Forest Dog Rescue - Because all dogs deserve a second chance
Adoption Policy

If you are considering adopting a dog from Forest Dog Rescue please review the following information about our expectations of adopters:


  1. You will not part with possession of the dog except to return it to our rescue centre by prior arrangement if for any reason you are unable to keep the dog. 
  2. You will maintain the dog in proper quarters; the dog will not be chained.
  3. If the dog should appear to be ill or injured you will seek the advice of a qualified veterinary surgeon.  You will also understand the importance of vaccinations.
  4. Under no circumstances will the dog be used for breeding purposes.  All our rescue dogs are neutered; where they are too young to be neutered prior to re-homing, we will follow up with the new owners to check this is done within an agreed period.
  5. As required by law, you will ensure that your name, address or phone number is attached to the dog's collar.
  6. You will notify the police, local council and Forest Dog Rescue within 24 hours should the dog become lost or is missing.
  7. You will allow any authorised representative from Forest Dog Rescue, at any reasonable time, access to inspect the dog and its living quarters.  If conditions are unsatisfactory, Forest Dog Rescue reserve the right to reclaim the dog.
  8. You understand that the dog is not sold to you; but you will agree to a minimum donation towards kennelling and veterinary surgeon's fees. Should you have to return the dog to Forest Dog Rescue within 2 weeks, you will be entitled to the return of 50% of the agreed donation, none thereafter.
  9. You understand that the dog is micro-chipped and registered at PetLog in the name of Forest Dog Rescue.  You are not permitted to transfer the dog into your own name.  After a period of 1 month of the dog being in your possession, Forest Dog Rescue will, at your request, add your contact details to the PetLog database as an alternative contact should the dog go missing.  Forest Dog Rescue operate a 24 hour phone line and it is our concern to ensure the dog's swift recovery in those circumstances.
  10. You understand that Forest Dog Rescue will endeavour to provide as much information about the dog as possible.  Rescue dogs may be unpredictable and no liability will be accepted by Forest Dog Rescue for any consequences resulting from events attributable to the failure to give information or the transmission of incorrect information regarding the dog.
  11. You understand that the dog may be incubating disease not obvious at the time of adoption, which may become clinical later, and that no liability is accepted for this event by Forest Dog Rescue.  However we will endeavour to give our support. Forest Dog Rescue regard the neutering of any adopted dog as vital both in terms of health of the individual dog and in the avoidance of unwanted litters. This policy is costly and considerable drain on the Charity, we would therefore request wherever possible a contribution towards neutering is made by the adoptive owner.
  12. Forest Dog Rescue will not rehome dogs that have come to us with no known prior history to families with children aged 5 years or under.





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