RESCUES needing fosterers

Rescues Needing Fosterers

Thank you so much for caring about the welfare of homeless dogs, and other animals, by considering becoming a foster carer.

Regardless of where you live, rescues all over the UK are in need of caring fosterers to offer dogs a much-needed break from kennelling while they wait for their forever home. There are also some rescues that do not use kennels at all and operate a foster-only programme because the dogs they rescue would not do well in kennels. This includes rescues that are specialists in the rehabilitation of ex-puppy farming breeding dogs.

Every rescue has their own criteria for becoming a foster carer so please contact them directly to find out more.

1 Dog At A Time Rescue UK – (dogs) UK wide

For those of you who don’t know us, or who have not adopted or fostered for us so far, we 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. We try to save as many lives in these shelters as we can … we need your help, without you so many more will die.

More info here: http://www.1dogatatimerescue.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. We are here to help the dogs! Are you here to help us? (Location – Tunbridge Wells, Kent)

More info here: www.adogstale.info

Abused Pet Refuge Project – (all pets) – UK wide

Created in 2019, the founding trustee felt it was time that something more was done to help those victims of domestic abuse who don’t seek help because they won’t leave a pet behind. Many perpetrators of domestic abuse use threats or actual harm of pets to control partners and children. By fostering pets in secure accommodation, we make it possible for their humans to get out and get help. Our amazing team of trustees, campaigners and fosterers are dedicated to work hard to help rescue all members of the family affected by domestic abuse. We will do our utmost to always find a foster carer who can be trusted to look after the pets of domestic abuse victims until they can be reunited. We save lives, animal and human. We also fight to change the law where appropriate.

More info here: https://abusedpetrefuge.com/

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. Providing rescue and aid for the plight of victims of animal abuse and abandonment in Croatia, UK and wherever they need us. If you would like to become a foster carer, please do get in touch.

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 run by Alex Claridge with a team of dedicated fosterers, volunteers and fundraisers. 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 accomodate 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. AARR is a no kill rescue and we actively work on rehabilitation of animals that have issues. We mainly need foster carers in England, so if you have room in your heart and your home we would love to hear from you. (Location: Wick, Highland)

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Active.Animals.Rescue.Rehabilitation/

Aireworth Dogs in Need – (dogs) Keighley and the surrounding areas

We 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. Please help ADIN by offering a forever home or become a fosterer for one of our dogs in need.

More info here: http://aireworthdogsinneed.co.uk

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 was brought about by its founders, who believe that rescue and rehoming should be about the dogs. That might sound obvious but, believe us, that is not always the case. Our mission is to help dogs and rescuers, who need our assistance, who have the same ethics as ourselves, and whom we trust. We are here to find quality FOREVER homes for the dogs in our care. If you would like to be a foster carer, we’d love to hear from you. (Location – Bridgend, South Wales)

More info here: http://alfiesdogrescue.co.uk

All Bullie Rescue – (dogs) England and Wales

All Bullie Rescue is a voluntary run dog rescue based in Luton, Bedfordshire. Our aim is to save as many bull breeds as possible and give them a chance of a better life. Our breeds include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bull Terriers and American Bull Terriers. We are based in different parts of the UK. We have people in the south and east of the UK. We rehome our dogs in England and Wales only.

More info here: http://www.allbullierescue.co.uk

All Dogs Matter – (dogs) London regions

We 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. We are always in need of loving foster homes for our dogs in need, so please do get in touch. (Location: Kempsey, Worcestershire)

More info here: https://www.amiciidogrescue.org.uk

Angels Small Paws Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We rehome 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. If you would like to become a foster carer, we’d love to hear from you. (Location: Belper, Derbyshire)

More info here: https://www.angelssmallpawsdogrescue.com

Animal Rescue Cymru – (dogs and cats) West Wales (preferably within 15 miles of Cardigan)

We 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

Animal Safe Haven (Help4Wales Foundation) – (all animals) Wales

Animal Safe Haven is a service desperately needed in Wales. We support victims of domestic abuse by temporarily caring for their pets while they access a refuge and begin to rebuild their lives. Each animal is referred to our Animal Safe Haven where they receive a full health check, vet treatment if required, and a fosterer to provide a temporary loving home.

