Frequently Asked Questions

What is a homecheck?

A homecheck is a visit by an experienced volunteer to make sure your home is safe & happy environment for your new rescue dog. Also, to make sure your new dog would be a good addition to your particular family. Different dogs suit different families.

How much does it cost to adopt an SPDC dog?

The adoption fee for an adult dog is €195 and a puppy €165 The adoption fee covers tests for 4dx plus for heartworm disease, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and anaplasmosis, leishmania snap test, vaccines and rabies, microchip, deworming pills, neutering (if old enough), tick flea treatment, fit-to-fly examination and TRACES-paperwork, and an EU-pet passport. SPDC dogs when adopted have 5 weeks free insurance. We convert the Euro price to UK pounds at the current exchange rate.

The travel costs are in addition to the adoption fee.

A dog already in the UK in foster costs £250 to adopt

How much are the travel costs to get a dog to the UK from Cyprus?

This depends on many different things from the size of your dog to where in the UK you live. Travel costs start at £250 but can be as high as £350. Our rescue dogs are usually flown to Paris with Aegean and are transported by road with a licensed pet courier to various drop-off points in the U.K. where the adopter collects from.  SPDC also send dogs on direct flights to the UK where adopters would collect from the airport. The transport costs will be more accurate when we know where you live in the UK.

Does my rescue dog have to go into quarantine?

No, all SPDC dogs travel on the EU passport scheme and therefore do not need quarantine.

Can I adopt an SPDC dog if I have young children or go out to work?

Yes, we have no set rules on who can and can’t adopt a dog. We homecheck and assess every home individually. Every home might not be suitable for every dog. We will match your home and family to a suitable dog if the home check is successful. If you go out to work we would need to see adequate provisions were made for the dog whilst you were at work. For example doggie day care or a dog walker.

What happens if I can no longer look after my SPDC dog?

SPDC offer Rescue Back Up for life. This means if for any reason you can no longer look after your dog SPDC will take the dog back and find another suitable home. This means no SPDC dog should ever end up in a UK rescue centre.