Adoption Advice

What is the process for rehoming  a dog or cat?

The first thing you do is think very carefully if you are ready to take on another family member. Have you got the time to dedicate to a rescue animal? Many of them come with baggage but most are so happy to be out of the pounds/kennels that within a few days they settle down and are eager to please and quick to learn.

The next step is to look through the many pages on the Group Page or the Website and when you see either a dog or cat that really touches your heart, you let a member of Admin know and we will find out if the animal is still available and try to find out as much information as we can.

We then arrange a homecheck.  No animal is rehomed without a homecheck, therefore if you feel you do not want this then please do not ask us if you can rehome one of our animals.  The homecheck is to ensure that your home is secure for the animal you have chosen, whether the animal is suitable for your family and your family is suitable for the chosen animal.

Once the homecheck is done and approved, the adoption fee has to be paid.

Adoption fees vary, depending on where the animal is coming from.  This fee covers Chip, Passport and Rabies Vaccination, in some cases the adoption fee will be higher but will include vaccinations and castration for both male and female.

For all dogs and cats coming from Mairena, Seville, the Group pay the release fee and transport within Spain.  All that is left for you to pay is transport to the UK, France, Holland, or Belgium.  Vaccinations 27.50 euros and Mediterranean diseases test 28.50 euros, but both of these are optional.  We can also arrange to have all male dogs castrated at a cost of 50 euros.  Unfortunately we cannot get females spayed unless they go into a residence at a cost of 3 euros a day.

Then arrangements are made to transport the animal to your home.

FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS AND CATS has its own Transport Company, which is licensed in Spain to transport animals across the whole of Europe.  All crates are fitted with soft duvets and dry liners to ensure your pet travels in comfort.  They are walked, fed and watered at regular intervals, with bedding being changed if necessary.All rescue animals are transported under TRACES as governed by EEC Law.  We deliver your pet to your door.

To see the many happy arrivals please visit our HAPPY ENDINGS PAGE

There is no longer a quarantine period , but all animals have to wait 21 days after the rabies vaccination before they can be transported.

The whole process should take no more than 6 weeks and we try to make the whole process as stress free as possible for you.

If for any reason you feel you cannot keep your new rescue animal, please contact us immediately and we will arrange to have the dog removed and put into foster while a new home is found.

If you are having problems with your new animal please contact us immediately and we will give you all the help and support you need to try to overcome these problems and find a solution for you.

We are here always to help you with whatever advice, information, or help you need.  We do not abandon you once you have adopted an animal.  We hope that you will remain on our Group and share many happy photos with us of your new family member and continue to be an active member of the Group.