What is the Adoption process?
If you like the look of one of our rescues and the information provided suits your family situation, please get in touch with us. We often have more information on the dog that we have not shared.
If the dog in question is still available for adoption, you’ll be asked to complete an Adoption Form.
As we have the best interests of the dog at heart, please note that after discussions and consultations, we may decide that a certain dog is not suitable for your family and filling in an adoption form does not mean that you automatically will be able to adopt that dog.
However, it will enable us to keep you on our database, if you wish, for us to identify to right dog for your family
While there is unfortunately no “one-size-fits-all” approach to adoption, every effort is made to ensure that adopted dogs and existing pets and family members all adapt successfully to living together.
We want all of our rescues and families to be happy, healthy and feel secure – and certainly don’t want a new rescue dog to negatively impact on the existing dynamics in your home!
Once we have your form and have been over it, we will put you in touch with the person responsible for that dog, be it owner or foster home for you to go and meet the dog.
We do not have our own kennels and try as far as possible to rehome dogs directly from their old homes to the new one. We also place dogs in foster care if their situation warrants it.
One of our Volunteers will be in touch to arrange a suitable time to perform a House Check to make extra-sure that the dog can be handed over to you in good conscience.
If the Volunteer’s House Check comes back as ‘Approved’ – you are nearly there.
We suggest a “Meet and Greet” with other pets if possible or if you want to make sure that the dogs will all get on.
Having become acquainted with your dog-to-be, he or she will be handed over to your care after you’ve signed the relevant documents.
Something of a tricky process, we know, but we thank you for your understanding and co-operation.