The Pet Education Trust will always advocate pet adoption through local rescue/rehoming centres.
Here’s why – there are thousands of different rescue/rehoming centres throughout the UK and they are all full to capacity coping with the ever increasing volume of unwanted pets. Pets, who often end up in rescue through no fault of their own.
Thankfully, due to the incredible work that the rescues do a large number of these unwanted pets are successfully rehomed with responsible owners who, through consistent training, commitment and patience find life-long companionable pets who fit completely, and comfortably within their families lives.
Adopting from a rescue centre is the compassionate thing to do – you may help to save an animal’s life. So, if you are considering getting a pet for you family home, the Pet Education Trust would urge you to visit your local rescue centre first.
As there are no set standards for rescue centres you may find varying degrees of professionalism offered by each individual centre. The Pet Education Trust believes that a responsible rescue/rehoming centre should be working to a minimum standard that consists of the following key points:-
♦ Neuters where applicable
♦ Vaccinates where applicable
♦ Animal behaviour assessed by an experienced behaviourist
♦ Home checks completed
♦ Animal can be returned if the adoption doesn’t work out
Some rescue/rehoming centres will offer a lot more, such as free insurance etc. but ALL centres should be asking you questions about your home and personal life. This is the only way they can ascertain your suitability for adoption.
Click onto the list below to find a comprehensive list of rescue/re-homing centres for your specific species of pet. This list is by no means exhaustive.
If you run an animal rescue/rehoming centre and would like your details adding to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org You will be sent a questionnaire for completion.
The Pet Education Trust is clear in its endeavour to recommend responsible rescue and rehoming centres only and would welcome feedback from clients about their experiences. Email email@example.com