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  • Adopting from ASH

    Thank you for considering adopting a pet from ASH Animal Rescue

    Thank you so much for considering adoption and for thinking of ASH and our animals.  Many of our animals are here through no fault of their own and are hoping for a second chance, others are just hoping someone will come to offer them their first chance at life and a loving new home.

    All our animals are just hoping for a visit from someone special who will promise to love them forever and let them return the love in spades! 

    If you have seen a dog or cat on our website or Facebook page that you would like to meet and hopefully adopt we would love for you to come visit them during our opening hours, we do suggest you ring us first in case they have been adopted or have been booked to be adopted as our website and Facebook page is run by volunteers who are not here every day and may not have the latest information on the dogs or cats, our phone number is 059 647 3396.

    Adoption

    We have to take many things into consideration when matching an animal with a future owner and it is essential that we do everything we can to make the right match and ensure that the animal and its new owner will share a lifetime of happiness together.  

    Adopting a Dog from ASH Animal Rescue

    It is our intention that all our dogs will be vaccinated and neutered/spayed before rehoming.  Some puppies are too young to be neutered/spayed when they are being rehomed but we will seek assurances from anyone adopting that, when they are ready, they will be neutered/spayed. 

    If everybody in your family works full time or part time you might want to talk to us before you come out as it may limit you in your choice of animal and you may have to make arrangements for the care of the animal while you are out at work.

    We will expect all dogs, pups and adults to live in the house and be allowed to be part of the family.

    Donation

    We ask people to make a donation of €130 when adopting a dog from ASH.  Since September 2015 new laws require that we microchip all of our dogs and also transfer registration from ourselves to each new owner which has unfortunately made us increase our adoption donation.  

    We are a non-profit organisation and these donations contribute, albeit in a small way, to help cover our running costs.  

    There’s nothing quite like taking part in dog training classes with your new best friend.  Dogs are quick learners and any training is guaranteed to benefit dog and owner alike.   We are lucky to be able to offer vouchers for training classes with our dogs adoption pack. 

    Before you Adopt

    Before you adopt a dog or puppy from us we will ask you to complete the ‘Before you adopt form’.  This is really a fact finder for us where we’ll ask a number of questions about your house, garden and circumstances, please answer these questions truthfully, they are designed to find the dog that suits you best and also the home that suits the dog best.

    Visiting

    If you are planning to adopt a dog you will absolutely need to come and visit the dog and take them out for a walk (preferably with other members of the household) and spend a little quality time with them.  It’s important to get to know them a little before starting the rehoming procedure and making a decision that will affect you, the dog and everyone in your home for many years to come.

    We have a few special requests we hope you will consider before visiting.  We would ask that children are supervised during visits, no fingers (especially little ones!) should be slipped through kennel bars/mesh and just to remember that loud noises and excitement may upset some of our animals.  None of us want that to be fair.

    Opening Hours

    Please respect our opening hours as it’s so important for us to carry on our care for the animals during the times that we’re closed to the public.  On Friday we are closed all day. This is the only day in the week we’re closed.  This is such an important day for us to catch up on our animals’ longer term welfare.

    Adoption form and home check

    Once you have set your heart on a particular dog from ASH you will be asked to fill out and sign an adoption form.   Please review this form before coming to ASH to adopt an animal.  We will go through the adoption form and process with you and provide you with some advice on dog ownership.

    Home Check

    We will carry out home checks for all dogs.  These should be nothing to worry about, the person who is going to visit you will ring and arrange a suitable time with you.  There’s no need to start hoovering the house or anything like that – we’re only there to have a casual chat and to see that the dog is going to be safe (and won’t escape through a back fence/bush while you’re out), and that they will be happy and comfortable in your home and be part of the family just as promised.

    Adopting a Cat or Kitten from ASH Animal Rescue

    All kittens/cats over 6-7 months of age will be spayed/neutered. We do not vaccinate our cats/kittens due to lack of funding. We will stipulate that anyone adopting a kitten/cat from us will undertake to have them vaccinated. Both male and female kittens will have to be spayed/neutered once they are old enough (6-7 months).

    Donation

    For cats/kittens we ask for a donation of €20 for a kitten, €40 for an adult male and €45 for an adult female cat.

    We are a non-profit organisation and these donations contribute, albeit in a small way, to help cover our running costs.

    Before you Adopt

    Before you adopt a cat from us we will ask you to complete the ‘Before you adopt form’.  This is really a fact finder for us where we’ll ask a number of questions about your house, garden and circumstances, please answer these questions truthfully, they are designed to find the cat that suits you best and also the home that suits the cat best.

    Visiting

    If you are planning to adopt a cat you will absolutely need to come and visit the cat and spend a little quality time with them.  It’s important to get to know them a little before starting the rehoming procedure and making a decision that will affect you, the cat and everyone in your home for many years to come.

    We have a few special requests we hope you will consider before visiting.  We would ask that children are supervised during visits, no fingers (especially little ones!) should be slipped through mesh and just to remember that loud noises and excitement may upset some of our animals.  None of us want that to be fair.

    Opening Hours

    Please respect our opening hours as it’s so important for us to carry on our care for the animals during the times that we’re closed to the public.  On Friday we are closed all day. This is the only day in the week we’re closed.  This is such an important day for us to catch up on our animals’ longer term welfare.

    Adoption form 

    Once you have set your heart on a particular cat from ASH you will be asked to fill out and sign an adoption form.   Please review this form before coming to ASH to adopt an animal.  We will go through the adoption form and process with you and provide you with some advice on cat ownership.

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