Adoption Enquiry Application

APPLICATION PROCESS

All potential adopters are required to complete an adoption application, this can be done online. The form is below, please keep reading and scrolling down. 

Once all applications are reviewed, we will get in touch with you to schedule a phone interview to go over your application and our adoption procedures. You may be contacted via email, so please keep an eye on your inbox, junk, and spam folders. Please know that we will reach out to you as soon as possible, but it can take up to 7 days depending on the volume of applications we are receiving. Please be patient with us.

After the phone interview, we will set up a time for one of our volunteers to conduct a home visit. This is to ensure that your home is a safe environment for a dog and is the final step in the approval process. (Due to COVID-19 this is now being done via WhatsApp video so please be ready with this).  We need to see your front of house leading up to door through downstairs and into garden please go slowly and show full fencing from bottom up if you have hedges we need to know there are no gaps behind these and will ask for confirmation.

Once your application is approved, you are ready to meet your new fur baby! [Travel dates to be confirmed]  Because we want each dog to go to the right forever home, it is not guaranteed that you will be approved for the dog for which you applied. In this case, we will work with you so that the right match is made for everyone involved. No Boundaries Rescue spends a lot of time getting to know each dog so they can be placed with a family they are appropriate for as well as a family that is appropriate for them.

At times there will be a waiting list for a new furry family member. While this is a great thing for rescues, we do understand it can be frustrating for adopters. Please be patient and keep in mind that we work very hard to save the lives of these precious souls and with your help we can give so many a second chance at life.

Please note: Our dogs are meant to be inside pets and members of the family. 

Our Terms and Conditions 

The need for insurance is essential as the Rescue will not be held responsible for vet bills. We will not place a dog in a home where the dog will be left for more than 4 hours a day! New owners also agree to keeping in contact with us when required - this is normally via phone or email. 

The pet's microchip is registered by us so you do not need to worry about this part. It is also understood that if your dog needs help with any behavioural issues that you will seek the help of a behaviourist. We have Melissa Aspin on our team, her contact information will be supplied and we ask you to reach out early if you have any concerns.

 

We also ask you to join a support group once you have adopted - this gives new adopters the chance to chat away to other adopters and seek advice and support ........ we are always only a phone call away!

DOG INFORMATION AND FEES

All our animals have been fully vetted. This includes microchipping, deworming and all core vaccines for all ages. Dogs more than 6 months old will also be spayed/neutered. They will also current on and flea/tick preventative.

  • Our Adoption Fee is £500.00 as from 01.02.2021 - costs have gone up significantly as a result of Brexit and this is reflected in our current fee.

 

ADOPTION FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE!

Puppies less than 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. That will be the responsibility of the adopter. We require that a copy of the spay/neuter certificate be emailed or mailed to us.

Some ask why our adoption fee is so high, when actually the adoption fee rarely covers the amount we spend on each dog. To give you an idea of what the rescue pays for, here is what we do for each dog we rescue:

  • Their first veterinarian visit, which includes a physical exam, spay/neuter, vaccinations, worming, heartworm test if over a year old, and any other treatment the dog may require. This usually runs between £90-£150.00

  • There are sometimes additional costs and veterinarian visits required if the dog has any injuries or medical issues. When dogs test positive for heartworms, which are not uncommon, we also have the cost of heartworm treatment, which varies depending on the severity of the heartworms and where they are treated.

  • Then there is the cost of transport which now runs at £200 plus.

  • There is also the cost of dog food, heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, etc.


Not to mention the time we invest in each dog so that they will make great additions to each adoptive family. Each dog is evaluated to determine the personality they have and whether or not they would be good around children, cats, and other dogs. We do not give any guarantee, as each animal may act differently in a given situation, but we will give you our most honest assessment of each dog’s personality which we have observed while in our care.

Ready to Adopt? Please carry on - the application is below.  PLEASE provide as much information as possible.  We receive a lot of enquiries and the more information you can provide, the better the chance of your being shortlisted:

Please be aware and understand that RESCUE Dogs do not come ready made. They take time and commitment to settle down in new family home this can be weeks or months. They need to make a big adjustment and we ask you to seriously consider this before applying !!!

DISCLAIMER 

We take every precaution to ensure the dogs travel to us in good health but every dog has potential to become ill and we urge that potential adopters take out their own insurance as soon as possible. 

We will provide you with PetPlan Insurance which will offer your pet 4 weeks free insurance. This will need to be activated by adopter.  

Data Protection :

This form will be used and shared only with admin working on behalf of No Boundaries Dog Rescue the information disclosed will not be shared by or disclosed to anyone else and is used only for the purpose of home checking and obtaining relevant information to confirm suitability to adopt a dog through us.

If you are not successful your enquiry and all data will be removed from our database.

Please note that as we use Facebook for promoting our success stories we will upload photos we take of the adopter unless we are told by the adopter that this is not permissible. If we are not told otherwise, it is assumed that this is acceptable to do so. 

We will not disclose, share any of an adopter's personal information or emails or address and is used and stored for life of the dog you have adopted 

We hold a full data protection document which is available upon request.

Application to Adopt a Dog 

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What activity/energy levels do you feel you can cope with? (select all that apply)
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Rescue dogs (like any dogs) can exhibit a range of behaviours including chewing, jumping, lead agression, fear of men, fear of children, growling, barking, food/toy aggression, separation anxiety. They can also require special diets, long term medication. They can also develop skin conditions, car sickness - all which typically pass with time and training. Please do not continue with this application unless you are prepared to show the commitment needed to overcome these challenges.

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