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Adoption Process

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Merlin’s Adoption Process

We re-home to anyone who can care for a dog, it doesn't matter if you work full-time or have children. Every home has something to offer. More than anything, we look for your commitment and ability to provide everything the dog needs. Then it's just a case of finding a dog that is suitable.

Our policies are linked to our dogs and not to you as a person.


Adoption Requirements

  • Prospective owners must be 18 or older and financially independent

  • Homecheck is required - this checks for the safety and security of the dog once it is in your home

  • We strongly recommend that pet insurance must be taken out on the dog for the life of the dog - to ensure that veterinary care and liability is covered in the event of an accident

  • Everyone in the home must be in agreement about adopting a dog

  • Your fencing must be of a level to ensure the selected dog cannot jump over it – ideal is a minimum of 6ft, solid fencing around the entire back garden

  • New owners must be willing to provide their chosen dog with the level of exercise and stimulation it requires everyday

  • New owners to give the dog reasonable time to settle in and adjust to their new life which can take up to 6 months, sometimes longer depending on what the dog has experienced

  • If you are unable to keep the dog it must be returned to us. However, this is not a get out clause. Adopters must be willing to work through situations to try and keep the dog

  • An adoption agreement  must be completed and signed on the day the dog is reserved for you (this is usually after the homecheck has been successfully completed) and a non refundable deposit payable. The balance of the adoption fee will be payable 2 weeks before the dog goes to its new home

  • No Merlin's dog should be PTS without prior communication with Merlin's Haven

  • Please click here for information on adoption fees

  • Annual vaccinations, flea and worming treatment and insurance must be kept valid and up to date.

Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person

We Welcome Any Dog / Cat Food, Beds, Linen, Or Anything Which Can Assist Us.


PayPal (SafePay) Donation

Over the Phone

If You Have Any Ideas On How To Raise Funds, Please Call Us

(00357) 992 42501

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