West Hatch Animal Centre

Adopting from West Hatch

Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting an animal from West Hatch RSPCA, please have a look on "Find a Pet" in the first instance. Once you have seen an animal you are interested in, you can apply easily online. Once we receive the application, it will be reviewed by a member of staff, and if you are a suitable match we will then make contact to discuss the animal further. This will be either by email initially or by phone. 

We will then ask you to email us photos of your home and garden, as well as ID. This continues to replace the homevisit that we would have carried out pre-covid. 

We can then make an appointment for you to come to the centre to meet your chosen animal before you commit to adoption. If you prefer (in the case of cats and small animals) you can complete the adoption process before coming so that you can take them home with you the same day you meet them. 


Our reception is open from 11am - 3pm 

Our phone lines are open  11am - 3pm Tel: 0300 123 0747 

Our emails are checked throughout every day, so please do feel free to contact us whdomcen@rspca.org.uk 

Please note we are closed on Wednesdays but emails will still be checked and replied to where possible. 


Adoption fees 2023 - 

Dog (over 6 months) 150.00

Puppy (under 6 months) 200.00

Cat (over 6 months) 75.00

Kitten (under 6 months) 85.00

Rabbit 50.00

Guinea Pig 30.00

Ferret, Chinchilla 30.00

Degu, Gerbil, Hamster, Rat, Mouse 5.00

Ringneck, Rosella, Lovebird 20.00

Budgie, Cockatiel 10.00

Finch, Canary, Poultry 5.00

Fish and groups of small mammals are negotiable. All other animals including farm animals are at the Manager’s discretion. Adoption fees help us towards the cost of neutering, microchipping, vaccinations as appropriate, flea and worm treatments.


At West Hatch Animal Centre, most of our animals have been rescued from neglect and cruelty by their previous owners, and all animals come to us via our Inspectorate colleagues  

We look after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and many other types of small domestic and farm animals - at any one time we could be caring for over 150 animals.We spend weeks, sometimes months, rehabilitating them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance. It costs the RSPCA over £2000 a day to run the West Hatch Animal Centre. The RSPCA relies entirely on kind donations from people like you.

Up to end of November 2022 we successfully rehabilitated and rehomed 52 dogs, 109 cats, 21 rabbits plus 78 other animals. 

The RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre takes in animals from RSPCA Inspectors only. The demand for spaces for the animals they bring to us is ever increasing and we are therefore unable to accept unwanted pets or stray animals from members of the public. We are able to provide information on centres that can re-home animals for the public on request.