It’s also really rewarding, but there’s quite a lot to consider before taking on a new pet. So I’ve made a little checklist, to see if you and your family have got what it takes to rehome an RSPCA animal.
Do you have the time and patience to give a new pet lots of love, care and attention every single day?
Does your home have enough space for the animal you’d like to rehome? Some animals would ideally need a garden, or access to outside space.
How about if you rehomed a dog – would you be able to exercise it regularly (whatever the weather)?
Owning a pet isn’t cheap. It’s not just food, bedding, toys etc that they need, but vets bills can be expensive too.
Do you have any? Would they like to have a new pet living with them? And remember, not all animals get on with each other.
Are you or any of your family allergic to animals (fur, feathers etc)?
The RSPCA rehomes thousands of animals every year and we make sure that every one goes to the right home. Take a look at the rehoming section of our website for more information and to see what animals are in need of loving new homes.