Adopting and fostering
Each year we rescue hundreds of animals (mainly cats and kittens) in urgent need or at risk and we always need loving homes.
It is kinder to adopt from us than going to the pet shop or a breeder. It is also safer for adopters as all of our animals are health checked before they leave our care.
If you have read the important information and FAQs on the Adopting an animal page or the Fostering an animal page, and would like to adopt or foster one of our animals, the procedure works as follows:
- Complete the online form (or leave a message on 020 7272 2264 and we’ll call you back ASAP).
- We will contact you to arrange a home visit to discuss your new pet’s environment and answer any questions you may have. If you are looking to Foster, we will also discuss your experience, and ask you to sign one of our foster agreement forms. (If entering into a long-term fostering agreement, there may also be a supplemental letter to set out any specific terms with regards to the individual animal.)
- Once your application is approved and we have found a suitable pet, we will invite you to meet him or her (either in our Emergency Fostering Unit, Enfield cattery, our private boarding locations, or a current foster home). You can also meet animals you have seen on our Facebook page or on the RSPCA website.
- When you have found your perfect match you can complete the adoption and take your new family member home.
- We may contact you and/or conduct a follow-up home visit in the near future to ensure the animal will be safe and comfortable in your new home.
- When we take in an animal suitable for your home we will ring you and tell you about them and roughly how long they will need to be with you.
- You then decide whether to go ahead with this animal or wait for another option.