What is required to get these dogs to the UK?
A huge amount of effort. The process is described in more detail below. Please think very carefully before committing to adoption. Our time is voluntary, and we really care about spending it finding these dogs a forever home - thank you.
We have all our dogs microchipped - for pet travel and identification. We also have them spayed or neutered if they are over 9 months old. If you are adopting a younger puppy, you will be required to have this done once they are old enough.
The following vaccinations are preformed on our dogs in preparation for travel:
Worm and flea prevention treatment
If the dog is over 1 years of age we will also carry out a Snap4DX test
Our dogs are issued with their own passports so that they can be traced via Defra and transport booked can be booked to bring these pets into the UK.
Upon adoption, your trace paperwork and the dog's pet passport will be handed over to you along with you new arrival. Inside, you will find your dog's microchip number and we will register the microchip to you. This is done this way for two reasons.
The first being that if one of our dogs is ever lost there will be a way to trace and get them home. Secondly, it is also a legal requirement.
Our dogs travel directly to our shelter in the UK from Romania. They arrive in specially equipped vans that are certified suitable for type 2 authorised transport for dogs and cats.