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How to adopt an animal?

The adoption process is as follows:

Step 1 - Initial interest / application

  1. You can view all current available animals listed either on the Animals for Adoption page, or by clicking the link Find a Pet page (for animals at Southport) alternatively, they can also be found on our Facebook page. 

  2. When you view an animal online that you wish to apply for, please complete a Perfect Match Application. Perfect Match Forms can be found here:  CAT / DOG Once completed please email it to 

  3. Our reception team will  review your application, should you be a match they will contact you to discuss your application in more detail as well as providing more information on your chosen animal.  During this conversation, you will be asked for a home visit, landlord permission (if required) and  vaccination proof  (if required) . 

  4. A Temp-Hold will be placed on your chosen animal for 48hours while you gather what is required.


Step 2 –  Meet & Greet

  1. Once  reception have received what is needed, they will invite you to the Centre to meet your chosen animal.

  2. At this meeting our Animal Care staff will tell you more details about the animal and answer any questions you may have.

  3. If all is well, at the end of your appointment a Reserve will we placed & a 2nd visits will be booked.

  4. It is possibly at this 2nd visit to adopt your new animal. (In order to adopt, we do ask that all the family who will be living with the animal have met them).


Step 4 - Adoption & On going support

  1. At your adoption appointment, you will be required to sign an adoption form, PetPlan insurance form & make payment by either cash or card, 

  2. If adopting a dog, you will need to provide your own collar, lead & dog I.D tag. Please ensure you have a safe way to travel home, such a car seatbelt or crate. 

  3. If adopting a cat, you will need to provide your own cat carrier. 

  4. 4-6weeks post adoption our reception team will contact you to check in on your newly adopted animal.

  5. If for any reason it becomes necessary to return an animal for any reason, or you are having difficulties please contact us by phone to speak with one of our team. 

  6. We can only take an animal back if we have space, please note we can't always take animals back instantly.

    Adoption Fees Starting From:
    Adult Dogs £200, Puppies £250 & Cats £100

    Please note: Charges may be significantly more for puppies and specific breeds, you will be informed of costings within the initial phone call. 


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