Adoption & Foster 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. Please complete the form in as much detail as possible.

    You must have a garden with secure fencing of at least 4 feet in height. For direct adoption puppies and/or
    fostering you must have secure fencing of at least 6 feet in height.

    We do not adopt to families with children under 5 years old.

    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, having a successful home check or travelling to meet a dog does NOT
    guarantee an adoption.

    Once you have a dog in mind and we agree that he or she is a suitable match for you we will arrange for 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.

    Our dogs are adopted under our terms and conditions. They remain the legal property of Phoenix Rehoming for their
    entire lives and we reserve the right to remove any dog if the terms and conditions are breached. Your adoption
    donation is your donation towards the work of the charity and goes directly to helping dogs.

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE JUST ASK.

    Our opening hours are.

    • Monday 8am – 6pm
    • Tuesday 8am – 6pm
    • Wednesday 8am – 6pm
    • Thursday 8am – 6pm
    • Friday 8am – 6pm
    • Saturday 10am – 6pm
    • Sunday 10am – 6pm

    MINIMUM ADOPTION DONATIONS

    Adoption donations include consultations with our qualified and experienced trainers to help you with your new
    rescue dog.

    Puppies and dogs under 1 year£395
    All full breed & "designer" dogs£395
    Adult dogs aged 1-8 years£345
    Senior dogs aged 9 years or more£190
    Special needs dogs£190

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

    Bank:

    Name:

    Sort code:

    Account number:
    Natwest

    Phoenix Rehoming

    55-70-34

    84909994

    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 & CONDITIONS FOR ADOPTERS

    1. OWNERSHIP

    1.1 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. We encourage all our adopters to join the “Life After
    Rescue – Phoenix Rehoming” group on Facebook. 

    1.2 Dogs adopted from Phoenix Rehoming remain the legal property of Phoenix Rehoming for their entire lives. 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 surrendered 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.  

    1.3 Phoenix Rehoming will ensure that the dog’s microchip is updated upon adoption.

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

    1.5 In the event that your dog passes away, you must notify Phoenix Rehoming so that records can be updated. You
    may be asked to provide proof of this from your veterinary practice. 

    1.6 The law says that your dog must always wear an identification tag. This should contain your surname, address,
    post code and telephone number.

    1.7 Adoption donations are NOT refundable. This applies even if you return your dog. 

    1.8 In the case of U.K. adoptions, 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. 

    1.9 In the case of direct adoptions, puppies arrive directly to adopters from overseas shelters. The journey
    takes approximately three days. We can make no guarantees of the puppy’s temperament. The puppy will NOT
    have been tested with cats, children or other animals. They are unlikely to have ever lived in a home and will
    NOT be toilet trained. They will never have worn a collar or ever walked on a lead.

    2. GENERAL CARE

    2.1 You agree that as the dog’s owner you are responsible for his or her actions AT ALL TIMES. 

    2.2 When you adopt a 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.  

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

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

    2.5 You have a responsibility to maintain a secure boundary in your garden to prevent your dog from escaping
    and/or injuring themselves. Such boundaries must be maintained properly and repaired or replaced as necessary.
    The minimum required fencing height is 4 feet. For some dogs, including puppies adopted directly from overseas
    the required fencing height is 6 feet. 

    2.6 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.

    2.7 You must ensure that your dog is insured for the duration of their 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.

    2.8 Your personal information is not shared with anyone else without your prior agreement. We retain a copy or
    your application and any subsequent home check forms unless you ask us not to.

    3. MEDICAL CARE

    3.1 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.

    3.2 Phoenix Rehoming will not be liable or responsible for any illness or injury of the dog post adoption.

    3.3 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. Breeding your dog under
    any circumstances is NOT permitted and any offspring of dogs adopted from us become the legal property of
    Phoenix Rehoming. Breeding your dog will result in his/her immediate removal.

    3.4 All Phoenix dogs are clinically examined by a vet and any known illness or injury is treated. 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. Phoenix Rehoming accepts no liability
    for such diseases which are diagnosed post adoption.

    4. BEHAVIOUR

    4.1 You understand that you must exercise your dog appropriately 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. 

    4.2 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 guide carefully as it contains lots of guidance, hints and
    tips. If you need help, please ask. 

    4.3 YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY EXPECT THAT SOME PROBLEMS MAY ARISE WITH YOUR NEW DOG. IT IS UNSETTLING FOR THEM TO
    MOVE TO A NEW HOME. 

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

    4.5 Phoenix Rehoming is not liable for any injury caused to any person. 

    4.6 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. 

    4.7 Phoenix Rehoming prohibits the use of choke, prong or shock collars.

    4.8 You understand that you are responsible for your dog’s behaviour at all times. Phoenix Rehoming will
    not be liable for your dog’s behaviour post adoption.

    4.9 You agree to participate in pre and post adoption consultations with our qualified and experienced trainers.
    Phoenix Rehoming promotes IMDT trainers using positive training methods. You can find out more at
    www.IMDT.uk.com 

    5.    PET SAFETY

    5.1 You must ensure that your dog is always safe in and away from the home. Newly adopted dogs can be nervous and
    unpredictable in new surroundings. You must ensure that your dog is always on a lead until such time as you have
    successfully trained reliable recall in a variety of situations.

