Hi - not criticising, just got a bit of info on the conversation thread that may help people look hard into the organisation they choose if they do want to adopt a dog from outside the UK. Cousin has been a vet for 30 years so she does know her stuff. You've obviously done your homework, good luck with it all.Honestly, I did my research. The rescue is British & work closely with Battersea here in Uk & actually have several kennels & branches here too.
All their rescues are very well documented, all their dogs registered with DEFRA, They are in regular contact & have given loads of advice but I thought someone on here may have some first hand tips. Not criticism
Maybe Vets & rescues here should look into their processes that mean no one can have a dog unless they are retired, unemployed or well off!
We have been refused for: living in town (?!), because I work, even though someone is at home all day, having cats, not having a porch on front of house, not having a front gate, and so on. My HoD had similar issues.
Even though I have had 2 dogs in the past. One with a severe illness that affected behaviour which we managed very well so that a dog who was given only 2 years to live, lived over 8 years very happily & healthily.
I know a rehoming officer from a rescue here & she said she would let me have dog in a heartbeat but their rules mean that she can't, they also freely admit that despite all their checks, they have dogs returned all the time.