Rescues all over the UK are looking for loving forever or foster homes for their rescue pets. But it’s not just loving homes they need, they also desperately need funds and help with:
FUNDRAISING / HOMECHECKING / TRANSPORTING / DOG WALKING / ADMINISTRATION / SOCIAL MEDIA
Below are just some of the rescues in the UK who may need your help right now.
1 Dog At A Time Rescue UK – (dogs) UK wide
1 Dog At A Time Rescue UK are a team of volunteers who have seen the atrocities that face the street and stray dogs population in Romania. We at 1 Dog at a Time Rescue cannot stand by and do nothing, we have pledged to help where we can.
More info here: http://www.1dogatatimerescue.org
8 Below Husky Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
8 Below Husky Rescue are a registered charity in England and Wales who specialise in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming northern breed dogs and their crosses throughout the UK.
More info here: https://www.8belowhuskyrescue.org
A DOG’s TALE – (dogs) UK wide
A DOG’s TALE Rescue has a simple mission, to save and help dogs that need a second chance at a content life. We only use foster homes as this allows the dogs to be in a home environment and show their true character. We take in dogs from all types of backgrounds and have a qualified team to be able to assess every dog for temperament and suitability to enable us to find the right foster or forever home. (Location – Tunbridge Wells)
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/adogstaleuk/
Action Aid for Animals – (dogs) UK wide
Action Aid for Animals is a charity based on saving dogs and giving them a chance at a life free of torture and cruelty. Our sole aim is continue and grow the network of animal welfare groups, organisations and individuals for the betterment of animals in need. Though originally focused on Romania, our charity now helps other countries, and we try to help any animals who may need or benefit from our involvement.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/AA4Animals
Active Animals Rescue and Rehabilitation – (dogs) England and Scotland
Active Animals Rescue and Rehabilitation is a UK foster based rescue. We also have use of kennel and boarding facilities for our rescue dogs. Though the rescue predominantly takes in dogs, we do our very best to accommodate and help any animal in need. We take in rescue dogs that are in need of rehoming, European street dogs, dogs sat in shelters, and dogs simply abandoned to die. (Location: Wick, Highland)
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Active.Animals.Rescue.Rehabilitation
Aireworth Dogs in Need – (dogs) Keighley and the surrounding areas
Aireworth Dogs in Need are a dedicated team from Keighley, W. Yorkshire who came together through various channels. We are united in our efforts to find homes for stray and abandoned dogs in Keighley and the surrounding areas. We are a foster based rescue and rely on the kindness of volunteers. Dogs come to ADIN for a wide range of reasons, but what ever the reason we believe that every dog deserves a forever home where it can be happy and bring happiness.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/aireworthdogsinneed
Akita Rescue and Welfare – (dogs) UK wide
The Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (UK) – known informally as the ARW – was founded by a group dedicated Akita enthusiasts who felt there was a need for a society devoted to the rescue, welfare and protection of both the American and Japanese type of Akitas within the UK. The ARW now has reps and co-ordinators working across the country, advising owners, rescuing, re-homing and retraining Akitas.
More info here: http://www.akitarescue.org.uk
Alfie’s Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Alfie’s Dog Rescue is a non-profit, UK based organisation dedicated to rescuing dogs from, in some cases, life threatening situations. We are passionate about helping those in need in both the UK and Europe working solely with people who we trust. (Location – Bridgend, South Wales)
More info here: http://alfiesdogrescue.co.uk
All Creatures Great and Small – (all types of animals) South East Wales
All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary based in South East Wales has been serving the community since 1992. The sanctuary operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals.
More info here: https://www.allcreaturesgreatandsmall.org.uk
All Dogs Matter – (dogs) London regions
All Dogs Matter are a small team of passionate animal lovers who work with several local council authorities to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the many abandoned dogs that come in everyday. We also take in dogs from members of the public who can no longer look after them. We use a mixture of foster homes and kennel spaces to house the dogs in our care and we have an office in London.
More info here: https://alldogsmatter.co.uk
Amicii Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Amicii Dog Rescue is a UK based charity, which was established to support a dog rescue shelter in Transylvania, Western Romania. The shelter cares for up to 200 dogs at any one time. We have a team of volunteers in the UK, who work tirelessly to raise funds and to rehome as many of the dogs as possible. (Location: Kempsey, Worcestershire)
More info here: https://www.amiciidogrescue.org.uk
Angels Small Paws Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Angels Small Paws Dog Rescue rehomes unwanted and abandoned dogs from all over the UK. We are based in the East Midlands. All of our dogs are rehomed neutered (providing they are old enough and there are medical issues preventing this), vaccinated, microchipped, worm and flea treated. We also provide 4 weeks free insurance for all dogs under the age of 8 yrs old. We provide all of our dogs with lifetime rescue back up. (Location: Belper, Derbyshire)
More info here: https://www.angelssmallpawsdogrescue.com
Animal Adoption International – (all animals) UK wide
Animal Adoption International is a UK based nationwide rescue taking in predominantly rescue dogs, but also cats and any other animals we are able to help and home. We take in some of the most needy animals from all over the world including UK animals as well. We prioritise those in the most need and often take on the ones many other rescues would not.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/animaladoptioni
Animal Rescue Cymru – (dogs and cats) West Wales (preferably within 15 miles of Cardigan)
Animal Rescue Cymru are a small, independent rescue charity, based on the beautiful west Wales coast, and our sole aim is to rescue and re-home domestic animals. We do this with the aid of a small band of dedicated volunteers and experts whose sole aim is the welfare of animals. We rehome our animals all over the UK, after carrying out a home check.
More info here: http://www.animalrescuecymru.co.uk
The Animal Team – (all animals) UK wide (homecheckers and transporters)
The Animal Team is designed to help animal rescues complete homechecks, transport animals and promote animals looking for homes, via a network of volunteers. If you are a rescue with a no-kill policy and RBU within the UK then we can help bring extra coverage for all your furries, featheries or scalies. We operate a register for all the rescues to use to put together animals looking for forever homes with those who wish to adopt a new pet into their family.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/TheAnimalTeamResources
Animals in Need Northamptonshire – (all types of animals) – Northamptonshire
Animals In Need is an organisation dedicated to rescuing sick, injured, trapped and distressed wild and domestic animals. We provide veterinary treatment where necessary, care for and rehabilitate animals until they can be released or re-homed. Animals In Need was set up in 1990, the aim of the organization is alleviate suffering in animals. Animals In Need is a rescue organization run by 8 members of staff and a team of volunteers.
More info here: http://animals-in-need.org
Any Dog’il Do Rescue – (dogs) Scotland
Any Dog’il Do Rescue are a private rescue located in Edinburgh that rehome dogs of any breed, age, shape and size to suitable homes within Scotland. We do not have a rehoming centre. We use private boarding kennels to assess some of the dogs who have no background. Otherwise the dogs remain with their owners, or are placed into suitable foster homes.
More info here: http://www.anydogildorescue.org
Balkan Underdogs – (dogs and cats) UK wide
Balkan Underdogs is a not for profit UK registered charity SC045210 made up of volunteers dedicated to helping the street dogs and cats in the Balkans.
More info here: https://www.balkanunderdogs.org.uk
Balto & Co Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Balto & Co Rescue are a not for profit organisation who strives to give dogs what they need. A stable loving safe environment. We work with pound dogs that are at risk, as well as dogs that owners can no longer care for. We also help where possible an owner keep their dog, by offering advice and support and if needed temporary foster care. (Head Office – Durham)
More info here: https://www.baltoandco.co.uk
Barking Mad Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Barking Mad Dog Rescue are a UK registered charity working to improve the lives of abandoned dogs in Romania. We have a hands-on team in Romania at our shelters in Constanta and Calarasi, where we care for around 500 dogs and puppies, many of whom have been rescued from unimaginable abuse and neglect. We also provide food, vet care and support to two other shelters in Romania. In the UK, we have a team of volunteer adoption specialists working with potential adopters and foster carers across the country. Although we aim to rehome as many of the saved dogs as we can.
More info here: https://www.barkingmaddogrescue.co.uk
Barney’s Animal Rescue – (all types of animals) Lancashire
Barney’s Animal Rescue is a foster based rescue who exist to rescue, rehabilitate and successfully rehome unwanted, neglected and abused animals. We are a not-for-profit organisation that relies heavily on the kindness and generosity of the public and foster carers, who provide invaluable stepping stones to the animals on their journey to their new home.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/BarneysAnimalRescue
Barney’s Small Breed Rescue – (dogs) South Wales and Birmingham
Barney’s Small Breed Rescue are a South Wales based, rescue for small breed dogs. Mainly in Bridgend, Swansea and Cardiff areas. We rehome to and are able to accept dogs throughout the UK. We also have some fosterers and staff in the Birmingham area. We aim to find the most suitable, loving home for the dog that meets their needs, via our members, supporters and fosterers.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232269844281658
Bedlington Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
Bedlington Terrier Rescue are a small breed rescue who have been operating for over 40 years, rescuing and rehoming Bedlington Terriers and their crosses. We have no rescue centre, working generally home from home. We offer full training and back up and support for our team of foster carers so we can match the dog to the carer and begin the rehabilitation to prepare the dogs for their new homes. (Location – Carmarthen)
More info here: http://www.bedlingtonrescue.co.uk
Beds for Bullies – (dogs) Suffolk
Beds For Bullies specialises in helping to rescue and rehome bull breeds, particularly English Bull Terriers, many of whom have been abused or used as bait dogs. We place dogs in loving, responsible & committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives. (Location – Cambridgeshire)
More info here: http://www.bedsforbullies.com
BeKind Rescue – (dogs and cats) UK wide
BeKind Rescue are a foster-based dog, and cat rehoming rescue charity run entirely by volunteers. As well as rescuing animals in the UK, where we are based, we work together with like-minded people across Europe, in countries where the basic standards of animal welfare fall far short of what many people would expect from the Western world. (Location: Upton, West Berkshire)
More info here: https://www.bekindrescue.com
Big Red Rooster – (cockerels) UK wide
Big Red Rooster was started in 2014. After several years of taking in and sometimes re-homing Cockerels for people for various reasons, we decided to make it an official and registered as a not-for-profit organization. We did this to enable us to raise funds, to allow is to expand and ultimately be able to help rescue and find homes for more lovely boys. We are located in Wiltshire just outside Swindon.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/BRR.CockerelRescue
The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary – (dogs) UK wide
The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary are the largest Sanctuary and Rehabilitation centre of it’s kind in the UK and we are one of the the very few UK sanctuaries that will take highly aggressive and fear aggressive dogs as we have a no kill policy full stop. The Sanctuary is home to just under one hundred and fifty dogs who had run out of chances, most have behavioural issues and need to live in a controlled environment, are aggressive, old, disabled, human scared etc.
