Featured Animals

  • Edwina


  • Charlie


  • Reserved Tigger


  • Margot


  • Marni & Tippi

    Marni & Tippi

  • Barney & Freddy

    Barney & Freddy

  • Play Sonic


  • Freddy


  • Play Sidney


  • Cockerels


  • Geese


  • Ducks


  • Chickens




I’m Edwina, a 7 months old female Schnauzer cross. I’m really lively and like to make a lot of noise!! I will need an active home able to commit to long term training as I can be a little horror....don’t be fooled by how cute I am; I am a very high energy, busy little dog who is quick to react. I need training around dogs and other animals. I could maybe live with older children able to help with my training. I am not suited to live with cats. I will need more experienced owners who have researched and understood my breed type’s big character and are able to help me develop into a well mannered adult who is able to cope.



Hi, my name is Charlie and I am a very handsome 6 year old male. I came to Raystede as sadly my owner was moving and unable to take me. I am looking for an adult only home as I can be nervous but once I know you, I am extremely loving and affectionate and love to sit on your lap. I really enjoy lots of fuss but a quiet home would suit me best and without other pets. I would love a garden to explore and not be too near busy roads. I would be a lovely companion for someone as I have loads of love to give. I do prefer ladies. Could I be the cat for you? Love Charlie x

Reserved Tigger


Hello my name is Tigger. I am a 10 year old girl looking for my new forever home. I am a little shy to start with but I can be very loving and affectionate. I like to sit on your lap when I decide to and occasionally I might even let you tickle my belly but only once we know each other really well. I have lived with older children but I need a home with is not too busy. I have lived with 2 small dogs in the past, although I would need to meet any new doggies that might want to be my friend. I would prefer to be the only cat in the house as I have been bullied by other cats in the past. I also love to go out mousing so you would need to be ok with that. Would you have the perfect home for me? Love Tigger x



I’m Margot, a pretty 3 year old female Staffie. I am really polite, like making friends and going for strolls! I am generally happy to mix with other dogs but not so keen on cats. Children in the home need to be used to dogs and older. I’m a happy, waggy dog who likes being part of everything that is going on!

Marni & Tippi

Marni & Tippi

Hi, we are Marni & Tippi, brother and sister aged 10 1/2 years and we are looking for a home together. Our owner had to go into hosptial and sadly could no longer keep us. We have been here a little while hoping to find a loving home but so far, we have not been chosen. We are both really lovely cats, Tippi adores fuss and attention as do I once I get to know you. We also love each other very much and enjoy being together. We are looking for a home as the only cats and we do not like dogs. We could live with children but ideally they would need to be older (no under 5's please). We do enjoy going outside so we would love a garden to explore. We have so much love to give to the right home. Please consider us and we would love to go home very soon. We are gentle and calm cats and we would be very nice companions for someone. Please come and meet us. Love Marni & Tippi x

Barney & Freddy

Barney & Freddy

Hi, we are Barney and Freddy (brothers) aged 9 years old. Sadly, we were unhappy living with a dog so we are hoping to find a dog free forever home. We are both loving boys though I am more confident than Freddy. He likes women more than men. I am a lap cat and like a fuss. Freddy takes longer to get to know you but once he trusts you, he is also very loving. We both enjoy going outside so we do need a garden please. We may be ok with another cat but absolutely no dogs. If the home has children, they would need to be older as Freddy can be jumpy at times. Can you offer us a loving, forever home please? Love Barney & Freddy x


Hi, I’m Sonic, a 4 year old male Lurcher (medium). I walk nicely on the lead, love to run around and have cuddles too! New owners should research my breed type. I like other dogs but not cats and children in the home need to be older and confident.



I’m Freddy, a handsome 7 months old male Lurcher.....I will be big once fully grown! I am really friendly and playful, like to race around with my doggie pals and generally have lots of fun. I’m not suited to live with cats and children need to be older and confident, able to help with my training please.


My name is Sidney and I’m a handsome 5 year old male Lurcher (large). I can be a little shy but like making friends and having a run around! I like most other dogs but no cats thank you! I could live with older children and potential new owners should research my breed type.



We are urgently seeking new homes for several different breeds of cockerels.We have Polish,Fizzle,Bantams and larger boys all waiting for the right homes.Please check with your neighbours and local council before re homing as they can be early morning crowers. Please contact Wendy Holford on 07985 998278 or customer services for more information.



From time to time we have geese looking for pet homes. Wendy, head of sanctuary would like to hear from you if you are able to offer a home. If nothing is available at the time, she will keep your name on file.



From time to time we have ducks looking for pet homes. Wendy, head of sanctuary would like to hear from you if you are able to offer a home. If nothing is available at the time, she will keep your name on file.



We now have lots of rescued ex commercial hens for re homing. All of which have been saved from going to slaughter they are only between 72-78 wks of age.Please contact us if you can offer any of these girls a free range home. We will also be taking in another 250-300 free range hens on 12th December.All of which will be looking new free range loving homes away from any predators and in return they will reward you with lovely fresh eggs every day. Wendy, head of Wildlife and fowl would like to hear from you if you are able to offer any of the girls a home. If nothing is available at the time, we will keep your name on file for any other hens that need our help.

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