Step 1 - Register to adopt

FORM At the end of this step-by-step there will be a form to download and fill in, but we also need a few other things from you at the same time.

PHOTOS Take some photos of your house where your animal will be spending their time - your living room, kitchen, and any other communal areas. For dogs, we also need to see the boundaries of the garden, entire fence line and any gates.

PERMISSION If you rent your home, you will need to submit proof of permission to have animals in your home. This can be a headed letter or a contract with the contact information of your landlord.

Put the form, photos and permission (if needed) together in an email and send to  - you will receive an automatic response from our email system so you know that we have received it (do check your junk mail). Alternatively you can post to Rehomers Office, Bath Cats & Dogs Home, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AZ.

Going on holiday? Then it would be best to wait to register until after you return.