How Adoption Works

All our new arrivals are registered, micro-chipped, health checked, vaccinated, de-wormed and de-flead and most importantly spayed or neutered. If a puppy is too young to be de-sexed, you will receive a voucher for this service.

Although our dogs are free we do  require an adoption donation  of $280 which covers all the above mentioned services. We are a  non-profit organisation and this donation covers these services not the cost of food, collars, leads, fuel etc. All our volunteers spend alot of their own resources and time on helping dogs. We believe it is important for people to realise the ownership of a dog can be quite an expense. Please consider the financial obligations, before adopting a dog. Have you considered the commitment, are you prepared to care for your dog for many, many years? Dog ownership is a lot of fun, but also quite a responsibility.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, please fill out an application form online or get in touch via email and let us know which dog you are interested in.

Once we’ve spoken to you, we would like to meet you and your family and see if your property is suitable.

It is very important to us to match the right dog with the right potential owner.

If you are interested in a special type of dog, please let us know. We will put your request on our waiting list and will be in touch if that breed of dog becomes available.

Please be aware that pretty much every dog will need an adjustment period, it does depend on the dog and what they have been through.

Every dog is different! Helping a dog adjust to a new home is a process that can take weeks or months, but the outcome of having a dog who is comfortable and happy is definitely worth the effort. A lot of dogs just fit in and it can feel like they have been with your family for years.

We offer a two week trial period. If you feel the dog is not right for you, we are happy to take the dog back and refund you the donation. Adopt a dog offers ongoing support and assistance, we would love to stay in touch and are there to provide support, advice and guidance. Should any problems  arise with your new dog, we can  offer you support from our  list of preferred dog trainers or behaviourists.

If you feel it is not working out (even if a long time has passed) please get in touch and we will try our very best to help you. The same applies if your circumstances change e.g if you move to a different country and can’t take your dog with you. We will assist you with rehoming your dog or if possible take the dog back into our care, as a very last resort.