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The listed organisations have no connection with each other or with The Dog Rescue Network and cannot be held responsible for the actions of the rescues listed here. Organisations are listed for the information only and their presence on this page is not an endorsement or recommendation by The Dog Rescue Network.

Dog Rescues in Rutland

WestLeicestershire NorthLincolnshire SouthNorthamptonshire EastCambridgeshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Leicestershire and Rutland Stray Dog Sanctuary Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

The Leicestershire and Rutland Stray Dog Sanctuary has been run by the same family for over forty years. We are a self-funding organisation and donations of food and blankets are always welcome. We do not actively request cash donations.

We always have stray and unwanted dogs. Many have background history and all are looking for good, loving homes. If you think you can offer one of our dogs a second chance, then please visit our sanctuary.

Buena Vista Kennels
Nr Melton Mowbray
LE14 2PE
We are located just off the A607 at Frisby-on-the-Wreake, four miles from Melton Mowbray on the Leicester road.
Click here for map

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday: 9.00 am - 3.30 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am - 3.30 pm
No appointment is necessary to visit during our normal opening hours.

Dog Rescues in Suffolk, England

WestCambridgeshire NorthNorfolk SouthEssex
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (S.E.S.A.W.) Leavenheath, Suffolk.
S.E.S.A.W. is a registered charity No. 1124029, devoted to the rescue, care and rehoming of any needy animal, wild or domestic. Those who cannot be rehomed are either fostered or cared for at the sanctuary. We do not put any animal to sleep due to its age, ill health or otherwise, unless advised to by our vet and only then, in the best interests of the animal.

Many animals pass through our doors - cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, foxes, pigs, sheep, even a llama! We work independently, but assist other charities if required. The animals we take in come from many sources, local vets, social services and members of the public.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (S.E.S.A.W.)
Stoke Road (B1068),
Leavenheath, CO6 4PP.
Tel: 01787 210888

SESAW is open to the public from 10am to 1pm Wednesday to Sunday - closed Monday and Tuesday.

The Blue Cross Felixstowe, Suffolk
The centre opened in 1970, following 23 years at another location in Walton. A rebuild followed in 1999 and provided a new reception, kitten unit, toilets, and admissions unit. A large area is covered by the centre, but it mainly services Suffolk, Essex, parts of Cambridge, and parts of Norfolk. There are 24 adoption cat cages and 12 adoption dog kennels. We also have spaces for incoming cats, kittens and an isolation unit. We are always happy to hear from potential volunteers, but all our volunteers must be over 16. Dogs needing homes.

Address: 333 High Street, Walton, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9QL Tel: 01394 283254 Fax: 01394 672 271

Opening hours 11am-4pm: Monday and Tuesday 11am-1pm: Wednesday 11am-4pm: Thursday to Saturday Closed: Sundays

Dog Rescues in Shropshire

WestPowys NorthCheshire SouthHerefordshire NorthStaffordshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Grinshill Animal Rescue Centre Grinshill, Shrewsbury
We are a small, family run rescue centre situated in the picturesque village of Grinshill - 8 miles north of Shrewsbury (off the A49 Whitchurch road). Our house and kennels nestle into the base of Grinshill hill and we are surrounded by woods and fields - haven for cats and dogs alike. We started rescuing approximately 35 years ago, taking in stray, abused animals and generally helping people when they could no longer look after their animals for one reason or another. No matter how much space is made there is never enough room - we always have waiting lists for dogs & cats to be re-homed. Our aim is to rehabilitate and re-home all animals to suitable, caring homes.

All homes are checked before and after re-homing. All dogs and cats are vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. As we are only small our animals all have individual love and attention and we never put a healthy animal down. We also offer sanctuary to those dogs and cats with severe trust issues, giving them a secure home where they can feel safe, and more importantly loved. We are limited to what we can do by the strength of our resources, both financial and human. We are short in both areas and are appealing for help. We need more people to help raise funds and carry out other voluntary tasks, such as 'dog walking', if you can spare a little of your time then your help would be most welcome.

