Oxfordshire: Burford rehoming centre

Location Details

We opened in 1990 and have facilities for 25 dogs, 21 cats, 14 rabbits and other small pets. We also have numerous paddocks and stables to care for up to 60 horses.

Our Rehoming Team is dedicated to finding the right pet for you. If you are interested in a pet on our website, complete a rehoming form in the first instance. You can find this on the pet’s profile page. So we can understand the type of pet you are looking for, please do call us first if you would like to arrange a visit.

To see which pets are available on our website please visit our rehome a pet webpage. You can see pets available at all our locations or narrow your search more locally. Our pages are updated regularly so please keep visiting.

Please note that at our Burford centre, we run a closed cattery and kennels which means they are not open for public viewing.

Get in touch

Burford dog, cat and small animal rehoming

Telephone: 0300 777 1570

Email: [email protected]

Burford horse rehoming

Telephone: 0300 777 1520

Email: [email protected]

Tack shop opening times: Saturdays and Sundays, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Burford Head Office, for all other non animal enquiries

Telephone: 0300 777 1897

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, horses, 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 [email protected]

Amazon wish list

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

Getting here

There is now a new bus stop right outside the centre. The 233 service operates between Woodstock and Burford.

Address: Shilton Road, Burford, OX18 4PF, United Kingdom
Telephone: 0300 777 1570

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