Animals In Distress (A.I.D.)

My name is Sandy

sandie 2.02.2011
sandie sandie
Sandy when found
Name: Sandy Ref: D-439
Sex: Female Sterilised Yes
Born: Early 2008 Ok with Dogs Yes
Breed: Labrador cross Ok with cats Maybe
Size: Large Ok with Children: Yes
Sandy  - Found laying on the side of the road exausted and dehydrated. She is sweet and gentle natured and must have been someones pet at one time. She has Leishmaniasis and is on tablets at the moment. She is one of our long term dogs. 



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For delivery to other countries please ask for a quote

What the Adoption fee includes when you adopt an Adult Dog from A.I.D.

  1. Health check
  2. Worming
  3. EU Passport
  4. Vaccination/s against diseases
  5. Vaccination against Rabies
  6. Registered Micro chip under your name
  7. Sterilising/Castrating
  8. Blood test for Leishmaniasis
  9. Health check before travel (if going to another country)

We ask for a minimum adoption fee of 180€ regardless of size of dog

When adopting a Puppy we have to ensure as best as we can that it will be sterilised when of age so the adoption fee is the same as an adult Dog. The puppy will have items 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 6 and when the puppy is of age, you will need to it bring back to our local vet to be Sterilised/Castrated, which will be at no extra cost to you.

If when puppy is of age and should you wish to have the puppy Sterilized/Castrated by your own local vet because of preference or distance, please note that no part of the Adoption fee will be returned and it will be used to help stray/abandoned/abused animals.

The adoption fee is always the same regardless where the dog has been under our care for a long time or whether the dog has had expensive operations e.g. due to a road accident or other…
If you are adopting one of our rescue dogs and you want it delivered to the UK, you also need to take into account the cost of the transport, which is a minimum of 250 euros depending which Region the adoptee lives?

ADOPTING A DOG - (We reserve the right to deny the adoption of an animal)

NOTES - We do not receive any type of government or local authority funding to help the animals and we purely rely on fund raising. Every dog or cat that comes under our care is wormed, vaccinated, micro chipped and sterilised. The medical bill for each animal ranges from 70 – 210 euros or more each. This amount does not include things like other operations, food, collars, leads, flights, travel boxes etc.

Each long stay animal can cost on average 30 euros per month to feed, worm and flee treatment. This cost does not include vet treatment for other medical conditions that the animal may have.

What can I expect from my adopted dog?
Many dogs are found in a vastly neglected and malnourished state.
These dogs have had to fight to find food and survive.
Please keep this in mind if you want to adopt one of our dogs.
You cannot expect them to be the perfect pet from the first day. Some dogs need from a few days to a few months of trust and slow adjustment is needed.

Please do not give up after only 24 hours, how can you expect a dog to get to know and understand things in such a short time?
Some of these dogs have had a very sad past others are simply pets that have suddenly been left without a home, we therefore ask you to think twice before adopting and give these animals some time.
Some dogs have never been in a house, much less had love and hugs.

Every animal that comes in to us is prepared for this as they get as much love and attention as possible in our foster homes, but when they are adopted they are suddenly taken away and for some dogs this is another stressful situation but with enough patience and love things will turn out alright.

Adult dogs will need to understand commands in a new language, which will be very strange for them.
While the dogs are in our foster homes we try and teach them in English the basic commands e.g. come, sit, stay as well as walk on the lead and most answer to their new given name.
We get to know their character so that we can advise you when you place an adoption enquiry but will also advise you as to which dog would be most suitable for you.

Unfortunately, many people expect the perfect dog!
People will sometimes adopt a dog and after one week he still pees or messes in their new home or maybe barks a bit too much or he growls a bit, which is not a problem so they decide that the dog must be returned without making an effort to make it work.
Unfortunately you are adopting a dog, not purchasing a jar of coffee and you do not like that flavour so you exchange it or return it to the supermarket.
It is a living creature, sometimes with a very sad past, so we would prefer that you thought about it 10 times before you make the decision to adopt.

If you adopt a puppy please be patient as he will need more attention and he will for sure have little accidents all over the house. Make sure that you have some newspaper down and show it to the pup as that tends to work most of the time and take him out at regular intervals.
A grown dog will need lots of reassurance and love and be taken out at regular times on the lead for walks and to do their business

Unfortunately we can not always predict the behavior of a grown dog once he is in his new home, many factors can cause stress e.g. children, cats other dogs they do not know.

People are free to decide whether to buy a pure bred dog or adopt one from us or a refuge, but please remember that every time you buy a dog from a shop or breeder, you are killing a dog because if we cannot home our dogs then we cannot make space for others that could possible end up dead on the road, starve to death or end up in the local dog pound.

Every day we try and help animals and when we cannot we sometimes lay awake at night worrying as to where or what has happened to that poor dog
There biggest joy for us is when one of our dogs finally finds a forever home and we receive photos and information on their progress.
All we can do is hope that the new owners have made a conscious choice and that they have thought about it many times before the adoption