DOG ADOPTION prides itself on ensuring all dogs are re-homed in the most appropriate homes possible.
DOG ADOPTION does not discriminate between age, temperament, size or breed and will also re-home dogs with health issues, disabilities and behavioural issues (as long as there is no risk to the public).
While we do re-home dogs from pounds our primary focus is to rescue unwanted and neglected dogs directly from the community. We also re-home dogs due to changing circumstances. Our aim is to reduce or avoid the protracted period of time dogs endure before they are eventually surrendered to shelters and pounds or simply abandoned.
Facts About DOG ADOPTION:
We are a foster care based rescue — meaning we do not use kennels except in emergencies and only for a short time.
DOG ADOPTION rescues dogs from pounds and also neglected dogs in the community before they get to the pound. We also offer a re-homing service.
Foster care is reserved strictly for dogs with no homes or proven welfare cases. Unfortunately we cannot offer free short term foster care for dog owners who are e.g. going on holiday, renovating etc…
Foster carers and applicants are screened via application forms, ID checks, reference checks and a house assessment.
DOG ADOPTION is not a radical group and acknowledges some dogs will need to be euthanised (e.g. aggression, as assessed by a qualified animal behaviouralist, or medical issues, as assessed by vets).
We seek advice from qualified specialists when necessary(e.g. behavioural problems, various vets).
As a minimum all our dogs will be vaccinated, micro chipped and sterilised as part of the re-homing process. At times this will need to be done after adoption — but DOG ADOPTION covers this cost.
1) Read the dog's profile
2) Complete the expression of Interest form
3) Speak to the carer and arrange a meeting
4) House assessment is completed
5) Adoption is completed with a minimum 2 week cooling off period (similar to a trial but with legal protection)
We strongly recommend you read the profile carefully where everything we know about the dog/s is outlined.
If you are interested in a dog we invite you to submit an application form so we can learn more about your circumstances. This is to ensure we match the right dog to the best home. (one form per family - not per dog) https://www.dogadoption.org.au/expression-of-interest---adoption.html
This is for the benefit of both the dog and the potential new owner/s. It also saves time and uses limited resources more effectively.
Once the essential criteria is confirmed we put you in touch with the carer for a more detailed chat with a view of meeting the dog/s.
If you decide to proceed with the adoption we make a time for a house check.
The adoption fee is then paid (there is a 2 week cooling off period.) Please note we offer a 2 week cooling off period but do not usually allow trials. See here for the difference https://www.dogadoption.org.au/can-my-dogs-new-owner-have-a-trial-period-before-deciding-to-adopt.html
Foster carers are also able to adopt foster dogs once approved.