Re-homing a pet
When you adopt a dog or a cat from us we do ask for a donation towards their care.
We suggest an adoption donation of £120 for a dog which would help to cover neutering, vaccinations and any other treatment.
For a cat the suggested adoption donation would be £60.
Adopting a dog
Prospective owners are asked to complete a Questionnaire, giving details of the circumstances under which their chosen pet will be kept. The information supplied will enable the staff to give advice on the suitability of their choice, as they will be familiar with the dog’s temperament and will know if it will fit in with their lifestyle.
Once a dog is selected, it is put on reserve and an appointment is then made for one of the Association’s Homing and Vetting officers to visit and ensure that house and garden are secure, and that the animal chosen is suitable for the family circumstances.
Following a successful home visit, a date and time is arranged with the rescue centre staff to complete the adoption/fostering papers, and to collect their new pet from the centre.
The new owners will be requested to bring along a dog disk engraved with their contact Number, Post Code and their surname.
The same procedure applies when adopting a CAT.
We run a fostering scheme for very old animals, or those needing ongoing treatment and under this scheme, the Association will provide veterinary treatment for pre-existing health problems. This scheme enables these animals to live out their lives in the comfort of a stress-free home environment.
Elderly pets make excellent companions and usually settle in very quickly, and it is often the case where their carer decides to adopt them.
A potential foster-carer is asked to complete a Fostering Form, giving details of the circumstances under which the dog/cat will be kept, and the selected pet is then placed on reserve.
Following a visit from one of our Homing &Vetting officers, to check that the property is secure, and to discuss various aspects of the pet’s initial settling-in period, a date and time is arranged with the centre’s staff to complete the fostering papers at the centre, and to take this very special pet to its new warm and caring home.
Any problem the foster-carer may encounter can usually be solved with a ‘phone call or visit to the rescue centre.