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We have no fixed tariff for adoption, but a financial contribution to cover the costs incurred in preparing an animal for adoption is usually expected. This is normally between 200 – 300 euros and you will be asked to leave this, by cheque or cash, at the time of adoption. Where appropriate, the animal will be tattooed or microchipped, vaccinated and sterilised. Phoenix pensioners qualify for a veterinary grant of up to 700 euros towards their care (PPP).

Where do I go?
You should expect to visit the dog/cat in its foster home and prior to this, be prepared to answer questions (by phone, email or during a home visit) about your circumstances, such as whether you have a fenced garden, other animals, young children and whether you’re at home most of the time etc. These questions are not intended to be intrusive. We are just anxious to avoid a mismatch – as are you! If your Phoenix Rescue is not yet neutered then you will be expected to accept responsibility to neuter your adopted animal at the earliest date in agreement with your vet.

You will complete and sign two re-homing forms – one for you and one for us. You will then leave with your new friend, their vaccination book/Passport and in the case of a dog, a collar. If you’re adopting a dog, we strongly advise you to come with a dog-tag, engraved with your phone number, and ready to attach to the collar. We pride ourselves on a very high rate of adoption success.

When do I become the legal owner?
The I-CAD microchip chip document of ownership will be transferred to the new owner 28 days after the adoption date or before, at the request of the new owner.

What if the adoption doesn’t work out?
If the adoption of any animal fails within 28 days, he/she can be returned on the condition that suitable foster space is available. If you wish, the adoption contribution will be reimbursed in full. After the period of 28 days, Phoenix will have no obligation to take the animal back, nor to return the adoption contribution.

Bergerac SPA

Many of the more vulnerable animals are taken into our care from Bergerac SPA. To view all the animals at Bergerac SPA, please visit their website. If you would like to adopt directly from them, we are happy to assist with the adoption. If you would like an English speaking person to accompany you, please contact Sue Rees, on or Kevin King on 06 30 78 33 96, quoting the dog’s name and SPA reference number. Dogs adopted from the SPA will be chipped and fully vaccinated before adoption.

Marsac SPA (Perigueux)

To view the entire selection of animals available at Marsac SPA please visit their website.

If you would like an English speaking person to accompany you to Marsac SPA, please contact Gillian, who volunteers at Marsac SPA, on or 06 21 59 16 72, quoting the dog’s name and SPA reference number.

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