Border collie sitting in dog bed © RSPCA photolibrary

Already registered with Home for Life?

First of all, thank you for registering with Home for Life.

You can rest assured that when the time comes, our dedicated staff will give your companion all the love and care you would expect from the country’s largest and longest-established animal charity.

We ask that you keep a folder of documents that can be easily located by your family, friends or Executor in the event of your death. Ideally it should contain:

  • Rabbit being held © RSPCA
    A copy of your Home for Life registration letter
  • A photograph of each registered pet, with their name on the reverse
  • Any relevant ID documents or vet bills relating to the registered pets
  • A list of items you would like your pet to have in their new home such as any favourite toys or blankets.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t already done so, please do consider leaving a gift in your Will to the RSPCA. There’s no charge for Home for Life, but it will help us care for other animals – including those not lucky enough to have a loving home like yours.

Find out more about remembering us in you Will

A second chance for Charlie

Charlie, a blind Weimaraner, is a gentle and affectionate dog. He lost the only family he’d known when his owner passed away. But because he was registered with Home for Life, we cared for him, gave him an urgently-needed operation and found him a new home full of love and companionship.

Happy endings like this inspire us in ways we cannot express in words. Thank you, Charlie, for touching so many lives with your sweetness. You’re very missed by your RSPCA friends, but we’re all so proud of you. And thank you to Charlie’s former owner John for not only looking out for Charlie, but for leaving a gift in his Will to the RSPCA, which will help to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more animals.

RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch Team


If you have any further questions about your registration, try our FAQs page or read the Home for Life terms and conditions (PDF144KB).

Need to get in touch?

If your circumstances change – for instance if you change your address, or you want to remove a pet from Home for Life – please contact us using the following details:

Phone: 0300 123 0239
Post: RSPCA, Home for Life Team, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, RH13 9RS

If you need to add another pet to the scheme, download a Home for Life application form (PDF 160KB) or get in touch and we’ll send you a form by post.

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For more information, please read the full Home for Life terms and conditions (PDF144KB).