RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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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 was...

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  • Photo of : Ben

    Ben

    D024/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Ben

    A lovely but boistorous boy, who his also strong on the lead. He should be ok with another dog and maybe a confident cat . Due to his boisterous, giddy puppy behaviour & his size no children for him as he does have a tendancy to jump & mouth. He is already a big lad for his age with lots of growing...

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  • Photo of : Harry

    Harry

    CD009/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about Harry

    Harry is nervous until he gets to know you, He will need further training on basic commands. He tends to ignore what is going on around him. Harry should be fine to live with another dog but no cats or small animals for this young lad as he is from a working background, no children under the age of...

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  • Photo of : Jack

    Jack

    D025/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about Jack

    Jack is a very energetic lad who needs a family home where they can give him plenty of exercise and playtime. Children aged 14 years and over for him. He can be grabby at the lead but is getting better with that. He may accept another dog and maybe a confident cat who would stand up to him.

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  • Photo of : Jade

    Jade

    CD031/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Jade

    Jade is a lively and friendly dog once she has built a bond, she loves nothing more than to please you.This lovely dog will need an experienced owner. She knows basic words of commands , however she will need further training once settled in a home environment. Jade is very toy and food orientated...

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  • Photo of : Lilly

    Lilly

    CD010/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about Lilly

    Lilly is slightly nervous until she knows you. No children for her but she may accept another dog.No cats or small animals in the home as she as been a working dog and will chase.

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  • Photo of : Sheba

    Sheba

    CD008/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about Sheba

    Sheba is a very sweet dog who loves to please, she is lovely to walk on a lead and is very obedient. Sheba has lived with other dogs so should be fine with another, no cats or small furries as she has come from a working background, children aged 14 + for her as she gets giddy & could knock...

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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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  • Photo of : Wilson

    Wilson

    D014/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about Wilson

    Wilson is a very energetic little dog who does tug on the lead when walking, He knows some basic commands but further training will be needed. He will be fine to live with children 8+ but no other animals for this little lad.

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  • Photo of : zippy

    Zippy

    DO23/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Zippy

    Zippy is a typical puppy who needs a loving home he may accept another dog and possibly a confident cat. Zippy will need some house training and basic training. NO children for him. Zippy is very playful & any other dogs in the home will need to be patient until he learns how to behave...

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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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