Lowhills Animal Sanctuary and Behaviour Consultancy
A positive partnership between Lowhills Animal Sanctuary and Lowhills Animal Behaviour Consultancy, founded and managed by Sophie Peacock.
Lowhills is home to an animal sanctuary, an animal training and behaviour consultancy and cat sitting in the owners home.
Please have a look around the sanctuary site for animals that need new homes, sponsorship for our resident cats and volunteer work or if you are experiencing difficulties with your dog or cat and need help with behavioural problems, please visit our consultancy page. If you are looking to go away on holiday or a short break and are looking for someone to look after your cat/s, feed the fish, bring in the post, keep your house safe then there is information about that on our cat sitting page.
Many of the animals on this page are permanent sanctuary animals for a variety of reasons. Some have been unable to fit into modern day living, have special needs, are in need of a permanent base to recover from past trauma or are old and in need of a retirement home. These animals are given time, enrichment, and a safe place to recover and explore, fitting to their needs. Please consider sponsorship if you are unable to adopt. It also makes a fabulous gift for someone who loves animals.
Our other animals on this page are up for adoption. They have come from situations where they were in danger of being put to sleep, were handovers from members of the public or were strays in need of rescue. All animals are neutered, vaccinated and chipped prior to adoption (unless specified) and a home check is always carried out. Animals are taken to you at your home if your application is successful and arranged after the home check. If you rent or live in social housing, your landlord must provide a letter to say that animals can live in your home. If your application is not successful first time around, please do not be put off; we must make sure the animals needs are put first and that a home meets their specific requirements.
Lowhills supports a LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) approach to animal behaviour and training using positive reinforcement and force-free methods where possible. Training this way allows them time to overcome fears and problems they need to overcome at their own pace, it is never forced. If a home cannot be found to meet their specific needs then they stay at the sanctuary.
Currently we are only able to house a few animals due to lack of space, money and facilities, but we hope to raise money to build a bigger sanctuary and rescue. If you are interested in helping to raise money for Lowhills, please get in touch