More info here: http://www.help4walesfoundation.org.uk/safehaven.html

Any Dog’il Do Rescue – (dogs) Scotland

We 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. As a rescue we will homecheck, ensure the dog is healthy, vaccinated, chipped, neutered and have the new owners sign an adoption contract before allowing the dog to be rehomed to anyone, so if anything were to happen we know that the dog would have to come back into our care. We are always in need of loving foster homes, so if you have room in your heart and your home we’d love to hear from you.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/anydogildorescue

Arundawn Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

Arundawn Dog Rescue is a small self-funded rescue, providing rehabilitation and rehoming for predominantly council pound strays. The importance of the ‘foster family’ cannot be stressed enough. We feel that where possible it is crucial to get our dogs out of a kennel environment and into a home. We are lucky enough to have some superb foster families here at Arundawn. Foster dogs live with families until they are ready for their new homes and sadly in the case of dogs needing palliative care they will remain with the family until the end. If you would like to join our foster team, please get in touch. (Location: Horsham, West Sussex)

More info here: https://www.arundawndogrescue.co.uk/

Balto & Co Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We 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, We are looking at taking this one step further in the near future and reaching out to the homeless communities ensuring they have all they need to keep their dog healthy and happy. (Head Office – Durham)

More info here: https://www.baltoandco.co.uk

Bedlington Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide

We 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 are always in need of more people willing to open up their homes to dogs looking for a fresh start in life. If you have room for a temporary pet, fostering can be a fun and rewarding experience. Being in a kennel is stressful for many dogs and fostering helps to play a vital part in their rehabilitation and helps improve their chance of finding a new permanent home. By fostering you also help free up space in their rescue for other dogs in desperate need.

More info here: http://www.bedsforbullies.com/

BeKind Rescue – (dogs and cats) UK wide

We are a foster-based dog, and cat rehoming rescue charity run entirely by volunteers who work tirelessly to rescue and rehome animals in need. 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. We are hugely reliant on the generosity of fellow animal lovers to ensure that our rescue is a success. If you would like to become a foster carer for our rescue, we would love to hear from you. (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: http://www.bigredrooster.org.uk/

The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary – (dogs) UK wide

We 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. We work them hard with rehab and give them jobs to do but it’s a fabulously fun place to be and the kids who live here, whether permanently or temporarily don’t miss out on anything including buckets of love and plenty of playtime. In 2017 we set up a small self-funding arm and since then as well as giving sanctuary and rehab to our own animals we offer reduced rate short to medium term rehabilitation spaces for UK rescues and privately owned dogs who are seeking a place of safety and rehab for behaviourally affected dogs who are suffering with various issues whether these be human, environment or animal directed.

More info here: https://birkett-smith.org.uk/

Bliss Cavalier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide

Bliss Cavalier Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation run by experienced Cavalier lovers. We treat every dog as an individual and will always find the best suited home for each one. 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. We are always in need of loving foster homes, so please do get in touch.

More info here: https://www.blisscavalierrescue.org/

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. Fosterers are the backbone of our rescue. Without them we would not be able to help the dogs. They truly are life savers. We have many dogs desperately waiting for a sofa to loan for a short while. Can you help? If you’d like to foster or would like to know more please contact us.

More info here: http://www.babs-rescue.co.uk

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. All of our dogs are fully assessed with any necessary medical treatment carried out before they are posted for rehoming – this includes microchipping, vaccinations, flea and worm treatment and spay/neuter if required. We are always in need of foster carers, so please do get in touch.

More info here: https://brokenhalorescue.co.uk

Bruno’s Animal Haven – (dogs, cats and small furries) UK wide

Bruno’s Animal Haven are a small but dedicated rescue passionate about helping animals in need. All of our staff are volunteers and no one takes a salary. We take mainly dogs from council pounds that otherwise might be put to sleep due to lack of space they spend 7 days waiting for their owners to come and get them if they do not, then the pounds can and often do put to sleep many dogs. We have a no kill policy and believe every dog or cat deserves that special loving forever home and until they find that we give them the very best care we can either in a foster home or in one of our very special kennels.

