Dog Rescues in the UK

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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 Kent

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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.

Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre Biggin Hill, Kent
Foal Farm animal rescue centre is a registered charity based at Biggin Hill in Kent. Its aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and happiness. The animals are kept on a 26 acre farm where they are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given any other medical assistance necessary. Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals are then placed in secure and loving vetted homes. Horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and geese spend their natural lives at Foal Farm. No healthy animal is ever destroyed, and if no home can be found the animal becomes a resident for the rest of its life. Foal Farm relies entirely on voluntary contributions, legacies and money made from fund raising events.

Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre
Jail Lane
Biggin Hill
TN16 3AX
Telephone: 01959 572386

Please visit us at the farm. We are open 1.30pm - 4.30pm every day except Tuesday

Last Chance Animal Rescue Edenbridge, Kent
Last Chance Animal Rescue was founded in 1986 by Sylvia Wragg, its aim being to rescue and rehome unwanted and abandoned animals. We take in all creatures, from cats and dogs to equines, livestock and wildlife. Our kennels are constantly filled from two main sources: local rescue dogs, and the Welsh 'pound dogs' saved from their death row sentence. For many it truly is their Last Chance. We rescue dogs, cats and small furries of all ages. As a result of our success, we are permanently looking for loving homes. We re-home to most areas of the UK. We carry out home checks. We operate a non destruction policy.

Last Chance Animal Rescue
Hartfield Road,
UK registered charity No. 1002349
Tel 01732 865530 (10.00am - 3.00pm)
Fax 01227 722929 (8.00am - 5.00pm)

SEDR KentSouth East Dog Rescue Ashford, Kent
The Retreat
Brickyard Farm
Cripple Hill
Off the Ashford Road
High Halden
TN26 3LJ

Please note we are open by appointment only.

We are based in Kent, but have dogs in foster homes throughout the UK. All dogs ready for rehoming will be assessed, vaccinated, neutered/speyed, microchipped and wormed. All homes will be vetted, and applicants interviewed. See details of dogs needing homes here.

TAG Pet Rescue Lydden, Margate, Kent
The rescue and re-homing of unwanted, stray or abandoned domestic animals is the primary purpose of TAG Pet Rescue. A high standard of accommodation, care and clinical cleanliness is provided and maintained at all times and any veterinary treatment sought at the earliest opportunity. Under no circumstances is any animal destroyed unless in a qualified medical practitioners opinion it is required on medical grounds. No animal is re-homed until a representative of TAG Pet Rescue has visited the home of a potential adopter and deemed it suitable. No animal is re-homed in order to make space or in an emergency unless the new home meets TAG Pet Rescue criteria. Adoption forms must be completed and signed before any animal is allowed to leave the care of TAG Pet Rescue.

TAG (Thanet Animal Group) Pet Rescue Centre
Lydden Farm,
Valley Road,
Tel: 01843 822931

Animal Samaritans North-West Kent Branch Bexley Heath, Gravesend, Dartford, the Medway Towns and Maidstone, Kent
Animal Samaritans are a UK Registered Charity that were formed in 1985 by a group of pensioners when a branch of a national animal charity closed down. It currently operates in south-east London and north-west Kent, providing re-homing of unwanted and ill-treated animals in these regions, and has approximately 1000 members. The Charity is run entirely by volunteers who work for no payment, our only source of income is from the annual subscription that our members pay, and donations from the public. The rest of our funds are raised by our members through jumble sales, car boot sales, raffles and sponsored events. Therefore all funds are spent very carefully to provide the much needed help and care for as many animals as possible. The Charity has a number of members who foster animals in their own homes, which are cared for until a suitable, permanent home can be found where they can receive the love and care that they so rightly deserve. All prospective homes are subject to a home check and then a follow up visit is always made to check on the animals progress. We also help to look after many stray and feral cats in the area. Arrangements are also made for animals to be spayed or neutered to help control the population of unwanted pets. The Charity operates a non-destruction policy and offer Pet Bereavement Scheme. This is a telephone service where bereaved pet owners can find help, support and a sympathetic ear.

Homes wanted for all domestic pets - cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters etc.

Fundraising - Can you turn your talents to running a stall, arranging a boot fair, arranging a Quiz Night and donating some of the proceed to the Charity.

Transport - Spare an hour or more occasionally to assist with a pet taxi service to assist the elderly or disabled when their pet needs a visit to the Vets.

