4 May 2020 - UPDATE

Please note the Home is still closed. We are caring for the animals but are not yet able to have visitors on site. With guidance from the RSPCA, we have started to rehome some animals under limited circumstances.With guidance from the RSPCA, we have started to rehome some animals under limited circumstances.

For those who have gone through the majority of the adoption journey, including meeting your perfect match, before lockdown. We will be contacting you to arrange to complete the paperwork, any behaviour or veterinary advice sessions, and then we will arrange to deliver the animal to your home. Delivery is much easier for cats, but we will be looking to place dogs safely in their homes where possible too.

For those who have completed the full registration and have expressed an interest in an animal. We want to make sure that we can rehome your perfect match as safely and effectively as possible. Our Rehoming Team is working hard to ensure we can provide the same level of support before, during, and after your adoption process. We appreciate your patience as we organise this.

For those who have completed the paperwork-part of the adoption journey before lockdown. You would have already had a call from our Rehoming Team and we did not have a match for you at that moment. If you see an animal on our website in the coming weeks that you are interested in, then please do email us on

We are not accepting new applications to adopt at this time and cannot reply to any queries about animals or rehome them if you are not already fully registered with us. We have limited staff and a new adoption process to work through carefully – please bear with us!


April 2020

We have launched our Spring Appeal, focusing on the Home during lockdown and how the virus has affected our charity. Click here to read more.


25 March 2020

Coronavirus UPDATE:

Dear Home supporters

Following the Government advice, and RSPCA instruction, we are going to have further restrictions until further notice.

  • Adoptions are on hold. All reserves will remain, and when the restrictions are lifted, we will be in touch to arrange adoption.

  • We will not be accepting any more applications to adopt – if you have already applied, then we will process them in the coming weeks.

  • Animals cannot go on foster.

  • We cannot take animals in from members of the public, as we must prioritise spaces for those injured, neglected, and in most need from our RSPCA Inspectors, Dog Wardens and the Police.

  • If you have animal welfare concerns, please call the national RSPCA cruelty line for advice: 0300 1234 999. If you have a badly injured stray or wild animal, please call your local vet for advice. Please do not attend a vet practice without calling first.

  • Our Charity Shops and on-site Pet Shop are closed, and we currently aren’t able to accept donations of goods (please, if you are having a sort out we’d love your charity shop donations once the restrictions are lifted).

Please rest assured that our Animal Care teams are on-site and looking after all our current animals with love. We will be sharing pictures of what we’re up to on all our social channels (we are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and look forward to hearing back from you all as well.

We’re so grateful for the offers of support we’ve had, and are sad that the further restrictions prevent us from taking you up on all of these. We know that times are tough for all but, if you can, please consider making a donation today. Your support is needed now more than ever. Your kindness will continue to care for the 140 plus animals that remain on-site, plus those injured, neglected, or cruelly treated animals who will keep coming into our care. Please donate at www.bcdh.org.uk/donate