Apply to adopt
Our major concern is finding the right home for our dogs. We therefore ask all prospective adoptants, before they are approved for adoption, to complete this adoption form, giving all the necessary information in full. Once your form is received and you're selected as the most suitable candidate, we set up a Messenger chat with yourself, Elena Popa (our frontline rescuer and fosterer in Romania) and Sue Allery (who deals with the administration). This method allows all parties to ask any questions they may have regarding the dog they hope to adopt and is vital in helping us to make the best match possible for both dog and adoptant.
Please read our Adoption Process page before completing an application*. All RACE dogs are prepared for entering the UK in strict accordance with DEFRA Regulations. The Adoption Fee** we ask for covers the cost of transport from Romania, includes vaccinations, flea and worm treatment, neutering (if over six months of age), micro-chipping and passport preparation. The non-returnable Adoption Fee is £360 + £50 customs charges (£430 + £50 for Scotland). If RACE arranges neutering of the dog, this is an additional £70. If the dog you are adopting is under the age of six months, the neutering will be your responsibility and is a term of your Adoption Agreement. We do follow up on this. *Applicants must be over 25 years old. **If you have passed the adoption application process and home check, a £50 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your new family member.
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