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, 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.
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 £465-£485 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 £135 and is due when you reserve the pup on completion of a successful home visit.
The £135 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.
Due to ever increasing uncertainty around transportation the cost of the transport is around £320-£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.
THANK YOU FROM THE HEALING PAWS TEAM
P.S please put firstname.lastname@example.org into your safe senders as we sometimes end up in spam!
YES I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE ABOVE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THAT I COMMIT TO NEUTER ANY PUP WHEN THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH
I AGREE TO THIS FORM BEING SHARED WITH A THIRD PARTY HOME CHECKING TEAM. I understand my data will be deleted from their systems when the home check report is sent back to Healing Paws.
EMAIL - we will use this to communicate with you - we sometimes go into junk!
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER - this is important & will be used by the transporter & home checker
ADDRESS - PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR POSTCODE
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
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Country / Region
DOG/PUPPY APPLYING FOR
Please state which dog or puppy you are interested in or what type of dog you are looking for including size and age and if you are willing to take on any health issues. Please remember although we sometimes know who the mum is of the pups we rarely know who dad is, this makes predicting the adult size a bit of a guessing game!
Dog applied for
PEOPLE IN YOUR HOME
Please state the age of all adults & children in your home.
Please also state if you have children visiting on a regular basis (including age) & any further details you might think are important to mention
Ages of Adults & Children & further details
eg dad =35, mum = 32, son =8, daughter = 5
Do you currently own any other pets? Please give us lots of details such as breed / age / agility and temperament:
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?
Do you have any experience with dogs and have you owned a rescue dog before? Please give details:
Experience of dogs or rescue dog
Have you ever returned a dog to a rescue? If so which rescue & for what reason?
Reason for returning a previous dog to the rescue
WORKING HOURS please specify how many hours per day & how many days per week, for each adult
eg mum part time Tue-Thu 9-3, dad full time
ALONE TIME What is the maximum length of time the dog would be left for? Please specify and if possible give reasons (we cannot re home to anyone who has not made provision for dog care if left for over four hours)
Duration & details of alone time
Can you ensure that the dog is never left alone for more than 4 hours in any one day IN TOTAL?
How much exercise will the dog get? (when the puppy is old enough for full exercise) Please specify location, timings, duration/distances and if off lead
Daily exercise routine
eg 60 mins morning off lead in woods, 30 mins evening on lead pavement walk
You NEED to have a SECURE garden with 6FT fence panels. Please tell us if you have a SHARED GARDEN
Approx size of garden & HEIGHT of fence panels
Characteristics of garden, ponds, steep inclines? Shared garden?
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 email@example.com
Please tell us about your home
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
WHAT AREAS WILL THE DOG ACCESS?
What areas of the house would the dog have access to? Where would the dog's quiet time and sleeping area be? Would they be allowed on the sofa or beds?
Details of the areas the dog will be allowed
Have you had a recent home check by another rescue? if so by who and estimated date.
PLEASE NOTE THIS FORM INCLUDING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS WILL BE PASSED TO A HOME CHECKER, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS
Details of previous home visit
INSURANCE - We recommend you put insurance in place before your pup is due to arrive as you can't claim in the first 14 days of the policy but you can cancel the policy in that time
Will you insure your new dog?
When are you looking to welcome your new pup into your home? We have monthly transport, we don't reserve a pup if you can't accept on the next available transport.
Please give details of any upcoming holiday dates, if you intend taking the dog with you or what holiday cover you can put in place.
Please use this area to give us any other information about your home or lifestyle that you think will be relevant to your application. If you do not have another dog please include what contact this dog would have with other dogs.