Through our adoption process we try to find each animal the home best suited to them, to make sure we get a happy ever after home for both animal and owner alike. It is important to understand that every animal we take in has their own story and sometimes they may have been through a difficult experience. This might mean they need extra training or time to settle in, but most of all they may require patience.
If you see an animal on our website that you are interested in adopting, you should fill out an Animal Enquiry form. This gives us more details about yourself and your lifestyle to make sure you are a good match for each other. If we get multiple requests for one animal, we will consider them all and choose the most suitable home to match it to a new owner. This will allow everyone interested a fair chance of adopting it
If your application is successful, we will invite you for a first meeting. Here, you and the animal will meet each other and see how you get along. Following on from this, there may be more meetings and you can introduce other pets as required.
Home checks are required for every dog before we set the adoption date. This was done physically pre-Covid but we now ask for videos and photos. We need to be sure the home environment is suitable for that dog and the garden is secure. If dogs/rabbits are going to live with other dogs/rabbits, we will arrange an introduction as previously mentioned.
Every adoption is as unique as each animal. Please remember although sometimes it might seem like a lengthy process, we are doing this to make sure each animal is found the right home for their lifetime.
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Adoption / Rehoming & Equine Centre – appointment only.
Please be aware that we cannot allow any visitor’s dogs on site, except for Guide/Assistance dogs. This is for the safety of you, your dogs, and our animals.
Mon: 10am - 3pm
Tue-Thur: 10am - 3pm
Fri: 9am - 3pm
Sat: 9am - 3pmSun: 10am - 3pm