Adoption Procedures

Due to the current lock down situation and following both government guidelines and those issued by the Association of Dogs & Cats Homes we want to keep you updated with our current situation and our current adoption procedures.

The Sanctuary continues to stay closed to the general public to protect both visitors and our staff from coming into contact with each other to minimise risk. We continue to run with a skeleton team on site, working extra hard to ensure all our animals continue to receive the highest level of care. Our reduced office staff continue to answer phones and emails and are responding to enquiries as soon as possible.

With this in mind we have considered the feasibility for us to continue rehoming our cats and dogs at this time with the aid of virtual home checks, using photos and videos and our usual checks and application forms. We would ask that all potential adopters please visit our animal rehoming pages and if they see a specific cat or dog they feel would be the right fit for their family, please contact our rehoming team on: info@hollyhedge.org.uk for more information and to assess whether they may be the right match for you.

Once we have received your email we will send you an application form to begin the rehoming process.

Please bear with us as we learn to navigate through these new procedures and know we’ll treat all adoptions on a case by case basis. We care about our cats and dogs deeply, so of course we want to find them their forever home, but we have to be thorough as having our animals come back to us due to an incompatible match would be devastating for them.

**PLEASE NOTE – WE ARE RECEIVING LARGE VOLUMES OF CALLS ASKING WHICH ANIMALS ARE AVAILABLE TO HAVE NOW – to avoid disappointment, please please only call if you see ONE animal that you feel is the right match as we are unable to keep up with demand, to determine whether we can go ahead with an adoption, this will be based on multiple factors such as your location, whether you have had a dog/cat before, the home set up etc, whether there are other pets and children in the home who will need to meet prior, so we are unable to say at present which cats or dogs are available as there are so many factors to be considered.

In a time like this, please know that we need your support more than ever. Remember that your local charities and business are suffering financially as a result of Coronavirus. Please consider making a donation or supporting us monthly by becoming a PawPal by clicking here. Our PawPals are our everyday heroes, knowing what is coming in monthly helps us make life saving decisions for our animals every day, and over the coming months this is vital.

Thank you all for your support and understanding as always.

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby DSH
  • Age: Approx 4 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Abandoned
  • Ideal Home: Calm, Experienced and Patient Home

Shy Boy is a dear chap who is looking for a new home after being left behind. He has been straying for a little while and has understandably lost ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 7 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Rural/Countryside

Prosecco has unfortunately returned to Holly Hedge as her owners are unable to keep her.  She is looking for a calm and rural home as she loves the outdoors ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: 5 months
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Red/Amber: 3-4 hrs
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Fun, Energetic and Loving Home

This beautiful little girl is looking for a new home as she was finding her previous home a little stressful. She is super chatty and loves company. She also ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: White & Tabby DSH
  • Age: 7 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Experienced Home

Gorgeous Glinda was finding living in a home with young children quite stressful and is therefore looking for an adult only home that has experience of slightly nervous cats.  ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby DSH
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Loving Home

George is a handsome chap who was unfortunately finding his previous home a little stressful and he didn’t get on with the other cats in the household.  He ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Tortoiseshell DSH
  • Age: Approx 10 Years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Abandoned
  • Ideal Home: Experienced and Patient Home

It is believed that Puss Puss was left behind when her owners moved and they sadly did not come back for her. She is very shy and skittish but ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Sphynx
  • Age: 5, 5 & 4 years
  • Sex: Female & Male
  • Type of Road: Indoor/Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Red: 2-3 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Experienced, Calm and Loving Home

These gorgeous cats are a bonded trio and are looking for a home together. They are all super affectionate with very cheeky characters and love company as well as ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: TBC
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Medium
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Patient and Understanding Home

This handsome boy is well known on social media as “Moonface” and has been straying for several years, often spotted sleeping out in the rain but too shy to ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DLH
  • Age: 10+ years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Experienced, Patient and Loving Home

Handsome chap Ricky had been living outdoors for many years and it was finally decided that it was time for him to be brought into the warm. He doesn’...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Tortoiseshell DLH
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner gone into Care
  • Ideal Home: Calm, Patient and Understanding Home

Stripe is a very beautiful lady whose owner went into care and was sadly unable to take Stripe with her.

Stripe was very shy on arrival and ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DLH
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Our stunning Neo was found as an unneutered stray who was very worried on arrival so he has been living with one of our wonderful foster carers. He is ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 1-2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Peaceful and Loving Home

Poor Joey is a worried young cat who was found straying with a large wound under his neck which was healing very slowly, so he has now had the ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DLH
  • Age: Approx 8 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Patient and Understanding Home

Handsome Tom is looking for a new home after his owner sadly passed away. He is longing to find an understanding home that accepts his independent nature. In his ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby DSH
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Sex: Males
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Each Other
  • Reason for Rehoming: Feral Colony
  • Ideal Home: Patient and Understanding Home

Winston & Tony were living as part of a colony in close proximity to people and were being fed & cared for, but unfortunately the people were no longer ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Calico DSH
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Behaviour
  • Ideal Home: Experienced and Loving Home

Luna is a beautiful, playful and chatty young cat who is looking for a very special home as she does have some particular requirements. She will need a dedicated ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 6-8 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Cat-Proof Garden and Patient Owner

Frankie is a handsome boy who came to us as he had a large wound on his neck which he still receiving treatment for.
He is building relationships ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: 10+ years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Experienced and Loving Home

Axel has been with us a little while now and was originally a stray who was very worried by people. We have now got to know his quirky personality ...