Where do the pets come from?
All of Help Bulgaria Cats and Dogs are from Bulgaria. We receive animals from individuals who are no longer able to care for their pets, pets that are lost or abandoned on the streets of Bulgaria and some pets come from other shelters that lack resources in their area.
How do I meet a pet I’m interested in adopting?
Cats and dogs in the UK are in private homes of volunteers that are foster parents. By prior appointment we can arrange for you to meet a pet you are interested in if they are in the UK. All household/family members should interact with the pet before the adoption is finalized to ensure the pet is compatible with everyone. It is not possible to bring cats or dogs to the UK purely for viewing purposes due to the cost and upheaval for the animal. We can only bring to the UK, cats or dogs that have actually been chosen for adoption.
Is there an adoption application to fill out?
Yes and is available HERE
How long will the adoption process take?
If the pet is already in the UK in a foster home the process can be relatively quick but we do request that you take time to consider that giving a home to any pet is a life long commitment and not a decision to be undertaken lightly. If the animal is still in Bulgaria we will need time to arrange transport to the UK, Typically this may take several months but we will be happy to discuss time scales with you during the application process.
Will there be a homecheck?
Yes. Homecheck details are provided HERE
What if my new pet doesn’t work out?
Both you and your new pet will need time to get better acquainted and adjust. For some pets the transition is quick and easy. Others may need more time and help from you to become a successful pet companion. We offer a 30 day adjustment period within which you can evaluate the pet’s progress and your adoption decision. If you should determine you and the pet are not compatible, you may return the pet to us and receive an adoption credit certificate that can be used towards the adoption of another animal.
What if I can no longer care for my adopted pet?
If at any time you can no longer care for your adopted pet and cannot find a suitable home, we ask that you contact us immediately and we may be able to offer a foster home while a new permanent home is sort.