Our rehoming procedure
Following a person’s interest in adopting one of our dogs, we will carry out a home visit. Providing they meet the necessary criteria, we will arrange for them to meet the dog at his/her foster home. All family members who will be living with the dog must meet him/her. If they have another dog, they too must be brought along.
On some occasions, it may be possible for the prospective dog to be met either at the person’s home or at one of our Trustees’ homes. When somebody adopts one of our dogs, they will be required to sign an adoption agreement and we ask for a fee which is a contribution towards our running costs.
This sum also helps us to continue re-homing other animals in need and is not for the particular dog. However, if the dog is 8 years of age and over, we ask only for a donation and not a specific sum.
We will ring the new owner within 24 hours after adoption and will carry out a follow-up visit a few weeks later. This is to check on the dog’s progress and to see how it is settling into its new home. Should they experience any problems or have any concerns whilst the dog is settling into its new home, they can contact us. We are always available to provide help and advice.
All our dogs are neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. If a dog is unable to be neutered whilst in our care (i.e. if the dog is too young), we will arrange for him/her to be neutered at the appropriate time.
If, for whatever reason the new owner is no longer able to keep the dog, he/she MUST be returned to Sussex Pet Rescue and under no circumstances be passed onto anyone else (as stated in the adoption agreement).