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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (Battersea) is registered in England and Wales (company no. 278802, charity no. 206394). Our registered address is 4 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4AA. We also have a trading company called Battersea Dogs Home Limited (company no. 3472633), which is wholly owned and controlled by our charity.

For general enquiries please email or call 0800 001 4444.

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Battersea’s centres are closed to the public except for pre-booked appointments or guided tours.

Customers who wish to rehome a dog or cat are advised to fill out an online rehoming application.

Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat. If you can help, please make a donation.


If you are interested in rehoming a dog or cat from us, find out about our rehoming services. Our centres are closed to the public except for pre-booked appointments.

Lost a dog or cat?

If your dog or cat is lost, please fill in our online form.  

See our advice for more information on what to do if your dog or a cat is lost. 

Found a dog or cat?

Please visit our advice pages for information on contacting your Local Authority if you find a dog, and spreading the word should you find a cat that you believe is a stray.  

Please note that Battersea’s centres are only open to receive stray dogs and cats between 9am and 5pm.  

Bringing in your own pet for adoption

You will need to contact us in advance if you are wishing to bring in your dog or cat to one of our centres for adoption. Please fill out our online form for dogs and cats here. Alternatively you can email or call one of our centres to discuss.  

Battersea carefully assess all intake applications to ensure that we prioritise any urgent cases, but we would advise you to contact several rescue centres so that you can receive the help that you need as soon as possible.  

If you are struggling with your pet’s behaviour issues, we would encourage you to visit our pet advice pages where you will find information and videos to help you manage any problem behaviours.  

Press enquiries

Please visit our media contacts page to see all relevant Press team contact details.

Your feedback matters to us

At Battersea, we openly welcome feedback and complaints. We encourage you to contact us with your feedback, whether positive or not. Complaints are especially important to us as they may help us to see where our processes might be improved. We keep a record of all complaints we receive to help us learn for the future.

You can call us, write to us or e-mail us about your complaint and our Supporter Services team will be pleased to help.

If your query is regarding a fundraiser operating in your area, please see our information on door-to-door fundraising.

In order for us to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible, please include the following information in your letter or e-mail:

  • Your contact details: Full name and then the details for your preferred method of contact e.g. address, email or phone number.
  • As much information about the complaint as you feel able to give (the reason for your complaint, where and when the instance occurred, the name(s) of anyone involved).
  • Are there any particular actions you wish us to take to resolve your complaint? If so, please include them.

You can call our Supporter Services team on 0300 323 1216 or e-mail

If you would prefer to write, please send your letter to:

Supporter Services
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
4 Battersea Park Road

We will acknowledge complaints within five working days of receipt. We endeavour to respond to complaints in full within ten working days. Where the matter requires more detailed investigation, we will respond in full within 28 days. Your complaint will be managed in accordance with our Complaints procedure.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with the resolution of your complaint, then please reply to us explaining your concerns with our response and what you would like us to do to make things right.

Taking your complaint outside Battersea

If your complaint is about our fundraising work or activities and you are unsatisfied with our response, you are entitled to take it to the Fundraising Regulator. The Fundraising Regulator ask that you do so within two months of receiving a response from Battersea.

As a member of the Fundraising Regulator, Battersea is committed to abiding by any decision they reach on complaints that are escalated to them. Their contact details are:

Fundraising Regulator
2nd Floor CAN Mezzanine Building
49-51 East Road
N1 6AH
Tel: 0300 999 3407

If your complaint is about other areas of our work contact the Charity Commission. Their contact details are:

Charity Commission for England and Wales
PO Box 1227
L69 3UG
Tel: 0845 3000 218

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