Our adoption/rehoming policy is designed to ensure that Gonyeli dogs are placed into permanent homes where they will be loved and cared for. We try to be flexible as we can to match the needs of the individual dog and the suitability of the home offered. Of course each dog will have its own specific requirements for a new home, and this will be detailed in its adoption information. The only exception is that we do not allow our dogs to go to homes with existing dogs that are not neutered, unless this is for medical or behavioural reasons. We believe neutering is a key aspect of responsible dog ownership. We are also mindful that having an un-neutered dog in the house could mean settling a new dog in and building their own canine relationships can be more difficult.
We do not allow our dogs to be adopted into working homes (ie hunting). Generally, we do not let dogs go to homes where they would be kept outdoors in kennels, gardens or runs, except for dogs that have previously lived outdoors and are happiest in this environment.
Post-adoption advice is available by telephone and we offer free behavioural consultations to help adopters through any issues in the first few weeks. If for any reason an adopter is unable to keep their adopted dog, it is a condition of the adoption that they return the dog unless agreed otherwise.
Potential adopters are requested to complete an Adoption Interest Form. Having completed and submitted an adoption application, a potential adopter will be interviewed with the goal of placing all rescued dogs in homes that is appropriate to its breed, size and temperament. Prospective guardians must also be at least 18 years old and have adequate knowledge of the dog they wish to adopt.
We will set an adoption/re-homing fee for the dog based on cost recovery which may include veterinary treatment and travel to the UK or other European country if the adopter is located overseas. This fee is subject to change from animal to animal and is not negotiable unless otherwise stated. Potential adopters may apply to pay off the adoption fee, but dog will not be released until the entire fee is received.
No dog will be placed “on reserve” until an approved adopter has placed a deposit of £100. A volunteer will inspect an adopter’s property using a standard checklist to assure that all dogs on the property are well cared for and that the property is a suitable home.
Adopters should contact us if a problem arises with a dog and every effort will be made to resolve it. Should no resolution be found, we will make every attempt to accept return of the dog back into foster care.