Adopt a friend :)

Here is how

To adopt a companion animal from The Retreat you will need to firstly email your interest. A member of the adoption team will contact you if a suitable companion is available. Once a match is made you will be invited to meet the companion. You will need to have a home visit to determine that your home is suitable for the chosen companion. A few meetings will be required before you can take home your new friend. If you live in rented accommodation a letter from your landlord confirming permission for the adoption to go ahead is required. There is no restriction on distance for adoptions.


Thousands of happy creatures have been adopted from The Retreat over the years!!

Get in touch to find out more at

Go to our Visit page to find out how to visit us 

Our Volunteer page has all the ways available for volunteering

Please check our Events page to see the amazing events we organise!

Check our Personal Tours page for exclusive tours around the Retreat! Perks included :))

Our vegan-only Café-Restaurant is impossible to miss during your visit!

Let's double in size

With 1,250+ animal residents and 20,000+ animals saved over our 30 years of operation, there's land on sale next to The Retreat and we have to double in size so we can help many more animals! For them.
All they need is your help <3

HELP us help them AT:


We Need Your Support Today!

The Retreat Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
est. 1989

The Retreat

Brickyard Farm, Cripple Hill
High Halden, Kent, TN26 3LJ, UK


For generic enquiries:

+44 (0)7514 114613

For animal rescue emergencies:

+44(0)7720 495238

Registered Charity: 1105654

Visit Us

Free Entry & Parking


Thursdays 12:00 - 16:00

Fridays 12:00 - 16:00

Saturdays 12:00 - 16:00

Sundays 12:00 - 16:00

(March to November every year)

Go to our Visit page for more info

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The Retreat offers much needed support to all animals - farmed, domestic and wild.

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