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HEARTRescued Animals Awaiting Homes Now

Call Gill on 0117 9535663 or email if you can offer homes for these animals

HEART was formed in 1996 and is based in the Bristol area.

Our aim is to find secure new homes for animals that have been abandoned or whose owners can no longer care for them. We help dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, goats and many other animals throughout the South West and South Wales. Find out more about HEART.

This is just a selection of the animals that are currently awaiting new homes and the situation is changing day by day. If you do not see the companion for you please contact us as we may have just what you’re looking for waiting to come in.

Indoor cats

Heart has a few indoor cats looking for caring and secure homes. They range from 6-8 years and have never been outside. The cats have been in a very quiet environment so would be happier if their new home was also quiet so no children or other pets. Indoor cats are a big responsibility because you have to always be aware of doors and windows and make sure they are shut or that the cats do not have access to them. If you have had or are thinking of having indoor cat or cats please get in touch.


Lucky is 14 years old and when his owner died he found himself homeless with no one to care for him. He was somewhat traumatised by his ordeal and is still a little shy. Lucky needs a quiet home where he will be the only pet, he will make a super companion for the more mature. He has no known health problems and it is quite possible for him to go on for a few more years yet!

As he may still want a little potter outside, once settled, it is important Lucky's home is on a quiet road. Lucky will blossom in the right environment, it would be lovely to see this old timer happy again.


Badger is about two years old and is another little dog that has been passed from home to home through no fault of his own. He is lively, loving, very sweet. He needs a home with a secure garden, lots of company and cuddles.

Badger needs to be the only pet, older children acceptable. He really needs now to find the home he deserves where he can settle and live his life as a dog should, safe and loved.


Bella is about two years old and has never known a stable, permanent home having been passed around all her young life. She is now looking for a new start with people that will go on to give her many happy years. They must have a secure garden, no other pets, older children only. She has a very sweet and affectionate nature.

Bella will need to be given time to settle, to realise she is somewhere secure at last.


Bear is approx 8 years old and a very sad Shar Pei X. We think he must have had a very hard life so far so it is about time he had some home comforts with people who love him. He is a gentle boy with a very affectionate nature, unfortunately there are signs he has known some ill treatment so we are determined that this boy will never suffer again and will find a home where he can put his past behind him.

Bear's new home must have a secure garden, no other pets and lots of company.

Sadie & Ronnie

This lovely pair of older dogs have been in kennels for a year after sadly losing their owner. They have come up to Bristol to try and find their happy ever after. Sadie will be 10 years old in December and is the little staffie mix, Ronnie is 8 years old and is, of course, the slightly bigger cross breed.

Sadie & Ronnie have been together for years and are devoted to each other, we would like them to stay together if possible. Both are very loving and affectionate, good with other dogs, they have never lived with cats or children. Sadie and Ronnie are desperate to find themselves a new home with a secure garden where they will get the love and company they are missing so much.


Emmet is thought to be about 8 years old and had been living rough in a car park. Local staff were worried about him and contacted us so here he is now looking for a caring home. Emmet is very affectionate but is still a little shy at times so would need a quiet home, no other pets or children and away from busy roads. Once settled Emmet will make a very loving companion.


Jasper is about 18 months old and is a cat in need of a very patient owner. He has had a traumatic life and finds it difficult to trust. He needs a home with adult/s only and no other pets.

Jasper's new owner must be very calm and kind, not expect much at all and to just let Jasper find his own feet in his own time. He may never be an overly affectionate cat but it is felt he may improve slowly in a calm environment if given enough time.


Zena is a tabby and white female and much of her history is unknown, she is looking for a very quiet home with adult/s only and definitely no other pets.

Zena needs someone who will let her settle in her own time and not ask too much from her at first, it may be some time before she is comfortable enough to respond to a new owner. Zena is desperate for a home to call her own.

Call Gill on 0117 9535663 or email if you can offer homes for these animals

Recently Rehomed


Rupert is about three years old and is a lovely dog. He is affectionate, good with other dogs and just a scruffy little charmer. Rupert is looking for a home with a secure garden and where he will get lots of company. He is a lively boy so an active family would suit him best, older children only as he may be too boisterous for toddlers.

Rupert is desperate to find love in a permanent, caring home, he will bring lots of love and fun with him and given time and a little basic training will be a loyal friend and companion.


Troy is approx 18 months old and is the sweetest little boy, it is obvious he has suffered abuse and neglect as he is scared and worried about what is happening to him but he is responding well and it will only be a matter of time before he realises his bad days are over.

Troy is good with other dogs and cats but because he is easily spooked he would probably find it hard to live with noisy young children. The garden of his new home must be secure and he will thrive if given a lot of company and cuddles.

Troy is trying hard to be clean in the house, he most likely has been kept in a shed, it should not take him too long to get it right but new owners must be prepared for maybe an accident or two while he settles into a new environment. Troy has the potential to be a very happy and loving little dog and you just can't help but love him back.

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