Yorkshire: Thirsk rehoming centre

Welcome to Thirsk rehoming centre based in north Yorkshire. We always have dogs and cats looking for loving new homes. Come and visit us, we'd love to see you.


We opened in 1987 and the centre was rebuilt in 2009. The centre has facilities for 25 dogs and 40 cats, with additional and puppy and kitten facilities.

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

Home Direct Scheme

Home Direct is for cats and dogs, rabbits and some other small pets whose owners can sadly no longer keep them but don’t have to give them up straight away. Pets stay in their existing home until a new owner is found for them. All pets undergo 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. If you live within 45 minutes of the centre and are interested in this rewarding volunteer role, please email [email protected] 

Our online community

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

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Select a species available in Yorkshire: Thirsk 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?

We find the right pet for you by matching them to suit you and your family’s lifestyle!