A number of pets in Dorset are looking for their forever homes, including at the Ashley Heath Animal Centre.

Located on the border with Hampshire, the centre offers care for its animals in rural surroundings.

A few animals from the centre are listed below but more can be found on the centre's website.

To help the Ashley Heath Animal Centre carry on their work you can donate to their website here.


Dorset Echo: TaylorTaylor (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Female

Age - Two years old

Breed - Collie (Smooth coat) crossbreed

Colour - Tan/White

If you want to adopt Taylor you can view their full profile here.

Taylor came into the care of the RSPCA after being removed from a situation where she was living in unsuitable conditions.

She has led an extremely sheltered life with limited human interactions, so will take some time to adjust to new surroundings.

Taylor will need patient owners who are happy to show her the ropes of a home environment, which includes housetraining.

She is not used to travelling in a car or being in busy situations so she would suit a more rural home where she can go for quiet, local walks.


Dorset Echo: DestinyDestiny (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Female

Age - 12 years old 

Breed - Domestic Shorthair crossbreed

Colour - Black and White

If you want to adopt Destiny you can view their full profile here.

Destiny is a cat looking for a "warm and cosy" new home to move into.

She can initially be a bit shy "but once she's used to you she'll be your new best friend.

Destiny has a slight heart murmur which can be common in cats and may never hinder her normal day-to-day activities.

Additionally, she is not to be rehomed within five miles of Southampton (SO16) and may get used to living with another cat or dog if a suitable match


Dorset Echo: HopHop (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male

Age - Three years old

Breed - Domestic

Colour - Tan/Grey

If you want to adopt Hop you can view their full profile here.

Hop came into the care of the RSPCA due to a welfare concern but is now ready for a new home.

He can be a little nervous but has a sweet nature and enjoys his treats and a bit of calm fuss.

However, he isn't the biggest fan of being picked up but is okay to handle when needed.

Additionally, Hop is looking to live with a female rabbit companion.

Clover and Orchid

Dorset Echo: Clover and OrchidClover and Orchid (Image: RSPCA)

Gender - Male (Clover) and Female (Orchid)

Age - Three to six months old

Breed - Lionhead (Clover) and Domestic (Orchid)

Colour - Brown/White (Clover) and Grey/White (Orchid)

If you want to adopt Clover and Orchid you can view their full profile here.

Clover and Orchid are looking for a home together after being found in a multi-rabbit household.

The "inquisitive pair" are described as enjoying exploring and foraging, and are quite confident around people.

Due to being a lionhead, Clover will need regular brushing to ensure he does not get tangled or matted.