Adoption Information

Firstly we will get you to come and meet the animal you are interested in. All of our animals are in volunteer foster homes, so this will have to be a time that is mutually agreeable to the both of you. Our foster carers are amazing people who give up hundreds of hours caring for these animals in their own home and are happy to go that extra bit further by having strangers coming round, in the aid of getting the best possible home for the animal. (Please bear this in mind when you go to visit, you would not believe the amount of people who either don’t turn up and people who are over an hour late with no message to let them know what is happening)

Here at All Animal Rescue we are passionate about matching the animal to the owner, so if you come to meet one of our animals and we feel you don’t take well to each other we would not proceed with the adoption. Animal ownership should be a pleasure and it is so important that you are a match from the start.

Once you have visited the animal and we are happy you are a good match, we will ask you to go away and have a good think about it. Really have a good think, can i afford the monthly flea and worm treatment, can I afford the vet bills, do I really have time for my new pet etc. We give everyone 48 hours to have a good think, in that time we will not let anyone else come to see the animal, so there is no pressure that someone will come and pip you to the post. After the 48 hours, if we have not heard from you the animal will go back up for adoption, we will not be offended at all if you change your mind, or if you think the animal is just not for you, we really want it to be right.

So you have decided you would like the animal – We now reserve them for you. A home check will be booked (see the home check section for further information)

Now you have passed your home check we book you in for an adoption date, this maybe in the future because the animal is still waiting for a vaccination, recovering from an operation or if you want to book some time off from work to help them settle in etc

If you are adopting a dog we do a weeks home trial prior to adoption (this can be extended if necessary) nowadays many of us have more than one pet and we find especially with dogs it is super important that everyone including your existing animals are happy with the new member of the family (We don’t want to re-home an animal to make another one feel uncomfortable or homeless!) After the 7 days we will call you and see how things are going, if everything is going well and your happy to move on with the adoption process, we move on to the step below. If you feel you need more time we can extend it at this point.

On the collection day we will change the micro chip information over to you, activate your 5 weeks free insurance if it is a cat or a dog, pass over all documentation for example vaccination card and medical history (if relevant) and you sign the adoption form. This is the point that you pay your adoption fee, which is £225 for dogs £100 for cats and £50 for rabbits. Adoption fee’s are non refundable.

What will my new pet come with???

November 23rd, 2016


Dogs will come fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, five weeks free insurance from the lovely Agria, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and a small bag of the current dog food they are on. If they are over the age of 8 years old, they will have had a general blood test to make sure there are no old age problems starting.


Cats will come fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, five weeks free insurance from the lovely Agria, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and a small bag of the current cat food they are on. If they are over the age of 8 years old, they will have had a general blood test to make sure there are no old age problems starting.


Rabbits will come fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered and will have a small bag of the current food they are on. At present we do not have a bonding service, however there are some local rescues who offer this at a small cost!


Guinea pigs will come neutered, micro chipped and with a small bag of the current food they are on.

All other types of animals that come in the rescue will be micro chipped and are dealt with on a case by case basis (for example we would castrate a male horse, but we would not spay a female horse)

We perform home checks to ensure that your home and the surrounding area are appropriate for the animal you wish to adopt. It is nothing to worry about: just an informal chat to make sure the pet you have chosen is the right one for you. Sometimes we will ask for a Vet reference, again this is nothing to worry about.

The Logistical Side to Home Checks

We will cover the costs of travelling to perform home checks within 30 miles of Holbury, Southampton. If you live further away than this and we are unable to arrange for a home checker from your area to come on our behalf, we can come and do the visit, however we do ask for a contribution to our travel costs.

All Animal Rescue offers animals only to adopters who accept these terms and conditions. All Animal Rescue reserves the right to remove an animal if it is convinced that the owner has violated a term or condition.

1. The Animal’s Health: There is no guarantee that the animal is or will be free of disease or behavioural disorders. All Animal Rescue makes every effort to confirm that an animal is healthy and socially acceptable before homing it. We cannot, however, exclude the possibility of a lurking disorder in a particular animal.

2. Similarly, All Animal Rescue cannot guarantee the parentage, breed or age of any animal, nor in the case of a young animal, its future size or appearance.

3. The owner will notify All Animal Rescue immediately if an animal should become sick (e.g. diarrhoea) within two weeks of adoption. All Animal Rescue will then need to have the animal inspected by one of our own vets to discover whether a sick animal could have infected other animals in our care.

4. The animal will be fed, watered and maintained in good condition and have adequate exercise every day.

5. The animal will have regular veterinary health checks and routine immunisations at the owner’s expense. If the animal appears ill or injured, the owner must take timely advice from a qualified veterinary surgeon at the owner’s expense.

6. The owner will pay for young animals to be neutered at the appropriate age. Proof that this has been carried out will be required.

7. The animal will always wear a suitable form of identification, e.g. dogs must wear a collar with an identity tag.

8. Every change of the owner’s address will be reported to All Animal Rescue.

9. Any representative of All Animal Rescue will, at any reasonable time, be granted the access necessary to inspect the animal and their home.

10. If, for any reason, the animal has to be given up, it will be returned to All Animal Rescue.

11. If you already have an existing pet they must already be neutered & vaccinated unless there is a medical reason preventing it.

12. For animals that cannot be neutered they must not be bred from under any circumstances.

13. You must be over the age of 18 years to adopt an animal.

14. If you live in rented accommodation you will need a letter from your landlord giving you permission to keep a pet at your residence.

15. We are unable to adopt pets to people on State Benefits except where they relate to permanent sickness or disability.

16. Adoption fee’s are non refundable.

17. The adoption fee for cats is £100 and for dogs is £225.