RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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Adopt a dog

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    D011/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about

    Reuben is a really handsome dog, or so he tells us in between cuddles. He loves people and playtime, plus he really likes to learn new things. Reuben is a big lad who still thinks he is a puppy. Because he can be a little excitable and head-strong, he will need owners who are experienced with this...

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    D054//2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about

    Little is known about Jet as he is from another centre, we have found him to be well trained and very loving. No cats for him as he will chase them. He may go with another dog with careful introduction. Children of younger secondary school age and upwards.

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    D025/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog

    A bit about

    Priya is a very sweet girl but can be very unsure of new people. However once she trusts you she is very affectionate and loves having cuddles.In the right home environment, with an experienced owner she will make a great and loyal pet. She has lived with other dogs but can be quite dominant with...

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    D036/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Mastiff

    A bit about

    Hello everyone!!! My name is Tyson and I'm a 5 year old Mastiff X. The humans here say I'm a big lad and can be very strong. I am also very cheeky and love to play. Because of my size I will need an experienced owner, someone who knows the breed. I will have to be an only pet as I am not too sure...

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    D056/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about

    Little is known about Robyn and her friend Van Persie. We have found her to be a sweet natured dog but a typical over excited staffy. She met Luna the dog and was fine with her, but whilst in private boarding they said she wasn't great so it would depend on the other dogs. She will need to learn...

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Adoption Procedure

Adopting an animal from the Altham animal centre is not as easy as turn up, choose an animal and go home. But don't let that put you off!

The animals in our care are very precious to us and we want to ensure that their new home and owners are suitable, so that the new owner and the animal have the best possible start. With this policy in mind, there are certain things that we need to check. For example, anybody who wishes to adopt an animal will require a home check before the animal can leave the centre.

Please do not expect to turn up, choose a pet and leave. Many people do and feel disapointed that this isn't the procedure.

Here is a quick and simple guide to the adoption process

1 : Visit the animal centre and select an animal

2 : Fill in an adoption Questionnaire

3 : Meet the animal or walk the dog

4 : If meeting is successful, place a reserve fee on the animal

5 : Dogs must be walked twice on seperate occasions

6 : All family members must meet a cat or dog. If other dogs are owned they must be brought to the animal centre to meet with the dog being  adopted

7 : A home visit will be carried out

8 : If the home visit is successful an appointment must be made to collect the animal

9 : When collecting the animal, all adoption paperwork will be completed and the balance of the adoption fee paid. Please bring ID with you

10 : All cats and small animals must be transported in a suitable carrier

11 : All dogs must leave the premises with a suitable collar, dog tag and on a lead

Six to eight weeks after adoption, a follow up home visit will be made to see how the adoption has gone

Important note : Some animals may leave the animal centre before they have been neutered. A free neutering voucher will be issued which must be used within 6 months of the adoption date.

Adoption Fees

The fee to adopt a dog is £110.00 with a deposit of £10.00

The fee to adopt a cat is £55.00 with a deposit of £10.00

The fee to adopt a rabbit is £30.00 with a deposit of £5.00

The fee to adopt a ferret is £30.00 with a deposit of £5.00

The fee to adopt a guinea pig is £15.00  with a deposit of £1.00

The fee to adopt a hamster is £5.00 with a deposit of £1.00

IMPORTANT

• DEPOSITS MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO RESERVE AN ANIMAL FROM THIS CENTRE

• THE DEPOSIT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE ADOPTION FEE ON COLLECTION OF THE ANIMAL.

• DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

• NO ANIMAL CAN BE RESERVED UNLESS A DEPOSIT HAS BEEN PAID

• PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch
Animal Centre, Nearer Holker House Farm, Off Enfield Road, Altham, Accrington BB5 5UU.
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