Please be advised that completing the Adoption Application Form is not a guarantee of adoption and we reserve the right to refuse any adoption that we feel will not suit the dog’s requirements.
Adopters must be a minimum of 21 years of age. For senior adopters we may proceed on the understanding that a family member will take the dog if you become unable to care for it.
We aim to have your home check carried out by one of our volunteers as soon as possible after receiving your Adoption Application Form – ideally within 2 weeks.
We recommend that your dog is registered with a vet and visits them within 5 days of being homed for a health checkup.
All dogs are treated for parasitic infection before departure from Cyprus, but we recommend you take advice from your vet regarding treatment on arrival, as we cannot guarantee that the treatment administered upon departure will completely eradicate any parasitic infection.
All our dogs are blood tested for Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Anaplamosis and Leishmania (diseases common in Mediterranean countries) prior to travel. However in a small number of cases it is possible for a disease to remain dormant for several years with no clinical signs or symptoms. For example, stress factors can cause Leishmania to become active but dogs who are quickly diagnosed can be treated effectively and live a happy life, with daily medication.
We also request that should your dog become ill that you contact us. We are always here to support you and our team and our Cyprus vets can often recognise the signs and symptoms of Mediterranean diseases much quicker than some UK vets as they have more experience of them. This can help a quick diagnosis and speedy recovery. We do everything reasonably practicable to ensure the health of your dog. However, as a living being we are unable to guarantee the health of your dog. If your animal becomes ill, you must be financially and emotionally prepared to treat your dog at your own expense.
Most of our rescue dogs are neutered/spayed before flying, but on the occasion that they are too young for surgery, it is a compulsory condition of your adoption that at your expense you commit to neuter or spay your puppy once they are old enough and provide a vet’s written confirmation that this has been undertaken. Failure to comply may result in Saving Souls removing the dog from your care. This will be part of our followup checks. Puppies under the age of 8-12 months and subject to development, may not be neutered/spayed before travel, and we will advise on an individual basis.
We will stay in touch with you, and retain the right to also carry out a further visit to your home after the dog is placed, as a follow up check. We request that you keep us updated with any change to your contact details, including change of address. Saving Souls Animal Rescue have the right to remove the dog from your care if your circumstances have changed to the degree that they no longer meet our rehoming criteria and, as such, would fail any future follow up home checks.
We CANNOT guarantee either the age, or the breed (or breeds), of a dog.
All our dogs are microchipped prior to travel, and are registered for their safety at the point of entry to the UK. It is a legal requirement that you update the registration with your own details, and keep it up-to-date, by completing our Microchip Registration form and returning it to us by following the instruction on the form included with this pack. The cost is £20.00 and form and payment must be submitted within 14 days of arrival. Failure to comply may result in Saving Souls Animal Rescue removing the dog from your care.
Please ensure you have your dog fully covered by pet insurance. Should you choose not to take out pet insurance, it is a condition of adoption, that any future medical needs will not be restricted in any way due to personal finances. Failure to comply may result in Saving Souls Animal Rescue removing the dog from your care.
We want your dog to settle in to your home, but some do take longer than others, so please be patient. We do not want dogs returned within a few days of adoption. You will not see the true character for possibly weeks to several months. Your dog needs time to get to know you and your home.
The Adopter agrees to comply with all relevant regulations, legislation and laws concerning the welfare, control, responsible ownership and protection of animals including without limitation the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and Codes of Practice issued in England and Wales under the 2006 Act and to ensure that anyone with the temporary care of the animal also complies. This means providing for the animal’s health and wellbeing, and taking measures to ensure that the animal’s health is maintained, he/she is properly housed, fed, watered, socialised and exercised and receives appropriate veterinary care, including vaccination, regular worming and flea treatment. The Adopter accepts that Saving Souls Animal Rescue makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, about the dog’s temperament and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused by the dog.
Return of Dog:
We MUST be informed at any time of a change in circumstances and the dog returned to one of our volunteers where required. Our dog must never be handed over to any other UK Rescue. We always accept the return of our dogs and will endeavor to rehome them accordingly.
Unless we consider that the dog has been maltreated, we offer a refund policy in the unlikely event that you need to return the dog. We will rebate up to £125 of your adoption fee during the first 2 months, £50 after 2-4 months and £25 thereafter (subject to the dog being returned to one of our foster homes once space is available and being adopted again).