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 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 am a very pretty girl and would be a lovely companion in the right home. Can you offer me a loving home please? Love Libby x
Chico, Harpo & Groucho
Hi, we are Chico, Harpo & Groucho and we are approximately a year old. Myself and Harpo are males and Groucho is female. Little is known of our background (possibly abandoned or semi-feral). I am the bravest and will come to you for a fuss once I trust you and I am improving everyday. Harpo is also getting braver and will come to you for food. Groucho is very scared but she will get there in time. We would love to stay together if possible but we will need a patient and understanding owner who will give us plenty of time to settle as it will not be a overnight thing. It could take months for us to adjust to being in a home especially Groucho but our cat carers here are fairly confident we will be loving pets. We are very clean and always use our litter trays and we love our food. We would need a garden for when we are settled enough to be let outside and a large garden would be fantastic. A country home would be best for us. We would not suit a first time cat owner. Is there anyone who has time and patience to help bring us out of our shells and build our confidence with people? Love Chico, Harpo & Groucho x
Hi, my name is Lucy and I am approximately 4 months old. I was found as a stray and appeared not to have much if any contact with people. I am getting more confident the longer I am here but I will need an experienced cat owner who will be kind and patient with me. I do love a tickle behind my ears and do now allow you to stroke me especially if you have some Dreamies! I will need a quiet settling in period and time to trust you. I would be best in a home with an adult(s), possibly with teenagers but not young children. I have not met other cats or dogs at this stage. I would like a garden please for when I am old enough to go outside. Do you have room in your heart and home for a nervous girl like me? Love Lucy x
Hello my names Scarlet I’m an 18 month old German shepherd. I am looking for a home that has experience of my breed. I need further socialising with other dogs as I don’t know how to greet them politely. I could possibly live with a confident cat and children in the home need to be older. I do have some medical issues but staff can advise further if you are interested in me.
Hello I’m Bear, a pretty 3 year old female Lab x GSD. I’m looking for an active home as I can be lively so need a good amount of physical exercise as well as mental. Children in the home need to be older and I cannot live with a cat. I need confidence building around other dogs which I am making great progress with and would need to be the only dog in the home. I will need commit-ment with my training as I have so much potential and lots of love to give.
Hi, my name is Hector and I am 4 years old. I came to Raystede as I was unhappy living with lots of cats. I am a very sweet boy once I know you and enjoy fuss and attention. I also like to sit on your lap. I enjoy play and have a favourite bag that I like to sit on! I do need to be the only pet as I also do not like dogs after being attacked by one. I could possibly live with older children provided they are kind and repectful. I do enjoy going outside so I would like a garden please. Can you offer me a loving forever home please? Love Hector x
I’m Kenya, a beautiful 3 year old female Akita – I’m not that big, just chunky! My life has not previously been good but I’m so happy now to be at Raystede, I really enjoy going out exploring and making new friends with people and other dogs. I’m a cuddle bear! I will need an adult only home where I will be the only pet and people should research my breed type’s character. I am currently having further veterinary examination as my legs are weak due to lack of previous exercise and care, I do enjoy my exercise but this may need to be restricted and I may need medication to help in the future.
Hi, my name is Torez. I am a bright and lively 4 year old with a zest for life. I love a fuss and am happy to sit with you during my quieter moments. I can sometimes be a bit cheeky and rather boisterous so I would be best in a home without young children although I could possibly live with older teenagers. I am a high energy cat so need lots of play and toys. I would prefer to be the only cat as I like my own space . I have never met dogs so I do not know what I would think. I like to go outside and do enjoy hunting so my new owner would need to accept that is part of my nature. Have you got the purrfect home for me? Love Torez x
Hi, my name is Freddie and I am 9 years old. I am timid but friendly and once I get to know you I love a fuss. I do enjoy going outside so would like a nice garden to explore. I have had pancreatitis which is now managed by diet but it did affect my liver. Because of this I am on 1/8 of a tablet of Desolit, which I take quite happily in my food. I am ideally looking for a nice quiet home without other animals. I may be ok with older children but can be a little jumpy with younger ones. Could your home be perfect for me? Love Freddie x
My name is Bobby and I am a 2 year old male medium mongrel. My life so far has been horrible but I’m looking forward to a bright future. Even though I have been badly treated I still want to make friends with people and am enjoying learning and being told I am a “good boy!”. I generally like other dogs but have not been cat tested yet. I will need an adult only home, committed to training and supporting me and able to provide plenty of activity as I grow in health and fitness
Hi, my name is Kitty and I am female aged 11 years. Sadly, my owner has gone into a care home so I am hoping to find a new loving home. I am a very active girl and love to play and I also do like to hunt. I love to sit on laps and have a fuss but sometimes on my terms and only once I know and trust you. I love my food! I like lots of attention so would benefit from a home where I am not left alone for long periods. I do need an adult home without other pets and a garden is a must. I am very sad that I have lost my owner, please can you mend my broken heart and give me the forever home that I desperately need? Love Kitty x
Buttons and Molly
Meet Buttons and Molly, two very special bunnies. They were brought into Raystede with some health issues which have now been treated, and both rabbits are back to full health. Buttons is a Himalayan and has very poor sight and hearing, he is a very sweet and affectionate rabbit. Molly is his best friend and must stay with him in their new home. She is a lot more confident and energetic. We are looking for a very special, loving home for these 2 rabbits, so please contact us if you are interested or have any further questions.
