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Rehoming your dog or cat

If you are looking to rehome your dog or cat and would like us to help you, please read the information below.

Advice and Support 

If you are struggling to care for your pet, we are happy to provide suggestions/advice to help you. This may include providing you with contact details for reputable trainer/behaviourist or advice to help with your pet's separation anxiety which may include typical symptoms such as soiling in the home and/or destructive behaviour when they are left alone.

Our Community Pet Support Scheme (CPSS) provides practical help for the elderly, physically disabled and/or housebound pet owners to help keep their cherished pet at home with them. Please read further details here or call us on 01455 888257. 

Information for rehoming & process

If you have no alternative but to rehome your dog or cat, we understand how distressing this can be and you can contact us on telephone on 01455 888257 or email

We will ask for certain information about your pet such as their breed, age, whether they are vaccinated, neutered/spayed, any health and dietary requirements they may need and, of course, your reason for rehoming. 

This information will be added to our Waiting List and we will contact you if we are able to offer rescue space and this would normally be within 48 hours of receiving your call. If you do not hear from us, then, unfortunately, we are unable to offer space. We can, however, provide you with contact details of other rescue organisations.

Please note that we are unable to accept emergency admissions for rehoming. We work fairly, according to our waiting list and cannot accept animals if we do not have accommodation available. All dogs and cats will be booked in at a mutually convenient time and date.

Care whilst at the Centre

On arrival, all dogs and cats will receive a full veterinary health check, vaccinations, microchip, flea, worm and veterinary treatment if required.  They will also receive a behavioural assessment, training, love and care, our emphasis is on their physical and psychological well-being.

To find out more about the care and enrichment we provide for our residents visit 

Please be aware

Whilst in the care of LAA, all efforts will be made to ensure our resident's stay at the Centre is safe, secure and happy. Their psychological and physical welfare is our primary concern. However, please be aware that it may be necessary to put an animal to sleep for the following reasons:

(a) To relieve suffering from physical or psychological illness that is not considered viable to be treated and will result in a poor quality of life for the animal.

(b) Aggression that deems the animal unsuitable for rehoming due to the likelihood of bites and subsequent injury to other person and/or in some situations other animals.  

(c) Aggression that deems the animal unsuitable to be accommodated at the Centre due to the likelihood of bites and subsequent injury to other person and/or in some situations other animals. 

(d) If a cat tests positive for FIV and/or FeLV.

Decisions on animals being put to sleep are made in conjunction with our nominated veterinary practice. Animals are put to sleep by a registered veterinary practitioner. 

Please also be aware that the law regarding controlling your dog and dangerous dog legislation, applies all dog owners and those in control of dogs in public, in a private place and within your own home. For more information visit 

Further information

If you have any further questions, please call on 01455 888257 or email