Newcastle & North Northumberland Branch
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How to adopt

Rehoming an animal from the RSPCA needn't be daunting. We can help you find your perfect pet and ensure that you start on your way to a happy life together.

If you would like further information, or to meet any of our animals please contact our Rehoming Co-ordinator  on 07973 952575 or

You will be provided with the full address and postcode of the kennels and cattery when you make your appointment.

When meeting a dog or cat you will be asked to complete an application form beforehand to ensure that your home and lifestyle match the requirements of your chosen animal. We can provide this form by post, email or online. Please follow the relevant link below to complete the online application form if you are interested in adopting a dog or a cat:

Online application form to adopt or foster a DOG
Online application form to adopt or foster a CAT

Alternatively you can download the following printable PDF versions. 
Form to adopt or foster a DOG.pdf
Form to adopt or foster a CAT.pdf

We do not allow public access to the kennels to reduce the stress levels of the dogs. 

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.

Within the first couple of weeks of adoption, our Rehoming Co-ordinator will be in touch to check that the animal is settling in well and to help with any problems that might have been experienced. We are here to support our adopters as best we can to ensure a successful adoption. 

Usually within 3-4 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. 


Dogs        £120
Puppies   £150
Cats          £70
Kittens     £95

Fees for older animals or animals with ongoing veterinary problems may be negotiable.


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07973 952575

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9:30-4:30pm Thurs & Fri or 9:30 - 12 noon Sat by appointment only

Please note - rehoming temporarily paused for the branch. Please keep checking back for updates.