Adoption Terms & Conditions

D.O.G. Rescue Cyprus
Home Check: We endeavour to have home check carried out by one of our volunteers as soon as possible after submission of this form – ideally within 2 weeks.
Neuter/Spay: Most of our rescue dogs are neutered before flying, but on the occasion that they are too young for surgery, it is a compulsory condition of your adoption that you commit to neuter or spay your puppy once they are old enough and provide a vet’s written confirmation that this has been undertaken. This will be part of our follow up checks. Puppies under the age of 8 months and subject to development may not be neutered/spayed before travel, and we will advise on an individual basis.
Return of dog: D.O.G. Rescue Cyprus MUST be informed at any time of a change in circumstances and the dog returned to one of our volunteers where required. Our Dog must never be handed over to any UK Rescue. We always accept the return of our dogs and will endeavor to rehome them accordingly.
Age/Breed: D.O.G. Rescue CANNOT guarantee either the age, or the breed (or breeds), of a dog.
Follow Up: D.O.G. Rescue will stay in touch with you, and retain the right to also carry out a further visit to your home after the dog is placed, as a follow up check. D.O.G have the right to remove the dog from your care if your circumstances have changed to the degree that they no longer meet our rehoming criteria and, as such, would fail any future follow up home checks.
Health: D.O.G. Rescue recommend that the dog is registered with and visits a vet within 5 days of being homed for a health checkup.
All dogs are treated for parasitic infection before departure from Cyprus, but we recommend you take advice from your vet regarding treatment on arrival, as we cannot guarantee that the treatment administered upon departure will completely eradicate any parasitic infection.
All our Dogs are blood tested for Leishmania (a disease common in Mediterranean countries) prior to travel. It is possible that dogs which return a negative result before travel may already infected. It can remain dormant for several years with no clinical signs or symptoms. Stress factors can cause the Leishmania to become active. Dogs can be treated effectively & live a happy life, with daily medication. It is wise to blood-test the dogs at least once a year for a couple of years. The test should be done sooner, of course, if any symptoms of Leishmaniasis are noted. Cases are extremely rare, but they can occur years after travel. Please ensure you have your dog fully covered by pet insurance.
Pet Insurance: Please ensure that you have a full Pet Insurance in place. Should you choose not to take out pet insurance, it is a condition of adoption, that any future medical needs will not be restricted in anyway due to personal finances.
Microchip: All our dogs are microchipped prior to travel, and are registered under our charity with Pet-trac, for their safety at the point of entry to the UK. It is a legal requirement that you update the registration with your own details, and keep it up-to-date, by completing our Microchip form and returning it to us by following the instruction on the form included with this pack. The cost is £12.00 and form and payment must be submitted within 14 days of arrival.
Settling in: We want your dog to settle in to your home, but some do take longer than others, so please be patient. We do not want dogs returned within a few days of adoption/foster. You will not see the true character for possibly weeks to several months. Your dog needs time to get to know his new family and his new home and recover from his transition.
Refund Policy We offer a refund policy in the unlikely event that you need to return the dog, we will rebate up to £125 of your adoption fee during the first 2 months, £50 after 2-4 months and £25 for the life time of the dog (subject to the dog being returned to one of our foster homes once space is available and being adopted again).

D.O.G Rescue reserves the right to refuse any application they deem unsuitable.

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