Visiting Raystede is an opportunity to share the tranquil setting many rescue animals call home.
We care for dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, goats, rabbits, exotic birds, geese, ducks, tortoises, terrapins and other animals.
On your visit you will see many of our animals, but you may not see them all.
Some animals are here for rescue and rehoming so may be nervous – a lot of our work with dogs goes on behind the scenes, and animals like our rabbits are very nervous. We ask visitors to be quiet and calm for all our animals - to help them feel safe and restore their trust in humans. And then you’ll see how they behave naturally and learn more about them.
If you see rescue dogs being walked around the site, please give them the space they need.
We ask visitors not to feed any of our animals – they have a natural healthy diet so have everything they need, while some of our more exotic creatures are on special diets.
Please note that booking a visitor ticket does not enable you to meet an animal you are interested in adopting. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an online application form