FAQs and Pricing

Are you thinking about adopting an animal? Here's what you need to know.

We find homes for lots of types of animals.

These mainly include cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs but also include small furries, birds such as budgies and lovebirds, poultry and occasionally exotic species including tortoises and geckos.

We do not have an animal centre and instead work with catteries, kennels and fosterers throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. This means our animals are in in various locations around the Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk area.

We understand that whilst adopting an animal is an exciting time, you probably have lots of questions about the process as well! That’s why we’ve included answers to some frequently answered questions below.


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You can find the answers to some common questions here.

Adopting an animal from us is a wonderful thing to do as you can rest easy knowing that you are getting a pet ethically and giving a second chance at happiness to animals in need.

Your adoption fee also helps us to help more animals so you can save an another animal whilst adding your own finned, feathered, furry or scaly companion to your family.


Click here to see who we currently have available for adoption and to complete an enquiry form

It currently costs £275 to adopt a dog and £130 to adopt a cat. Please be aware that these fees in no way cover the amount it costs us to care for all the animals we have.

On average, across 21 days, it costs us £715 to care for a dog and £500 to care for a cat so we charge adoption fees to help reclaim some of these costs.

We do not have an animal centre so all of our animals are kept at private boarding establishments across the county or with fosterers in their own homes.

We are always looking for new fosterers so if you would like to give a temporary home to an animal in need, please apply here.

You can see how our adoption process works on our handy ‘How It Works’ page. 

Yes! We offer viewings of your selected animal at our Branch office, at the foster home, or at the private boarding establishment the animal is being housed at. We will also send you photos and videos of your new potential family member so you can see them at their most relaxed.

As we don’t have an animal centre, any viewings we hold are by appointment only to make sure our animals are as relaxed as possible in care. If you would like to meet one of our animals, the first step is always to complete an enquiry form.

This will include a full in-depth handover of the animals time in RSPCA care and some information to help with the process of settling in your new companion.

As part of your adoption from us, your new pet (species dependant) will also be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and will have received internal & external parasite treatment. If the animal is too young at the time of adoption, we will supply you with a voucher for neutering and pay for their first vaccinations at specific partnership vets.

You will also be provided with a complete veterinary history of your new pet and 4 weeks pet insurance with PetPlan (where applicable). This can take up to a week to be compiled so there may be a delay between a home visit being approved and the adoption appointment taking place.

Unfortunately as a small charity we don’t have the resources to administer a waiting list as we don’t always know when they will come into our care or be ready for adoption. Our adoption pages are updated every Wednesday, so if you are specifically looking for a kitten please keep an eye out on our pages on these days.

At any given time we have approximately over a hundred animals in our care but sadly, they don’t usually have very happy beginnings so it takes a while for them to be ready for their forever home.

All the animals in our care receive comprehensive veterinary treatment and if applicable, a behaviour assessment to make sure they are happy, healthy and ready to be adopted. Whilst there may not always be many on our website, we are always busy behind the scenes.

We assess all of our animals individually, so having young children does not mean you are automatically ineligible to adopt from us.

All this means is that we will recommend an animal to you that we believe will be suitable and happy in that environment.

If you are under 18, we need to carry out the adoption under the name of someone 18 or over, preferably a parent or guardian.

As for an older age, there is no limit! All we will do is ensure that whichever animal you choose to adopt is suitable for your lifestyle.

Of course you can! If you are having any trouble completing our online forms just call us on 0303 040 1565 and one of our friendly Reception team will fill it out for you.

When it comes to the home visit we can also do this in person instead of online to make the process easier for you.

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