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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, London

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3.4/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • The cats are really well cared for, every cat has his private pen with bed, street view, toys, food and water bowls. The pens are really clean and large. 
  • You only get to see a handful of dogs inside cages. If you want to house a dog you need to wait a few hours in order to get to see one of the dogs who aren't on display. Also, we asked one of the girl...  read more »
  • I've visited The Battersea Dogs and Cats home a few times just to spend some money, donate some money and see the love and care the staff give to these beautiful animals. I've also read a few reviews ...  read more »
  • We wanted to adopt two young cats (a year old or younger) as we have recently lost our second cat to cancer. We live in a flat in a house with manual access to a large garden. We were categorically refused. We were told that we couldn't adopt a young cat as an inside cat (although I'd explained they would have manual access to the garden and that I am at home all day). We were told that they could offer us an old or poorly cat as they could be kept indoors. Surely it would be cruel to suddenly confine an elderly cat to an indoor existence if they had been used to going outside whereas with a young cat they wouldn't know anything else and they would have had manual access in any event. I definitely got the impression that this interviewer was only interested in rehousing the elderly and/or poorly cats. I'm not for one minute of course suggesting that elderly or poorly cats don't deserve, or shouldn't be given a loving home, because they most certainly do, but having just nursed the second of our cats (both of whom had cancer, we didn't feel we could go through this trauma again in the near future). However the person interviewing my wife and I was obviously not going to budge. She even suggested that if we really wanted young cats or kittens that we go to a pet shop! I was always under the impression that Battersea were against selling kittens and puppies through these outlets.
  • Wanted to rehome a dog for our puppy to play with, we were matched and told everything was perfect however we could not take him on the day. They agreed to hold him till Thursday however that was not a day that we were available for so we enquired for Friday. We were told they could not hold him so they took him off reserve and he was then reserved straight away again by somebody else! So annoyed as they told us that our meeting was perfect and we seemed like a suitable home. If they really cared about the dog and which home he would go to they would have reserved him for an extra day!
  • Paid to get in and to register with BDCH offering to rehome a dog. Had been told to take proof of identity and photos of garden but none of this was asked for or checked. Not many dogs in kennels so little chance of seeing something suitable. It's now up to me to keep in touch to see if anything suitable comes in. Website is disappointing as many dogs are marked Rehomed or Reserved yet they are listed when searching for available dogs, why? Not overly impressed, I'm sorry to say.
  • They're way too hands off with the cats which leads them to being unfriendly and a horrible atmosphere to live in while they're there! I hated my visit, it was a waste of time and effort. Go to anywhere else for a cat or dog!
  • First of all you need to pay to get in the building... Is this a "rescue centre" or a business. The staff didn't even say hello just the price to get in and then added on when your half way through the door have a nice day in a tone wich was so sarcastic and fake you could notice easily. I normally wouldn't mind if that was the only problem but many others occurred wich was bizarre and completely unexpected. When we walked in we saw a dog walking around in her own urine. The smell was really strong. We asked a staff member her breed she looked at her and said the breed and acted like the urine on the floor was normal. Usually when we asked questions it was answered with a short phrase and a lot of attitude. When we walked into the cat part of the building and asked to see a cat the staff replied "she bites". I read the information on the cat and it said it was a friendly cat Which was bizarre since the staff said she bites. So either you have lazy staff or incorrect information. The staff wouldn't even let us stay to look they indirectly told us too leave wich was appalling. This is the worst "rescue centre" I have seen and I think it should have a CQC check.
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