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Sponsorship FAQ

What is Blue Cross Pet Sponsorship?

Sponsors give from £3 a month to help look after pets in our care while we find them permanent homes with loving new owners.

What does my sponsorship money buy?

Your donation goes towards helping all the pets in our care, not just the one you have picked. Your generous donations will help fund everyday essentials, like beds, food, exercise and toys. Your monthly gift means we can ensure pets are vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, neutered and receive any other veterinary treatment they need. Plus, your donations will help fund tailor-made training and behaviour support for pets who haven’t had the best start to life and need extra TLC to help get them ready for their new homes.

What makes Blue Cross sponsorship different?

As a Blue Cross sponsor, you get to follow the journey of real Blue Cross pets waiting to find happy new homes. It may take days, weeks or months to rehome a pet, so you may sponsor many different pets along the way. We’ll also keep you updated every step of the way with monthly emails, so you’ll be one of the first to know when they’re rehomed.

Will I receive anything in the post?

You will receive a welcome pack in the post, but after that all communication will be online, which means that more of your money goes to the pets you love. Please note it may take a couple of weeks for you to receive your welcome pack in the post.

It seems as if I get a new pet nearly every month. Why? 

This is because your sponsored pets have been rehomed – after all, it’s what we’re here for. We believe every pet deserves a healthy life in a happy home and we do all we can to make this happen in as short a time as possible. If you are getting a new pet every month, it’s good news – it means we are managing to find new homes for more pets who desperately need them.

You may also find that some pets will take longer to rehome. This could be because they have health or behavioural problems which we need to help them through before they are rehomed, or it may be that they are simply being overlooked because they are a less popular breed, or are a little bit older. Finding homes for some pets may only take a few weeks but others need more care and attention before they are ready to leave us.

Will anyone else sponsor my pet?

People can choose to sponsor the same pet as you – some can be very popular.

What do sponsors receive?

You will get a welcome pack in the post, which may take a couple of weeks for you to receive. As well as an email with a picture, message from your pet and a certificate which you can download and print.  You’ll receive regular news by email about what your pet has been up to, including whether he or she has been rehomed.

What happens when my sponsored pet is rehomed?

That’s great news! It means another pet has found a loving new home. We will let you know by email and tell you all about your new sponsored pet. We will automatically choose this pet for you, but if you would rather sponsor a different pet you can do so via the link in your sponsorship success email.

Can I visit my sponsored pet?

Unfortunately we cannot accept visitors as this would take vital time away from helping pets. Also, some pets are not able to accept visitors as they are unwell or can become distressed.

How do I sign up?

Choose the pet you’d like to sponsor. Read all about the pet, click the ‘sponsor’ button, fill in all your details and set up your regular gift from just £3 a month by Direct Debit. It's as easy as that!

When does my sponsorship end?

Your sponsorship continues helping pet after pet, as long as your Direct Debit remains active. We hope you won’t, but if you are thinking of cancelling please call 0300 790 9903 or email [email protected]

Can I sponsor more than one pet? 

There is no limit on the number of pets you can sponsor but you will need to set up a separate Direct Debit for each one.

Can I sponsor a pet as a gift for someone else?

Yes! Blue Cross sponsorship is the perfect present for animal lovers. Sponsor a pet as a gift for your loved one from as little as 69p a week, and they will receive monthly updates from real homeless pets in our care who are just waiting to meet their new families. Your chosen friend or family member will also receive a downloadable certificate from each of the pets helped.

If you’d like to receive a gift sponsorship welcome pack in the post, which you can then personalise and pass onto your chosen friend or family member, simply tick the box on the sign up page. The welcome pack includes a welcome letter, certificate, leaflet and magnet.

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

— Page last updated 3/01/2020