More info here: https://www.brunosanimalhaven.co.uk

Buddy’s Boxer Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We 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. We do not have a central shelter or location, all our dogs are housed within boarding kennels in Spain or with dedicated foster families across the UK where they receive love, attention, and any veterinary assistance required. If you would like to become a foster carer, we would love to hear from you.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buddysboxerrescue/

Bulldog Rescue & Rehoming Trust – (dogs) UK Wide

We offer a Rescue and Rehoming service for pure bred bulldogs across the UK, who, for whatever reason cannot stay where they are. Our aim is to always do our best for every bulldog we are asked to help. 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.

CARE Dog Rescue have been operating for over 28 years and have found homes for over 2600 dogs. Once accepted a dog remains with CARE until a suitable home is found.

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 promote responsible pet ownership vaccinating, microchipping and neutering all of our 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: https://www.facebook.com/castlefielddogrescue/

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. If you would like to help support our work, please get in touch.

More info here: https://www.cat1977leeds.co.uk/

Change a Paw Life Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We 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.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Change-A-Paw-Life-Rescue-342237895916436/

The Chinese Crested Club of Great Britain Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We are a small rescue dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Chinese Crested. If you would like to 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/

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 run by us, Emma Billington and Louise Fields. The dogs spend their days getting all the exercise, socialisation, stimulation, love and care that they need whilst waiting for their forever homes. They are free, happy and sleep in warm beds at night, completely unaware they are homeless dogs. 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. If you would like to become a foster carer, we’d love to hear from you.

More info here: https://dogs4rescue.co.uk/

Dogbus Transporting Paws Saving Lives – (dogs) UK wide

We provide safe, professional and humane transport for other rescue organisations, animal charities and any rescue animal needing transport. The birth of “dogbus number 2” is now a reality and our goal of having a “Dogbus” in every corner of the UK will also become a reality one day, allowing us to never let an animal lose their life due to lack of 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. If you would like to become a foster carer, we would love to hear from you. (Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire)

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/dogbus999

DoodleAid – (dogs) UK wide

DoodleAid are a team of volunteers who help rehome poodle crosses in need based in the UK. We are a registered charity in England & Wales. 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. Our priority is the welfare of the dog and DoodleAid will endeavour to find the best possible new home for that dog.

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. When you join our group, you are guaranteed the peace of mind that your dog is being rehomed in a community of people who have all been assessed and vetted to ensure only the best for your doodle. 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

East Anglia Dog Rescue – (dogs) East Anglia

East Anglia Dog Rescue help strays, dealing directly with the stray kennels to help find the dogs rescue spaces within our rescue foster network, or other like-minded rescues. We also help people who need to rehome their dogs for a variety of issues including (increasingly) housing issues. These dogs are rehomed under the safe rehoming scheme and if at all possible stay with the owner until rehomed. Safe rehoming dogs have the same checks as our normal rescue dogs.

More info here: https://eastangliadogrescue.co.uk/

Endeavour Project – (all animals) North West

In 1998, a pet fostering service for women pet owners going into refuges in the North West was launched and has grown from strength to strength. We always need volunteers living in the North West to become foster carers. During the placement you will receive on-going advice and support from Endeavour staff.

More info here: https://www.endeavourproject.org.uk/

Every Paw Matters – (dogs and other pets) 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. We are dedicated and passionate about what we do because every paw really does matter.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Every-Paw-Matters-1633793803595776

Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

Can you offer a temporary home to a dog? Can you make that small adjustment to your life and routine to welcome a foster dog into your home? More importantly show it the way to a forever home by caring for it. We provide everything you need and cover all costs for vets bills, food, treats, bedding etc, plus moral support throughout your time fostering with us. We aim to match a foster to your family and lifestyle wherever possible.

