How to rehome a dog

At Battersea, we make every effort to match you with the best animal for you. That's why we look at everything from your living situation to your preferences. Because getting it right leads to something very special.

Battersea's rehoming process

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

Four steps to rehome your new Battersea dog

Step one: Register

Before we can match you with a dog, you will need to register your details and answer a few questions by completing an application form online. This should take no more than 15 minutes and will help us find a dog that’s right for you.

If you are unable to complete the online form, you can do this by emailing

Step two: Speak to our rehoming team

If our rehoming team finds an animal that matches the details you supplied on your application form, someone will be in touch with you to discuss a few more specific points about your current situation and preferences.

Step three: Meet your potential pet

If a suitable match has been found, you will be able to virtually meet your potential new dog, this may be through watching footage we have filmed of them at our centres or in their foster homes, or through a video call.

Step four: Rehome

Once you have had a chance to virtually meet your new potential pet, we’ll arrange a visit to a Battersea centre or we'll deliver your new dog to you. You'll be provided with expert pet advice and support to help your new friend settle in.

Register to rehome a dog

Rehoming a dog

How much does it cost to rehome a Battersea dog?

Our rehoming fee is £175 for dogs (over six months), £320 for a pair of dogs, or £250 for puppies (under six months). We accept debit/credit card as payment (we are unable to accept cheques). Included in this cost are the following:

  • Microchipping
  • Initial vaccinations, flea and worming treatment
  • Neutering
  • A collar, identification tag and lead
  • Starter pack of food, advice and special offers
  • Four weeks’ free Petplan insurance as your dog settles into their new surroundings.

If you need any more information about adopting a dog, please read our dog rehoming FAQ.

Register to rehome a Battersea dog

Bringing an animal into your life can be a wonderful experience. Rescuing a dog or cat, however, is truly life-changing – for you, and your new companion.

Register now

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