Dog & Cat Adoption
Are you looking for a new pet?
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be looking for homes for the animals in our care using a safe process.
The safety of our staff, the public, and of course, the animals is our highest priority so we have developed guidelines to ensure that we can rehome animals and provide ongoing support for adopters in a safe way.
This means our site will remain closed to the public and we have developed a number of measures to make sure we can maintain social distancing while finding animals new homes.
For some families this will be an ideal time to settle a pet into a new home when there is plenty of time to give them all the love and attention they need, but we urge you to make sure you plan for the future when the family eventually returns to work and school to make sure you can continue to give them the care they need for life.
The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. Unfortunately we can’t rehome animals to homes where a member of the household is showing symptoms of or has a confirmed case of Covid-19. Or has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable or is shielding.
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
How our adoption process will be different during the Covid-19 pandemic
Normally we would ask you to come and visit us in person to discuss what you are looking for and see if we can match you to any animals we have that are ready to be adopted.
As we are not able to have visitors on site – our new, temporary adoption process will involve:
Step 1 – Have a look on our website to see if there are any particular animals you would like to be considered for adoption. We don’t put 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.
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.
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 dog match.
If we don’t have an animal that is a match for you at the time 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 complete the necessary paperwork with you electronically.
Step 5 – The animal will be collected by yourself from Gables or delivered to you by Gables, whilst maintaining the social distancing protocols.
Step 6 – 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:
£130 for a cross breed dog, pedigree and designer cross breed prices vary.
£170 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:
£60 for a cross breed cat, pedigree prices vary.
£65 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.