Adopting an animal at Kent Life makes an ideal gift for you or someone special.

From as little as £20 per year, you can help keep one of our many farmyard animals fed, watered, clean and well housed throughout all the seasons. Adopting an animal at Kent Life makes an ideal gift for you or someone special. Or why not make it that little bit more exciting and book an experience with your adopted animal for just £40 per year with our NEW Adopt an Animal Experience scheme*.

Your adoption pack includes a ready to frame photo of your furry friend, along with a certificate, complimentary ticket to visit, and fact sheet. With the Adopt an Animal Experience you will also be able to book a 45 minute one-to-one session with your adopted animal. To adopt one of our animals, please fill in the form and email to enquiries@kentlife.org.uk or give us a call on 01622 763 936.

Do something amazing today, Adopt an Animal at Kent Life.

*Please note – not all animals are included in the Experience Scheme – please see individual entries below. In addition, depending on what animal, adopt an animal experiences only run on certain days. If you have a specific date in mind, it is advisable to check before purchase. 

The Alpacas

Wispa

Wispa came to Kent Life in 2012 he is 8 years old and very shy! He likes to sunbathe in his paddock and loves to hang around with his friends Biscuit and Cookie.

Cookie

Cookie is the cheeky chappie of our Alpaca’s. He will be the first to greet you at the fence. He will even make noises if you talk to him! He loves meeting everyone especially if you have food.

Biscuit

Biscuit is the gentlest of our group of Alpaca’s he likes to take things slow. He can seem a bit shy at first but once he gets to know you, you will make a friend for life. He loves to roll around and get his white fleece nice and dirty!

The Donkeys

Ellie

Ellie came to live at Kent Life in January 2009 from the Donkey Sanctuary. She likes to take things slow but can be a bit stubborn at times. She has beautiful big brown eyes and has found a best friend in Dora.

Ellie is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

Dora

Dora arrived with Ellie from the donkey sanctuary. She is George’s mummy. Her best friend is Ellie, they can’t bear to live apart. She likes to play but can be very naughty at times! 

Dora is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

George

George was born at Kent life in May 2009. He is a mummy’s boy and won’t go anywhere without her! He loves to run around and play! George has the trademark cross on his shoulders, meaning that he is from good donkey stock.

George is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

The Goats

Tiffin

Tiffin is a British Toggenburg goat, this breed originated from Switzerland.

Tiffin and Tallulah are sisters and were both born on the 1st March 2019 and are known as the cheekiest goats in the farmyard! Tiffin is very mischievous and a bit of a diva, she likes to be in the thick of the action!

Tiffin is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

 

Tallulah

Tallulah is a British Toggenburg goat, this breed originated from Switzerland.

Tiffin and Tallulah are sisters and were both born on the 1st March 2019 and are known as the cheekiest goats in the farmyard! Tallulah is a very chatty goat!

Tallulah is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

Dumbo

Dumbo is an Anglo Nubian goat which is one of the tallest goat breeds and known for long lopped ears, making them very distinctive.

Dumbo was born on the 5th March 2019 and has settled in well to life on the farm at Kent Life. He is very laid back and chilled and is more than happy to let the girls be centre of attention!

Dumbo is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

Bert and Ernie

Bert and Ernie are African Pygmy goats – they are brothers and love being together. They are a cheeky pair that love their food, they have big personalities for little guys.

Bert and Ernie are available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

Amy

One of 3 Golden Guernseys, this breed of goat is in the rare breed survival trust list minority meaning there are only between 500-1000 in England. Amy is the quieter out of the three, she does like attention but can be shy.

Apricot

One of 3 Golden Guernseys, this breed of goat is in the rare breed survival trust list minority meaning there are only between 500-1000 in England. Apricot likes her food and climbing on the tyres.

Apple

One of 3 Golden Guernseys, this breed of goat is in the rare breed survival trust list minority meaning there are only between 500-1000 in England. Apple is full of mischief and loves jumping and climbing.

The Horses

NEW! Rupert

Rupert Bear is a thoroughbred cross Gelding, and is a rescue from the RSPCA. He came to live at Kent Life at the end of January 2020.

He was abandoned in a stable before he was found by the RSPCA. He is putting on weight and you’ll often find him enjoying a good feed at the hay rack.

NEW! Dory

Dory is a rescue horse from the RSPCA, She spent 700 days in the RSPCA before she came along to Kent Life with Rupert the horse. She has come really far in her recovery and is enjoying doing basic walking training.

Dory also loves human attention and enjoys being groomed and fussed over.

Lily

Lily is a very friendly Shetland Pony. She loves rolling around in the mud and likes to greet guests who visit her.

Lily is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

Truffles

Truffles lives with Lily, they can often be seen grazing together. Did you know? Native Shetland Ponies will eat seaweed if nothing else is available!

Truffles is available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

The Pigs

Noodle & Doodle

Noodle and Doodle are sisters and came to Kent Life in December 2018. Their Mum was rescued and she gave birth to them in an RSPCA centre in the UK. They were very shy to begin with but have become much more confident now.

Noodle and Doodle are available both as a standard adoption, and also on the Adopt an Animal Experience Scheme.

Anastasia

Anastasia is a cross between a Welsh Sow & Pietrain Boar. She has given birth to 5 litters of piglets here at Kent Life, and is just 4 years old. Her sisters Jasmine & Alice also live here.

Jasmine

Jasmine is a cross between a Welsh Sow & Pietrain Boar. She loves rolling around in the mud and scratching her back.

NEW! The Tortoises

NEW! Speedy

Speedy is a Herman Tortoise. She is still young and has plenty of growing to do. Grown Herman tortoises reach between 18-20cm!

She lives up to her name and enjoys racing around her enclosure with her friends Pacey-Pacey and Poley-Poley!

NEW! Pacey-Pacey

Pacey-Pacey is a Herman Tortoise. She is quite shy, and spends a lot of time under her log, which is what she’d be doing in the wild!

She does however love coming out for a bath, which she gets three times a week.

NEW! Poley-Poley

Poley-Poley is a Herman Tortoise. Pacey-Pacey is from the same hatched group as Pacey-Pacey, so they are sisters.

Poley-Poley is the biggest out of the three tortoises here at Kent Life.

NEW! The Sheep

NEW! Gordon

Gordon is a Greyface Dartmoor. They are classed as minority with the rare breeds survival trust, with only 1500-3000 females registered.

Gordon is a laid back ram and is very social. He is always the first to come over to say hello to his keepers and the visitors.

NEW! Krackers

Krackers the Ram is a Jacob breed of sheep which is the oldest breed of sheep in the world!

Krackers is a noisy ram and has a distinctive deep baa! He is also the head of his group as he is one our oldest rams.