Adopting from Sadies in Romania
So.... you're thinking of adopting one of our rescue pooches. Thank you!!
Here's how the process works.
Maybe you've seen a dog that you like the look of or maybe you just want to get the ball rolling so that you're good to go when you see one that steals your heart..
Fill in an adoption form, which can be found here www.sadiesstraydogrescue.com/adoption-form.html
If you've seen a dog that you like the look of please state their name on your form.
Getting it right-
Sadies will assess your form and be in touch, if suitable will arrange for a home check to be done.
Which one to pick-
Once your home check is approved you are all set to go. You are able to arrange to meet any of our dogs that are already in U.K. foster homes or adopt one that is in our care but still waiting for their golden ticket in Romania.
You've chosen the one for you and we've agreed that he or she is suitable for your family/lifestyle.
Adoption donation applies of £400 once paid your pooch is now reserved to you.
From A to B-
If the dog is in UK, collection can be arranged.
If the dog is in Romania, we will confirm when the dog is ready to travel and next available transport dates.
If your dog is travelling from Romania, he or she by law must do 2 days quarantine at one of the registered kennels that we use in the UK. Your address is taken into account and the dog will go to the nearest kennels that we use in relation to where you live.
The exciting part -
A collection time is arranged for when you can collect your new family member.
Live happily ever after-
Sadies are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have or give advice and help when needed.
Q. What is included in the adoption donation of £400.
A. Your dog/puppy will be vaccinated to date including Kennel cough vaccine, wormed and de-flead, microchipped, have a passport and will be delivered to the U.K.
If old enough.. usually over 6 months old the dog will be spayed or neutered.
If you're adopting a younger puppy then you must agree to having him or her spayed/ neutered at your own cost once old enough.
Q. Do I have to organise the transport myself from Romania to U.K.?
A. No. This is something we do and the cost is included in the adoption donation.
We use a professional and qualified pet transport company who delivers your dog to the UK. Please read step 6.
Q. How old do puppy's have to be to travel?
A. By law the earliest a puppy can travel is at the age of 3 months and 21 days.. so say 4 months old.
A. Our dogs that are already in U.K. foster homes have been introduced to living in a home and therefore normally house trained, however moving home can be very stressful for any dog so accidents can happen.
The dogs still living in Romania are most probably not used to living in a home yet, however don't be put off. On the whole they want to do their toiletries outside and time and time again we hear from our fosterers and adopters that their dogs are very clean.
Puppies will be puppies where ever they are from and house training these little ones goes without saying.
Q. What about Rabies?
A. By law all of the dogs have a vaccination against rabies and must wait 21 days after having the vaccine before they can travel to the U.K.
Q. Has the dog been checked over by a vet.
A. All of our dogs visit the vet regularly for vaccinations and check ups.
By law each dog must pass a vet check stating 'fit to travel' the day before they are due to leave to the U.K
As standard they are also wormed and treated for fleas the day before departure.