Preparing For Your New Arrival

Below you’ll find a collection of information sheets to help you with your new dog.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or need further advice, please reach out to us via our contact page or by email to
Please note, all content has been pulled together by our volunteers based on their vast experience with adopting and fostering Romanian rescue dogs.  This information should not be used as a substitute for a behaviourist or veterinary surgeons opinion and it has not been written or approved by either.
If you need to speak to a behaviourist or veterinary surgeon and would like some help finding a reputable company to deal with, please do reach out.


There are many things you need to have ready for your new friend, to help you prepare, we have put together a shopping list for you.

Microchips and ID Tags

By law, dogs need to have two forms of identification when in a public place: a microchip inserted under their skin and an ID tag.

Settling Your Dog

Some dogs enter a home and settle down like they’ve always been there, others take a little time so we have tried to cover the most common issues that may arise

Health Advice

When your dog arrives, you may notice some symptoms that worry you. We have put together a list of some common and normal effects of the journey.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

The Pawprints team are always on hand to help.  If you need support, advice or help, please reach out.