Adopting an Animal
It’s important that everyone in the family consider what kind of animal would best suit them and their unique circumstances.
ADOPTING A CAT
Following Government announcements, our site at Oak Tree Farm is now open again!
We are able to rehome certain cats but only under strict criteria:
- Rehoming will be on a case-by-case basis and will only be for animals with no specific or extensive behavioural or training needs.
- An initial interview would be held by telephone to assess compatibility. You may then be asked to supply photos of your property or participate in a video call in lieu of a home check. We can also offer virtual viewings so you can see how the animal interacts with staff.
- If compatible, you can now come and collect your cat.
- Initially the cat will be fostered to you for a fixed period after which you can decide whether or not to go ahead with full adoption.
- If you decide to adopt, you can either purchase the equipment supplied by Oak Tree or someone will come to collect it.
- We will prioritise local rehoming.
ADOPTING A DOG
Again, we are able to rehome certain animals but only under strict criteria:
- We are now able to do viewings on site with up to 5 people (6 including the staff member)
- All viewings are done outdoors and in a Covid safe manner
- We are accepting photos and videos in lieu of physical home visits but where there are animals/children in the home we may come out to do a physical visit in your garden
- We are still prioritizing local rehoming but will consider homes from further afield. Unfortunately we still cannot rehome to Scotland.
What are the adoption fees?
Our standard donation is £200 for a dog, and £100 for a cat. We may alter the fees if an animal is very old or has a condition which is likely to cost money in the first few months after rehoming.
Our rehoming packs are provided by Burns Pet Nutrition, who also support our rescue centre with yummy food throughout the year!
Please keep an eye on our social media to keep up to date with our work and how you can help during this period.
A huge thank you to all our supporters who will allow us to keep helping animals and their owners during this time, your generosity is invaluable to us.
Whatever your situation, please get in touch and explain your needs and we will do all we can to support you.
If you are currently self-isolating and your pet requires veterinary care, please telephone your veterinary practice for the latest advice. It may be that they suggest that a friend or family member brings your pet to the practice.
According to the World Health Organisation, there is currently no evidence that companion animals can be infected with COVID-19, however regular hand washing is advisable, as always, when in contact with your pet.
Our Animal Care and Adoption Process
Please find out a bit more about our animal care and adoption processes from the following downloads: