Cat Close Up



Adopt. Don't shop.

Adopting is one of the best things you will do. Knowing that your new furry family addition has been given a better life, with love and care that they may not have otherwise had is a great feeling. 

Depending on each cat's circumstances this can take considerable time with a lot of tender loving care, quality food, medication and vet consultations. We always provide neutering, full vaccinations, worm and microchip all our cats and dogs before they come to you.

Our pets are not free. In order to try to recover some of these pre-adoption costs, which are paid for entirely with public funding, we ask a fixed donation which is non- refundable.

At Barnsley RSPCA, we are all about rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing pets to loving forever homes.

Rescue    Rehabilitate    Re-home

Cute Dog

Dogs to Adopt

Due to the fact that we don't have an Animal Centre, all dogs brought to us from the Barnsley area by Inspectors, are rehabilitated and rehomed by our colleagues at Chesterfield Branch.

Follow the link below to see our dogs (and Chesterfield's) and fill in a form if you see a  dog you would like to adopt. Please do not contact Barnsley branch.


Adopting Cats

Finding your purrfect match

If you'd like to give one of our cats or kittens a new loving forever home, here's a guide to our adoption process.

Take a look. The cats below are waiting for forever homes- however we may have others that haven't yet reached the website, so you're welcome to fill a form to show general interest.

Cost. Our cats and kittens are not free.

In order to try to recover some of the pre-adoption costs, which are paid for entirely with public funding, we ask a fixed donation which is non - refundable.

Please note: The amounts below exclude pedigree cats or kittens, which will be individually priced.


Cats £95

Kittens £125

Cat friends. Some cats or kittens become attached to a friend or sibling, so we re-home them together. These will have a             against their names.

Reserved notes. Cats who have a reserved sign are no longer available.


  1. Please fill out ONE Perfect Match Form per cat below. Make sure you've filled out all the sections and pressed the 'SUBMIT' button. You will then see a  'Thank you' page which confirms we've received it.

  2. You must be no more than 1 hour away from Barnsley centre to apply.

  3. Due to us needing to devote our time to our animals, we regret we can only reply to the person we have chosen as the perfect match, which will be within 10 days if someone who is a suitable match has applied.

  4. Please don't send repeat forms, emails and ask us to call you, our volunteers are extremely busy.



Home checks We love our cats, and so they're looked after in our volunteer fosterers' own homes. We like to know where they're going to live next so we will ask to see in and around your living space, sometimes with the aid of videos and photos.

Settling In Once you have met and connected with your new friend, we'll fill in adoption paperwork, offer you advice on how to look after them and ensure you understand your new responsibilities, offering support as you help your new friend settle in.

Let's have a look and see who we have waiting for a new home.


Cats needing new homes

Please note - these cats are ready to go to their new homes now, and cannot be 'saved' for a later date.

I've been adopted

I've been adopted

Dog & Cat Pals


Do you qualify?

PLEASE NOTE  you must be within 1 hour's drive of Barnsley and no more.

  1. Check your distance first by clicking 'Directions' in the Barnsley bubble on the Map below.

  2. Apply via the online Perfect Match Form below, taking care to press the 'Submit' button.

Kindly note: Phone calls, texts, web chats and emails and queries about distances further afield will be regarded as invalid.

We are grateful for all applications to home our cats but we only have the time to call successful matches.

Thank you.