Hello my names Frankie, and I’m a 5 year old staffy x Labrador. I am very strong and don’t realise my own strength, I am looking for a very active home to join. I am very full on when meeting dogs so need careful introductions, I am looking for a home where I will be the only dog. I could live with a confident cat but children in the home need to be calm and older. Anyone interested in offering me a home would need to have had bull breed experience in the past. Frankie is in a foster home and the family say...”When Frankie first came to us he was very excitable but within a day he had calmed down. He''s such an adorable boy who just wants to give affection. He loves to sit with his head on your lap. He is also very playful, he loves to play catch and run for a toy. He is very obedient to commands. He is housetrained and uses our pet flap to go out into the garden. He walks well on a lead, sitting at the curbs (sometimes needs a reminder if distracted). He is clever and picks thing up very quickly. When meeting other dogs he sometimes gets excited and appears to want to run and play but obviously being on a lead this has not been tested. He was very good with two young boy neighbours (aged five and seven) again wanting to lick them but being a big dog he needs to be controlled. When meeting people his tail wags and he does tend to want to jump up and again this needs to be controlled. We think he''s a real sweetheart and deserves a good home.”
Zebedee & Dougal
Hi we are Zebedee and Dougal we are two neutered male rabbits around 4 years old. Zebedee is a white rabbit with black markings and Dougal is black. They are brothers and best friends and have to do everything together. They are very friendly, confident bunnies but are a bit wary of strangers. They love being outside, even when it''s rainy. They are looking for a forever home together.
Chickpea, Charlotte & Emily
Hello, we are Chickpea, Charlotte and Emily. We are 3 fun loving female degus all around 5 months of age. As we are a bonded group, we need a loving home where we can stay together. To rehome us you will need to fit the Raystede minimum requirements which can be found on the Raystede website.
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.
Nov 17, 2015
Support our animals by buying your Christmas cards from Raystede
Nov 4, 2015
November is Winter Wildlife Month here at Raystede...
Oct 30, 2015
It's not long now until our annual Christmas Fair...
Oct 22, 2015
We have a special new life sized game for families to try here at Raystede!
Oct 3, 2015
October is cat month and we have a variety of cat related activities happening. From cat talks and cat healing workshops to cat trails find out what's on.
Sep 16, 2015
September is equine month at Raystede - Come to our Donkey talks!
Aug 31, 2015
Saturday 12th September 2015, 10:00 - 14:00
Jun 24, 2015
This Sunday is our our annual Summer Fair & Fun Dog Show.
Jun 12, 2015
June is Wildlife Month at Raystede
May 25, 2015
The portrait of one of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare’s longest-term residents will hang in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
May 1, 2015
Today is the launch of Chicken Month at Raystede.
Apr 9, 2015
Today we launch Stray for a Day 2015 - a very special event in aid of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.
Mar 30, 2015
Raystede's Car Boot Fairs recommence on Easter Monday!
Mar 12, 2015
No Owner and Homeless – Please help us rescue Lizzy and Dolly the donkeys
Mar 11, 2015
Would you like to join us for a fun evening of wine tasting with a difference, Wine My Bluff?
Mar 9, 2015
Raystede is proud to announce that we are holding a Charity Golf Day on Thursday, 16th April 2015. This great day is being held at the prestigious Royal Ashdown Forest Golf...
Jan 20, 2015
Raystede's Chief Executive, Nigel Mason has branded as cowards those responsible for a goose shot dead at Raystede this morning.
Dec 11, 2014
At least twice a year, Raystede rescues ex egg laying hens that would otherwise be sent to slaughter at just 72 weeks old.
Dec 10, 2014
This year we held our Christmas celebrations over two days for the first time, due to popular demand. Last weekend over a thousand Raystede supporters came and enjoyed the...
Nov 18, 2014
All the kittens from this year’s ‘Kitten Crisis’ have thankfully found loving forever homes.
Charitable partners are crucial in helping Raystede Center for Animal Welfare give animals a better life. Click here to find out more!