Adopting an Animal

Our Branch mainly works with all domestic animals, in particular cats and dogs. We do not routinely keep any animals on site, opting instead to work closely with private boarding establishments, along with our team of dedicated fosterers to look after the animals we currently have available. This means that potential adopters may have to travel in order to view our animals.


As our animals are boarded at a variety of locations, if you would like to adopt from us the first step is to complete an enquiry form which you can find here. Once we have received your completed form, one of our animal welfare team members will contact you to arrange a viewing either at our Branch offices, or at the private boarding establishment the animal is being boarded at. 


If after viewing you decide you would like to proceed with the adoption we then conduct a home visit. Our home visits are conducted by trained volunteers who will contact you directly to arrange a time that best suits you. Home visits are a common practice when adopting from most animal welfare organisations, and are done as part of our duty of care to ensure our animals find an appropriate home, so please do not be offended when asked to arrange one. They are nothing to worry about and our volunteers are suitably trained to make sure the process is as relaxed as possible - they are also a great chance for you to ask any questions you may have about your potential new pet. 


Once the home visit has been conducted we will arrange the adoption process to be completed at a time suitable to you.  Please note: as part of your adoption from us, your new pet will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and will have received internal & external parasite treatment. You will also be provided with a complete veterinary history of your new pet, 4 weeks pet insurance and a history of your new pet while it was in our care. This can take up to a week to be compiled so there may be a delay between a home visit being approved and the adoption appointment taking place.

Our Adoption Fees for 2020 are as follows:​


  • Junior (0 - 12 months)

  • Adult (1 - 8 years)

  • Senior (8+ years)





  • Junior (0 - 12 months)

  • Adult (1 - 8 years)

  • Senior (8+ years)




Other Animals

  • Rabbits

  • Guinea Pigs

  • Small Furries 

  • Birds

  • Exotics




From £10


Please note: these fees may be reduced if any significant pre-existing condition is present. 


These fees in no way cover the amount it costs the RSPCA to care for all the animals we have.  Please remember we receive no government funding and are primarily responsible for raising our own finances in the local area. 


Click here to see who we currently have available for adoption and to complete an enquiry form.

RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk Branch, William Frost Way, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0JS
Charity No. 206629
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