Adoption Policy

Our aim is to always rehome domestic pets and farm animals to loving life-long homes.

We never home to anyone who intends to use animal for breeding, hunting or for food. We only rehome to ethical homes where animals will be loved and cared for to the end of their natural life as pets.

Many of the animals that come to us are the result of an unregulated pet industry driven by money. We do not want to add to the thousands of unwanted animals abandoned each year. We therefore have a responsible adoption policy which includes castration of males where possible. Whenever we are considering a home for an animal, it is always the animal's welfare which is primary concern.

Animals Health

Before being put up for adoption, we give the animal a thorough health check and treat all known and treatable health issues. The health and temperament is fully assessed. If there are any known long-term illnesses or behavioral issues then we inform potential adopters. We want any potential adoptee to be fully informed so that they can ensure they can care for the rescued animal.

Depending on the individual animal, we neuter, vaccinated, carry out dental checkups and de-worm.

Home Checks

We always carry out home checks to ensure animals are rehomed to a suitable owner who has acceptable facilities to care for the animal and understands the responsibility they are undertaking.

This is also an ideal opportunity for us to inform the adoptee about how to care for their new pet and offer advice. Once adopted, we are always at hand to offer free advice.

If you genuinely have the animals best interest at heart, you have nothing to fear, we have something in common.

Sociable Animals

Many animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs are very sociable animals and we will never rehome a sociable animal where they are to be kept on their own. Most animals should be kept in at least pairs so that they always have company of their own species.

When single animals come in to us, we do often keep them single for people who are looking for a single pet to bond with another. We can offer to bond animals for the less experienced pet owner.

Adoption Agreement

Any new carer must agree to sign our adoption agreement.

Adoption Payment

Unfortunately we cannot operate without finances and so we have to request a minimum donation, this will depend on the animal. We normally ask for a minimum donation that covers our standard vets bills only, for example castration and vaccination.

As this minimum donation does not cover for food bedding and other vets bills and cost, larger donations are always gratefully received.

Adoption Minimum Donations


Single Male – £45 Castration + £10 Myxi Vaccination = £55

Female Rabbit – £50 Spay + £10 Myxi Vaccination

Pair of rabbits already bonded – £90

NB we ALWAYS vaccinate rabbits for Myximotosis and ALWAYS castrate male rabbits .

Guinea Pigs – £25

Please enquire about other animals.


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