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: Patterdale Terrier
  • Age: 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 8 years +
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.2m -1.5m (4ft - 5ft)

This sweet little dog was sadly brought to us during lockdown after his owner was struggling to cope with his separation anxiety. Originally found as a stray, his finder ...

  • 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 sadly things not working out with her recent adopters. Roxy has been at the sanctuary for a ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Jack Russell
  • Age: 2 years (TBC)
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red/Amber: 2-4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Jasper is a cute little boy who was brought to us after a relationship split. Nervous at first he has really come out of his shell since being with ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Jack Russells
  • Age: 6 & & years
  • Sex: Male & Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 8 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Doug & his daughter Daisy are a fun little pair looking for a home together after sadly being rehomed during the Covid Pandemic. With their owner vulnerable to the ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: JRT
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 10 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.2m (4ft)

Sophie is currently in a foster home after her owner sadly passed away. she has such a lovely temperament and she just loves to cuddle (particularly loves cuddling up ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Labrador
  • Age: 7 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 10 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Time able to be left: Red/Amber: 2-4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

RESERVED – We are currently not taking new applications at present

Lady is a gorgeous Lab looking for an experienced home that has owned a similar breed before. ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • 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: Rottweiler
  • Age: 5.5 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red/Amber: 2-4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Lady is a super soft girl who loves nothing more than a big cuddle! Brought in as a stray sadly no-one came forward to claim her and she has ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • 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: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Sharpei X Dalmation
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 10 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Some, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: Possibly, To Be Confirmed
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Luna is a beautiful young girl in need of some tender loving care, time and a little training. Sadly passed around as a puppy and then rehomed, she has ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Bichon Frise
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 13 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: To Be Assessed
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.2m (4ft)

Sid is gorgeous little lad who is desperately seeking a forever home after his owner sadly became unwell. He does a have a few medical issues and will need ...

  • Location: Home from Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: JRT x Chi
  • Age: 12 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • 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: 1.2m (4ft)

Sweet little Sasha is feeling really sad after losing her mum and companion. She has always been a lap dog, living in a quiet home with one lady, but ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Staffy X ABD
  • Age: 4 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Most/Selective
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

This lovely boy certainly loves a cuddle and is looking for a perfect snuggle partner. Sadly his owners were struggling to give him the time he needed and felt ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • 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)

Arrow is a nervous little dog who is in desperate need of a loving family who will take their time to introduce him to new sights and sounds. He ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Terrier
  • Age: 5 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: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Coco arrived with his friend Ruby after their owners’ working hours changed. After some time in kennels and with Ruby’s age starting to show, we have made the ...

  • 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: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Lurcher
  • Age: 2 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Some, But not to live with
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Penny is a really sweet girl who is looking for a new home due to a property move. Not able to take them with her, sadly Penny is now ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Crossbreed
  • Age: 1 Year
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: Possibly, To Be Confirmed
  • Time able to be left: Red: 0-3 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Astrid is a sweet girl who is really coming out of her shell since arriving at the sanctuary. Abandoned and unwanted, Astrid was taken to the pound, where she ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • 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)

Jake is a gorgeous boy who is full of love for the people around him. Jake sadly arrived to us after being handed in in a terrible state, emaciated ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Staffy
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Most
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Red/Amber: 2-4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.5m (5ft)

Bubbles is a gorgeous staffy, full of energy and mischief, looking for a fun active home. Sadly after being rescued just 18 months ago Bubbles started to show symptoms of ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Boxer X
  • Age: 3 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Good with Children: Yes, 12 years +
  • 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)

Lucy is sweet young girl who was bought to us with 3 of her puppies and was adopted last year, after initially being quite subdued she soon started to show ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Available
  • Breed: Lab x Mastin
  • Age: 7 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 16 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Lovely Bear is a handsome giant. After spending a few months in a pound in Spain, Bear was brought over here by another charity to find his forever home. ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Boxer x Rottweiler
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 16 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: 1.8m (6ft)

URGENT SPECIAL FOSTER OR PERMANENT HOME WITH TRAINING NEEDED!
Can you offer the perfect home to help this lovely boy?

You may remember handsome ...

  • Location: Foster Home
  • Status: Interest
  • 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 ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Interest
  • Breed: Jack Russell
  • Age: 10 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: No, Adults Only
  • Good with Dogs: Selective, Not to live with
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Poor Basil has once again found himself back in rescue after an incident with guarding in the home. He is such a lovely boy, but does need an experienced ...

  • Location: On Site
  • Status: Reservered
  • Breed: Spanish Crossbreed
  • Age: 1 year
  • Sex: Male
  • Good with Children: Yes, 14 years +
  • Good with Dogs: Yes, Most
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Time able to be left: Amber: 4 hrs
  • Height of Fence Required: 1.8m (6ft)

Lovely Tintin has been at the sanctuary for quite a few months and is sadly being overlooked. He’s a lovely young chap with a beautiful temperament but Tintin ...