Adopt an animal and help support animals in need. Adoptions focus on animals classed as being at risk, with a donation from each gift tin made to animal welfare, adoption and conservation projects abroad & at home. It’s the gift that really gives! Animal adoptions FAQs
Anyone who likes animals! An adopt an animal kit is a present with a heart and a conscience. Help save that abandoned donkey who's walked his last walk on the beach. Assist with research into the lives of polar bears on the melting ice-caps. Animals all over the world need your help!
Who it's not for
If you don’t crack for a cute-as-a-button abandoned kitten you’ve got a heart of stone! We can’t actually think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to adopt an animal. They make great gifts to give.
No. These gifts are to adopt an animal by supporting the work that the conservation group or foundation does to support their chosen species of animal. Every adoption pack purchased will help keep your favourite animal healthy and happy, so it’ll be smiles all round.
How do animal adoption kits work?
The majority of our sponsorship packs come in a funky little tin, with an adorable picture of the species you'll be helping on the front. Lift the lid and inside you'll find a wealth of information on the charity, sanctuary or welfare project you'll be helping, as well as a photo your chosen non-human.
What comes in the pack?
Inside the tins you have lots of information on the animals you’ll be helping through your adoption. Contents may vary depending on the animal, but it could be anything from a photo of the actual animal you’re sponsoring, certificates, conservation info, facts and figures and lots more.
Can I meet the animal I’ve adopted?
Some adoption packs do include tickets or discount codes to visit zoos and animal parks where your adoptive animals live, or where close relatives live if you’re supporting a project far away. Please read the full details on each adoption pack carefully - all the info on what you will receive is included.
Can I adopt a meerkat?
Yes! Thanks to a certain advertising campaign, one of the most popular mammals to adopt is the Meerkat. They are undoubtedly gorgeous, but they also need your help at places like the special conservation project in South Africa, providing a safe and secure environment for poorly, orphaned and injured Meerkats. We have to say, it doesn't get much cuter than that.
How long does the adoption last?
Adopt an animal today and you will be sponsoring them for a full year. Whether it's helping yelping puppies, lovable kittens, neglected ponies or panda breeding programmes, you’ll be helping their worthy cause for a whole 12 months!
Will I get updates throughout the year?
Check each product page for the full details, but in some cases you will indeed get updates. It could be in the form of a newsletter, photo or something like a postcard to tell what the latest is.
Are adoption gift tins suitable presents for children?
Yes and they make great presents to give. Although not specifically aimed at children, little ones will enjoy reading about the animals (maybe with a little help from a grown up!).
Does the gift tin fit through the letter box
Yes it does. That’s the beauty of these adoption kits. There’s no faff when it comes to delivery and they’ve got something nice to open. It’s a win win situation!
Why should I adopt an endangered species?
Because they need you! With deforestation, global warming and mankind’s inhumanity, more and more animals need protecting to stop them becoming endangered or even extinct. It’d be nice to think that with your help, some of the species will come off the endangered list in years to come.
What animals can you adopt?
You can adopt all sorts of animals. From stray cats and dogs in the streets of Cyprus, to Asian elephants being protected in a sanctuary in India, we’ve got lots of different animals looking to be adopted the world over.
How much goes to the charities involved?
The percentage varies between the project and scheme partners, the full details of which are included in the gift tins.
Will I really be helping the animals?
Yes. These are verified charities and projects who work tirelessly to save and protect the animals. They often receive little or no funding, so rely on donations from people like you who buy adoption gift tins. Adoption tins really are gifts with a conscience.
Where are the animals?
The animals to be adopted are at locations around the world. From Alpacas in Kent and dolphins in Portsmouth, to sloths in Costa Rica and penguins in the Galapagos. They are often projects run by UK-based charities, who have the expertise to manage and organise schemes to protect animals in countries all over the world and the UK.
Where can I adopt an animal near me?
You can adopt an animal from anywhere in the UK - and you don’t even have to leave your comfy sofa to do it! Pop one of our animal adoption gift tins for your animal of choice into your basket and you’re well on the way to helping make your chosen species feel safe and wanted, wherever they are in the world.