King's Pet Palace is a small local pet supplies shop in Bradford, West Yorkshire. We are HUGE advocates of adoption over shopping, we do not sell animals and pledge that we will never will. We promote responsible rehoming through homechecking, rescue backup and ensuring animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped before being rehomed. We are in the process of moving premises, to a new shop, with room to expand and we want to be FULL OF FOSTERS!!!
We already foster small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs on our current shop floor, and have also helped get several birds, and small animals, into rescue to be rehomed safely, The photos here are just some of the animals we have helped rehome. We have always wanted to open a high quality, well equipped, FREE boarding facility for real rescue animals looking for homes and have seen a particular need for a place for small animals, birds and reptiles here in Bradford. We have received a quote from Manor pet housing (who build incredible, high quality, long lasting accomodation for rabbits and guinea pigs) to build us a very large custom indoor pen for rabbits/guinea pigs, and we shall hopefully be able to use this for rats and ferrets too. We shall be using our existing suppliers to get everything else we need for our boarding room, but even at cost price, this soon adds up.
We have poured everything we have into securing our new shop to start our dream, but we need your help to raise funds to kit out our new adoption room. We will be covering the costs of decorating and any extra costs above our target that we may incur. We have kindly had CCTV donated by Net365. Please note that we make NO profit from this venture, and all pennies donated will be used to purchase accomodation and equipment for the adoption room. We shall be providing bedding, food and anything else the animals require during their stay, free of charge, to rescues. We also hope to slowly expand the adoption room over the next few years so we can provide more boarding space. But to start with here is what we plan to put in it:
*Custom built, 40+sqft, fully enclosed and secure, small animal pen. 2 storeys high, suitable for rats, guinea pigs, ferrets or rabbits. Can also be split into 2 smaller pens.
*Tank and cage combo, to house smaller rodents, including hamsters, mice and gerbils.
*1 large bird cage, small enough bars to house budgies, with strong enough bars to hold small-medium parrots. Could also hold Chinchillas, Degus, Rats, Ferrets etc
*4ft Vivarium and 2ft Vivarium, with all fittings so we can house anything from geckos to snakes
*Various terrariums for housing frogs, snails, spiders etc
The cost for this will be over £1000 not including the accessories to go into the enclosures, but I would love it if we could hit this target by July so we can begin kitting it out and start our new rescue boarding adventure, and help get rescue animals into the homes they deserve.
A huge thank you, from all the staff, animals, and all the future rescue animals you shall be helping here at King's Pet Palace, for your ongoing support.