Adopt an animal


Adopt an Animal 

Adopt an animal & you can help support charities who are working to help protect the animals they represent by enabling them to carry out work such as:

  • campaign on their behalf at local, national and international level
  • educating today's children on the wonders and importance of nature - creating resources for teachers to use such as the Big School Birdwatch
  • moving them from one area to another, for instance in places of conflict or pressure on land space
  • helping charities protect an area of the sea to give fish a chance to re-stock
  • Rescuing  sick or injured animals 
What do you get when you adopt an animal?

Usually, you adopt an animal for a year - but this depends on the adoption scheme.  Some last for 6 months. As a GENERAL rule, adoptions may or may not include...

  • An Adoption Certificate
  • Newsletters or magazines, three or four times a year
  • Updates on your animal
  • Information about your animal, the challenges he or she faces
  • A cuddly toy, t-shirt or similar

Adopt a hedgehog from the Wildlife Trusts from £20 and support their work to try to find out why hedgehogs are declining.  

Adopt an otter from £3 a month and help the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trusts give a hand to otters trying to return to a network of waterways.

Adopt a shark. My other half was absolutely thrilled with the present I got him for his birthday of a shark. You can adopt a white shark, a whale shark or a basking shark. 

Adopt a hippo from the Turgwe Hippo Trust for £35 for a year.  There are a number of hippos to choose from and your adoption will help the Trust continue its vital work to help hippos.  Click here to adopt a hippo.

Adopt a bird from the Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust, and help them continue with vital wetland habitat conservation work. There are ducks, swans, flamingoes & geese to choose from. From £3 a month.


 Adopt a donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary

Adopt a Donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary.  Choose from one of the many adorable personalities and join the adoption family. Your money will guarantee their future with the Sanctuary along with the health and welfare of other donkeys and mules in need.

Adopt a dolphin from Whale and Dolphin Conservation and help dolphins all over the world in doing so.  You can also adopt an orca or a humpback whale.

Adopt a cheetah and help to protect the speedy animals that the Cheetah Conservation Fund works for throughout Africa. From £25.

Sponsor a horse with the Horse Trust!  They take into care many horses who have served with the police and the Forces (e.g. the Household Cavalry) and also they have ponies who have been therapy ponies, as well as rescues.  

Adopt a seal  from a Wildlife Trust from £15.00

Adopt a giraffe from the Bornfree Foundation - take a look to find out how fast giraffes can run.

Adopt an orangutan from the Orangutan Foundation. 

Foster an elephant orphan from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for as little as £35. All done on-line to save costs all round. So far, at least 60 orphans have been saved.



Adopt an anti-poaching dog
Adopt an anti-poaching dog
with Helping Rhinos

Adopt a lion from the Born Free Foundation 

Sponsor a hen! Lovely gifts from the Battery Hen Welfare Trust.

Adopt a gorilla from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund from $40.00

Adopt an owl from the World Owl Trust in Cumbria, UK, from £30 - a real present with a different. There are Keeper for the Day gifts too!  

Sponsor a snake from Froglife 

Sponsor a Scottish wildcat with Saving Wildcats and help save the Highland tiger!



Please note: all prices were correct at the time of going on the web, but if you find a different price quoted above, let me know. Thanks. Also, these links will take you through to various charities, and your adoptions/sponsorships etc are made under their terms & conditions, privacy policies, delivery terms etc. Most adoptions are for a year - please check.