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    If you can no longer care for your pet, Mayhew is here to help.

    Our 'Rehome from Home' scheme

    Dogs find themselves needing new homes for a whole range of reasons. It can be a stressful time for both the dog and the owner. We provide a few options for owners looking for help. One such option is our ‘Rehome from Home’ scheme, which helps dogs stay with their owners whilst we find them a new home.

    What are the benefits of the ‘Rehome from Home’ scheme?

    Many people feel more comfortable rehoming their pet themselves. We understand the reason why people may choose to do this but rehoming animals without an expert involved can have potential risks to your pet. By using our Rehome from Home scheme we make sure that your pet is rehomed safely and securely whilst supporting the owner and providing guidance.

    This scheme allows the dog to stay in a loving home until a new one is found. It also frees up more space at Mayhew for other animals.

    How does the scheme work?

    If a dog needs rehoming, the owner fills out a detailed questionnaire about them. Dogs will then be assessed for behaviour in their home by our kennels team. All animals receive a thorough vet check at our Community Vet Clinic. They are also vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Once they are ready for adoption, we create a profile for the animal on our website. Any potential adopters will speak with our Adoption Officers to ensure they are a good match. They are then able to come and meet the animal in their home. If the visit is successful, the potential adopter will also receive a home visit.

    How can I arrange for my animal to be rehomed via this scheme?

    To find out more or to apply for the scheme, please call us on 0208 962 8000 or email

    Rehoming Robbie

    When Robbie’s loving owner died suddenly last summer, daughter Susan was heartbroken. Robbie was a huge comfort, and despite already having a pet herself, Susan wanted to keep him in the family. However, after ten tough weeks of trying to look after Robbie in their own home, Susan and her husband were sadly forced to admit that things weren’t working out. Robbie was struggling to get along with their rescue cat and he clearly wasn’t happy sharing the space with another animal.

    Susan was worried that Robbie would not adapt to being in kennels, as he was quite an old dog who had never been left alone before. After a reassuring chat with our Adoption Officers, it was decided that they were the perfect candidates for our “Rehome From Home” scheme.

    “It was so reassuring to meet Robbie’s new owners in person. He bounded over to them as soon as they arrived, and sat on the sofa with them for ages! You could really tell he loved them, and they loved him. They even sent us a video of him at Christmas, which was such a nice touch. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without Mayhew. Their staff were incredibly kind and caring to us all throughout the process, and we are extremely grateful for their help.”

    Robbie’s new owner Toby said “Mayhew’s Rehome From Home scheme worked so well. It must have been much less stressful for Robbie, and it allowed us to get to know him in familiar surroundings. It was great to meet his former owners and be told everything about him, which meant we could make his transition to his new home much more comfortable. It also gave us a much better idea of him from the start.”

    Become a foster carer

    Could you foster a cat or dog who needs a home? Mayhew are looking for volunteers who are able to provide a temporary home to our rescued animals.

    Learn more

    Contact us

    Call or email us to arrange an appointment or to discuss rehoming an animal