Here is a short version of the adoption procedure although it can vary depending on what animal you are looking to adopt
  • Fill in an online adoption application form please visit once received  a member of team will contact you to discuss the animals in our care and if any would be suitable, although for dogs and cats we often operate a waiting list 
  • The team will then send you a video and/or pictures of those suitable or invite you in if any are suitable
  • We will then set up a video call through Facetime, Facebook video messenger or Skype so we can do a virtual home visit or in person to chat through the care and facilities/areas your new pet will have
  • A decision is made and we will call you to discuss the adoption paperwork and arrange a time to deliver your pet if there is a safe way to do so
  • We do have some limited pet goods on sale for your new pet(s)
  • There are adoption forms to be completed and signed in the stamp addressed envelope
  • Within a week of adoption we would really appreciate pictures/videos and an update how you and your new pet are doing


The adoption donations are only a contribution to the costs of (depending on species), for example, neutering, microchipping, parasite treatment, vaccinations, care and the large running costs of GSPCA Animal Shelter.

To find out more about the Dog Adoption Procedure please click here .

To find out more about the Cat Adoption Procedure please click here .

To see the animals looking for homes please go to -

For more information please call 01481 257261 or email us [email protected] .

MINIMUM ADOPTION CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS and if we are delivering the animal we do ask for an additional £10 transport charge:

(Correct as of 1st January 2019, additional costs may able to certain species)

Mice/Rats/Hamsters             £8.50

Chickens                                 £8.50

Ducks                           from £8.50

Birds (varied)                 from £10.50

Quail                      £10.50

Zebra Finch                      £12.50

Budgie                           £16.50

Canary                                 £16.50

Cockatiel                            £26.00

Guinea Pigs                            £30.90

Amazon Parrot                  £412.00

All guinea pigs are treated for parasites

Ferrets                                    £41.50

All ferrets are neutered & treated for parasites

Rabbits                                    £44.00

All rabbits are neutered where possible, vaccinated against myxi & treated for parasites

Cats/Kittens                            £109.00

All cats are neutered (or booked in when of age), vaccinated, treated for worms & parasites

Dogs                                        £268.00

All dogs are neutered (or booked in when of age), vaccinated, treated for worms & parasites

Gecko                                         £31

Bearded Dragon                         £36

Moroccan Eyed Lizard                £36

Musk Turtle                                  £15.50

Corn Snake                                     £36

Rat Snake                                   £36

Fish                                      From £5.50

Other species vary, please ask for details.  To provide the welfare and care for animals on site the adoption charges only cover part of the costs, please ask how you can support our work.

Below is the process details from before the Coronavirus Crisis

The Shelter frequently has a number of dogs available for re-homing.  Before you will be able to discuss any of the dogs, we request that you fill in an “Application form” that will give us an idea of what your home environment is like. This will enable us to match you up with the right dog.  It is our responsibility to both the animal and to you to ensure that we responsibly re-home our dogs. We want to find a situation that results in both parties enjoying a long and happy relationship. Please note that we will keep the adoption forms on file for 12 months after which time applicants will be asked to complete an updated form. Also in line with data protection no personal details will be shared with a 3rd party..

When re-homing a dog each individual situation is considered on it’s own merits, however there are some guidelines that must be adhered to.


  • All applicants must complete a re-homing questionnaire.  - The questionnaire gives a good overview of your situation and the reason you want a dog.
  • You will be contacted to discuss your requirements/suitability in more detail before you meet a dog. This is to prevent you falling in love with an unsuitable dog.
  • All members of the household must come to the shelter to meet the dog, including other dogs.
  • Any behavioural problems and on going training the dog may need will be discussed with you in full.
  • If you are going to re-home a dog with behavioural issues then you will be given training sessions before you take the dog home to ensure that you are happy and confident with the dog’s training requirements.
  • We do not rehome two dogs to the same household unless they came to the Shelter as a pair.
  • We do not rehome unneutered animals of the same species to one household.

 Please note that while we endeavour to contact every applicant, even when we don’t have a suitable dog, this is not always possible due to our workload.

What happens if you do not have a suitable dog?

If you are not contacted shortly after you have submitted an application please contact us via email, the website or telephone if you would like to discuss this further or check that your application has been received. 

If we have no suitable dogs available at present, we will keep your details on file and ask that you telephone or email us regularly for an update on animals available.

Behaviour Assessment

We endeavour to find out as much information as possible about the dogs that become available for re-homing, however this is not always possible especially when we have strays up for adoption.  We subject each dog to a full behavioural assessment to see whether or not they are suitable to be homed with children; if they are going to be happy living with other dogs or cats, and generally judge the type of lifestyle that will suit them best.  This enables us to find the most suitable homes possible for the dogs in our care. Some dogs will have behavioural problems that will require on going training and socialising. It is important that we are all realistic about the time and commitment an individual animal will need to prevent the re-homing ending in disaster and the dog being returned.   

Full Health Check

When a dog arrives at the Shelter, a health check is carried out by a vet from Isabelle Vets and then the dog is then assessed and put up for re-homing.  At no time do we ever withhold information, as it is not in our best interests or the dogs to do so! The dog will be fully vaccinated, wormed and treated for parasites, he will also be micro chipped.

Rented Accommodation

If you live in rented accommodation we will require written confirmation from your landlord, stating that he/she is happy to house a dog in that property, also stating the size, breed and if permission is to be restricted specifically to one dog. 

What if you have a suitable dog?

If we have a dog that is suitable for you and you would like to go ahead with the adoption, he/she will be reserved for you pending a home check and all members of the household meeting the dog; including other dogs. The dog will be up to date with his or her vaccinations, wormer and flea treatment and will be microchipped. If the dog is old enough, he or she will also be neutered. There may be the odd occasion where an animal cannot not be neutered before leaving the Shelter on health or behavioural grounds but this will be discussed with potential owners. Once you have officially adopted the animal, you will be responsible for arranging and paying for any veterinary treatment necessary so it is advisable to research and then trigger your Pet insurance immediately.

We currently have a minimum dog adoption fee of £268.00.  It contributes to the care the dog has received during its stay with us, and helps us to continue our work in caring for the animals of Guernsey.  You may, however, give more if you so wish.

What can you expect from your new dog?  If you have previously owned a dog, we can assure you that this one will be nothing like the last one!

All dogs are different and it is wrong to expect them to behave perfectly like your last one. .  Not all dogs settle into their new home immediately.  It can take hours, weeks in some cases and months in the extreme.

You will continue to have our support once at home with your new dog. Lorna will be happy to come to see you to offer any advice you may need and help you deal with any problems that may arise. We can also offer you a free place on one of our dog training courses to help with the bonding and training.

 Our main aim is that the dog you choose stays with you for the rest of his life. If, for whatever reason it doesn't work out the GSPCA will always take our dogs back. 

Click here to view our dogs that are available for adoption

Click the button below to download an application form.

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Monthly sponsor scheme for dogs cats rabbits hedgehogs and other Animals in Guernsey

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