Adopt A Pet

Our Branch has many pets that you can adopt. These are mainly cats and dogs. Currently, our cats and dogs are all rehomed through our partner – the Danaher Animal Home at Wethersfield near Braintree. Please see following link Danaher Animal Home

Other branches close to Essex may also have pets available so please check the main RSPCA site. Please see following link RSPCA Find a Pet

You can see details of our Partner Rehoming Centres by clicking: “Our Partners”

Why Adopt a Pet

It is possible to buy cats and dogs from breeders or general adverts, or you can adopt your next pet from a rescue and rehoming centre. We at the RSPCA believe that adopting your next family pet is good. We support “Adopt Don’t Shop” There are many reasons for this, and perhaps the most important one is that you could be saving the animal and giving it another chance at a good life in a safe and happy home. Some pets come to us because their owners can no longer cope or are too old to care for their pets. Others have been abandoned and left to look after themselves on the streets. Others may have been ill-treated. All of these animals deserve a second chance of happiness.

By adopting a rescue pet it also means that you are supporting animal welfare and not puppy farms. Some people prefer older dogs and cats rather than puppies and kittens as well.

There are so many breeds, sizes, colours, personalities that there is something to suit most families – you could find your dream pet. Our Branch has 2 centres for rehoming throughout Mid and North Essex ranging from a small cattery to a relationship with the Danaher Animal Home who rehome some of our animals as well as those from other branches

How does rehoming work?

All pets that come into us are given a health check and have any necessary vaccinations and treatments to make sure they are ready to join a new home. All our pets are microchipped, vaccinated, neutered and treated for fleas and worms before rehoming. Some older dogs and cats may also need a dental exam and treatment before they go as well. If a pet has any ongoing needs – such as joint supplements for arthritis in older animals, we will let you know. We also learn about their personalities – we can tell you which pets prefer to be the only pet in a house, and which like lots of company. Some dogs do not like being alone and need a family who will be around most of the time. Some cats need to be kept indoors and cannot go outside and this is all part of matching

Rehoming is all about ensuring you’re matched with the perfect pet for you, so that you and your new pet can have a fantastic life together. From finding each other online to bringing your newest family member home, we’ve got all the information you need to help you find each other. Anyone can rehome a rescued animal from us – what’s important is matching you, and your family, with the right animal, which will be based on their needs, and yours.

Click here to see the Perfect Match page

Click here for our adoption process that applies to the pets via the national site (Our Partner Danaher, have a slightly different process on their website)

Click here for our 2022 fees