Welcome to Heathlands Animal Sanctuary -

An Animal Sanctuary with a difference!

Heathlands Animal Sanctuary is a registered charity run solely by volunteers, based in Royston, Hertfordshire.

We are dedicated to the rescue,
rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted domestic pets.
We take in dogs, cats, rabbits and some types of caged birds. We do not rescue Wildlife.

The Sanctuary does not have a premises, most of our animals are cared for by dedicated foster carers in their homes. Some of our dogs will be boarded at commercial kennels until they can be moved to foster care. By placing our animals in foster homes we can get a much better idea of their temperament and in the case of dogs, we can establish if they get along with children, other dogs and cats, as well as give them some basic training – something that many do not have!

IMPORTANT ! ! ! ! ! !

Keep your calls to within 11am to 4pm - Calls left outside of these hours will be deleted without being returned.

We have had to do this as we cannot keep up with the huge numbers of calls coming in all hours of the day and night. Apologies for any inconvenienct.

If you are having a problem with an existing Heathlands dog, on no account phone the foster home. You must ring the main rescue number 01763 244488 during opening hours. I was called at 6.45am by someone wanting to give a dog back - its not on! We are volunteers. I have a job, children and dogs of my own as well as up to 9 fosters at a time. Your consideration is appreciated.

As many of our dogs are straight out of the pound, they can have, or go on to develop, kennel cough. This is not usually serious but is contagious and anyone worried about an existing dog in the household catching it should ensure their dog is vaccinated against this disease before looking at Heathlands' dogs.

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"Some dogs get along so well with cats they insist on sharing the couch!" Dizzy (dog) rescued from Peterborough Pound & Lester (cat) given in due to marriage split. Both now living with Trustee, Karen Barry.


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