All About Us!

Posted January 21st, 2012 by sarah

We are a small non-profit organisation based in Holbury in the New forest, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted animals.
Primarily we operate as a animal rescue, however we are passionate about educating owners on the 5 welfare needs that you are required by law as a owner to follow, by giving out this knowledge we hope that it will help prevent animals needing to come in to our care.
All Animal Rescue was founded by Sarah Mills and Ross Cheer 10 years ago, it is run from their home in Holbury. It is not a center that is open to the public, as all of the animals are kept in foster homes across the Southampton area.
Ross is a software engineer in his day job and Sarah is practice manager/unqualified nurse in her day job. Sarah is super lucky that Ross is so supportive of her passion for the rescue, his work wages pay for all the household bills and this allows her work wages to help pay for the day to day running of the rescue! This is also topped up by public donations and adoption fees.
Sarah has always been animal mad and looking through her photo’s the first time she was snapped helping on a rescue was at the early age of 7! She spent her childhood walking the neighbours’ dogs, following the herds of ponies on the forest learning about their behavior and taking in every bedraggled animal she could find, much to the annoyance of her family! They never knew what they would find in her room, when she was 10 she rescued a rabbit and made it a home in her wardrobe, needless to say it ate its way out and she was busted!!
As soon as she was old enough she was off pestering rescues to let her help, and she would not give up until they said yes! She would often be found doing all the horrible jobs like cleaning the kennels, picking up mountains of poo and cleaning cages, to prove she was worth having around. Sarah went on to work in many different rescues gaining as much knowledge and experience as she could.
Finally she met Ross, who was crazy enough to fall in love with this animal mad girl and she soon dragged him in to it and it was Ross that gave Sarah the courage and support to start her own Rescue, and that is where it all started.
Below is short video giving a brief overview of what we do and can now be found on YouTube
Click here to watch the video

Sam and Dean

Posted April 29th, 2017 by sarah

Sam and Dean are two male Pet Rats. Sam and Dean came in to the rescue when their owner boyfriend developed a serious allergy to them.

These two are so sweet and affectionate, they are super interactive and are used to the noise of cats and dogs.

Sam and Dean would make wonderful pets for any member of the family, as they have never shown any malice and have just wanted to sit on your shoulder or disappear up your sleeve.

If you feel you could offer Sam and Dean a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]


Posted April 29th, 2017 by sarah

Archie is a 4 year old male neutered Whippet. Archie came in to the rescue as he was returned to his breeder as he has developed auto immune disease. His breeder is fantastic and is aware with his condition he is going to need as much promotion as possible to find his forever home, she would keep him herself but Archie needs a quieter home.

Archie is clean in house and sleeps in a crate at night, he is good with other dogs, however he is a talker and a lot of people miss judge this as him being grumpy, but he just has a lot to say for himself!! lol
He is great on the lead and loves a good cuddle!

He would suit a quieter household that wants a friend to keep them company on gentle strolls. Archie does have auto immune disease, this affects his joints, he is on 1 5mg steriod a day and for a two month supply it costs £9, on a day to day basis this is not an expensive condition.
However if he has a flare up, he could need hospitalization to bring this under control. This has only happened once, two years ago when his condition was first discovered and it cost his owner £500.
Sadly with this condition we can’t say how likely it is to happen again, he may never have a flare up again and may only need his steriods. So he will need a super special owner who is willing to take this amazing little chap on, as you will not be able to insure him for this condition.

Archie is neutered, micro chipped, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance (for any other condition and accidents). If you feel you could offer the gorgeous Archie a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]


Posted March 27th, 2017 by sarah

Jonsie is a Lakeland terrier cross neutered male dog. Jonsie came in the rescue as sadly his owners were too poorly to keep him.

Jonsie is a sweet nature chap, he is great in the house, good with dogs, cats (as long as they stand their ground, if not he will chase them), chickens, horses, cows and sheep. He is good to be left up to 4 hours, however if he is on his own without any canine companions he will howl for the first 10 minutes and then settles. Jonsie is great off the lead and pulls slightly on the lead however he is a fast learner and this could be correct easily, he does like to sleep in the bedroom at night on his bed, but is no bother at all.
Jonsie would suit a active household, he loves to run along side the horses while we are out, he is fine with children however due to never living with them in the passed we would only be happy to re-home him with children who are 10 years and over.

Jonsie is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Jonsie a home either call 02380893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Lily Mai – Reserved

Posted March 27th, 2017 by sarah

Lily Mai is a 8 month old female Jack Russel cross Chihuahua. Lily Mai came in to the rescue as the owners son was persistently wanting to breed from her, however the mum knew if she had any complications she was not going to be able to afford the vet treatment, so she signed her over to us to find her a loving new home.