Newsletter - Do you have editorial talents to produce our quarterly Newsletter and help in it's distribution, by post to our various outlets? Help produce a news column for a junior section. Submit ideas, items, puzzles, poems, stories.

Animal Samaritans
PO Box 154
DA16 2WS
Tel: 020 8303 1859

Animal Samaritans North-West Kent Branch
Gravesend, Dartford, the Medway Towns and Maidstone, Kent.
Registered Charity No: 295345
Contact the North-west Kent Area office on: 01474 703542

Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders Cranbrook, Kent
Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders is a Registered Charity (No.1067495) formed in 1997 which aims to recover, rehabilitate and rehome any Labrador Retriever in the County of Kent and its borders that has been ill-treated, neglected or whose owners can no longer keep it. We are not directly associated with any other Labrador Rescue Organisation but will try to assist any, which may contact us for help. Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders does not normally have homeless Labradors waiting in kennels to be rehomed. If circumstances allow, the owner of the Labrador which requires rehoming, continues to keep the dog until the right home is found. However, if the dog needs to be removed immediately from the home for whatever the reason, Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders can arrange for the dog to be placed in a foster home approved by us. We are always grateful to these foster families for their care and if you could help us in this way please contact your local helper.

Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders
TN17 3NA
Tel : 01580 720408

Kent Greyhound Rescue Folkstone, Kent
We are a Welfare organisation as well as a Rescue and in general receive our dogs as a result of emergency appeals from other parts of the country, where the dogs WILL be put to sleep unless an independent charity steps in and agrees to fund and ultimately rehome the dogs. Some of the hounds come into rescue in the most appalling condition whilst others are saved within hours of a certain death. All of these hounds will receive the same care from us until they are finally ready to be rehomed.

There are thousands of hounds being destroyed every year, and not always humanely, after being discarded by the racing industry. This starts with the pups and young dogs who don't make the grade to race, the ones with medical problems that need veterinary care, the failed racers or those that turn their head on the track and finally the ones the trainers put to sleep as it's easier and cheaper than trying to rehome them.

We receive absolutely no funding from the racing industry and have to fund raise every penny to help save the lives of the dogs in our care ourselves. We place very shut down and withdrawn dogs in their care and in a very short space of time, they are different dogs, full of fun and affection. Please do consider sponsoring a kennel.

Kent Greyhound Rescue
Donations are always welcome. If you wish to make a donation by cheque, please send to:
The Treasurer,
Kent Greyhound Rescue,
New Pound Farm House,
The Street,
CT18 8AU.
Cheques should be made payable to Kent Greyhound Rescue.

Dog Rescues in Lancashire

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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.

West Lancashire District Council - Stray Dogs

Wigan Council - Stray Dogs

St Helens Council - Stray Dogs

Animal Care Lancaster, Morecambe & District

Animals in Distress Sanctuary Manchester and Littleborough, Lancs

Dog Rescues in Leicestershire

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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.

East Midlands Dog Rescue Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
Pingle Farm,
Seine Lane,
LE19 4PD
Next to Hawgrip Nurseries
Phone: Sandy McCluskey 0116 2864266 or Lynne Simpson 01455 845701

Kennels open 9am - 12 noon on Sundays, all other times by appointment

East Midlands Dog Rescue is a group of volunteers who place abandoned and unwanted dogs in new homes. East Midlands Dog Rescue have been rescuing and rehoming abandoned and unwanted dogs and puppies for almost 20 years. The rescue centre and kennels are based in Enderby, Leicestershire, but we take dogs in from all over the East Midlands and beyond. Among the many breeds regularly looking for new homes are often retired Greyhounds and Lurchers.

Most of the dogs are cared for in our kennels whilst we try to find loving new homes by appeals on our website and in local newspapers. Some of the dogs have been neglected or have suffered abuse and need sensitive handling. Others require prompt veterinary attention and operations. Fortunately, we have a dedicated team of foster mums and dads and we also receive excellent support from our vets and nursing staff.

Together we are able to save many dogs and puppies that may not have been given a chance in life. On average we help over 200 dogs and puppies each year. We ensure all dogs placed with us are spayed/neutered to help prevent more unwanted litters of puppies.

Advertising costs, food bills and vet fees are paid for by EMDR who hold weekly fundraising events. Each member of the group works towards the same goals and we hope to be able to offer help to all dogs and puppies that find themselves, for whatever reason, needing a friend.

