Homechecking volunteers needed to help animal rescues around the UK
Before an animal can be adopted from an animal rescue, a homecheck is usually done on the home of the prospective adopter.
Rescue staff or volunteers visit the home of the adopter to check the home is suitable for the animal they are hoping to adopt in terms of space and safety, and also to chat with the adopter about their previous animal experience and the adoption process.
We need more people volunteering to help rescues with homechecking in their local area.
Need some experience?
If you have no previous experience of homechecking for rescues, we may be able to help you get some practice by organising a tag-along with an experienced homechecker in your area.
If you’re completely new to homechecking we recommend tagging along on at least a couple of homechecks before going solo.
Rescues will normally provide a list of questions or topics to discuss with the adopter, and some requirements to look out for, for example – outdoor areas and garden fence height – this is usually important for a home wanting to adopt a dog as many rescues have a requirement that the home has a secure outdoor/garden area)
*It’s completely free and your personal details will not be shared or sold with any third parties