More info here: https://birkett-smith.org.uk
Blind Dog Rescue UK – (dogs) UK wide
Blind Dog Rescue UK is a small but passionate charity dedicated to the rescue of blind and partially sighted dogs. The dogs in our care are victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma. Many are struggling to survive in shelters, tethered on short chains, or straying on the streets in countries where there is no infrastructure for animal welfare or animal rescue – countries such as Romania, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ireland and Cyprus. Blind Dog Rescue UK also rescue dogs from within the UK who are being surrendered by their owners or being threatened with euthanasia.
More info here: https://www.bdruk.org
Bliss Cavalier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
Bliss Cavalier Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation run by experienced Cavalier lovers. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the UK’s most popular dog breeds. They have the happiest, kindest nature and love everyone. Sadly this means bad breeders and puppy farmers take advantage and breed them with no regard for their welfare leaving owners and dog rescues to pick up the pieces.
More info here: https://www.blisscavalierrescue.org
Blue Weimaraner Rescue and Rehoming (UK) – (dogs) UK wide
The aim of BWR&R (UK) is to match each Blue Wiemaraner who is surrendered to us, with the most suitable adopter who can offer a safe, secure and loving forever home.There are numerous reasons why dogs are rehomed and we want to ensure that each Blue or Grey Weimaraner surrendered to us for rehoming is placed with the best applicant; one that will invest in the dog’s specific training and needs. (Location – Dorset)
More info here: https://www.bwrescue.co.uk
Boxer and Bully Saviours – (dogs) UK wide
Boxer and Bully Saviours (BABS) aims to provide a safe haven for boxer and bully dogs, of all kinds, who no longer have a home to call their own – dogs who may be at risk of being put to sleep at the pound or dogs given up by their owners due to difficult circumstances and of course, those that are in danger of abuse or neglect.
More info here: http://www.babs-rescue.co.uk
Broken Paws Second Chances – dogs (UK wide)
We are a team of dedicated volunteers devoted to giving our four legged friends a second chance. We rescue dogs from Romania and from within the UK.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283088358967524
Broken Halo Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Broken Halo Rescue UK is a small foster based dog rescue founded back in 2015 to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome both abused and abandoned dogs from all over the UK. As a rescue, we believe that all dogs deserve a second chance at life with a bright future ahead of them therefore we dont limit ourselves to only helping dogs in the UK but also from across Europe, including Romania and Spain.
More info here: https://brokenhalorescue.co.uk
Brysons Animal Shelter – (all types of animals) Tyne and Wear
At Brysons Animal Shelter our goal is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. Our shelter is spread over two sites, one for horses and the other, main site, for dogs, cats and small animals. The majority of the animals in our care may have been ill-treated, abandoned or their owner may have died leaving no one to care for them. Others may have simply been lost and their owner cannot be traced.
More info here: http://www.brysons.org.uk
Buddy’s Boxer Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Buddy’s Boxer Rescue are a small not for profit rescue organisation run by volunteers who share a love of this beautiful breed. Our aim is to rescue abused, abandoned and neglected boxer dogs and other breeds when we can, by getting them to a place of safety and securing them permanent loving forever homes. We focus specifically but not exclusively on cases in Spain where levels of maltreatment, neglect, and abandonment are particularly high.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buddysboxerrescue
Bulldog Rescue & Rehoming Trust – (dogs) UK Wide
Bulldog Rescue & Rehoming Trust offer a rescue and rehoming service for pure bred bulldogs across the UK, who, for whatever reason cannot stay where they are. Everything is coordinated from one central point and thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers across the UK we can act quickly if necessary, home check potential new homes and supply short stay foster care where required. (Location: Midhurst, West Sussex)
More info here: http://www.bulldogrescue.org.uk
CARE Dog Rescue – (dogs) Norfolk, Suffolk, North Cambridge
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 some strays found in the Norfolk area.
More info here: https://care-uk.com
Carla Lane Animals in Need – (dogs, cats and other animals) Liverpool
We are Carla Lane Animals in Need Liverpool a rescue of over 40 years, we Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome dogs, cats and other animals. We have a no destruction policy. We take animals from homes that are needing to be re-homed but the majority of our dogs are from stray dog pounds where they have served there 7 days as an unclaimed stray, and are now due to be destroyed.
More info here: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk
Castlefield Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
At Castlefield Dog Rescue, we are proud to provide a caring, invaluable service to local councils and the local community taking in stray dogs found in their local area. For any dogs that are not reclaimed after the statutory eight days, we try our very best to find them new, loving homes to spend the rest of their life. If you would like to support our work, we would love to hear from you. (Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire)
More info here: http://www.castlefieldkennels.co.uk/News/castlefield-dog-rescue
Cat Action Trust 1977 – (cats) Leeds
Cat Action Trust 1977 is a small national charity based in Leeds, West Yorkshire dedicated to the welfare of feral cats.
More info here: https://www.cat1977leeds.co.uk
Change a Paw Life Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Change a Paw Life Rescue are an Essex based non-profit making rescue that is run purely by volunteers. We are always in need of homecheckers, fosterers and transporters nationwide. If you’re able to help in any way, we’d love to hear from you.
Cheltenham Animal Shelter – (dogs, cats, small furries) Gloucestershire
Cheltenham Animal Shelter is a charity that has been helping animals since 1926. We rescue and re-home unwanted and abandoned stray cats, dogs and small animals from across Gloucestershire. We also take in rescue dogs from Gloucestershire Constabulary as well as rehoming dogs, cats and small animals from owners who can no longer look after them for a variety of reasons. Small animals we often have in our care include rabbits, gerbils and guinea pigs.
More info here: https://gawa.org.uk
Chilterns Dog Rescue Society – (dogs) Hertfordshire
Chilterns Dog Rescue Society was founded in 1963 by Mrs Dolly Bromley so our history now stretches over 50 years. Since 1963, over 18,000 dogs have been homed. Not only does the Society care for and find homes for lost and abandoned dogs, owners circumstances sometimes change and this can result in dogs coming into our care. We refuse to have dogs put down except for extreme medical reasons or irreversible behavioural conditions. To this end, we provide extensive veterinary care and training for the dogs that need it.
More info here: https://chilternsdogrescue.org.uk
The Chinese Crested Club of Great Britain Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
The Chinese Crested Club of Great Britain Rescue are a small rescue dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Chinese Crested. If you would like to support our work or join our small family of foster carers, then please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you.
More info here: https://www.chinesecrestedclubofgb.co.uk
Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home – (dogs and cats) Cotswold, Gloucestershire
As a leading animal rescue charity in the Cotswolds we care for hundreds of abandoned, abused and neglected animals each year. Our job is to make sure our animals are cared for by providing them with a safe space, access to veterinary treatment and plenty of love.
More info here: https://www.cotswoldsdogsandcatshome.org.uk
Dogs4Rescue – (dogs and other animals) UK wide
Dogs4Rescue is a unique, independent dog rescue in a semi-rural part of Manchester where the dogs live together in a kennel free environment. The dogs spend their days getting all the exercise, socialisation, stimulation, love and care that they need whilst waiting for their forever homes. The dogs here live with us alongside our goats, sheep, hens, pigs, horse, cats, rabbits, ferrets, turkeys and more. As vegans, we respect all animal life the same.
More info here: https://dogs4rescue.co.uk
Dogbus Transporting Paws Saving Lives – (dogs) UK wide
Dogbus provides safe, professional and humane transport for other rescue organisations, animal charities and any rescue animal needing transport. Our own rescue efforts continue to grow and we are now established as a animal rescue for rehoming animals to wonderful forever homes here in the UK with full life time rescue back up and support. (Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire)
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/dogbus999
Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) – (dogs) UK wide
Dogs on the Streets are a voluntary ran and not-for-profit charity dedicated to the welfare of dogs belonging to the UK’s homeless community. DOTS operates weekly in London as well as running regular services in other major UK cities with a view to expand even further. With a fully equipped mobile veterinary surgery vehicle allowing ease of access to dogs in need, DOTS ensures all the essential items and services are provided for free each and every week. From food provisions to new harnesses and leads plus training and grooming sessions.
More info here: https://www.dogsonthestreets.org
DoodleAid – (dogs) UK wide
DoodleAid are a team of volunteers who help rehome poodle crosses in need based in the UK. We ensure that all dogs which are referred to us for rehoming should be found loving new homes, where a lifestyle, appropriate to their temperament & needs can be reasonably assured. DoodleAid will handle the rehoming of any poodle crossbreed for any owner that finds themselves in a position where their pet needs to be rehomed for whatever reason, without judgement.
More info here: https://www.doodleaid.com
Doodles For Rehoming UK – (dogs) UK wide
Doodles For Rehoming UK is a volunteer run group that assists owners of poodle cross dogs to rehome their doodles safely and responsibly, by providing guidance and support during the rehoming process. We have a team of dedicated volunteers who are ready to assist you in finding the best home for your doodle.
More info here: http://doodlesforrehoming.uk
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home – (dogs and cats) Edinburgh and the Lothians
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, working in partnership with local authorities and police services by welcoming lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our organisation benefits from the skills and experience of our staff, comprised of long-serving kennel veterans and enthusiastic new talent. Our small team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to our door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.
