Important information regarding adoptions;   

  • You must be aged 18 or over to adopt an animal from RSPCA Derby.

  • We are not currently open for general viewings of animals. Once you have completed an application form and have been matched with an animal, an appointment will be made for you to meet the animal prior to adoption.  

  • We will review your application and contact you within 2 weeks if you are successfully matched with the animal you have applied for. If you haven't heard from us within 2 weeks, unfortunately it means you haven't been successful this time.  

  • If you rent/do not own your home, we require proof of permission to keep a pet at the property from the landlord/housing association BEFORE reserving an animal. Please email your tenancy agreement or landlords/housing association permission to [email protected] after completing this form. Please include your full name and address in the email.  

  • Once you have been matched with an animal, we will request photos of your home as we are unable to conduct in-person home visits at the moment.  

  • All our animals are unique and are carefully observed so that we know what they will need in their new home.   

Thank you for your understanding and support.