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Adoption Guidelines

  • The animal must be spay/neutered prior to going to its new home. We will collect a EUR 200.- deposit for any animal unaltered at time of adoption due to age. The EUR 200.- deposit will be refunded once adopter has shown sufficient proof of spay/neuter

  • The animal must be tested for heartworm disease and tick-transmitted pathogens, UTD on shots & microchipped (EU).

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

  • All members of the household must agree. A pet is a family member and so all members of the family need to be in agreement about when to adopt a pet, and which pet to adopt.

  • Anyone renting or leasing must have written permission from their landlord before an adoption can be approved. Any restrictions regarding type or size of animal must be noted.

  • We prefer that applicants have lived at their current address for at least three months. This is to make sure that owners have had time to settle into their new surroundings, and have established a stable routine before bringing a pet into the home. Please remember that any time of transition is probably not a good time to adopt a pet.

  • We do not adopt out "outdoor pets" that have to live on a chain or in the backyard only.

  • Because a long journey is stressful even for an adult dog and because rabbies vaccinations should not be done before the age of 3 months we do not send puppies or kittens younger than four months overseas. 

  • Because a former stray dog requires intensive training and care in order to settle into the new environment and to cope with the new circumstances, we cannot place a dog in a home where the dog is left alone at home for long periods of time especially not in the beginning.

  • Because of potential injury and behavior/training concerns, we are very cautious when placing former street dogs in homes with children under the age of five or homes that have already a dog or cat.

  • We cannot adopt out two dogs at one time. Dogs need time to bond with their owners one-on-one. Dogs that are adopted together will likely look to one another for companionship and direction rather than to their new owners.

  • Applicants must sign the cost and adoption agreement and make all the needed deposits on time. 

Please note that our guidelines are to ensure the animals wellbeing.