Find your next pet


The role of Derby & District RSPCA is to provide help & support for animals & their owners from Derby & the surrounding area. Our work is invaluable to the lives of the many animals that have suffered from cruelty or neglect.

Every year, over 1,000 homeless animals are brought in to us. We do our best to find loving homes for all of them. 

It can take weeks and sometimes months to rehabilitate animals. Our staff and volunteers work hard to ensure every animal that comes through our doors will find their 'perfect match'.

Find out how it works   Find out about the adoption criteria

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How it works

There are five easy steps when it comes to adopting your next pet.

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Adoption criteria

When adopting an animal from us, certain criteria is required before a reserve can be placed.

What people say

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“We recently rehomed a cat and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The process was easy and we would definitely recommend the RSPCA! Thanks for our lovely Isla (Twinkle)”

Chloe
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Dog testimonial

“Can’t recommend enough! Me and my partner visited last August to view some of the dogs there. The team were so friendly and helpful on our journey to adopting.”

Jade
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Dog testimonial

"Lilly is such a good girl, she has settled in really well and we love her very much".

Lilly
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“His favourite place is on the sofa for a cuddle - he's such an affectionate boy!”.

Hades
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Cat testimonial

"I had amazing service from everyone I spoke to at the centre. I was informed greatly about the cats in the cattery and have now got an amazing fur baby "Maple". lovely staff lovely place”.

Mapel
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Dog testimonial

“The staff always so helpful. We took our Shih Tzu Jack back after 12 months to visit and they remembered him and were genuinely happy he was. Settled in his forever home”.

Jack
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Cat testimonial

“Abbey Street were so helpful every step of the way when we were looking for a kitten. They let us come and visit as we wanted and answered all the questions we needed to know!”.

Ziggy Zogiac
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Dog testimonial

“Can’t recommend enough! The team were so friendly and helpful on our journey to adopting a blue Staffie called Ned, and now 8 months later he’s such an important part of my family. Don’t shop, adopt!”.

Ned
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"Honey has settled in with her sister Amber and are both really calm and relaxed. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to adopt these beautiful older ladies”.

Honey and Amber
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Cinderella and babies (Mice)

“I would like to say a huge thank you to RSPCA Derby for their assistance in the adoption of my mice. They are the perfect pets for me and the Centre was so helpful in helping me pick out the correct tanks and bedding for them.”

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Flynn (Hamster)

“Thank you for introducing me to my wonderful little hamster Flynn. The team were so helpful and friendly, and we are very pleased to have supported a local charity that is doing such a great job.”

Flynn
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Margret, Beatrice and Florence (Guinea Pigs)

“I got my lovely guinea pigs from Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre and have been an absolute joy from the day I got them.”

Margret, Beatrice and Florence
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Barbara (Hamster)

“Thank you, for my wonderful hamster, she is just perfect! I would highly recommend anyone to adopt from Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre they were very helpful.” 

Barbara
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Charlie (Dog)

“Thank you so much to the wonderful team at Derby RSPCA for their help in helping me adopt Charlie the dog. I may have rescued Charlie but in so many ways he rescued me too.” 

Charlie
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Bertie (Dog)

“I would like to thank the RSPCA Derby who made our adoption easy and enjoyable. We love our little Bertie so much and are so grateful to the RSPCA Derby and the wonderful work they do.” 

Bertie
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Alex (Dog)

“Alex has been such wonderful company for me. I would like to thank the RSPCA Derby for helping me find the perfect match and assisting me with tips on introducing Alex to my other dogs.” 

Alex
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1 Pixie and Mew (Cat)

“My adoption of Pixie and Mew at RSPCA Derby was relaxed, happy and a very friendly process. Mew and Pixie are best of friends and so loveable.”

Pixie and Mew
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 Alice (Rabbit)

“Taking Alice on foster to adopt was so helpful, as it meant that we could continue the bonding process in our own house and were not rushed or pressured to mix.”

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2 William (Rabbit)

“As soon as I saw William, I knew he was the rabbit for me. It is wonderful how many rabbits the RSPCA Derby helps and am proud to have given one of them a home forever.”

William
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Fostering rabbits (Rabbit)

It’s hard work (lots of cleaning, cuddling and grooming), but lots of fun. It is also interesting to research in order to provide for all their physical and emotional needs. Well worth the hard work when you finally win their love and trust. I wouldn’t be without them.”

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