More info here: https://edch.org.uk
Epsom Canine Rescue – (dogs) 20 miles of Reigate
Epsom Canine Rescue was formed in 1995 to specialise in unwanted and subsequently neglected dogs within the local vicinity of Epsom. More recently we have also started to assist in helping rehome 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.
More info here: http://epsomcaninerescue.co.uk
Evermore Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are a UK based dog rescue, supporting smaller and independent rescues, mainly in Romania, to rescue, rehabilitate and then rehome dogs in the UK. We also support spay and neuter campaigns Registered Charity Number (England and Wales) 1182518.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/evermoredogrescue
Every Paw Matters – (dogs and other animals) UK wide
Every Paw Matters helps and supports dogs and other pets in need. Our work is varied and includes: feeding and helping dogs belonging to homeless people and others in need; helping owners that sadly need to rehome pets find new owners or foster homes; getting animlas to a safe place that are at risk of being put to sleep because they are no longer wanted or may need therapeutic assistance (dogs); supporting and fundraising for other small causes and rescues we partner with.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Every-Paw-Matters-1633793803595776
Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
The Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue has been running for over 30 years. Although over the years the rescue has grown in size its is still run by a handful of volunteers and foster homes that look after and raise funds for the many dogs being cared for at any one time. Evesham Greyhounds and Lurchers live all over the country, there may be one near you. So no matter where you live if you can offer a loving home to a Greyhound or Lurcher, please get in touch.
More info here: http://lurcher.org.uk
Finding Furever Homes – (dogs) UK wide
Finding Furever Homes are a small UK registered charity, working hard to help dogs find furever homes. We have dogs in kennels as well as in foster with families and details of each can be found on our ADOPT ME page. We also try to help support smaller dog rescues located throughout the UK by marketing, raising awareness, fundraising, home checking and offering help and support in whatever way we can, when time and funds allow.
More info here: http://www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk
FLOOF UK (For The Love Of Our Frenchies) – (dogs) UK wide
FLOOF are a UK based French Bulldog rescue, run by friendly and dedicated volunteers. We are not going to be able to help every dog, we know that. But through fundraising and education, we can make a difference together. With your help and support we will be able to change the lives of these dogs, and give them a happy and healthy life.
More info here: https://www.fortheloveofourfrenchies.net
Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre – (dogs, cats and small animals) 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.
More info here: http://www.foalfarm.org.uk
Forever Hounds Trust – (dogs) UK wide
Forever Hounds Trust is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted, abused or abandoned Greyhounds and Lurchers. Our vision is a day when every greyhound and lurcher is free from risk or need. We rescue and care for unwanted, abused or abandoned greyhounds, lurchers and other sighthounds in any part of the country, resources allowing.
More info here: https://foreverhoundstrust.org
Freshfields Animal Rescue – (all types of animals) Liverpool and North Wales surrounding areas
Freshfields Animal Rescue is a charitable organisation caring for abandoned, abused and unwanted domestic and small farm animals along with sick and injured wildlife. We serve our local communities via the rescue and rehoming services we provide and we act to support community, local wildlife and the environment through our urban conservation initiatives. We provide temporary refuge and sanctuary for an endless cycle of animals in need of help with each animal receiving the food, medication, socialisation and emotional healing required before re-homing or release.
More info here: https://www.freshfields.org.uk
Friends of Akitas Trust UK – (dogs) UK wide
Friends of Akitas Trust UK are Akita enthusiasts, who felt that we could do more to help Akitas in need. Every week numbers of Akitas end up in council pounds with only seven days to find a home before destruction. We aim to get as many of these Akitas as possible into ’safe’ kennels or foster homes and ultimately into new forever homes. That’s not to say that we will only help ‘Poundies’. Our objective is to help, rescue where necessary, rehabilitate and rehome any Akita which needs it.
More info here: http://www.friendsofakitas.co.uk
Friends of Animals Wales – (dogs, cats and rabbits) UK wide
Friends of Animals Wales is a small an animal rescue based in South Wales, staffed by volunteers, working and re-homing across the UK. The rescue is run completely by volunteers who are responsible for home visiting, transporting, fostering, promoting adoption, fund raising and many other tasks. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome ex-puppy farm dogs and puppies.
More info here: https://friendsofanimalswales.org.uk
Forgotten Souls Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Forgotten Souls Rescue was established in 2009 with the aim of helping to save dogs from the streets of Hateg Hunedoara, Romania. We transport them to the United Kingdom in an effort to find them their very own special ‘forever’ home. Our dogs will be rehomed having been neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated (including kennel cough), de-flea’d and wormed. An adoption fee is payable which helps cover the costs of the above, as well as contributing towards passport and transport costs into the U.K.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenSoulsRescue
Gables Dog and Cat Home – (dogs and cats) Devon
Gables Dogs & Cats Home rescues unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats and rehomes them to Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and the Isles of Scilly. The help the regions unwanted & abandoned dogs & cats since 1907.
More info here: https://www.gablesfarm.org.uk
German Shepherd Rescue Elite – (dogs) UK wide
German Shepherd Rescue Elite was established to help unwanted, abandoned and neglected German Shepherds and just as importantly, offer education to the general public on the responsibilities and pros and cons of owning a large working breed dog. Our aim is to offer help and advice so in the future we become the prevention rather the cure. We have kennels in Chesterfield, Essex, Cornwall, Bristol and Lincolnshire as well as foster homes in many other areas.
More info here: http://gsrelite.co.uk
Give a Dog a Bone – (all types of animals) UK wide
Give a Dog a Bone…and an animal a home is a young, unique and award winning charity, supporting the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion. We aim to tackle loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal, by removing financial barriers to an over 60s person adopting a rescue animal.We have a Community Space project, where we offer free activities for the over 60s and drop in times for the whole community (of any age) to pop in for a cuppa and a chat and stroke the dogs. It’s called Companionship in the Community and is currently located in Glasgow, Troon and Alloa (Scotland).
More info here: https://www.giveadogabone.net
Glendee Dog Rescue – (dogs and cats) Hertfordshire
Glendee Rescue & Rehoming’s mission is to save as many dogs and cats as we can from being put to sleep, through no fault of their own and to place them in loving homes, giving them a second chance for happiness. Situated in North Mymms, Hertfordshire, Glendee Kennels is primarily a 5* boarding kennels for both cats and dogs. Recognising the horrendous plight of so many unwanted family pets and strays, a number of kennels are now dedicated to these dogs.
More info here: http://www.glendeedogrescue.com
Good Life Dog Rescue – (dogs) Yorkshire
Good Life Dog Rescue is a small charity in Yorkshire. We are dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs. We work closely with the stray kennels to help stray dogs that have served their seven days and take them into our care or transport to other reputable rescues willing to help them find a new home. We are hands on and dedicated.
More info here: https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk
Greenacres Rescue – (all types of animals) UK wide
Greenacres is a small, non-profit, animal rescue centre in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. We are the only all animal rescue centre in Pembrokeshire. We try our very best to help any animal in need and although Pembrokeshire based we work throughout the UK. Greenacres Rescue believes that every animal deserves a second chance, and with your support, we can hopefully give them just that.
More info here: https://www.greenacresrescue.org.uk
Greys Eleven Plus – – (dogs) UK wide
GreysElevenPlus has been set up to help older greyhounds that find themselves homeless. This may be because their owner has died or can no longer care for them, because of a family break-up, or because of a major change in home or work circumstances.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Greys11Plus
Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (G.R.A.C.E.) – (dogs) UK wide
Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (GRACE) is a small, independent foster based rescue, based in the North East. However, we have and will transport our dogs throughout the UK for the right home. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home unwanted and abused greyhounds, lurchers and other sighthounds from local authority dog pounds, members of the public and, predominantly, owners and trainers of racing greyhounds.
More info here: http://www.grace-greyhoundrescue.co.uk
Grinshill Animal Rescue – (all types of animals) Shrewbury, Shropshire
A small, family run rescue centre situated in the picturesque village of Grinshill. They started rescuing 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.
More info here: https://www.grinshillanimalrescue.co.uk
Happier Days for Strays – (dogs) Sunderland
Happier Days for Strays is a Sunderland based volunteer and donation run non-profit organisation that helps stray, abused, lost or unwanted dogs find new homes.
HARC Hope Animal Rescue – (all types of animals) UK wide
We are a small animal rescue founded in 2014. We are foster-based, and entirely run by volunteers. We foster for people in hospital, and take pets whose owners have passed away. We foster for people escaping domestic violence, via social work or women’s aid. We depend entirely on donations. We have homed from Orkney to Cornwall, and specialise in helping those that no other rescues will help.
More info here: https://harchopeanimalrescue.co.uk
Harry’s Trust – (dogs) South Wales
Harry’s Trust is a South Wales based charity dedicated to rehoming surrendered or abandoned dogs, and helping them live their life to the fullest. We’re always in need of more volunteer foster carers. We like to have our foster carers within an hour journey of Cardiff/Pontypridd.
More info here: https://harrystrust.co.uk
Help For Hope – (dogs) UK wide
Help For Hope aims to help dogs in Romania who are subject to terrible conditions and give them a second chance at life. We believe that every life matters. We are based in Hampshire and are always in need of loving foster homes where our dogs can stay whilst we find them their forever homes.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/helpforhopedogs
Helping Dogs in Romania (HDIR) – (dogs) UK wide
Helping Dogs in Romania (HDIR) was founded in 2014. Our founder, Elizabeth Lean, heard the story of one poor dog’s suffering in Romania and worked with a rescuer to bring her to the UK. Bella’s journey inspired Elizabeth to start saving more and more dogs, and in the five years since that day HDIR has saved hundreds and hundreds of four-legged friends. The charity is run by a team of volunteers across the UK, who work directly with rescuers in Romania, saving dogs from cruel conditions and painful death sentences.
More info here: https://www.helpingdogsinromania.co.uk
Helping Yorkshire Poundies – (dogs) Rotherham
Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYPS) now has a very small team of volunteers who work tirelessly to help dogs on death row. HYPS use private boarding kennels based in Rotherham to place dogs that are at high risk of being put to sleep. We get them vaccinated, neutered and microchipped before either rehoming them or sourcing them a space within a reputable rescue.
