Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all dogs will have a rabies vaccination, a course of DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Parainfluenza) vaccinations and the Kennel Cough vaccination (except in the case of older dogs where we do not give the KC vaccination).
Many of our dogs have gone to live happily with new owners in properties without a garden (flats/apartments etc.) We recognise that everyone’s circumstances are different so we treat all of our potential adopters and dogs as individuals. We would try and match you up with a dog that we think would be best for you, your home and, of course for the dog.
We ask all our potential adopters about any outside space their property may have and, as part of the home check process, the home checker will look at your environment and whether it is suitable for the dog you want to adopt and may make recommendations.
Adult dogs will generally be neutered before travelling unless very old or considered medically unfit for surgery. Puppies under 6 months will not be neutered and for large breed puppies under 10 months will not be neutered. Adopters will be expected to cover the costs of neutering their puppy and confirm to the rescue that it has been done.
Like humans, every dog is different. Many love children, but some are not suitable for living with children, or may not be suitable for living with very young children. Should you have your heart set on a particular dog from our website that is sadly not right for your family circumstances, we will discuss this with you and do our best to find the right dog for all of you.
The vast majority of Amicii dog adoptions lead to long, happy and loving relationships between the dog and their humans. However, if for whatever reason you feel your chosen dog is not correct for you or your family then you MUST contact us via our Rescue Backup Service. We can work through any issues with you or, if you believe these to be insurmountable then we will take the dog back into our care. This is part of your contractual agreement with Amicii and under no circumstances should you take any other course of action regarding an Amicii dog.
Normally we will try to arrange a collection location within an hour of your home address. Due to geographies we have to make different arrangements for Scotland and the Isle of Man. One of our adoptions team would contact you to discuss specific arrangements for the collection of your dog.
There is a link to the online application form within the details of each of our dogs, however you can access the form directly by clicking here.
If you are interested in multiple dogs then please only fill out ONE application form and list the dogs you are interested in on that single form. Please do not submit multiple applications, one per dog, as we are a very small team of volunteers and this adds to our already heavy workload.
Generally, yes. If there is a particular dog you are interested in fostering, we are happy to consider it. Otherwise we will talk to you about dogs and puppies that need our help and see whether any of them would be a good fit for you.
The process for fostering is the same as for adopting. You should complete our online application form with details of the dog(s) you are interested in. Our adoption team will review this and contact you to arrange a home check if your application is deemed suitable. If the home check is carried out and all is fine, then a fostering contract needs to be completed and signed.
There are three main parts to the adoption process. Firstly, you should complete our online application form with details of the dog(s) you are interested in. If you are interested in multiple dogs then please only complete ONE form, listing all the dogs. Please don't complete one form per dog as this increases our workload. Our adoptions team will review this and contact you to arrange a home check if your application is deemed suitable. If the home check is carried out and all is fine, then an adoption contract needs to be completed and signed. The process for adopting an Amicii dog is the same, regardless of whether the dog is currently in the UK or in Romania.