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Our Friday Animal Charity Five!

Every Friday we share the best animal shelter pets we've seen that week, all who are currently looking for new homes. Last week we featured some fabulous farm animals, but this week we thought we'd get back to basics with some cuddly cats and debonair dogs. Could one of them be your perfect match?

Visit the websites of these charities if you are interested in adopting any of the animals in this post, and don't forget to read our top tips on adopting a pet from an animal shelter!


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We admit it, we picked this chap just because of his amazing name. From Gables Farm animal rescue charity: "My name is Captain Salty and I am a 2 year old male. I am a very friendly chap and I love standing on people's shoulders. I will be a great pet." Who wouldn't love a cat called Captain Salty!


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What a smile, how could anyone resist playing with this boy! From Bath Dogs and Cats Home: "Garth is a friendly Jack Russell Terrier who likes company, so is looking for a home where someone is around a lot of the time. He does settle with a kong or chew for a short while. He is just a young lad and would like more training. He loves playtime, his favourite toy is a squeaky. He has mixed OK with other dogs, and is better with bigger confident dogs who will tell him off nicely if he gets too much. Once settled in a home, with consistent training, we're sure he would improve in leaps and bounds and make a fun and loyal companion."


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We love Elle's supermodel eyes, watch out Cara Delevingne. From Worthing Cat Welfare Trust: "Elle is a very pretty grey and white female of 3 years. She can be affectionate but mostly on her terms so probably not suitable for a family with young children. She will be much better when in a permanent home."


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These ears were made for fondling. From Gables Farm animal charity: "My name is Bailey and I am a 10 year old Rottweiler cross Spaniel. I'm a loving dog and enjoy the company of people but I also like my own space. I can sit and give both my paws. I love learning and work well for food, I also love tennis balls. I am looking for a loving forever home. I like cats but would prefer to be the only dog in the home. I am suitable to live with adults only."


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Who are you poking your tongue out at? From Saltburn Animal Rescue Association: "Phil is a gorgeous 18 month old boy who came into our care as a stray. Phil is an amazing cat with a big character, and has settled in well at the centre. Phil is looking for a home with an experienced cat owner where he can spend the days having fun and getting himself into all sorts of mischief."


If you want to find an animal shelter close to you, use our Advanced Search form to find animal charities near to your postcode.


Can't adopt but want to help? Check out our list of animal charities looking for donations!