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 : Candy

    Candy

    D017/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie

    A bit about Candy

    Candy is the most outgoing of the 3 dogs and does know some basic commands. She will walk on a lead but needs some recall work, for when she is off lead, A home with children 14+ should be fine and other dogs ands cats.

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  • Photo of : Dexy

    Dexy

    D012/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Border Collie

    A bit about Dexy

    Dexy is very wary until she knows you, she will make an excellent dog in the right home. She will need training with her basic commands and may benefit from another dog in the home, but no cats for her. Children aged 15 + will be fine

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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 : 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 : Toffee

    Toffee

    D016/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie

    A bit about Toffee

    Toffee is a very insecure little dog who needs an experienced owner. She has only just started going out on a harness and lead so is very fearful off the outside world. She will need a very understandingand patient owner. Another dog will probably help socialise her and help her gain confidence....

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  • Photo of : Truffle

    Truffle

    D018/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie

    A bit about Truffle

    Truffle has obviously never been on a lead before and needs work on this, He hasnt been socialed in the past so is unsure of how to trust and is a bit cautious of people he doesnt know, with time and training he will come out of his shell and be a nice dog. A home without children but other dogs...

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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

    D010/2015

    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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