Step 1 - Find each other online. You can view the animals we have available for adoption on our rehoming pages. Please note that potential adopters must live within one hour's drive of the location of the animal being adopted.
Step 2 - Complete the online application form.
If you live in rented accommodation we will need written permission from your landlord within 48 hours of the animal being reserved.
If you already own another animal which is the same species as the one you are adopting, then it must already be neutered.
All our animals are different; some animals will need more company than others. Active dogs normally cannot be left alone for more than 4-5 hours at a time, but cats are happier with their own company. Kittens and puppies need more attention than adult animals. You will need to make sure that the proposed pet suits your lifestyle and circumstances, even after the COVID situation, and that you can provide for its needs.
Step 3 - If your application is successful you will be asked to provide photos or video of your home and, for a dog also photos and video to show you have a suitably secure private garden/yard.
Step 4 - The animal will be brought safely to your home by experienced RSPCA staff or volunteers.
Step 5 - You will receive ongoing support from the rehoming centre following adoption and a post adoption home visit will be carried out when current movement and other restrictions have been lifted.
The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. Unfortunately we cannot adopt animals to homes where a member of the household is showing symptoms of, or has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and shielding.
Adoption fees help to cover the cost of microchipping, neutering, vaccinations and worm and flea treatment