More info here: http://lurcher.org.uk/

Finding Furever Homes – (dogs) UK wide

FFH is 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

We are a UK based French Bulldog rescue, run by friendly and dedicated volunteers. The group was set up in response to seeing the inhumane treatment of some French Bulldogs. Some of these poor dogs are currently living in horrible conditions, left outside, cold, abused and often denied veterinary care. 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/

Friends of Akitas Trust UK – (dogs) UK wide

We 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, through assessing both dog and potential owners, to ensure a well-matched and long lasting, happy relationship. This would not be possible without the help of our dedicated team of volunteers – from going into dismal pounds to carrying out initial assessments to ensuring support for adopters for the rest of their Akita’s life. If you would like to become a foster carer, we would love to hear from you.

More info here: http://www.friendsofakitas.co.uk/

Friends of Animals Wales – (dogs, cats and rabbits) UK wide

We are 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.

More info here: https://friendsofanimalswales.org.uk/

German Shepherd Rescue Elite – (dogs) UK wide

German Shepherd Rescue Elite are always looking for foster homes. Many of the dog that arrive with us have faced abuse, neglect or are very old or ill and a kennel is not the best place for these dogs. Foster homes allow the dogs to heal, gain confidence and get that one on one help they need when they need it the most. We have kennels in Chesterfield, Essex, Cornwall, Bristol and Lincolnshire as well as foster homes in many other areas. As long as a volunteer is available to assess you for fostering then area is no problem.

More info here: http://gsrelite.co.uk/

GKK Animal Rescue – (dogs, cats and rabbits) UK wide

GKK Animal Rescue specialise in helping animals who are at risk of being put to sleep and re-homing them carefully by finding appropriate foster and forever homes. Do you have love in your heart and room in your home to save the life of a rescue animal? GKK Animal Rescue are looking for committed, determined and devoted people who care about animals to join our fostering team, as well as find people to give our rescue animals loving forever homes.

More info here: https://gkkanimalrescue.weebly.com/

Glendee Dog Rescue – (dogs and cats) Hertfordshire

Our mission is to save as many cats and dogs 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.

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 tirelessly with limited funds to help dogs in need at local stray kennels. 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. We always have many dogs in our care waiting for a foster or forever home, so please get in touch if you have room in your heart and your home.

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. Founded in June 2008, when the need for our effort was recognised, ten years on we are now 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/

Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (G.R.A.C.E.) – (dogs) UK wide

We are 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. We don’t use kennels as we want a dog to be in a home environment from the day they come into our care. All the dogs go straight into foster and this puts a limit to the number of dogs that can be helped at any given time. Fostering also gives the dogs a better chance at finding a home.

More info here: http://www.grace-greyhoundrescue.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. If you would like to help, we would love to hear from you.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/helpforhopedogs/

Helping Yorkshire Poundies – (dogs) Rotherham

Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYPS) now has a very small team of volunteers (we are always looking for more dedicated 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. If any of the dogs are assessed as being suitable for foster, we will place them in foster homes until they are ready for rehoming.

More info here: https://helpingyorkshirepoundies.co.uk/

High Hopes Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide

We 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 and are always in need of foster carers. So if you could foster for us, please get in touch.

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, so please get in touch if you could foster our rescue dogs in need.

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. We are always looking for new foster carers to help us, so please do get in touch.

More info here: https://houndsfirst.co.uk/

Howls for Help – (dogs) UK wide

We are a non-profit organisation. 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. If you think you can spare a little of your time in assisting us then please do get in touch.

More info here: http://www.howlsforhelp.co.uk

International Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

Gill visited a dog shelter in Romania in 2011 and saw the terrible conditions these dogs lived in compared to our UK rescue dogs. She quickly realised that many of these dogs had zero chance of ever getting out of the public shelter and almost all of them would die in there. Gill then spent the following years setting up and establishing a dog rescue in the UK with a view to providing a stable base to bring these unfortunate dogs back to. Fast Forward to 2017 Gill and a group of dedicated dog lovers have set up International Dog Rescue – 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. We need all the help we can get.