Grinshill Animal Rescue Centre
Phone: 07740103393

Dog Samaritans Shrewsbury
Dog Samaritans is the rehoming branch of Animal Samaritans dog rescue charity. Our dogs are in kennels near Shrewsbury in Shropshire, in the West Midlands. These rescue dogs are all looking for a loving home. All potential homes would need to have a home check and we ask for a minimum of £100 donation for each rescue dog, some pedigree dogs and puppies will be a higher donation. Our rescue dogs are wormed, treated for fleas and start a vaccination programme and chipped on entering the kennels. The kennels are open from 10am-4pm everyday and viewing our dogs are by appointment only. We can also give financial assistance with neutering and spaying of our rescue dogs. So if you are considering a rescue dog please browse our dogs by clicking here. Our web site is updated on a daily basis so all rescue dogs on our site are available. If you feel you can offer the perfect home to one of these wonderful rescue dogs then please call Carol on 01588 676106 and leave your name and phone number. If telephoning please ring after 9am and before 8pm. Alternatively you can email you contact inforation to Carol will help you find the ideal doggie match for your circumstances. All rescue dogs come in from homes, so we have the history the owners have given us. If you can give any of these dogs a perfect home, please ring carol on 01588 676 106 or email

Dog Samaritans
Phone: 01588 676106

Hilbrae Kennels in Telford, Shropshire
Hilbrae Rescue Kennels is a charity that takes in stray and unwanted dogs. Dogs remain in our care until a new home is found. We currently have over 70 dogs looking for new homes. Click here to see the dogs at Hilbrae Kennels. The dogs are available to walk daily 12-4pm. We are located on the main Telford to Whitchurch A442. Call 01952 541254 for further information. Hilbrae rehome dogs across the UK.

Hilbrae Kennels
Cold Hatton
Phone: 01952 541254

Dog Rescues in Surrey, England

WestHampshire NorthMiddlesex SouthSussex EastKent
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

SOS Dog Rescue Woking, Surrey
We are a small rescue which runs from family homes where all our rescue dogs are kept in a normal every day environment living with other dogs and children. Whilst the dogs are here with us in foster, they are fully assessed before looking for the right home and also making sure they are also fit and well. We run a non-destruction policy no healthy dog will be pts. All our dogs will be vaccinated, wormed and flea treated before leaving for their new homes. Click here to see the dogs needing homes. All donations will be gratefully received blankets, bedding, food, leads and collars are always needed.

SOS is a self funded rescue and is always in need of help with
  • foster homes
  • transport
  • dog food and accessories
  • vet bills
  • fundraising
  • If you can offer help or donations for any of the above please contact us.

Rescue Remedies Gatwick, Guildford, Surrey
A charity that rescues dogs from council pounds that are about to be put to sleep and keeps them in its kennels based near Gatwick and also in kennels in Guildford, Surrey and Broxbourne, Herts. Rescue Remedies has been operating for 15 years with no paid staff, run by volunteers from all walks of life. We all invest our own time and money in our rescue dogs and have many people such as yourselves set up standing orders to support our dogs. We don’t have a Rescue Centre as such but our Gatwick kennels are owned by our founder and open all hours with fantastic therapy work going on with our dogs. , We don’t have office or a call centre; just dedicated admin volunteers, dog walkers, fosterers and our homing team processing applications and liaising with families from their own homes. We are internet based and can only accept applications/ dog enquiries via our online Homing Questionnaire which gives us the basis to discuss appropriate dogs. We do have general e-mail address for other than homing applications. Each dog has its own thread on our forum our forum here.

Dogs needing homes.

Dogs in Need Chobham, Surrey
Dogs in Need is a registered charity which re-homes dogs no longer required by their present owners. Operating largely in the Southern Counties, we seek to place unwanted dogs in suitable new homes, currently homing an average of 3 to 4 dogs per week. Dogs come to us in two ways. Their present owners choose to contact us because they no longer wish to keep their dog, typical causes being illness, emigration, marriage break-up, the dog's behavioural problems (often because the owners work and leave the dog alone), allergies and even the imminent arrival of a baby. We also take dogs from Pounds in areas with major stray problems, particularly Eire. Dogs needing homes.

