Thank you for considering adoption! Every day across the Kingdom, there are countless dogs that are surrendered by their previous owners and others that are abandoned in vet clinics, boarding kennels and sometimes even the street (many of whom are subjected to abuse and neglect, and found in very bad conditions)
By adopting you are essentially saving a life and giving a homeless animal a loving and caring home, changing their forever.
More often than not, dog breeders and dog sellers are unregistered, unlicensed and resort to illegal practices, motivated only by financial gain. They don't care about the dog's best interest, will sometimes resort to inbreeding, keeping the dogs in bad conditions as we see so often in pet shops. Moreover, sellers usually do almost no background checks on the people they sell the dogs to. It is actually for this reason that many dogs (often puppies) are surrendered to OPJ.
Animals should not be treated as a commodity that is bought and sold.
Please support adoption rather than buying.
Anyone who is interested in adopting a dog from OPJ begins by filling in the adoption application (by clicking APPLY TO ADOPT in the tab at the bottom of the page).
After the application is reviewed by our team (this can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month), we will contact via email with any comments or phone in order to conduct a home-visit prior to adoption to get an idea of where the dog will be living and provide advice on how to best prepare your home for the arrival of your dog. If all is fine, we will then arrange with you to meet as many dogs as you like until you find the one you want to take home for a two-week-trial period
After the two weeks have passed, should you decide to complete the adoption, we will conduct a follow up visit to check on the situation, make sure there are no issues then sign the adoption agreement and collect the adoption fee.
YES. As we are a 100% volunteer group, we ask for an adoption fee of minimum 500SR with each adoption which goes towards the costs of caring for our rescues (vaccinations, microchipping, medication, surgeries, travel...etc).
Please note that all dogs adopted through OPJ come with valid passports/vaccination books with full vaccine, microchip and are neutered and spayed.
This does not always apply to Canaan puppies/dogs that are adopted directly from the location where they are found (there is no adoption fee in most cases and adopters are expected to vaccinate and neuter/spay their puppies/dogs).
Not all our rescues are kept in one location; Most are with volunteer foster carers, a few are still with their previous owners and the rest are in our private kennel, or boarding kennels and vet clinics recovering. We ask for anyone who wants to meet any of our dogs (list of adoptable dogs below), to first fill out an adoption application (below) and adhere to a home visit to ensure the basic requirements are met before proceeding.
Part of the reason we ask applicants to fill out an adoption application and adhere to a home-visit is to best match each dog with the most compatible family to ensure a high chance of a successful adoption. There is also a two-week trial period where after the adopter selects their dog, they get to take them home and see how they go for two weeks before finalizing the adoption. During those two weeks, if at any point things are not going well, we will take back the dog and look for another suitable alternative.
In order to have a higher chance of being approved to adopt an OPJ rescue, we ask that:
- All applicants (as well the person who will be in charge of the dog) are 21+ years old
- Applicants be residing in Jeddah during the adoption process
- Dogs should be kept indoors with their families and not outside or sequestered to a room
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*Please read each dogs info carefully to make sure that he or she is compatible with you
*Please note that we usually do not approve large breed dogs to live in apartments.
*If you have young children, please consider exposing them to dogs as much as possible before adding a dog to your family.
*For huskies, if the person is currently residing or planning to relocate to a colder climate country they would have a higher chance of being approved for that type of dog.