Lily Mai is a hilarious character, she is house trained good to be left up to two hours, sleeps downstairs on her own, good with other dogs, good with cats and chickens and barks from a distance at horses and cows (and generally anything that she is not sure about). Lily Mai would be fine to go to a household with children over the age of 8, however she is not a lap dog or a handbag dog, this girl loves life and likes to be treated as a dog.

Lily Mai is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Lily Mai a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Diesel – Reserved

Posted March 15th, 2017 by sarah

Diesel is a 7 month old German Shepherd male puppy. Diesel came in to the rescue as his owner was unable to cope with his boisterous behavior. Diesel is a lovely puppy however coming in to the rescue we have found out that he is on home number 5 in his short life.

Diesel is a puppy that has been passed from pillar to post and had no direction in a short little life. He is currently in assessment and we will post further information as he progresses.

The Sad loss of our little Lard

Posted February 12th, 2017 by sarah

Sadly this weekend we have lost our oldest resident Guinea pig.

Lard came in to us as a failed breeding guinea pig, she ended up a permanent resident as nobody wanted to re-home her due to her red eyes. Lard soon became a favorite of everyone here due to her tough spirit! She took no nonsense from anyone and her ability to drag off vegetables 3 times her body weight while fighting off everyone else was nothing short of impressive.

Sadly old age hit our lady and a couple of months ago she developed Glaucoma, we knew that diabetes was the likely cause so she was closely monitored and sadly over the last couple of months she started to decline, this weekend she took at turn for the worst this weekend and we took the decision to have her put to sleep, as although her body had given up, her little heart was still going.

Thank you to everyone for your help and support in this time. We are in the process of organising the planting of trees for the scattering of ashes of the rescue animals.

Sarah and Ang

Posted February 6th, 2017 by sarah

Sarah and Ang are two neutered female grey Lion head rabbits. They were found straying and taken to a local dog pound where they spent there 7 days. All attempts were made to find their owners with no success, so they have come in to us.

Both rabbit have a very sweet nature and are coming along nicely. They were initially quite skittish to be handled, however with daily grooming and handling they have become a lovely pair of rabbits.

Sarah and Ang will be looking for a home together as they are a bonded pair. They will need to go to a adult home only, as we do not recommend rabbits as pets for children.

They are both neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you feel you can offer Sarah and Ang a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

Animal Foster Carers Needed!!!

Posted January 30th, 2017 by sarah

We are in need of foster homes for the following animals:

Guinea pigs
Rodents for example Hamsters, rats, degus etc

All equipment, food, vet care and support is provided by the rescue. What we are looking for are people to provide a roof over their head, training, guidance and understanding to get them ready for a new home.

Fostering is Ideal for people who like holidays and can’t commit to a animal full time. We have a few foster’s that are retired and go on regular holidays, they just let us know when they are away and when they are able to foster and we make sure they have a pet.

Some of the animals we get in to the rescue just need a little tlc and a roof over their head until we can find them a good home.
Some however have come in because they have never been given any training, brought for all the wrong reasons and then passed from home to home. These animals can be challenging and I won’t lie can push all of your buttons, wee in your house, chew things they shouldn’t etc!!
They just need boundaries, routine, consistency and with hard work and determination can be brought round. There is nothing more rewarding than taking a animal from death row who is completely messed up, unscrambling the mess and then seeing them in there new home happy and content!

Have a spare room, foster a cat! a spare room will be way bigger than a cattery and they will get used to all the sounds and smells of living in a house, as long as you have time in your day to spend with them they would be more than happy.

Fostering is not easy!!! It can be heart breaking you win some and you lose some, some will get right under your skin and it will be heart breaking to see them go to their new homes. Some will be so messed up that they will push you to your limits! But the good times way out weight the bad times. I love going to see one of the animals I have fostered in their new home, happy, settled and content. It is a feeling money can’t buy!


Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

Not only can we use your unwanted newspapers, but we can sell the excess to raise much needed funds for the rescue.
You can either drop these off to us or we can come and collect.

Thank you

Shop through Easyfundraising!

Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

Easyfundraising is brilliant, all you have to do is register (this takes 2 mins) then every time you shop online, as long as you go through the easyfundraising website or app, they give the rescue money!!!

Below is a link to a video explaining how it works:

easy fundraising instruction video

Finally below is a link to our part of Easyfundraising:

All Animal Rescue’s Easy fundraising page