Things to Consider
So, you have spotted an animal on our website that you would like to rehome. What’s next?
Choosing a pet is a big commitment and there are important factors to consider before deciding to rehome an animal. Take careful consideration over your lifestyle and how your new pet is going to fit in.
Ask yourself the following:
How much time do you have to devote to their care?
Factors could include, do you currently work from home and have more time?
What will happen if you are needed to go back to work in the office?
How will your new pet fit in with the other people and animals you live with?
Do you often spend time with friends’ pets, will you want your new pet to be able to interact safely with them?
Do you have relatives that have children who will visit your home?
Do you have the appropriate indoor and outdoor space for your pet’s needs?
Particularly with small animals such as rabbits.
They require a minimum space of 10ft x 6ft x 3ft and you will need to arrange this before you can rehome a rabbit.
Who will care for your pet when you go away?
It is advisable that you have at least 2-3 people who will be able to help should you need it.
You never know what could happen in the future. We do also offer boarding for cats and dogs at our centres.
Are you able to meet the needs of a pet that requires lots of human contact?
Would you rather have a more independent pet? Much like humans, each pet is different and has their own personality.
If you are looking for a lap cat and the cat you are interested in doesn’t want to be touched, then this would not be suitable. Our staff will be on-hand to help advise you on our animals' needs.
You will also need to consider the costs of taking on a pet:
Initial set up costs
This could include the cost of rehoming an animal, bedding or outdoor accommodation, and other essentials such as collars, leads and toys.
At each of our centres, you may find most items you will need and what’s great about purchasing from us, is that all profits will go back into helping animals at the centre.
For example, booster vaccinations.
Food, flea and worming treatments, pet insurance, bedding (for small or field animals).
Whichever animal you choose, it’s not a responsibility to be taken lightly, and we would advise you to thoroughly research the pet you are interested in rehoming.
Now that you have taken time to do your research, please check out our rehoming page to see if there are any pets suitable for your lifestyle. We will help guide you throughout the whole rehoming process and beyond.
We support new owners whilst they settle their pets into their new homes, and we will be on-hand throughout their lifetime should you have any questions.