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: Available
  • Breed: White & Black DSH
  • Age: Approx 2 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: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient Adult Only Home

Patch arrived at Holly Hedge from another rescue. He came to us as he is so nervous and needed some extra time and care

He is looking ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: White & Black DSH
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Medium
  • 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: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient Adult Only Home

Winston arrived at Holly Hedge as a stray, he is quite nervous of people and needs some time and patience to help gain his confidence.

He is ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Fun, Energetic and Loving Home

This cheeky chap is Alfred, he came in as the owners had a new baby and were unable to keep Alfred. He is a lovely, affectionate cat but does ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: 14 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Loving Home with Lots of Company

Millie is a gentle older lady who loves company. She has unfortunately found herself looking for another home after her owner passed away.

She is looking for ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: 11 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient Adult Only Home

Little Marmite arrived at Holly Hedge along with several other cats after their owner sadly passed away. They are all very sweet cats but are understandably a little nervous ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Grey DSH
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Female & Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Strays
  • Ideal Home: Calm, Experienced and Patient Home

This pair originally arrived at Holly Hedge along with several others from a farm, so have had very little socialisation and are not used to living in a household ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby and White DLH
  • Age: Approx. 8 years old
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Family Home

This handsome boy is Benjamin, who came to us as a stray. He is very affectionate, but came in with lots of matts so can still be sensitive to ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tortoiseshell & White DSH
  • Age: Approx. 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: Transferred from a Pound
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Experienced and Patient Home

Katja came to Holly Hedge after we were asked to take in a number of animals from a pound.

She can be very shy and they will ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: Approx. 3 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: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Transferred from a Pound
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Experienced and Patient Home

Boris came to Holly Hedge after we were asked to take in a number of animals from a pound.

He is very shy and tends to hide ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: White DSH
  • Age: 10 & 11 years
  • Sex: Females
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

These two beautiful little ladies are Misty & Snowy. They are looking for their forever home together after their owner passed away.

Misty is deaf so therefore ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: White & Black DSH
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Fun Home with Lots of Company

This handsome chap is Finn! He is full of character and is incredibly chatty and cuddly. He loves being around people, however he is full of beans and does ...

  • 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: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: 9 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: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stress in the Previous Home
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Mannington is a super sweet and affectionate boy who was toileting inappropriately in his previous home due to stress.

He is looking for a quiet, adult only ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • 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: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Experienced Home

Hugo is a mischievous rogue who has been living as a stray for some time and can have moments of being feisty and is therefore looking for an experienced ...

  • 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: Available
  • 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 ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 1-2 years
  • Sex: Female & Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Semi-Rural, Independent Home

 

The very beautiful Patchouli & Tarragon are farm cats who arrived at Holly Hedge with 8 others from a kind lady who had been feeding them. They ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & 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: Didn't get on with the Resident Cat
  • Ideal Home: Experienced, Calm and Loving Home

 

Luna is an active and loving girl who can be particular about who she does and doesn’t like, so is looking for a calm home ...