Adoption Policy


Finding the right dog for each individual is very important to us, that’s why we have an adoption process. Please take your time to think about what type of dog you are after, and what type of dog is right for you and your family.

We work really hard to find each adopter the right pet. Each adoption is approved on an individual basis. Some animals may not be considered appropriate for your particular situation, in that case the adoption won’t proceed.

Many of the animals in our care have had a tough time, so it’s very important that their next home is the right one where they’ll spend the rest of their lives.

Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring incredible rewards, but only if you’re willing to make the necessary commitments.

Please think about your adoption decision carefully and thoroughly!

Adoption policies:

Our policies are in place to ensure that the best homes are found for our animals.

All dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated prior to leaving the shelter.

To provide permanent identification, all dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will arrive with a microchip. We will supply the microchip number during the adoption process. We request that you register your pet’s microchip prior to their arrival.

Stray planet does not charge an adoption fee. We ask adopters to cover any fees we incur sending their dog to them. This will include blood tests where necessary, flight crate and flights.

You must be 18 years of age or older. We want to make sure it’s a good fit for everyone! A pet is a family member and so all members of the family need to be in agreement about when to adopt a pet, and which pet to adopt.

You must have your landlords consent to bring an animal into the property. If you rent or lease you must have written permission from their landlord before an adoption can be approved. If you have a yard it should be well fenced.

We may carry out a home-visit and in some cases suggest minor changes that will ensure your home is as pet friendly as possible. We may request a reference from your current veterinary clinic.

If you are planning to adopt a dog and already have other animals, you should tell us as much as possible about them so we can make sure the dog you have chosen is suitable for your family. Crating of dogs is not allowed. Any adopter wishing to crate a dog will not be approved.

You must always use a leash when you are talking the dog outside of the house.

We do not:

-give dogs or cats to adopters who are likely to use them to hunt live animals or use them as guard dogs

-to people who are away from home for long periods and the dogs doesn’t get any chance of socializing. Pets that are left outside to do not bond as readily with their owners and are prone to nuisance behaviors like barking, escaping, roaming, digging, predatory behavior and other destruction. If applicants currently have an “outdoor pet” their adoption may be denied.

Other points to note:

As the new owner, you agree to take full responsibility for the care and well-being of your pet for its lifetime. Once the adoption is finalized, you will be responsible for all medical bills and decisions regarding your pet.

Once your pet has arrived home we will contact you on a regular basis to make sure you and your new pet are adjusting well to your new life together.

If you are in the process of moving, we’ll suggest that you make the adoption once you have settled down. In that way the dog will adjust to the new environment more easily.