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Oxfordshire: Burford rehoming centre

Oxfordshire: Burford rehoming centre

Welcome to Burford rehoming centre which is based in west Oxfordshire. We always have dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals and horses looking for loving new homes.


Burford horse rehoming site is temporarily closed. The small animal centre for dogs, cats and small pets remains open as usual.

We have ‘strangles’ (Streptococcus Equi) on site with several poorly ponies. We are working closely with our vet practice, and because this is a highly infectious disease we need to continue to be super careful and keep them isolated from each other while we monitor them all. We have restricted access to the horse site to prevent potential further spread of this bacteria.

When helping horses and ponies from so many varied backgrounds, this is something that can happen from time to time, so we are prepared and have protocols in place to manage it.

So, for the time being, we are not able to have any visitors into the horse yard or the second hand tack shop.

Thank you for bearing with us as we work hard to get the centre up and running again.

The small animal rehoming centre will continue to remain open and this disease does not affect other species of animals or humans.

We will post updates on Facebook, and please check the website to see when we are open again.

Burford dog, cat and small animal rehoming

Telephone: 0300 777 1570

email: [email protected]

Burford horse rehoming

Telephone: 0300 777 1520

email: [email protected]

Tack shop opening times: Saturdays & Sundays 10am-3pm

Burford Head Office, for all other non animal enquiries

Telephone: 0300 777 1897

We opened in 1990 and have facilities for 25 dogs, 21 cats, 14 rabbits and other small pets. We also have numerous paddocks and stables to care for up to 60 horses.

Our Rehoming Team is dedicated to finding the right pet for you. If you are interested in a pet on our website please complete a rehoming form in the first instance, you can find this on the pet’s profile page. So we can understand the type of pet you are looking for please do call us first if you would like to arrange a visit.

To see which pets are available on our website please scroll down to choose a species or visit our ‘rehome a pet’ page. You can see pets available at all our locations or narrow your search more locally.  Our pages are updated regularly so please keep visiting them.

Please note that at our Burford centre, we run a closed cattery and kennels which means they are not open for public viewing.

Home Direct Scheme

Our Home Direct Scheme is for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other small pets whose owners can sadly no longer keep them but don’t need to find them a new home straight away. Pets stay in their existing home until a new owner is found for them. All pets go through our careful assessment and matching process.

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 illness, 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  [email protected]

Amazon Wish List

Buy our pets a treat or purchase something to help our centre be the best it can be.

Getting here

There is now a new bus stop right outside the centre. The 233 service operates between Woodstock and Burford.

Our online community

Join the Oxfordshire: Burford rehoming centre online community and become part of our ever-growing network of pet owners and Blue Cross supporters.

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Pets at Burford rehoming centre need your help. Sponsor a pet from as little as £3 a month, and you’ll help keep pets safe and warm in our rehoming centres until we find them happy new homes

How sponsorship works

  1. Choose a pet

    Choose a pet you'd like to sponsor and a monthly amount

  2. Stay in touch!

    Receive a certificate and monthly email updates from your pet

  3. Help another pet

    Once your pet has been rehomed you can choose another pet to help

Select a species available in Oxfordshire: Burford rehoming centre

Give a pet a new home by selecting a species of animal available for rehoming.

We have lots of lovely animals that need a new home - could you give one a second chance?