Adoption Conditions

At Bleakholt, we think it’s really important that the right animal is matched with their perfect ‘forever home’. If you’re thinking about adopting one of our animals, please look at the following conditions to understand the process:

Whilst we are currently closed and unable to have visitors on site, we will be taking applications for our dogs. When possible, we will contact you to arrange an appointment. Please do not be disheartened if we do not contact you about a specific dog as it is more than likely that we have had a high number of applications for that dog. We may contact you about others that come in and might be suitable. If we do get high numbers of applications, we will close applications and take the dog off the website.

Please go to our Dog Adopt page and click on the animal you are interested in. To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Online to adopt’ button and complete the application form.

There are a few situations that could cause us to decline the offer of a new home for one of our dogs and these are:

  • We do not rehome rescue animals to homes with children under five years old
  • We do not rehome young dogs to homes where they will be left alone for over four hours or five and a half hours for a dog who is four years old or more
  • We do not rehome rescue dogs to homes that do not have a secure garden or yard

The current Adoption Donation for a dog is £150. They are all fully vaccinated up to date, microchipped and will have received up to date flea treatment.

We are now accepting Adoption enquiries (you must be over 18 to apply). If you are interested in one of our cats, please go to the Adopt a Cat page and click on the picture of the cat you are interested in. To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Online to adopt’ button and complete the application form.

There are a few situations that could cause us to decline the offer of a new home for one of our cats or kittens, which are:

  • We do not rehome kittens to homes where they will be left alone for long periods.
  • We do not rehome cats to homes that are on or near a busy road or railway line
  • The cat is not going to be suitable for your home

The current Adoption donation is £80. We can sometimes offer a discount when adopting an older cat. They are all fully vaccinated up to date, microchipped and have received up to date flea treatment.

Whilst we are currently closed and unable to have visitors on site, we will be taking applications for our small animals. Please view the small animals available on our website and fill out an application form if you would like to adopt and email it to farm@bleakholt.org

Once we are able to start booking visitors in we will contact you to arrange an appointment if the pet is going to suit your home.

The current Adoption Donation is £45 for a rabbit, £70 if you adopt a pair and £20 for a guinea pig.

Adopting a Rabbit

If you are considering adopting a rabbit, or a pair of bunnies, please read this advice first concerning the recommended minimum space needed for their welfare:  https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/space-recommendations/

We are unable to consider applications where at least these MINIMUM requirements are not met – and please remember – BIGGER is better! We may also occasionally look for different housing requirements depending on individual health or behavioral issues.