The Adoption ProcessThank you for considering a beautiful rescue animal to become the newest member of your household.
receiving adoption applications for animals, our main focus is ensuring
the needs of the animal are met and will suit the household that’s
applying for adoption.
the welfare of the animal is our number one priority and this means
finding a forever home so that the animal will be able to live the rest
of its life loved, healthy, happy and safe.
may apply for a specific animal at the beginning of the process, but
may find that others are recommended as our carers know the animal’s
best and you may find an animal more suited to your lifestyle and
pride ourselves on responsible re-homing practices, which means that
every pet re-homed through SA Dog Rescue is de-sexed upon adoption (or
shortly thereafter with a de-sexing contract if it cannot be done for
any reason i.e. age, health etc). Prior to adoption the animal will also
be micro-chipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated which is what the
adoption fee is charged to cover. Although, many pets come into our
care with major health problems, and we will always rally to raise funds
to make sure they receive this medical attention. After adoption,
ongoing vaccination, flea treatment and vet care costs will be
responsibility of the adopter.
animals are vet checked and we make every effort to ensure they are in good health at the time of adoption, but can offer no guarantees
as to their condition long term.
also offer a two-week trial for every dog adopted, which is offered as a
valuable opportunity to allow the dog to settle in its new home, and
especially important if the dog is joining a family with existing pets.
It is recommended that a full veterinary check is done during this
perform yard checks for each prospective home, which is designed to
ensure the yard is suitable, safe and secure for the type of dog being
considered. The needs of both the prospective owner and the dog are
must be confident of potential adoptees intentions and that they have
sufficient experience to care for an animal. We conduct yard checks
for the purpose of ensuring the yard is secure and safe and suitable
for the type of dog a potential adopter is interested in. If during the
process of checking a prospective adopter's yard it is found not
suitable (eg. insufficient or low/unstable fencing), we are happy to
work with applicants to address the issues.
adoption fee is paid prior to the trial and is fully refundable less a
$50.00 Administration Fee if the trial is not a success for any reason.
Before adopting consider the following:
- A pet is a long commitment. In some cases15-20 years... Have you really thought about it?
- Will the pet be left on its own all day?
- Do you have time to spend with your pet?
- Will you have the patience to educate and train your pet?
- Will you walk the dog even in bad weather?
- Will you get annoyed when the pet steps into your house or car with dirty feet or covers your clothing or furniture with fur?
- Can anyone take care of your pet when you go on holidays or are ill?
- Can you meet unexpected vet bills?
about adopting complete the "Cat
or Dog Adoption Enquiry" Form by clicking >here<
Why do we go to great lengths to find the right home?
want to find the most loving and suitable forever homes for these
gorgeous animals that we consider our own so that
they may never be abandoned or mistreated again..
The kindness one does for an animal may not change the world... but it will change the world for that one animal.