More info here: https://helpingyorkshirepoundies.co.uk
High Hopes Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
High Hopes Dog Rescue are a dog rescue in the Worcestershire/ Shropshire area dedicated to helping dogs in need and finding them the home and life that they deserve. We rescue dogs from within the UK, and also work as an international rescue helping dogs in Romania and Portugal. We are primarily foster based rescue.
More info here: https://www.highhopesdogrescue.org
Hope VMS Elaine’s Dogs – (dogs) UK wide
Hope Vms Elaine’s Dogs is a rescue shelter for dogs founded in the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are registered as an Association for the Protection of Animals. We work hard arranging adoptions all over Europe and have had at time of writing this 119 successful adoptions. Every time we find one dog a loving home it allows us to take another into our care and change that dogs life. We have a network of people in the UK ready to speak with you.
More info here: https://www.hopevmselainesdogs.com
Hounds First Sighthound Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
Hounds First Sighthound Rescue are a sighthound and lurcher rescue who rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes sighthounds including Lurchers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Salukis as well as other types of sighthound across the UK. We are a foster based rescue. This means that the majority of our dogs are kept in foster homes until they find their forever home.
More info here: https://houndsfirst.co.uk
Howls for Help – (dogs) UK wide
Here at Howls For Help, our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted and stray sled dogs and sled dog cross breeds. We are always looking for those very special people who are willing to open their door and heart to offer a rescue dog a place on their sofa whether it be a forever home or a foster home. Howls for Help are always in need of fosters as there is that many dogs that require our help. Over time we will be looking to expand our team as we will require help with fund raising, homechecks and transporting of the dogs.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/howlsforhelp
Idlewild Animal Sanctuary – (all types of animals) North Wales
Idlewild Animal Sanctuary is a Registered Charity set up to rehome and care for unwanted and abandoned animals. We are unique in that we tend to rehome the more “unusual” animals, that might not otherwise find a loving home. We are specialist in animals that are elderly, have additional needs due to illness or disabilities who requiring that extra care. We offer lifelong homes where necessary alongside our rehoming service where animals are taken in and then found loving forever homes. The animals currently in our care includes: Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Donkeys, Horses.
More info here: https://www.idlewildanimalsanctuary.co.uk
International Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
International Dog Rescue was set up in 2017 by a group of dedicated dog lovers – this not for profit organisation will be doing two things – raising funds to build a shelter in Romania and to bring dogs over the UK where they can get a chance at finding the forever home they will never get whilst they stay in Romania.
More info here: https://www.internationaldogrescue.org.uk
Jack Russell Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Jack Russell Terrier Rescue UK is a non profit organization saving JRTs from pounds, abandonment, mis-treatment and rehoming unwanted pets. We rescue and re-home throughout the UK. We are dedicated to Jack Russell Terriers although we help unwanted, homeless and abused dogs of all breeds. Our dogs are in family foster homes in Wales, North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Cheshire, & West Yorkshire, We rehome across the UK. We have successfully rehomed dogs from Scotland to the Isle of Wight.
More info here: https://www.jackrussellterrierrescueuk.org/
Jersey Rescue Dogs – (dogs) Jersey and South West
We are a licensed sanctuary who home dogs from the UK and Ireland on the island of Jersey. We are a member of the Association of Jersey Charities. We foster dogs in a home environment where possible and offer temporary care to pets when owners are ill or circumstances change.
More info here: https://www.jerseyrescuedogs.co.uk
JLP Trust Animal Rescue – (dogs and other animals) South Yorkshire (Rotherham and the surrounding areas)
JLP Trust Animal Rescue are a small rescue based in South Yorkshire (Rotherham and the surrounding areas) and we offer help to animals who need us to find them a new home for whatever the reason. We try to help as many of these as possible through providing help with rehoming, foster homes and help to owners wherever possible to ensure that the animals remain safe, looked after and loved until a new forever home can be found.
More info here: http://jlptrustanimalrescue.org.uk
Joey’s Legacy Boxer Rescue – (dogs) preferably in a 3 hour radius of Liverpool
Joey’s Boxer Legacy Rescue is a small registered charity rehoming boxer dogs, bulldogs and mastiffs. We are run entirely by volunteers who use all of their spare time to help dogs in need. All of our volunteers have been working with dogs and rescue organisations for a number of years. If you are in the North West of England and can volunteer for us please contact us. The more help we have, the more we can help dogs in need.
More info here: https://www.joeyslegacy.co.uk
K9 Crusaders – (dogs) Cornwall
K9 Crusaders based in Cornwall is a small independent rescue offering full rescue back up for our dogs. We do not have the resources to go further afield and our Governing Document registered with the Charity Commission restricts us to only operating in Cornwall.
More info here: https://www.caninecrusaders.org.uk
K9 Focus – (dogs) Devon
K9focus is a dog rescue charity based in Devon and is committed to rescuing as many dogs as possible across the South West and beyond. We specialise in helping to rehome and rehabilitate dogs from difficult situations and finding new forever loving homes. The rescues run entirely by volunteers Registered Charity No: 114296.
More info here: https://www.k9focus.co.uk
Keighley Cat Care – (cats) Keighley – Bingley – Crossflatts – Saltaire – Shipley – Haworth – Oakworth – Skipton and surrounding areas
Keighley Cat Care are a foster based cat rescue. Cats and kittens come in to us for many reasons. All the cats and kittens are taken into foster homes. They are given a thorough examination by a vet and any illness, injury etc is treated immediately. They are given flea and worm treatment and vaccinated. The ones old enough are neutered. We also microchip them. They will then stay with us until an appropriate new home is found.
More info here: http://www.keighleycatcare.co.uk/index.php
Kelpie Welfare UK – (dogs) UK wide
Kelpie Welfare UK was established as a non profit organisation in 2006. We are a small group of volunteers who are passionate about rescuing and rehoming Australian Kelpies. As Kelpies are still relatively rare in the UK we don’t have a rehoming centre and prefer our dogs to be placed into foster homes nationwide. Kelpie Welfare UK is a breed specific rescue and we do occasionally have pedigree Kelpies but most of our dogs we help tend to be crossed with collies. We also help to rehome New Zealand Huntaways as their needs are somewhat similar to a Kelpie.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/KelpieRescueUK
Kent Greyhound Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Kent Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity based near Hythe in South East Kent. We find new homes for around 150 abandoned and unwanted greyhounds, lurchers and other sighthounds each year. We rehome throughout Kent and also in other counties. We do not operate a rescue centre, which is open to the public. Instead the dogs wait for their new homes at either private boarding kennels near High Halstow or, ideally, in foster homes throughout Kent.
More info here: https://www.kentgreyhoundrescue.com
Kitty Kat Rescue and Rehoming – (cats) Watford and surrounding areas
Based in Oxhey, Kitty Kat Rescue and Rehoming have been rescuing cats and kitten for around 9 years. If you would like to help rescue a cat or kitten in need, then please contact us.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/kittykatrescueandrehoming
Labrador Rescue South East and Central – (dogs) South East and Midlands
Labrador Rescue South East & Central is a registered charity that has cared for and re-homed Labradors since 1996. We provide help and ongoing support to all new Adoptees and existing Labrador owners. Very often Labradors find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Domestic crisis, bereavement, ill treatment or financial problems can all lead to your dog needing a new home. LRSEC is managed by a team of volunteer Trustees and Co-ordinators covering all south-eastern counties of England, the Midlands including Birmingham and Nottingham.
More info here: https://www.loveyourlabrador.co.uk
Large Breed Dog Rescue – (dogs) Kent, Swindon and Warrington
Large Breed Dog Rescue is a small rescue for big dogs based in Kent. We take in and rehome large breed dogs and large cross breeds in the UK, we give them the care and attention they need before finding them a safe and secure forever home. We are a registered charity and have a strict non-destruct policy. We neuter, vaccinate and microchip all our dogs before they go to their new homes.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LargeBreedDogRescue
Last Chance Rescue Romania – (dogs) UK wide
Last Chance Rescue is a small stray dog/cat rescue based in Targu Mures, Romania and run by Monika Kovacs. Suitable animals are promoted for adoption.
More info here: https://www.lastchancerescueromania.com
Last Hope Rescue – (dogs) Essex
Last Hope Rescue is a volunteer-run rescue based in Essex. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs. With no costly salaries or office overhead, your donations are guaranteed to go directly toward saving lives. Last Hope Rescue relies on private donations to fund our rescue and rehabilitation efforts.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/lasthopeanimalrescueessex
Lea Valley Dog Rescue – (dogs) Lea Valley Area
Lea Valley Dog Rescue is a volunteer run dog rescue in the Lea Valley Area re-homing dogs throughout Herts, Essex, North London and the Home Counties.
More info here: http://www.leavalleydogrescue.co.uk
Leicester Animal Aid – (cats and dogs) Leicester and surrounding areas
Leicester Animal Aid is a rescue and rehoming centre for cats and dogs, based just outside of the South Leicester village of Huncote. Every year, we care for more than 400 dogs and cats who are lost, abandoned, neglected unwanted or relinquished because their owners can no longer care for them. We also run a unique Community Pet Support Scheme (CPSS) that helps to keep people and pets together. Our Scheme provides those who are elderly, have disabilities and those who are housebound with free professional support to help them care for their pets.
More info here: https://www.leicesteranimalaid.org.uk
Linbee Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Linbee Dog Rehoming was founded in November 2014 and is entirely run by volunteers. Our main aim is to provide a safe haven for dogs that are at high risk of being put to sleep and find them forever homes. We have a No Kill policy and strongly believe that every dog deserves a chance. (Location – North Yorkshire)
More info here: http://www.linbee.co.uk
Little Paws Ferret Rescue – (ferrets) Sunderland and South Tyneside
Little Paws Ferret Rescue has established itself for rescue and rehoming, concentrating in the locality of Sunderland and South Tyneside (although we will rehome outside of that area there seem to be more than enough waifs and strays in these areas to keep us busy). There is such a great need for rescue and rehoming of our favourite little fuzz butts.
