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: Reserved
  • Breed: Chihuahua X Jack Russell
  • Age: 9 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Some
  • Good with Cats: To Be Assessed
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Little Bonita came to us after her previous owners could no longer give her the time she needed. Bonita is such a sweet girl, desperate for the forever home ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Great Dane X Mastiff
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red/Amber: 2-4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Handsome Ninja came to us after not coping with the children in his previous home. Ninja is a Big Friendly Giant with loads of love to give, but doesn’...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Older
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Casper is a lovely gentleman who is full of energy. He came to us after his previous owners couldn’t exercise him and give him the attention he fully ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 3 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 10 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Lovely Lexa came to us after not getting on with the other two dogs in her previous home. Lexa is a very intelligent girl who is very quick at ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Terrier X
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Lovely George was returned to us after showing some reactivity towards other dogs when out and about. With some work with us, he has made a few friends and ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: British Bulldog
  • Age: 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

This beautiful hunk Rocky is looking for his forever home because he wasn’t getting on with the other dog in his previous home. When Rocky first arrived with ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Age: 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Some
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Ralph came to Holly Hedge because he had nipped in the previous home, but we have not seen that behaviour here with us. Ralph is a super little dog ...

  • Location: Home from Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Bull Mastiff
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Theia is a sweet gentle giant who would suit a family home with older children, and ideally with someone around a lot of the day as this is what ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Foxhound
  • Age: 7 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Some, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Poor Arthur was brought to us as a stray after being found in a terrible state. Since being at Holly Hedge he has showed us that he is the ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: GSD X Golden Retriever
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Some, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

This lovely lad has sadly had two homes in a short space of time, not liking the children in his first home and not liking the horses in his ...

  • Location: Home from Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Old Tyme Bulldog
  • Age: 2.5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Jaxon is a super handsome cuddle monster and everyone who meets him just instantly falls in love with him! Sadly, this dear boy needs a major operation to repair ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Age: 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Possibly Some
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Frano is a gorgeous ex racing greyhound who is now in desperate search to find his forever home and someone he can call family. Frano has spent most of ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Collie X
  • Age: 10 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Some, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Lovely Socks was unfortunately returned to us after showing some behaviours of guarding in the home. She will need an experienced home with someone willing to help her build ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Age: 7years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 13 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Prince came to us as his previous owners were finding it difficult to cope with Prince and a young family.

He came into us with another dog, ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Husky x SBT
  • Age: 10 months
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Buddy is a super dog who, once he gets to know you is really friendly. He is only 10 months old, so still has a lot of learning to do; ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 5 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 14 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red/Amber: 2-4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

This gorgeous staffy girl is sadly still looking for a home after things not working out with her recent adopters. Roxy has been at the sanctuary for a couple ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Collie x Rottie
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: Not to live with
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Max is a handsome boy looking for a very special home. Max suffers with some behavioural issues that have led to him needing to be re-homed. As he reached ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Husky x American Bulldog
  • Age: 10 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Some, But not to live with
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Blitz is a special boy, looking for a retirement home with loving people. Blitz is waiting to find someone to give this older boy a chance by providing lots ...