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 of 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, skype interviews and our usual checks and application forms, in individual cases we may be able to rehome some of our rescues. 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 at info@hollyhedge.org.uk for more information and to assess whether they may be the right match for you. When our kittens have had their first vet check they will also be on our website, so please do follow this process for kittens too.

Once we have received your email we will send you an application form to begin the rehoming process. Please note the majority of our animals on site will not be able to be rehomed until lock down has ended as many will need to meet you on site prior to adoption with our staff.

Due to the current guidelines stating that animals can only be transported directly to the home, we are currently only able to re-home within a 20 mile radius of the sanctuary. If you have other pets in the home we would need to do a social where we bring an animal to meet you, so socials may not be able to go forward at the moment unless in exceptional circumstances.

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. Please just consider long term suitability and only if you are prepared to wait, as the majority of animals and set ups mean they will not be able to be moved until lock down has ended.

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: Grey and White DSH
  • Age: 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: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Smokey is sweet, affectionate girl with a very squeaky meow! She is sadly looking for a new home as her owner passed away.

Smokey has lived as ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Ginger and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 6-8 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with a Keen Gardener

Handsome Louie came to us as a stray, after he had been pestering local cats for several months with no sign of an owner.

He is a ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Grey Tabby & White DSH
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sex: Male
  • 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: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Behaviour
  • Ideal Home: Confident Home used to Cheeky Cats

Hugo is an absolutely stunning boy, who has a very mischievous side to him and will need confident, cat-savvy owners. He enjoys the company of other cats, but can ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH and Tabby DSLH
  • Age: 3-4 months
  • Sex: Female & Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Red: 3hrs - Age: 9-16 wks - Meals: 4 - 6
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Strays
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with Time for a Project

Lucy and Ollie came in with their mother after we were contacted about a small colony of cats that were living out of a warehouse. Although these kittens have ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: TBC
  • 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

Vlad came to Holly Hedge as a stray with lots of scabs covering his head, so it has clear he has been a bit of a bruiser up until ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: White & Black DSH
  • Age: Approx. 6-12 months
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green (with a break): 8 hrs - Age: 8 months plus - Meals: 2
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with Time and Patience

Tallulah is another of our warehouse colony, and arrived heavily pregnant. She has been a fantastic mum to her four sons, and it won’t be long until she ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Ginger and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 4-6 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 Experienced Home

Romeo came in to us as a stray and has tested positive for FIV, meaning he will need to be homed as the only cat and will need a ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: Approx 6 - 12 months
  • Sex: Female & Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green (with a break): 8 hrs - Age: 8 months plus - Meals: 2
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Strays
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Experienced Home

Kiki and Jim are a young pair of cats that were part of a small community that we were contacted about, so we stepped in to get them all ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White and Black & White DSH
  • Age: 3-4 months
  • Sex: Males
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Red: 3hrs - Age: 9-16 wks - Meals: 4 - 6
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Strays
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with Time for a Project

Chas and Kenny came in with their mother after we were contacted about a small colony of cats that were living out of a warehouse. Although these kittens have ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: B&W Norwegian Forest Cat Cross
  • Age: 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with Time for Brushing

Hades is a very handsome boy with a soft, thick coat that he is more than happy for you to brush to keep it looking luxurious!

Hades ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 4-6 years
  • Sex: Male
  • 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: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient and Loving Home

Billy is a shy but sweet-natured boy who looks like he’s had a tough time lately and seems to appreciate being off the streets – he certainly appreciates his ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 7 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 and Patient Home

Meet Axel! This poor boy has been living as a stray for some time and has lost a lot of trust in people, but is now enjoying having a ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Tabby and White DSH & Black and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 2 years and 3 months
  • Sex: Females
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Red: 2-3 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Family Home

Tabitha and Sweetie are a mother and daughter duo looking for a home together. Tabitha came in as a stray and promptly gave birth to 3 gorgeous kittens, two of ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 1 year
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Fun and Loving Family Home

Sofia is super sweet and dainty girl who absolutely loves to play! She arrived here as a stray with her 6 kittens, all of which have nearly outgrown her! We ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Male
  • 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: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Change of Circumstances
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Experienced Home

Rocco is a beautiful, young and athletic boy who has found the changes in his life difficult and will take time to settle in his new home.

...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Ginger DSH
  • Age: 14 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Change of Circumstances
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Loving Home

Monty is an incredibly handsome boy who is quite independent but does enjoy company and having a fuss.

He used to be a feisty fellow in his ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tortoiseshell DSH
  • Age: 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: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Experienced and Loving Home

Minny is a dainty little tortie who likes to examine you thoroughly before she invites you to stroke her.

She is a fun, playful young cat who ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: 2 – 2.5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amb/Green: 6 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Experienced and Loving Home

Handsome young Mickey was a very shy boy on arrival but has come on leaps and bounds, and is now one of our more needy cats.

He ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Tabby and White DLH
  • Age: Approx. 1 year
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Family Home

Ivy is a sweet natured and all-round lovely girl who arrived here with 3 tiny kittens, and a week later she took on an orphan to raise as part of ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 2 years
  • Sex: Males
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Strays
  • Ideal Home: Rural, Outdoor Farm or Stables

Clay and Opie were part of a group of cats living out of a warehouse. These boys are a little older than the others in the group and have ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby and White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 14 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Red: 2-3 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with Lots of Company

You may have read about Agnes in the news recently, as she had a 40ft fall and was miraculously unharmed when we collected her after being contacted.

...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Various
  • Age: 4-7 weeks old
  • Sex: Male & Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Red: 3hrs - Age: 9-16 wks - Meals: 4 - 6
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Abandoned
  • Ideal Home: Loving Forever Home

We know there are lots of people looking to adopt our kittens, and we are excited to find them all loving homes.

Initially we had planned to ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Feral DSH
  • Age: Mixed
  • Sex: Male & Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: Each Other
  • Reason for Rehoming: Feral Colony
  • Ideal Home: Rural, Outdoor Farm or Stables

McFluffster and his 4 Friends are looking for a home together. They have come from a much larger colony where they were needed to relocate quite quickly. This small group ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: 9 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • 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: Owner’s Health
  • Ideal Home: Experienced, Calm and Loving Home

Timmy is a cheeky boy who is very affectionate but can become overexcited around moving feet so will need experienced owners willing to work on this behaviour in his ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Bengal Cross
  • Age: 14 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Transferred from a Pound
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Loving Home

Minerva is a beautiful and affectionate girl, and despite her age is an active and playful cat in very good health. She is an absolute joy to be around ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 4 years old
  • 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: Loving Family Home

Aled is a sweet natured boy who is bit of a chatterbox and looking for a loving new home.

This handsome boy was found straying, and has ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: 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: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Experienced, Calm and Loving Home

 

Pixie is a sensitive soul looking for the perfect lap to sit on. Once she bonds with you, she can be a very affectionate cat, but ...