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- Before you adopt
- Choosing the right pet
- The Adoption Process
- Caring for a rescue animal
- Useful links and resources

Are Pets Allowed In Flats in the UK?

Are Pets Allowed In The Flat I'm Renting in the UK?
Dogs Trust found that 78% of pet owners have had trouble finding a flat which allows pets.
How do you find out if you can't have a pet in a flat?
What if there is no mention of pets in the lease?
What are the penalties for breaking the terms of your lease?
Are assistance dogs are allowed in flats?
As a flat owner, how can I be prevented from keeping a pet?
What are the best pets / dogs for apartments?

Pet / Animal Charities - United Kingdom

The Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK.
Each year the charity cares for around 16,000 dogs at a nationwide network of 20 Rehoming Centres.
DogsTrust never destroys a healthy dog.
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The RSPCA is the oldest and largest animal welfare organisation in the world.
It is a registered charity with a remit that includes the operation of RSPCA centres, 4 animal hospitals and branches in England and Wales, in addition to 215 shops.
The RSPCA is funded primarily by voluntary donations.
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home works to reunite pets with their owners in addition to the work they undertake in the community to educate people about responsible ownership.
The home's aim is to never turn away a dog or cat in need, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes.  Every year, the charity cares for over 8,000 dogs and cats.
In addition to the main home in Battersea they also have centres in Windsor, Berkshire and at Brands Hatch in Kent.
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"Blue Cross is a registered animal welfare charity in the United Kingdom. The charity provides support for pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment, helps to find homes for unwanted animals, and educates the public in the responsibilities of animal ownership.
Pet Bereavement
The charity also provides a Pet Bereavement Support Services, which includes a telephone service operated by trained volunteers, and many free downloadable guides to help people and their children through the bereavement process.  The Blue Cross website allows you to create an online Pet Memorial page in memory of your sadly missed pet.
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PDSA is the UK's leading veterinary charity.
The charity carries out more than one million free veterinary consultations a year, and is the largest private employer of fully qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK.
Eligible pet owners living within the catchment area of a PDSA Pet Hospital, PDSA Pet Clinic or PDSA Pet Practice may register their pets at that facility.
Eligibility requirements
There are eligibility requirements (see below). For those eligible, treatment for sick and injured animals is free of charge.
To be eligible, you must be receiving one of the following:
  • Housing Benefit (means-tested help with your rent)
  • Council Tax Support / Reduction Scheme (means-tested help with your Council Tax liability)
  • Universal Credit (Universal Credit with a housing element)

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Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. The charity also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.
Guide Dogs receives no government funding and relies entirely on public generosity to fund its services.
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Pet / Animal Charities - Ireland

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Ireland's leading animal welfare charity, and represents 20 affiliated member societies.
The charity's role is to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare and to proactively relieve animal suffering in Ireland.
The ISPCA help, rescue, treat and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species.
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Dogs Trust is Ireland's largest dog welfare charity.
Each year the charity rescues and rehomes around 1,000 dogs per year.
DogsTrust never destroys a healthy dog.
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Since its establishment in 1945, The Irish Blue Cross has treated, vaccinated and arranged surgeries for well over 600,000 small animals.
In addition to its fixed small-animal clinic at Inchicore , the charity operates 10 Mobile Clinic locations in operation throughout Dublin at Ballybrack, Ballyfermot, Blanchardstown, Cabra, Crumlin, Donnycarney, Finglas, Smithfield, Tallaght and Walkinstown.
The Irish Blue Cross also opeartes a Horse Ambulance Service now operates at twenty-four Irish racecourses, working closely with veterinary staff to assist injured horses.
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Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is a national charity dedicated to helping persons who are blind or vision impaired and families of Children with Autism to achieve improved mobility and independence.
The charity's National Headquarters and Training Centre is located on the Model Farm Road two miles outside Cork City.
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The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is a registered charity, established in 1840 to prevent cruelty to animals and is now Ireland's largest animal welfare organisation.
Dublin Shelter
The Dublin SPCA shelter is on Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham.
Mobile Clinics
The Dublin SPCA operates four mobile clinics which offer subsidised Veterinary treatment for pets whose owners are in receipt of welfare benefit.
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Pet Policies - Ferry Companies

Irish Ferries

Stena Line

Brittany Ferries

DFDS Seaways

P+O Ferries

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Pet Policies - Airlines

British Airways

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Virgin Atlantic

Aer Lingus

"We do not carry animals or cargo on our flights except for guide dogs on certain routes. "

See below for Airline Pet Policy for the following airlines flying into and out of Australia:

Air New Zealand
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Australia

Blogs we like

Listed below are some of our favourite Pet Travel blogs.
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Flying into or out of Australia with your Pet?

Includes Airline Pet Policy for the following airlines:

Air New Zealand
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Australia

PetMD – The Daily Vet
"The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes difficult topics in the world of animal medicine – all in the hopes that their unique insights and personal experiences will help you to understand your pets."
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RSPCSA Insights
The official blog of the RSPCA
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DogsTrust Blog
What's Happening - Updates covering all the latest news, views and campaign issues
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Dog Jaunt
"A blog for people who want to travel with their small dog."
Tips for travelling with a small Dog on all forms of Transport.
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