Bei uns dreht sich alles um den Tierschutz von Hund& Cat!
14. December 2017 Christoph Comments 0 Comments
If you want to give a dog from the shelter a home, then this requires some time of preparation. First of all, there is the decision whether it should be a dog from an animal shelter in Germany, or from the foreign animal protection? In addition, you should be aware that the animal protectors (whether domestic shelter or foreign animal protection), a preliminary inspection at your home to see how the dog later lives. Some shelters also reserve the right to take the dog back if there are problems.
Tiere mit Vorgeschichte
There’s one thing you should be aware of when adopting a dog from a shelter: You are getting a four-legged friend with a history of. Some shelters know the dog’s history, some don’t.
In the case of dogs from foreign shelters, there is also the fact that many of these dogs do not know closed homes. Especially animals coming from Spain, Italy or Greece were often used as hunting dogs before and often kept in kennels. Therefore, it may well be that pee or poop, at least in the beginning, done in the apartment, because the dog does not know otherwise. But with a lot of love and patience (and one or the other hour in the dog school) you can get your four-legged friend out of such bad habits. That works, really!
Adoption from the shelter and foreign animal protection – the process
You have decided to adopt a dog from the shelter or foreign animal protection. A really great decision! Because, as mentioned above, you are getting a dog with a history, which can be a real challenge in some cases. First, clarify the following questions:
- Should it be an older or a younger dog or a puppy?
(Especially older dogs often don’t have the ideal chances to be placed, but they are just as great companions as a puppy)
- Pedigree dog and promenade mix?
- Do I and/or my family have enough time for the new family member? (you will get this question in the animal shelter and from the animal welfare also)
- Are there children in the household? (Some dogs prefer to live in a quiet household)
- Are there other animals in the household?
- Am I aware that a dog costs money (food costs, veterinary costs, dog tax, etc.)??
Then it’s on to the search. Many animal shelters now have a homepage on which they present their charges. The same applies to the various foreign animal protection organizations. If the dream dog is found you should call the shelter in advance and make an appointment, so that you can get to know the dog and the dog you. In addition, during the visit there is a detailed initial discussion with the employee of the shelter, which cares for the four-legged friend. There you can also learn more about the dog, its character, behavior, etc. and the shelter gets to know something about you as a potential adopter.
That’s when you’re usually allowed to walk your potential new four-legged friend to see if the chemistry is right. These Gassibesuche are repeated more often; how often is always dependent on the shelter. Because unlike at the breeder, where you can usually take the puppy immediately, patience is required with a dog from the shelter.
If the chemistry is right, and also otherwise all conditions are given, it goes to the preliminary control. Then, if this has gone well, you can (finally!) abholen. In der Regel wird dann noch eine Schutzgebuhr fallig, die sich aber in Grenzen halt.
Wenn Sie sich fur einen Hund aus dem Auslandstierschutz interessieren, ist der Ablauf ahnlich wie bei einem Tierheimhund.
If the dog is in a foster home in Germany, it can of course be visited there. In this case you can also "check" if the relationship between you and the dog is right. In addition, the foster home can also tell you a lot about the character of the dog, since he lives in the middle of the family, so to speak. If everything fits, the next step follows: The pre-control. Employees of the animal welfare association come to your home and check whether all the conditions are really as you stated. That is why most organizations also require you to fill out a form in advance, where you have to provide relatively detailed information.
If everything is then in order, the dog can move in with you.
If the dog is still abroad, the organization will try to bring it to Germany as soon as possible. The pre-check takes place before the dog enters the country. If your four-legged friend has arrived at the destination airport, you can either pick him up there or at a previously agreed location. By the way, also here a protection fee is due, and in some cases a part of the transport costs must be taken over.
Gelegentlich fuhren sowohl Tierheime als auch Auslandstierschutzorganisationen stichprobenartige Nachkontrollen durch, um zu sehen, dass es den Hunden auch gut geht.
By the way: Both the animal shelter and the animal welfare organizations are also available after the successful adoption of the dog with advice and assistance, if there should be any problems.