Adoption

How to adopt an animal from our shelter

You can adopt an animal from our shelter 7 days a week between 12pm and 5 pm.

Please wear a mask.

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:

  • Does your lifestyle have time to care for a pet?
  • Do you have the necessary conditions for keeping the pet?
  • Do other householders agree?
  • Who will look after the pet if you go on holiday or fall sick?
  • What will happen to the pet if you decide to go back to your home country?
  • Do your means allow for the right care for your pet (the right food, Vet’s bills, injections, tick, worm and flea treatment, blood tests and the occasional test ?)
  • Before you come it might be worth:

                     – 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.

 

Adopting a dog

  • Firstly, contact volunteers of a given dog and arrange a meeting.
  • After the first walk we will ask you to fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire and send it to our Adoption Office ba@napaluchu.waw.pl. A member of the Adoption Office will contact you by phone to talk about the questionnaire.
  • Then you can arrange next walks.
  • The carer and /or volunteer will register their comments on the adoption questionnaire
  • The final decision about adoption will be taken by the Adoption Office
  • You will be given details about the dog’s state of health, any tests, information about injections and they will give you a health book and will enter your data into the national chip database.
  • The adoption contract you will be asked to sign is regulated by civil law. Once signed you will take on complete responsibility for the dog.

Important Documents

If you need help please call our volunteers.

English

  • Dorota 501 240 883
  • Danuta 604 168 799
  • Dominika 609 464 592
  • Tim 797 417 690
  • Agata 606 294 250

Deutsch

  • Kamila 604 975 018
  • Monika  603 656 853

Italiano

  •    Asia 737 147 800

Adopting a cat

  • We recommend contacting volunteers (telephone numbers are given in every cats desciption) they will help you choose the right cats for you.
  • Due to pandemic please arrive with already filled out pre-adoption questioanire.
  • Go to the cat adoption centre to see a chosen cat.
  • Then go to the Adoption Office with a pre-adoption questionnaire where a member of staff will have a conversation with you.
  • The final decision about the adoption of a cat will be taken by a member of the Adoption office
  • You wil be given information about the cat’s overall health, any tests carried out, injections. They will also give you a health certificate book and will input your information into the national chip database.
  • The agreement/contract is regulated by civil law and from this moment you take responsibility for the animal.

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.

 

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:

  • Some dogs require more experienced owners
  • Not every dog fits to owners who have never had a dog before. 
  • A young active dog will probably require an active family