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Welcome to RSPCA York and District Branch, covering Malton, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Selby and Tadcaster.

To start the process of looking for your new pet please click on the appropriate animal category below.

Dogs for Adoption

Cats for Adoption

Rabbits for Adoption

Birds for Adoption

Chincilla for Adoption

Degus for Adoption

Gerbils for Adoption

Guinea Pigs for Adoption

Guinea Pigs

Hamsters for Adoption

Rats for Adoption



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Our Adoption fees are changing with effect from 1st November 2015

Our adoption fees are reviewed every year and we try to keep them as low as possible but at the same time set the fee so that we are getting an appropriate contribution towards the cost of looking after your pet, whilst he or she has been in our care. Our adoption fees have not been changed since 2012. Sadly, we now feel the need to increase the fee with effect from 1st November 2015.

The maximum fee we will be asking for each animal will be:-

Puppies – £150.

Adult Dogs - £120.

Kittens - £90.

Adult Cats - £80.

Rabbits, Small Animals and Birds – Between £5 and £25.


On adoption your cat, dog or rabbit will be neutered (if 5 months or older), micro-chipped, wormed and have up to date vaccinations. Cats and dogs received standard and regular flea treatments and rabbit’s, treatment for mites.  Of course, you also get your new family member! If your dog, cat or rabbit leaves us unneutered because they are too young, then we issue a voucher to you to pay for the neutering when your new pet is old enough.

If you were to acquire your new pet from a source that does not provide the above then you can reasonably expect to pay the following:-

Microchipping – typically around £25.

Dog Castration – from £80 (more for larger dogs).

Bitch Spay – typically £150 to £300+ depending on the size of the dog.

Cat Castration - from around £40.

Cat Spay - £60 upwards.

Plus the cost of vaccinations, worming and flea treatments.

(All prices are an indication only and the actual prices will depend on the charges of your chosen veterinary practice, the species, breed and size of the animal).

RSPCA York and District Branch Lottery

The latest lottery was drawn at 2.00 pm, on 25th October 2015, at the RSPCA York Animal Home. 

The winning numbers are:-

  • 1st Prize - Number 108 - £60
  • 2nd Prize - Number 020  - £25
  • 3rd Prize - Number 084   - £15

Please see our FAQs page for details on how to join this lottery. All proceeds are for the benefit of the animals at the RSPCA York Animal Home.

The Lottery is drawn on the last Sunday of every month.

Snowden Sponsored Trek

Harvey will be climbing Mount Snowdon on 27th August 2015, in aid of the dogs at the York Animal Home and this is what he had to say. 

"I am 11 years old. I wanted to give something back to the York RSPCA for rescuing my dog Clyde's mum. She came into the home pregnant and had four lovely pups, one of which was Clyde. He turns one the week we do the trek and we love having him in our family; I walk him, play with him, he makes me happy and knows when I am sad, his cuddles and kisses are just the best! I have never done a challenge like this before, but I will give it everything I have got. I would like any money I raise to go towards enrichment toys for the dogs that are still waiting to find homes so please sponsor me."

If you would like to sponsor him, Harvey has a Just Giving Page or you can text HARV11 followed by £1,£2,£3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. Thank you.

Washing Machine Appeal

Having seen our appeal on our Friends of RSPCA York and District Facebook Page, Asda, Monks Cross have very generously donated a brand new washing machine. Such an unexpected gift and it was plumbed in and put to use in our cattery, straight away.

We have put a request via the Just Giving website and our Facebook page to ask everyone who donated to get in touch to let us know whether you would like your money returned or if you would be happy for us to use your money for something else which will benefit the cattery and the animals. Our current thinking is a dishwasher and a fridge freezer. 12 of the 18 donators have contacted us so far. Please email angela@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk to let us know.

As at 6th July we are still waiting for the final 6 people to contact us. If we have heard nothing by the end of July we will assume that you are happy for us to spend the money on cats. This does not affect your right to have your donation returned. Thank you.

1st Wilberfoss Brownies

After all the work these brownies did for us last year they became the youngest group of people to become sponsors of animal accommodation at the York Animal Home.

They have been working hard for us again and collected enough donations of clothes and bedding from their village to pack a large car. Thank you so the donations will go to the shop to sell and any bedding and towels will be used at the York Animal Home.

Some of our achievements in 2014

We re-homed 191 dogs, 266 cats, 21 rabbits and 96 other small animals during the year and reunited 70 pets with their owners, thanks to the animals' microchip with up to date owner information.

403 of our animals needed microchipping and we provided 37 free microchips to owners. 162 animals will not be producing unwanted litters thanks to the vouchers we issued to pet owners, to assist with the cost of neutering last year. 92 feral cats were captured, neutered and then released back to their own lives.

As usual all our dogs, cats and rabbits that were re-homed were either neutered when they went to their new homes or if for any reason they could not be neutered at the time of re-homing, for example, if they were too young; then they went home with a voucher to cover the cost of neutering.
At the end of the year we had 195 animals in our care and here's hoping they all find their new families soon.