Adoption Application Form

Application Form

Thank you for your interest in fostering and/or adopting a dog from Phoenix Rehoming. Please read the attached terms and conditions carefully. Then sign and return the entire form by email to or by post to 11 Osborne Avenue, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 3EH.

Please complete the form in as much detail as possible. If your application is approved and you have a dog that you are interested in, we will put you in touch with that dog’s foster carer who can arrange for you to meet the dog.

We often receive multiple applications for each dog. We do our best to match each dog with the most suitable adopter. Completing an application form and having successful home check does NOT guarantee an adoption. We have new dogs arriving all the time and will do our best to find you a suitable dog.

Once you have a dog in mind and we agree that he or she is a suitable match for you we will arrange a home check to be carried out. Home checks are carried out by volunteers who will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. Please be mindful that this can take up to several weeks to arrange.

No applicant can meet a dog until we have received and approved this application form. No dog can be reserved without the applicant travelling and meeting the dog in his/her foster home.

Please note that we DO NOT sell dogs. Dogs are adopted under our terms and conditions. Your adoption donation is your donation towards the work of the charity and goes directly to helping dogs.


Minimum adoption donations

Puppies and dogs under 1 year£280
All full breed dogs£280 (regardless of KC registration)
Adult dogs aged 1-7 years£230
Senior dogs aged 9 years or more£130
Special needs dogs£130
Dogs under our Guardianship ProgramDiscretionary donation

Donations are payable prior to adoption and are non-refundable should you decide to return the dog.



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Cheques payable to “Phoenix Rehoming” posted to 36 Oakshott Drive, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5SN.

Cheques must be cleared before the dog can be removed.

Terms and Conditions for Adopters

When adopting a dog from Phoenix Rehoming you agree that follow-up checks will be made. This is to ensure that each dog remains healthy and happy.

You agree that as the puppy/dog’s owner you are responsible for his or her actions at all times.

When you adopt a puppy/dog you understand that you are responsible for the costs of feeding and grooming your dog. You will be given advice about your dog’s current diet and grooming regime.

You understand that you must exercise your dog EVERY DAY and that you are responsible for training your dog. Phoenix Rehoming will be open and honest about any issues that the dog has and will give advice on how to address these. You agree that should behavioural issues arise that you will seek professional help and the cost of such help is your responsibility as a dog owner.

There is often a settling in period when a dog moves to a new home. The first few weeks can often be the most difficult. You agree to keep Phoenix Rehoming updated on your dog’s progress, especially during the transition period. Phoenix Rehoming is on hand to give help and advice. WE WILL NOT REMOVE DOGS IN THE FIRST 14 DAYS OF ADOPTION. Please read our adoption advice carefully as it contains lots of guidance, hints and tips. If you need help, please ask.


Phoenix Rehoming is not responsible for any damage caused by your dog. This includes damage by chewing and toilet “accidents”. Phoenix Rehoming is not liable for any injury caused to any person.

You agree that your dog will NOT live outside under any circumstances.

You agree that the dog must NOT be bred from under any circumstances.

You agree not to give away, sell or otherwise dispose of your dog. If for any reason you are unable to keep your dog, you must contact Phoenix Rehoming at the earliest opportunity. Phoenix Rehoming will plan for the dog to be relinquished and placed into a foster home. This will happen as soon as practicable but there will be times when finding the dog an alternative placement can take several weeks.

Adoption donations are NOT refundable.

You agree to keep the dog’s microchip details updated. Phoenix Rehoming will ensure that the dog’s microchip is updated upon adoption. The cost of this is covered within the adoption fee.

You must register your dog as soon as practicable with a veterinary surgery. You are responsible for the cost of veterinary care, this includes vaccines, flea and worm treatment. Your dog will have been seen at least once by a vet prior to adoption.

With most rescue dogs we often do not know much about their past. We can make no guarantees against hereditary defects, illnesses or conditions.

Phoenix Rehoming will describe a dog’s behaviour, including any problems to the best of its knowledge and belief. Phoenix Rehoming can make no guarantee that issues or problems will not arise when the dog is adopted. You have a responsibility to seek professional help from a trainer or behaviourist if problems do arise. We are on hand to provide help and advice.

You MUST have spent sufficient time with any dog prior to adoption to ensure that you are absolutely certain that you wish to adopt the dog. You adopt a dog by choice, you are under no obligation to do so if you do not believe the dog is suitable. You must walk any prospective dog and ALL family members must have met him or her. This includes any resident dogs. You are encouraged to make multiple visits before coming to any decision. We do not offer trial periods.

Phoenix Rehoming will not be liable or responsible for any illness or injury post adoption. Phoenix Rehoming will not be liable for your dog’s behaviour post adoption.

