Application Form to Adopt a Rescue Dog
Registered Charity Number CHY 16481
Please fill-out the details below and hit submit. We will be in touch shortly. The details that you provide will help us to match you with the dog best suited to your home and circumstances.
Before you complete the form…
You must be over 21 years of age to adopt a dog from Dogs in Distress.
Ultimately it will be necessary for the head of your household to sign the Dogs in Distress adoption papers and take legal responsibility for the dog. If you are not this person please discuss this requirement with the head of household before completing the adoption form.
Dogs in Distress require a minimum garden fence height of 5.5ft; this is to ensure that when the dogs goes into the garden he is totally safe. If you have a garden please be sure your fence meets this requirement before completing the adoption form.
As part of adoption application process a home visit from a Dogs in Distress volunteer to you home will take place. Please bear in mind that we do not make adoption decisions based on who has seen the dog first or who has completed an application the earliest. The well-being of the dog is our paramount concern and dogs will be placed with the best available home.
The minimum donation for adopting a DID dog is €150. Dogs are re-homed wormed, neutered/spayed*, microchipped and with their 1st vaccination as a minimum. This donation does not cover the total cost of the veterinary treatment. Most receive much more medical care to bring them back to health. None of this donation goes toward administration costs. All of our volunteers pay for their own phone bills, petrol and other expenses. Please take this into consideration when making a donation to us.
*Pups less than 6 month old can’t be neutered/spayed. Those who adopt a pup of under 6 months must commit to having the pup neutered/spayed at 6 months by the Dogs in Distress vet (location permitting). Just a €50 donation is requested to part fund this once the dog is old enough to be neutered/spayed.