We know that adopting a Spanish dog is one of the most important decisions of your life, done best when you have all the information you need at hand. Our dog rescue charity understands this and will guide you through this process. We will assess your living situation, expectations and preferences. Getting it right is our goal because our dogs are important to us.
Please register your interest to adopt a dog by contacting our team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or completing a pre-adoption form on the dogs profile page. Indicate the name of the dog you are interested in or describe the type of dog you are looking for.
Upon receipt of your pre-adopt form the team will assess it and if we feel that you could give one of our dogs a good home, we will organise a home check. Home checks are carried out by two members of the team via videoconference. You will need to show us your home, including front of the house and garden when available. During the call, the team will talk to you in depth about the dog, the adoption process and the right procedure to ensure your dog settles upon arrival.
You will be informed of the outcome of the home check. If approved we will send you an email confirming this outcome, quickly followed by an adoption contract and adoption invoice. We will also send you blood tests for the dog to confirm they do not suffer from the most common Mediterranean diseases together with measurements of the dog so you can purchase a suitable collar and non-escape harness. We will also confirm and agree with you a suitable date for the dog to travel.
Your dog will leave the pound two days prior to departure to the Defra kennels in Spain. The dog will then leave the country from these kennels and be with you approximately 6 weeks later. We will provide you with an exact date and time of arrival a few days prior to departure. We will also send you a protocol on how to help settle your dog.
Your dog arrives home! The team will contact you a few hours after arrival to ensure that the process of settling in the dog is going well. They will discuss concerns you may have, and continue to guide you through the process. If the dog were to show any behavioural issues, our behaviourist with more than thirty years’ experience will be on hand to assess the dog, identify the problem, as well as provide the appropriate protocols that you and your dog will need to implement with her support.
How much does it cost?
Our rescue dog rehoming fee is £490 per dog to cover the expenses listed below. Please note the real cost of preparing and sending a dog to the UK is often much much higher.
Standard expenses and
dog travel fees:
- Dog Pound release charges
- Blood tests
- Rabies injections
- Passport processing
- Transport to the UK
- UK Border control VAT charges