Suffolk rehoming centre

Location Details

We’ve moved from our old site in Felixstowe to new, modern facilities in Ipswich. Our new Blue Cross rehoming centre on Bourne Hill means we can double the number of pets we help each year.

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 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.


The postcode IP2 8NQ (as below) may not take you all the way to our rehoming centre. If travelling north to south along Bourne Hill, you will find us towards the end of the road, on the left hand side just opposite Ipswich Golf Range and the ski centre on the right. Please note that Bourne Hill is an one-way road so you will need to approach from the north.

Drop-in hours

Can I visit the centre without an appointment?

Yes. You can visit between 11.00am and 4.00pm. We are closed to visitors without a pre-booked appointment on Wednesdays.

Can I meet a pet when I drop in?

Most of our dogs, cats and small pets are looked after by our fantastic team of foster carers. If we do have pets in our centres, we do not allow the public to visit them as it can be stressful and disruptive for them.

If you visit our centre we'll be happy to talk you through the adoptions process but you will not be able to look at any pets. If you are matched to one of our pets following an application to adopt, we'll invite you to meet them by appointment.

What can I drop in for?

Our team are here to help. So, whether it’s about volunteering, donating, pet advice or information on how to adopt a pet, we’ll talk you through.

Can I rehome a pet when I drop in?

You’ll need to apply to adopt a pet on our website. This is to make sure the application process is as fair as possible to everyone. If we think you’ll be a good match for one of our pets, we’ll contact you to start the process.

Home Direct

Our Home Direct scheme is for dogs, cats, 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 illnesses, or young kittens or puppies until they are able to find a permanent new home.

Amazon wish list

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