Adoption Process

Stage One – Showing an Interest

Once you have seen the dog you would like to adopt, fill out the INTEREST FORM. We will then process your application and arrange a home check.

By completing the interest form, you are stating an interest in adopting through One Paw at A Time Dog Rescue. Your chosen One Paw Dog will be assessed by the One Paw Team and suited to most appropriate adoptive parent. If our One Paw Dog has already been appointed a foster family, they will be offered first refusal.

Once you have applied to possibly adopt one of our dogs, then a £50 deposit would need to be taken and only if the home “check fails” would the £50 Deposit be returned to you.

If the home check passes but you then back out of the adoption the deposit will not be refunded.
The deposit will be taken from the final cost of adoption donation which would need to be paid by bank transfer or PayPal after you have been told the home check has passed and confirmed for adoption.

None of our dogs will come into their new home, without the adoption donation paid, this is needed to pay for the travel costs and prep and foster which costs us more than the adoption donation.

Stage Two – Successful home-check

Once the home check has been passed, we will put forward your interest to adopt. The chosen adoptive parent will be contacted to arrange a meet with the One Paw Dog. We would prefer you to visit the foster home, as the dog will be more relaxed in their own territory. If the meet and greet is successful, you will be asked to complete an adoption form where a signature will be required.

 Stage Three – Paper work

After the completion of Stage One, an adoption donation will be required. Bank transfer or PayPal payment must be received before your One Paw Baby arrives with you.

All documents are now online in the Adoption Form page. If you would like a hard copy please make your us aware of this.

All our One Paws are vaccinated, microchipped, fully treated for fleas and worms. Adults will be neutered while puppies will be done at 12 months of age.

One Paw Adoption Fees:
Adults: £250
Puppies: £250
We are happy to answer any questions regarding our adoption process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.