Featured Animals

  • Frank


  • Woody


  • Dusty


  • Toby


  • Zena


  • Play Penny


  • Tabitha


  • Red


  • Molly


  • Milton


  • Cockerels


  • Geese


  • Ducks


  • Chickens




Hello my name is Frank and I am a 12 year old gentle lurcher. I am a very loving and affectionate dog. I like other dogs and could live with older calm children, who would know how to treat me with kindness and respect. I would like a home that would give me steady shorter regular exercise rather than longer walks. I would like a quieter and loving home please.



Hello my name is Woody and I am a 8 year old Collie X. I am very intelligent and need an active lifestyle I love my walks and really enjoy playing ball games. I can be a little nervous at first, but when I get to know and trust you I am very loving and a happy dog. Children in the home would have to be older and calm. I am intolerant of most male dogs.



I’m Dusty, a pretty 8 year old female Beagle. I’m really friendly, love cuddles and lots of company, being involved in everything you do! I like other dogs and children but no cats thank you! Please research my breed type’s character...I’m fun loving and cheeky!



I’m Toby, a cheeky 2 year old male Terrier mix. I’ll need an experienced, terrier loving home please! I love to play and go for adventures but do need general training. I am not so keen on other dogs or cats and need an adult only home.



I’m Zena, a nervous 5 year old female Husky. I’m looking for a gentle, patient home that will be able to provide me with a secure environment. Potential owners should research my breed type, I’ll need an active home and like to be involved and kept busy! I need some training around other dogs and could live with calm older children but no cats please!!


Hi, my name is Penny and I am 4 years old. I have been at Raystede a little while awaiting a new home and I wanted to update you on my progress. When I arrived, I was very unpredictable, likely down to the frustration on having been an indoor cat and I was signed over because of my behaviour. I have come on a long way since I arrived and I have become extremely fond of the cattery team leader. I love to sit on her lap and I love her to stroke me and I even purr now whilst kissing her hands. Unfortunately, she has two cats and cannot have me as I really do not like other cats. Ideally, I need a home with an experienced cat owner as it may take me a little time to bond with a new person so I need someone who understands me and knows when to leave me alone. Once I feel safe and secure, I am very loving. I love to go outside in the run I have here, so I do need a garden please. I would not suit a home with children unless perhaps they were older and very sensible. I don't think I would like to share my home with a dog. Although I may take time to adjust to a new home, I have huge potential to be a very loving girl as it has been proven since my stay here. Please come and meet me and give me a chance. Love Penny x



Hi, my name is Tabitha and I am 15 years young! I certainly do not look 15 and I am hoping that I can find a nice quiet home to spend my twilight years. My owner died hence why I am at Raystede. Ideally, I would like a home with just one person or a couple but no children though visiting children would be ok. I am affectionate but I may take a little time to bond with you. I do enjoy going outside so I will need a garden please. Can you offer me a loving home so that I can feel safe and secure. Love Tabitha x



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.



Hi, my name is Molly and I am 9 years old. I came to Raystede as I was very unhappy living with children. I originally came from the RSPCA and I have had a very troubled background. Raystede did find me a home but I have been returned as they felt that I was very unhappy and not settling in very well. I am looking for a quiet adult only home and I will need lots patience and understanding to help me settle due to my past. I can overgroom when I am stressed so I need lots of love and TLC to help me settle in my new home. I do need to be the only pet please. I have always been an indoor cat but ideally it would be nice if I could have access to a small garden if possible. When I am feeling happier and settled, I do like to sit on your lap for a fuss. Can you offer me a loving, forever home please? Love Molly x



I’m Milton, a bouncy 18 months 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 but boisterous and need guidance to learn to behave sometimes! I’m looking for an adult only, experienced home where I will be the only pet.



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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    May 29, 2014

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