How to Adopt
To register your interest in offering a home to one of our animals, the first step is to complete an adoption application.
If you would prefer to submit a manual application, either pick up a form from our Hillingdon Clinic or give us a call on 01895 833417 and we can send out a form by post.
** COVID-19 UPDATE 29-04-20
During these difficult times, rehoming of our animals has been suspended for several weeks. However we're now pleased to say that Defra has given approval for RSPCA branches to begin rehoming again. This week, we are introducing some new temporary procedures to ensure that both the animals and potential adopters are well matched and protected.
Please note our facilities are still closed to visitors and that animals will be safely delivered to new adopters in a secure way by our staff members. Please do not visit our centre in person.
If you would like to apply to adopt one of our animals, please take time to read about the new adoption process which observes strict social distancing rules. Details of our animals looking for loving lifelong homes and links to our Branch specific online adoption application forms are available on our homing page.
Once your application form has been received by our Homing Team, they will review the form and contact you to run through the process in detail. We are running our centre with a much smaller team currently, so it may take some time for our staff to get in touch. Please be patient - thank you!
Many thanks for your understanding and we look forward to receiving your applications.
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If you live in rented accommodation, please look into getting a letter from your landlord or the council giving you permission to have the total number of animals that you will have including this adoption, as we will need to have a copy before we can reserve an animal for you.
Once your form is received, we will contact you within a few days regarding your application, and if we currently have animals that may be suitable for you, will arrange a viewing appointment. Please note that we are not an open centre and visits to our homing facility are by appointment only, following receipt of an application. Sometimes, for popular breeds, puppies and kittens, we receive many applications, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee that you will be able to home the animal you apply for. Our priority is to find the most appropriate home for each of our animals and in doing so, many factors about the circumstances of the animal and potential adopter must be taken into account, so please bear with us while we find the perfect match for you.
Your viewing appointment is an opportunity for you and other family members to meet our animals and for us to meet you and understand your expectations of the pet you would like to welcome into your home. If we are all happy with a proposed match, you can place a reserve on the relevant animal(s) and the next step will be to arrange a home visit. If we do not currently have exactly what you are looking for, we are happy to retain your details and contact you again if a suitable pet becomes available.
Following successful completion of a home visit for a reserved animal, we will contact you to confirm and discuss collection arrangements, which will also be by appointment only.
Adoption fees are payable by cash / card on collection.
Thank you for considering offering a home and lifelong love and care to one of our needy animals. We hope we are able match you to your ideal companion and can look forward to meeting you soon.
For further information / queries call 01895 833417 or email email@example.com but please note that we are not able to progress any interest prior to receipt of an adoption application form.