No Less Loved

When someone makes the difficult decision to give a pet to a rescue centre like Battersea it doesn’t mean they love them any less. In fact, it’s an act of love. Because at Battersea, we’ll make sure they feel like top dog or cat until they find a new lease of life in a new home. #NoLessLoved #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed

Here for every dog and cat, no matter what

There are many reasons why people decide to bring their dog or cat to Battersea. We are here for each of them.

Here for every dog and cat, no matter what

Giving up a pet – the facts

At Battersea, we know there are a lot of misconceptions out there about giving up a pet to a rescue centre. We want to give you some facts that you can trust when caring for your pet is no longer possible.
Read the facts about giving a pet to a rescue centre

A second chance

Animals are brought to Battersea for all kinds of reasons, it doesn’t mean they’re any less loved. Read more about some of the animals that came to Battersea, and how they got their second chance at happiness.

Care as unique as our animals

Each animal that comes into Battersea is different. Our Intake team assesses the individual needs of every dog and cat to ensure they get the tailored care they deserve. Get to know some of our Battersea staff who go the extra mile, every day, for rescues.

Care as unique as our animals

If it can't be you, let it be Battersea

At Battersea, we know that life doesn’t always go to plan. Sometimes, being a loving pet owner means making tough decisions, and deciding to rehome your pet can be one of the toughest. No matter your circumstances, we will listen without judgement, and do what we can to make things as simple as possible. We’ve been finding loving new homes for beloved pets for 160 years and our staff are dedicated to caring for every dog. We will help them to settle in, get to know their individual quirks, and do everything we can to find the best possible home for them.

If it can't be you, let it be Battersea

Giving up your dog or cat to Battersea

Battersea's core mission is to never turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, and we are committed to ensuring that they receive the highest standards of care. Find out more about what to expect if you decide to give up your dog or cat to Battersea.
Read more about giving up your pet to Battersea

More about Battersea

Our animal charter

Details of the five quality standards we work to uphold

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Our intake policy

Our core mission is never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help

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Battersea stories

News, interviews and behind-the-scenes stories from Battersea

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