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How to rehome from us

Rehoming and adoption in five easy step

Step 1 - Find each other online
Step 2 - Complete an application form
Step 3 - Visit your local animal centre
Step 4 - Meet one of our adoption support volunteers
Step 5 - Bring your new family member home


Who can rehome from us?

Anyone can rehome an animal from us - what’s important is matching you, and your family, with the right animal, which will be based on their needs, and yours.


Rehoming dogs

Crossbreed dog outside with two children © RSPCA

Some of our dogs, for example, may still need help with toilet training and learn to be left alone, so need to be matched with someone who has the time for this. Others may not be used to living with children - therefore we may choose not to rehome them to a young family.


Rehoming cats

In some cases the cats in our care are still getting used to human company and may need someone who will to be patient with them. Others may need to be kept indoors - this may mean that they’d be ideal for a family with no outside space.


Start your search today.


What happens next?

Once you and your pet have found each other, we’ll help you get ready to welcome them into your family. We’ll arrange for one of our adoption support volunteers to visit you and your family at home.


They’ll discuss with you any specific needs that your pet has, and suggest any adjustments to your house, garden or lifestyle that may be needed to help you and your rescue pet settle into a safe, secure and happy life together.


Introducing a new pet to your home will be exciting, rewarding and, at times, challenging. It may take quite a while for your new pet to settle into life with you, but don’t worry, if you do encounter some tricky bits with your new pet, you’re not alone - we're here to support you.