Looking for a new pet can be an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time.
From researching the right pet to preparing your home and gathering supplies, there is plenty to consider.
Sometimes, the pet we want isn’t necessarily the one we’d be suited for, which is why we’re helping the Scottish SPCA to find homes for a range of company-ready companions.
Their rescue and rehoming centres are temporary havens for animals from dogs to horses, alongside many other types of creatures.
And while the charity’s bases are purpose-built to care for these animals, they deserve forever homes too.
This week we’re showcasing current residents of the SSPCA Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak, and future pampered pets, Abercrombie and Finch, Bruno, and Oliver.
Abercrombie and Finch
Abercrombie and Finch are a large, mixed flock of zebra finches in the care of the Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
They are looking for their forever home where they’ll be able to explore.
Due to the size of this group, the animal charity are happy to rehome them in smaller flocks or as one if a suitable setup is available.
They are very nervous around people so would benefit from a large outdoor aviary. Smaller groups may settle in a quiet home.
They have never lived with other birds but, if introduced properly and with plenty of room, they would hopefully settle in well.
If you would like to rehome some or all of these beautiful birds, please apply here.
Bruno is a handsome dog who is looking for a new home to fill with love.
The four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an active boy who loves to play fetch and run around with his toys, however he is also a big sook who loves attention and cuddles.
He does not mind the company of other friendly dogs however but would prefer to be the only animal in his new home. He will also need a secure garden where he can run and play as he pleases.
Bruno is still learning the ropes of the outside world so he needs an adult-only home, or one with older teenagers who have experience with socialisation and positive reinforcement training.
He is doing well so far when meeting other animals at the centre and would require his new home to continue this training.
If you can give Bruno a loving home, please apply here.
Oliver is a handsome young ferret who is in the care of the Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming centre, and looking for a new home.
Being a typical ferret, he loves to play with his toys. When he tires himself out he enjoys being lazy and snoozing in his cosy bed.
Olly was quite nippy when he first arrived at the centre and required regular handling to get used to it.
He would therefore be suited to an experienced owner who can continue building his confidence.
If you can give Oliver the perfect home, please apply here.