Featured Animals

  • Sally


  • Alfie


  • Play Dash


  • Henry & Harry

    Henry & Harry

  • Beryl & Agnes

    Beryl & Agnes

  • Kate & Leo

    Kate & Leo

  • Eddie & Trixie

    Eddie & Trixie

  • Play Vinnie


  • Play Lobuz


  • Rehomed Button


  • Play Hatchi


  • Libby


  • Toby & Lucy

    Toby & Lucy



Hi, my name is Sally and I am 9 years old. Sadly, my owner passed away so I find myself here at Raystede. I am looking for a very special home as Raystede has discovered that I am diabetic. This means that I will need two insulin injections per day and regular checks with a vet. Ideally, it would be wonderful if I could live with someone who has had a diabetic cat before or has had some experience of diabetes. I am a very sweet, placid girl and I could be homed as an indoor cat or with a garden. I would be best as the only pet and probably no young children. My last home was quite quiet so I would not suit a noisy home. I enjoy fuss and attention but just need to find someone who will love me and look after me. Could that be you please? Lots of love Sally x



Hi, my name is Alfie and I am 9 years old. I came to Raystede due to a house move and they could not take me. I am a very affectionate and loving boy, I do like kisses and headbutts. I am looking for a home with a garden please and I would like to be the only cat. I am not at all keen on other cats and may have been bullied by dominant neighbourhood cats so I am looking for a home where there are not too many other cats around. I may suit a more rural home with a large garden and I would love it if someone was around for part of the day to spend time with me. I have not met dogs. I should be fine to live with older children. I am a very handsome chap and you are sure to fall in love with me! Love Alfie x


I’m Dash, a handsome, super fast 2 year old male Collie cross. I was rescued from and unpleasant home by Animal Wardens and am now looking for experienced, committed people to help me learn and have lots of fun. I have lots of energy and could run and play fetch all day. I need training around other dogs and am not suited to live with other animals. I need an adult only home with the time and patience to help me flourish.

Henry & Harry

Henry & Harry

Meet Henry and Harry, two 6 year old male guinea pigs. They are very sweet but a little shy. They are best friends and are looking for a loving home together with experienced guinea pig owners.

Beryl & Agnes

Beryl & Agnes

Meet Beryl and Agnes, two female chinchillas. They are mother and daughter, Beryl is 3 1/2 years old and Agnes is 2 years old. They are very friendly and can often be found peering out of the cage having a nosy at what everyone is up to. They are looking for a loving home together.

Kate & Leo

Kate & Leo

Meet Kate & Leo, two 4 and a half year old English Spots. These two rabbits haven't had the best life so far, and have a few behavioural issues. Staff and volunteers have worked with them to get them used to people and they are becoming very friendly little bunnies. They will need a home where their new owners are willing to be patient and take time getting to know them. They are looking for their forever home togther.

Eddie & Trixie

Eddie & Trixie

Meet Eddie and Trixie, two lionhead crosses. Eddie is a 3 and a half year old, neutered male and Trixie is a 6 year old spayed female. They are sweet-natured bunnies who can often be found grazing in their garden. They are best friends so need to be homed together. Due to their breeds the need regular grooming to keep their fur in tip top condition.


Hello my names Vinnie and I''m a 6 year old staffie cross. I am looking for a quiet home where it''s not too busy and where I will be given time to settle. I find built up places and crowds of people too stressful so this will require patient training and will not be a quick fix. I require an understanding owner who will give me time to adjust to new situations and changes. When I first came to raystede I was very nervous of men but I have grown fond of the kennel guys that look after me so with time I do come round. I like some dogs and could live with older confident teenagers in the home. I have not been cat tested yet but staff can do this if you are suitable for me. Will you give me a chance to show you how lovely I am?


Hi my name is Lobuz. I am a 5 year old neutered male. I am a very confident and affectionate boy. I am also extremely smart and intelligent. I love a fuss and can be very loving and will sit on your lap. I really love human company and would benefit from a home where I am not left alone for long periods. I also love my food so you may need to watch that I don''t put on too much weight. I am a very active boy and would be best suited to a home as the only cat. A home that is not in a highly populated cat area would be best as I have been known to have the odd scrap with other cats. I have lived with a dog before but would need to meet any future canine friends to see how I react. I am brilliant with children. I love to play and enjoy being brushed. A garden is essential. I am looking for an experienced cat owner ideally as I have developed a spray behaviour issue which I need to un-learn which may take time. I am a lovely boy with a big personality. Can you offer me my purrfect forever home? Love Lobuz xx

Rehomed Button


Hello my name is Button. I am an 11 year old female. I take a little while to get to know people but once I do I am very friendly and affectionate and I love a cuddle. I am looking for a home where I am the only cat, ideally not in a highly cat populated area. I do enjoy going outside at times especially when the weather is nice. I need an understanding owner who is happy to have a litter tray in the home at all times. I would prefer not to live with young children but may be ok with quiet older children. I have not lived with dogs though it is possible I might live with the right dog. Do you have the purrfect home for me? Love Button xx


My name is Hatchi and I am an 11 months old male LARGE mongrel (35kg) – possibly a Malamute cross? I’m a friendly pup needing an experienced, adult only home able to commit to my on-going training. I am really clever and starting to learn but I am strong and like to clown around! I need training around other dogs and am not suited to live with cats. New owners will need to have experience of large breeds and be able to provide the right environment and active lifestyle for me. I do also love my cuddles and will form a close bond to people who understand me.



Hi, my name is Libby and I am 9 years old. I came to Raystede as I was very unhappy living with children and I spent a lot of time outside to avoid them. I did find a new home but unfortunately they returned me as they did not feel I was settling in. I can be quite shy until I know you and I have a timid nature. Once I trust you, I like a fuss and can be very affectionate. I am looking for an adult only home with a garden and no other pets please. I will need an understanding owner who will allow me to do things at my own pace. I am a very pretty girl and would be a lovely companion in the right home. Please will someone give me a chance and love me for who I am. I have had an awful lot of change in my life and just want to feel settled. Can you offer me a forever home? Love Libby x

Toby & Lucy

Toby & Lucy

Meet Toby & Lucy, two 11 month old rabbits. Toby is a neutered male, English Spot and Lucy is a spayed female, tri-coloured standard X. They are confident bunnies and love exploring outside. Toby is a bit nervous but Lucy will come and say hello, in her own time! They are very close so must be homed together.

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