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Reserved Popeye


I’m Popeye, a bouncy 10 months old male Staffie. I need an active, adult only home where there will be a strong commitment to training. I’m very friendly but too excitable and need to learn to greet people calmly. I like other dogs but not cats.



Hi, my name is Penny and I am a 4 year old female. I came to Raystede to look for a new home as my owner found me to be unpredictable. They had kept me as a housecat and it is likely that I felt frustrated as I am young and should be exploring the outside world. I can be very affectionate at times but sometimes want to be left alone. I do give kisses and like to head butt you when I am in the mood for some love. Ideally, I need an experienced cat owner without other pets and no children. I also need a garden in my new home please. I am a very pretty girl with lots to give to the right home. Can you offer me a loving, forever home please? Love Penny x



My name is Pete and I am a cheeky 8 year old male Jack Russell. I’m full of character and like to be busy! I’m generally social with other dogs but need to be the only pet in the home. I’d like an active, adult only home where I will be spoilt. Terrier lovers will really enjoy me!



My name is Sakura and I am a 10 months old female Alaskan Malamute. I am needing a home with people used to large breeds who have researched my breed type and are able to provide the accommodation and lifestyle I need. I can be a bouncy young dog and need training as well as some confidence building as I can be a little shy. I need training around other dogs and am looking for a home without cats or children.

Butterfly (Butty)

Butterfly (Butty)

Hi, my name is Butty and I am a 2 year old female. I was brought to Raystede as my owner could not cope with my unpredictable behaviour. I am a lively girl and can be affectionate but I get over excited so I can nip but this is done as I think I am playing. I just need a bit of re-training and lots of play and toys. I can be very loving and do love to sit on your lap but I don't necessarily want to be stroked. I would also really need a garden to burn off my excess energy! Ideally, I am looking for a home with someone who has owned a cat before and with no other pets or children. Can you offer me the security and love of a forever home please? Love Butty x



I’m Milton, a bouncy 1 year old male Labrador X (big). I’ve got boundless energy but am really clever and love to learn too. I need an active home, lots of running and play please! I’m very friendly, could live with confident older children and like other dogs. I have not been tested with cats yet.


I’m Joy, an 8 year old female Akita. I love my walks, bouncing and playing followed by a good groom. I make friends everywhere I go and am a real joy to be around. I’m not so keen on other dogs leaping on me, I am an old lady after all!! I don’t like cats either! I could live with older teens and just want a loving home to call my own please.



My name is Humphrey and I am a large 3 year old male Lurcher X Deerhound. I’m a handsome, friendly dog, walk nicely on the lead but will need a home where I can have a good off-lead run around in a secure area. I am generally social with other dogs but not cats and could live with older children. I do like company and may be anxious if left alone.



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 also have chicken houses for sale with a free small run these are £149 with three hens included.These hens need 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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    Dec 4, 2013

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  • Take a Moment

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