If you want a new pet, please consider a rescue pet! Thousands of animals every year end up with rescue organisations and sadly many are euthanased or spend all of their lives in cages through lack of good homes. Please consider some of the charities below, or ask us if we know of any pets needing rehoming – we are often asked to help.
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Their mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
Each year they care for around 16,000 dogs at their nationwide network of eighteen rehoming centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.
From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. They now help around 218,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and two homing centres. Their work doesn’t stop there, however: they also provide an array of cat care information via their publications, website and helpline, promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow, and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.
The RSPCA is a unique animal welfare charity, who are proud to be the oldest welfare charity around.They were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and they work hard to ensure that all animals can live a life free from pain and suffering.
Through their campaigns they raise standards of care and awareness of issues for the animals who have no voice. They push for laws to be changed, improving the welfare of animals on farms, in research labs, in the wild, in paddocks or in our homes.Through investigations and prosecutions they stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message - we will not tolerate animal abuse.Their highly trained officers tackle neglect and cruelty at every level, and are working hard to stamp out large-scale serious, organised and commercial animal cruelty. Animals can rely on the RSPCA to rescue them when they need them most. They aim to rehabilitate them wherever possible, provide them with the very best veterinary care and to find them new homes, either through rehoming or release
Based in the Stoke-on-Trent area, Iris's are here to relieve the suffering of stray or abandoned cats and kittens with the ultimate goal of finding them loving responsible homes. They are a no kill rescue. All their cats/ kittens will be fully vetted, micro-chipped and neutered so you can adopt with confidence.