Rainbow Valley Pony and Goat Sanctuary

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View from the top of Wrigwell Hill - Find out more about usMeet the Ponies and horses - pictured Angus and NoahMeet the goats - pictured is CasperFind out how to become a volunteerThe Sanctuary was set up in 1996 by Lin East (Pictured) - find out about the other supportersEvents held to support Rainbow Valley Animal SanctuaryMal after rehoming with his owner Dawn - find out how you can rehomeFind out how to sponsor Jasper or Oscar


Thinking of keeping a goat? This information is provided by Alan Butcher of the Devon Goat Society (01803 813681) and is intended as a broad and brief guideline only. **PLEASE NOTE** the telephone number for Alan Butcher on the linked pdf document in incorrect, so please use the number shown on this page.

We have a number of goats available for sponsorship - please contact Lin if you would like any further information (contact details are at the foot of this page).

We are not the only sanctuary dedicated to the welfare of goats. Goats Galore sanctuary in Hereford and Worcester provides much needed care for sick, mistreated, and unwanted animals. Their website has some great links to other goat rescue centre and societies. Why not pay their site a visit and find out more!


Goats for re-homing direct

If you need to re-home a goat, or are can offer a goat a home, please email or telephone Lin with your details. She will use her knowledge and expertise to put people in contact with each other.

WARNING re. goat re-homing - be on your guard for the meat-man

We suspect that our goat re-homing page is being browsed by someone (or several people) looking for goats for meat. At least two people using our re-homing service appear to have been targeted in this way. Please do not let this deter you from using our service as we have found wonderful, loving homes for many goats, but when approached by someone offering a new home ALWAYS ask for a vets reference, and make detailed equiries about the potential new home. It's galling for us that our service is being abused in this way, but we hope that by drawing attention to we'll reduce the risk of it happening in the future.


Homes offered



Goats seeking a new home

Date Location Details Contact Update
03/06/2016 Near Exeter

Two friendly 5 year old Toggenburg billies are looking for a new home. They are friendly and healthy, but prone to escaping so secure paddocks are essential!

Geoff Bowen

07814 788348


24/06/2016: REHOMED!!
10/05/2016 Forest of Dean area Poppy is a 2 year old horned Toggenburg x Saanen. She is friendly and outgoing, and loves to play. Poppy needs a knowledgeable home with a herd or companion of similar age and character. A holding number is in place and references will be required.


01594 835719

09/04/2016 Near Dorchester, Dorset A new home is needed for nine female goats: 1 British Alpine, 2 Anglo-Nubin crossed, 5 Saanens, 1 Angora cross. All are aged around 18, are in fine condition and are wormed/have their feet trimmed regularly.

Jude Gormley

01305 852847


14/02/2016 Newton Abbot, Devon Primrose is desperately seeking a new home with companion goats. She loves company and is good with children, ponies and dogs. Age unknown, but not to be used for breeding. Would suit a family with love to give.


07974 022123

19/02/2016: REHOMED!!

03/02/2016 Newton Abbot, Devon Nog and Nogbad are 4 year old white males. They are castrated, de-horned, and very friendly having been bottle-reared.



03/04/2016: REHOMED!!
16/07/2014 Okehampton, Devon

Two 8 year old Saanen maiden milkers (one pure breed, one Toggie cross) are in urgent need of a new home due to their current owner's illness. Disbudded, very friendly, and good with horses. New home must be 5* - vet reference required, no time wasters please.

**See update**

Mrs Savage

01837 55741


Sadly one of these goats has died suddenly, so a home is needed for the remaining goat URGENTLY

21/05/2014 Looe, Cornwall Loving 'forever' home needed for two horned goats, turned 5 this April. The female is called Sunshine, she is adorable and loves a good scratch. The male is called Juniper, he loves to be smoothed, especially around his face and is castrated. Both love the company of ponies and people. They have spent the last few years in a paddock next to a camp site and so love lots of attention. Both can be very characterful and need a home with loving owners who understand that goats do butt, more so when they are excited.
Both goats have been with their present owner from 6 months old. They become very attached and need new 'parents', who will love and care for them. Both goats have tags, and come from land with a holder's number.


07834 687849


21/05/2014 South Molton, Devon A 5 year old Pygmy billy needs a new home. He's castrated but horned and feisty, and would benefit from being in a small herd rather than a single companion goat. Please contact only if you are an experienced goat keeper with room for one more, and can offer a 'forever' home.


01769 574803

18/05/2014 Buckland Filleigh, West Devon Two 3 year old Saanen X Golden Guernsey females are looking for a new home. Both are de-horned but are maiden milkers, so need a home with experienced goat owners only.


01409 281342


10/06/2014: REHOMED!!
29/09/2013 Branscombe, East Devon Two very friendly neutered Saanen billy goats (about 4 years old) and a friendly but slightly timid Angora nanny (about 10 years old) are looking for a new home.

Nigel Cattlin

01297 680265



These goats have been taken in by another sanctuary so are no longer available

28/08/2013 Copplestone near Crediton, Devon A home is desperately needed for two Anglo-Nubian milking nannies (one is a maiden milker). Their current owners are very elderly, and sadly unable to cope due to serious ill health. New owner must have a holding number in place and be able to collect.


01363 84226

29/08/2013: REHOMED!!
13/08/2013 Gunnislake, Cornwall

The following goats are in urgent need of a new home:

Charlie - male Pygmy cross, tri-coloured, 4 years old, castrated but horned, needs experienced home only. **STILL AVAILABLE - PLEASE HELP!**

Ebony - female Pygmy, black, horned but very gentle and with her year old son Cole (castrated and disbudded)

Mia - female Pygmy, white, very gentle and affectionate and with her 8/9 month old female kid Cloud (just weaned.

The goats have tages and a holding number, and are ready to move. New owners will need to supply a vet reference. NO TIMEWASTERS PLEASE.


01822 832246

07870 574885




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