Rehoming Policy

Please read this information before applying

In order for us to find the best home for our poundies and in turn your pawfect forever friend, we have put together the following policies:

 

General

  • The majority of our dogs are unclaimed strays. All dogs are assessed before adoption but due to the fact we will have very little information on their history, we cannot guarantee their health or behaviour.

  • Dogs will have a health check and be neutered/spayed before adoption.

  • All dogs will be micro-chipped.

  • No dog will be rehomed to anybody under 18.

  • No dog will be rehomed whereby a person in the household is banned from keeping animals or has been convicted of animal cruelty.

  • No dog will be rehomed without taking reasonable steps to ensure they are suitable for you and you are suitable for them, home checks are carried out and references may be asked for.

  • Once you have passed your home check, you will be asked to attend a meet and greet. This must include the whole household and may need more than one meet if you already have pets.

  • We do not rehome any dog for any reason than a family pet. The dogs must not be used for hunting, fighting, guarding or any other purpose than can cause distress to the dog, people or other animals.

  • Dogs must not be left alone for any more than 5 hours at a time.

  • We do NOT rehome where the dog will be kept or left outside.

  • All resident dogs must be neutered or spayed. Concessions can be made for medical reasons.

  • Under no circumstances are you allowed to rehome or sell your adopted dog. In the event that you can no longer keep your pet, they MUST BE RETURNED to West Wales Poundies Dog Rescue.

 

Puppies:

  • All Puppies will go out on a neutering contract where the new owner must agree to neuter at their own cost on the date stated on the adoption form. Proof of this from the vet must be sent to West Wales Poundies  

 

Location

  • Unless there are special circumstances, we do not tend to rehome outside of Wales. No dogs will be rehomed outside of the UK.

 

Accommodation: 

  • If you live in rented accommodation, we require proof from the landlord that you have permission to keep pets. 

  • We do not rehome dogs to potential adopters who have communal gardens or who live in upstairs flats.

  • You must have a secure garden with boundaries of at least 5 foot. Allowances can be made for toy breeds or elderly dogs.