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Taylors Rehoming Centre

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We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and are primarily responsible for raising funds locally.  We ARE NOT funded daily by the National RSPCA or donations made to it, please support our vital work for local animals directly.

Jobs Available

We have two exciting opportunities available to join our team

Area Retail Manager

18-month fixed term contract initially

29,000 Full-time (part time considered)

We have a new exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Area Retail Manager to inspire, develop and have an impact on the work of our 3 shops that are vital to the ongoing work of Taylors Rehoming Centre.

 Click here to read the full Job Description

Email if you want further information.

To apply please email your CV, referee details and supporting letter to: -

 or post to RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre, Higher Dairy, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY

Closing date 26th February 2024

Bridport Charity Shop Supervisor

We have a vacancy for a Charity Shop Supervisor at our Bridport shop. 

The hours are 9.30am 4.30pm on Mondays and Saturdays.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate good retail experience, an ability to work under pressure and as part of a team, good ideas for presenting donated goods for sale and the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers. 

Salary 10.42 per hour. 13 hours per week.  There will be the opportunity to work additional days to cover colleague absences from time to time.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the continuing success of this shop, helping to raise vital funds for Taylors Rehoming Centre.

Click here to read the full Job Description

Please email your CV, referee details and supporting letter to: -

 or post to RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre, Higher Dairy, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY

Closing date 26th February 2024


Cat Pen Heater Appeal

We need to raised 1,500 to buy 10 new flat panel heaters for our cat pens

Please donate today and help keep our cats warm and cosy

Find out more about our appeal on our dedicated

Cat Pen Heater Appeal Page

You can make your donation directly via the DONATE button below, via credit or debit card

Please phone us on 01305 259672 if you would prefer to pay by phone, or you can pop in to Taylors to pay by cash or card


After making your online donation, PLEASE EMAIL US ON to let us know it's for the guinea pig names, and tell us the names you would like to call the piggies!  We will announce the names we have chosen on Facebook and on this page.

Rehoming statistics

In 2023 we rehomed

120 cats

26 rabbits

34 small animals

12 birds

Since Taylors opened we have found homes for over 11,000 animals!

Taylors Open Day 2023

Thanks so much to everyone who supported the event - we raised 4,104.47 for the animals!

Our new Weymouth Shop is now open!

We are at 119 Dorchester Road

Please do pop in and see us!

Shop Volunteers needed

Our Bridport, Sherborne and Weymouth Shops are in need of more volunteers!

If this is something you would like to find out more about, please get in touch!

We particularly need volunteers for our new Weymouth shop!

Ready to apply? Please fill out our

Online Volunteer Application Form

Annual Report and Accounts

Click on the cover to open

Click here for our full 2022 accounts

Needed - Donated Cat Food

Our cats are fed exclusively on Whiskas and Felix, as using a variety of cat foods can upset their tummies. 

If you could donate a few cans or pouches, we would be so grateful. 

Food can be dropped off at Taylor's, or at any of our Charity Shops.

Or you could donate cat food money by PayPal, just send us a message to let us know what it's for.

Buy a tea towel to support us

Great range of superb quality Ulster Weavers and Alex Clark tea towels - available in our charity shops and via our eBay store

RSPCA West Dorset Branch is proud of our no euthanasia policy for healthy re-homeable animals

If you have any queries about our euthanasia policy, please get in touch.

The Animal Welfare Act

"The Five Freedoms"

As well as increasing the penalties for those who inflict the most serious offences, the Animal Welfare Act makes it a legal requirement for pet owners to do what is reasonable to provide for their animal's needs. These are:

a proper diet (food and water)
somewhere suitable to live
any need to be housed with or apart from other animals
allowing them to express normal behaviour
protection from pain, suffering, injury and disease


Contact information

RSPCA West Dorset Branch

PO Box 5460



T: 01305 259672



RSPCA West Dorset Branch is a separate charity affiliated to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).  We cover the towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Sherborne and Axminster (Devon) and the surrounding villages.  Our priorities are the welfare and rehoming of local animals.  We raise our funds within the Branch boundaries and all money raised is spent within the area.  We are responsible for "Taylors Rehoming Centre" at Kingston Maurward, Dorchester.

If you wish to report an Animal Emergency or have concerns regarding the welfare of an animal please telephone 0300 1234 999.  Please also call this number if you need to have an unowned or wild animal collected.