Our charity partners

Petplan works with some of the largest animal charities in the UK which include: Battersea, the Blue Cross, Cats Protection, Dogs Trust, and the Scottish SPCA. These charities provide 4 weeks' free pet insurance for every dog, cat or rabbit that is rehomed. This gives them veterinary fees cover for the first precious weeks in their new homes.

Not only do we provide free insurance for your newly rehomed animal, but Petplan will donate 10% of the premium from your new policy and each year that policy is renewed. This is used to help directly fund the valuable work carried out by the charities and individual rehoming centres.

We'd like to tell you about a few of these charities here and how you can help animals in need.


Battersea is here for every dog and cat, and has been since 1860. Over 158 years, we’ve gone from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the country and have cared for over three million vulnerable animals. We believe that every dog and cat deserves the best. That’s why we help every dog or cat in need — whether it’s newly-born or getting on, cute or cute in its own way.

Battersea. Here for every dog and cat.

For more information call Battersea on 020 7622 3626 or visit www.battersea.org.uk.

Blue Cross

Founded in 1897, Blue Cross is a national charity dedicated to improving the lives of sick and unwanted pets. Blue Cross take in animals of all shapes and sizes from hamsters to horses, and find them loving new homes through their network of adoption centres and pet fosterers. They make sure thousands more animals get the veterinary treatment they need when their owners cannot afford private veterinary fees through their animal hospitals, mobile clinics and animal welfare clinics.

They aim to help as many animals as possible by promoting responsible pet ownership through their extensive range of pet care advice factsheets and videos. They also have an education team who visit schools and youth groups advising on animal care.

To find out more our visit www.bluecross.org.uk.

Cats Protection

Formed in 1927, Cats Protection (CP) has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. It now rehomes and reunites 55,000 cats and kittens every year, through its nationwide network of 29 adoption centres, national rehoming centre and over 250 volunteer-run branches.

Its work doesn't stop there though: Cats Protection also provides an array of cat care information via its website and National Helpline. It also promotes the benefits of neutering for a happier pet and seeks to educate people about cats and their care.

To find out more contact Cats Protection on 03000 12 12 12, or visit www.cats.org.uk.

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, and care for over 12,000 stray and abandoned dogs at their network of centres every year.

Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust has always campaigned on dog-welfare related issues to ensure a safe and happy future for our four-legged friends.

Call 020 7837 0006 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk for further information.


Founded in 1971 the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) is now one of the top 10 animal rescue and re-homing charities in England, and runs five rescue & rehoming centres across the country. NAWT's centres are located in Watford, Berkshire, Essex, Somerset and Cornwall.

The Trust is home to a surprisingly wide variety of animals primarily dogs and cats but also farm animals, horses and donkeys, ducks, poultry and small domestic pets too.

The Trust is a non-political and non-campaigning organisation; it simply concerns itself with looking after some of life's casualties. It receives no money from the government and relies entirely on voluntary contributions to carry out its work.

To find out more contact NAWT on 020 8950 0177 (0900 to 1700 Monday to Friday) or visit www.nawt.org.uk.

Retired Greyhound Trust

Greyhound Trust, was formed in 1975 and remains the only National Charity dedicated to homing retired racing greyhounds when they retire from Greyhound racing.

Their Vision: "Greyhound Trust strives for the day when all racing greyhounds retire to loving homes and are treated with compassion and kindness"

Greyhound Trust ‘home’ for the 1st time, which is something unique in the animal welfare sector and we celebrate the work we do, to facilitate the transition from race dog to family pet. Homing a greyhound for the very 1st time is something very special for both retired racing greyhound and homer – a special success for both to share.

The work of the Greyhound Trust is so important and so different to standard rescue and re-homing work, as retired racing greyhounds are unlikely to have even been in a house before they retire from racing. Every design detail of our homing work is focused on how Greyhound Trust can transition racing greyhounds from animal athletes, to family pets.

These animal athletes will not have felt carpet on their feet, heard a door bell ring, experienced post coming through a letter box, seen someone hoover or heard a washing machine – Greyhound Trust help each greyhound transition from racing, so they can comfortably live in a home environment, and have a fabulous retirement in their forever home, which they have been specifically matched to; ensuring that each greyhound is homed with a family and in a home that meets their personality and physical needs.

"Greyhounds make great pets" – so please consider homing a retired racing greyhound to give them the home they deserve after racing. More information can be found at: www.greyhoundtrust.org.uk/.

Scottish SPCA

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Scotland's animal welfare charity.

The society receives no government or lottery funding and relies on public donations to continue their vital work protecting, rescuing and caring for Scotland's abandoned, hurt and defenceless animals.

Scottish SPCA Inspectors save thousands of domestic, farm and wild animals from harm and danger every year, while the rescue and rehoming centre vets and staff look after, rehabilitate, release and find new homes for thousands more.

With the prevention of cruelty to animals at the heart of everything they do, the Scottish SPCA Education Officers run an animal welfare education programme in schools, communities and their largest centres. The society also actively campaigns for improved animal welfare standards. Volunteers play a key role working with animals in the centres, supporting Education Officers and fundraising in their local communities.

If you are interested in helping Scotland's animals please call 03000 999 999 or visit www.scottishspca.org for more information.

Wood Green Animal Shelters

Wood Green Animal Shelters is a national animal welfare charity that has been taking in and rehoming animals since 1924.

The charity's three shelters rehome over 6,000 animals each year. Nearly a third of the animals Wood Green take in require treatment for pre-existing medical conditions or injuries, which in some cases have been life threatening.

Wood Green relies solely on the support of the general public; without this support the shelter would not be able to continue its valuable work.

If you would like to find out how you can help Wood Green Animal Shelters or would like further information about the charity please call 08701 90 40 90 or visit www.woodgreen.org.uk.

Guide Dogs

Every six minutes in the UK, one more person loses their sight. Every day, 250 more people join the 2 million already living with sight loss. And this number is set to double by 2050.

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to people living with vision impairment. Children and adults. Friends and family. Their expert staff, volunteers, and life-changing dogs are there to help people affected by sight loss live actively, independently and well.

To find out more about how Guide Dogs transform the lives of people with sight loss and how you can help, visit www.guidedogs.org.uk.

Petplan is also proud to work with the following charities:

Hounds for Heroes

Hounds for Heroes is a charity dedicated to providing specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services. Hounds for Heroes trains assistance dogs to provide practical support which aims to enhance the quality of life of their new owners. Able to do everything from opening train doors to helping with the shopping, assistance dogs are able to transform the lives of their new owners.

Visit their website to find out more about the fantastic work Hounds for Heroes do, or check out the Petplan blog for updates on the charity and how Bunker, one of the fantastic assistance dogs currently in training is getting on. Check out the blog here.