Help us with our home checks
Help our animals find their new home
Here at the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch we conduct home visits for each cat, dog, rabbit or guinea pig which is adopted from our animal centre. Our home visiting process is conducted by a team of volunteers who work with us to make sure the right animal is placed in the right home.
What is required to be a home visitor?
Home Visitors must have knowledge of caring for animals and have a basic understanding of their needs and behaviours. Each home visitor will be asked which species of animals they would feel confident conducting a home visit for. Home Visitors have to be over 18 years old and be able to provide their own transport.
“I first started as a Volunteer at RSPCA in 2013, doing dog walking which I thoroughly enjoyed and still do. After doing that for a year I decided I would like to do more so then went on to become a Home Visitor. I absolutely love doing the visits, and meeting some lovely families, it is so nice to see how excited the people get about adopting a dog or cat, and then when doing the post-adoption visit see the animal happy and settled in their new home. Also with the older dogs and cats adopted on the EARS Scheme, it’s very rewarding to then see that an old dog can live the last few years of its life being loved and looked after so well.”
What training is provided?
Every home visitor will be required to attend an induction at our Halifax Animal Centre, where they will meet the Rehoming Team and be given all the information needed to become a home visitor, including how to conduct a home visit. Once the induction is complete new home visitors are teamed up with a ‘buddy’ who will be an experienced home visitor and they will attend the first few visits with the new home visitor.
We host regular team meetings at the centre to keep everyone up to date with centre news and offer workshops to build knowledge of animal care.
How do I become a home visitor?
Simply click Apply and fill in our home visitor enquiry form and we will be in touch to invite you to the next available induction.
We are currently recruiting home visitors across the whole of Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford. We are in urgent need in the following areas: