Find your next pet

Important information regarding adoptions; 

  • Potential adopters must be able to fill out the necessary paperwork online
  • Please be patient with replies we are currently working with limited staff
  • If you have not heard from us after completion of a 'Perfect Match' form within 2 weeks then please assume you have not been successful in rehoming an animal at this time (the reply may be longer if you are enquiring about adopting a kitten)
  • In order to minimise the number of people at the centre, we are not currently open for general viewings of animals.  Once you have completed a Perfect Match form and have been matched with an animal, an appointment can be made where necessary to meet that animal prior to adoption.
  • Please note:  All our dogs are unique and are carefully assessed so that we know what they will need in their new home.  If your application shows that your family or your home do not meet the specific requirements of a particular dog then unfortunately you will not hear from us as we will not be able to progress your application.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time. 

Perfect Match forms

Please download your Perfect Match forms here, please email completed forms to animals@rspcaderby.org.uk

Dog Perfect Match form

Cat Perfect Match form

Rabbit Perfect Match form

Small animals Perfect Match form

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'.

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How it works

There are six 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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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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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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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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