Are you thinking of adopting a rescued animal?

Thank you for considering offering a home to one of our animals.

Please have a look under our re-homing sections at the lovely rescued animals that we currently have looking for a new home.

Our pages show all of the animals that we currently have available for adoption. Please have a look at our DOG page, CAT page, RABBIT page, GUINEA PIG page, and our OTHERS page which shows the more unusual animals that we have looking for homes.

Please remember that although we able to update our web site daily there may be occasions where an animals status could  have changed from available to reserved before our busy staff have had an opportunity to update the web site profile.

What to do next

If you see an animal on our web site that you would like to know more about or one you would like to adopt your next step is to contact us and speak to us about that animal. You can either call us today on 01564 823288 or visit us during our opening hours which are 2pm – 4pm Wednesday to Monday including weekends. For further details of how to find us and when we are open please have a look at our VISIT US page.

PLEASE BE AWARE

We do have re-homing criteria and it is worth taking a look at our POLICIES page before you go any further to avoid disappointment.

Some points to consider –

Home visits are carried out for ALL our animals prior to them being adopted – We would want you to come along and meet the animal that you are interested in and discuss them with their carer BEFORE we arrange for your home visit.

The sanctuary asks for a fixed minimum donation for every animal it re-homes – this goes towards covering some of the cost of vaccinations, neutering, micro chipping, vet treatments and food the animal has received whilst in our care. Being wiling to pay a donation for your new pet also demonstrates to us your commitment to your new friend. Please note that as we are a charity donations are non negotiable and non refundable.

We do not re-home any animal to homes with children under 3 years old – This is for health and safety reasons and is for the benefit of your family as much as the rescued animal.

The Sanctuary re-homes within a 15 mile radius – This is because we carry out all of our home checks ourselves and staff and carers need to complete the home visit and be able to return to complete their other duties. Exceptions can be made in special cases but this is at the discretion of the manager and her decision is final.

We do not re-home our rescued cats and kittens to busy roads or homes within close proximity to hazards such as railway lines – Although it is impossible to ensure a cats safety in their new home we like to feel that we are placing them in the safest environment we can. Exceptions can be made in the case of house cats but this is at the discretion of the Manager.

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How can I prepare for my Home Visit?

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We understand that it can be a daunting experience undergoing a home visit prior to adopting your new friend.

Remember we are not there to judge your home or check to see if you have done the washing up! We are visiting to ensure that the home and lifestyle that you are offering is suitable for the needs of the particular animal in question.

The home visit also gives YOU the opportunity to ask US more questions about the animal you are thinking of adopting.

It is helpful to BOTH of us if you can prepare for your home visit by –

  • Having a family discussion – is everyone in favour of having the pet?  Who will be the main carer?
  • Thinking about holiday arrangements? – Can you take the pet with you? Who else would look after it? Do you know of a good boarding facility?
  • Considering who would be willing to look after the pet in an emergency?
  • Looking into life long Costs – Have you considered veterinary costs? Boarding costs? Would you take out insurance?
  • Checking out the availability of local facilities –  Vets, parks, groomers, training classes etc
  • Taking a look at the living environment of your chosen pet – see if there are any toxic substances in reach(including plants) as well as electric cables they may be able to access.
  • Take a look at your garden –  imagine yourself the size of your new pet… Is there anywhere you may be able to get under or over? Are there any hazards or toxins?
  • Thinking where the pet will be housed whilst you are out.