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Offline emilyjw

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If you are interested in any animals on our website, please read this section to find out more about our adoption procedures.

Our main concern is the welfare of the animals - it is important that we match up the right one with the right person/family. Completing the adoption application form will help us get a better understanding of your current situation so please give us as much information as possible.

As a general rule:

* We don't home to families with children under 5 years old.   We are sometimes able to make an exception to this if the dog has come to us as a hand-in and we have full history.
* All resident other pets must be neutered and vaccinated, unless there is a medical reason not to do so.  If this is the case we will require written confirmation from your vet.
* Those renting need to provide a letter from the landlord.
* Dogs should generally not be left alone for more than 4 hours in total per day on a regular basis.  For puppies it is 2 hours.

These are all guidelines and if there are some exceptional homes who don't quite tick the boxes we will consider them on an individual basis.  We will never consider rehoming a rescue dog to a home that breeds or plans on breeding dogs.

It is a condition of adoption that our rescue dogs must live as part of the family and should not live outdoors and we insist that only positive reward based training methods must be used.

In some cases we may suggest or insist that dog owners undertake training classes, especially in the case of puppies or adult dogs who we have identified as needing ongoing training.

If you adopt a puppy it is part of the adoption agreement that you have them neutered at six months old at your own expense.   We will ask you to sign a legally binding document that you will adhere to this condition and if your own vet doesn't wish to neuter at 6 months for any reason we will require the pup to be brought back to one of the Four Paws vets who will carry out the operation.  If there is a genuine medical reason it can't happen we will want written confirmation from your vet.

You will also need to be able to come and meet your dog initially and then collect your dog if your application/homecheck is successful - we do not deliver dogs to your home.

We do not hold dogs to cover holidays etc once a successful homecheck has been carried out.  One all formalities are complete we will expect you to collect your dog within 1/2 days.

All adoptions are subject to a satisfactory home check. For a dog the minimum donation is £165 and £55 for a cat or kitten. 

You will be required to bring a collar and ID tag with you when you collect your chosen dog.  THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT.

Complete the adoption application form

If you would like more information about our rescue dogs or wish to offer a loving home to a dog in need please email enquiries@fourpawsanimalrescue.org.uk. All adoptions are subject to a satisfactory home check and a minimum donation.


Your personal data will only be used in connection with your application/adoption.  Four Paws will never pass your information to any third party not connected to the process and the details will not be used for marketing purposes.  If you are successful in adopting a dog from us we will hold your details on file for the lifetime of the dog and by completing our Adoption Agreement you agree to this.   

If you are unsuccessful but meet our criteria we will hold your details on file for 3 months in case you wish to switch to another dog.  If you would prefer us not to do that please email us - enquiries@fourpawsanimalrescue.org.uk - and we will remove your data from our systems.  All data is password protected and only accessed by relevant members of the Four Paws team.
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