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Adopting in the Netherlands&Belgium


If you live in the Netherlands or Belgium and are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please fill out the form below. 

After you have submitted the form Michelle, our Head of Adoptions, will contact you. Please note that our team consists of volunteers, who also have busy lives outside of the work they do for Melez Dog Rescue, so it may take a few days before you hear from us.

You can apply for a specific dog, or submit a general application specifying the type of dog you are looking for, and we will show you some options for dogs we think will be a good match. We can provide detailed information about all the dogs and follow up on any additional questions you may have by providing more photos and videos. All our dogs can be tested with cats and children, although please note that a quick test is always different than sharing a home with a cat or a child for the dog.

If we all feel that one of our dogs could be a match for you, Michelle will organise a time to speak to you in more detail over the phone. Following this phone call, we will arrange a home visit. During the home visit, a volunteer will come to your home to meet you and your family, discuss the adoption, and assess whether your home and daily life is suitable for the dog you are interested in.

If the home visit is successful, we can finalise the adoption! You will need to sign an adoption contract and pay adoption fees to finalise the adoption.


Please note: as customs in Switzerland are very strict when it comes to the import of dogs, you will need to submit some paperwork with the Swiss authorities as well.

Our adoption fees are €500. The dogs arrive in the Netherlands/Belgium microchipped, up to date on their Rabies and Mixed vaccinations, spayed/neutered, dewormed and deflead and tested for Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Leishmania and Anaplasma. The dogs visit the vets for a final health check before they travel. If needed, their teeth are cleaned and X-Rays are taken of any potential areas of concern. Any concerns or potential health issues we are aware of will be communicated with you beforehand.


Adoption Form

To register your interest in adopting, please fill out this form and press 'submit

Your Living Situation

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Your Work Situation

Your Family Situation

The Dog You Are Applying for


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