly contagious between dogs. Infected dogs usually develop an infection of the reproductive system, or a sexually transmitted disease.

E. Canis

This disease is transmitted by ticks, the symptoms are often similar to Lyme;

Leishmania

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a protozoan (single-celled) parasite found in dogs, cats, and certain rodents in many parts of the world, most commonly in rural areas. The parasite is transmitted by small biting sand flies.

What to expect when you adopt a shelter dog!

 

Please read it, I know that many of people have lots of expectations that are hard to fulfil.

You must STOP having big expectation from a poor dog that never knew what a home is.

How much can we tell you about the animal you want to adopt?

Sometimes rescuers will know an animal's history and sometimes they won’t. However, we are very experienced in assessing personalities and this will be described as accurately as possible but there are NO guarantees. Although when a pet has been fostered, we will generally have more information regarding behaviour, habits and routine and this information will be passed on to you prior to adoption.

What should I expect from my rescue dog to start with?

There's not any one answer to this! The first few days we always advise that the dog needs to have some quiet time in a quiet space. For most of them, this will be their first time in a house and the first few days can be quite traumatic. They will also need to learn who you are and that they can trust you. Many younger dogs often seem to experience a real puppy phase. This is where equal mixtures of patience, stimulation and consistency come in. In most cases, time will be your best friend. Rescue dogs may take up to 6 months to fully bond with their new adopters and this is completely normal! We are always on hand for pet-specific queries and to help make the adoption process an enjoyable experience for you and your pet!

Will your potential rescue animal be health checked?

Yes, as far as possible. Our rescue uses a very trustworthy veterinarian and at times we have monitored the animal for months, sometimes even for years.. But as with any dog or cat, there are NO guarantees. Street life is a hard life.

Will a rescue animal be clean in the house?

Yes - if you train it! Some seem to already know and others need to be shown. This adjustment period can take several weeks and routine and patience is highly recommended. Dogs will need to be shown where it is you would prefer them to go. Cats typically arrive litter trained but will also need to be shown to their new litter boxes/fouling areas.

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A letter from your adopted dog

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