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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    D030/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    German Shepherd Dog

    A bit about

    Kiaser is a strong dog and needs a home with someone who as had and understands the breed. Children would need to be 16 years and over for him and a home without other animals at this time.

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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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    D051/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    German Shepherd Dog / Border Collie

    A bit about

    Very gentleaffectionate dog who would be fine to live with another quiet,non-boisterous dog and also a confident cat. Due to her age and ear problems she would probably be best with slightly older children 12+years.

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    D021/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Old English Sheepdog

    A bit about

    Nellie needs a very special home with patient owners has she has been mistreted and used as a breeding dog. Once nellie trusts you she loves nothing more than being stroked and spending time with you. But please be patient with her as she is still learning to trust people. Nellie will need an...

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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 : Sheba

    Sheba

    D028/2015

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about Sheba

    Sheba is a very bouncy puppy who hasn't had the best start in life and has only lived in a back yard so she will probably need house training and would strongly recommend traing classes. Sheba does get very mouthy when shes excited and tends to play bite so for this reason children should be aged...

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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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