Featured Animals

  • Kitkat


  • Prince & Fluffy

    Prince & Fluffy

  • Malcolm


  • Penny


  • Pete


  • Sakura


  • Red


  • Butterfly (Butty)

    Butterfly (Butty)

  • Milton


  • Play Joy


  • Cockerels


  • Geese


  • Ducks


  • Chickens




Hi, my name is Kit Kat and I am female aged 10 years. I came to Raystede to look for a new home as I was very unhappy living with a dog. I am a very friendly girl who would sit on your lap all day if I had the chance. I am very loving but am not that keen on being picked up. I am looking for a home without dogs or other cats. I could live with older children but not toddlers or babies. I enjoy going outside so I do need a garden please. Can you offer me a loving, forever home please? Love Kit Kat x

Prince & Fluffy

Prince & Fluffy

Hi, my name is Prince and I am male, Fluffy is my sister and we are 2 years old. We came to Raystede as our owner was allergic and unable to keep us. We did come in with Princess so could all be homed together though ideally, just Fluffy and I would like to stay together. I can be shy to start until I know you, Fluffy is a bit more confident than me and she enjoys a fuss. We both like to sit on laps for a cuddle. We have always been indoor cats but we are desperate to have a garden in our new home as we are young and are keen to explore the outside world. We have lived with children over 10 years old so we should be fine with that age group but not any younger. We have never met dogs and to be honest, I don't think I would cope. We are both lovely cats with lots to offer. Can you offer us a loving, forever home please? Love Prince & Fluffy x



Hello my name is Malcolm and I am a three year old large cross breed who was unclaimed after being picked up straying. I’m looking for a new home where I can have lots of affection and fuss. I like some other dogs and could possibly live with one if we were a good match, any resident children need to be older and used to living with a dog. I’m a placid and sensitive soul and I walk well on the lead but will want to have a good amount of exercise to burn up my energy.



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.



My name is Red and I am an active, attentive and inquisitive 2 year old male Husky. I was rescued from appalling conditions at a puppy farm, confined and unused to human contact. I have been undergoing extensive rehabilitation and though still nervous I am ready to start the process of finding a family to call my own. I will need experienced, patient and very committed people to continue to show me the kindness I need and support my development. I would benefit from living with other dogs but not cats and children would be considered if older. I will have specific needs from a home environment and the ability of the family to continue my rehabilitation. Please research my breed type’s character too.

Butterfly (Butty)

Butterfly (Butty)

Hi, my name is Butty and I am a 2 year old female, supposedly part Maine Coon. I have been waiting to find a new home for a little while and I would love to find a place to call my own. I am a very lively, excitable girl and I have bags of energy. I love to play and will chase my balls and I enjoy playing with my fishing rod style toys. I am friendly and I do like people but I don't always want to be stroked but I will sit on your lap sometimes. I am far more interested in investigating and exploring so I do need a good sized garden and lots of toys please. I don't mind being brushed which is important to help maintain my good looks. My ideal home would be with just adults though I could possibly live with older sensible children. I do not wish to live with a dog or another cat. I have so much to offer so please come and meet me. I would so love to find my forever home. 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.



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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    Weather permitting, the first Car Boot Sale of the year will be held on Easter Monday.

  • Charity Shop

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  • Newspaper donations wanted

    Feb 26, 2014

    Raystede is in need of donations of newspapers for bedding for small animals and the wildlife unit.

  • Business as usual

    Feb 24, 2014

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    Feb 19, 2014

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    Feb 17, 2014

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  • Wanted: Spent compost

    Jan 27, 2014

    Raystede is asking its supporters for any donations of spent compost from tubs and baskets (etc).

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    Jan 24, 2014

    This half term, February 17th to 21st.

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    Jan 17, 2014

    Raystede welcomes everyone to the cafe at that centre, where breakfast is now served from 8.30am, seven days a week!

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    Dec 23, 2013

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the Raystede Christmas Raffle, with a top prize of £500.00, which was drawn today Monday 23rd December at 12.00 noon.

  • Santa's back at Raystede!

    Dec 4, 2013

    Santa and his elves had such a good time at this year’s Raystede Christmas Fair, that he has agreed to come back for another two visits before Christmas!

  • Raystede Charity Shop Announcement

    Nov 26, 2013

    We are temporarily unable to take donated items until Tues 03/12/13

  • White Ribbon Day

    Nov 25, 2013

    Raystede Backs White Ribbon Day on Monday 25th November.

  • Hedgehogs

    Nov 19, 2013

    With the cold weather here, hedgehogs need extra special care.

  • Hank

    Nov 18, 2013

    Hank needs a very special home, can you help?

  • Guinea Pig News

    Nov 15, 2013

    Here at Raystede we have been playing our part in providing help to a Guinea Pig breeder whose numbers have gotten out of control.

  • Take a Moment

    Oct 24, 2013

    Raystede appear on ITV's 'This Morning'

  • Black Cat October!

    Oct 15, 2013

    Black cats are often overlooked by potential adopters for one reason or another and as a consequence end up in re-homing centres for longer periods than other colours/breeds.

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