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Charity Registration Number: 232258

The RSPCA Animal Centre, New Cut Lane, Southport, PR8 3DW

Adopting an animal

To see the animals that are currently in need of forever homes, please click on the pictures below. If you need more details on any of our animals, please call the Animal Centre.

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Adoption Procedure

Your Local RSPCA Charity requires forever homes

The adoption procedure involves completing a comprehensive questionnaire, meeting the animal (sometimes repeat visits will be required), one to one chats with staff and a home visit. We ask that all the family visit the animal at the Centre before a reservation can be taken. If you are adopting a dog and you already have one, you will also be asked to bring your existing dog to the Animal Centre to meet the new one. All owned animals should be up-to-date with their vaccinations.

Adoption Fees

Cats £100

Dogs £150

Hamsters, Mice, Budgies, etc Donation

These adoption fees are only a contribution to the costs of caring for, neutering, micro chipping and vaccinating our animals. You will also receive 6 weeks free cover for your new dog cat or rabbit from More Than insurance (telephone call with 48 hours to More Than to activate).

5 Steps to Adoption

  1. To help you to choose the right pet for adoption, we ask you to complete a questionnaire. We are looking for life-long, permanent homes for our animals and we need to be sure you can provide such a home. This means we have to ask questions about your personal circumstances, including your ability to meet veterinary bills. If you live in rented accommodation you will need written permission to own a pet at the property.

  2. Once you have met all of our requirements, you can then reserve the pet.

  3. A home visit will be carried out to check that your home is suitable for the pet you have chosen. Normally, the home visit will be carried out within a week but, often, it is much sooner than this.

  4. When the home visit and assessment have been successfully completed and the animal is ready to go home, our receptionist will contact you to come and collect him or her. There will be some final paperwork to get out of the way - then you can take your new pet home!

  5. A follow up visit may be carried out to make sure that you, your family and your new pet are happy.