RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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    D044/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about

    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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    D043/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about

    Max is a loving chap who needs a home with someone who knows the breed. A home with older children 15 years and over. should be fine but no other animals for him.

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    D057/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) / Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about

    When out of his kennel Max is a happy little dog who craves human interaction. In his kennel he is a little sad. A home with children aged 8 upwardsfor him & he is good with other dogs. When introduced to cats he was interested & his tail wagging. When Molly hissed at him he just walked away. He...

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    D032/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Jack Russell Terrier

    A bit about

    Tilly is a sweet girl who just loves a fuss. She should be fine with children aged 5 years and over and she should accept other animals in the home. She will make a lovely addition to a family home.

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    CD011/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about

    George is a very nervous dog who needs some reassurance. He is from a working background so will chase cats and small furries. He is ok with other dogs. No children for him.

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    CD017/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about

    Sasha is a sweet dog who loves a fuss. Children aged 10 years or over should be fine, but a home without dogs and cats for her.

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    D031/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about

    Hunter is a well mannered dog who understands basic commands and works well for treats. A home without other dogs would be best for him but he should be fine with cats. Children aged 14 and over for him.

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    D056/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    English Bulldog

    A bit about

    Due to Caspers size & strength plus the habit he has of mouthing we are looking for an experienced dog owner. He is very friendly & boisterous but does know some basic commands. Further training is needed. No cats for him & children should be aged 15 upwards. He may accept another confident, calm...

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    D054/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed / Abyssinian

    A bit about

    Dexter is a big and very excitable dog who needs an experienced owner. Children will need to be 15 years and over. He may accept another dog and a female would be better. A confident cat may be possible but he may chase.

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    D055/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Doberman Pinscher

    A bit about

    Jet is a very sweet and handsome boy loves affection. He can be strong on a lead and will need some training. Children aged 5 years and over should be fine. He should accept another dog and maybe a confident cat.

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    D037/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about

    Polly is a very sweet dog who loves having a fuss made of her . Polly may accept a cat if introduced slowly but no other dogs for her .children aged 5 years plus.

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    CD009/2014

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about

    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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    D059/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lurcher

    A bit about

    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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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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