Featured Animals

  • Edwina

    Edwina

  • Charlie

    Charlie

  • Tigger

    Tigger

  • Meg

    Meg

  • Marni & Tippi

    Marni & Tippi

  • Barney & Freddy

    Barney & Freddy

  • Sonic

    Sonic

  • Freddy

    Freddy

  • Sidney

    Sidney

  • Bruno

    Bruno

  • Play Blaze

    Blaze

  • Reserved Lily

    Lily

  • Cockerels

    Cockerels

  • Geese

    Geese

  • Ducks

    Ducks

  • Chickens

    Chickens

Edwina

Edwina

I’m Edwina, a 7 months old female Schnauzer cross. I’m really lively and like to make a lot of noise!! I will need an active home able to commit to long term training as I can be a little horror....don’t be fooled by how cute I am; I am a very high energy, busy little dog who is quick to react. I need training around dogs and other animals. I could maybe live with older children able to help with my training. I am not suited to live with cats. I will need more experienced owners who have researched and understood my breed type’s big character and are able to help me develop into a well mannered adult who is able to cope.

Charlie

Charlie

Hi, my name is Charlie and I am a very handsome 6 year old male. I came to Raystede as sadly my owner was moving and unable to take me. I am looking for an adult only home as I can be nervous but once I know you, I am extremely loving and affectionate and love to sit on your lap. I really enjoy lots of fuss but a quiet home would suit me best and without other pets. I would love a garden to explore and not be too near busy roads. I would be a lovely companion for someone as I have loads of love to give. I do prefer ladies. Could I be the cat for you? Love Charlie x

Tigger

Tigger

Hello my name is Tigger. I am a 10 year old girl looking for my new forever home. I am a little shy to start with but I can be very loving and affectionate. I like to sit on your lap when I decide to and occasionally I might even let you tickle my belly but only once we know each other really well. I have lived with older children but I need a home with is not too busy. I have lived with 2 small dogs in the past, although I would need to meet any new doggies that might want to be my friend. I would prefer to be the only cat in the house as I have been bullied by other cats in the past. I also love to go out mousing so you would need to be ok with that. Would you have the perfect home for me? Love Tigger x

Meg

Meg

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

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

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

Sonic

Sonic

Hi, I’m Sonic, a 4 year old male Lurcher (medium). I walk nicely on the lead, love to run around and have cuddles too! New owners should research my breed type. I like other dogs but not cats and children in the home need to be older and confident.

Freddy

Freddy

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.

Sidney

Sidney

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.

Bruno

Bruno

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.

Blaze

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!

Reserved Lily

Lily

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

Cockerels

Cockerels

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.

Geese

Geese

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.

Ducks

Ducks

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.

Chickens

Chickens

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.

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