Epsom Canine Rescue Reigate, Surrey
Epsom Canine Rescue was formed in 1995 to specialise in unwanted and subsequently neglected dogs within the local vicinity, although recently we have started to assist in helping rehome the Welsh pound dogs whose plight is dire. Our principle role is the rescue and re-homing of unwanted and stray canines, undertaking veterinary treatment if necessary and neutering where possible prior to sourcing a suitable new home. Any animals in distress that we are unable to deal with directly due to our limited size and resources are referred immediately to other specialist organisations. All potential new homes are checked thoroughly before the dog is released into their care and subsequent follow-up calls are made to ensure that the animal settles and to eliminate any problems that may arise. We encourage the use of experienced foster homes during the re-homing process especially with either very young or very old charges, and try to use boarding kennels as a last resort. All our activities are carried out on a purely voluntary basis and financed soley by self generated funds and your contributions, monetary or otherwise. Our Dogs are homed as family pets, most having had a bad start in life and we do not place any dogs in a home where it would be living outside or left for long periods of time. Due to limited resources we are only able to rehome our Dogs within a 20 mile radius of Reigate. We never destroy a healthy dog, so please help us to give them a second chance.

Croydon Animal Samaritans Croydon area, Surrey
Croydon Animal Samaritans have been helping and rescuing animals since 1974. We have many volunteers all working hard to rescue, foster and rehome all animals taken into our care. Contrary to what our name suggests we cover a wide area from Lewisham to Crawley, Dorking to Oxted. We always have many animals that are desperately in need of loving homes, most of which you can find on our website. If you are not able to offer a home, you can still help by sponsoring any of the cats and dogs or feral cats who we are unable to home but who still need our care. Another important part of Croydon Animal Samaritans is the fundraising side of the charity and we hold Christmas and Easter Fairs as well as an Open Day every Summer. We also regularly hold jumble sales to raise the much needed cash to treat our many animals before they are rehomed. We rely totally on donations and fund raising to support the work we do. If you are interested in offering a home to any of our animals or maybe you would like to help with one of our fundraising events by participating or donating goods then please contact us. Dogs needing homes.

VIGIL German Shepherd Dog Rescue Chertsey, Surrey
VIGIL German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a charity registered in the U.K. and has been in existence since 1984. In that time we have re-homed over 5,000 dogs. We cover most of London and the South East as funds allow. None of our dogs are ever euthanised unless medical reasons prevent any other course of action and then only after thorough consultation with a Vet. Dogs needing homes.

Animal Mission Tadworth, Surrey
Since 1986 Animal Mission has taken dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from familes whose changing circumstances cause them to part with a much loved pet. These pets are cared for in a rural, family environment, until suitable permanent homes are found. No accepted animal is destroyed. Although we accept 'homeable pets' from any area, prospective pet owners must be within a reasonable checking distance, in the Home Counties. New homes must comply with the policies of the charity with regard to accommodation, family structure and time available for love and care. As a small charity, funds are always stretched

Valgrays Border Collie Rescue Warlingham, Surrey
Valgrays Border Collie Rescue is run by Val Phillips. It was established in 1978 and is a registered charity No 1088503. Valgrays Border Collie Rescue are based in Warlingham, Surrey.
Phone: 01883 624513 call between 9am and 5pm only.
All visits are on a strict appointment basis only

Click here to see the dogs needing homes. Please take a look at all of our deserving dogs and see if a small space can be found in your house for one of them, as they will surely take up a huge space in your heart when they arrive. Collie's need education and usually like a 'job' to keep them 'sane'. Some of the collies Valgrays have would be suitable for all fields of dog sports and hobbies; Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Working Trials, Extreme Walking etc, but the most important thing is that they are a loved and well cared for pet. When you get a collie and find a new hobby then you will be amazed at the new friends you will make along the way. All the Border Collies offered here have been assessed and all will be wormed and microchipped before going to their new homes. Neutering will be done according to the age of the dog involved. Valgrays relies totally on donations to keep rescuing these dogs. Please help us to keep helping them by donating if you are able.

If you are interested in any dog, please phone 01883 624513 call between 9am and 5pm only. Please do not be offended if we do not return your call, we receive hundreds of calls and emails each day and (being a very small centre) it takes ages to process them all. If you do not receive an answer, please kindly try contacting us again. We hope you will understand. Thank you.

