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Hi, my name is Paloma and I am a 9 year old female Bengal. I was re-homed by Raystede a few months ago but sadly I have been returned as I was really bulling and fighting with my sister. In my original home, I was a very affectionate and cuddly girl but I am not showing that side of me here and prefer to hide myself away and avoid most contact. I am looking for an experienced cat owner without any children in the home and definitely no other cats or dogs. I may take time to get to know and trust you but hopefully once I have, I will be that cuddly cat that I was before. I was really enjoying going outside in the new home that I had, so I do need a garden to explore please and ideally be away from any busy roads as I am not used to them. I am a beautiful cat, I am just not very happy here despite the best efforts of my carers. Please can you offer me a loving, forever home? Love Paloma x



Hi, I’m Bruno, a fun loving 18 months old Labrador. I am a chunky, boisterous youngster and will need competent handlers able to commit to training me for better focus and control. I love going walks, lots of running with my doggie friends and play!! Children in the home need to be confident and older and any cats need to be very confident around dogs.

Reserved Olive


Hi, my name is Olive and I am just over 12 years old. I came to Raystede due to a relationship split so I am really hoping to find a new loving home. I am a very gentle, placid girl who loves a fuss and attention. My favourite things are sleeping, eating and sitting on your lap! Ideally, I would suit a retired person or couple as I do like to be with someone during the day. A small garden would be nice for sunbathing in the summer. I do need a litter tray in the house at all times. I am healthy for my age and would be a lovely companion for someone. I do need to be the only pet and no children please. Can you offer me a loving, forever home? Love Olive x



My name is Alfie and I am a 5 year old Cavalier King Charles. I am a loving boy but although I look cute I have severe possession issues, so potential new owners would definitely need to have experience of dealing correctly with this. If handled properly and positively I will be a good and loyal boy. I have lived with cats, and can be nervous of larger dogs. I need to live in an adult only home as you can see I have issues, but I am waiting for a knowledgeable home that will help me overcome these.



Hello I’m Les, a handsome 3 year old male medium mongrel. I am looking for an active, loving home where I will get lots of fuss and belly rubs. Children in the home need to be older so they can be involved in my training. I have a low tolerance of other dogs so I must be the only dog in the home. I have not been cat tested yet.


I’m Sky, a 2 year old female medium sized mongrel. I’m really energetic and love to play fetch and race around with my doggie friends! I need an active, fun loving family to join that is able to commit to my on-going training as I can be quite a handful! I’m not keen on cats and children in the home need to be older and very confident. (21 inches to shoulder). See my video on the Raystede facebook page!!!



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.



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.

Latest news

  • Shooting of sanctuary goose

    Jan 20, 2015

    Raystede's Chief Executive, Nigel Mason has branded as cowards those responsible for a goose shot dead at Raystede this morning.

  • Raystede's Chicken Chickinis...

    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.

  • Most Successful Christmas Fair...

    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...

  • Kitten Crisis Update

    Nov 18, 2014

    All the kittens from this year’s ‘Kitten Crisis’ have thankfully found loving forever homes.

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    Nov 12, 2014

    It was Raystede to the rescue as a local Heathfield woman; Mrs Rawlins was reunited with her cat, Blue after 4 years apart.

  • Firewalk Photos

    Nov 7, 2014

    Photos are now available for our Firewalkers 2014.

  • Bonfire Night 2014

    Nov 5, 2014

    Animal care advice for the fireworks season.

  • Firewalk Running Order

    Oct 31, 2014

    Here's the plans for this evening for those coming along!

  • Rosemary and Pups - update

    Oct 28, 2014

    Rosemary and all her 11 pups are doing well. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far towards their care.

  • A little stray dog called Rosemary

    Oct 21, 2014

    A little stray dog called Rosemary, who came into Raystede’s care, having been found as a stray, has given birth to an amazing 11 healthy puppies.


    Oct 11, 2014

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  • Market My Property

    Oct 1, 2014

    We are delighted to announce our partnership with Market My Property (www.marketmyproperty.co.uk), an online based estate agency whose mission is to help homeowners sell their...

  • Charity Dog Walk 2014

    Sep 27, 2014

    Thank you to the wonderful people who supported our Dog Walk today!

  • Kitten Crisis

    Sep 11, 2014

    An update.

  • Summer Raffle

    Sep 4, 2014

    Our Summer Raffle 2014 has been drawn - click here to see the winners!

  • Car Boot Sale - Cancelled

    Aug 25, 2014

    Due to weather.

  • Raystede joins Artwave 2014

    Aug 22, 2014

    Exhibiting local artists here at Raystede from tomorrow!

  • Goodbye Mr P

    Aug 19, 2014

    It’s with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to our longest standing equine resident Mr Perkins.

  • Car Boot Sale - cancelled

    Aug 6, 2014

    Our next Car Boot is this coming Sunday! Cancelled due to weather

  • SALE this monday

    Jul 23, 2014

    Our Charity Shop will have a special one day sale this coming Monday.

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