All members of the family should come and meet their match, as all family has to be happy with the new pet. After being certain that you really wish to adopt, you need to fill in an adoption form. This form includes your personal details, like name and contact information, and a small questionnaire about the role of pets in your life. A copy of the ID card and a proof of address (recent electricity, water or phone bill) are requested.
Regarding dogs, an application for license for IACM is also requested to be filled in and signed. You must be at least 18 years old.
Last but not least you will be asked by Anima to sign a document authorizing us to get the dog back from IACM in case he/she is abandoned. This is our way to protect our dogs against irresponsible owners and already happened several times.
ANIMA may request a visit to the premises of the potential adopter. Some dogs may request more than one visit, to be more acquainted with you.
The adoption form will be submitted to approval. This may take a few days. ANIMA reserves the right to refuse an adoption.
There is an adoption fee of MOP$500 that is exactly the license fee of the animal to be paid in IACM, if it’s a dog. If is a cat you will pay exactly the same amount but this money will cover only part of our expenses with vacines, neutering and deworming. You can help Anima paying a little bit more in order to cover our costs of spay/neuter, vaccination and deworming which costs more than 500 patacas and applies to dogs and cats.
After approval, you will be called to come and pick up the pet. Cat owners are requested to bring a cat carrier and dog owners should bring a leash and collar and safely bring them to their new home. There is a 2-week probation period, during which you may return the animal to us, in case a problem arises.
After the probation period, Anima will register the dog under your name. As a new owner you will be responsible for the renewal of the license of your dog every year and for the future food, grooming and medical expenses. ANIMA will call you from time to time in order to receive news from your pet, and may pay you a visit, as we miss all our pets that leave the shelter and love to watch them happy in their new exclusive home.
In case you no longer can take care of your pet, please inform us of the new owner’s details, animal number and name and approximately when he/she was adopted.
Please adopt, do not buy!