Guildford & District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue Chilworth, Surrey
Guildford & District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue are a charity aiming to rehome Staffordshire Bull Terriers in and around the Guildford, Surrey area. We do not own kennels, but have a group of foster homes where dogs are homed while new permanent homes are sought. We believe this keeps the dog socialised, house trained and happy in a loving and natural and familiar environment while waiting for its new home. When the rescue takes on a new dog that needs rehoming, we look to our circle of fosterers for a space where he or she can live, until the day comes when a forever home comes. We are always looking for new friends and volunteers that can provide a temporary home and encourage you get in touch with us if you think you can help out. Click here for more information about fostering.

Phone: 01483 578230
Click here to see the dogs needing homes

Next Chapter Animal Rescue Guildford, Surrey and Farnborough, Hants
Next Chapter Animal Rescue

Next Chapter Animal Rescue gives animals a fresh start. Animals come from many different backgrounds, our job is to help them move onto a new life of love and safety in a new home. We can home within Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire areas but could home all over the UK if you are willing to travel. Please get in touch, no matter where you are, if you are interested in fostering an animal for the short or long term or adopting into your home forever.

Click here to see animals needing homes

Next Chapter Animal Rescue
Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire areas
Phone: 077633 56338

Dog Rescues in Sussex, England

WestHampshire NorthSurrey EastKent
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service Worthing, West Sussex, UK
WADARS is an animal charity based in Worthing, West Sussex (UK) established in 1969. The main objectives of the Charity are the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and the rescue and rehoming of domestic animals. We rely solely on membership, donations, legacies and fund raising to keep us running. we have all types of animals needing homes: dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, birds, reptiles.

The Sussex Pet Rescue Charitable Trust Storrington, West Sussex
We are a small registered local charity working in Sussex. Our aim is to relieve the suffering of sick and abandoned animals and to re-home companion animals. Our work mainly involves dogs and, although we cannot provide directly for cats, we work closely with several local cat charities. We keep a list of animals waiting for new homes. Some may be in foster homes and some may be waiting in their existing homes until foster spaces become available. Through meeting the animals and prospective new owners we try to 'make a match' that will last the animal's lifetime. Sussex Pet Rescue is run by unpaid volunteers. We are a network of helpers who do a variety of tasks from transporting dogs to vets, answering telephone enquiries, visiting prospective new owners and homes, following up dogs in their new homes, helping with fundraising and publicity, and caring for dogs whilst they are awaiting new homes. Our helpers are not paid although we cover their expenses. We do NOT receive any grants from statutory bodies but totally rely on donations from the public and organisations that raise money on our behalf. If you could help with fund raising, please contact us. We are also pleased to receive any dog/cat food donations.

Click here for contact phone numbers

See the details of dogs needing homes here

Dog Rescues in the Warwickshire, England

WestWorcestershire NorthLeicestershire SouthOxfordshire EastNorthamptonshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Pawprints Dog Rescue Stretton On Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire
Stray dogs taken to the local council pound have just seven days to be reunited with their families before they become the legal property of the local authority, and can be either rehomed or put to sleep. Due partly to the recession, local authority pounds throughout the UK are full to bursting, leaving no space for the dog on its eighth day when the newest stray comes in. More dogs than ever are being euthanised, many simply because there is nowhere for them to go and their owners have not come forward or been found (a good reason why you should microchip your pets and keep those details up to date). This is why rescues like Pawprints have been founded. We want to save as many of these dogs as possible and find them loving, forever homes. Since Pawprints started, we have saved hundreds of dogs that would otherwise have been put to sleep. All of our dogs rescued from the pound undergo an assessment before being rehomed. All Pawprints dogs are fully vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and neutered (providing age allows). Without the support from our donations we would not be able to continue our rescue work, you have helped save hundreds of dogs to date.

Pawprints Dog Rescue
Stretton On Dunsmore,
Telephone: 07415 030165

Dog Rescues in the West Midlands, England

WestWorcestershire NorthDerbyshire SouthOxfordshire EastNorthamptonshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Wythall Animal Sanctuary, Birmingham Kings Norton, Birmingham
Wythall Animal Sanctuary was founded by Mr and Mrs E. Davies in 1968, whose aim was to save and find homes for as many unwanted pets as possible. Many thousands have been found new homes during the last 43 years. Many of these animals may otherwise have been destroyed.

