Rehome an animal in need

/ 25 January 2016

The RSPCA find new homes for approximately 17,000 dogs each year. If you adopt a dog from the RSPCA where possible they will have been vaccinated, spayed or snipped and microchipped.

As many of the dogs have been victims of cruelty they often require a period of rehabilitation before they are ready to be rehomed. When staff believe they are ready they will observe their behaviour and give them a health check – this helps to match their needs to a suitable person or family.

That’s why the RSPCA ask anyone who’s thinking of adopting to fill in an application form before being interviewed by animal centre staff. This is the best way to help you to choose the right pet.

If you’re thinking of rehoming a dog they might be brought out of the kennels to meet you. This helps minimise stress to the dogs, and gives you the chance to get to know them a bit better.

The RSPCA carry out a home-visit for certain animals and in some cases suggest minor changes that help ensure your home is as pet friendly as possible. They will also call or visit afterwards to make sure you and your new pet are adjusting well to your new life together.

To find out more about rehoming a dog, please visit