More info here: https://www.internationaldogrescue.org.uk/

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

Our mission is to find and rehabilitate every discarded, broken little doggy soul we can. If a dog is sick, we’ll treat it, and if it’s scared, we’ll show it how to love. There is no such thing as a “lost cause”, we’ll never put a dog down. 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/

JLP Trust Animal Rescue – (dogs and other animals) South Yorkshire (Rotherham and the surrounding areas)

We 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. Sadly many animals, especially in the South Yorkshire area, find themselves needing a new home, abandoned or neglected through no fault of their own. 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

Most of the dogs in our care are with foster parents, we find this is a much better environment for rescue dogs as many dogs do not show their true personalities in kennels, it is very difficult to get a true assessment of their personality and the type of home they will need, so foster homes are a vital part of our team and enormously important in the quest to find the right homes for our dogs.

More info here: https://www.joeyslegacy.co.uk/

Keighley Cat Care – (cats) Keighley – Bingley – Crossflatts – Saltaire – Shipley – Haworth – Oakworth – Skipton and surrounding areas

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. Some cats either due to age or temperament are not able to be homed so they stay with us.

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 so they can be fully assessed, learn to live within a family and in some cases, be rehabilitated. 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 (strict checks are carried out before any dog is rehomed, regardless of the location). 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/

Large Breed Dog Rescue – (dogs) Kent, Swindon and Warrington

We are a small rescue for big dogs based in Kent. We would love to have more foster carers for our dogs at Large Breed Dog Rescue so they don’t have to spend too much time in kennels. If you have room in your home for a big dog with an even bigger heart, we would love to hear from you.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LargeBreedDogRescue

Last Hope Rescue – (dogs) Essex

Last Hope Rescue are a completely volunteer run rescue based in Essex, U.K. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/lasthopeanimalrescueessex/

Lifetime Commitment Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We are a non profit self funded rescue based in Derby. Our aim is to save as many unwanted and abused dogs as we possibly can. The dogs we take into our care are taken into foster homes, fully assessed, vaccinated, neutered, chipped, flead and wormed. Whilst they are in foster they are treated as family members. Fostering really does save lives, so if you would like to become a foster carer for our rescue, we would love to hear from you.

More info here: https://lifecommitmentdogrescue.com/

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. We always need foster carers. Fosterers do an invaluable job on behalf of our dogs, so please contact us if you have room in your heart and your home for a rescue dog in need.

More info here: http://www.linbee.co.uk/

Love4Dogs Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We 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 dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of dogs. We are developing a network of fosterers and volunteers to enable us to increase the numbers of dogs saved. 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. If you would like to become one of our fosterers, we would love to hear from you.

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/

MADRA – (dogs) Galway, Ireland

MADRA takes in dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages but we find fosterers most beneficial for our puppies. Although we have a purpose-built kennels, this is not the ideal environment for pups. Puppy fosterers provide a safe place where puppies can learn all about the world and grow into happy, well-socialised dogs. Also, puppies’ risk of contracting the potentially deadly parvovirus is much less in a foster home than in kennels, where most of the dogs have unknown vaccination history.

More info here: http://www.madra.ie/

Mastiff Rehoming Organization – (dogs) UK wide

We are a Mastiff rescue based in mid England, we aim to re-home across the UK. We understand that situations arise where you can no longer provide a forever home for your dog and our aim is to help you find a new forever home for them. If you are able to offer our dogs a foster home, please get in touch.

More info here: https://mastiffrehome.org.uk/

Mayhew – (dogs and cats) You need to live within a 1 hour drive of Mayhew in Kensal Green, London

We have three types of animal that might need foster care:

  • Animals looking for a permanent home.
  • Animals undergoing medical treatment and assessments in preparation for their permanent home.
  • Animals on our Pet Refuge programme.

