Adoptions in the Netherlands

On the way to a new owner. The journey begins.

You live in the Netherlands and are interested in one of our dogs.

If you are interested in one of our dogs, you can click "more information" at the bottom of the dog's details or you can send a message to info@sphoek.com.

You can also immediately tell us a few things about yourself and your name, address, age, telephone number, your family composition, whether other animals live with you and how many hours per week the animal must spend alone.

We will contact you and try to assess whether there can be a good match between you and the animal. Until the arrival in the Netherlands we will always inform you how your future family member is doing. We regularly try to send new photos and even making a video is possible.

YOU REALIZE THAT WHEN YOU ADOPT A DOG WITH US YOU SAVE TWO. YOUR DOG BUT ALSO THE DOG THAT WE CAN TAKE BACK INTO ITS PLACE OR ITS PLACE.

Adoption costs

For a dog to the Netherlands is EUR 315,= These costs include:

  • Deworming
  • Vaccinations
  • Geïmplanteerde identificatiechip
  • Blood tests; testing is done on adult dogs for leishmania and Erlichia
  • European dog passport

Sterilization of adult bitches (that is after the first heat) is standard at the asylum in Spain and is therefore included in the adoption amount. The majority of our males who come to the Netherlands at adulthood have been neutered. Exceptions.

Payment

Within a week after arrival in the Netherlands, the adoption amount must be transferred to ING account of Sphoek
IBAN NL40INGB0005232838 - BIC INGBNL2A
In the name of Sphoek Eindhoven, stating the name of the dog.

Arrived in the Netherlands. Meeting with the flight guides
Meeting the new owner

Extra medical examinations

If you want to adopt a dog that is still in Spain and exclude him or her from having bad hips, we offer the option of having the hips x-rayed in advance. In this way you have more certainty whether they are in order. You can have this done for EUR 75,= to be paid in advance.

You can then decide whether or not to adopt the dog. This is the only way to ensure that the hips and / or elbows are OK.

Of course we can arrange for all kinds of investigations to be carried out, at the rate that the asylum must pay. That amount is always lower than you would pay as a private individual.

Despite the fact that the shelter with which we cooperate is packed, we proceed as carefully as possible when placing our dogs. In case of doubt, we reserve the right to refuse to place a dog.

Healthy dog hips

Mediterranean diseases

Many people are afraid of adopting a dog from abroad and have as an argument the diseases that these dogs can have.

That is indeed true. But do you also realize that there are many dogs in the Netherlands who have already been on holiday with their boss (southern Belgium / France etc) and have been infected there without anyone noticing, for example, on a terrace being infected.

So when you purchase a dog in the Netherlands there is also the possibility that this dog carries a disease.

Our dogs are often mixes and therefore much stronger than the often bred breed dogs and can become very old with Mediterranean diseases.

Longing for a better future

In Nederland zitten de asielen vol

Have you ever looked into the Dutch shelters for a dog that suits you? If you cannot succeed there, we hope that you give a foreign dog a chance.

In the Netherlands, an average of 180,000 dogs are purchased each year. In the Dutch shelters, an average of 20,000 and now an estimated 21,000 dogs end up during the crisis. This means that almost 159,000 people purchase a dog elsewhere every year. Some of them hopefully through us.