Battersea, London

Useful information about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home,  including directions, maps and opening hours.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home was founded in 1860 and moved to its current location in southwest London in 1871. 

Squeezed between train tracks, a gas works and Battersea’s iconic power station, the Home is often a surprise to visitors. They are usually amazed to discover just how big the site is and the fact that we normally have 180 dogs and 80 cats on site at any one time.

In September 2010 the facilities at Battersea were further enhanced with the opening of a  brand new, state-of-the-art cattery.

How to get to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
4 Battersea Park Road
Tel: 0843 509 4444
Fax: 020 7622 6451

Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline, mobile charges may vary. All income generated from these calls will go towards the care of the dogs and cats at Battersea.

Nearest bus: 344, 156, 44, 137 and 452

Nearest train stations:
Battersea Park (from Victoria or Clapham Junction) - three minutes walk
Queenstown Road (from Waterloo) - six minutes walk

Nearest tube:
Vauxhall on the Victoria Line - 20 minutes walk along Nine Elms Lane

Congestion Charging:
The Home is outside the Congestion Charging Zone. For further information and to help you plan your route to us, check the TFL Congestion Charge website.

Parking: If you’re driving to Battersea London to visit our centre or pick up your new pet, there’s plenty of parking close by. You can park in some of the surrounding streets and the link below shows where you can park – just click on the areas highlighted in blue and you can see where to park and how much it is.

Opening hours

Battersea London is open for visitors from 10.30am until 5pm every day, with the last admission at 4pm.

Rehoming appointments are available Monday to Friday from 1pm and on weekends and Bank Holidays from 10.30am. The last rehoming appointment is at 4pm.

Admission (suggested donation)

Adults (Over 18)               £2
Under  18s / over 60s     £1                

Note: Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of the general public through donations and legacies. The admission charges above are a suggested minimum donation and will go directly towards the upkeep of the animals in our care.

Disabled access

There is disabled access to the Home via the entrance on Battersea Park Road. For further information please call 0843 509 4444.

Opening times

Rehoming appointments (Mon - Fri)

1pm to 4pm

Rehoming appointments (Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays)

10.30am to 4pm

Our shop

Daily 10.30am to 4pm

Our café

Daily 8am to 4pm

Claim a lost pet

Daily 10.30am to 6pm

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