How old do I need to be to adopt a pet?

Every decision we make in the best interests of our pets. The pets that come into our care have often suffered trauma, and need careful rehabilitation for issues such as aggression towards other pets, nervousness around strangers and severe resource guarding (protecting possessions). We’re proud of our matching service and the success we’ve had in finding thousands of pets a forever home, and a second chance at life. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, unless they live with someone of this age or above who can give permission, and also confirm that the household has permission to have a pet in their home. Whilst there is no upper age limit, we only match pets with people who are able to meet the needs of the pet they want to adopt. 

It generally takes longer to rehome pets with applicants who have children, particularly young children, but it is possible. 

We have rehomed pets with new owners who live in flats, or homes where there’s no garden. Because although a garden is essential for some pets, it’s not for others. 

Not everybody who applies can offer a home which provides the environment and support the pets we have at that particular time. However, we have pets coming into our care on a daily basis, and eventually leave for a new home. If you’re patient, we could find a pet that you can adopt. 

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