How To Adopt An Animal From Us



       

 

If you are thinking of adopting an animal from us we first ask you to consider a few things:

  • Do you have the time?
  • Do you have the space?
  • Do you have the finances to support a pet?

Animal Care has a responsibility to find new forever homes to all its animals in our care, if you don't think you have the time, space or finances you could still help the animals in many different ways. (Please see the volunteering page for more details)

 

Dog/Puppy Adopting                   

               

STEP 1

Animal Care is open everyday 10am - 3pm and welcomes all visitors to come and meet the dogs once a questionnaire has been completed. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire which helps us find a suitable dog for you and your family. Once we have matched you with the right dog you can then meet him/her and take them for a walk. This will give you the time you need to get to know your dog a bit. Each dog has its own kennel with basic information on the doors. The dogs are assessed by the staff and some dogs will state no children or no other dogs; this is not a recommendation - we want to ensure that we do not put dogs into homes that are inappropriate for them.

STEP 2

If you are happy with the dog you have chosen then a RESERVE will be placed on him/her. This reserve can only be place if you can commit to at least two more visits within a week to walk your dog.

STEP 3

A member of staff or trusted volunteer will call you to make arrangements for a home/check. This check takes 5 minutes and is a basic check on your garden/yard which must be secure.

STEP 4

After receiving the call from your home visitor we will determine when you want to collect the dog for its 3 day trial. This will include 3 days and 3 nights at your home to ensure the dog is right for your family.

STEP 5

If you're happy and think you have found your new best friend then all you need to do is make an appointment to sign your adoption papers and pay the donation.


Please note all our dogs have been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and de-flead. A donation of £90 is to be paid for a dog, or £100 for a puppy and this is a small contribution towards upkeep and vet treatment.

 

 

Cat/Kitten Adopting                   

STEP 1

Animal Care is open everyday 10am to 3pm and welcomes all visitors to come and meet the cats. Each cat has its own pen with basic information on their doors. The cats are assessed by the staff and some cats will state no children or no other cats; this is not a recommendation - we want to ensure that we do not put cats into homes that are inappropriate for them.

STEP 2

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire which will help us find a suitable cat for you and your family. Once we have matched you with the right cat you can then meet him/her.

STEP 3

If you are happy with the cat you have chosen then a RESERVE will be placed on him/her.

STEP 4

A member of staff or trusted volunteer will call you to make arrangements for a home check. This check takes 5 minutes and is a basic check.

STEP 5

After receiving the call from your home visitor we will determine when you want to collect the cat. All you need to do is make an appointment to pick up the cat and sign your adoption papers and pay the donation.


Please note all our cats have been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and deflead. A donation of £60 is to be paid for a cat/ kitten. This is a small contribution towards upkeep and vet treatment.

 

                                                                  

Rabbit/Guinea Pig Adopting            

Please be prepared to receive a visit to your home (we will need to see the hutch/run).

After completing the questionnaire from the sanctuary or downloading it form below, a member of staff will read though your information and if you are suitable you will then be shown into the rabbit room. All the rabbits have been abandoned for different reasons and often find the environment very stressful so please take this into account when you visit.

Animal Care asks for a donation of £35 for a rabbit and £10 for a guinea pig. This is to help cover some of the vet costs which accrue. All rabbits are vaccinated agaist VHD, Myxomatosis, neutered, vet checked and nails clipped. 

If you think you would like to adopt a rabbit or guinea pig from Animal Care then please come up and see us any day between 10am - 3pm.

 

Rodents/Small Bird Adopting       

Please be prepared to receive a visit to your home (we will need to see the cage/tank).

Animal Care asks for a donation of £5 for a rodent/small bird

If you think you would like to adopt a rodent/small bird from Animal Care then please come up and see us any day between 10am - 3pm.