Angel Watch Rescue & Rehome - Our adoption process

If you have seen a dog that you would like to adopt from us, the first step is to complete and return the Pre-Adoption form.  By completing this form, it gives us the information we need to ensure your dog will be a great match and saves time during the adoption process by having all the information we need close at hand.

Once we have received your pre-adoption form, we will contact you for an informal chat and to discuss the dogs which may be suitable.  If there is a dog that meets your requirements, a £40 non-refundable reservation fee will be required to reserve your dog until the adoption process is complete.  This reservation fee will be deducted from the final adoption fee.  Should you change your mind during the adoption process, the reservation fee will not be refunded. 

Following receipt of your reservation fee, we will then arrange for one of our volunteers to visit you to undertake a home check.  Following the home check, if everything is satisfactory, we will discuss available transport options and dates with you to bring your dog to the UK.  If your home check is not successful, we will return your reservation fee.

Adoption Donation and transporting costs

We ask for a minimum adoption donation of £80 plus the cost of transporting your dog from Romania to the UK.  Depending on which transport company is used, the fee for transporting your dog is between £130 - £200.  The transport arrangements will be discussed with you fully prior to booking any transport arrangements.

The balance of the adoption fee plus the travel costs will be due for payment one week before your dog is due to travel.

For dogs travelling to other countries, please contact us for a transporting cost.

What your adoption fee covers

All our dogs will be spayed/castrated (unless they are puppies).  They will be microchipped, fully vaccinated and have received worming and flea treatment.  All dogs will travel with an up to date pet passport.

Dogs from Romania travel to the UK by road and we only use specialised animal transporters to ensure the comfort and welfare of our dogs during their journey.  Their welfare is our first and foremost concern.  As stated above, all transport arrangements will be discussed fully with you prior to the completion of the adoption process.  On average it takes 48 hours for a dog to arrive in the UK'

Please note, we are not able to transport our dogs until the adoption and transport fees are paid.

Once your dog has arrived in the UK, you will be required to travel to a pick up point for collection of your dog.  The transport fee includes bringing the dogs to a drop off point in the UK.  Adopters will need to be able to meet their dog at a specified pick up point.  Again, this will be discussed with you fully before transport is arranged.

We endeavour to match the right dog to you and your circumstances and we only re-home dogs that we believe to be in good health with good and even temperaments however, we cannot accept responsibility for any problems and/or costs resulting from illness/injury that may occur or develop subsequent to adoption.  We welcome any questions during the settling in period and are happy to provide advice if needed to make the first few weeks as easy as possible.

Any dog re-homed by us must be returned to us directly should the adoptee not be able to keep the dog for any reason.  Any donation or transport fees already paid will not be refunded.