Adoption Application

Thank you for taking the time to complete the below application form! We understand that this is a long form that will take a little time to read through and complete but it is intended to ensure the best fit between home and animal, and to ensure that everyone is aware of all the procedures.
Below the form, you will find the adoption Ts & Cs. Please read through them carefully so you can get a better idea of what to expect. All rules are there for the welfare of the animals, as well as to ensure a good rehoming experience for you.

We thank you for changing lives by adopting a FAWbie. 

The Parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. Duties of the Adopter towards the animal/s
    • The adopter undertakes to care for, love and make part of the family the animal/s listed above.
    • The adopter will ensure that the animal/s is/are comfortable and safe, with access to shelter.
    • The adopter undertakes to provide plenty of fresh water and food for the animal/s every day.
    • The adopter will ensure that his/her property is safe for animals. This includes but is not limited to covering/fencing pool/ponds, securing walls/fences, and removing health risks.
    • The adopter ensures that the animal/s will not be mistreated in any way, which includes but is not limited to chaining up, tying up or confining the animal/s unnecessarily.
    • The adopter ensures that the animal/s will not be left alone for long periods of time.
    • The adopter will ensure that the animal/s is/are healthy. This includes seeking veterinary treatment when necessary, vaccinating the animal/s and sterilising the animal/s.
    • If an adopter is adopting a puppy or kitten:
      • The adopter undertakes to complete the animal/s vaccinations and deworming.
      • The adopter undertakes to sterilise the animal/s at approximately 6 months of age (this is included in the adoption fee).
      • The adopter understands that vaccinations taking place after adoption will be at his/her own cost.
    • The adopter undertakes to not sell, rehome or give away the animal/s.
      • If, for any reason, the adopter is unable to keep or care for the animal/s, he/she will contact FAW for assistance.
    • The adopter ensures that the animal/s will not be surgically/cosmetically altered in any way, which includes but is not limited to tail docking, ear cropping and vocal cord removal.
      • The only exception to this clause is if there are medical reasons which have been discussed with FAW.
  1. Duties of the Adopter towards FAW:
    • The adopter will inform FAW of any change of address or contact details.
    • The adopter undertakes to allow FAW representatives to make follow-up visits to check on the animal/s.
    • The adopter undertakes to pay a once-off, non-refundable adoption fee to FAW before taking the animal/s.
    • The adopter undertakes to allow the animal/s to be microchipped before going to their permanent homes. FAW will register this.
  1. FAW warrants the following:
    • FAW will provide veterinary treatment for pre-existing conditions within a period of 7 days from the date of the agreement. The treatment will be done at a FAW-approved veterinary practice due to the welfare rates offered.
      • Should the animal/s require veterinary treatment within the 7 day period, the adopter must contact FAW immediately to arrange the treatment.
      • After the 7 day period, all veterinary fees will be at the adopter’s own cost.
      • If the adopter does not contact FAW within the 7 day period to arrange the treatment and takes the animal/s to a private veterinary practice, FAW will not be liable to pay the fees.
    • FAW will re-home the animal/s if the adopter is unable to keep the animal/s. However, the adopter must allow a reasonable period of time for FAW to find a foster, a new home or space at a shelter.
    • FAW will sterilise puppies and kittens that are adopted under the age of 6 months. The cost of the sterilisation is included in the adoption fee. This will be done at a FAW-approved veterinary practice and it is the adopter’s responsibility to bring the animal for its appointment and collect it again afterwards.
      • If the adopter wishes to use their own vet, this will be done at their own cost and a proof of sterilisation must be provided to FAW.
    • FAW vouches that, to the best of our knowledge, the animal/s is/are healthy at the time of the adoption
      • If the animal has a health condition, this has been discussed with the new owner.
    • All information provided by the adopter will be handled as confidential, and will not be disclosed to any third party without the adopter’s consent.
  1. Exemption Clause
    • FAW is not responsible for any costs incurred due to injury or damage caused by FAW animals to the adopter, any third party, any existing pets or any property.
      • This includes damage or injury that is caused during the viewing of the animal/s and after the adoption.
  1. Cancellation clause
    • If the adopting party breaches any of the terms of the contract, FAW will be entitled to cancel the contract and remove the animal/s from the adopter’s property and return the animal/s to FAW.