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ADOPTION PROCESS

Here's the step-by-step process when adopting one of our fur-babies!

1. Finding Your Dog

Each new dog will be posted with some information on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us!

You can message us on there for more information, or email misisrescue@gmail.com

 

We will be happy to answer any questions you have about the dog, providing they are still available.

5. Transport Arrangements

Once your adoption contract is signed, we will start arranging for your dog to travel. We will let you know an approximate date for travel. At this stage we will ask for €100 to be paid to reserve the dog for you.

This is a non-refundable deposit which helps to cover some of the expenses for making the necessary documents, such as a passport, for your dog,

2. Pre-Adoption Questionaire 

We will spend as much time as possible talking to you and getting to know a little about you, and also ask you to fill out our pre-adoption questionnaire, so that we can determine whether you and the dog are a good match.

 

We also send you the contract to read through at this stage, so that you know the terms for adoption.

6. Travel To Your Country

We will be on hand to give updates on how the transport is progressing. Typically transport starts from Romania and can take 2-3 days to the UK, but this can vary depending on times of crossing and whereabouts you are based.

You will be added to a group chat where you can meet lots of other adopters, and the transport company typically offers a live-link so you can spot the happy bus on a map!

3. Home Check via Video Call

We will ask you to send pictures and videos of your home and garden etc. so that we can see the environment your dog will be coming too.

We will arrange a video call with one of our team so that we can meet you and you can ask us any questions. We try to arrange this call at a time we will be with your dog, so that you can meet them, too!

7. Full Rescue

Back-Up

Our team will be on hand to offer any advice or support when your dog arrives.

We love to keep in touch and ask that you continue to send pictures and videos from time to time, to keep us updated.

You will also be invited into our adopter community, where you can share any updates or questions with others.

4. Adoption Contract

If you're still committed to the adoption and we think you and the dog are suitable for each other, we can reserve the dog for you and start the process.

 

You will need to agree to the terms of our adoption contract, which covers things like sterilisation, our re-homing policy, and the guidelines we ask you to adhere to in caring for your new furry friend.

Adoption Process: Get Involved
  • What countries do you rehome to?
    We can rehome dogs to anywhere in the UK & Mainland Europe.
  • How much does it cost to adopt a dog?
    We do not charge an adoption fee, we just ask that you cover the costs of transportation and paperwork required to bring your dog home, which is €475 in total. We will have organised and paid for everything up until now ourselves, including castration/sterilization where possible, all tests and treatments, vaccines (including 2x rabies), and a microchip. At the moment, due to covid, we don't ask for a deposit as transport dates can take a little longer than usual. Typically though, in normal times, we ask for €150 paid in advance to reserve the dog to you at the time of signing a contract, once you have completed a home check and met your dog via video call. This is a non-refundable fee which covers some of the expenses for putting together the documentation your pet will need to travel, like a passport, and enables us to put a deposit down for your transport. We unfortunately have to ask for this as families have backed out only days before travel before, and we like to ensure that we are providing the most committed families and best homes for these dogs. The remainder of the balance, which is €325, is due 48 hours before transport. Travel is carried out by land, via a licensed and reputable transport company.
  • How long does it take to adopt a dog?
    This varies from dog to dog. Typically we would say 4 weeks from your enquiry being made to the dog being at home with you, but this can be a lot less or sometimes longer. We have had dogs manage to make it on to a transport within 10 days before, but sometimes due to either COVID, Brexit or our transport company being full, it has taken longer. We will give you a more accurate ETA upon enquiry.
  • How do the dogs get to their new homes?
    We use a DEFRA licensed pet transporter to collect your dog from us in Romania, and take them on to their new homes. The animals are transported by road. We have thoroughly audited the transporters we use and know that they provide compassionate and thorough care for the animals as they travel.
  • Are the dogs spayed/neutered before they leave?
    All of our adult dogs are spayed/neutered as we dont want to contribute to more unwanted dogs being born, but many of the puppies are too young and have to be neutered when they come of age. This is an absolute must, and will be stated in the contract.
  • Where do your dogs come from?
    We help dogs across the countries we are close too in Eastern Europe - Romania, typically, and sometimes some others. All of our dogs are rescues, and will have either been found on the streets, rescued from a bad home or situation, or brought to us and abandoned. We take them in and foster them so we can get to know them for a while before we eventually find them their new homes.
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