Prices and process

Rehoming prices

Cats 6 months and older: £65.00

Kittens under 6 months of age: £75.00

Dogs 6 months and older: £150

Puppies under 6 months of age: £180

Rabbits: £35 / £60 for a pair

Guinea Pigs: £20 / £35 for a pair

We reserve the right to increase our adoption fee appropriately depending upon the breed of the animal.

When you rehome from Animals in Distress, you will take home a pet who has been fully assessed by our expert animal welfare staff as well as our veterinary surgeon.

Every pet at the Rescue Centre is:

  • Vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (where appropriate for their species)
  • Given worming and flea treatments (where appropriate for their species)
  • Examined by a vet and given any necessary treatments
  • Given a training plan where appropriate, designed to meet their specific needs

Rehoming process

As each pet has their own specific needs and all rehomers have slightly different lifestyles, we don’t have any set rehoming rules or requirements.

We evaluate each pet, and their needs, on an individual basis and we do the same when it comes to identifying the best possible rehomers.

However, the rehoming process for all species at the Rescue Centre follows roughly the same path.

The first step is to have a look online at the pets who are currently at the Rescue Centrelooking for a new home. If you think any are right for you, simply click on the ‘How to Meet Me’ button and complete our rehoming questionnaire.

We’ll then get in touch and will work together with you to find your perfect new pet.

Visiting the Rescue Centre

Our cattery and rabbit and guinea pig sections are open to the public from 10.00 am – 4 pm, 7 days a week, except Wednesdays when we are open from 10.00 am – 6.30 pm.

May/June 2018 Building work is currently underway to improve the accommodation for the rabbits and guinea pigs in our care. However our rabbits and guinea pigs are still available for viewing by potential rehomers. While the building works are underway, we are asking that visitors please phone in advance to speak to one of our rabbit staff and arrange a convenient time to visit. On arriving at the rescue centre, please report to reception, and one of our rabbit staff will come to assist you.

For welfare reasons, our kennels are no longer open for general public viewing. You can read more about the reasons for this here. If you are interested in giving a dog a forever home, it’s necessary to first register your interest in a dog by filling out an application form online, or in our Reception. After our kennel team have reviewed your application, if you are a good potential match we will invite you to come and meet your prospective new dog, and get to know him or her better before making a final decision about whether s/he is the right pet for your family.

Rehoming pets with children

Every pet reacts differently to children so it’s vital that we assess each match on an individual basis. This is to ensure the best, and safest, possible relationship between the pet and the children.

Where possible, we will say if a pet can potentially be rehomed with children, however this may depend on the child’s age and whether they have lived with pets before as well as the individual pet’s character.

Once you’ve enquired about a specific pet, we will talk through all of his or her needs and how children fit into this.