Sorry for misleading you! I found a stray, which although in good shape and pretty well trained, has not yet been collected. result - I have offered to re-home it. Problem: i have just split from my 'less than better half' but have used the joint house for the home visit. The lady thought my life would suit the dog perfectly - i am on the hills 4 days out of five, and my job (as well as my new landlord) is happy with the 'adoption' - BUT there is a contract to be signed (agreeing things like: I won't make it sleep outside, the fences will be raised to 6 ft around the garden etc) and there is a 6 week home visit. I want this dog (a collie) and know that it will be a good move SO do I a) sign the contract, move to the new house and tell them I have moved just before the home visit is due or b) confess now before I sign or pay for the neutering and accept they wont give me the dog? The irony = if I bought a dog for a few hundred pounds - they wouldnt check or care how it was kept!