More info here: https://www.littlepawsferretrescue.co.uk
Love4Dogs Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Love4Dogs Rescue are a caring organisation with brilliant teamwork. We help Romanian dogs with horrible chequered pasts that need fosters and adopters from Britain. We are always in need of loving foster homes, so if you have room in your heart and your home we would love to hear from you.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/sharondogrescue
Loving Homes Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Loving Homes Dog Rescue is a rescue based in Scotland dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of dogs. We are an all breed rescue and we take not only the “easy” to rehome dogs but also problem cases and those requiring rehabilitation including severe abuse cases and bait/fighting dogs. We welcome staffies and bull breeds, these are at present the dogs most in need of help. Poundies are dogs that are abused, dumped, abandoned; unwanted souls that find themselves with 7 days to live in council pounds across the UK.
More info here: http://www.lovinghomesdogrescue.org.uk
Lucky Hens – (hens) UK wide
Lucky Hens was established in 2010 by Alison Thorpe and is a volunteer led non-profit community interest company, helping to rescue and rehome ex-caged hens, with regular rehome days. Lucky Hens keep any poorly hens that are rescued and nurses them back to health before finding them forever homes. And it’s not just hens who the group have helped; horses, sheep, pigs, ducks, turkeys, quail and pigeons have all benefited from the dedication of the volunteers and the support of the people of Wigan and further afield.
More info here: https://luckyhensrescuenorthwest.weebly.com
Lurcher SOS – (dogs) UK wide
Lurcher SOS is a Surrey based Lurcher, Greyhound and Sighthound Rescue. We have a network of supporters, fundraisers and foster homes in Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire; we home our dogs throughout England, Wales and Scotland, but any prospective adopter would need to be willing to travel to visit their chosen dog in its foster home.
More info here: http://www.lurchersos.org.uk/
Margaret Green Animal Rescue – (all types of animals) Warham, Dorset
At Margaret Green Animal Rescue was founded in 1965. They take in pets that have become homeless due to a change in circumstances, or that have been neglected, mistreated or abandoned.
More info here: https://www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk
Maria’s Animal Shelter – (all types of animals) Cornwall
Maria Mulkeen went to Duchy College, in the year 2000 to pursue her passion for animals and their welfare. After which came an opportunity to start her own animal shelter on a perfect little piece of land in Probus, Cornwall. It started off with one pony and now includes: Goats, sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, gerbils, degus, birds, hamsters, etc.
More info here: https://mariasanimalshelter.com
Mayhew – (dogs and cats) Within one hour drive of Mayhew in Kensal Green, London
At Mayhew, we rescue and rehome hundreds of animals every year. We help unwanted dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that are looking for their forever home. Every animal receives a full behavioural and health assessment so that we can find them their ideal family.
More info here: https://themayhew.org/rehome
Mini Mutts Dog Rescue – (dogs) Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Basingstoke
MiniMutts Dog Rescue is a small non-profit rescue. We have foster groups across Dorset and Hampshire. We recently opened a second group based in Northumberland, for Northern dogs needing help. All of our dogs are in foster, not kennels, as we believe that dogs thrive best in loving homes. We specialise in small breeds, but we do take larger dogs from time to time when we have suitable foster space.
More info here: http://minimuttsdogrescue.co.uk
Miracle’s Mission – (dogs) UK wide
Miracle’s Mission is a UK registered animal welfare charity working to provide safety and support to animals in need worldwide. We works with sick, injured and disabled animals worldwide. Working predominantly in the UK, Borneo & Egypt; Miracle’s Mission is ever expanding to help animals in need wherever we can.
More info here: https://www.miraclesmission.org
Monarch’s Mutts – (dogs) West Midlands
Monarch’s Mutts dog rescue is based in Halesowen and covers the West Midlands, helping as many dogs in need as possible. We are a group of volunteers and dog rescuers who wish to help dogs in need. We take in dogs who need new homes and give them the love, care and medical treatment that they need so that they can move onto their forever homes.
More info here: https://monarchsmutts.wixsite.com/mysite/home
Moorlands Dog Rescue – (dogs) Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounding area
Moorlands Dog Rescue is a small charity run entirely by volunteers and relying solely on donations. All our dogs go to volunteer foster homes and are then rehomed to new families who are given life time backup. All of our dogs are microchipped, wormed, vaccinated and neutered/spayed before going to their new homes in most cases, and where this isn’t possible, the rescue pay for the spay/neuter when the dog is able to have it done.
More info here: https://www.moorlandsdogrescue.com
New Dawn Mailinois Rehoming – (dogs) UK wide
New Dawn Malinois Rehoming was founded in 2017. Our mission is to place Belgian Malinois that are unwanted and abandoned into working homes. These homes may be with the police, private security, medical alert, anti-poaching, prison and fire service. It is our hope that by doing this we can help stop the countless number of Malinois’ that have been bought as pets by members of the public, from being dumped, put into pet type rescue centres, or sadly, euthanized. At New Dawn Malinois Rehoming we have worked hard to establish and promote awareness of our cause and the dogs in our care.
More info here: https://newdawnmalinoisrehoming.co.uk
New Life Greek Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
New Life Greek Rescue was founded in 2013 rescuing and rehoming dogs from Northern and Mainland Greece. We fund food/vet treatment of dogs in our private shelter and find them safe loving homes in the UK. From 2017 we now work with one shelter in the village of Filaro. Space and time is limited (the rescuer works two jobs and shares the care of these dogs with her partner and friends). Any injured dogs, or dumped puppies, that come our way will not be left to fend for themselves, even if we don’t have room we will pay for pension (kennel) costs until we can get them over to foster in UK and new homes.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/New-Life-Greek-Rescue-330609473796310
Norfolk Greyhound Rescue – (dogs) Norfolk, Norwich
Norfolk Greyhound Rescue is a small local non-profit organisation whose main aim is finding caring people to rehome Irish greyhounds – ex racers and also those that never made it to the track. Without the intervention of greyhound rescue organisations, many meet a very sad end. We also work with other charities and help lurchers looking for their forever home.
More info here: https://www.norfolkgreyhoundrescue.co.uk
North Clwyd Animal Rescue – (all types of animals) North Wales
North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) is a registered charity founded in 1978 by Anne Owen. From one thin little Lurcher, we now care for over 1800 domestic pets a year. We have grown to meet these new demands and with the current economic situation these services are vital for the wider community. North Clwyd Animal Rescue is affiliated to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust.
More info here: https://ncar.org.uk
Northern Greyhound Rescue – (dogs) North West/Lancashire
Northern Greyhound Rescue is a small registered charity in the North West/Lancashire area dedicated to improving the lives of Greyhounds and Lurchers. Other Sighthounds may on occasion also come into our care. Permanent and foster homes are always needed for the dogs.
More info here: http://www.northerngreyhoundrescue.org.uk
Oak Tree Animals Charity – (all types of animals) Carlisle
Oak Tree provides a safe place for all animals in their time of need. Founded in 1909 by Francis Cox, who campaigned for better working conditions for pit ponies and other working horses, the Charity has now grown to provide a home for horses, goats and cattle. It’s also a safe haven for abandoned or relinquished dogs and cats who are awaiting new homes through our Adoption Programme.
More info here: https://www.oaktreeanimals.org.uk
Oakwood Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Oakwood Dog Rescue is a non profit organisation for underdogs. Those who are abandoned, homeless and unwanted animals primarily dogs who come from homes, shelters, vets, boarding facilities or the street whom no other rescue can/will take in. Oakwood Dog Rescue promotes health and rehabilitation for animals during their care and future placements. (Location – Kingston Upon Hull)
More info here: http://www.oakwooddogrescue.co.uk
Oldies Club – (dogs aged 7+) England, Scotland, Wales
Oldies Club works with animal rescues to publicise the plight of their oldies. Our website lists oldies from hundreds of rescues around the UK. We rescue and rehome Oldies Club dogs via our own network of foster homes. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.
More info here: https://www.oldies.org.uk
OnThe Way Home Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
OnThe Way Home was set up to try and make a difference to the number of unwanted and desperate dogs in the UK. OnThe Way Home believe that there is a loving and secure home for every dog, regardless of breed, but sometimes finding the right home can take time and so we already have a dedicated team of foster families who look after our dogs when a home is proving a little elusive for the few.
More info here: https://www.onthewayhome.co.uk
One Paw At a Time Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
One Paw are a small rescue in Nottingham founded by a couple, and now run by a team of 8, with a large network of foster homes. We started our rescue in 2014 and to date have helped over 600 dogs from both UK and Romanian dog pounds. Although historically we have helped Romanian dogs, we never turn down a dog in need, whether they are in the UK or abroad. Most recently we have been to China to rescue dogs from the meat trade, something we are continuing to do.
More info here: https://onepawatatimedogrescue.co.uk
Part of the Family Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Part of the Family Dog Rescue was set up to relieve the suffering and distress by providing refuge and care to unwanted animals. We are predominantly a self-funded sanctuary, rescue centre and foster home. We rescue neglected, abandoned and abused dogs from death row in Council pounds, rehabilitate and foster them, until suitable homes can be found. We operate a strict non-destruct policy and offer lifetime sanctuary places to animals unsuitable for rehoming.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318248001682093
Paws and Claws Adopt Foster Rescue – (dogs and cats) UK Wide
Paws and Claws Adopt Foster Rescue are based in Tonbridge Wells, but adopt and foster throughout the UK. Our aim is to find homes for each dog and cat we take under our wing, we provide rescue back-up.
More info here: https://www.pacadoptandfoster.co.uk
Paws2Freedom – (dogs) UK wide
Paws2Freedom is a small registered, UK-based dog rescue charity. Made up of a family of volunteers and supporters, we are dedicated to changing the desperate situations of dogs in the UK. We operate a no-kill policy, instead preferring to work with the dogs to improve their health and well-being and, if needed, raise funds for surgery and a range of other treatments both curative and palliative to improve their quality of life. (Location – North Cornwall)
More info here: https://www.paws2freedom.org
PAWS Care and Rescue UK – (dogs) UK wide
PAWS Care and Rescue UK are a non-profit organisation run by 5 trustees and a team of volunteers dedicated to the care, rescue and re-homing of the many stray animals of Mauritius. We strive to not only care for these animals, but to also to develop an educational programme to support the island’s voluteers and implement stray maintenance and management strategies to prevent high numbers of strays in the future.
