Basingstoke & Andover Branch
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How to Adopt - Frequently Asked Questions

We often receive questions regarding our adoption process so we have tried to answer frequently asked questions and will update as required.

Why must prospective adopters live within a 30 mile radius of Basingstoke and Andover?
Is my adoption paperwork stored securely?

Why is there a 30 mile radius of Basingstoke and Andover?

  • Enables us to perform the home visits and post home checks ourselves which ensures that we are with you at every step.
  • The adoption process doesn't stop when you take your adopted animal home.  We are there to provide help and often hands on advice to ensure that you and your selected animal(s) achieve a happily ever after.
  • In the sad event that an animal needs to be returned to us the collection and return process is easier, and less stressful, for all concerned if a shorter distance is involved. 
  • We often receive a huge response when advertising animals looking a new home on our website.  Restricting applicants by distance enables our Re-homing Co-ordinator to work through the responses as quickly and efficiently as possible.  We can then get in touch with potential applicants and start the re-homing process at the earliest opportunity.  Ultimately, our aim is to successfully match loving new homes with animals in need so that their new lives together can start as soon as possible. 
  • Where possible, we also feel it is only fair that people local to our branch get a chance to adopt first.  This is, of course, as long as the adoption criteria can be met and process followed, if not then we will of course consider applicants outside of the area.

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Is my adoption paperwork stored securely?

Adoption paperwork is held by the Re-homing Coordinator up until the post home check has been completed and then filed securely under lock and key within our shop premises.

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