Dog Adoption ProcessTopcat2021-11-28T12:05:02+00:00
Adopting a Dog or Puppy – The Process
You can view all the dogs and puppies that are in need of a new home here on our website. We’ll first ask you to read our dog care information and then fill out our dog adoption questionnaire below.
Once we’ve received your form and assessed your home’s suitability for the dog in question, we’ll arrange a home visit. This is to make sure your new pet has an environment with everything it needs and to make sure that the animal you are interested in is right for your whole family and lifestyle. It is also an opportunity to offer you further information on how to care for your animals, from vaccinations to diet, and for you to ask any questions you might have.
Once your home visit has been successful, we will give you the details of the fosterer, so you can arrange a convenient time to meet your potential new family member. All family members, including any dogs, will need to be at this meeting.
To go ahead with the adoption, you will need to complete and sign our adoption form and leave the minimum donation for your new companion(s) with the fosterer.
£350 for dogs under 5 years old – will be chipped, neutered and vaccinated
£500 for puppies under 6 months – we cover chip, vaccines and offer low cost neuter
We assess older dogs individually and ask between £150 and £350 – will be chipped, neutered and vaccinated
A.R.C. covers Richmond Upon Thames, SW London and Surrey areas and home visits are carried out as part of the adoption process. However, we understand that good homes are not always found nearby and so homes outside of our area will be considered if a full veterinary reference can be provided, along with photos of your home and garden.
We’re looking for dedicated homes, where a dog will not be left alone for more than 5 hours on a regular basis. Also, a home with a secure garden and proximity to open spaces for walking.