RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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  • Photo of : Angel

    Angel

    D001/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Angel

    Angel is quite shy & timid in the kennel environment & wary of new people initially. However, once she has bonded & is away from the kennels she is loving & enjoys attention. She understands some basic commands but further work is needed. A home with an experienced dog owner is needed for Angel....

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  • Photo of : Ava

    Ava

    D011/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about Ava

    Ava is a really sweet dog who is quite well trained & understands most basic commands. She should be fine with children aged 16 upwards Ava will make an excellent companion. Ava does need people at home most of the day as she suffers from seperation anxiety. Ava may accept another dog but she has...

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  • Photo of : Belle

    Belle

    D008/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about Belle

    Belle is an excitable girl who needs a loving home. children aged 6 years and over for her. She didnt seem phased by cats but we cant guarantee she wouldnt chase one, she should accept another dog with the right introduction.

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  • Photo of : Dylan

    Dylan

    D088/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Dylan

    Dylan has had a bad start in life having lived the important early stages in a garage with his siblings. He was not well socialised & as a result he can be nervous & wary of new people. Once he builds a bond he becomes confident & a little cheeky so he needs to have rules put in place so he knows...

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  • Photo of : Pheobe

    Pheobe

    CD001/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Pheobe

    Pheobe is a sweet and friendly dog, She is very responsive to a variety of cammands, however she can also be boistrous and jumps up quite a lot,Initailly Pheobe will be a little wary at first but once she is comfortable in new environments she is a happy playful dog. She has previously lived with...

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  • Photo of : prince

    Prince

    D065/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Prince

    Prince has had a bad start in life & has not had much time training & teaching him manners. He does understand some of the basic commands but is still only a baby & can be a little over enthusiastic. He will need a home that is calm & quiet to balnce his naturally boisterous nature. An older dog...

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  • Photo of : Sadie

    Sadie

    D003/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Sadie

    Sadie is a very sweet dog & loves a fuss but is quite submissive & will roll onto her back & squirm when meeting new people. She is very scent driven & constantly had her nose to the floor. We found the use of a tennis ball helped to distract her from this. She understands some basic commands but...

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  • Photo of : Shadow

    Shadow

    CD004/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Shadow

    Shadow is a little unsure around new people but once he trusts youhe is very sweet,Hes lived with dogs and cats so he should be fine with careful introduction. children need to be 14+

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  • Photo of : smokey

    Smokey

    CD030/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Smokey

    Smokey was overly interested in sniffing the good smells in the grass during his assessment, something he was unable to do in his previous home where he lived in awful cramped, dirty conditions.He was not responsive to commands but once in a home & a bond is established this will change. A home...

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  • Photo of : Tess

    Tess

    D002/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Tess

    Tess is a nervous dog around men but bonds well with women. During her assessments work done with her by female staff members was very positive & she responded well to basic commands. When handled by male staff members she was hesitant & nervous. We are continuing to work with this however a home...

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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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