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Shelter Service

Our shelter service is for pet owners needing to rehome their pet. Maybe you have lost your home or your job an unable to provide for them. No matter the reason we are here to help.

About Shelter Service

Due to the costs that come with running the rescue like heating costs, medical costs and feeding costs our shelter service is not free. On the right you can see our shelter service steps.

Due to the high number of requests we can not always take an animal in immediately, this is why we use a waiting list system. The waiting list has a number of factors to make sure we each individual case is assessed and given the correct level of priority. We assess the following with every case.

  • Personal Circumstances
  • The Animals Welfare

We also take in from closures of pet shops or other rescues or shelters.

Animals We Currently Accept


All types of inverts.


We can accept

  • Hermans
  • Spur Thigh
  • Horse Field
  • Chinese Star
  • and many others.


We accept the following breeds,

  • King Snakes
  • Corn Snakes
  • Garter Snakes
  • Milk Snakes
  • Beauty Snakes
  • Royal Pythons
  • Hognose
  • Baby/Juvie Boa
  • Baby/Juvie Pythons

We do not have the facility for fully grown boa, or Burmese Python.


We accept the following breeds,

  • Bearded Dragons
  • Geckos
  • Plated Lizards

Other Animals

We also now accept a few at a time and due to demand.

  • Rabbits
  • Hamsters

Your Animal Species Not There?

Speak to a member of our team and we can see if we can help you. 

3 Steps To Rehoming With Us

Find out everything you need to know to rehome your pet with us. 

Step 1

Contact us via our multiple lines of communication.

Best form of communication is our form. Please click on the "Shelter Request" buttons below.

You can also open a live chat to us and someone will pick up on it, if no one is available someone will pick up when they get back online.

Step 2

Once we have received your request we will put you on our waiting list, with the details you provided in your application.

A member of our animal control team will assess your priority for the service.

Waits can be from a few hours to a few days at present.

Step 3

Once everything is confirmed and a space at our facilities becomes available we will contact you to arrange to collection or drop-off.

Shelter Fees

Find out everything you need to know about being in finance.

Surrender Fee

To help cover some of the cost of intaking of a pet we have a minimum £10 donation fee for every pet surrendered.

Collection Fee

To help cover some of the cost sending staff out, we charge a small collection fee.

On Benefits?

Not to worry we provide our shelter service free for people on benefits. For more information, please click the Shelter Request (On Benefits) button above.

Please note we require evidence of your benefit entitlement.