Adoption Donation

NESSR does not have a minimum donation when it comes to adopting our dogs because we feel you can not put a price on a loving family companion and we do not "sell" our dogs.

Until December 2007 we benefited from the Dogs Trust neutering vouchers whereby we could get our dogs done for £25. This was a huge help to NESSR and we were very grateful to the Dogs Trust for their generosity. Sadly this scheme has now ended and NESSR like many other rescue organisations has seen a huge increase in our vet bills as instead of £25 per dog neutering is now costing us from £80 to £120 per dog.

We are still dedicated to our neutering policy but we are also still reluctant to put a minimum donation on our dogs when they are adopted. However we are going to struggle with the increased bills.

We try to ensure that every dog is neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea'd and microchipped before it is rehomed. This is not always possible if there are medical reasons why a dog can not be neutered or vaccinated but this will be discussed with new owners prior to rehoming.

Neutering, Vaccinating, worming, flea treatment and microchipping costs us on average £130 to £160 per dog. Of course some dogs come in requiring further veterinary care and there are food bills etc.

Therefore we are asking people even more to please consider the cost to NESSR of rescuing a dog and to make sure that their donation reflects this.

We do expect a donation at the time of adoption, we can not accept promises of a donation to be sent on in the post as sadly we know that most of the time they never arrive.