Great news, you wish to adopt a dog !
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 :
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. This however does not apply to 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
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.
Unless there are special circumstances, we do not tend to rehome outside of Wales. No dogs will be rehomed outside of the UK.
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 preformed 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.
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.
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 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.
Ok so you are happy with our rehoming rules and wish to apply :)
Step 1 Please complete the online application form.
Step 2 Look out for an email to which you need to reply to confirm.
Step 3 You will receive a telephone call from one of our home checkers in your area. Please be patient with us as we are all volunteers but we will endeavour to carry this out as soon as possible , subject to lockdown restrictions.
Step 4 The home checker will take photos of your garden and ask you some questions regarding your application.
Step 5 The home checker will pass all the information to the trustees for a decision.
Step 6 Providing you have passed, you will be contacted by our adoptions coordinator who will discuss the dogs we have at that time to see who is suitable.
Step 7 You will be invited to meet the dog/dogs for a meet and greet.
Step 8 Providing all is well, you will be eligible to adopt :) Before you collect your new dog you will be asked to pay the adoption fee. £400 for puppies under 3months, £300 up to 1year and £250 for adult dogs. Please note that this is non refundable.
Step 9 You will be contacted following adoption to check all is ok .
Step 10 Please don't forget to keep us updated. We love to see pictures and write ups of our ex-poundies as it keeps us going on the bad days xx