RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch

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    D016/2018

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier)

    A bit about

    Dutch is a sweet dog who has bags of energy Little is known about her as she was an Inspector rescue from another centre but since we have had her we have found her to be a lovely little girl she has come from working parents so is unable to live with small furries or cats. She seems ok with male...

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    D014/2018

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Lakeland Terrier

    A bit about

    Eva is a determined little girland if she does want to do something she will put the brakes on.She isn't great on the leadbut we are working on thisas she occasionally grabs the lead and rags on it. She will need someone who is prepared to take her to training clases to work on this and her...

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    D012/2018

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about

    Kyra is your typical fun, loving staffie, who is becoming more confident by the day with us at the centre. When she joined us at the centre she was very timid, and we had to teach her that human contact was a positive thing. Due to her nervous nature, we believe that being an only pet would be the...

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    D042/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about

    Rockie is sweet natured once he trusts you, but he can be unsure of people to begin with. He will need an understanding and patient owner. He needs time to settle and bond with new owners. due to his disposition he would benefit from experienced dog owners. No children or other animals for him...

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    D007/2018

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier)

    A bit about

    Kelly is a very sweet natured older lady who still thinks she is a puppy. Due to her quiet friendly nature we believe she may accept another dog in her new home. No cats for her and children of older primary school age would be best. Any potential adopter with exsisting dogs would need to be...

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    D017/2018

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Husky / Alaskan Malamute

    A bit about

    Coda is a gentle giant who hasn't had the best start in life but despite all this we have found him to be a very loving dog who likes to carry his caterpillar teddy around. He is very strong on the lead and we are working with us and training to walk on a halti. He needs someone who knows about the...

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    D025/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog

    A bit about

    Priya is a very sweet girl but can be very unsure of new people. However once she trusts you she is very affectionate and loves having cuddles.In the right home environment, with an experienced owner she will make a great and loyal pet. She has lived with other dogs but can be quite dominant with...

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    D011/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Cross Breed

    A bit about

    Reuben is a really handsome dog, or so he tells us in between cuddles. He loves people and playtime, plus he really likes to learn new things. Reuben is a big lad who still thinks he is a puppy. Because he can be a little excitable and head-strong, he will need owners who are experienced with this...

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    X038/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Rottweiler

    A bit about

    Diesel is a sweet, bouncy boy. He has had a rough start to life & has missed out on a lot of experiences. Due to this he will need someone who has time to train & help him learn. He knows some basic's but at the moment he struggles sometimes with attention span. He has previously lived with another...

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    D059/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    German Shepherd Dog

    A bit about

    King has been at the centre for a while now, but is only now going up for adoption as we have had to work with some issues he had initially, due to these issues King will require owners who are experienced with German Shepherds who are prepared for his ongoing health issues of hip-dysplasia and a...

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    D011/2018

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    Border Collie

    A bit about

    Shep is a playful dog who hasnt had the best experience in life before joining us at the centre. During dog work at the centre it is apparent that he prefers female dogs to males, possibly because he isnt neutered yet. he may accept a friendly female dog in his new home but no cats for him. Due to...

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    D058/2017

    Type:

    Dog

    Breed:

    American Bulldog / Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    A bit about

    Handsome Prince is looking for his forever home. This lovely lad hasn't had the best start and came to us in a poor condition. He is slowly gaining weight and looks so much better. Prince is a very bright and loving dog who loves humans , but because he is food obsessed he will need a home with...

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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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