Rehoming process

Rehoming process

Once you have found an animal you would like to rehome, fill in the relevant application form.

We believe in matching the right animal to the right home, as the needs of the animal are our top priority. If we find a match you’ll be invited for an introduction.

Rehoming a dog

So that you have a good chance to get to know your new friend, there’s usually a minimum of two introductions (three if you have an existing dog), and sometimes further introductions for any dogs that may need additional support settling into a new home.

Because each dog is different and special in their own unique way, this process can vary from dog to dog.

Once the introductions have been completed and we know we’ve found the perfect match, we will allocate you a home checker who will visit you at your home.

If the visit is successful, you can contact us to arrange a day to take your new companion home!

How do I take my new companion home?

Following your successful home visit, you can make an appointment to collect your new friend by emailing us at dogs@foalfarm.org.uk, or calling the Dog Team on 01959 572 386.

When you collect your dog, we will ask you to pay the fee plus any additional charges.

Dog adoption fees vary depending on the age of the dog, but range between £75 and £180.

All dogs that leave Foal Farm have had a full medical health check by a vet and are vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, treated for fleas and wormed. The cost to us for vet fees alone is between £160 and £180 for each dog, so any additional donation you are able to give is greatly appreciated.

Your chosen dog will be checked over in front of you and you will be given a pack that includes the vaccination certificate, health record plus advice on feeding and anything else of note. You can purchase accessories for your new dog in our pet shop at the Farm.

We are always available should you need our help or have any questions once you take your new friend home – we’re only a phone call away.

Rehoming a cat

After your introduction, if we believe we’ve found the perfect match we will allocate you a home checker who will visit you in your home.

If the visit is successful, you can contact us to arrange a day to take your new companion home!

How do I take my new companion home?

Following your successful home visit, you can make an appointment to collect your new friend by emailing us at cats@foalfarm.org.uk, or calling the Cat Team on 01959 572 386.

When you collect your cat, we will ask you to pay the fee plus any additional charges.

Cat adoption fees vary depending on the age, but range between £75 and £120.

All cats that leave Foal Farm have had a full medical health check by a vet and are vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, treated for fleas and wormed. The cost to us for vet fees alone is between £110 and £130 for each cat, so any additional donation you are able to give is greatly appreciated.

Please don’t forget to bring a secure cat carrier to take your cat home in, alternatively you can buy one from our onsite shop.

Your chosen cat will be checked over in front of you and you will be given a pack that includes the vaccination certificate, health record plus advice on feeding and anything else of note. You can purchase accessories for your new cat in our pet shop at the Farm.

Some cats may take a while to adjust to their new surroundings, so it is important that you give them time and space to do so.

We are always available should you need our help or have any questions once you take your new friend home – we’re only a phone call away.


Rehoming a small animal

After your introduction, if we believe we’ve found the perfect match we will allocate you a home checker who will visit you in your home.

If the visit is successful, you can contact us to arrange a day to take your new companion home!

How do I take my new companion home?

You can make an appointment to collect your new friend by emailing us at smallanimals@foalfarm.org.uk, or calling the Small Animals Team on 01959 572 386.

When you collect your small animal, we will ask you to pay the fee plus any additional charges.

Adoption fees vary depending on the age and animal. As a guide a pair of guinea pigs is £40 and a pair of rabbits will be between £80 and £100.

All rabbits that leave Foal Farm have had a full medical health check by a vet and are vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and wormed.  The cost to us is between £110 and £130 for each rabbit, so any additional donation you are able to give is greatly appreciated.

Please don’t forget to bring a secure carrier to take your pet home in. Alternatively you can buy one along with other accessories for your new pet in our pet shop at the Farm.

We are always available should you need our help or have any questions once you take your new friend home – we’re only a phone call away.