HEALING PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE - adoption application
Healing Paws Animal Rescue is a small organisation helping the stray animals on the Greek island of Zakynthos. We are registered as a non profit organisation in Greece and we are proud to have recently achieved UK charity status.

We do our utmost to find the best homes for the stray and abandoned animals from the Island. These lovely dogs have been saved from being shot, poisoned and/or starved. We have monthly transport to the UK. HOWEVER THEY WILL REMAIN IN ZANTE UNTIL THEY ARE ADOPTED.

All of our dogs and puppies are usually well socialized with other dogs, puppies and cats. They are also usually child friendly (aged 5 yrs plus) unless otherwise stated in their description. All puppies will need training & toilet training. ALL PUPPIES WILL NEED TO BE NEUTERED WHEN THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF OUR CHILD POLICY we do NOT home our dogs or puppies to families where there are children under 5 years of age UNLESS there is an existing dog in the home, then these applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Additionally, homes with children under 10 years, the parents MUST have previous experience of owning a dog as an adult. Again these applicants will be reviewed on a case by case basis based on the pup & family circumstance.

A home check is always carried out prior to any of our dogs being adopted, usually independently by someone that lives close to you and is already involved in animal rescue. This ensures the garden is secure & the right dog or puppy is matched to the right family. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU HAVE A SECURE GARDEN WITH 6FT FENCING (some exceptions apply with a very small or older dog)

The adoption fee is £495 in total, this is for the vet fees & transport costs. When you are sure that you wish to proceed and are serious about adopting one of our puppies, the cost of the vet preparation for each dog or puppy is £145 and is due when you reserve the pup on completion of a successful home visit.

The £145 is given directly to the vet for all the work needed and includes all vaccinations including Rabies, Passport, Microchip, flea and worm treatment all of which are legal requirements to enter the UK. Blood tests are also made on adult dogs to ensure they do not have any internal parasites or diseases. A puppy has to be twelve weeks old before they can have their rabies vaccination and can then travel twenty one days later or when the next available transport leaves.

The cost of the transport is £350, we are reliant on overland transport and have to be a little flexible as dates can change due to ferries, weather etc. The transport cost is due to be paid a week prior to your dog travelling to the UK. This is via bank transfer to the transporter, details of the costs will be provided in ample time for you to do this.

New owners do need to be prepared to travel to pick the dogs up. This is from Clacket Lane & Cobham services on the M25 in the South, a Midlands drop near the M6 and usually another drop for the north closer to Manchester. The transporter will keep in contact with you and give you an estimated time of arrival but we ask owners to be very flexible on the day of arrival and be prepared for a later collection time as delays are sometimes encountered. Or indeed an earlier time as we obviously don't want the dogs to be on the van any longer than necessary.


P.S please put healingpawsanimalrescue@outlook.com into your safe senders as we sometimes end up in spam!
  • Dog applied for
  • Ages of Adults & Children & further details
    eg dad =35, mum = 32, son =8, daughter = 5
  • Please give details of any existing dogs. Are they neutered?
    Please give details of any other existing animals
    Do you insure your current pets and are you registered to a vets practice?
  • Experience of dogs or rescue dog
  • Reason for returning a previous dog to the rescue
  • Applicant
    2nd adult
    other adults
    eg mum part time Tue-Thu 9-3, dad full time
  • Duration & details of alone time
  • YES NO
  • Daily exercise routine
    eg 60 mins morning off lead in woods, 30 mins evening on lead pavement walk
  • Approx size of garden & HEIGHT of fence panels
    Characteristics of garden, ponds, steep inclines? Shared garden?
  • Yes No
    Is your Property Rented? If so, you will need the landlord's written concession to keep a dog. Please send a copy of this document to healingpawsanimalrescue@outlook.com
  • Please tell us the type of house you live in and it's location
    Please describe the type of flooring in your house (to ensure injury prevention) e.g. mainly carpet / mainly vinyl / with or without rugs
  • Details of the areas the dog will be allowed
  • Details of previous home visit
  • YES NO
    Will you insure your new dog?
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