Adoption Procedure – Dog

Our Adoption process

Our priority is to find the ideal home for each dog in our care.

Because individual dogs’ needs vary greatly, we do not have set criteria for adopters, instead we try to be as flexible as possible, in order to ensure that we can find a perfect match.

We do not however re -home where resident dogs are not already neutered unless this is for health reasons.

Everyone who works for Friends of Animals Wales does so on a voluntary basis so we would ask for your patience if you don’t hear back from us immediately regarding your application.

If you do not receive some communication within 7 days, please email to dogs@friendsofanimalswales.org.uk

To check we have received your application –

PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW UP BY PHONE

This is how our adoption process works:

Complete on-line Application form – please answer all questions with as much relevant information as possible so that we can properly evaluate your application.

If not successful you will be notified by email, if potentially successful you will be phoned by our adoption co-ordinator to discuss your chosen dog and your application further.

If your interview is successful we will reserve the dog for you and arrange for a homecheck with one of our representatives   who will require meeting the whole family and any resident pets you have.

Following a successful homecheck you will need to arrange with the dogs fosterer to collect your new addition as soon as possible (usually within 1 week) we are not able to hold dogs to cover holidays etc.

All our dogs are neutered prior to adoption, with the exception of puppies.

A condition of the adoption of puppies is that you give an undertaking that they will be neutered at 5/6 months old (at your own expense)

AND that they are taken to training classes.

In most cases we will arrange a follow up Home visit after adoption.

Please be aware that we do not rehome where the dog will be used for working purposes.

We ask for a minimum donation of £180 to adopt a dog or £200 for puppies** from Friends of Animals Wales.

******* Please Note: Friends of Animals Wales is run on a self-funding basis. The set donation above is to cover the cost of vaccinations, neutering, flea and worming treatment, micro chipping and dental work. Many of our dogs incur costs way above £180 whist in our care and can sometimes run into £1000’s. Your donation will not only be helping the dog which you may adopt but will also help those which are in need of other more expensive treatment or those who need special foster homes or long term fostering.

Each and every dog which we help is treated equally with love, care and respect.

Unless we see there is no quality of life left for a dog or that it may be in pain or suffering we have a strict non destruct policy regardless of age breed or physical appearance.

All prospective homes will be subject to a pre adoption home visit and post adoption check. If at any point Friends of the Animals RCT considers any of its adopted dogs to be placed in a situation which is deemed to be detrimental to its health or in breach of its rehoming policies we reserve the right to reclaim the animal for its own sake and wellbeing.

Friends of  Animals Wales will seek legal counsel with regards to reclaiming any animal and take legal action if at any point any of our Adopted animals are used for breeding, fighting or subjected to abuse.***********

** Puppies are adopted subject to agreement of neutering once old enough if not already done by the rescue whilst in our care.

Please ask one of our adoption co-ordinators when you are called to explain about this.

PLEASE ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS AS FULLY AS POSSIBLE TO HELP US PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION  AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE –  THOSE QUESTIONS MARKED WITH A RED ASTERISK MUST BE FILLED WITH AN ANSWER OR IF NOT RELEVANT TO  YOUR THEN ANSWER  N/A  –   IN ORDER FOR THE FORM TO SUBMIT CORRECTLY TO US

Thank you for considering Friends of Animals Wales in your search for a new companion and good luck with your application.

After you have pressed Submit you will receive an on-screen acknowledgement which means your application has been safely received.