Newcastle & North Northumberland Branch
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Adopt an RSPCA animal

At this branch we rehome both cats and dogs. Our animals enter our care via RSPCA Inspectors who rescue them from unsuitable homes and owners. Many of the animals have suffered abuse, starvation, abandonment and general neglect. They are looking for understanding and caring owners to provide them with loving and safe environment for the rest of their lives. [To see the animals we currently have available to rehome please scroll to the bottom of this page].

All of our animals are checked by a vet shortly after arrival. They are vaccinated and given flea and worm treatment. Any animal that is not already neutered or micro-chipped when they arrive will have this carried out during their stay with us. Any animal that is not neutered at the time of adoption (i.e. puppies and kittens) will be issued with a neutering voucher. This will be expected to be used when the animal is aged 5-6months as part of the adoption agreement. We strongly advise all adopters to arrange appropriate insurance cover for their adopted animal. For more information on pet insurance please visit: https://www.rspca.org.uk/shoponline/petinsurance

If you would like to meet any of our animals please contact our Rehoming Co-ordinator (Louise Brooke) on 07973 952575 or rspca.newcastleadoptions@gmail.com. The centre is open 11am-3.30pm Monday and Wednesday-Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday. Louise is available to contact between 9.30am-5pm on these days. The centre is based near Morpeth, Northumberland. You will be provided with the full address and postcode of the centre when you make your appointment.

When you arrive at the centre you will find the RSPCA office (the blue portacabin) next to the car park. When meeting a dog you will be asked to complete an application form first to ensure that your home and lifestyle match the requirements of your chosen dog. We do not allow the public access to the kennels to reduce the stress levels of the dogs. We have exercise facilities where you are able to walk the dog both on and off the lead. We also have a socialisation room where you can spend time with your chosen dog, in a more homely environment. The cattery is open to the public to allow you to view all of the available cats. The Rehoming Co-ordinator will provide information on each cat’s temperament and home requirements to help assist in your choice of cat. If you decide to adopt one of our cats an application form is required to be completed to ensure you are a suitable match.

Once your application has been accepted, a home visit will be organised. This will be performed by a trained volunteer within one week of you reserving your chosen animal. Once a result has been decided the Rehoming Co-ordinator will contact you to either organise an appointment to adopt your animal or discuss any concerns.

At the time of adoption you will receive an adoption pack containing the animal’s vaccination card, medical record, health assessments, behaviour assessments and any other relevant paperwork relating to that animal. The micro-chip will be registered to your details and the adoption form will be completed. All animals are given a health check by our Rehoming Co-ordinator before leaving our care.

Two weeks after adopting your animal you will receive a phone call from our Rehoming Co-ordinator to check that the animal is settling in well and to help with any problems that might have been experienced.

Three months after adoption you will receive another home visit. This is the final part of the adoption process but we are always available for help or advice throughout the lifetime of the animal. 

Adoption Fees: Dogs (£115), Puppies (£135), Cats (£65), Kittens (£90)

Below you can find out about the animals in our care who are looking for their forever home. 

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