Rehoming Information

Thank you for showing an interest in adopting an animal from the RSPCA.

You might be wondering why we often don’t have any animals showing as available for adoption on our website, so we’ll explain…..

Our branch currently care for cats and dogs which have been removed by Inspectors from situations of cruelty, neglect or abuse. They remain with us for rehabilitation whilst their cases are investigated and in many cases are going through the court process, so the majority of animals in our care are not available for rehoming and the centre is closed to the public.

Once cases are concluded and animals become available for adoption, we generally transfer them to other local RSPCA branches for rehoming so we can focus our attention on the rehabilitation of the other animals in our care. From time to time, if other branches don’t have space to take them, we will put animals up for adoption from our centre, but this is done strictly by appointment.

If there is an animal that interests you, please email and we’ll send you a Perfect Match form to complete. Once we have assessed the form, we will be in touch and if we think the home you can offer is suitable for the animal you are interested in, we’ll arrange an appointment for you to visit them. All members who usually live in the home need to meet the animal, and this visit will be followed by a visit to your home by a trained volunteer or staff member. Provided all goes well, you can then come and complete the adoption paperwork, pay your adoption fee and take your new family member home!

Profiles of any available dogs or cats can be found on our website. if we don’t have what you are looking for, visit to see the animals available at other RSPCA branches and animal centres.

Adoption fees

Adoption fees are usually the amounts documented below though occasionally these may differ:

Cats £70; kittens £80

Dogs from £120; puppies £150

All animals are:

  • Neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Treated for fleas and worms
  • Vaccinated


Generally, because we don’t know a great deal about their history, we do not rehome dogs to families with children under 5 years of age. Similarly some of our cats are better suited to a quieter home environment and this information will be given on their profile.

We highly recommend pet insurance, as expenses can be quite high should the animal suffer an accident or develop a serious illness in later life.

Rescue and rehoming links

If you are looking to rehome or adopt a pet, and can’t find a suitable animal at our centre, you may find the following contacts useful:

RSPCA National Pet Search

Dogs Trust

The Dog Rescue Pages

Get to know a dog – Staffies Rehome a Staffie – often overlooked but are wonderful companions.

Oldies Club Finding homes for older dogs across the UK – also rehomes a few older cats and other animals

Cats Protection – Warrington branch

Cat Chat Pages

Rabbit Rehome UK

UK Animal Rescuers

Veggies Animal Contacts Directory

British Hen Welfare Trust Rehoming commercial laying hens – has a pick-up location in Wigan

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