Assessment for Adoption and Fostering Placements

As the leading pet behaviour experts in the field, APBC Members have been used by a number of agencies to assess animals and the homes of potential adoptive parents or foster carers. In response to demand, a standard protocol for use in this context has been developed and the APBC can now provide this service via a special network of participating Full Members.

The service is designed primarily for dogs but may also be used for other animals.

The assessment process involves:

  • A visit to the home lasting approximately 1 & 1/2 hours
  • A report sent to the agency requesting the assessment, to include:
    • Owner experience and relationship with the animal(s)
    • Exposure and behaviour in various social situations, training background, and health issues
    • Practical considerations regarding home environment
    • Temperament and behaviour with members of the household, visitors, general public, and children (0-5yrs, 5-10yrs, 10+years)
    • A professional opinion on the risks these animals present to children, particularly those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Advice regarding the introduction of children and animals

The cost for this service is at the discretion of the individual member providing the service in that area.

You can download a referral form here.

APBC members can find further information here (if logged in).

APBC Members offering foster care and adoption placement assessments:

 

England:

North:

David Ryan PG Dip (CABC) CCAB - 07734 446158 - david [at] ryanemail [dot] co [dot] uk

 

North West:

Sarah Heath BVSc DipECVBM CA CCAB MRCVS - 01244 377365 - heath [at] brvp [dot] co [dot] uk

Erica Peachey BSc (Hons) - 0115 6252568 - ericapeachey [at] hotmail [dot] com

David Ryan PG Dip (CABC) CCAB - 07734 446158 - david [at] ryanemail [dot] co [dot] uk

Jo Wriglesworth MSc - 07951 534430 - jo [at] trainingpetsinthecity [dot] co [dot] uk

 

West Midlands:

Julie Bedford BSc (Hons) PGCE PGDip (CABC) CCAB - 01451 822128 - jbedford61 [at] btinternet [dot] com

 Claire Kirby CCAB BSc (Hons) PgDip (CABC) - 01743 249968 - Claire [at] 4-legs-good [dot] co [dot] uk

 

Eastern England:

Karen Wild BA (Hons) Dip.App.Psy - 01778 560465 - wildkaren [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

Jane Williams MA MSc - 01621 891510 - info [at] athenae [dot] co [dot] uk

 

East Midlands:

Stephanie Hedges BSc (Hons) - 01604 269451 - stephanie [at] inthedoghouse [dot] org [dot] uk

Ellena Hinson BSc (Hons) PGCE PG Dip (CABC) - 07400 967307 - petbehaviourtherapy [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Home Counties:

Candy D’Sa BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CCAB - 01420 83314/ 07788 872728 - candy [at] petconsultant [dot] co [dot] uk

Deborah Fry BSc(Hons) MSc CCAB - 01252 629836 - info [at] animalbehaviourconsult [dot] co [dot] uk

Stephanie Hedges BSc (Hons) - 01604 269451 - stephanie [at] inthedoghouse [dot] org [dot] uk

Ellena Hinson BSc (Hons) PGCE PG Dip (CABC) - 07400 967307 - petbehaviourtherapy [at] gmail [dot] com

Claire Stallard BSc (Hons) - 07821 303393 - claire [dot] stallard [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

Jane Williams MA MSc - 01621 891510 - info [at] athenae [dot] co [dot] uk

 

London:

Candy D’Sa BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CCAB - 01420 83314/ 07788 872728 - candy [at] petconsultant [dot] co [dot] uk

Penaran Higgs BSc (Hons) PgDip (CABC) - 07758 958123 - pen [at] petshrink [dot] co [dot] uk

Jane Williams MA MSc - 01621 891510 - info [at] athenae [dot] co [dot] uk

 

South:

Trudi Atkinson VN DipAS(CABC) CCAB - 01225 870105 – cat [dot] ethology [at] gmail [dot] com

Candy D’Sa BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CCAB - 01420 83314/ 07788 872728 - candy [at] petconsultant [dot] co [dot] uk

Deborah Fry BSc(Hons) MSc CCAB - 01252 629836 - info [at] animalbehaviourconsult [dot] co [dot] uk

Donna Skinsley BA(Hons) DipAS(CABC) - 01202 920159 - donna [at] pet-connection [dot] co [dot] uk

Claire Stallard BSc (Hons) - 07821 303393 - claire [dot] stallard [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

 

South West:

Trudi Atkinson VN DipAS(CABC) CCAB - 01225 870105 – cat [dot] ethology [at] gmail [dot] com

Julie Bedford BSc (Hons) PGCE PGDip(CABC) CCAB - 01451 822128 - jbedford61 [at] btinternet [dot] com

Rosie Bescoby BSc PG Dip (CABC) - 07817 478707 - rosie [at] pet-sense [dot] co [dot] uk  

Candy D’Sa BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CCAB - 01420 83314/ 07788 872728 - candy [at] petconsultant [dot] co [dot] uk

Donna Skinsley BA(Hons) DipAS(CABC) - 01202 920159 - donna [at] pet-connection [dot] co [dot] uk 

Helen Taylor BSc(Hons) ADipCBM - 07951 985193 - info [at] helentaylordorset [dot] co [dot] uk

 

Wales:

Claire Hargrave BSc(Hons) MSc PGCE C Sci C Chem MRSC DAS(CABC) CCAB – 01269 844770 – erwwastad [at] aol [dot] com

Jo Wriglesworth MSc - 07951 534430 - jo [at] trainingpetsinthecity [dot] co [dot] uk

 

Scotland:

Elaine Henley PGDip (CABC) - 01294 833764 - e [dot] henley [at] btopenworld [dot] com

Kim Houston BSc (Hons) DipAS(CABC) CCAB - 0141 418 0597 - cat-counsellor [at] cat-astrophes [dot] com

Pippa Hutchison MSc CCAB - 07764 616122 – academy [at] positiveimprint [dot] co [dot] uk

David Ryan PG Dip (CABC) CCAB - 07734 446158 - david [at] ryanemail [dot] co [dot] uk

 

 

 

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