Featured Animals

  • Bubbles


  • Frankie


  • Finn


  • Rehomed Tinks


  • Harvey


  • Play Teddy


  • Zebedee And Dougal

    Zebedee And Dougal

  • Chickpea, Charlotte & Emily

    Chickpea, Charlotte & Emily

  • Snowball,Rosie,Meriot And Blos

    Snowball,Rosie,Meriot And Blos

  • Cockerels


  • Geese


  • Ducks


  • Chickens




Hi, my name is Bubbles and I am a 3 year old male. I am looking for a very special home as I have some special needs. It is possible that I have suffered some form of brain trauma which causes me to be a bit erratic and act slightly odd. Blood tests were all clear and in myself, I am a very happy chap! I am looking for a quiet adult only home (I do not like loud noises) with a safe, enclosed garden. I would hate to be a housecat as I would get very frustrated so I need a garden that I cannot escape from as I would not cope free reign. I am affectionate and very friendly but can be quite manic at times and need an understanding owner. I probably would not suit a first time cat owner. I do have bags of personality and lots of love to give. Can you offer me a loving, forever home? I am a bit different but I am still hoping for a happy ending. Love Bubbles x



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.



Hi, I’m Finn, a handsome stripy male Lurcher aged about 8 months. I love to run and play, I need training and will try hard to learn but can be quite boisterous and I have these long gangly legs to control!! I like playing with other dogs as long as they can put up with me and I could live with confident older children that can be involved in my training. No cats thank you!

Rehomed Tinks


Hi, my name is Tinks and I am a 5 yr old female. I am a friendly girl but can be a little shy to start with. Once I know you I do enjoy a lap to sit on and like having a fuss. I also enjoy going outside and have been known to hunt. I am looking for a fairly quiet home preferably as only pet as have never met other cats or dogs. I've also never lived with chldren so may not be suitable. Love Tinks x



Hi, my name is Harvey and I am approximately 7 years old but could be a little older. I came to Raystede as a stray and sadly I have not been claimed. I am a gorgeous, affectionate and confident boy, I love cuddles and like to sit on your lap. I do like to play and I enjoy human interaction. I like to be brushed and enjoy going outside so I do need a garden. I have been given the nickname Christopher (after Christopher Lee) as I have very noticeable fangs! I have had pancreatitis so I am needing a very stress free home so no children or other pets please. I am doing fine but will need to be fed a low calorie gastro food which luckily I like! I am a darling boy with lots of love to give. Can you offer me a forever home please? Love Harvey x


Hello my names Teddy and I am a scruffy 2 year old male terrier mix (Lakeland type??). I am partially sighted and will require eye drops for the rest of my life. I am determined not to let this spoil my enjoyment of life. I have a cheeky, independent character and need a home that will enjoy my terrier personality... I can be stubborn at times too but am adorable with it!! I am not so keen on other dogs due to having poor sight, but i am learning to walk with calm dogs so hopefully this can be worked on with time and patience. I become defensive to protect myself as I cannot tell if they are friendly or not. I’m not suited to live with cats or small furries, I have the terrier desire to hunt! I need an adult only home that has researched my breed type and understands my needs, also that can provide plenty of squeaky toys as they are my favourite!!

Zebedee And Dougal

Zebedee And Dougal

Hi we are Zebedee and Dougal we are two neutered male rabbits around 3yrs 6months of age. We are confident and friendly and are brothers and best friends, so are looking for a loving forever home together.

Chickpea, Charlotte & Emily

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.

Snowball,Rosie,Meriot And Blos

Snowball,Rosie,Meriot And Blos

Hi we are a group of four female gerbils, we recently came to Raystede after being found abandoned in a car park with three males in a seperate cage. We are looking for a loving forever home together.



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

  • Car Boot Fair - CANCELLED

    Aug 31, 2015

    Monday 31st August 2015, 10:00 - 14:00

  • Summer Fair & Fun Dog Show

    Jun 24, 2015

    This Sunday is our our annual Summer Fair & Fun Dog Show.

  • Wildlife Month at Raystede

    Jun 12, 2015

    June is Wildlife Month at Raystede

  • Raystede parrot at the Royal Academy

    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.

  • Chicken Month at Raystede

    May 1, 2015

    Today is the launch of Chicken Month at Raystede.

  • Stray for a Day 2015

    Apr 9, 2015

    Today we launch Stray for a Day 2015 - a very special event in aid of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.

  • Boot Fairs are back!

    Mar 30, 2015

    Raystede's Car Boot Fairs recommence on Easter Monday!

  • Urgent: Donkey Rescue

    Mar 12, 2015

    No Owner and Homeless – Please help us rescue Lizzy and Dolly the donkeys

  • Wine My Bluff

    Mar 11, 2015

    Would you like to join us for a fun evening of wine tasting with a difference, Wine My Bluff?

  • Charity Golf Day 2015

    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...

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Sussex woman reunited with lost...

    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.

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