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: Interest
  • 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: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Patient Home

Tom is a stunningly handsome boy with the longest whiskers we have ever seen!  It has taken a lot of time and patience, but Tom has now become very ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Torty & White DSH , Ginger & White DSH , Black & White DLH
  • Age: 13, 11 and 7 years
  • Sex: Female & 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: Each Other
  • Reason for Rehoming: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Tilli the tortie is the mother of Simba, and she is the most confident of the three.  In typical tortie fashion, she is affectionate on her own terms, but ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: 2 years
  • Sex: Females
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Tara & Pixie are sisters looking for a new home together.  You can tell them apart by the tiny white dot on Tara’s chest and they are both ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 8 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Red/Amber: 3-4 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Romi is a lovable rogue who has spent quite some time on the streets fending for himself, and he has been diagnosed with FIV.  Understandably he was shy on ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Grey DSH
  • Age: 15 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Indoor
  • Time able to be left : Red: 2-3 hrs
  • Good with Children: Visiting
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Loving home with an Available Lap

This sweet older gentleman is Charlie and he is looking for a new home after his owner sadly passed away.  He is friendly and affectionate and would prefer to ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Sphynx
  • Age: 5 and 2 years
  • Sex: Females
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Red: 2-3 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Loving Forever Home

Baby & Maggie May are looking for a home together as they are closely bonded.  They may have the odd squabble, but these two are often found cuddled up ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DLH
  • Age: Approx 7 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Red/Amber: 3-4 hrs
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Forever Home

Our precious Poppet is a stunningly handsome chap who loves attention.  He arrived at Holly Hedge after having been straying for several years and is so deserving of a ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Tabby DSH
  • Age: 3 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Patient Home

This handsome tiger is Franco!  He is a gentle chap who is slightly nervous when he first meets new people and will need a patient and understanding owner.  He ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Grey DSH
  • Age: 5 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: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Experienced Home

Ariel is a voluptuous beauty who can be shy at first, but with a little time (and a couple of treats) she soon comes out for affection – and with ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DLH
  • Age: Approx. 4 – 5 years old
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient and Loving Home

I was straying for a long time and feeling very downhearted as I knew another cold winter was getting closer. I was in a bit of a state, my ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: Approx 4 - 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Red/Amber: 3-4 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Secure Garden and Time for Cuddles

This dear chap is called Robin and he has unfortunately needed surgery to remove one of his limbs.  He is now recovering well in one of our wonderful foster ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Calm, Experienced and Patient Home

This handsome chap arrived at Holly Hedge as a stray.  He can be a little wary when you first meet him, but this instantly fades once he knows he’...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby DSH
  • Age: Approx 7 years
  • Sex: Female
  • 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

Poor Tiny arrived at Holly Hedge as her previous owners no longer wanted her and left her outside.  She is understandably a little nervous but loves head strokes.

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  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Rural/Countryside

This extremely handsome cheeky chappie is Oreste.  He was rescued from living on the streets in Greece, but unfortunately the lady was not able to keep him.   He is ...

  • 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: Foster Home
  • 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: 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: 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 ...