Leicester & Leicestershire Animal Aid Association Huncote, Leicestershire
Registered Charity No 242560

The Huncote Pet Rescue Centre
Elmwood Farm
Forest Road
Tel (Reception): 01455 888257
Fax: 01455 888550

Opening Hours and to view the dogs: 10.00 am - 2.30 pm
Cattery Opening Hours: 11.00 am - 2.30 pm

Leicester & Leicestershire Animal Aid Association is a rescue and re-homing centre for neglected, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats with accommodation for up to 75 dogs and 35 cats. The Association was founded in 1956 by the Late Dorothea Farndon who was affectionately knows as the 'Florence Nightingale of Animals'. We are a registered charity and are wholly reliant on the generosity of local community groups, individuals and businesses. We do not receive any government funding or lottery grants.

We have purpose built, quality animal accommodation set within 4½ acres of ground, including canine play areas, agility course, training facilities, Education Centre and luxury cattery with secure outdoor play areas. Our animal care team are fully qualified, experienced and dedicated to excellent quality of care. We also have the additional benefit of an external, fully qualified animal behaviourist. This ensures that our four legged friends receive all the kindness, love and attention they deserve.

Leicester Animal Rescue Billesdon, Leicestershire
Registered Charity No. 509784

Fairwinds Animal Shelter,
Tilton Road,
Tel: (0116) 259 9399

Please call to book a viewing. Tel: (0116) 259 9399
Viewing times: 12-3pm 7 days a week

Leicester Animal Rescue have many dogs and cats seeking kind, permanent homes. All are microchipped and up to date with flea and worm treatment, and adults are neutered. Click here to see the dogs currently with us, and please call to book a viewing appointment!

Please note we only re-home within the Leicestershire area.

The Leicester Animal Rescue Fairwinds Shelter takes in and re-homes cats and dogs. We aim to give animals a long term permanent home that they can feel loved and secure in. We take dogs into the shelter providing they are healthy. A temperament check is carried out and we ask for any medical and vaccination records. Please note there is normally a waiting list for animals to be accepted into the shelter. We ask for a minimum donation of &#pound;10 when accepting an animal, to go towards upkeep and vet treatment prior to re-homing.

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 Lincolnshire

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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.

Keith's Rescue Dogs Skegness and Boston, Lincolnshire
Keith's Rescue Dogs is a charity devoted to the welfare of unwanted and abandoned dogs. We are based in Lincolnshire and re-home mainly in the local area, we would however consider re-homing further afield for dogs that have been with the charity for a long time. Keith's Rescue Dogs began life in 2000 and since then has re-homed hundreds of dogs. The charity is run in a professional manner by 9 trustees and a number of dedicated helpers, everybody involved is a volunteer and receives no form of payment. Keith's Rescue Dogs has an outstanding reputation for it's high standards and commitment to the welfare of dogs, we rely entirely on sponsorship and donations, so the more help we receive the more help we can give.

Keith's Rescue Dogs
Charity No: 1093211
Telephone 01754 763543 (Skegness)
01205 750197 (Boston)
07801 696320
Fax 01754 899078
Alternatively you can e-mail us, but remember to include at least one contact phone number.

Lincolnshire Essex and Trent Boxer Rescue Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire
There are many reasons why boxers come into rescue, often through no fault of their own. Most Boxers come to us due to marriage break ups, the rest are because of a mixture of ignorance, death of owners and misunderstanding of the breed. Whatever the reason we are only to happy to help as the welfare of boxers is our only priority. We always do our homework first and match the dog to thier new forever family.We never have dogs to view! Every home is thoroughly checked out and once anyone adopts a boxer from us they become part of this ever increasing boxer family. We never lose touch. We ask for photos and updates from every new home periodically, and we send out news letters once a year. We have a Funday once a year when all new owners and their beloved dogs are invited to take part in a super day out. This is our main fund raising event of the year thus enabling us to continue the good work. We are solely funded by donations and administered entirely by voluntary helpers, without whom LETBR would not be what it is today.

Doris Banham Dog Rescue North Hykeham, Lincoln
Doris Banham was a dedicated animal lover throughout her life who sadly died in November  2001. The following year in June 2002 her daughter, Trudie James, decided to honour her life and dedication to animals by establishing The Doris Banham Sanctuary. The charity was set up to help all animals, but as we became increasingly aware of the heart breaking needless destruction of unclaimed dogs in dog pounds, we vowed to help them and the charity has developed to provide an essential life saving rescue service for these forgotten dogs. We are a non-profit organisation and rely totally on fundraising and donations to save these animals. Dogs are kept in kennels and foster homes around the area so check the contact list.

