RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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  • Photo of : Basil

    Basil

    D085/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Basil

    Basil is extremely nervous of his surroundings. He has lived wth other dogs and ideally would need another dog in the home to help bring him out of his shell. He should accept a quiet cat and children aged 16 years and over should be fine. He isn't going to an easy dog and isn't ideal for a first...

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  • Photo of : Bruno

    Bruno

    D089/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about Bruno

    Bruno is a sweet little dog who understands some basic commands. He seems calm around other dogs & cats so should settle with them so long as introduced correctly. Children aged 5 upwards for him.

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  • Photo of : Defor

    Defor

    D080/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Defor

    Defor is a nice chap but needs an experienced home. He doesn't like his ears being touched so older children for him. 16+ should be fine. He may accept another dog but no cats in the home for him.

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  • Photo of : Duke

    Duke

    D079/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Duke

    Duke is a big and very energetic lad who needs a home with someone who can handle a large dog. He is very loving and children aged 15 years and over for him due to his size. He should accept another dog but no cats for him.

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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 : Lilly

    Lilly

    D045/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    American Bulldog

    A bit about Lilly

    Lilly is quite an insecure girl & needs to build a bond with her owners. Once she has you will see a different dog, one well worth the wait. lilly understands most basic commands. With further training she will make a great dog who wants to please. A home without other animals or children for her...

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  • Photo of : Rocky

    Rocky

    D090/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about Rocky

    Rocky is a little wary of people he doesn't know initially. No young children under the age of 12 for him. He is wary of kittens & cats so as long as introduced carefully he should be fine with cats but no dogs for him.

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  • Photo of : Smiler

    Smiler

    CD029/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Smiler

    Smiler is a lovely dog who has a very sweet nature. She should be fine to go with another dog & children aged 14 upwards. She may accept a confident cat.

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  • Photo of : Tilly

    Tilly

    D071/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about Tilly

    Tilly is a sweet little dog although she is timid around new people. Once Tilly gets to know you shes fine she will make a great companion once a bond is built. Tilly has minimal obedience training and needs to build her socialisation skills. She may accept a quiet dog but no cats or children for...

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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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