The rehoming process
A step-by-step guide to rehoming a pet
If you’d like to rehome a Blue Cross pet, read our step-by-step guide to understand what you should do next.
- Have a look at our pets currently looking for homes.
- When you see one that you think is right for you, click the Adopting me button and a Homefinder form will appear.
- Fill in the form and press the submit adoption request button at the bottom of the page. This will be sent to the local centre and someone will be in touch within two working days for a chat.
- If the pet is still available and we think you could be a good match, we’ll invite you to meet them. If we’re not sure the pet is right for you, we’ll explain why and let you know about any others we think might be a better fit for you and your family.
- Depending on the pet, you may need to visit them a few times so you can get to know each other. We may arrange a home visit too, although this is not always necessary. The pet will be reserved to you while this happens – so don’t worry, they won’t be rehomed to someone else!
- If they don’t turn out to be a suitable match, we’ll do everything we can to find you a pet that is.
- If they are a suitable match and everyone’s happy, you’ll then take your new pet home.
How much does it cost?
We ask you to pay a fee towards the cost of your pet’s care during their stay with us. The fees vary depending on the type of pet but here’s a guide to help:
- Dog: £90-£115
- Cat: £35-£50
- Rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals: £5-£25
After rehoming care
When you take your new pet home, that’s not the end of the journey for us. We offer ongoing advice for you and your pet, so if you need some support we're here to help. We also have a pet advice section on our website which covers health, behaviour and care advice for different species.
Rehoming a horse
Our horses are rehomed on a loan agreement, which is a little bit different to rehoming another pet. Find out more about rehoming a horse.