Pet Assessments – What’s involved?

People always ask if they can adopt if they have pets, and the answer is yes.

Dog with family

Dog in family home


We have lots of adoptive families that had pets before they started the process.


Pets can be therapeutic for our children and provide them with emotional support.


But, we do have to complete a pet assessment as they are part of the ‘family’ unit.


The pet assessment isn’t an extensive agility course (but that would be fun).


It’s simply to ensure that your pet is friendly and not aggressive around other people and young children.


This is just a very small part of the adoption process.


In some circumstances, we may ask for you to complete an external pet assessment by a professional. This usually happens when a prospective adopter has lots of pets or more than one dog. This assessment is paid for by the prospective adopter.


If you want more information, attend one of our information sessions. Click here to see the next dates