Give an animal a new lease on life by adopting them from one of these rescue centres or shelters.
You may be at a stage of life where your children are interested in getting a pet. Why not consider adopting a pet from an animal rescue centre or shelter around Birmingham? Not only is this an opportunity to gain a new family member, but you would also be giving an animal a second chance for a loving home.
You can adopt all sorts of animals and typically before adoption, they are flea treated, microchipped, wormed and spayed before going to a new home. Animals are usually given a behavioural and health assessment before being adopted out, and in most cases, you will be given the opportunity for your children to meet the animal before making a final decision.
If you are thinking about adopting a pet, here are some places to find one and gain some further valuable advice and resources about pet adoption and let you know any costs involved. They can also help you decide whether rehoming a pet is the right decision for your family.
The Animal House Rescue 0121 475 8729 - please call between 9am and 6pm
Has a range of animals looking for a new home, including cats, dogs and small furry friends!
Cats and dogs are generally spayed, flea treated, wormed and microchipped before going to a new home.
If you canít re-home an animal at this time but are still willing to help, you can donate items for their fundraising events. These items include gift vouchers, wines and spirits, chocolates and sweets, childrenís toys and games and original DVDs and CDs.
You can also become a foster carer for animals who require re-homing.
Re-homing includes flea and worming treatment, microchipping, four weeks of free pet insurance, a discounted neutering voucher, a free collar, ID tag and lead and a free starter pack that is full of advice and offers.
The rehoming process also includes a health and behaviour assessment.
If you canít rehome a dog at this stage, you can help by donating items such as food and blankets for the dogs or by holding a fundraising event.
Has a number of different animals looking to be rehomed, including dogs, cats and kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, cockatiels and other small birds.
You can also foster an animal while they are looking to be rehomed.
Also has an animal boarding service for when you are on holidays etc.
If you canít commit to rehoming an animal at the present time, you can sponsor an animal, make a donation or organise a fundraiser for the centre - there are always plenty of ways to help!
You can also donate your pre-loved, good condition items to their charity shop on Pershore Road, Cotteridge, or you can drop items to the centre (just not old quilts and duvets as they are hard to re-sell but are also not suitable for the animals.) The shop is run by volunteers and provides much-needed funds for the centre.