Goats

Each year we rescue goats from a variety of situations, from the unwanted, on death’s door, to those used in dairy. We are dedicated to providing each goat with the correct care, treatment and rehabilitation before we find them loving forever homes.

We encourage you to read to read though our adoption policy to see what we look for when rehoming a goat. Also linked is the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the rules and regulations on pet goat ownership which state your legal duty when looking after a goat.

Please note that the charity is run on vegan values therefore we NEVER  rehome a goat to be used as food or for milk and breeding.

Our goats that are currently up for adoption are at the bottom of the page. 

 

Rules & Regulations of Goat Keeping
Our Animal Adoption Policy
Animal Welfare Act 2006

Goat Care

Fencing

Goats are incredibly good climbers and escapologist,  for their safety we recommend at least 5-6ft high fencing. The addition of chain link or stiff wire added to a wooden frame is a good way to reinforce a fence as fencing also needs to be strong as goats have a habit of rubbing themselves on it. Adding wire also helps prevents goats from climbing through, remember if a goat can poke his head through a gap there is a good chance he can get his whole body through too. They are very skillful at crawling under, climbing through and jumping over obstacles.

Fencing posts can further be reinforced by burying them at least two feet deep and space the posts eight to ten feet apart. When and if using T-posts, bury them past the V at the bottom, this helps to cushion them into the ground further. Make sure that corner posts are kept on the outside of the fencing as goats will climb up the fencing support.

If your goat is adamant on escaping then electric fencing could be a last result. Just remember to keep the bottom wire close to the ground as he is more likely to try and crawl under it.

Goats are also very clever when it comes to gates as all. Often trying to barge their way through or open locks. Locks like hook and eye, lever and bolts are not goat proof on the inside. If you do use these locks then please put them on the outside so the goat cannot reach. If you do need to use an inside lock then a padlock is the best option. It is also wise to put a lock on the bottom of the gate too, to prevent them from crawling under.


Diet & Nutrition

Goats are browsing animals. This means that grass alone is not enough to support a goat. Goats need a variety of roughage, grain and minerals to stay healthy and strong.

Roughage

This is grass and hay. This should make up 90-100% of their diet. Green hay such as alfalfa, timothy or bermuda is the best type of hay to feed, which contains different plant matter such as weeds. Roughage is important

 

Goats For Adoption

Rusty – Medium Mixed Breed

** Available**

Description: Hi my name is Rusty due to my coat colour. I am around 5 years old and am a castrated male. I’ve been looking for a home since 2014 as my owner had to sadly give us up.

Temperament: I am a real fuss pot and I like to be the centre of attention so you better fuss me or I will follow you around until you notice me! If I don’t get attention I do head butt you, so although adorable I’m no good with small children. I’m a bit of a cry baby getting my hoofs trimmed but with patience and with something to persuade me (hobnobs…) you’ll get the job done.

Health: I am all well 🙂

Ideal home: Please read our adoption requirements for an idea of what we look for in a home visit. Rusty needs to rehomed with his friend Danny. They would suit anyone who has the time to interact with such friendly individuals, I would supervise children around them though. They are used to being housed together with sheep and equines.

Danny – Medium , Mixed Breed

**Available**

Description: Hi my name is Danny. I am around 5 years old and am a castrated male.

Temperament: I am a friendly chap who isn’t as demanding as my partner, Rusty. I am a little angel and will let you lead me, trim my hoofs – I’ll pretty much do anything you ask!

Health: I am in good health 🙂

Ideal home. Please read our adoption requirements for an idea on what we look for when home checking. I must be rehomed with my friend Rusty. We would be suitable for anyone, but I would supervise children around them. They are used to being housed with sheep and equines.