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Our animals need a home where they can get and receive all their affection. Here you can find out the possibilities of adoption and the information you need about the process.
All you need to know to welcome a new family member
Our shelter homes animals that have been abandoned and even abused. All of them deserve to find a good family and a permanent home which will give them a second chance full of affection and stability.
It is important that people who are interested in sharing their lives with one of our animals get to know our process of matching the most suitable families with each of our dogs and cats.
Adopting an animal is an act of generosity by which the shelter dog or cat becomes a member of a family. This family makes a commitment to take care of them and love them unconditionally for the rest of their lives.
The time needed for the adoption process may vary, depending on the animal’s circumstances and needs. We absolutely never give animals on the first visit.
In order to adopt, those interested must calmly and thoroughly consider if they can offer the animal a good quality of life for the rest of their days, taking into account the dedication and economic cost required.
The Lliga is committed to its animals, and is responsible for their well-being and safety, not only when they are at the shelter, but for all their lives. It is crucial to be sure that the adopter or the adopting family are the most suitable and the best fit for each animal. This is why we carry out interviews and/or pre-adoption visits to the potential adopters.
Once we have verified, after these interviews and/or visits, that the family or the adopter are suitable for the animal, we write up a contract in which the adopter accepts certain conditions and commits to providing the animal with the quality of life that they need.
Animals are treated for parasites, vaccinated, microchipped (which includes the process of change of ownership if necessary) and spayed or neutered. Furthermore, when they arrive at the shelter dogs are tested for leishmaniasis and ehrlichia, and cats are tested for feline immunodeficiency and leukemia.
When adoption is formalized we require a donation of €125 for a cat and €150 for a dog. This donation helps to run the shelter, veterinary care and spaying/neutering of all shelter animals. This kind of support is part of a solidarity chain that allows for a new animal to enter the shelter in the place of the one leaving while also contributing to meeting their needs.
Once the adoption is formalized, the adopter becomes responsible for registering their animal in their municipal animal census, as well as complying with municipal bylaws regarding animal ownership in their town of residence.
The shelter remains in touch with adopters after the adoption to check on the animal´s well-being and to support the family during the adaptation period, which can vary depending on the case.
If at any time during the animal’s life the adopter can no longer take care of him or her, the animal must be returned to us, as stated on the adoption contract.
If after reading how we find homes for our animals you want to adopt, you can look at our files of animals for adoption and fill out the corresponding adoption form . You can also fill out a form without specifying the animal you want if you prefer that we recommend one that we believe would be right for you.
Once we receive your completed form, we will evaluate your application and we will give you an appointment if we have an animal that can suit you.
Due to the current COVID situation it is not possible to visit our facilities. Once we receive and evaluate the form and, if we have the right animal for you, we will give you an appointment so you can meet him/her/them.
Find out about the particular characteristics of each type of adoption. Make the right decision based on all the information.
Each of them can become your forever best friend
They deserve to find a stable and permanent family in this second chance. We look for the right family for each of our dogs
All of them can become your best friends forever
They deserve to find a family and a stable and definitive home in this second chance. We look for the right family for each of our cats.
Why is this necessary?
When they have serious health problems or are very old, some of our animals need a foster home that can offer them the care and affection they need.
Never separate them, they need each other
Sometimes the shelter receives siblings, mothers and offspring or lifelong partners who share strong bonds of love and dependence. We want them to be able to start their new life together.
They need a home as soon as possible
Due to the trauma caused by their abandonment, some animals have a very hard time at the shelter and do not adapt to being there. We look for emergency homes that can give them a second chance.