Our re-homing policies have been set, with the benefit of years of experience, to maximise the chances of the animals staying with their new owners for life.
Some of our rescues have been ill-treated and their lives are just beginning, others are sad to be apart from their owners and are broken hearted. They all need the security of loving homes where they can rebuild their lives and find happiness once more.
Each animal is different and therefore our adoption procedure can vary from animal to animal. The following steps can be used as a general guideline for our adoption procedure:
- The whole family needs to come in and visit the animals at the Sanctuary, please discuss any animal that you are interested in with a member of staff – it is very important to match the prospective owner to the right cat or dog to prevent the animal being unnecessarily returned.
- You will need to complete a ‘prospective adopter form’ with a member of our reception team.
- Once you and the Sanctuary have chosen a suitable animal a home check will be carried out.
- Subject to all the above being successful, you will be able to adopt the animal (usually within 48-72 hours).
Adoption fees explained
When you decide to adopt an animal from Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary you pay an adoption fee, the below fee’s are set out below as a guideline only. The fee’s charged for the animal help us to cover the micro-chipping, vaccination and neutering costs – although we rarely come close to meeting the costs that have been incurred to us whilst they are in our care.
- Dogs, micro-chipped, vaccinated and neutered: £160.00
- Cats, micro-chipped, vaccinated and neutered: £95.00
*Please note that where an animal has not been neutered this will need to be arranged at a later stage; when the animal is old enough. It forms part of our adoption agreement that you do so – failure to comply may result in your animal returning to the Sanctuary. It is vital that animals are neutered at the appropriate age to help stop the cycle of unwanted kittens & puppies.
Home checks explained
Please refer to our FAQs page.
Fostering an animal
The wellbeing of all the animals in our care is one of our top priorities. Some of our animals need that little bit of extra love, care and attention that an home environment can provide, these include our very young, old and sick animals.
If you would like to offer a foster home for our animals please contact us to find out more.