Adopting a pet from the RSPCA


We are looking for life-long, permanent homes for our animals and we need to be sure you can provide such a home. This means we have to ask questions about your personal circumstances, including your ability to meet routine and emergency Vet bills, which will become solely your responsibility following adoption. We ask that all family members visit the animal at the Centre before a reservation can be taken. If you live in rented accommodation you will need written permission from the council or landlord who owns the property first. If you are adopting a dog we ask that you have a secure yard or garden for the dog to exercise/toilet. Also we do not rehome dogs to homes where there are children under the age of 5 years although we do look at every case on an individual basis.


Adoption Procedure


Select the animal you wish to adopt. You will be told about any previous history, medical information and any behaviour assessments. We ask that you visit the animal at least twice and that other members of your family visit and meet the animal at least once. Home Visit Arranged (these are done by volunteers and take on average 3 to 7 days. If everything is alright with your home visit you will then receive a call from the Animal Centre to let you know when you can collect your new family member. Collect Animal (Personal I.D. Required, you will be given an adoption pack and a member of staff will go through the adoption forms with you). Possible post Home Visit (to see how your pet is settling in)  


Dog Adoption Charges


All Dogs are £120 and include the following:



  • All Adoption Fees Are Non-Refundable – exceptional cases will be reviewed sympathetically.

  • All adult dogs are neutered (normally 6 months old +).

  • All puppies (under 6 months) will be given a voucher towards the cost of being neutered when old enough.

  • Vaccinated (with at least primary vaccination, in most cases fully vaccinated).

  • Wormed and Flea treated with the best products.

  • Microchipped.

  • Given 6 weeks free pet insurance once you register your adoption with More Than within 48 hours.

  • All existing dogs in your household should normally be neutered and vaccinated.


Cat Adoption Charges


All Cats £55 and include the following:



  • All Adoption Fees Are Non-Refundable – exceptional cases will be reviewed sympathetically.

  • All Cats are neutered BEFORE leaving the centre.

  • Vaccinated (with at least primary vaccination, in most cases fully vaccinated).

  • Wormed and flea treated with the best products.

  • Microchipped.

  • Given 6 weeks free pet insurance once you register your adoption with More Than within 48 hours.

  • All existing cats in your household should normally be neutered and vaccinated.


The adoption fees are only a contribution to the costs of, for example, neutering, microchipping, vaccinations, worm & flea treatment and the large running costs of the Animal Centre.


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