Ferquently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
Our rescue is based in the South East of the UK, however we do not have UK kennels. We mostly home dogs straight from Romania to homes in the UK, and our foster dogs are all in homes in the UK. We are able to home anywhere in mainland UK

Where are your dogs?
Our dogs are all still in Romania unless they are in foster in the UK, where next to their name it will state (IN UK).

How much does it cost for a dog to come over? How much is the adoption fee?
The adoption fee is £150 - £250 if over 5 years old. This includes everything – all vaccinations, passport, microchip, defleaing, worming and also travel to the UK. We ask for this to be paid in two installments, £100 non returnable deposit, this is paid once you reserve the dog of your choice. The second installment of £100- £150 which is payable 14 days before your new family pet is due to travel.

If you pick a dog that can come over in 4 weeks, then we will ask for the full amount.

Do I need to have lots of money to afford a dog?

No, but it helps to have some, everything requires some spending as you need to feed them, give them the right equipment they need, Like: Lead, Collar, Harness, Bedding, Bowls, Crate if needed. Items to travel safely. Some of the dogs may come over needing a good bath, please clean their ears, Eyes. You do need to be prepared to take your pet to the vets as they could come over maybe with a weepy eye? etc. So you will need to have pennies for this. Please take this all in to consideration when adopting any dog, even the ones you buy from breeders. No dog is ever perfect, you will have your hands in your pocket at some time in their life.

We do also ask you take out insurance.

Animal Friends is a good one for rescue's. Please Note when asked how much you paid for your pet. You put £0 (NIL) as your paying the donation for the services the rescue are providing. Your payment is not buying the Dog. this pays for the Vaccinations, Microchipping, Administration and Transport to the UK Defra approved kennels.

 

Will the dog be neutered/spayed?
We try to get our dogs neutered or spayed if possible before travelling over. If they are too young we will make sure to inform you that it will be your responsibility to have them done once old enough, around 6 months of age.

 
What breeds are your dogs?
All of our dogs are mixed breeds with an unknown family history. We cannot be help responsible for getting the sizing wrong, We have to go by the vets in Romania.
 
How do we start the process to adopt?
Apply using the form on our website and we will give you a call, either that evening if the application is during the day or the following evening if at night, but we aim to call with in 48 hours. If you haven’t heard form us, then there may have been a problem with submitting your application. So we ask that you email us at:  sevenstraysrescue@gmail.com
 
Will we need a homecheck?
Yes, once we have spoken to you a homecheck will be arranged, it is usually completed within one - two weeks. We will get back to you as soon as possible with our decision

Can I Adopt/Foster if living in rented Accomodation?
Yes, But we will need to see proof first, such as tenancy agreement, letter from your landlord with their name and address on also telephone number. or we can write/email your landlord if you cant show either of these.

 
We live in a flat with no garden. Can we still adopt?
Yes, providing the specific dog is a good match for your home and lifestyle. Over 3 yrears of age. Apply and we can speak further.
 

We have young children. Can we still adopt?

As from 17-3-17 we have changed the way we run regarding adopting with children under the age of 10 years old. Please email sevenstraysrescue@gmail.com before you apply with the ages of your children and also what experience you have with dogs. This change is, because of the amount of dogs that are being returned back to the rescue.

Over 10 years
Yes,and providing the specific dog is the right match for your family.and that you put in the time to train and sort any problem's. We cannot be held responsible for any action that may come because no boundries have been set. Apply and we can speak further.

 

How long does the whole process take?
From initial application to when the dog arrives usually takes 3-4 weeks, sometimes longer.

 
How does the dog travel over? What are the laws?
The dog must be at least 15 weeks old and have had the rabies vaccination, as well as the KC vaccine and also wormed and deflead. The dogs come over by a DEFRA-approved dog transport company, the journey is roughly 2 days by van. Once they arrive in the UK they have to stay in kennels for 48 hours and then they are free to leave.
 
Where do we collect the dog?
We have several different locations in the UK to collect dogs – if you get in touch with us we can let you know your nearest collection point. Collections are usually on a Saturday
 

What do we need to take to collect the dog?
You are required to take a slip lead (as we cannot be sure a dog will not slip a collar or harness) and a travel crate in your car so the dog is secure and cannot easily jump out when a door is opened as, even the calmest of dog can be waiting to escape, bare in mind that although you might be calm, loving and affectionate to you new pet, to them you are still a stranger, they have spent many hours bumping around in a van and they may feel completely disorientated.

 
What should we bare in mind the first few days of having the dog?
A lot of our dogs come over scared, and haven’t had a very consistent routine the last week. So take it easy with them, we advise keeping them inside for the first 48 hours just to let them settle. When taking them out, we recommend a slip lead and/or twin training lead attached to both harness and collar, until you know they can be trusted not to bolt. They are not to be let off lead for at least 6-8 weeks till you have 110% trust in them.
 

Will the dog be toilet trained?
Our dogs may not been toilet trained due to living in outside kennels, however these dogs are very smart and most pick it up almost instantly knowing exactly where to go from day one. But, the ones that are in foster care have been trained, however for the first few days they may mess, this is due to their routine been turned upside down and they may feel scared, Please bare this in mind.

 
Can I Foster with a veiw to Adopt ?

Yes you can in some cases.

We are having to ask, that you can pay a deposit of £150, This is to show us you are serious about wanting to try with the new dog. If you find the dog doesn't fit in with your family life, You will still Foster the dog under your fostering terms and conditions. Once your foster dog has got their new home. The rescue will then refund you your £150 back. (This is to cover the transport cost).

 
Any other qeustions not on here, please email us and we will get back to you asap