The animals we care for

We have many animals, all with their own personalities and needs, but all with one hope.. that they can be the next one to find their new home. Providing them with this chance is quite simply the best way we can help them.

And it can be just as good for you as it is for them! That's not to say it might not take some work (and likely a lot of patience!) as all involved adjust, but we are sure you can already imagine the rewards when everyone has settled in together.

If you think you might be able to offer one of our animals a forever home, you have already taken your first step by looking at our webpage. Your next step is to contact us. Our Rescue Centre at Moorlands Head Farm is open 6 days a week by appointment 11:30am to 3pm (we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!). We will ask you to fill out a questionnaire and if you decide to adopt an animal from us, once approved you will have a new friend for life. We may request a home visit after a few weeks.

About adoption fees

We ask for a minimum donation when you adopt an animal from us:

  • Cats and Kittens £60
  • Dogs and Puppies £110
  • Rabbits and Guinea Pigs £35

Please click here if you wish to understand better why we ask for this. If you are thinking of homing more than one animal, please talk to our staff who will advise you. Clearly these minimum donations do not cover all our costs, so anything over and above will always be gratefully received.

Our policy

At Eden Animal Rescue we have a policy of never putting an animal to sleep unless a veterinary surgeon recommends it. We've had dogs take as long as 18 months to find new homes and a number of cats have spent more than a year in our care. A few have even become permanent residents – Sparky, who was our office 'guard cat' for many years, was the most well-known! No matter how busy we get or how long an animal has been with us we will continue to care for them.


Photos of our animals are thanks to the fine efforts of the Eden Animal Rescue Staff and Volunteers.

Photo: Mel's kitten at Eden Animal Rescue CumbriaPhoto: Belle at Eden Animal Rescue CumbriaPhoto: Simon Rabbit at Eden Animal Rescue Cumbria