We have a non-destruction policy and we are the last hope for these animals. As our name signifies we give them Sanctuary. We pick up all the bills, including Vetrinary bills, for our residents both long term and animals for rehoming. It costs £4,000 a week to keep the Sanctuary running and we rely entirely on donations, fundraising and Wills to continue our work. Other ways you can help are by Sponsoring an Animal, joining our 100 Club or by becoming a 'Friend' of Wythall Animal Sanctuary. We take in, when possible, animals for rehoming and some of these animals will not be fit for rehoming and will live the rest of their lives with us.

You can visit us at:
Wythall Animal Sanctuary
Middle Lane, Kings Norton,
Birmingham, B38 0DU

Visiting hours are:
2pm-4pm Winter (October - February)
2pm-4:30pm Summer (March - September

Birmingham Dogs Home West Midlands
We are a registered charity and for over 100 years it has been our mission to rescue, reunite and rehome stray, neglected and unwanted dogs from all over the West Midlands area. This vital work is only possible through the very generous support of the local community. This fantastic help has allowed us to improve our facilities and therefore our care for all these unfortunate dogs. Both our locations receive stray dogs Monday to Saturday, from local authority dog wardens and police stations. When capacity allows, we also try to help those people who are anxious to find a new home for their much loved pet, because they can simply no longer cope with a problem caused by a change of circumstances. We hope that by offering this service we can prevent dogs being turned out onto the street by people in desperate situations. When all dogs arrive, they are aged, sexed and scanned for a micro-chip, then given a first part vaccination. All stray dogs by law have to remain with us for 7 full days before we can rehome them. This allows time for owners to claim their lost pets.

Dog Watch UK, West Midlands
Dog Watch UK is a dog rescue operating across the West Midlands. We are a small rescue who registered as a charity (Registered Charity no 1118841) in 2006. We depend entirely on voluntary donations, subscriptions and fundraising. We have a small team of around 30 excellent compassionate volunteers (more always welcome!), who get involved in everything from transporting dogs across the country, to fostering in their own homes, to vet runs, home checks and helping at fundraising events. We do not have our own centre, we use two excellent private boarding kennels and we have many foster homes where our dogs are kept safe until we can find permanent homes or other sanctuary’s for them to go to. All Dog Watch UK dogs are fully vaccinated, or they could still be undergoing their initial vaccination program. They will have been flea treated and wormed. All bull breeds, and females will be spayed or neutered. If you adopt a dog we ask for a donation to help offset our costs. You will find individual profiles of almost all our dogs available for adoption at meet our dogs. There are photos, histories and character assessments. When you have found a dog that you feel would suit your family and lifestyle then tell us by completing an adoption enquiry form.

Dog Watch UK
We use private kennelling in Sutton Coldfield by the M42 / A446 junction and various foster homes dotted around the Midlands.

Telephone: 0121 247 9572

Dog Rescues in the Wiltshire, England

WestHerefordshire NorthWest Midlands SouthGloucestershire EastOxfordshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Swindon and District Animal Rescue Newland, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire
Due to the number of animals that require new homes in the Swindon area, it is not practical to have them all listed on our website. Please contact the Haven with your request and we will contact you if we have a suitable pet available from our local rehoming network.

SDAH SwindonSwindon and District Animal Rescue
Warwick Farm,
Ballards Ash,
Royal Wootton Bassett,
Telephone: 07990 868 887

Leash of Life Trowbridge, Wilts
Leash of Life Rescuing Dogs in Wiltshire, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and Dorset. Dogs arrive at the kennels in Essex from Romania and are checked by a DEFRA vet. Dogs remain here for 48 hours. The dog is transported from the Essex Kennels to Leash of Life temporary foster care or foster home. We will arrange to visit every prospective home so that we can best match each dog with their ideal ‘forever home’. Following a home visit we will match your dog with the prospective home. If we are all happy with the match, your new dog is now ready to be placed in its new home. All dogs placed will receive a homing visit after 4 months to check that all is going well.

Leash of Life

Barking Mad Dog Rescue Chippenham, Wilts
Barking Mad Dog Rescue is a Registered Charity No: 1160985, where dog lovers and dogs in need can come together. We are a Charity working with a hands on team in Romania, running our own shelter for rescued dogs in Constanta. This is alongside a dedicated UK team of volunteers who facilitate adoptions and fundraise. We also support a privately owned dog shelter in Calarasi, Romania. In our shelters abandoned and neglected dogs find safe haven from some of the most unimaginable abuse. Barking Mad Dog Rescue works to keep our many dogs both fed and cared for and gives them the chance of a new life in a happy home in the UK. We send funds for food and veterinary care and we visit on a regular basis. Could you provide a happy home to one of our dogs?