If you adopt an unneutered dog (for example a puppy) you agree that YOU will arrange for the dog to be neutered according to advice from your veterinary surgeon. You understand that this will be at YOUR cost. Phoenix Rehoming is not responsible for the cost of neutering dogs post adoption.

You must ensure that your dog is insured for the duration of his/her life. Phoenix Rehoming works in Partnership with Agria Pet Insurance. We will arrange 5 weeks free insurance with Agria upon adoption. You agree that in order to do this we will pass your contact details to Agria who may contact you to offer you continued insurance cover.

Your personal information is not shared with anyone else without your prior agreement.

Dogs should generally not be left alone for more than 4 hours. We will consider families who work full time but ONLY IF there are suitable provisions in place for the dog. For example, dog day care or a suitable dog walker.

If you reside in rented accommodation you must provide evidence BEFORE your home check is arranged to prove that you are permitted to have a dog or dogs in your home.

You will NOT euthanise your dog without agreement from a Phoenix Rehoming team member unless in the case of physical accident, injury or illness a veterinary surgeon deems the dog to be suffering and that euthanasia is the only humane option.

All Phoenix dogs are clinically examined by a vet. In areas of endemic disease, the dogs are blood tested for leishmaniasis, heartworm, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Every step is taken to ensure dogs from such countries are disease free. There are very rare occasions when such diseases are dormant and not identified during testing only to appear later, post adoption. We urge all adopters to carry out their own research about these diseases.

To reserve any dog from Phoenix Rehoming a £100 deposit is required. The remaining adoption fee must be paid in full within 14 days.


Foster carers play a huge role in a rescue dog’s life and by working with Rehoming, you can help us save more of them from unnecessary mistreatment or destruction. All families will receive full support and advice regarding the dog in their care.

Foster carers should provide the dog with appropriate food, drink, exercise, companionship and shelter.

Like people, rescue dogs come in all shapes, sizes and with different personalities so we will always endeavour to place a suitable dog in your care, however you should be flexible and adaptable to the dogs you take in.

The dog remains the legal ownership of Phoenix Rehoming for however long it remains in foster. This means the Foster Carer may not sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of the dog while in foster. Phoenix Rehoming can remove a foster dog for any reason, at any time.

You agree that as the puppy/dog’s foster carer, you are responsible for his or her actions at all times.

You understand that you must exercise your foster dog EVERY DAY and that you are responsible for training the dog. Dogs must always only be walked under the care and control of a person aged 18 years or over. Phoenix Rehoming will be open and honest about any issues that the dog has and will give advice on how to address these.

If you become unable to further care for the dog, you must inform Phoenix Rehoming immediately, who will remove the dog as soon as arrangements have been made. It is often not possible to remove the dog immediately and we will need time to make alternative arrangements.

The Foster Carer will give regular updates to Phoenix Rehoming, this is to include photographs of the dog so that he or she can be advertised for adoption.

The foster carer must be available for home visit ‘meet and greets’ for potential adopters, when required. We often ask foster carers to contact potential adopters directly as they have the best knowledge of the dog. Foster Carers who are renting will need to provide proof of permission from their landlord.

Dogs should generally not be left alone for more than 4 hours. We will consider families who work full time but ONLY IF there are suitable provisions in place for the dog. For example, dog day care or a suitable dog walker. The cost of such provisions is the responsibility of the foster carer.

The cost of neutering, vaccines, flea treatment, worm treatment and veterinary care will be paid for by Phoenix Rehoming. Vet bills will be paid directly to the clinic who must send invoices to: You must contact a member of the team before booking any appointment for veterinary care.

SHOULD A FOSTER CARER DECIDE TO ADOPT THEIR FOSTER DOG THE ADOPTION FEE MUST BE PAID IMMEDIATELY AND IN FULL. Non-payment will result in the dog being removed. We will seek to recover any additional costs incurred with non-payment.

If a dog is adopted and returned to Phoenix Rehoming for whatever reason, the foster carer will receive the dog back into foster, unless circumstances have changed.

No dog will be handed over to any prospective adopter without prior consent from a member of the team.


Please ensure that you have read the full terms and conditions before applying to adopt or foster a dog from Phoenix Rehoming.


Please note that if you rent your home, we will ask to see written permission from your landlord that you are able to have dogs at home. Your application cannot be processed until we have seen this.

Animal Experience


Our dogs are fostered all over England and Wales.

Data protection notice

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, I agree that Phoenix Rehoming may hold and use personal information about me. This information will be held securely and only accessed by authorised personnel. By returning this form you consent to our processing your sensitive data (such as data relating to your health or criminal convictions) for the above purposes. You have the right to ask for a copy of your information and to correct any inaccuracies. We may monitor or record communications for training and evidential purposes. We never disclose your information to third parties without your prior consent.