LVDR Policies

We have a NO destruction policy.

  1. All prospective adopters will be vetted prior to adoption.
  2. No dog from Lea Valley Dog Rescue will be bred from.
  3. All Adult dogs are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to being rehomed.
  4. Puppies are vaccinated prior to being rehomed. They must be neutered by the adopting family before their 1st season for a female or by the age of 9 months for a male (although some dogs will vary depending on age and breed)
  5. We will require a vet reference as proof of neutering if a dog was too young to be neutered at the time of adoption.
  6. All dogs homed by us will live indoor as an integral member of the family. They must not be used for guarding, hunting, breeding or any commercial purpose.
  7. All dogs homed by us will receive adequate vet attention should they become ill.
  8. All dogs will be exercised regularly/daily.
  9. No dog homed by us will be left alone for long periods of time.
  10. Training classes are strongly recommended for puppies & partially trained dogs.
  11. Dogs homed by us must be returned to us in the unfortunate circumstances that the adoptive family can no longer keep them. We offer our dog’s lifetime back up.
  12. It is highly recommended by Lea Valley Dog Rescue that adopters take out pet insurance.
  13. Adopters will seek advice from a positive based behaviorist should any issues arise that the adopter feels they need help with. They will also seek help and support from Lea Valley Dog Rescue.
  14. We require a minimum donation of £400.00 to help us recover some of the cost of housing, feeding, neutering, vaccination, micro- chipping & veterinary attention. This is Non-Refundable.