Finding your companion
Step 1 – You can view all the animals we have available for adoption on our rehoming pages. This is the method we recommend as not all of our animals are available for viewing at the Centre: some are housed in quiet areas where we do not allow visitors and some are in foster care
If you prefer to to visit in person, we are open for viewing on Thursday – Monday between 12 – 3pm. (Though as noted above, not all animals will be available for viewing) Please read the information regarding each animal on their profiles carefully to make sure they are a potential match for your home before applying.
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.
All existing animals ideally should be neutered (with the exception of cats which must already be neutered) if wishing to adopt another animal of the same species.
Complete our online application form
Step 2 – Complete the online application form.(This is also required if visiting in person)
Please note that if you live in rented accommodation we will need written permission from your landlord within 48 hours of the animal being reserved.
Step 3 – We will review your application to see if your home environment/lifestyle matches the needs of the animal you are interested in adopting.
Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 5 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful at this time for the animal you have chosen.
Reasons you may not be successful
All of our animals are assessed by experienced staff in order to help us find the right home for them. We rehome to all different types of homes, depending on the needs of the individual animal. Certain things, such as working hours or other commitments may mean that your lifestyle or home environment is not the best fit for the animal you have applied for. We want to give all of our animals and their adopters the best possible chance of success. Owing to this, we will not rehome an animal to you if we do not feel it is a good match.
This doesn’t mean we won’t have another animal in the future that could suit you and your family, so please keep checking our website for more animals looking for their forever homes.
Virtual Home Visit
Step 4 – If your application is a potential match for an animal we have available, you will be contacted by one of our team and asked to provide photos or video of your home if you have not already provided them. If you are applying for a dog, we will also request photos or a video of your garden/yard so that we can see that it is suitably secure.
Step 5 – All being well after the Virtual Home Visit, you will receive a call from one the staff members that works closely with the animal you have applied for. They will be able to give you more information regarding the personality and needs of the animal you are interested in, and answer any questions you have. During the call you will also be asked questions to cover any additional information we require.
Adoption and Collection of your animal
Step 6 – If it is mutually decided that you and your animal are a good match, we will arrange an appointment for you to come and meet the animal you are hoping to adopt at Llys Nini.
For dogs, it is likely that you will be asked to attend 2 – 3 meetings/socialisations at the centre. Some dogs will require more than this however.
For cats and small animals, you may be able to meet and collect the animal on the same day, depending on their personalities/backgrounds. With others you will need at least 2 socialisations before you can take them home.
If your reservation is approved, the adoption form and any other relevant paperwork will be emailed to you. You will be asked to read through all paperwork carefully before your collection appointment. We ask that you sign and send it back to us via email if you are able to. Please inform our reception staff if you are unable to do so, and we will make alternative arrangements.
Post adoption support
Step 7 – You will receive ongoing support from the rehoming centre following adoption and a post adoption call will be made to check how things are going.
Adoption fees help to cover the cost of microchipping, neutering, vaccinations and worm and flea treatment
- Puppy (up to 20 weeks) £250
- Adult Dog £170
- Older Dog (over 8 years) £115
- Kitten (up to 20 weeks) £85
- Adult Cat £80
- Rabbit £50
- Ferret £45
- £5 discount per animal when adopting more than one animal