The benefits, the misconceptions and the FAQs of adopting a pet
There are many reasons to adopt, and many questions you may have about adopting. Here are the answers to a few of the most frequent questions that we are asked about why to choose adopting a pet.
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Rescue is my favourite breed
"Everyone thinks that I rescued Poppy, but in truth she's rescued me.
She makes me so happy, she's like a little ray of light in my life.
Thank you for saving her, taking such good care of her and putting us together"
Abi, adopted Poppy in 2022
How long will it take to adopt?
The adoption journey is part of the experience, and can take anything from one week to several months. You can understan, this isn’t a shop where we can order in what isn’t in stock and we really want to make a great rehoming choice for you and the animal to make your friendship last forever.
» Find out more about the adoption journey
What breeds of dogs or cats do you have?
We have a wide variety of breeds and crossbreeds, it may surprise you. In rescue it can be that we are a couple of years behind the trend of breeds, and also representative of what breeds are owned in the local area. We’re having a chihuahua and spaniel trend at the moment!
» Click here for a list of breeds we have seen recently – from yorkshire terriers to akitas.
Where do all your animals come from?
About half of our dogs and over half of our cats are strays, and the rest come from private homes.
Below is a pie chart showing the reasons why animals came into the Home in 2022.