All potential adopters are required to complete an adoption application, this can be done online. Form is below keep reading and scrolling down
Once all application are checked, 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 this is now being done via wattsapp 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 members. While this is a great thing for rescues we do understand it can be frustrating for adopters. Please be patient and keep in mind 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 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 us keeping in contact when required is normally via phone or email.
The pets 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 behavourist and we have Melissa Aspin on our team. contact information will be supplied and we ask you reach out to us
earlier if you have any concerns.
We also offer support group once adopted, this gives new adopters the chance to chat away to other adopters and seek advice and support ........ we are always a phone call away!
DOG INFORMATION AND FEES
All our animals have been fully vetted. This includes microchipped, deworming and all core vaccines for all ages. Dogs more than 6 months old will also be spayed/neutered. They will also currently be on and flea/tick preventative.
Our Adoption Fee is £350.00 [as from 01.07.2020]
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. 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 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 runs around £190.00 - £245.00
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 any animal may act differently in a given situation, but we will give you our most honest assessment of each dog’s personality observed while in our care.
Ready to Adopt? please carry on reading
The 3 Days, 3 Weeks,
3 Month Rule
In the first 3 days,
your new dog will be overwhelmed with his new surroundings. He will not be comfortable enough to be himself. Don’t be alarmed if he doesn’t want to eat for the first couple of days, many dogs don’t eat when they are stressed. He may shut down and want to curl up in his crate or under the table. He may be scared and unsure what is going on. Or he may be the opposite and test you to see what he can get away with, kind of like a teenager.
After 3 weeks,
he’s starting to settle in, feeling more comfortable, and realizing this really may be his forever home. He has figured out his environment and getting into the routine that you have set. He lets his guard down and may start showing his real personality. Behaviour issues may start showing, this is your time to be a strong pack leader and show him what is right and wrong.
After 3 months,
your dog is now completely comfortable in his home. You have built trust and a true bond with your dog, which gives him a complete sense of security with you. He is set in his routine and will come to expect his dinner at his usual time.