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Dog Adoption Prices

Type of Price
Puppies & Adults£165
Over 10 yearsDiscretionary donation

Adoption Fee Includes:

  • initial course of standard vaccinations
  • up to date worm and flea treatment
  • micro-chipping
  • neutering
  • identity disc
  • four weeks free insurance with Pet Plan
  • an information book
  • fourteen days cover for signs of ill health

Methods of Payment

Payments can be made by cash or any major credit or debit card.

Viewing the Dogs

  • The shelter is open from 12.30 to 3.30 every day for viewing (no appointment necessary).
  • Each kennel will have brief details about the dog such as its suitability with other animals and the age of children we recommend it to be re-homed with.
  • Certain dogs may have a card stating "Not for Adoption"; the staff will not be able to discuss any details or potential adoption about these dogs with you.

The Procedure

  • The first step in adopting a dog is to complete an adoption questionnaire.  This will help us match you with the most suitable dog.
  • Both your family and the dogs will each have particular needs, depending on age, lifestyle and experience.  Our aim is to ensure that every adoption is successful.  Following a brief interview you will be directed towards suitable dogs.
  • We will also need to see proof of address (such as a driving licence or household bill).
  • If your chosen dog appears to be a good match, an Animal Care Assistant will then introduce you.
  • We request that all members of the household meet the dog before placing a deposit down to ensure everybody is happy (including the dog) and that nobody develops an allergic reaction to the dog (as this can be a common problem). 

  • If you live in rented accommodation we require permission in writing that you are allowed a dog in the property.

  • If you currently own a dog and are wanting to adopt another it is important that they meet to ensure they get along.

Reserving a Dog

  • Once all of the above criteria has been met you will be asked to pay a £50 deposit to place a reserve on the dog.
  • We can then organise a home-visit.  Please be aware that our home-visitors are volunteers and therefore carry out the visits in their spare time, we normally say to allow one week for this to take place however in some cases it can take a little longer.
  • We encourage you to visit your new dog while it is on reserve and you are waiting for a home visit to take place.

The Home Visit

  • A volunteer Home Visitor will contact you to make arrangements for a visit to check your facilities and give you any further advice you may need.
  • The Home Visitor will contact us with a result and you will then be telephoned to arrange collection.
  • We request that this is done as soon as conveniently possible (i.e. 2 or 3 days) as we have other dogs waiting to take its place.

Collecting Your New Dog

  • Collection of animals is by appointment only.  Please do not attempt to collect without first making arrangements with the Shelter.
  • All dogs are micro-chipped before adoption.  An identity disc will be prepared free of charge.  All dogs must leave with a collar and lead for their own safety (it is a legal requirement for dogs to wear a collar with an ID disc).
  • The remainder of the adoption fee is due when you collect.
  • Finally, we retain the legal ownership of animals adopted from us.  We reserve the right to check on their welfare for the rest of their lives.  If we have any cause for concern relating to their welfare, or if the adoption conditions are contravened, we are then able to reclaim them.