Doris Banham Charity Shop
183a Lincoln Road
(Eyam Way)
North Hykeham
Phone 07746752789

Jerry Green Dog Rescue Broughton, North Lincolnshire
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has seven Centres in the east of England, where our dedicated and experienced staff look after stray and abandoned dogs and work hard to find loving homes for them. The dogs at our seven rescue centres are just waiting for the right people to come along and offer them a home. Whether you're hoping to adopt a dog, want to raise funds for us or make a donation, you can help give a dog a better life.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue
North Lincolnshire
DN20 0BJ
Telephone 01652 653343
Open every day 1.30 - 3.30pm

Jerry Green Dog Rescue Boston, South Lincolnshire
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has seven Centres in the east of England, where our dedicated and experienced staff look after stray and abandoned dogs and work hard to find loving homes for them. The dogs at our seven rescue centres are just waiting for the right people to come along and offer them a home. Whether you're hoping to adopt a dog, want to raise funds for us or make a donation, you can help give a dog a better life.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue
Marsh Lane
South Lincolnshire
PE20 2BB
Telephone 01205 260546
Open every day 1.30 - 4.00pm

Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary Friskney, South Lincolnshire
Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and re-homing of ex-racing Greyhounds. Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary, near Skegness in South Lincolnshire, was established in December, 1997 by Sandra Miller. The Sanctuary, which obtained independent registered charity status in 1998, was designed and built by Shaun Hooker and provides comfortable and spacious accommodation for 28 dogs. Each pair of dogs have a warm kennel, their own run, and in addition there are two large galloping paddocks for free exercise. All dogs are walked every day except Sunday and as far as possible they are treated like the pets they are destined to become. There are 14 permanent "guests" who can never be homed , and some of these are available for sponsoring. We take in Greyhounds of all ages from all over the United Kingdom. Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary homes dogs and takes them in from all over England. Some are cruelty cases, with dogs weighing half thier correct body weight, some with emotional scars and others very ill from neglect. There is fully supported homing and follow up programmes for every dog, including vetting procedures, 24 hour help line, and in the rare cases when a homing fails, dogs MUST come back to Fen Bank. A Fen Bank dog is a dog for life. All our dogs are neutered, innoculated, wormed, health checked and soon will be micro-chipped before being placed in a new home. We like to ensure that our Greyhound adoptions go smoothly for both new owner and dog. We have a charity shop in Alford, Lincs. which helps in raising funds, as well as a program of events during the year to support the Sanctuary with its two resident staff.

Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary
The Farmhouse,
Fen Bank,
PE22 8PS
Tel: 01754 820593 or 01472 822979
Fen Bank Kennels open daily between 10.00am and 3.00pm - we are waiting for your visit!

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

Dog Rescues in London

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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.

Enfield Dog Rescue Palmers Green, London N13
Enfield Dog Rescue have foster homes in the North London and Hertfordshire areas. All dogs have had at least their first vaccination, are neutered (if old enough) and are, on most occassions, microchipped. If applying to rehome a puppy you will need to agree to neuter the dog at the appropriate age. For homechecking purposes it is prefered that potential adopters live within London and the Home Counties. Enfield Dog Rescue are always on the lookout for caring and committed fosterers, if you think that you might be able to help, or would like to offer a dog a home, please contact by emailing or call 0208 482 9372 - Please call during normal working hours or in emergency up to 8pm.

Rescue Remedies London and adjoining counties
Rescue Remedies is based in the London area (we are able to home dogs within London and any one of its adjoining counties) and we aim to provide a safe and warm foster home for dogs, who have lost their homes, whilst they are waiting for their forever owners. Rescue Remedies also helps kennel dogs develop skills to enable them to find their pet homes. As a small rescue we are dependant on goodwill and volunteers who open their homes to foster a dog in need, donate dog food or items, spread the word to search for good homes and above all, offer a homeless dog their home for life. We neuter the dogs in our care prior to adoption (with the exception of puppies or if there are medical grounds not to do so at the time) Additionally our dogs have received at least one vaccination, are microchipped, aswell as flea and worm treated. Our phone bills, transport costs and general running costs, on top of vet bills, mean we are always grateful for any contribution made. We carry out home checks to ensure the home meets the dogs needs and may also ask for vet reference. We do not discriminate against a dog on age or health. We aim to give a truthful description of the dog to the best of our knowledge and assessment For homechecking purposes we do prefer that prospective adopters live within London or surrounding counties. However, if we have a dog with very specific needs then we may be prepared to travel further afield for the right home

