Homing Procedures

Step One

Before adopting a dog or a cat, there are a few things that you need to consider.

Please click the link below to view our 'Pet Tips' page. Here you will find all of the important information you need before making any serious decision.

 All You Need To Know Before Getting A Dog Or Cat


Step Two 

Once you have decided on a dog/cat, the pet you have chosen will be reserved for you.

Please report to reception to begin the application process. 

  • The application form you have completed will either be forwarded to one of our trained home-checkers, or in the case of cats, a vet reference will be sought where possible

  • The home-checker will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit. Please bear in mind that all of our home-checkers are volunteers, and although every effort will be made to carry out the visit as quickly as possible, we do advise you to allow 7 - 10 days for this process

  • Following the home visit you will be advised by us by phone not by the home visitor, whether your application has been successful. At this time we will arrange a time for you to adopt your new pet. This will depend on the status of their vaccinations, neutering etc. No animal will be re-homed until they are neutered and vaccinated. 

  • On collection, you will be given an information pack. This include your pets assessment sheet which details when they were vaccinated, neutered, wormed and de-flead and also what their diet is. We can supply all the foods at very competitive prices. If you do wish to pre-purchase food, please ask what their diet is prior to their collection, so as not to make your pet ill with unsuitable foods as some may have a 'delicate' tummy, as a result of their poor start in life

  • The above procedure is implemented to ensure that each of our pets is sent to a home and environment that is suitable to their individual needs, (to the best of our ability).

  • There is a fixed donation fee to be paid. this is currently £100.00 for dogs, £50.00 for cats. Whilst in our care, they are vaccinated*, neutered (if old enough), microchipped, de-flead and wormed - (*subject to the health and age of the dog/cat. In exceptional circumstances our veterinary surgeons may advise differing treatment.)