Adopting an Animal
It’s important that everyone in the family consider what kind of animal would best suit them and their unique circumstances.
We are now able to process people looking for dogs and cats who have not already registered with us. However, due to on-going staff shortages we will be asking everyone to follow these guidelines:
- Have a look on our website www.oaktreeanimals.org.uk to see if there is an animal that you like and matches your rehoming needs, each profile will have a list of the animals rehoming requirements
- If there is an animal that you like and that meets your needs, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and the animal you are interested in
- One of the Small Animal Team will then call you back to discuss the animal, go through our adoption questionnaire and explain our current rehoming process
- We will ask you to email photos of your ID, proof of address and if needed, landlords permission that you are able to have pets
- With dogs and certain cats we will also ask for photos of the home and garden
- Adoption fees are still £60 for cats and £110 for dogs, and we are able to sell you equipment you need such as leads, harnesses, litter trays and litter to save you waiting for internet deliveries, or braving the shops
- Once you have been matched to an animal we will arrange to bring the animal to you with anything else you need. At delivery we will ensure that social distancing is in place
- For certain cats we will offer a foster to adopt where you can spend a few days getting to know the cat before officially adopting
- For dogs we can do socially distanced viewings in your garden and if all goes well, can go straight to adoption
- All adoption still come with 4 weeks free insurance with Petplan, vet histories, up to date vaccinations and flea and worm treatment
- We will be unable to register people who have not mentioned a specific animal from the website
Thank you for your patience and understanding at these unprecedented times.
We are incredibly grateful for all of the offers we have received over the last month to adopt or foster our dogs and cats. The generosity of the local community has been overwhelming.
What We Guarantee You
Every animal that comes in to us has had two veterinary checks during its stay and will have been behaviourally assessed before they are eligible for rehoming. They are also vaccinated, microchipped, had flea and worm control, and neutered (and passported in the case of equines).
- The charity ask that you book a short appointment with us and at your first meeting we will discuss what type of pet you wish to adopt and your lifestyle and also ask you to complete a short Rehoming Form. (If you are a tenant you will need to provide evidence from your landlord that you are allow a pet).
- If we have an animal that would fit into your family we will introduce them to you. In the case of dogs and equines we will arrange a home visit. If taking a cat/dog/equine to a household with one or more existing animals we will also support you with introductions.
- If we do not have an immediate match we will keep your details on record, as we have new animals needing homes coming in on a regular basis.
- Once a match is made an appointment will be made for you to collect your new pet.
- The charity ask you for a rehoming fee, this helps aid and care for other animals in our care. The fee is currently £110 for a dog and £60 for a cat or kitten, to reflect an average of over £800 we spend on caring for, veterinary treating and rehabilitating a dog or cat. For equines the fee will vary according to breed, age and other needs. We hope you will agree that the fee represents huge value for money compared to external sources.
Our Animal Care and Adoption Process
Please find out a bit more about our animal care and adoption processes from the following downloads: