The best place to start your search and keep up to date on dogs that are available for rehoming is on our online dog gallery. All dogs that are ready for rehoming will have their own web profile providing details about their character and the sort of home that they are looking for.
At this stage our Rehoming team will look into the behaviour and background of the dog that you are interested in to see whether they may be a suitable match for you. Each dog is assessed when they come into Battersea to find out what they are like and what sort of home, lifestyle and environment would best suit them. Within this assessment we take into account a dog’s suitability to be rehomed with:
- Other dogs – we will take into consideration a dog’s previous behaviour around other dogs.
- Cats – we will take into account a dog’s previous behaviour around cats and also their apparent ‘chase drive’ which indicates if a dog can live with a cat or not. All customers who rehome dogs to live with cats are provided with detailed support packs on how to introduce them safely.
- Children – a lot of the dogs in our care arrive as strays with no information about their previous history. As a result, we take great care when rehoming dogs to households with younger children.
We cannot guarantee any animal seen on the website will be suitable for a prospective owner. Sometimes the first dog that you pick won’t be the most suitable, so please keep an open mind regarding other matches.
When 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.