Wood Green rehoming process

Having a pet is one of the most rewarding things you can do. We’re here to help you find the perfect pet for you and your family. 

How rehoming works

We match hundreds of people with their perfect pets every year, rehoming everything from guinea pigs, hamsters and degus to dogs, cats and even chickens. Find out how we can help you in our rehoming video.

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Steps to rehoming

Step 1

Talk to Wood Green about your lifestyle and we'll suggest suitable pets


Step 2

Meet your potential matches at one of our centres


Step 3

We'll help you get your home ready for your new pet


Step 4

Take your pet home


Step 5

You'll receive free support from us for life with any pet related question

Rehoming: frequently asked questions

  • Why rehome from Wood Green?

    We give every animal a thorough health check and all the medical treatment they need before they’re ready to be rehomed. If needed, all pets are:

    • Vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, treated against fleas and neutered. If puppies are too young we’ll give you a neutering voucher
    • Given a behavioural assessment
    • Given an individual profile to help match them to the right owner
  • How do I let you know I am interested in a pet?

    If you see a pet you’re interested in, it’s quickest to give us a call. Or you can fill out the enquiry form under the pet’s profile and we’ll contact you within 5 working days – we receive a large number of enquiries so we appreciate your patience. You can also come into one of our centres and speak to us face to face. 

    Your interest in a pet is only confirmed when you’ve heard from a member of the Wood Green Team.

  • How much does rehoming cost?

    Rehoming fees help towards the cost of your new pet’s care during their stay with us. Here’s a guide:

    • Puppy up to 14 weeks: £150 (includes neutering voucher)
    • Dog: £120 
    • Kitten up to 16 weeks: £85
    • Cat: £70
    • Rabbit: £20
    • Ferret: £20
    • Guinea pig: £15
    • Rodent: £10
    • Chicken: £5
  • Can I temporarily foster a pet?

    Yes. We’re always looking for people who want to help and have space in their home to help make a difference to the lives of homeless pets. 

    Could you offer a temporary foster placement for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs or other small animals while we find them permanent homes? We also look for foster carers to act as midwives for pregnant cats and dogs. This can be for a few weeks or a few months. 

    Fostering is extremely rewarding and means you get the chance to spend time with animals in your home without the long term financial and lifetime commitments. Find out more here and apply.

  • Can I still rehome if I have other pets?

    Yes! Many of our pets are looking for companions to live with, some want to live with a very specific kind of pet. You’ll be able to find this information on their online profiles or as a part of our matching service when you contact us about rehoming a pet. 

  • How does Wood Green support new owners?

    When we rehome a pet, we make a pledge to ensure their well-being for the rest of their lives. This means that owners can call on us for support and advice weeks, months and even years later. 

    We have a wealth of knowledge to share with you over on our pet advice pages too. Everything from training tips to behaviour and seasonal advice. 

    We also offer health checks and workshops to anyone who needs them. Many are free to attend, keep an eye on our events page to find one near you.


Choosing a pet

Having a pet is incredibly fulfilling and great fun, but it’s a big commitment. It’s worth taking the time to find the right type of pet for your lifestyle. If you’re unsure what type of pet is right for you, our Pet Picker can help you decide.