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the start of the journey

Choosing to rehome a rescued cat or dog is just the start of a wonderful journey.

the adoption process

Choosing to rehome a rescued cat or dog is just the start of a wonderful journey.  

step one: find a pet

To find a cat or dog ready to be rehomed, look online at Our animals / Find a pet and download and complete our perfect match form for either a cat or dog or telephone us.

step 2: perfect match form

Once we have received your perfect match form, we consider everything from the personality and needs of the cat or dog you have expressed an interest in, to where you live, your lifestyle and pet ownership experience, so we can create the perfect match for both the cat or dog and their forever family.   All the perfect match forms sent to us are considered and not just the first home offered.   If the cat or dog is still available and we think you potentially could be the perfect match, we will contact you within 7 days, to have a chat and tell you more about the animal you have expressed interest in and arrange a home visit.  

If the cat or dog you expressed an interest in is no longer available, but our skilled animal care team feel you could be the perfect match for another animal ready to be rehomed, they will contact you and discuss this possibility.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of expressions of interest we receive to rehome our animals, we are not able to correspond with everyone who has submitted a perfect match form. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within the 14 days from submitting your perfect match form, we are sorry but on this occasion, after careful consideration, your application has not been successful. 

We will though make a note of the type of cat or dog you are interested in rehoming and contact you at a later date, if we have a potential suitable match. 

to start the journey and download our dog perfect match form

to start the journey and download our cat perfect match form

step 3: home visit 

Home checks are carried out once you have been matched with an animal to ensure a safe environment that meets their needs. The home visit might be carried out in your home or virtually. The visit will explore further the information you have already provided and the opportunity to discuss any questions you have. 

step 4: pre-adoption meetings 

After the home visit, we will invite you to come and meet your potential new pet at Mount Noddy Animal Centre. To allow you and family members to start to build a rapport with them, we ask adopters to meet dogs at least three times and cats once before taking them home. The visits provide the opportunity for both you and the animal to start to form a bond that will allow them to flourish in their forever homes.

step 5: adoption day 

Adoption takes place at Mount Noddy Animal Centre. On the day, we will ask you to pay the adoption fee, a financial contribution towards the cost of care and medical treatments undertaken during your pet’s stay at our centre. There will be some paperwork to complete, and our staff will go over the contents of the adoption pack with you.  If you want a collar tag, we can engrave one for you in return for a donation. We also have a small shop in our reception where you can buy healthy nutritious food, treats, bedding, travel baskets, collars & leads, toys etc. 

The Adoption pack:

  • An information sheet about the animal
  • A copy of their medical history whilst in our care
  • Feeding guidelines and any specific dietary needs
  • A behaviour management plan (if appropriate)
  • Four weeks’ free pet insurance from PetPlan (terms & conditions apply)

post-adoption support 

When you take your new pet home, that’s not the end of the journey for us. Our animal care team will be on hand to help you settle your new pet in. Occasionally, once rehomed things don’t work out or an adopter’s circumstances change, if this does happen, we guarantee to take our animals back. 

Happy tails

Read some of our Happy Tails from cats and dogs adopted from Mount Noddy.


The beautiful Bea was with us at mount noddy for 9 weeks and after being returned to us after adoption, not once but twice! She has finally found her forever home, Bea was adopted in February 2023!


Mitch had an eventful life prior to coming into our care. After multiple homes he was signed over to the branch and settled into kennel life. The team fell hard for him and were so happy he found his forever family to love.


The beautiful Bea was with us at mount noddy for 9 weeks and after being returned to us after adoption, not once but twice! She has finally found her forever home, Bea was adopted in February 2023!


Sweet old Lilibeth, now known as Lilly Belle, had spent many months in the cattery, unwanted due to both her age and medical requirements. Patiently she waited with us, until finally her day came to be adopted.


Dobby came to us after being surrendered by his owner. He underwent a handful of surgeries, including BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) on his palate in order to help him breathe, as unfortunately his breed are renowned for such difficulties due to the breeders desire for shorter noses.


Susan came into us as a stray with a litter of kittens, at only about a week old. This young lady was untrusting of people and protective of her kittens, so was left to care for them whilst we built trust with her by reading to her outside of her pen. In time, her kits grew up and were adopted out, but Susan was still left untrusting of people.


Molly was adopted from us back in early January 2020 and has spent the following months living her life in luxury with her forever family.


Toyah came into Mount Noddy’s care with some behavioural issues that meant making friends with people took time. Until she had befriended the staff here, she found life in kennels quite stressful. As she bonded with each team member, Toyah delved into a world of training and fun and her confidence and trust in people steadily grew.

Alec & Harri

After coming into our care from a multi-cat household together and spending 5 weeks at Mount Noddy, they have both settled into their new home. It’s always lovely hearing how our furry friends are getting on with their new families and seeing photos of what they are getting up to.


Formerly known as ‘Rosie’, who was adopted in February 2020, after going to her forever home.


 Dottie’s stay with us lasted just over two months; the average for a cat here with us. She was a lovely cat who adored sitting in your lap any chance she got and now, her owners have the pleasure of enjoying her company. 


After coming in to us at the end of September with several other cats and kittens from a multi-cat household, Donny (who is now named Bobby) has found his forever home a month later and was adopted at the end of October 2020. He has settled into his new home really well and his new family couldn’t be happier with him.


Beautiful Lara came to us incredibly nervous of new people and surroundings. With patience and gentle encouragement she bravely left her kennel after a couple of weeks and from then, made bonds with kennel staff and developed into the wonderful, loyal and playful pup she always was at heart.


Ulfric and his two siblings were found abandoned and in poor condition. Staff member Anya took it upon herself to foster all three at home and nurse them to full health, but only two left!


Sasha came into our care as a transfer from another branch due to the unfortunate passing of her previous owner. This loving, elderly girl was adopted 6 months ago after spending 9 weeks at Mount Noddy and it’s clear to see she couldn’t be happier!


Patches, now named Nala, came into our care from a hoarder house with numerous other cats that also found their forever homes from us.


The lovely Beam was with us for 4 months before being adopted into his forever home in late January 2023.


This intelligent, lovely boy did great tutoring some of the younger dogs on how to lead walk and play nicely, and it was soon fostered out into a lovely family that were keen to adopt!

Jenny & Rosie

The lovely girls, Jenny and Rosie came to us after being transferred from another RSPCA branch and were with us for 4 weeks before they were adopted into their new loving home.

From the minute Fred arrived he has not put a paw wrong, the most chilled, relaxed and loving cat I could have wished for