Visit the Animal Centre and meet the animals. Talk to the staff to find out which animal would best suit you. We will give you as much history as is known by the centre on the animal as well as a report of the animals’ behavior in the centre and at least one introduction to the animal before booking, some animals will need further visits after booking.
All family members ideally should meet the animal to ensure they all like the animal. We may request all family members living in the household to socialise before a booking is taken
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 and that you can provide for its needs.
Having made sure that you have chosen an appropriate pet and you have socialized with it, you can reserve it at Reception. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire.
We then arrange a ‘home visit’. These are done by volunteers and take on average 3 to 7 days, if you do not hear anything after 5 days of booking an animal please contact the centre.
While waiting for your home visit we encourage prospective adopters to visit the animal at Llys Nini, so that you can get to know each other better. With some animals it may be appropriate to bring a blanket or towel from home to leave with the animal to help them get used to the smell of their new home.
The home visitor will call and talk to you about the animal and check that the home and the animal are compatible.
Llys Nini will call you to tell you the result of the home visit and when your animal will be ready to collect.
When you collect your new pet please bring identification with you e.g. driver's license. You will receive an adoption pack and further advice.
When you and the animal have had a few weeks to settle, the Home Visitor may call again to answer any questions and to check that everything is OK.
Adoption fees help to cover the cost of microchipping, neutering, vaccinations and worm and flea treatment