If you’ve read through the information on these pages and think you might have the knowledge, time, commitment, space, facilities and finances to give some farm animals a really good quality of life, the links on this page may help you to get started.
We would always recommend that you first talk to some experienced farm animal owners, and help to care for some animals of the type you are considering, before making the big decision to get some animals of your own.
It is also a good idea to first join a reputable smallholder/farm animal club or society, where you can make contact with experienced owners.
RSPCA animal centres sometimes have farm animals in need of good homes - you can search for animals online and contact your local RSPCA animal centre.
Other organisations such as the British Hen Welfare Trust and Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats specialise in rehoming particular types of farm animals.
We would advise inexperienced owners to avoid getting animals from livestock markets or from adverts in non-specialist newspapers and magazines.