Please Adopt, Don’t Shop


There are hundreds of thousands of pets abandoned every year in the UK. With the number of animals in need of help growing every day, there is more and more pressure on animal charities like A.R.C. By adopting one of our furry friends, you’re not only helping one animal by giving it a loving home, you’re helping us make room to accept another animal into our care.

Once you have made the decision to welcome a new pet, there are more benefits to adopting instead of buying an animal:

  • All our animals are health checked and neutered (if old enough). Small furries, such as hamsters, are professionally sexed so that you can avoid the surprise of an unexpected litter later on!
  • Because our animals live in foster homes while they wait to be adopted, we have got to know their personalities, so can recommend the perfect animal companion for you
  • You can rest assured that you are not supporting puppy / rabbit farms and those who breed animals irresponsibly for money
  • Most of all, it feels great to give an animal who has been abandoned a new chance to have a warm, loving home.

So whichever type of four-legged friend you want to take home:

Please adopt, don’t shop!


While it would be great to rehome animals for free, like all animal charities we need to cover the costs of our vet fees, pet food, litter, beds and housing, toys and all the other associated costs of running A.R.C. Our vet fees alone are in excess of £3,000 a month.

Instead of charging a set fee, we ask for a minimum donation as you take your new companion home.

We are a group of volunteers who run the charity purely on donations. You can be certain that all the money we raise goes directly to the animals and their care.