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Adoption terms & conditions

1. .Adoption fees are non-refundable and is payable on the day of the adoption. This is not payment for the pet but to go towards funding to help other pets needing my help. My minimum donation is £150 some dogs may be more depending on breed, size and age..

2.The need for insurance is essential as the rescue will not be held responsible for vet’s bills.

3.If the potential adopters want a dog to live outside, it can only be a dog that is already used to living outside. 4.I

 I do not re-home dogs to be used for guarding, breeding or anything other than as a family pet.

5. I do not place dogs in a family home where they will be left for longer than 4 hours a day at any one time. 6.The new adopter must agree to have the pet either neutered or spayed within 3 months if the pet, for medical or age reasons has not been neutered or spayed yet.

7.New adopter must also agree that I can keep in touch for the rest of the pets life. A follow up visit may be arranged.

8.I do not normally re-home dogs to people who have 3 or more dogs.

9.If there are already dogs (or other pets of the same species as the adopted pet) they must be neutered or spayed.

10.If the new adopter already has a dog, I will only usually give them a dog of the opposite sex.

11.New adopters are not allowed to re-home the pet themselves; the pet must come back to Leicestershire Dogs

12.New adopters must advise me immediately of any change in circumstances which would mean that the pet is not getting the attention etc, that the pet deserves.

13.If everything goes well at the Home Check and you are able to adopt a pet through me , you must be aware that you cannot at any time part with that pet for any reason, unless he/she comes back to Leicestershire Dogs

14. At the time of adoption, there is a donation expected to be paid for each pet. This goes towards the ever growing vet and fostering costs and is not a payment for for the dog, nor a purchase of the adopted pet. This donation is non-refundable.

ADOPTION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

If you happen to be interested in adopting a dog which is being re-homed from home/on- line we would like to point out the adoption process will be slightly different, first and foremost you will need to complete and submit an on-line adoption form as standard, I will require 2 x references one of which must be professional. Once I have received the form I will establish if I can pay you a visit at your premises as to carry out a vetting. Once I am happy I will then proceed to let you visit the dog in it's home. If the owner is happy with you/your family you should then contact me to  pay the adpoption fee via my bank account or on the payment page which will go towards helping other pets in need. Once I have received the donation and it shows up on my system I will then give you the OK to go back and pick the dog up where you will be able to make arrangements to keep in touch with the owner if you choose to..

Adoption fee must be paid by new owner either via instant bank transfer which shows straight away or cash before they can take the dog home. Please do not let your dog go without the OK from me as to the adoption fee being paid. There is no charge to you the owner unless it's a hard to re-home dog i.e Staff / Bull breed or a dog with issues as stated in section 6 of my terms and conditions.

This only applies to who have there dog at home being re-homed by me

Looking for a dog?

If you are looking for a new pet, please remember that their future health and happiness is in your hands.​ They will look to you for love, care and attention every day for many years to come. Please be sure you can provide this. We can help! but first we need you to help us to help you by providing the information we require below

Neutering and castration information!

Please note not all the dogs we put up for adoption will be spayed/neutered due to lack of funds. However, Most are normally already done and some come Micro chipped, Vaccinated, flea treated and wormed. On the point of adoption we will discus ways of getting your new pet neutered/castrated, micro chipped, and vaccinated if required. All clients must agree to carry out doctoring on any adopted dogs that has not been done.

Adoption criteria

All potential adopters must have a secured garden, Must not have been banned from keeping animals, Must live in a house/ground floor premises with secured yard or garden. Must have experience in caring for a dog, Must be willing to be vetted, Must not have a dog that is aggressive to other pets, Must agree to bring the dog back to Leics Dogs if things don't work out and need to re-home it, Must agree to our terms and conditions regarding neutering and castration..   

Adopting a dog

  • We know moving can be stressful — and your new dog feels the same way! Give it time to acclimate to your home and family members  before introducing it  to strangers. Make sure children know how to approach the dog without overwhelming him. We highly recommenced all prospects watch our videos if you have kids an or other pets.
  • When you pick up your dog we will tell you when and what  it was fed. Replicate that schedule for at least 2 days to avoid gastric problems. If you wish to switch to a different brand, do so over a period of a week by adding one part new food to three parts of the old for several days; then switch to half new food, half old, and then 1 part old to three parts new. 
  • On the way home, your dog should be safely secured, preferably in a crate. Some dogs find car trips stressful, so having him in a safe place will make the trip home easier on him and you. 

All dogs adopted come with 4 weeks free pet insurance!

Owning a pet is both fun and rewarding but if your pet suffers an illness or injury it can also be expensive. Pet insurance can help you cover the cost of unexpected treatment and give your pet the best possible care.

Petplan is the UKs favourite pet insurance provider and 90% of our customers renew their policy each year. Why not take advantage of our 4 weeks' free insurance offer providing your pet with immediate cover for injury, with illness cover starting 14 days later. It's reassuring to know your pet has some veterinary fee cover in place... Just in case!

To activate cover for your dog simply call the number below!

Tel: 0800 197 2597 and quote ref: 1300055223

URGENT FOSTER HOMES NEEDED

Help make a difference. Please help us by looking after a dog in your home until we can re-home it. This would normally take between three days to a week, IF you are interested please contact us to arrange a home visit, we would really appreciate your help and support. Thank you for reading, look forward to hearing from you. Or you can contact us via our contact page to go in to more details or call us on 0333 335 0481

Secure a dog

Holding deposits are non-refundable

At Leics Dogs we have a system in place which allows you to secure a dog you would like to adopt / secure. If for example you live quite far away and need time to get to us for a dog you want or just don't have all the funds until such time. We are willing to hold a dog for a day or two with a non-returnable deposit of £50.00. However you can pay for the the dog out right but we would expect you to pick it up within 24 hours. Any time over that period we would then have to charge you £10.00 a day for board and food to where the dog is kept. For more information on securing or paying for a dog on line feel free to contact us.

Long distance pet transportation

We now operate a pet transportation service for clients, general public or trade. No job too far. The comfort and safety of your dog is paramount to us, We have a network of honest and reliable drivers on stand by ready to be at your service. Example: If you want to buy a dog or cat on line from a breeder , private seller or adopt a dog from us but need it delivered or picked up and dropped off to your chosen destination we can do that for you all we ask is you pay all costs upfront as standard.

Returning a dog

We have been re-homing dogs for the last 15 years and have and have never had any more than three dogs returned or decided to take it back for one reason or another, we strongly recommend prospects to watch our videos before completing an adoption form as not everyone has experience or the knowledge that is required to keep a dog, for example if you handle a dog in the wrong way you are more likely to get negative results such as aggression under no circumstances we will refund a donation on a client wanting to return a dog or for us to pick it up from a distance away as it all cost money. Therefore please read these videos below before you adopt a dog from us as no rescue in the country will refund a donation fee and we as a small charity stick to the same policies. However if we decide to take a dog back you will need to return it to us as if we have to collect it cost for pick up may be charged unless you bring it half of the way. you can complete the return form below on returning a pet.