FUREVER FRIENDS ANIMAL RESCUE UK
ADOPTION PROCESS INFORMATION
ADOPTION PROCESS INFORMATION
Thank you for considering adopting from Furever Friends Animal Rescue U.K.
Please read the information below in full before proceeding with an application.
DOG AND CAT ADOPTION FEES
We are a Non-Profit organisation.
Our rescue Dogs are £370 (U.K. and Romanian) and Dogs from Greece are £425 due to increased transport costs by ferry. Cats are £200.
These fees we cover transport to the U.K, vet treatment, preparation, vaccinations, microchipping, Romanian foster care, flea, worm and neutering, providing they are old enough before coming to the UK. If they are not old enough before travel the adopter will need to arrange for the dog/cat to be neutered at their own expense. We will require you to provide evidence that this has been completed.
All dogs/cats go through a vet check to ensure they are fit to travel and payment must be made in full before the transport is arranged. The exception to this is when the dog or cat is already in a UK foster home.
If you see a dog/cat you like, you can reserve them for £75 for a dog or £35 for a cat. This is then deducted from the total adoption fee.
Please note home checks are FREE.
Payment can be made via PayPal using our donation page on our website. Please choose the friends & family option to avoid fees being deducted.
CAT ADOPTION PROCESS
Furever Friends re-home dogs and cats from the EU, mainly Romania, Greece and the UK. Dogs and cats are typically abandoned pets, strays or born at our rescuers homes. The dogs/cats are thoroughly assessed with the foster or rescuer so that they can be accurately placed in the correct home environment.
We use Facebook group chats to communicate throughout the adoption process. These will include you (the potential adopter or Facebook-savvy friend/family member of the potential adopter), the admin team and the animals rescuer.
If you are certain you wish to adopt a dog/cat from us but you don't have your eye on a particular one yet, we can start with a home check. Once you have passed this stage you're ready to move straight to the rest of the adoption process once a suitable dog or cat becomes available.
CHOOSING A PET
All of our available animals can be found on our Facebook page and our website. Please be aware that we may not be able to give you complete history on certain dogs or cats especially if they are older but we do assess them thoroughly.
THE HOME CHECK
Home checks are always free of charge.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID HOME CHECKS AT THIS TIME WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA VIDEO CALL AND WE WILL REQUIRE 2 COPIES OF ID AND PROOF OF ADDRESS. IE UTILITY BILL,GARDEN PHOTOS AND 2 REFERENCES. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN TO PHYSICAL HOME CHECKS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Once you have read this document and provided us with an application form. One of our admin team would be in contact with you to discuss further. All home checkers are volunteers. Once we have contacted someone suitable, normally within a few days, we will pass on your details and they will liaise with you to organise a convenient date and time for the home check to take place.
During the home check, the assessor will ensure that your house and garden is safe for a dog or cat and will ask you some simple questions about you and your household. The whole process is very simple and nothing at all to worry about. The assessor will then return the completed home check form to us so that we can decide if you have been successful.
Once we have passed your home check we would then call you and send adoption contract via email. This must be printed and signed, then scanned and emailed back to us at [email protected] Alternatively you can e-sign the document.
TRANSPORT AND COLLECTION
Your dog or cat will be collected from their wonderful rescuer and travel via road or ferry with an experienced transport team. We will keep you updated throughout their journey.
Due to the endless possibility of problems that may occur along the way that may delay their transit, we cannot guarantee what time your dog or cat will arrive in the UK. Typically, we find it is the evening/early morning two days following their departure from Romania. You will be added to the transport Facebook group so that we can keep you informed of their progress.
In order that the dogs and cats are unloaded from transportation as quickly as possible, we organise local meeting points for you to collect your dog/cat from or delivery to your home address depending on what transport we use. We aim to ensure that collection points are within an hour of your home postcode. Cats must be transported in a secure cat carrier when collected. Dogs transported using car restraints ie a crate or doggy seatbelt. You must have a slip lead when picking a dog from transport. Please note no slip lead no dog
DEFRA (Department Environment Food Rural Affairs) law states that a dog/cat must be kept in the same environment for 48 hours after their arrival in the UK. DEFRA has the right to visit the dog/cat at the address listed on Traces and check this rule has been adhered to.
We are aware that random checks on all animals that have been brought into the UK have been carried out. If this does occur please be assured this is nothing to worry about. DEFRA agents will ask to check the passport, microchip and vaccinations to ensure all procedures have been followed.
DOGS/CATS IN FOSTER
If you are interested in adopting a UK or Romanian cat that is already in foster in the UK, we will initially carry out a home check. Following a successful assessment you can then organise to meet the Dog/cat at the fosterer’s house. At this point, once you are happy with the dog/cat you have selected, you will be able to arrange payment of the adoption fees and sign the adoption agreement. You will be able to take your cat/dog home from there.
The microchip number of your adopted dog/cat must be changed to register you as the new owner. We will advise of how to do this in your chat, once you have your dog/cat You will not need a new microchip, we can re-register Romanian microchips with PETTrac.
The rescue strongly advises that all adopted dogs/cats are insured and after 14 days it is assumed that any medical conditions that occur are not pre-existing conditions. Any illness arising as a result of an accident that require veterinary treatment are the responsibility of the adopter. If the adopter does not insure their cat this is entirely their prerogative but at no point will Furever friends be liable for the cost of any veterinary treatment that may be required within the lifetime of the dog/cat
Despite your adoption, the cat remains the property of Furever friends animal Rescue and must not be sold on. If you are no longer able to look after your dog/cat it must be returned to us to find another suitable home. During your care, you are not permitted to euthanise the dog/cat, unless in an emergency situation. We will contact your vet to obtain details of the situation if we are informed dog/cat has been euthanised without our consent.
RESCUE BACK UP
Even after your adoption has taken place your group chat will remain open so that you will always have a direct line of contact with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if any problems arise. We will always be more than willing to give advice on training, behaviourists, vets and if needed we will always receive the dog/cat back in to rescue. There are no exceptions to this commitment.
We love seeing the dogs/cats settled into their new forever homes and we are always here for support and advice!
If you would like to register with us to adopt please click the apply link on our website.
By proceeding you are confirming that you have read our adoption process information and are happy with the charges involved.
Adoption Application Form
We politely request that you only complete the application form if you are committed and serious about adopting. As we are only a small rescue run by volunteers, we ask that you bare this in mind when contacting us. We will always endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible