Hampshire: Southampton rehoming centre

Location Details

Welcome to Southampton rehoming centre based in Hampshire. We opened in 1988 after the site was very kindly bequeathed to us. The centre has facilities for dogs and cats, plus puppy and kitten facilities.

If you are looking for a pet please read about the rehoming process and view our pets looking for new homes.


Please note the postcode SO30 2HL (as below) may not take you all the way to our rehoming centre as we share a postcode with another property (Wessex Vale Crematorium).  

  • Coming from the M27/Hedge End: your satnav may advise you to turn left onto Bubb Lane when you are about a minute from your destination. Please ignore this and continue straight on the main road (also Bubb Lane); go straight over the roundabout and we’re about half a mile further along on the left.
  • Coming from West End: follow the road past Wessex Vale (on your left), turn left at the t-junction, and go straight over the roundabout; we’re about half a mile further along on the left.
  • Coming from Fair Oak/Botley: you will see our rehoming centre on your right about a third of a mile along Bubb Lane, arriving with us about a minute ahead of your satnav’s estimated time of arrival.

Drop-in hours

Can I visit the centre without an appointment?

Yes. You can visit between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. We are closed to visitors without a pre-booked appointment on Wednesdays.

What can I drop in for?

Our team are here to help. So, whether it’s about volunteering, donating, pet advice or information on how to adopt a pet, we’ll talk you through.

Can I rehome a pet when I drop in?

You’ll need to apply to adopt a pet on our website. This is to make sure the application process is as fair as possible to everyone. If we think you’ll be a good match for one of our pets, we’ll contact you to start the process.

Can I meet a pet when I drop in?

Most of our dogs, cats and small pets are looked after by our fantastic team of foster carers. This ensures they get the best care. If we do have pets in our centres, we try to limit the number of people who can see them to those who have a pre-booked appointment, as lots of visitors can be stressful.

Home Direct

Our Home Direct scheme is for dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets whose owners can sadly no longer keep them but don’t need to find them a new home straight away. Pets stay in their existing home until a new owner is found for them. All pets go through our careful assessment and matching process.

Short-term volunteer foster caring

Become a volunteer short term foster carer for pets at Blue Cross and help improve the welfare of the animals in our care. As a volunteer foster carer you will look after needy animals in your own home while they are recuperating from operations or illness, or young kittens or puppies until they are able to find a permanent new home. If you live within 45 minutes of the centre and are interested in this rewarding volunteer role, please email Victoria Murray.

Amazon wish list

Buy our pets a treat or purchase something to help our centre be the best it can be.

Address: Bubb Lane, West End, Southampton, SO30 2HL, United Kingdom
Telephone: 0300 777 1530

Telephone answering hours

Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Monday: 10:00-16:00
Tuesday: 10:00-16:00
Wednesday: 10:00-16:00
Thursday: 10:00-16:00
Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday: 10:00-16:00