How to adopt an animal from our shelter
To all our friends past, present and future. At the moment, due to the decision of the Director of the Shelter and the city authorities, the Paluch Shelter is closed to volunteers and the general public. Our dogs and cats are being looked after by employees who work here day in and day out and we are restricting contact with these staff members in order to provide animals with uninterrupted care during this time of crisis.
❣️ Adoptions are still very much possible – but for the time being there is no possiblity of pre-adoption meetings so only dogs without behavioral problems and cats can be adopted.
Therefore we ask you to:
⚠️ Think seriously about whether you are ready to adopt. Talk to your loved ones to check that they will be able to temporarily take care of your dog / cat in the event of your quarantine or at the very least be able to walk your dog whilst taking the necessary precautions. Carefully read the description of the dog on our internet site;
⚠️ Call a volunteer, talk openly and honestly about your options and find out if the dog / cat you have chosen is right for you according to the volunteer.
⚠️ Download the pre-adoption questionnaire from the Shelter’s website fill it out at home and send to the Adoption Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
⚠️ The Adoption Office will contact you by phone and ask additional questions. Upon positive opinion from a volunteer who will arrange a date of adoption you come to the shelter to sign an adoption agreeement and take the animal home.
If you would like to adopt a dog or a cat, consider your decision carefully. Please do not decide on the spur of the moment. Think about the following questions:
– Looking at the database of animals up for adoption
– Read how to choose the right animal for you
– Read the animals description (if you understand Polish) and contact one of the volunteers taking care of the animal in order to gain a better knowledge of the pet in question. If we are talking dog then you can also organise a pre- adoption walk with the volunteer and dog to get to know them better
If you need help please call our volunteers.
Adopting a cat
Attention : it is very important that if you have decided or think you will decide about adopting a cat at the shelter, that you bring with you a cat transporter to take the cat away.
Adopting a dog
Declining an adoption
You should be aware that you could be declined the adoption of a specific animal. They are living breathing creatures, who have specific characters and predispositions. Not every home is right for every animal. For example: