Information about Adopting an Animal


The Re-homing Process

Thank you for considering adopting an animal from the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch.

Many of our animals have come from deprived backgrounds, and our aim is to ensure that their next home is the best possible as well as being for life. We hope that you support this aim, taking care to find the right animal for you. Before you look for a new pet, remember that pet ownership takes time, money, commitment, patience and it is likely to change your life completely.

Step 1

Ring 01422 365628, email or visit the Centre. We will ask you to fill in an application form (these are available to download at the bottom of this page) and will match your home and wishes to the animals we have available for adoption.

There is no need to book, but please note that there may be a wait at busy times.

Step 2

We will arrange for all family members to meet your best matches, Once you have chosen a member of staff will place a reserve on them for you. 

Step 3

We will call you to arrange a home visit. This is a chance to ask any questions about how to set up your home ready for your new arrival.  

Step 4

In the meantime, we encourage you to visit your chosen animal to get to know each other better. If you are adopting a dog and already have a dog, then we will arrange for a mix here at the Centre under supervision.

Step 5

Once the home visit has been carried out and the animal has passed their health check-up, an appointment will be made to pick up your animal. You will now need to pay the adoption fee and you can take your new family member home!

Viewing Times:


11am – 3.30pm


11am – 3.30pm


11am – 3.30pm




11am – 3.30pm


11am – 3.30pm


11am – 3pm

We are still here for you after adoption.

After three months with your new pet at home we will arrange another home visit (dogs only). This is a chance to ask about any settling in issues you may be having. If you want to talk before that then please call. Our staff are always happy to chat through any questions, and for dogs our training and behaviour advisor is also on hand to assist.

Please look at the Elderly Animal Scheme (EARS) if you are interested in adopting an animal 10 years and over.

Dog Application Form Dog Adoption Procedure
Cat Application Form Cat Adoption Procedure
Rabbit Application Form Cost of Adoption
Small Animal/
Miscellaneous Application

National Cruelty Advice Line 0300 123 4999

National Enquiries Line 0300 123 4555


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