I’m Meg, a little 9 year old female Staffie. I love going out on adventures, playing with toys and my favourite doggie friends. I’m not keen on cats and children in the home need to be older and confident. New owners should enjoy the staffie character and be able to give me plenty of attention.
Marni & Tippi
Hi, we are Marni & Tippi, brother and sister aged 10 1/2 years and we are looking for a home together. Our owner had to go into hosptial and sadly could no longer keep us. I am a sweet boy, initially I can be a little shy but I am affectionate once I know you. My sister is a bit more confident and she is very friendly and enjoys a fuss. We love each other very much. We do both enjoy going outside so we do need a garden please. We do not like dogs. We may also be best as the only cats. We could live with children but as I can be a little shy, older children (over 10 years) would be best for us. We have lots of love to give, could we be the cats for you? Love Marni & Tippi x
Barney & Freddy
Hi, we are Barney and Freddy (brothers) aged 9 years old. Sadly, we were unhappy living with a dog so we are hoping to find a dog free forever home. We are both loving boys though I am more confident than Freddy. He likes women more than men. I am a lap cat and like a fuss. Freddy takes longer to get to know you but once he trusts you, he is also very loving. We both enjoy going outside so we do need a garden please. We may be ok with another cat but absolutely no dogs. If the home has children, they would need to be older as Freddy can be jumpy at times. Can you offer us a loving, forever home please? Love Barney & Freddy x
George & Rio
Hi, my name is George and my brother is Rio and we are 9 years old. We came to Raystede as we were unhappy living with a baby. We are hoping to find a new forever home together. We are both very friendly boys, I am a little more shy than Rio but I do like to sit on your lap. Rio loves kisses and head butts. We both enjoy going outside so we do need a garden please. We have never met dogs and we have only ever lived with each other so we would be best as the only pets. We would be fine with older children provided the home was not too noisy. We are handsome boys, could we be the cats for you? Love George & Rio x
I’m Freddy, a handsome 7 months old male Lurcher.....I will be big once fully grown! I am really friendly and playful, like to race around with my doggie pals and generally have lots of fun. I’m not suited to live with cats and children need to be older and confident, able to help with my training please.
My name is Sidney and I’m a handsome 5 year old male Lurcher (large). I can be a little shy but like making friends and having a run around! I like most other dogs but no cats thank you! I could live with older children and potential new owners should research my breed type.
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.
Hello, my name is Blaze and I have been in kennels for nearly six months. I am a stunning looking 3 year old medium sized male mongrel (probably staffie cross). I have received extra support and training from the kennel staff who all think I am a great dog and cannot understand why I keep being passed by. I am good out on walks, polite, enjoy training, playing and having lots of cuddles. I am learning how to behave around dogs and hope to be able to play off-lead with them soon. I could possibly be trained to live with a confident cat and could live with sensible older children. I do need time to trust people, tend to be quiet and keep away from strangers and I do seek a lot of reassurance from my friends when I become worried. I need a family that will be patient with me, understand when I am worried, continue with building my confidence and give me a chance to come out of my shell and show my great character. I will require a high level of commitment in the early stages as you get to know me and settle me into your family but I will try hard to be good, I will be loyal and I will fetch tennis balls for you as long as you can keep throwing them!
Hi, my name is Lily and I am just over 12 years old. I came to Raystede due to personal reasons and for my own safety. I am a very friendly, affectionate girl who enjoys sitting on your lap. I would ideally prefer an adult home or with older children only. I do not like other cats or dogs. I have mainly been an indoor cat but recently have been allowed out but I do not venture very far but I would like the opportunity of a garden please. I have had an operation since being at Raystede as I had a bladder stone. I do need to stay on a urinary diet to help prevent this re-occurring. I am really hoping to find a happy ending in a new forever home. Could I be the cat for you? Love Lily x
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.
Mar 30, 2015
Raystede's Car Boot Fairs recommence on Easter Monday!
Mar 12, 2015
No Owner and Homeless – Please help us rescue Lizzy and Dolly the donkeys
Mar 11, 2015
Would you like to join us for a fun evening of wine tasting with a difference, Wine My Bluff?
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...
Jan 20, 2015
Raystede's Chief Executive, Nigel Mason has branded as cowards those responsible for a goose shot dead at Raystede this morning.
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.
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...
Nov 18, 2014
All the kittens from this year’s ‘Kitten Crisis’ have thankfully found loving forever homes.
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.
Nov 7, 2014
Photos are now available for our Firewalkers 2014.
Nov 5, 2014
Animal care advice for the fireworks season.
Oct 31, 2014
Here's the plans for this evening for those coming along!
Oct 28, 2014
Rosemary and all her 11 pups are doing well. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far towards their care.
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
Visit our Shop on site or on line and order your Raystede Christmas Cards today!
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...
Sep 27, 2014
Thank you to the wonderful people who supported our Dog Walk today!
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Our Summer Raffle 2014 has been drawn - click here to see the winners!
Aug 25, 2014
Due to weather.
Charitable partners are crucial in helping Raystede Center for Animal Welfare give animals a better life. Click here to find out more!