    5.2 We recommend that all newly adopted dogs are walked with a harness and lead and a second slip lead. This is
    to prevent them escaping by slipping out of any harness or traditional collar. We recommend the use of a
    three-point harness which incorporates an additional belly strap to prevent a dog from backing out. 

    5.3 Your dog must be secured at all times when being transported. Either by using a crate or a secure harness and
    seatbelt. 

    5.4 In the unexpected event that your dog becomes lost or escapes you must contact Phoenix Rehoming as soon as
    possible. Phoenix Rehoming can arrange for help and support to assist you in recovering your dog. Failure to
    take all reasonable steps to recover your dog, or failure to co-operate with Phoenix Rehoming will result in
    your dog being removed to our care once safely recaptured. 

    5.5 You must ensure that your dog’s microchip details are updated if you change telephone numbers, emails
    address or if you move to a new house. The microchip is dual registered with Phoenix Rehoming as an additional
    safety measure. 

    5.6 You must ensure that there is a barrier preventing your dog from escaping through your open front door. A
    suitable barrier would be an internal door or stair gate. 

    TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR FOSTER CARERS

    1.    OWNERSHIP

    1.1 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. 

    1.2 Phoenix Rehoming may remove a foster dog for any reason, at any time. 

    1.3 Some dogs are suitable to be rehomed in just a few weeks, other may remain in foster care for many months.

    1.4 Phoenix Rehoming is unable to accept any liability for dogs under the care or control of a foster carer.

    1.5 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. 

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

    2.    GENERAL CARE

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

    2.2 Foster carers should provide their dog with appropriate food and water. 

    2.3 You understand that you must exercise your foster dog 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. Your dog must always
    remain on a lead unless you are using a secure field or paddock with 6 feet fencing.

    2.4 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. We may ask you for help transporting the dog. 

    2.5 The Foster Carer will give regular updates to Phoenix Rehoming; this is to include photographs and videos of
    the dog so that they can be advertised for adoption.
    The foster carer must be available for meetings with
    potential adopters. We ask foster carers to contact potential adopters directly as they have the best knowledge
    of the dog.

    2.6 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.

    3.    MEDICAL CARE

    3.1 The cost of neutering, vaccines, flea treatment, worming and all other veterinary care will be paid for by
    Phoenix Rehoming. 

    3.2 You MUST contact a member of the team before booking any appointment for veterinary care.

    3.3 Phoenix Rehoming uses Vets4Pets on Hayling Island. We work in partnership with the practice who provides the
    charity with discounted veterinary care. 

    4.    BEHAVIOUR

    4.1 Like people, rescue dogs come in all shapes, sizes and with different personalities. 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. Most
    foster dogs are not tested with children or cats. You should be able to separate any foster dog from children or
    other pets, especially during a settling in period. Phoenix Rehoming will be open and honest about any issues
    that the dog has and will give advice on how to address these. You will be given access to our experienced
    trainers who are on hand to give help and advice.

    4.2 You agree that as the dog’s foster carer, you are responsible for his or her actions AT ALL TIMES. We
    recommend that you take out insurance to protect you in the event of any accident regardless of fault. We can
    provide advice about choosing the correct policy. The cost of such insurance is the responsibility of the foster
    carer.

    5.    PET SAFETY 

    5.1 You must ensure that your foster dog is safe at all times in and away from the home. Newly adopted dogs can
    be nervous and unpredictable in new surroundings. 

    5.2 We recommend that all foster dogs are walked with a harness and lead and a second slip lead. This is to
    prevent them escaping by slipping out of any harness or traditional collar. We recommend the use of a
    three-point harness. 

    5.3 Your foster dog must be secured at all times when being transported. Either by using a crate or a secure
    harness and seatbelt. 

    5.4 In the unexpected event that your dog becomes lost or escaped you must contact Phoenix Rehoming as soon as
    possible. Phoenix Rehoming can arrange for help and support in recovering your foster dog.

    APPLICATION FORM

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

    Your details

     

    Phoenix Rehoming is proud to accept applications regardless of any physical or mental ill health. It is however important to understand any additional needs to ensure that unsuitable dogs are not placed in homes.




    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.


    For example, the number of floors, access in and out of the home, number of rooms, access to the garden. Proximity to any main roads.


    For example, the height and material of your fencing, the type and heights of any gates. The size of your garden.

    Animal Experience

    Motivations


    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.

     

    You agree that to the best of your knowledge and belief that no person residing in your household, or who will care for the dog, is disqualified from keeping animals or has a deprivation order made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 or has a conviction for any offences relating to animals.

    You agree to comply with all relevant regulations, legislation and laws regarding the welfare, control, ownership and protection of animals including without limitation the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the codes of practice under that Act.

    YOU MUST READ THIS CONTRACT CAREFULLY. YOUR DOG WILL BE REMOVED IF YOU DO NOT ADHERE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.