Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our wonderful Strays. We are a small team of volunteers, all based in the UK, who support a number of different rescuers in Romania. We help them to save cats & dogs from the streets or the kill shelters by sending funds to pay for food, shelter and to cover veterinary costs. Once a Stray is ready, we find them an adopter in the UK. You can read about the adoption process here. We offer full rescue back up for the lifetime of your Stray, which means on going support and advice, and finding your Stray a new home should the adoption not work out.
We also help find new adopters for dogs that have been born in the UK. We have a small team of dedicated fosters so some dogs & cats are available to meet prior to adoption. The vast majority of our Strays are through ‘direct adoption’, you do not meet them prior to adopting. We do not have kennels in the UK, we rely on our network of fosters or volunteers or finding emergency boarding should an adopter no longer be in a position to care for a dog or cat.
As a registered charity, all of our funding comes from public donations, and every penny is spent on the Strays. We rely on our supporters to sponsor our Strays on a monthly basis to help us keep them safe. We are all volunteers who give our time for free. Many of us fit our volunteering around full time work or other commitments.
You must be at least 21 years of age in order to adopt from us. The maximum age for adopting a puppy or a kitten (that is, a dog or cat younger than 3 years of age) is 67 and you must be in robust health. There is no maximum age for adopting, however anyone over 70 must have the support of family members or friends living nearby who are willing to help out should the need arise. Unless otherwise stated on the individual Stray profile, we ask for a secure, private garden with minimum 6ft fencing. We also ask for children to be 10+. In exceptional circumstances we will consider people who do not have direct access to a garden, or people who have young children, but only if we can match them to a suitable dog.
Unless otherwise agreed, all home checks are done virtually by 2 people who volunteer for the rescue, using either Messenger or WhatsApp. It may be possible to request a home visit, but only if we have a member of the team near your location. We will request that i.d. and proof of address is shown to our volunteers and we will request that a copy is sent to us for our records prior to rehoming any Stray to you. A contract will be issued and we request that the donation towards the costs of vaccinating and testing the animal and the carrier’s fees is made in full prior to the adoption of any Stray. Currently the minimum recommended donation is £450 per dog and £280 per cat. You can read about the tests we perform on puppies, adult dogs and on cats by clicking on the highlighted words.
Please make sure you have read about our adoption process before filling in an application form for a dog or a cat.
We look forward to receiving your application?