RSPCA KEIGHLEY, CRAVEN & UPPER WHARFEDALE: OUR DOG ADOPTION PROCESS
We always have rescue dogs that are looking for their ‘forever homes’. Some of the dogs haven’t had the best start to life but they are still willing to show love and affection; it’s our aim to make sure that all our dogs are re-homed in the best possible environment and that we also match a dog to your circumstances. We are the only voices the animals have so please don’t be put off by any questions we may need to ask you. Please also feel free to ask us any questions; we are always happy to help you during or after the adoption process. It is important that you read and understand the whole of our adoption process before you arrange to view any of our dogs.
*IMPORTANT*: Our branch dogs are now cared for at ‘RSPCA Lancashire East’ animal centre near Accrington on our branches behalf. The staff at the centre are happy to help you with any aspect of the adoption process but please note that the cost of kennelling and dogs care are funded directly by our branch. Adoption of our dogs will be subject to our own branch terms and conditions, our adoption fee may also differ from RSPCA Lancashire East. It’s easier for you to contact the centre directly to arrange any viewing times, please read the whole adoption process shown below before you make contact to arrange a visit. You can find the contact number at the end of this page. If you need to contact our branch directly or if you have any questions regarding our dog adoption process, please visit our contact us page which can be found here.
1: Contact the centre regarding your chosen dog, you may be asked to fill out an application form/questionnaire and return it to the centre.
2: The staff will usually arrange a meeting with any potential new owners who are a match for the dogs needs. During COVID-19 the procedure may be slightly different but the staff will explain the current policy to you.
3: If the meeting is successful, place a reserve fee of £10 on the dog (this is non-refundable) We usually ask that all family members meet the dog. If other dogs are owned they must be brought to the animal centre to meet with the dog who is being adopted
4: A home visit will normally be carried out before any animals are allowed to leave the centre. The home visit will be carried out by your local branch who will contact you to arrange a suitable time. During COVID-19 we may complete the home visit via video call or ask you to email pictures of your home & garden area.
5: If the home visit is successful, an appointment must be made to collect the animal. When collecting the animal, all adoption paperwork will be completed and the balance of the adoption fee paid. Please bring ID with you
6: 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 and this also gives you chance to discuss any issues or ask us any questions.
ADOPTION FEES AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Our standard dog adoption fee is from £175 (please be aware that this is our own branch adoption fee and will apply to our dogs, you may find that RSPCA Lancashire east charge different fees to adopt dogs from them directly. All our dogs are subject to our own branch T&C’s and fees) Our fee covers: Neutering, Vaccinations, Micro-Chipping and a free four week pet insurance trial. You will be provided with all relevant paperwork and details once you have completed the adoption process. Please ensure that you pay a deposit to reserve your chosen dog, we can’t place a reserve until the deposit has been paid. The deposit amount will be deducted from the final adoption fee.
Under certain circumstances we may not be able to neuter a dog before it leaves the animal centre, in this case a neutering voucher will be issued to cover the cost and we will arrange a date for neutering. It is a term of adoption that the voucher must be used and the dog be neutered.
TO ADOPT ANY DOGS SHOWN ON THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE CONTACT RSPCA LANCASHIRE EAST ANIMAL CENTRE ON: 01254 231118. PLEASE MENTION THAT YOU ARE ENQUIRING ABOUT AN ‘RSPCA KEIGHLEY & CRAVEN DOG’ AND LET THE STAFF KNOW THE DOGS NAME TOO.