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Doggy Dens UK

Important Information

Before you apply to adopt, please read the following.
Doggy Dens UK Rescue is an animal welfare organisation dedicated to rescue and the placement of abandoned and neglected animals. All of our pets receive complete medical care including deworming, vaccinations, spaying/neutering (depending on age) and microchipping prior to their adoption.

Our adoption fee for Macedonian Rescues is £650 and Romanian Rescues is £500. This covers the cost for documents - commercial traces certificates for the travel, customs fees, and transport to the UK. Upon a successful homecheck a non-refundable deposit of £150 will be needed to secure your dog.

Please give honest and accurate answers in your application and make sure all family members of your household are in agreement in adopting a rescue dog. This is crucial to getting the best match for you and the dog.

Our adoption team will review the application and get back to you if your application is successful, therefore please make sure all questions are answered. Next steps are videos of your home and booking a virtual home check to discuss the adoption process and answer any additional questions you have.

During the virtual home check we need to see how secure your garden is, your house where the dog would live/be allowed to stay.

Virtual home checks are done via zoom meeting or messenger group with a trusted home checker in the UK and also with a link to our partners in Macedonia/Romania. At this point the potential adopter will be able to view the proposed adoption dog from Macedonia.
In the case of Romanian dogs this will be a joint meeting with the home checker plus our partner for our Romanian dogs.

Thank you for looking to adopt a rescue and choosing us on that journey.

Rescue Application Form

This section contains questions about you and your lifestyle.
I have read and agree to the conditions listed above and I am happy to continue with the application process.*
Type of Property (terraced, semi-detached, detached)*
Owned/Rented (You may require the landlords permission to bring a new dog into the property)*
Are there any children under the age of 10 living in the house or frequently visiting?*
Is the garden shared with any neighbours?*
Are all gates secured and able to be locked?*
This section contains questions about your previous experience with animals as well as questions about what kind of dog you are looking for.
Would you be willing to obtain a reference from your vet?*
Do you have previous experience with rescue dogs? Either UK Rescue or Foreign Rescue *
Would you be willing to work with a dog that has behavioural issues for example, a nervous dog?*
Would you be willing to allow a period of time to allow the dog to settle into your home? Every dog is different and a new home can be a stressful situation for the dog. They may require an extended period of time to adjust. We are happy to advise. *
Would you be willing to crate train?*
Do you have transportation for vet visits?*
Do you understand that there may be several introduction visits initially with family members and pets?*
Do you understand that you may need to implement and maintain toilet training? We are happy to offer advice if necessary *
Do you understand that once adopted, all fees for the dog will immediately become your responsibility from handover day. This includes vets, daily living, accommodation/ food and wellbeing. Whilst we try to ensure that all dogs are healthy on handover day, we cannot guarantee their health once leaving the rescue.*
Do you understand that if you have any concerns regarding you dog, you must immediately contact the rescue.*

This is a copy of the adoption contract to be signed upon arrival of the dog or on pick up day, we have included it in the below section so you can familiarise yourself with the content.


By signing this form the adopter accepts and adheres to the following agreement from the adoption date.

1. All adopted dogs must be fitted immediately with a suitable three point fitted harness, martingale slip collar and double lead. This is imperative as your new dog will be / possibly be scared and may well try to escape from you. A name tag containing your name and phone number and address is a legal requirement and should be ready to be fitted on the collar on arrival.

2. The adopter will agree to keep the dog under supervision in the early days of settling in as this is an important time to integrate your dog into your family.

3. Your dog should have a secure place of safety that is solely theirs, i.e. a suitable sized crate possibly with a waterproof and indestructible bedding.

4. Your dog should have access to fresh water at all times.

5. Toilet training is an important task from the start and the dog may require frequent visits to their toilet area outside possibly every two hours until such time a routine has been established.

6. Under no circumstances should your dog be left unattended or unsupervised with young children, children must be aware that the dog may need time to adjust. (some dogs have been previously chased by children.)

7. Caution must be exercised when introducing your dog to existing dogs. This is important for the safety of both dogs. And should be done appropriately on neutral ground. An initial walk together with both dogs on leads may be appropriate.

8. The adopter agrees that they will not let the dog off lead for at least 3 months and till such time assured recall can be reliable. Training classes are recommended to ensure full safety.

9.Dogs must not be left off lead in a garden for the first few days until they become accustomed to the area and then only if the garden is totally secure.

10. The dog should not be used for breeding or stud in the case of dogs not spayed or neutered.

11. The dog should never be left unattended in a garden or tied outside a building.

12. Should the dog do go missing or escape, all appropriate measures must be taken to retrieve the dog and the rescue needs to be informed immediately.

13. The dog may arrive with a sensitive stomach due the journey. Advise for feeding will be given by the rescue.

14. The adopter must care for the full needs of the dog including grooming and nutritional care as this is such an important part of being a healthy dog, and advice can be sought from the rescue.

15. Under no circumstances should the dog should be chained or restrained outside.

16. The dog will not be used for any cruel activities, such as fighting, hunting or animal testing.

17. The adopter agrees to comply with all current legislation in relation to the dog and will comply with The Dangerous Dogs Act, and indemnify Doggy Dens UK Rescue against any such claim relating to the said act. Your dog will have been assessed initially and any issues will be identified and agreed to beforehand.

18. In the event of the loss of the dog either due to illness or accident, the adopter will immediately inform Doggy Dens UK Rescue.

19. The adopter agrees that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will the dog by euthanised without contacting Doggy Dens UK Rescue. In the event of an emergency and you are unable to contact Doggy Dens Uk Rescue a written account of events may be requested from the vet involved. We trust that these decisions will not be taken likely.

20. The adopter will agree to an authorised representative to visit if necessary if there is any concerns regarding the welfare of the dog.

21. Please note that a professional trainer appointed by the rescue may sometimes be necessary after the adoption process to assist with certain behaviours. A change of a dogs environment may well bring a change of behaviour. As part of our adoption process, Doggy Dens Uk Rescue will endeavour to support all adopters with their dogs. However occasionally we may suggest that the adopters contact a professional trainer for further advice. We have attached to the rescue a trainer that can be available for our rescue dogs. This will be at an additional cost to the adopter and paid directly to the trainer.

Please Note:
All adoption fees exchanged prior to adoption are non-refundable.

Please also note:
If your dog that has been found to be rehomed, sold or given away, a prosecution case will be brought against the adopter.

If you request to return your dog after a period of 12 months, the rescue will ask for an appointed trainers report to assess the dog's behaviour. This will be at a cost to you.

You are also required to cover the cost of transporting the dog back to the rescue kennels.

Please be aware that the spaces for kennels are limited and an immediate space may not be available therefore you may need to accommodate your dog in the process of a return.

A vets history summary report will also be required to include vaccination status and a recent health check ensuring the dog is fit and healthy. Your dog is your responsibility in these matters after the adoption date. You will be asked to run the dog's insurance cover for a further two weeks while an assessment is completed.

Please understand that we are a rescue charity funded on donations. We will aim to assist you if possible.

I Understand*

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