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Torbay rehoming centre

Welcome to Torbay rehoming centre. We have lots of cats and dogs looking for loving homes.

We can accommodate up to 50 cats and kittens. We’d love for you to come along and meet them. We also home dogs through our Home Direct Scheme.

We opened in 1988 after the site was very kindly bequeathed to us. The facilities have since been completely rebuilt.

Torbay Home Direct Scheme

We rehome dogs via our Home Direct scheme. Home Direct is for dogs whose owners can sadly no longer keep them but don’t have to give them up straight away. Dogs stay in their existing home until a new owner is found for them. All dogs undergo our careful assessment and matching process.

Please note that we do not keep dogs in our rehoming centre.

If you are looking for a pet please read about the rehoming process and view our pets looking for new homes.

Address: Ashley Priors Lane, Watcombe, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4SE
Tel: 0300 777 1550 Fax: 0300 777 1551
Centre manager: Laura Boyle

Short-term volunteer foster caring

Become a volunteer short term foster carer for pets at Blue Cross and help improve the welfare of the animals in our care. As a volunteer foster carer you will look after needy animals in your own home while they are recuperating from operations, or illnesses, or young kittens or puppies until they are able to find a permanent new home. If you live within 45 minutes of the centre and are interested in this rewarding volunteer role, please email


Opening hours

Monday –Tuesday: 10.30am–4.00pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10.30am-6.30pm
Friday – Sunday: 10.30am–4.00pm

Open bank holidays