More info here: https://www.paws-care-and-rescue-uk.co.uk
Pawz for Thought – (all types of animals) North East of England
Pawz for Thought is an animal charity based in Sunderland but operating throughout the North East of England. We were formed some 12 years ago as a positive hands on response to the distressingly high number of animal welfare issues in the region from those small beginnings we have steadily grown into a very busy and vibrant organisation. We have grown to the point where we successfully handle hundreds of animals each year. The Charity has no paid staff and everything we achieve is through the hard work of our volunteers and supporters who give willing of their time and money.
More info here: http://www.pawzforthought.org
Pebbles Legacy – (dogs) UK wide
We are a small, volunteer run group whose aim is to rescue and rehome dogs who have found themselves in need of help, through no fault of their own. The name Pebbles Legacy is in honour of one such dog. Pebbles was an Old Tyme Bulldog who was placed in a rescue after being used by humans as a breeding machine and ashtray. In her memory, we shall endeavour to give the same chance Pebbles had, to the countless other dogs that need it. (Location – Stoke On Trent)
More info here: https://pebbleslegacy.co.uk/
Pendle Dogs in Need – (dogs) Burnley and Pendle
Pendle Dogs in Need are a dog rescue serving the areas around Burnley and Pendle. Pendle Dogs in Need help with dogs who have been abandoned, are mistreated or need rehoming for some other reason. We help the dogs in this area and are committed to keeping the dogs in this area.
More info here: https://www.pendledogsinneed.co.uk
Pennypaws from Romania to UK Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Pennypaws Romania to UK Rescue is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who work tirelessly to save dogs and puppies destined to die, in shelters in Romania. One particular such place is Lancram PS, a high kill shelter, from where we have saved many sick and dying dogs, restored them to health and the brought them to the UK for rehoming.
More info here: https://www.pennypawsukrescue.com
Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society (PADS) – (dogs) Perthshire
PADS (Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society) is a well-loved, long established local dog rescue charity with kennels at Forteviot, a few miles south-west of Perth in Scotland. Our aim is to provide care and shelter for the county’s unwanted dogs and to find them new loving homes. Our kennels, which were renovated in recent years, can house up to thirty animals in warmth and comfort.
More info here: https://padsdogrescue.com
Pet Rescue Welfare Association – (dogs and cats) Prestatyn, North Wales
Pet Rescue Welfare Association based in Dyserth near Prestatyn are passionate about Animal Welfare and provide pet rescue and re homing. You can find pictures and information regarding all our pets currently needing a home on our website. You can also see some of our success stories and see some of the pets we have found new homes for.
More info here: https://pet-rescuecharity.co.uk
Pet Welfare Stafford – (all types of animals) Staffordshire
Pet Welfare is a non-profit making organisation based in Staffordshire, which rescues and rehomes unwanted animals. Pet Welfare is placed squarely at what we would term the rough end of Animal Rescue, which means we do not discriminate against any needy animal according to its species, pedigree, sex or age.
More info here: http://www.petwelfare.co.uk
Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue has been established in the United Kingdom not only to offer a home to any Frenchie (or crossbreeds thereof) in need, but also to educate the public on this wonderful breed, promote good ownership and to help keep Frenchies at home with their families wherever possible.
More info here: https://www.phoenixfrenchbulldogrescue.org
Phoenix Rehoming – (dogs) UK wide
Phoenix Rehoming was founded in 2017 and exists to rescue and rehome any dog, for any reason from anywhere; for the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of dogs in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide and maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception, care and treatment of such animals. We are proud to provide care and support for every Phoenix dog throughout their lives and we are here to support and advise our Adopters too.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phoenixrehoming
Pineapple Pet Sanctuary – (all types of animals) West Midlands
Pineapple Pet Sanctuary is a small foster and home based rescue in the West Midlands. All rescues are assessed before being placed into foster care or adopted. This includes their behaviour with children and other animals. Animals available for foster/adoption are on the main page these include dogs, rabbits, horses etc.. Based in the West Midlands, we rescue and rehome animals in need.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pineapplepetsanctuary
Pine Ridge Dog Sanctuary – (dogs) Berkshire
Pine Ridge Dog Sanctuary was founded in 1958 by Mr Bernard Cuff, who worked tirelessly throughout his life in saving homeless dogs with terribly bleak futures. Pine Ridge relies solely on donation from the public, whether it be through monthly direct debits from keen animal lovers, one-off donations from either a sponsored ride or sponsored marathon entered. Our dogs are all vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, neutered and chipped.
More info here: http://pineridgedogsanctuary.org.uk
Pozega Dogs – (dogs) UK wide
Pozega Dogs are a non profit organization who saves dogs and cats from the worse kill pounds in Balkans, Serbia, Romania, Bosnia. HumAnimal are the leading campaigners liberating these dogs. However, due to the lack of willing adopters or humane shelters within Balkans countries, activists need to organise pan-European adoption campaigns in order to offer these dogs any chance of a happy life free from pain and suffering. Our mission is to rescue as many abandoned and imprisoned kill shelter dogs in the balkan region as possible.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/PozegaDogsAdoptionPage
Pro Dogs Direct – (dogs) especially London, Kent, Surrey & North Hampshire
Pro Dogs Direct became a registered Charity in 2006. Our vision is that: whenever possible dogs go directly from foster home to their new permanent home although, in emergencies we sometimes have to use kennels temporarily to get dogs to safety and out of difficult situations. We often take puppies and dogs that other shelters and rescues would turn away or euthanise. This means that, before they can be rehomed, many of our dogs need extra medical care and TLC. Pro Dogs Direct is run mainly by a fantastic team of volunteers who give their time freely to help dogs find new, loving forever homes.
More info here: https://prodogsdirect.org.uk
Purs Cat Rescue – (cats) Essex
Purrs Cat Rescue is a small, dedicated charity based in Essex. We aim to rescue stray and abandoned cats and find their forever homes. All our cats are cared for in foster homes. We are a small group of dedicated cat lovers. Rescuing, neutering and re-homing abandoned cats in Essex, England. All Purrs cats are fully vaccinated, flea and wormed, health checked by a vet, neutered/spayed and micro-chipped before they are rehomed.
More info here: https://purrscatrescue.org
RADAR Dog Rescue – (dogs) Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley and surrounding areas.
RADAR is a registered charity founded in May 2012. The purpose of our charity is to save dogs in need from the pound. These dogs are at risk of being put to sleep and desperately need homes or rescue places urgently to survive. We try our best to save as many of these poor dogs as possible, we also help dogs in need due to other unforeseen circumstances and crisis situations.
More info here: https://www.radarrescue.org
Raven’s Rescue UK – (all types of animals) West Midlands
Raven’s Rescue UK is a fully vet supported Registered Charity that was founded
to help the ever increasing number of pets that find themselves in need of rescue. We are based in the West Midlands but help all over the UK wherever we can providing sanctuary to unwanted, abused and abandoned animals, then once rehabilitated, matching each individual to a suitable new home.
More info here) – https://ravensrescueuk.weebly.com
Raystede – (dogs and cats) Sussex region
Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare is based in East Sussex and is dedicated to giving unwanted and abandoned animals a better life. Today the site has expanded across 43 acres where we care for over 2000 animals a year, rehoming over 1000 animals and providing sanctuary to even more. We are one of the most diverse rescue centres in the UK because we care for so many different species of animals. (Location – Ringmer East Sussex)
More info here: https://www.raystede.org
Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary – (dogs, cats, small animals) Merseyside
Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary is a small foster home based animal sanctuary in the Merseyside area, set up in July 2013. Our philosophy is to accept an animal into our care based solely on its need and not on any other physical characteristic, providing we have a suitable foster home free. We believe that by looking after a rescue pet in a home environment we are able to fully assess the animal, understand its needs and the type of home he/she will require and ultimately match them to a suitable home.
More info here: https://www.rescueme.org.uk
The Responsible Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
The Responsible Dog Rescue are an independent rescue passionate about saving dogs responsibly. All adult dogs go into assessment with experienced fosterers prior to adoption. This is costly for us but we believe adult dogs must be assessed in a home before they are adopted. All of our homechecks are undertaken by The Animal Team, a national charity, who only work with the most responsible rescues. We provide full, lifetime rescue backup.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/848767308902985
Rescue Remedies – (dogs) Surrey
Rescue Remedies are a dog rescue who save the lives of dogs on death row in pounds. All dogs we post about are available for adoption. We never give up on a dog’s life. Our whole reason for being is to find homes for as many rescue dogs as we can providing them with care and love while they are waiting however long that takes.
More info here: http://www.rescueremedies.co.uk
Roaming Dogs Rescue (NW UK) – (dogs) UK wide
RDR focuses on rehabilitating dogs that have come to the UK from abroad and offering RBU for life. Many of these dogs land in the UK and do not know how to live in a home, we are here to support families and their dogs that are in desperate need.
More info here: https://www.roamingdogsrescue.co.uk
Rocky’s Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Rocky’s Rescue is a Cheltenham based charity set up to rescue rescue dogs from the UK and Romania and find them homes all around the UK. Rocky’s Rescue was set up by Jean Corbett after she fostered a rescue dog from Romania, named Rocky. Jean loved him so much that she decided to set up a rescue charity to help other dogs, who are at risk of being killed or starving to death, and named this organisation after her beloved Rocky.
