The adoption fee is £250 for a dog, payable prior adoption or on the day.Please note we do not accept cheques.
We are a small organisation and rely on volunteers to carry out our homechecks. We aim to organise them as soon as we can but it can take up to 10 days to set one up depending on your area, please bear with us :)
Once a homechecker contacts you, please may we kindly ask that you respond within 48hrs to make arrangements, as homecheckers will pass on other homechecks to accommodate us. After 48hrs, if we have not been able to get in contact with you, we have to cancel the arrangements with the volunteer to free up their time for others.
We prioritise families who are in a position to adopt, can you please confirm that you are intending to adopt within the month providing we match you with the right animal.
We do not deliver dogs, all adoptions need to take place at the kennels. Most of our dogs are located in Waltham Abbey, Essex. If a dog is located elsewhere, it will be indicated on the profile. All family members will need to come and meet the dog(s) you are interested in adopting.
Most of our dogs have never lived in a home and families adopting need to be committed to house training, basic training and recall training. Some of our dogs are more advanced and have learnt the basics, but as a general rule our families should expect to invest in training.
For those with gardens/outdoor space: any enclosed garden where your new dog will be off-lead will need to be 100% secure. Solutions can always be found to dog-proof outdoor areas that aren't but please note that this is a rehoming requirement for Love Underdogs
And last but not least..
Underdogs remain part of our extended family throughout their lifetime. We ask for regular updates during the settling in period following an adoption, and a yearly update after that. We are committed to our dogs and our forever families and this allows us to support you and your dog. If this level of communication feels like too much for you, then an Underdog may not be right for you. If you are open to the idea of becoming part of our wonderful extended family, then we look forward to hearing from you.