Visit the Animal Centre and meet the animals. Talk to the staff to find out which animal would best suit you. We will give you as much history as is known by the centre on the animal as well as a report of the animals’ behavior in the centre and at least one introduction to the animal before booking, some animals will need further visits after booking.
All family members ideally should meet the animal to ensure they all like the animal. We may request all family members living in the household to socialise before a booking is taken
If you live in rented accommodation we will need written permission from your landlord within 48 hours of the animal being reserved.
If you already own another animal which is the same species as the one you are adopting, then it must already be neutered.
All our animals are different; some animals will need more company than others. Active dogs normally cannot be left alone for more than 4-5 hours at a time, but cats are happier with their own company. Kittens and puppies need more attention than adult animals. You will need to make sure that the proposed pet suits your lifestyle and circumstances and that you can provide for its needs.
Having made sure that you have chosen an appropriate pet and you have socialized with it, you can reserve it at Reception. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire.
As part of our rehoming process we arrange a pre home visit which will be carried out by one of our team of volunteer home visitors; On average the home visit generally takes between three and seven days – if you haven’t received a request for an appointment within 48 hours of reserving the animal (s) please contact the centre and we will follow it up.
The home visit is carried out to ensure that the animal (s) and adopter(s), including the environment the animal (s) will live in, are well matched. The home visitor won’t make a decision at your home – they are part of the decision making process, not the decision makers. A home visitor can also help to signpost you to appropriate advice and guidance as a new adopter to assist in the settling in period whilst the animal(s) adjust to their new home.
When awaiting the home visit we encourage prospective adopters to visit the animal at Llys Nini so you can get to know each other better. Depending on the animal you may need to undertake between three and six visits, with all members of the family meeting the animal (s) during this time. If you are adopting a dog or dogs you will also need to bring your existing dog or dogs with you to introduce them to each other and spend time to find if they could be a compatible match.
It may be appropriate to bring a blanket or towel from home to leave with the animal (s) to help get them used to the smell of their prospective home – staff will advise you on this.
Once we have collected all the information we need Llys Nini will call you to let you know if the adoption can progress and when your animal will be ready to go home.
When you collect your new pet please bring identification with you e.g. driver's license. You will receive an adoption pack and further advice.
When you and the animal have had a few weeks to settle, the Home Visitor may call again to answer any questions and to check that everything is OK.
Adoption fees help to cover the cost of microchipping, neutering, vaccinations and worm and flea treatment