RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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  • Photo of : Diesel

    Diesel

    D003/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about Diesel

    Diesel is a sweet dog but shows little emotion & is unresponsive to commands at the moment. However he is only a baby & has not had much done with him prior to coming into our care. He should be fine with other dogs & children aged 8 upwards. No catsd or small animals for him.

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  • Photo of : JD

    Jd

    D006/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Jd

    a nice dog who needs an experienced owner. He should be fine with another dog and preferably a female but a home without cats for him. children 16 years and over would be better suited.

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  • Photo of : Max

    Max

    D005/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Max

    A nice lad who does get a little over excited. A home with children 13 years and over for this reason. He may accept another dog but a home without cats for him.

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  • Photo of : Tia

    Tia

    CD021/2013

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Tia

    Tia is a sweet natured dog who has had a tough time. She understands some basic commands once you have her attention but more work is needed. A home with children aged 10 upwards should be fine & she likes other dogs but no cats for her as she will most likely chase them.

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  • Photo of : Tiesha

    Tiesha

    D107/2013

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Tiesha

    tiesha is an excitable girl who needs a loving home, older children for her (15 yrs+) and a home without other animals would be best

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    Tiger

    D109/2013

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Tiger

    Tiger has lived in her previous home all her life so was attached to her owners & initially was unsettled in kennels. Tiger has been brought up with children of all ages but due to her size we would recommend children over 5 for her. Although Tigers owners said she was good with other dogs we have...

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  • Photo of : Tiny

    Tiny

    D073/2013

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Border Collie

    A bit about Tiny

    Tiny has come a long way from the unsocialised little dog who was living in squalid conditions in a barn with lots of other dogs. She is a little nervous & withdrawn with new people but once she trusts you she responds well & is always friendly. She needs a patient experienced dog owner . She is...

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  • Photo of : Toby

    Toby

    D044/2013

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about Toby

    Toby is an energetic dog who loves toys & treats so used correctly as part of his training he will respond well. He is possessive of toys & wants to keep hold of them but not aggressivley. A second toy or treat can be used to swap or take the toy from him. He is a typical staffy in that he likes to...

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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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