Want to know more about adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming?
Thank you for considering adoption! We have some amazing dogs, and can’t wait for you to meet what will hopefully be your new furry family member!
Firstly we require you to fill out our Adoption Application Form. This application has been thought through really carefully so that we can get enough information to understand the home you are offering, and best match you to the right dog. It is vital this is filled out accurately and with as much information as possible to ensure a good chance of being successful.
Once you have returned your Adoption Application Form, our team will assess this and ensure the dog is right for your home. If not, we will reply and advise this, and maybe suggest another dog or you can let us know if there is another dog you like. We may also seek to clarify other aspects of your application as well.
When the dog is ready we will shortlist to the 2-3 homes most appropriate for the dog, and invite them to a meet and greet.
At the meet and greet we need you to bring along all members of your family, including any other dogs, with you. This is to ensure everyone loves the dog, and that he/she loves all of you too! NB: These meet and greets will be held in Auckland (unless specified otherwise), so please be aware of this when you apply.
If you love the dog as much as we hope you do, and you would like to adopt, we will then arrange a property inspection. When doing a property inspection we take the following into consideration;
- There must be a sufficient amount of grassed area for dog to toilet on
- Section must be fully fenced and have no gaps/holes for dogs of any size to fit through and be of a suitable height.
- There must be somewhere for a dog to seek good shelter from the elements if outside during the day
- Somewhere warm and safe for dog to sleep inside at night
- The property must be owned by those seeking to adopt a pet from CDRRNZ, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are renting we will require a rental agreement from your landlord stating you are allowed to have a dog.
So you pass the property inspection with flying colours, and want to know what’s next? Good news, you can now take your dog home on a trial! We always suggest a trial, as it’s good to have a dog in your home environment to ensure they fit in, and work with your lifestyle and family. This trial is usually a couple of weeks, as it gives the dog, and yourselves, time to adapt and deal with the big and exciting changes in your life.
All going well after the trial, you want to adopt? Great! Now there’s just the paperwork, and adoption fee, to be sorted. Easy!
Our standard adoption fee is $300 which covers microchipping, full vaccinations, desexing and council registration costs(current year up to 31 June only)
But it doesn’t end there! We can help with anything you may need, from behaviour help to advice on kennels, vets, daycares, or anything in between. We are always available to help! We have invested a lot of time and love into the dogs we adopt out, so we are able to help for their entire life.
And we want to hear from you! We love success stories, updates and photos. Feel free to send them as often as you like. There is nothing more we love hearing about than one of our dogs having the amazing life they deserve.
Again, thank you for considering adoption through Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming. You won’t regret saving a life, and the dog you choose will be forever grateful and love you for a lifetime.
Any further questions please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: We can have up to 30 dogs listed online at any one time, which means we could be receiving multiple applications per day for each of these dogs. Each application takes time to process and assess. Our volunteers all have jobs & families of their own so please be patient, we will get back to you but it may be up to 48 hours before you receive a response. Make sure you check your junk mail too, as our emails sometimes go in there.
If you are applying for dogs through other agencies please contact us if you adopt a dog so we can remove your name from our system. This will save us putting in time if it is not needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I'm not shortlisted for the dog I like? Am I bad dog owner?
Don't panic! This does not mean you are a bad dog owner at all. All of our dogs have specific requirements so we match new owners best able to provide this.
Sometimes the first dog you want doesn't work out, but please contact us if you see another. We love placing dogs in happy homes!