More info here: http://www.rockysrescue.co.uk
Ruff’s Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are a non profit organisation rescuing and rehoming stray and special needs dogs within the UK and EU since 2010. We are based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and are always in need of loving foster and forever homes. If you have room in your heart and your home for a rescue dog in need, we would love to hear from you.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/ruffsrescue
Rushton Dog Rescue – (dogs) Somerset
Rushton Dog Rescue is a dog rescue charity based in Somerset, that was founded in 2007. As a rescue charity Rushton help abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs on a international scale. Rescuing dogs from all over the world from places such as Ireland, Spain, UK, Romania, Africa and recently China. The Rushton Dog Rescue centre in Somerset is an extremely peaceful and beautiful location where dogs are offered a sanctuary space, with plans to move to a bigger site with improved facilities.
More info here: https://rushtondogrescue.co.uk
Russet Greyhound Sanctuary – (dogs) Cornwall
Russet Greyhound Sanctuary is based in Cornwall and have been running for 11 years. In that time they have homed over 1000 greyhounds.
More info here: https://www.russetgreyhoundscornwall.com
Sadie’s Stray Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
Sadies Stray Dog Rescue (SSDR) is a small group of volunteers who want to end the suffering of the 2,000 dogs in the Bacau public dog shelter in Romania. The group is named in memory of Sadie, an adopted dog who was killed before leaving Romania for her new home.
More info here: https://www.sadiesstraydogrescue.com
Saints Sled Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
SSDR is a nationwide, voluntary run non-profit organisation. Our aim is to help as many unwanted and stray Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes as possible through the process of fostering and rehoming, or simply supporting their owners with help and advice. We also arrange and carry out educational visits across the country, including working and handling demonstrations. We work alongside other rescue organisations, pounds and dog wardens to help ensure that all dogs are rehomed in the best possible environment for them.
More info here: https://www.saintssleddogrescue.co.uk
Saving Macedonian Strays – (dogs) UK wide
Saving Macedonian Strays is U.K registered charity set up with the aim of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray animals in Macedonia by providing love, shelter, food and veterinary care. We support a group of young animal rescuers and help to re-home dogs and cats into loving forever homes in the UK and across Europe. (Location – Plymouth)
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/savingmacedonianstrays
Saving Pound Dogs Cyprus – (dogs) UK wide
SPDC (Saving Pound Dogs Cyprus) is a charitable, non-profit organisation in Cyprus, which is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray dogs to loving homes in the UK and across Europe. SPDC Rescue UK is the UK registered charity affiliated to the Cyprus rescue. SPDC is run exclusively by unpaid volunteers and is financially dependent on donations, which are our only source of income. We are a no-kill sanctuary and do not practice euthanasia. Rehabilitation is a big part of our philosophy.
More info here: https://spdc.org.uk
Saving Yorkshire’s Dogs – (dogs) Yorkshire
Saving Yorkshire’s Dogs is a dog rescue based in the Dales that covers all of Yorkshire. SYD has kennels but also relies on fosterers to help in the rehabilitation and rehoming of the dogs. SYD’s purpose is to provide rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of vulnerable & at risk dogs in Yorkshire.
More info here: https://www.sydrescue.org.uk
Second Chance Animal Rescue – (dogs, cats, small animals, and wildlife) Southampton
Second Chance Animal Rescue is based in Southampton. We are a small rescue that deals with dogs, cats, small animals, and wildlife. We have a dedicated team of volunteers that enable us to help as many animals as we possibly can. For over 30 years we have been helping animals find new homes that they can be happy in, but as always, there are more animals that need help than there are homes.
More info here: https://www.secondchanceanimalrescue.co.uk
Second Chance Golden Retriever Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Second Chance was started to help Retrievers in the Balkans and to get them back to health with the aim to rehome in the UK but we will never turn away any dog in need. The aim of this group is to rescue retrievers from not just the UK but all over Europe and find them loving homes in the UK.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/182971392503702
Senior Staffy Club – (dogs 7 years+) UK wide
Senior Staffy Club rescues and rehomes Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Staffy Crosses over 7yrs old. There are a number of ways you can help us, the most obvious are by adopting or fostering. We sometimes need to use kennels if we have no available foster space. We try to keep this to a minimum but if we can save a life by using a kennel for a short time until a foster home is available then we will do so if we have the funds.
More info here: https://www.seniorstaffyclub.co.uk
Shih Tzu Action Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Shih Tzu Action Rescue was founded as a Facebook group in early 2013 to try and raise awareness of Shih Tzu in rescue centres and council pounds. It quickly grew to include vulnerable dogs advertised on internet selling sites. We are a Northern based rescue and each dog is cared for in a very carefully selected foster home. Shih Tzu Action Rescue have a strict neutering, vaccination and microchip policy which is adhered to (unless its against medical advice).
More info here: https://www.shihtzuactionrescue.com
Siberian Husky Welfare Association SHWA-UK – (dogs) UK wide
Siberian Husky Welfare Association provide rescuing, adoption, rehoming, advice, counselling and education so that you can be confident in providing the best quality of life for your Husky. We provide Husky Rescue and Husky Rehoming as well as other Sled Dog Rescue and Sled Dog Rehoming. Both dogs and adopters are carefully assessed to ensure that the right “match” is achieved. Dogs are, wherever possible, neutered before rehoming to remove the possibility of them being bred and adding to the crisis.
More info here: https://siberianhuskywelfare.co.uk
Sighthound Helpline – (dogs) UK wide
This group has been formed to help Sighthounds. All rescues welcome. Lost found and personal adverts welcome. Help and advice given. This will be a stress free group. We are here to help all UK Sighthounds.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/193991005161278
Silver Fox Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Silver Fox Dog Rescue are a dedicated team of volunteers, who rescue and rehabilitate dogs from the UK, Europe and China. We are also here to help in situations where a dog cannot stay in their home due to situations out of the owners control, such as bereavement/health issues, financial issues, housing issues etc.. None of our dogs are kept in kennels, they go into foster homes where they are fully assessed around family’s, cats, other dogs and general day to day home living. (Location – Bolton)
More info here: https://www.silverfoxdogrescue.com
Skylor’s Animal Rescue – (dogs) Flintshire (25 mile radius)
Skylor’s Animal Rescue are a small passionate foster based dog rescue, non profit and run by a family of 3. Dogs are mostly in foster homes with families and not in one place so please respect that you can not just drop by to see our dogs. We rescue dogs from the pound unwanted and abandoned, pets who can no longer stay with their family and ex racing greyhounds straight from the track. We also help rescue and reunite dogs to their owners.
More info here: https://www.skylorsanimalrescue.com
Smart Rescue Norfolk – (dogs, cats and rabbits) Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
Smart Rescue Norfolk are a small foster based rescue in the centre of Norfolk, covering both the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex areas. We pride ourselves on being an important part in the safe rehome of dogs. All of our dogs, cats, rabbits… are surrendered directly to us, and are then placed in the most suitable foster homes. We only rehome in the East Anglia reigon as we can provide intense rescue backup in this area which we wouldn’t be able to provide if we rehomed nationally. This backup is lifelong.
More info here: https://www.smartrescuenorfolk.co.uk
Smokey Paws – UK wide
Smokey Paws is a non-profit organisation working to donate critical pet life saving oxygen masks to the UK’s fire services. These masks are proven to save pets, the next pet saved could be yours. Our masks are specially designed to fit over the snout of an animal and therefore deliver a better flow of oxygen to the animal, increasing the chance of reviving the pet. Smokey Paws is distributing our masks to emergency services across the country to save as many lives as possible.
More info here: https://www.smokeypaws.co.uk
Snowdonia Animal Sanctuary – (dogs) Conwy and surrounding areas
The Snowdonia Animal Sanctuary was incorporated as a registered non-profit making organisation in July 2010. Previous to that, we had been taking in dogs for re-homing since 2002. Anne and her volunteers work tirelessly to exercise, train, socialise and rehabilitate all the dogs several times each day. However, a constant stream of donations and people willing to re-home these dogs, instead of buying directly from breeders, is critical for the continuing care, welfare, rehabilitation and re-homing of the animals in our care.
More info here: http://www.snowdoniaanimalsanctuary.co.uk
South East Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
South East Dog Rescue is a true non-kill, all-breed, non-profit dog rescue based in Dartford, Kent. All members of the team are volunteers, committed to rehabilitating dogs in need and finding them their furever homes. The majority of the dogs we take into our care are pound dogs and welfare cases but we also take in a considerable number of ‘owner surrenders’ as well. We believe in the 3 R’s: Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome. We rehome dogs throughout the UK.
More info here: www.sedogrescue.co.uk
South West GSD Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
South West GSD Rescue is a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home German Shepherds and related cross-breeds across the UK. Sociable creatures that need to be at the heart of a family, we don’t believe that Shepherds do at all well in kennels, and so have built our Rescue on the goodwill and support of an army of volunteers all across the country that provide foster homes for the dogs in our care.
More info here: http://www.southwestgsdrescue.org.uk
Spaniel Aid UK – (dogs) UK wide
Spaniel Aid UK are a UK charity here for the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of dogs namely but not exclusively spaniels, who are abandoned, stray or otherwise in need of care and attention. We provide and assist in the provision of rescuing, rehoming and fostering of these dogs and treat and care for them where necessary. As part of our organisation, we regularly have dogs fostered temporarily so that we can assess them and decide what kind of environment would be best for them to be adopted into permanently.
More info here: http://spanielaid.co.uk
Spanish Stray Dogs UK – (dogs) UK wide
Spanish Stray Dogs UK is a UK registered charity set up in 2012. We search for kind, caring, patient forever families in the UK to adopt Spanish Stray dogs that have been rescued from the streets of Spain. Our dogs have mostly known sadness, cruelty and have only known a life of neglect and abuse.
More info here: https://spanishstraydogs.org.uk
Spirit of the Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are an Essex based charity; we have been established since 2004. Our aim is to rehabilitate and rehome dogs who are finding life difficult and have nowhere else to go, we offer them a cozy kennel whilst our behaviourists assess them thoroughly in all kinds of situations to match them to a loving foster home, and then the perfect forever home. We continue to work with owners post adoption and offer them free behaviourist support and rescue backup for life.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritoftheDogUK
St Francis Animal Rescue – (cats) South Shields
St. Francis Animal Rescue is well known around South Shields for the work it does with animals. Our main priority is the collection of sick and injured animals, providing veterinary treatment to rehabilitate them. We are an entirely voluntary organisation, with no kennels and one cattery. St. Francis Animal Rescue has been running for many years and is well known around South Shields for the work it does with animals. Ann Kirton coordinates the Rescue with help from a team of volunteers who do everything from running the shop to fostering ducklings in their bath tub!
