Adopting a pet from Wadars

What you need to know

Thank you for you interest in adopting a pet from Wadars. Whilst not all of the animals in our care will be suitable for immediate adoption, after we have reviewed your application we will carry out an initial conversation over the phone with you and if you are a match for a particular animal we will arrange for you to come and meet them in person. More details will be explained when you have the initial phone discussion.

Below is an outline of the current adoption process so please do read that through before making an application.

Due to the extremely high number of enquiries to adopt and relatively small number of dogs currently available we have temporarily closed our online dog application process. Please do check this website for available dogs and call us on 01903 247111 if you see one that might be a good match for you.


adoption Process

  • Check out the cats and dogs that we currently have available for homing (if we don't have any ready for homes then you will not be able to submit an application at this time)
  • If you see an animal that you would be interested in speaking to a member of the team about, contact us on 01903 247111 to discuss the adoption process and any animals that might be a suitable match. If you live in rented accommodation, we will need written consent from your landlord that they are happy for you to have pets (we will email them for this consent)
  • After an initial discussion with a member of the animal care team we will invite you to meet any suitable animals that you are interested in. We will also ask you to provide proof of address
  • If you and your chosen animal are a good match for each other we will then reserve them for you, and ask you to pay the adoption fee (see below for details of fees) via secure payment
  • Once the adoption fee, proof of address, and where appropriate photos of your garden have been received, we will arrange for you to collect the animal and sign the adoption paperwork
  • Following the handover, we will stay in touch with you to check that your new pet is settling in well and to answer any queries that you might have, and of course you are always welcome to contact us if you need some advice

Adoption fees

To help recover some of the cost of caring for and rehoming animals our adoption fees are as below. 

Any additional donation on top of these amounts is very gratefully received

  • DOGS - £190 for dogs over six months of age, £250 for dogs and puppies six months and under
  • CATS - £95 for cats over six months of age, £120 for kittens and cats six months and under
  • RABBITS - £35 per rabbit, £60 a pair
  • GUINEA PIGS - £25 per guinea pig, or £40 for a pair