Adoption Terms and Conditions

For dog adoptions:
You understand that the dog will be rehomed as a house pet and is not to be kept kennelled or chained up outside.

The dog will be rehomed to you as a companion, not as a guard dog or for breeding purposes. OAS will at times retain ownership of the dog, and reserves the right to reclaim if it feels the dog is not being fed, housed or cared for to its satisfaction. Should the dog ever leave your care it must be returned to OAS.

You understand that you are subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which means that you can receive an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to 6 months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. A ‘dangerously out of control’ dog can be defined as a dog that has injured someone or a dog that a person has grounds for reasonable apprehension that it may do so. Something as simple as your dog chasing, barking at or jumping up at a person or child could lead to a complaint, so ensure that your dog is under control at all times.

It is extremely important that you are aware of the law so please do your research before adopting a dog.

For kitten adoptions:
You agree to have the kitten(s) neutered by a qualified vet by a date specified by OAS, at your own cost. You will be given a neutering certificate at time of adoption. Failure to do this may result in the pet being returned to OAS for neutering and then re-homed to a different owner.

For all adoptions:
You understand that full liability for any veterinary fees incurred at any future date remain your liability, unless an exemption is agreed on the adoption form.

You understand that although we tell you everything we know about the animal, we do not always have a complete history and therefore cannot guarantee behaviour etc. It may take six months or more for the dog to settle in.

You understand that all deposits and adoption fees are non refundable

If you live in rented accommodation OAS will require a letter from your landlord or estate agent to confirm that your tenancy agreement allows pets.