Adopting a Foster Pup

Requirements: It is our experience that the primary reason people surrender their puppies, is because they have young children and are not prepared for the amount of work involved having both a puppy and a baby. Because each need your full care and attention, we suggest and encourage that you reapply once your child is at least 1 year old. Please note: You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt.

Adoption Events: We love to showcase our foster pups at events because it allows the community to see what our organization is all about. Since the adoption process takes about a week, you won’t be able to adopt a puppy at the event, but you can start thinking about if you are interested in starting the adoption process. We want to remind potential adopters that adoptions are not on a first come first served basis. If there are multiple applicants, we will do our best to find the best suitable home for the puppy. If you would like to see a foster pup prior to, or after an adoption event, you must have first completed the home check process, and be approved for adoption.

Pre-Application: The first step for adoption is messaging Puppy Rescue in Spain to fill out a short questionnaire. Puppies are quite a bit of work, and we want to make sure our adopters qualify before continuing the application process. You can find this form here.

Home Check: Following your pre-application, you will be notified of your status. If you have been approved to apply for adoption, a home checker will arrange to meet you and any additional family members at your home to conduct an interview. More information on this process can be found here.

Adoption Contract: If you have been approved for adoption, you will be offered an adoption contract. This legally binding document lays out some of the basic responsibilities of pet ownership. In addition to agreeing to take your pet when you PCS/ETS, you will also need to agree to spay or neuter your puppy between the ages of 6 months to a year.

Donation:  Puppy Rescue in Spain is a non-profit organization. The foster care of the puppies prior to, and after travel is provided by volunteers, and the delivery drivers who transport the puppies from Spain to Germany are also volunteers. We do ask that adopter reimburse PRS for the cost of the health check, passport, microchip, vaccinations, and travel. A donation of €300 (or €400-€425 if the pup was spayed/neutered), can be made to Puppy Rescue in Spain’s paypal account or by bank transfer.  There are occasions when other donors have already covered the cost of spaying/neutering.

Other Available Puppies: If you were approved for adoption, but the foster puppy that you wanted to adopt was adopted by another family; we encourage you to take a look at our other available pups. We also share pictures through our Facebook page

Note: If you are interested in fostering a dog, please see our fostering page.