More info here: https://www.stfrancisanimalrescue.co.uk
St Francis Dogs Home – (dogs) Cornwall
St Francis Dogs Home has been rehoming and rescuing dogs of all shapes and sizes for over 50 years. St Francis is a registered charity, number 1185816.
More info here: https://www.stfrancisnewquay.org.uk
Staffie and Stray Rescue – (dogs) Bournemouth and surrounding area
Staffie and Stray Rescue is a registered charity based in Ferndown, but covers the Bournemouth and surrounding area. The aim of the rescue is to find foster homes and permanent homes for dogs in need of a new home. Staffie and Stray take on dogs whose owners are no longer able to look after them due to unforeseen circumstances.The rescue is entirely volunteer based, however the small but mighty team does a fantastic job in supporting the Staffies who come in needing their help.
More info here: https://staffieandstrayrescue.co.uk
Staffie Smiles Rescue – (dogs) Scotland
Staffie Smiles Rescue was set up specifically to rescue and rehome unwanted Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the UK who have served their 7 days in the pound. Our rescue Staffie Smiles Rescue or SSR was founded in October 2012 by a few staffie daft folk that met while volunteering for other rescues. Our love for these dogs is what gave us the drive and determination to make a difference to the future of these poor abandoned souls.
More info here: https://www.staffiesmilesrescues.com
Staffordshire Rescue Scotland – (dogs) Glasgow, Edinburgh, Central Scotland
Staffordshire Rescue Scotland are a small group of volunteers who shelter and care for Staffordshire Bull Terriers and actively seek to rehome dogs who come into our care. Since we operate on a home-from-home basis we don’t have a rehoming centre with dogs in kennels where dogs can be visited and viewed. We are an entirely volunteer run organisation.
More info here: https://www.staffordshirerescuescotland.org.uk
Stef’s Animal Rescue – (dogs) North and North East
Stef’s Animal Rescue rescues and provides sanctuary for animals in need of safe and secure environments. We support owners who may need to give up their pets for any number of reasons. We can’t take in every animal so will work to find suitable long-term foster care. We always carry out home checks and thoroughly assess applicants who would like to foster or adopt a pet.
More info here: https://www.stefsanimalrescue.co.uk
Stray Aid – (dogs and cats) North East of England
Stray Aid was founded in 2006 by John and Sue Bielby, with the main aim of helping local councils reduce the number of stray dogs being destroyed. Stray Aid has evolved by necessity, and has grown from taking in 2 dogs a week to many hundreds of dogs a year. Our mission is to rescue, reunite or re home the lost, abused, abandoned or unwanted dogs found on the streets in the North East of England, and to increase the public’s awareness of its responsibility towards animals in society.
More info here: https://strayaid.org.uk
Suki’s Canine Rescue Crew – (dogs) West Midlands and Warwickshire region
Suki’s Canine Rescue Crew is a charitable organisation run solely by volunteers. We provide safe foster homes for dogs while their owners are in hospital, homeless or in need of any kind of respite. We help educate dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership. We rescue dogs out of time in the pound and taking owner relinquishments. Suki’s Crew are all volunteers with a passion for helping dogs in need.
More info here: http://www.sukiscaninerescuecrew.com
Swindon Needy Dogs – (dogs) UK wide
SNDogs stands for “Saving Needy Dogs” and that pretty much sums up what we do! We are a registered charity based in Swindon and we care for and find loving homes for dogs in need. We have different teams of volunteers based on the varying needs of the charity. This includes foster carers, dog walkers, event organisers and fundraisers, not to mention all of the lovely people who monitor our email address to make sure all of your enquiries are responded to in a timely manner. We don’t use cages or kennels; all of our dogs stay with foster carers in their homes. They become a temporary but much loved member of the family until they are adopted.
More info here: http://www.sndogs.uk
Tails & Scales Rescue UK – (dogs and reptiles) UK wide
Tails & Scales Rescue UK have one aim, to save as many dogs and reptiles as we can and find them safe, loving, forever homes. Any animal that comes through our doors are automatically covered with lifetime rescue back-up, meaning they will always have our rescue to come back to if they ever need us.
More info here: https://tailsandscalesrescueuk.com
Team-Paw Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Team Paw Animal Rescue is a small not for profit animal rescue that rehome dogs. We are based in Essex (Romford and Benfleet mainly). The very small and carefully selected team do all the work within the rescue on a voluntary basis and all donations are put back into the rescue so that we can continue to help animals in need. Team Paw Animal Rescue have a strict non destruct policy and never put an animal down unless advised by a vet due to ill health.
More info here: http://www.spanglefish.com/TeamPawRescue
Team Poundie – (dogs) UK wide
Team Poundie are a UK registered charity working with rescues in order to save dogs from death in council pounds. When a dog warden takes a stray dog into the pound they have 7 days for an owner to claim them; unclaimed dogs are killed unless they can be taken on by a rescue for the chance to find a new home. Team Poundie work with council pounds to get dogs out before they are sent for their injection, and we work with rescues to find spaces, vaccinate, neuter, and sometimes even pay for rehabilitation of dogs that have been mistreated. Team Poundie do everything we can to secure these unwanted dogs a safe and happy future; to make sure they can get to their rescue via safe transport.
More info here: http://www.teampoundie.com
The Underheugh Ark Rescue – (all animals) Scotland
The Underheugh Ark Rescue are a small rescue based in the west coast of Scotland. We rescue, rehome and help many different kinds of animals with our main focus being dogs, cats and hens but have wide variety of animals with us such as rabbits, hamsters, guineapigs, horses, pigs, terrapins, budgies, cockatiles and turkeys!
More info here: https://www.theunderheugharkrescue.co.uk
War Paws – (dogs and other animals) UK wide
War Paws was created to provide a voice and make the difference for the forgotten animals of war. We feel that the only way to make the difference that is needed is not to just try and remove the animals from war zones and areas of civil conflict, but instead, we aim to provide education for the local populations, provide information and encouragement on better animal welfare and animal husbandry and to promote happy and healthy ownership of animals. Our aim is to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals in hostile environments and areas of civil conflict.
More info here: https://www.warpaws.org
Wellingborough Dog Welfare – (dogs) Northamptonshire
Wellingborough Dog Welfare, or Wellidog as we are more fondly known is a local charity in Grendon, Northamptonshire, and we are dedicated to making life easier for strays and unwanted dogs locally from surrounding areas. With so many abandoned and unwanted dogs entering kennels every day we are committed to finding loving homes for all of our dogs. We are a no-kill shelter who believe that second hand dogs make first class friends, and we work around the clock to raise funds to care for the dogs in our care while we search for their perfect forever home.
More info here: https://wellidog.org
West Country Dobermann Rescue – (dogs) West Country
West Country Dobermann Rescue focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Dobermanns across the West Country. If you have room in your heart and your home for a Dobermann in need, please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/WestCountryDobermannRescue
Westies in Need – (dogs) UK wide
Westies in Need is a small rescue having started in North Yorkshire approximately 11 years ago and is now also based in Kent, although we cover all areas. Everyone who is a part of our dedicated team are westie experienced and are part of our rescue because they want to help these little dogs. Here at Westies in Need, we make sure every dog that comes into our care is looked after and assessed by one of our wonderful and dedicated volunteer foster team who take the dog into their home making sure that he or she feels safe and loved.
More info here: http://westiesinneed.co.uk
West Yorkshire Dog Rescue – (dogs) West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Dog Rescue works primarily in West Yorkshire but sometimes our activities extend beyond. We take dogs from owners who are unable to keep them and unwanted strays from pounds. We do not normally use kennels unless it is an extreme emergency to save a dog’s life and then only for a very short period. We keep our dogs as happy as possible whilst they await their forever home and so they are fostered in the homes of kind volunteers.
More info here: https://www.westyorkshiredogrescue.co.uk
Wonky Pets Rescue – (all types of animals) Midlands, Shropshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire
Wonky Pets Rescue was established in 2012. We specialise in all sorts of rescue animals who have issues, whether they be physical, medical or psychological. We are a non destruct rescue which means that animals that are deemed unrehomable remain with us for life. We operate from foster homes mainly around the Midlands, Shropshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. We are all volunteers and we receive no funding to help run the rescue, we rely solely on donations and our regular fundraising efforts to fund the treatment for the animals in our care.
More info here: https://www.wonkypetsrescue.com
Wolfie’s Legacy – (dogs) North Wales
Wolfie’s Legacy was set up in 2013 by Gillian Daghistani with the aim of rehabilitating and rehoming as many disabled dogs as possible. Wolfie’s Legacy helps dogs both from the UK and abroad. Our aim is to heal, rehabilitate and rehome as many disabled dogs as possible, and in the process demonstrate to the public the pleasure of owning a disabled dog.
More info here: https://www.wolfieslegacy.com
Wythall Animal Sanctuary – (all types of animals) West Midlands
Wythall Animal Sanctuary are a registered, independent charity who have been looking after and rehoming animals for over 50 years. We are a non-destruct sanctuary, keeping animals for as long as is needed until they find their forever homes or occasionally for the entirety of their lives. Sometimes we have animals in our care that for one reason or another would be better situated in a home environment rather than here at the Sanctuary.
More info here: https://wythallanimalsanctuary.org
Yappy Ever After – (dogs) UK wide
Yappy Ever After are a friendly foster based dog rescue. Yappy was originally based in the East Midlands but due to the popularity of social media, Yappy now has a nationwide network of foster homes and supporters. We are a registered charity and works by saving both UK dogs in need as well as dogs from countries such as Romania, Spain and Cyprus. Yappy has taken dogs from other countries as well. All our dogs are placed into foster homes for assessment periods and not kennels.
More info here: https://www.yappyeverafter.org.uk
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