5 dog rescue homes near Preston: centres where you can adopt a pet for your home - and how to apply

Over the past year, puppy prices have soared due to an increase in the number of people working from home or furloughed in need of some canine company.

By Chelsea Rocks
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 2:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 2:20 pm

Instead of purchasing a pup, why not check out these animal rehoming centres near Preston and adopt your new furry friend.

RSPCA Preston and District Branch Rehoming Centre

Slack Cottage, Longridge Rd, Ribbleton, Preston PR2 6QL

Rehoming a dog gives it a second chance at finding a forever companion.

The RSPCA works to rehabilitate and rehome abandoned, neglected and abused animals into loving homes.

The sanctuary in Preston is currently closed to the public but continues to advertise dogs in need of a new home.

The charity does not offer viewings of dogs until a successful application has been determined,

Adoption costs £150 for a dog and £200 for a puppy.

To enquire about adopting a dog from the centre, fill out the online inquiry form.

Animal care

Blea Tarn Rd, Scotforth, Lancaster LA2 0RD

Based in Lancaster, Animal Care stresses that it puts the needs of the dog before the needs of the owner and therefore you might not always be considered for the dog you wish to adopt.

However, the charity will consider your application and let you know about the dogs they think will be compatible with you and your lifestyle.

You can view these dogs on the website and enquire by emailing [email protected] must call 01524 65495 to make an appointment to view a dog.

Labrador Rescue Chorley

Malt Kiln Farm, Tincklers Ln, Chorley PR7 5QY

This labrador rehoming charity works to rehome labradors who must leave their previous owners due to a change in circumstance, regardless of what that may be.

You can view the dogs available to adopt here, but you must have had an approved application before registering interest in a specific dog.

The charity has a list of facts about labradors and reasons why you might not pass the application stage.

It does not advertise the cost of adoption but you can enquire via its contact page.

RSPCA Longview Animal Centre

Stalmine, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 0JR

The Blackpool and North Lancaster rehoming centre has reopened for the purpose of rehoming dogs, despite lockdown restrictions in England.

The RSPCA tends to prioritise neglected, abandoned or mistreated dogs over unwanted pets which can be adequately cared for at their previous owners’ property.

You can view the dogs and read their profiles online, should you find a dog which you feel would be suitable for your home, fill out a ‘Perfect Match Form’ for your chosen pooch and email it to [email protected]

Wolfwood wildlife and dog rescue

The wolfwood rescue centre cares for dogs with various degrees of neglect, abandonment and lack of skills.

It works hard to rehome dogs with owners who can meet each individual dog’s needs and the adoption process includes home visits and visits to the dog you wish to adopt at the centre.

All dogs taken from Wolfwood will be checked over by a vet, wormed, vaccinated, spayed/ neutered and microchipped and the staff will be available to offer support after you take your new dog home.

You can view available dogs on the website and enquire in the comments section.