For all general enquiries e-mail or phone 07794 362712

Dog Rescues in Norfolk

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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.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary Norfolk area
Hillside Dog Rescue Since 1995 we have helped and found homes for many dogs that have come our way, and now we have set up Hillside Dog Rescue to place many more in loving, permanent homes. To avoid further unnecessary breeding we will, of course, ensure that all dogs coming into our care will be neutered; also vaccinated and microchipped, and we always carry out a home check. We have several dogs in our care, including some strays rescued from death row in pounds from across the country. One of our main aims in setting up Hillside Dog Rescue is to encourage would-be dog owners to give a home to a rescued dog and not to support dog breeders by buying a puppy. We will care for ALL our rescued dogs until we can find them a suitable home.

Dogs needing homes at Hillside Animal Sanctuary

To feed and care for a rescued dog and provide all necessary veterinary treatments (including neutering), costs an average of &#pound;300 before we can find a suitable home. We therefore ask adopters for a minimum donation of &#pound;100 towards this expense. Please note that we are only able to rehome dogs in the Norfolk area.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Hill Top Farm,
Hall Lane, Frettenham,
Norwich, NR12 7LT UK
Tel: 01603 736 200

CARE Dog Rescue Norfolk, Suffolk and northern Cambridge
Hillside Dog Rescue

CARE Dog Rescue is a small, family run, non-profit organisation, dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of dogs. Located in Norfolk, we cover Norfolk, Suffolk and into northern Cambridge. We take in unwanted, abandoned or abused dogs, pay for veterinary treatment and find new homes where the dog can continue its life in a kind, loving environment. CARE also rehome all the strays found in the area.

CARE Dog Rescue have been operating for over 14 years and have found homes for over 1500 dogs. Once accepted a dog remains with CARE until a suitable home is found. To date no healthy dog has been put down. If you want to go for one of the supposedly new "First Cross" dog breeds then think again. These mixes are not new and with a little patience and looking around you can most likely find one in a shelter waiting for a new home. The cost will be substantially lower!

CARE dogs needing homes

CARE rehomed 138 dogs in 2009. We feel great that we were able to help that many dogs find new homes. In many cases with the stray dogs, they would have been destroyed as the local council will only pay for 7 days boarding to give the owner time to come forward and claim the dog, then without CARE the dogs would be put to sleep. We have had some outstanding help in the last few years from a dedicated group of foster homes. Without these wonderful people we could not do near as much as we do.

Telephone (UK Only): 01493 653 955

We are usually very busy and are not always able to take the call, but please leave a message on the answer phone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

FAITH Animal Rescue Hickling, Norfolk
FAITH Dog Rescue

It was Christmas 1993 when five dogs were abandoned on Hickling marshes. By January '94 they had found their way here, and that is how F.A.I.T.H. (For Animals In Trouble there's Hope) began. F.A.I.T.H. (Registered Charity No 1052060) has grown rapidly and now saves hundreds of lives every year. We can only continue to do so with your help and support. Our dedication is boundless but our resources are not. Your kind and continued support is vital for us to continue our work of rescue, NEUTERING, and rehoming. Together we can make a difference.

Dogs needing homes at F.A.I.T.H.

    Our Policy:
  • To provide a rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing service for abandoned, ill-treated and unwanted animals. To care for them in social accomodation, wherever possible with communal exercise areas.

  • To have a vigorous neutering policy (castrating/spaying both sexes of dog and cat).

  • A non-destruction policy, except to end suffering, and then only on veterinary advice.

  • To socalise the un-socialised.

  • To train the untrained.

  • To care for the un-cared.

  • To nurse the sick.

  • To re-home our animals into a safe and loving environment.

F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue
Stubb Road,
NR12 0BW

Phone: 01692 598 312

PACT All Animal Rescue Hingham, Norfolk
PACT (registered charity No. 104525) rescues, rehabilitates, and where possible re-homes, neglected, injured and abandoned animals. Their specialty is 'problem animals', victims of physical or mental abuse, they are coaxed back to health, overcoming their behavioural distress, and restoring their dignity. In most cases these poor creatures would have had no option other than euthanasia. PACT has a strict 'no kill' policy.

