Here at Chesterfield Animal Rescue we are a no-kill, non-profit organisation founded in July 2012 by a team of animal lovers dedicated to saving the lives of as many dogs and cats as possible each year. We rely on donations to continue saving lives, we are fundraising to buy our own centre, something that will enable us to help thousands more animals over the years.
We assess animals in our homes, we use foster homes where possible, and we use kennels in emergencies. We are always in need of more foster homes as well as kennel sponsors.
The first step in the rehoming process is for you to get in touch with us and tell us about yourselves and the animal your interested in. The easiest way to do this is to head over to the the page showing who we have available and click on their profile. The application form can be found on the website.
Once your application has been checked by our team we will contact you to arrange a homecheck. We strongly believe that this step is very important. It gives us a chance to check out where the animal will make its home and have a chat with their potential new family in person. In some instances we may recommend one of our other animals might be a better fit for your family, home or lifestyle. However, we will never push anything on you and simply want the best match for you and the animal.
The next step is for you to meet your potential new family member, this can happen a number of times depending on the animal you wish to adopt. Whilst we do our best to make sure all information about the animal is as accurate as possible and a cute picture can be very tempting sometimes meeting face to face can bring up additional questions and its better to sort these out at this stage rather than later. All family members and other pets must attend at least one meet and greet. If all goes well you’ll be offered a trial, where you foster with the view to adopt. This usually lasts 4 weeks to give you all time to settle in and make sure you are happy with the next step.