Adopting a pet in England


Are you a dog or a cat person? A pet can add life to a home and make an ideal travel companion during your expatriation in England.

However, formalities or regulations might put you off traveling with your pet making adoption a better option.

Are there any particular rules or procedures for the adoption of an animal in England?

What are the costs associated with adopting a pet in England?

Are there different procedures depending on the animal?

Are pet-sitting options available?

Have you ever adopted a pet in England? Is he or she still with you today?

Thank you in advance for your feedback,


I have two dogs, one of them I adopted nine years ago from a rescue. Sadly, thousands of dogs and cats end up in rescue centres for various reasons. Rescues are desperate to find good homes for them.
If you find a dog either online or through a visit to your local kennels or Battersea who you would want to adopt, event good Reschs will do a Homecheck to see if it and you are suitable for dog ownership.
I do Homecheck in my local area and know what rescues want to know:
It is a huge commitment, like taking on a three year old who never grows ups. Mine cost me round £150 - £200 a month in food and tablets as they get older.
You need
1. Experience with dogs, or agree to training
2. time to look after them (not away from home more than 4 hours at a time),
3. space and
4. patience to learn to deal with difficult dogs.
5. Can afford food, vets, insurance fees
6. A secure garden or ark nearby for nice walks
7. Prepared to go to regular training classes if needed
8. Return the dog to the rescue in case of serious problems and never just abandon him/her.

Dogs and cats give you a lot of joy but are a responsibility.


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