PACT dogs needing homes

PACT is open from 12 Noon to 3.30 pm Wed. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. for anyone looking for a new animal in their life. Outside of these times is appointment only please. N.B PACT is not a visitors centre. If you are interested in a particular animal please check that the animal can be viewed before you travel. While these dogs await new homes, PACT provides them with the care and attention they need on a day to day basis but PACT relies heavily on the support and generosity of the general public like you to make it happen.

PACT Animal Sanctuary
River Farm

Phone: 01362 820775
We have limited staff who are always busy. In an emergency with an animal in distress phone 01362 820775.

Dog Rescues in Northamptonshire

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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.

Animals In Need/Maxicare Little Irchester, Northamptonshire
Animals In Need is a rescue organization run solely by volunteers in the Northamptonshire area. Rehoming a dog is a carefully handled process – we need to make sure we find the right owner for the dog and the right dog for your home. We no longer allow visitors to just turn up at the kennels and walk around, as we find this unsettling and stressful for the dogs in our care. We ask that you view the dogs here on the website or view the kennel book kept in Reception to view which dogs are currently in kennels. Based on the dogs you then want to view, we ask a few questions to make sure your selected dogs would be suitable for your needs and lifestyle. You can then meet the dog in our kennel area and perhaps take them for a walk to see if you bond. If all is well then you can reserve a dog for £20 deposit pending the home check. If several people want the same dog then our kennel management team will visit all homes and decide based on the dogs needs who is best suited to care for them. All dogs leave Maxicare neutered, vaccinated, ID chipped , wormed and flea treated. A total donation of £150 per dog to cover costs is required. Everyone wanting to rescue a dog will need to receive a full home check and must also have a secure garden. PLEASE NOTE - we cannot rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 5.

Maxicare dogs needing homes

The sanctuary is open to the public 12 - 3pm Tuesday to Sunday, we are closed on Mondays.

Animals In Need
Pine Tree Farm,
London Road,
Little Irchester,
Telephone: 01933 278080

Northamptonshire Animals Needing Nurturing & Adoption (NANNA) Irthlingborough, Northants
NANNA is a Registered charity No. 1115238. We do not rehome pound dogs to families with children under 10, because we don't have a full history on that dog. We do home visits. We do 48 hour trial. We do ask for a minimum donation of £180 for ALL our dogs (Neutered,vaccinated, micro-chipped, 4 weeks insurance, flea and worm treated and rescue back up for life of the dog). All our dogs are neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, treated for fleas and worms, insured for 4 weeks and have full back-up from NANNA for the rest of their lives.

NANNA dogs needing homes

NANNA Animal Rescue
Higglety Pigglety Farm
(A6) Irthlingborough Bypass (Opposite Finedon Road Junction)
Telephone: 01933 650372 (10 till 10)

Dog Rescues in Nottinghamshire

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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.

Babbington Hall Rescue Awsworth, Nottingham
We are continually looking to re-home our dogs, and we invite you to enquire about the animals we have in our care, all of whom are looking for someone to offer them the love and attention they crave. We hope you will find the time to look through our website knowing there is a dog waiting for you. As we are a non profit organisation, ALL of our income goes straight to our dogs to pay for vaccinations, spaying/neutering, any other vet care needed, microchipping, food, water, heating, bedding, staff etc. We are a true dog rescue, in more than just name.

Dogs needing homes at Babbington Hall Rescue

Opening Hours: 10.30am till 3.30pm, 7 days a week

Babbington Hall Rescue
Westby Lane,
NG16 2SS
Telephone 0115 932 4576

Halfway Home Dog Rescue Collingham, Nottinghamshire
Halfway Home Dog Rescue is Open by Appointment for the rehoming of some lovely rescue dogs - to make an appointment please ring on 0780 8003152 between 11am - 3pm. We have our own Halfway Home dogs plus a couple of dogs we are looking after for Hope Rescue. More details and photo's can be found on our adoptions page.