Barking Mad Dog Rescue
Little Somerford,
SN15 5BH
Telephone: 07798725845

Dog Rescues in the Worcestershire, England

WestHerefordshire NorthWest Midlands SouthGloucestershire EastOxfordshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Newland, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire
Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter is a Registered Charity No. 514872, affiliated to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust Member of the ACDH. Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter opens it’s doors to abandoned, unwanted and mistreated animals in need of urgent care. Our main aims are to give shelter, medical treatment and care, and, of course, to rehome. The Shelter is run by dedicated staff and volunteers wanting to ease the distress of animals who, through no fault of their own, are either abandoned, unwanted or mistreated. Our task is enormous. It is essential we sustain our income, we receive no government funding and rely solely on kind and generous donations to meet running costs and, most importantly, the welfare of the animals in our care.

WARS dogs needing homes

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter Hawthorn Lane
Nr. Malvern
WR13 5BD
Telephone: 01905 831651

Forest Dog Rescue Far Forest Worcestershire
We are a small charity based in Worcestershire. 100% reliant on donations, all funds are used to provide for the dogs in our care. We provide much needed care and a safe haven to unwanted, abandoned and mistreated dogs from across the Midlands. Please join us in safeguarding their future! We hope you enjoy browsing our website, whether you're looking for a dog to join your family, or you simply want to keep up with the great stories of dogs who have been re-homed or just to read about all our other charitable activities, thank you for joining us.

Dogs needing homes at Forest Dog Rescue
If you are interested in any of our dogs, please phone to book an appointment. Our staff are extremely busy, and it will help greatly to know when to expect people. Thank you!

Forest Dog Rescue
Green Gap Kennels
Far Forest
DY14 9DX
Phone: 01299 269181

If you are interested in viewing a dog:
We are open from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Interested in dog walking? Walking times:
10.00am -12.00pm
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue Hamnish, Nr. Leominster
Dogs featured on our website are predominately stray and abandoned dogs, let go by their owners for whatever reason. Young, old, weak, strong, we see them all. They have one thing in common, they all deserve a second chance of a happy home, a warm bed, enough food and responsible owners who will cherish them for the rest of their lives.

Click here to see the dogs currently looking for new homes.

Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue
Meadowbank Kennels,
Nr. Leominster
Phone: 01568 760033 (11.00 – 3.00)

Dog Rescues in the Yorkshire, England

WestLancashire NorthDurham SouthLincolnshire
The listed rescues are based in this county. They may rehome pets to a limited locality, regional area or nationwide. Click on the arrows to see rescues in neighbouring counties. Click on the pink links for more information.

Selby Stray Dog Rescue

Selby District Council always have a selection of dogs available for adoption. Dogs that have been rescued by the Selby Dog Warden, and not been claimed by their owners are offered for re-homing.

All dogs are microchipped and neutered by the Council.

Prospective owners are charged a nominal amount by the kennels to adopt the dogs whatever the breed, age or sex of the dog. The Selby Dog Warden service is one of the better ones, they do not put healthy dogs to sleep and the dogs are well looked after.

If you would like to offer a home to an unwanted dog please phone 01757 705101 or see the Selby District Council Lost and Hound Facebook page

Labrador Welfare
Labrador Welfare
2 Tapton Crescent Road
S10 5DA
Phone: 0114 266 1756

Labrador Welfare is a small Sheffield based rehoming charity , tasked with the rehoming of labradors within North Derbyshire, South Cheshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, and the North East Of the UK.

Dogs needing homes at Labrador Welfare

Thornberry Thornberry Animal Sanctuary
The Stables,
Todwick Road,
North Anston,
South Yorkshire,
S25 3SE.

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes hundereds of dogs every year. They have a non-destruction policy which makes them a popular choice with people who feel they can no longer cope with their dog or who circumstances have changed. They receive many calls per day demanding that they to take a dog and if not the dog will either be dumped or destroyed. They are desperate to find permanent, loving homes for the dogs in their care and by doing so they can then try to help as many dogs that they can.

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Page updated: 21st February 2023
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