Dog & cat adoption
Are you looking for a new pet?
We are rehoming animals via a new adoption procedure with appointments for potential matches. Along with most other rescue centres we have no current plans to open for viewing again, as we found that over lockdown our animals were much less stressed compared to when we had visitors walking around unaccompanied. Click here for further info…..
Who can adopt a Gables dog or cat?
Anyone over 21 years of age can adopt an animal from us – what’s important is matching you and your family with the right animal.
We rehome all our animals on an individual basis as they all have different needs and temperaments. We match our animals to your needs, home and lifestyle.
We are currently only able to rehome animals in Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Our adoption process
Step 1 – Have a look on our dogalogue or catalogue to see if there are any particular animals you would like to be considered for adoption. We don’t put all our puppies and kittens on our website so please read the following steps to be added to our puppy or kitten waiting list.
Step 2 – if there is an animal you are interested in, you would like to be added to the puppy or kitten waiting list, or you are open to suggestions if you can’t decide on a particular one, then please complete a cat adoption application form or dog adoption application form. Alternatively you can visit our reception to complete a paper application and have a chat with our rehoming team if you prefer.
Step 3 – Our experienced rehoming team will look at the animals we have available for adoption and give you a call for further discussion, if or when we have a potential match for you.
For cats we will send you videos and photos of the potential cat/kittens so you can see what their temperament and character is like. We can then arrange an appointment for you to come in and meet the cat/s if you wish to.
For dogs you may be asked to provide photos or video of your home and a secure, private garden/yard. We would then make an appointment for everyone in the household to come in and meet a potential match. Some dogs may require a few and some may require many visits to build a bond with a potential new owner before going to a new home.
If we don’t have an animal that is a match for you at the time you apply, we will keep your details on file for 3 months and keep looking for any potential matches that may come in.
Step 4 – If a potential match is successful we will make an appointment for you to come to Gables and complete the necessary adoption paperwork and take your new pet/s home.
Step 5 – You will receive ongoing support following adoption.
All our animals are:
HEALTH CHECKED BY A VET
TREATED FOR FLEAS & WORMS
Microchipped & Registered
Every dog that comes into Gables has a temperament assessment, carried out by a qualified dog behaviourist, to determine what type of home will be suitable for them.
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs you will need to complete a dog adoption application form, which asks questions about your home and lifestyle so we can match you to any potential dogs you may be interested in. You can also complete this form if you want to be added to our waiting list for when a suitable dog comes in to our care, if there are none currently suitable.
Some of our dogs may still need help with toilet training and to learn how to be left alone, so need to be matched with someone who has the experience and time for this. Others may not be suitable to live with young children – therefore we may choose to rehome them to a family with older or no children. Some dogs may be fine to live with any age children and other pets so it all depends on the individual dog. As you can imagine these sorts of dogs are very popular so we have a waiting list of people looking for child friendly or cat/dog friendly dogs so please do register with us so we can consider you.
Our dog adoption fees are:
£150 for a cross breed dog, pedigree and designer cross breed prices vary.
£200 for a cross breed puppy, pedigree and designer cross breed prices vary.
This cost includes a behavioural assessment done by a qualified dog behaviourist, neutering, veterinary health check, microchip, vaccination, flea and worm prevention and a Gables collar and lead. All this would cost well over £200 on top of the purchase price if you bought a dog elsewhere!
Why not check out some of the dogs currently available for rehoming in our dogalogue.
We have many cats of all breeds, ages and colours looking for a loving home. All we ask is that you live on a safe road so we can ensure all our cats have a safe and happy life.
If you are interested in adopting one of our cats you will need to complete a cat adoption application form, which asks questions about your home and lifestyle so we can match you to any potential cats you may be interested in. You can also complete this form if you want to be added to our waiting list for when a suitable cat comes in to our care, if there are none currently suitable.
In some cases the cats in our care are still getting used to human company and may need a quiet home with someone who will to be patient with them. Others may need to be kept indoors – this may mean that they would be ideal for a family with no safe outside space. Many cats and kittens are suitable to live with any age children and other pets so it all depends on the individual cats personality, temperament and experience.
We don’t list kittens available or adoption on our website due to the sheer volume we have in our care and in foster homes. As you can imagine kittens are very popular so we have a waiting list of people looking for kittens so please do register with us so we can consider you.
Our cat adoption fees:
£70 for a cross breed cat, pedigree prices vary.
£75 for a cross breed kitten, pedigree prices vary.
This includes neutering, veterinary health check, microchip, vaccination, flea and worm prevention. All this would cost well over £100 on top of the purchase price if you bought a cat elsewhere!
Why not check out some of the cats currently available for rehoming in our catalogue.