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 & White DLH
  • Age: Approx 15 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Red: 2-3 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient and Loving Home

Trixie arrived at Holly Hedge in a group of 4 due to their owner sadly passing away. Trixie is slightly nervous but loves cuddles. She is longing to find a ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White and Torty & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 15 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 Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient and Loving Home

This beautiful pair have come to Holly Hedge looking for a new home together after their owner sadly passed away. Dixie adores her dreamies and having a fuss made ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tortie & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 15 years
  • Sex: Female
  • 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 Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Patient and Loving Home

Pretty Pixie arrived as a group of 4 after their owner sadly passed away. Pixie would love to find a home on her own as she is a little more ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Grey & White DSH and Black & White DSH
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Sex: Females
  • 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: Strays
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Experienced and Patient Home

These 2 lovely girls arrived from a colony from a waste site in Avonmouth, Rainbow with her kittens and Marble heavily pregnant. Their kittens have all been rehomed now and ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby DSH
  • 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: Quiet and Calm Home

Ed is a very handsome boy who came to us as an unneutered tom with a swollen cheek due to a tooth puncture wound which had probably been caused ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: Approx 15 years
  • Sex: Female
  • 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: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Loving Home with Lots of Company

This precious old girl was brought into Holly Hedge as it is thought that her owners have sadly passed away. She was very underweight and in need of some ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White DSH
  • Age: 12+ years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Farm Cat
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Loving Home

Fiona has come to Holly Hedge from a farm, so we don’t have much information on her. This dear sweet girl is incredibly friendly and just loves company ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: White and Grey & Dilute Tortie DSH
  • Age: Approx 4 months
  • Sex: Male & Female
  • Type of Road: Secure Garden
  • Time able to be left : Amber: 5 hrs - Age: 6 months plus - Meals: 3
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Colony Cats
  • Ideal Home: Secure Garden and Time for Cuddles

Dustin and Eleven were brought to us from a cat colony that we have been assisting with as it was discovered many were unwell and their numbers were too ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Tabby & White DSH
  • Age: 4 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: Unable to Keep
  • Ideal Home: Loving Forever Home

Chi came to us after he had a hip operation following a bad dislocation. He has healed up nicely but is still building up muscle on that leg. It ...

  • 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: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Loving Forever Home

Tank is looking for a new home after his owner sadly passed away. He is still settling in to the cattery, but he is a sweet boy who enjoys ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black & White DSH
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Red/Amber: 3-4 hrs
  • Good with Children: Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Farm Cat
  • Ideal Home: Quiet, Loving Home with Lots of Company

Precious Pogo is a sweet chatty girl who was found to have mammary lumps and needed a big surgery for a lady of her age. She has taken it ...

  • 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: Black and White DSH
  • Age: 8-9 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • 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: Didn't get on with the Resident Cat
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Percy is a big cat with a gentle soul and the most amazing whiskers! He can be jumpy in new situations but once he realises he is safe he ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Black DLH
  • 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: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Patient Home

Will is affectionately known as ‘Will Feral’ as he was named by his finders after the actor! He had been sleeping in the finders’ shed and appears to have ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Ginger & White and Black & White DSH
  • Age: 12 and 9 years
  • Sex: Male & 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: Owner Passed Away
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Loving Home

Dec & Miley are sweet, sensitive souls whose owner sadly passed away. These dear cats would enjoy a calm environment with someone around for company for most of the ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • 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 DSH
  • Age: Approx 6 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Rural
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Loving Home

Our beautiful Ana came to us as a stray and is finding the cattery environment a little worrying, but she is very affectionate once you have coaxed her out ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Tortie & Dilute Tortie DSH
  • Age: Approx 8 years
  • Sex: Females
  • 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: Quiet, Patient and Loving Home

Trixie & Cutie are longing to find a new home together after their owner sadly passed away. Their previous home backed on to green space so they are not ...

  • 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. In his previous home he spent most of his time outside and will need to ...

  • 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: Black and White DSH
  • Age: Approx 4 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Older
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Experienced and Loving Home

Sean came to us an unneutered stray and it is clear that he has been quite the rogue with the battle scars to prove it!

He is ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Black and White DSH
  • Age: Approx 1 year
  • Sex: Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Calm and Experienced Home

Kirsty came to us as a stray who is extremely nervous and probably has not had many positive experiences with humans.

She enjoys her food and is ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Tabby DSH and Black & White DSLH
  • Age: Approx 9 and 17 years
  • Sex: Male & Female
  • Type of Road: Quiet
  • Time able to be left : Amber; 5 hrs
  • Good with Children: Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Reason for Rehoming: Moving House
  • Ideal Home: Loving and Quiet Home

Alfie and Suki are sweet older cats looking for a quiet home together. Both spend most of their time curled up in their favourite resting spots, but both enjoy ...

  • 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: Available
  • Breed: Black DSH
  • Age: Approx 7-8 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Type of Road: Quiet/Medium
  • Time able to be left : Green: 8-9 hrs
  • Good with Children: Sensible Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Unknown
  • Good with Cats: Possibly
  • Reason for Rehoming: Stray
  • Ideal Home: Quiet and Loving Home

Rascal briefly found a home and settled well, but has come back to us through no fault of his own.  This dear boy was initially found as a stray ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • 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 ...