To report cruelty, injured
strays or wildlife

To report cruelty, injured strays or wildlife

Animal adoption: How it works

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Download and complete an application form from this page
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Email the form to
office@rspca-lincoln.org.uk
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If you're a match, we'll invite you to meet the animal(s) and place a reserve on them for you
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Arrange a home visit to ensure your accommodation is suitable
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Pay the adoption fee and arrange to welcome your new family member into your home
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The Branch, kennels or fosterer will be available post adoption to answer any queries you may have. We truly hope you and your new family member have a wonderfully long and happy life together!

Please complete a Perfect Match application form in respect of the animal you would like to adopt – if you aren’t sure who you would like to apply for, or if you have a couple you are interested in, please mark that on the form!

Please then send your completed form to our office at
office@rspca-lincoln.org.uk. At this point, our office will consider your initial application and identify whether you would be a “perfect match” on paper for that particular animal, or one of our choosing if you weren’t applying for someone in particular! Sometimes, our office will discuss the possibility of another animal should we feel your circumstances would match a different animal’s needs better.

At this point, you will be invited to meet our furry resident, and you will be provided with details of where our furry friend is currently staying to make those arrangements. Once you have met your possible new family member, and the meeting goes well, will place a reserve on them for you.

At this point, our office will allocate a home visitor to your case. Our home visits take place either in person or virtually (by way of video calling) and is not something to worry about. We aim for all home visits to be allocated and completed within a week of your reserve, but at busy periods this may be a little longer. The home visit is an opportunity for our team to ensure your new family member will have the space they need, and is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about how to set up your home ready for your new arrival. 

Once your home visit has been carried out, our home visitor will contact the office with the relevant paperwork, and you will be contacted by the office. If your home visit is a success, you will be invited to pay the adoption fee and to make arrangements to welcome your new family member into your home! You will also be provided with some handy guides about how to ensure your furry friend’s transition into your family is a success!

The Branch, kennels or fosterer will be available post adoption to answer any queries you may have. We truly hope you and your new family member have a wonderfully long and happy life together!

Adoption Fees

All animals come to you neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have been treated for fleas and worms. If they are too young to be neutered, or have not yet had their second vaccination, you will be provided with a voucher to cover the cost. In addition to this you will receive four weeks free pet insurance with Pet Plan.

Dogs – An adoption fee of £240 is required for an adult dog and £280 for a puppy. Please ask for the adoption fee for a pedigree dog. ‘Golden Oldie’ dogs (over eight years old) or with medical conditions are £180.

Cats – An adoption fee of £95 is required for each cat and £185 if adopting two cats. Kittens under 1 year old are £120. Please ask for the adoption fee for a pedigree cat.

Rabbits – An adoption fee of £60 is required for each rabbit or £100 for a bonded pair. 

Guinea Pigs – An adoption fee of £40 is required for each female guinea pig and £50 for a neutered male guinea pig.

Refund Policy – RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch is a small branch which has the welfare of all its animals at the heart of its work. We only refund part of adoption fees in exceptional circumstances and ask that all prospective adopters give full consideration to all aspects of adopting their preferred animal.

Adoption Application Forms

Rabbits

Guinea Pigs