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: American Cocker Spaniel X
  • Age: 2 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 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: 1.5m (5ft)

Harley came to us as the previous owner is having a baby and felt would not have the time to give him what he needs.

Gorgeous Harley ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Stafforshire Bull Terrier
  • Age: 3 years
  • Sex: Female
  • 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: 1.5m (5ft)

Poppy came to us as her owner was finding it difficult to give her the exercise she needs with a young family to care for also.

Poppy ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Age: 6 years
  • 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)

Mr Dog came to us as the previous owner was struggling to give him what he needs.

He is a very friendly, lively lad who enjoys human ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: SBT x
  • Age: 10 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 13 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Most
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Diesel came to us as he was found to be too big and bouncy for the children in the home, although loved by them very much, think he should ...

  • Location: Home from Home
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Labrador x Cocker Spaniel
  • Age: 4.5 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Older Teens
  • 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)

Tilly is a much loved family pet who sadly has not bonded with the young child in the family.

She is a beautiful, bouncy, friendly dog who ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Reserved
  • Breed: Terrier
  • Age: 9 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Mikey came to us as his owner sadly had to go into a care home.

He is super little dog who can be a nervous of new ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Jack Russel x Chihuahua
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Males
  • Good with Children: Yes, Not to live with
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Sadly these two lovely little boys came into us due to a relationship split.

They are brothers and very bonded, so have to be rehomed as a ...

  • 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: Interest
  • Breed: Husky x SBT x JRT
  • 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: Interest
  • Breed: French Bulldog
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 14 years +
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.2m (4ft)

Little Max is full of character and a typical Frenchie who can be a little bossy at times. After sadly finding himself in a couple of different homes, Max ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 10 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Tyson is a gorgeous friendly boy looking for a special owner to call his own. Currently in foster Tyson has proven himself to be a fantastic companion, but sadly ...

  • 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: Home from Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Old Tyme Bulldog
  • Age: 18 Months
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 8 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

This super handsome cuddle monster is looking for a special home used to bigger breed dogs that can provide him with huge cuddles and someone who doesn’t mind ...

  • 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 ...