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Adopting a Dog


So, you've decided you'd like to adopt a dog, and think you might be able to offer one a loving home? The first thing you need to do is call to make an appointment to visit the kennels and spend some time with one of the team. Then you can meet the dogs, take it for a walk, and see how you get on. If you have children, or another dog, we recommend that you bring them with you, to make sure that everyone will get on. This is really important, as the dogs can often seem much bigger when you see them in the flesh! Although we make every attempt to keep this website up to date, if you're interested in a particular dog, we recommend phoning the kennel before you leave to check the dog hasn't already been rehomed. Please be aware that we are unable to reserve a dog over the phone.

Once you have visited the dogs, and hopefully found one that matches your lifestyle and expectations, a member of staff will arrange a convenient time for a home check. These are usually carried out within 2 or 3 days of your visit and take about half an hour. Once the home check is complete, you'll be able to collect your dog. You will need to bring with you some identification showing your current address, and the £250 adoption fee. We can also offer a trial basis where you are able to take your chosen dog home for a day or few to see if it's going to be the right pooch for you. All we ask is that you leave a £100 deposit, which is refundable if it doesn't work out, or if it does go well, you pay the remaining £150 on the final adoption where you will obtain full ownership and all the documentation. It may also benefit you to bring a lead and collar, but if you do not have one, we do have a number available for sale at the kennels.

The £250 adoption fee will ensure that your new furry friend has a full set of  standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration, flea and worm treatment, neutering voucher, any initial vet checks and a months free insurance.

Further assistance

Our staff will be on hand if you have any questions, and will be able to guide you through the adoption process. So, on behalf of all the staff and dogs at Acres Way, we look forward to seeing you!