Halfway Home Dog Rescue
High Park Farm
Swinderby Road,
NG23 7NZ
Phone: 0780-8003152
For an appointment please ring 0780 8003152

Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels Retford, Nottinghamshire
BARK is a non- profit organisation funded entirely by donations and adoption fees. Every penny raised goes to pay for the day to day running of the kennels, staffing, utilities, maintenance and repairs, vets bills etc. The rescue could not survive and thrive without the huge support of the local and wider community who do everything from volunteer, donate food and items for us to sell, fundraise and promote and share our dogs and cats. We have so many wonderful dogs and cats just waiting for that special someone to come along and change their lives forever.

Dogs needing homes at Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels

BARK-Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels
Mansfield Road
DN22 8HE
Phone: 01777 708707

Open: Mon-Sun: 11.30am - 3.30pm
Closed: Christmas Eve/Day and New Years Eve/Day

FAITH Dog Rescue One Paw at a Time Dog Rescue Nottingham
All our potential adopters must pass a home check. Adoption homes must be within two hours from Nottingham. All our One Paws are vaccinated, microchipped, fully treated for fleas and worms. Adults will be neutered while puppies will be done at 12 months of age. Please get in touch for more info and we will discuss with you (home check and adoption donation does apply). Adoption areas Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Leicester and Sheffield, or 2 hours from Nottingham.

Dogs Needing Homes at One Paw at a Time Dog Rescue

Fostering helps save a dogs life and can be very rewarding but also a challenge. Some of our dogs we save, have come from terrible backgrounds and may need to learn how to live in a house again. By fostering a dog, you will be assessing the dogs progress in your own home and will be asked to feedback to us on a daily/weekly basis. If you are interested in becoming a fosterer for One Paw please complete the Interested in Fostering Form.

One Paw at a Time Dog Rescue
Adoption areas Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Leicester and Sheffield, or 2 hours from Nottingham.

Bramcote Animal Rescue Bramcote, Nottingham
The Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre located in the village of Bramcote near Nottingham has been rescuing abandoned animals for over 21 years. Many lost, unwanted, and poorly treated pets have found refuge and shelter at the centre and eventually loving new homes. Our rescue centre re homes all domestic pets including Dogs, Puppies, Cats, Kittens, Rabbits, Guinea-Pigs, Rodents and domestic Birds all with a non destruction policy. Some of the animals that have passed through our shelter are pictured on our animals page and many more like these are now ready for adoption and waiting for loving and caring homes. All cats are spayed/neutered before leaving us and a home check is made.

If you would like to adopt an animal from the shelter or if you would like further information or advice about adopting please contact Amanda Purdy at:

Bramcote Animal Rescue
6 Ash Tree Square
The Shelter is open from 1pm-3pm daily (except Thursdays closed)
Telephone calls taken from 11am-3pm daily (except Thursdays closed)
Telephone No: 01159 220286 (Landline)

Dog Rescues in Oxfordshire

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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.

Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary Stadhampton, Oxon
The Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary rescues and rehomes over 500 animals in the Oxfordshire area every year. Since opening in 1967 we have managed to help over 25,000 animals. We continue to support Oxfordshires abandoned animals, helping more and more pets each year to find loving new homes. At present on site we have over 60 dogs, 90 cats and kittens plus a number of rabbits and guinea pigs. We also care for our permanent guests of goats, sheep, a horse and a little Shetland pony. We hold our ’non-destruction policy’ as a core principle for our work. This means that we will never put a healthy animal down and work to rehabilitate each rescue that comes through our gates. You are able to Sponsor some of our recue animals to support them during their stay at the Sanctuary.

Click here to see our dogs needing homes. If you see one you think might be right for you come and visit us at the Sanctuary and speak to our staff about the animal you are looking for, they will be happy to help you in every way they can. Each of them knows about our animals history and can direct you to the most suitable pet. Once you have found the pet you think is the one, you must spend some time getting to know each other. You may need to visit the Sanctuary on a few occasions before you can take you new pet home. It is important that the match is right and everyone is happy with the decision. It is also important to bring other pets you may have to the Sanctuary to introduce them. A home visit will be conducted by one of our members of staff to ensure the environment is suitable for your new pet.

OASOxfordshire Animal Sanctuary
The Village Green,
Watlington Road,
OX44 7UB
Tel: 01865 890239

Blue Cross Lewknor, Oxon
Blue Cross Lewknor rehoming centre is based in south Oxfordshire. We always have dogs and cats looking for loving new homes. Come and visit us, we would love to see you.

Blue Cross Lewknor rehoming centre London Road (A40),
OX49 5RY
Telephone: 0300 777 1500

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Page updated: 9th April 2024
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