Do you have room in your heart and home for one of our rescue animals?
There’s plenty of information contained in the FAQs below. If there is something we missed, or you’re just not sure about, please contact us via the Contact Us link.
When you’re ready, scroll to the bottom of this page for links to contact us, animals currently in foster care and rehab, and some of our Happy Tails success stories.
Our online adoption application form is coming very soon – in the interim please use the contact us link to send us an email and we’ll send the form to you.
The ROAR adoption process consists of these steps:
Awesome! All you have to do is add the animals’ name in the space on the Adoption Application Form so we know you have a specific interest.
Please remember that there may be others interested in that animal too and our aim is always to find the home that best suits the individual animal.
We LOVE pre-approved applicants and we will always be happy to maintain approved applications on our records so that we can contact you when a rescue comes in that suits your preferences and lifestyle.
Yes! ROAR love waiting lists. It means that if we are approached to take in an animal we know we may already have a prospective home for them to go to. We also hear of many animals needing new homes that may not otherwise come to ROAR so if we know what you are looking for we can either take them on or put you in contact with them.
Not quite. ROAR is committed to placing the right animal in the right home where both adopter and animal are well matched. The pre-approval process allows ROAR to understand what you are looking for in terms of personality and needs and help find you the ideal companion. While pre-approval means that ROAR thinks you are a great home, the adoption process for each animal will be determined on their individual needs.
If you’ve let us know that you have a particular interest in one of our rescue animals that is available for adoption we’ll definitely make sure you’re considered. Please bear in mind that, if you don’t end up adopting that animal, it will simply be because there was another home that better suited that animal. We will always be happy to discuss this with you.
How long is that piece of string?? 🙂 Unfortunately we can’t give any guarantees or timelines as this depends entirely on what your lifestyle and preferences are, and when we have an animal available for adoption that suits you.
If you have been pre-approved as an adopter we will contact you as soon as we receive an animal we think is suitable. Once their vet work (if any needed) has been done and a meet and greet completed you can begin your adoption trial.
If you haven’t been pre-approved the process will take longer as an application form and home-check will be required.
We hope you’ll be patient though……our rescues are always worth waiting for!
A home check involves one of the ROAR team visiting your home to give us a better understanding of where the animal will be living. It gives us a good chance to meet existing pets, discuss any concerns about fencing etc and allows us to make suggestions that will enable a smooth transition to your home.
At ROAR we our aim is to adopt the right pet with the right person. We look at all applicants to see who would be the best suited to the animal’s personality and needs. The best way to be matched with a ROAR animal is to become pre-approved as an adopter and when the right one comes along we will be able to contact you for a meet and greet.
We actually insist that our animals have a minimum two week trial period to make sure they are well suited to your family. We want to set you both up for success and many happy years to come.
We pride ourselves on our post adoption support and will always be available to help with the transition to your home and in the weeks and years following should any concerns arise. We also offer lifetime support for all ROAR animals where they are welcomed back to us should your circumstances change and you are no longer able to care for them.
Some “in care” animals at ROAR are deemed permanent residents due to the nature of their health or various challenges. These animals may be located at the ROAR Sanctuary or placed in palliative foster care in homes around the country. ROAR supports the costs associated with these animals for the rest of their lives.
There’s nothing better than seeing family pets playing or curled up together sleeping. Each ROAR animal is an individual and we will be able to tell you if they would enjoy living with other animals and which ones. Most will but we also take in some fear reactive dogs that are not comfortable with other animals.
We will supervise all meets and greets with your existing animals and support you through the introduction process to make sure your new family member fits in well.
Most definitely if deemed appropriate for the animal you are interested in to travel. We are happy to discuss how post adoption support will cover you.
ROAR has no set adoption fee as each animal is as unique as the home they will be going in to. Because our focus is on animals with special needs we also take into consideration the likely ongoing costs for the animal being adopted.
We do ask for a donation that goes towards covering some of the costs of their time with us. We are happy to discuss this with you.
All animals that come to ROAR receive a veterinary health-check. If needed, animals will be vaccinated, wormed and desexed (if appropriate for large animals) by ROAR. Due to many of our animals having special needs any ongoing medical concerns (if any) and subsequent management will be fully disclosed to potential adopters.