The following details the key factors involved with adopting a FOA Trust (UK) Akita, and form the basis of our Adoption Contract. Please read these carefully, and retain a copy of this form for your own records.
FOA Trust (UK) does not re-home dogs to be used for guarding, breeding or anything else other than a family pet.
If the applicant already has a dog we will only usually permit adoption of a dog of the opposite sex
The applicant agrees to give the Akita one month to adjust to his/her new home, bond with the family and fit in as a family member. Adoption is not "try before you buy"
The applicant agrees to provide veterinary care at all times, including preventative disease, parasite control and dental care.
The applicant agrees to never let the Akita off the lead in a public place, including beaches, farm land etc, anywhere that is not the owners property
The applicant agrees to insure the Akita with a reputable insurance company
The Akita must be identified at all times via a tag worn on the collar. To ensure the prolonged safety of the Akita, the applicant understands and accepts that all adoptive Akitas will remain microchipped to the FOA Trust (UK). The adopters understand that it is important to keep the Trust notified of any changes in contact details
Owners of Akitas adopted from the FOA Trust (UK) must advise the organisation immediately of any changes in their circumstances
The applicant agrees to be advised on any available dogs that would suit their circumstances. If an interest has been expressed in a specific dog, the applicant must be aware that following the home check the Trust may feel that another Akita may suit their situation better and suggest alternatives. The Trust will not place any dog unless they are happy that both home and Akita are suited The applicant agrees to pay a non-returnable administration donation of £15.00 at the time of home check.
The applicant agrees to make a non-returnable donation on adoption of an Akita. The adoption donation will vary for each individual dog and this can be viewed at http://www.friendsofakitas.co.uk/?adopt-an-akita,10 This donation will be made on the day of adoption upon completion of the Adoption Contract
The applicant agrees to take responsibility for the spaying or neutering of the Akita if this has not already been carried out. Male dogs must be neutered within 8 weeks of adoption; females will be spayed three months after the end of their season.
The applicant must never leave the Akita in the care or charge of anyone under the age of 16, this includes walking responsibilities
In the event of the new owners no longer being able to care for the Akita, the dog must come back to the care of FOA Trust (UK). If the owners cannot keep the dog in their care until a new home is found, we will endeavor to take the dog back as soon as possible. Please be aware that we are a charity and work within budgets so a kennel space or foster home may not be available immediately
In the event of the Akita requiring euthanasia the FOA Trust (UK) must be advised in the first instance of the decision and reason before this takes place unless this has to be done in an emergency to prevent the Akita from suffering
In the event of the Akita's death, to provide the FOA Trust (UK) with a veterinary letter/ record stating cause of death.
The applicant agrees and understands that the FOA Trust (UK) operates a seven day "cooling off period" in which the potential adopter has time to fully consider adoption and what this entails. As such, adopters will not be permitted to meet their preferred dog until seven days have passed from their home check, unless in exceptional circumstances as decreed by the Trustees
| © 2021 Friends of Akitas Trust (UK)