More info here: https://themayhew.org/rehome/

Milo’s Mission – (all types of animals) UK wide

We are a group of people who are passionate about animal welfare. Our mission is to raise money to be donated to charities and rescues to help any animal in need. We will hold raffles, auctions and other fundraising activities, and donations of money, goods or services are most welcome. We would like to encourage group members to recommend animals and rescues that need help.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146209692567962

Mini Mutts Dog Rescue – (dogs) Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Basingstoke

Could you become a foster carer for MiniMutts Dog Rescue? We are always keen to welcome new foster homes for our dogs in the Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton or Basingstoke areas. We provide everything you need – you provide the love! Please get in touch if you can help us to help them. Home-checks apply and if you live in rented accommodation you will need to provide evidence that you’re allowed dogs. You will need to live within easy reach of one of our vets in Bournemouth, Poole, Eastleigh or Basingstoke.

More info here: http://minimuttsdogrescue.co.uk/

Monarch’s Mutts – (dogs) West Midlands

Monarch’s Mutts dog rescue is based in Halesowen and covers the West Midlands. 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://www.facebook.com/monarchsmutts/

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.

More info here: https://www.moorlandsdogrescue.com/

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. Placing them in the best possible permanent loving home. Oakwood Dog Rescue promotes health and rehabilitation for animals during their care and future placements. Our goals and ultimate mission is simple: to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt out dogs to loving forever homes, understanding that every dog deserves a second chance. If you are in a position to foster dogs that have medical needs, we would love to hear from you. (Location – Kingston Upon Hull)

More info here: http://www.oakwooddogrescue.co.uk/

Oldies Club – (dogs aged 7+) England, Scotland, Wales

Oldies Club doesn’t have a rescue centre. Instead of kennels we have a network of dedicated foster carers throughout Britain. Our fosterers open up their homes and hearts to older dogs that find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Without our foster carers, we wouldn’t be able to help many of the dogs that we do. Foster carers are vital to our rescue and we are eternally grateful for the wonderful work that they do.

More info here: https://www.oldies.org.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. 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. (You will need to live within two hours of Nottingham)

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. Every dog that comes into our care receives the necessary veterinary attention and medication, as well as being neutered, micro chipped, vaccinated and wormed. 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. We are always in need of foster homes, so if you would like to foster one of our dogs or cats, please get in touch.

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. We offer home foster within our small group of wonderful foster families. Here each dog will undergo a temperament and health assessment before he/she moves on to to their very own forever home.

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. PAWS relies solely on public donations, sponsorship and the kindness of those willing to help us. We also heavily rely on many of our amazing volunteers who help with essential fundraising, fostering and re-homing. For this, we say thank you!

More info here: https://www.paws-care-and-rescue-uk.co.uk/

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. We hope that you will be part of this with us and look forward to making friends, raising money and saving lives together. (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. They 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. In Romania dogs rounded up on the streets, are cruelly euthanized within a matter of weeks. There is no compassion here, so we rush to save them weekly. 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. 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/Pennypawsrescue/

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. We provide veterinary care for the sick and injured amongst our strays and we have a small hospital unit which is used for the recovery of animals who have had operations. It also contains a ‘mother and baby unit’ where new mums can care for their puppies in a safe and relaxed environment.

More info here: https://padsdogrescue.com

Pet Refuge Hampshire – (dogs, cats and rabbits) Hampshire

We will be providing a pet fostering service in Hampshire to enable individuals and families escape a domestic abusive relationship. This enables them to access the support they need to rebuild their lives and be reunited with their pets. When escaping an abusive relationship to access safety, many individuals and families are unable to take their pets with them. In some cases this prevents them from leaving the abuser. We will be fostering cats, dogs and rabbits for up to six months dependent on each person’s circumstances. This type of pet fostering service is vital to ensure the safety of both the individual, families and pets. We will pay for food, bedding and any necessary veterinary treatment required. Our pet fosterers’ will be volunteers who selflessly open their heart and home to a pet in need and will be meticulously chosen by our pet fostering team. If you would like to become one of our vital pet fosterers, please get in touch.

More info here: https://www.petrefugehampshire.com/

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. We will support our fosterers and adopters so they can be assured that the best help and advice is always available to them.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phoenixrehoming/

Pozega Dogs – (dogs) UK wide

We 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. And to find them forever loving homes across the EU and UK. Our Motto FOR THAT ONE DOG.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/PozegaDogsAdoptionPage/

Pro Dogs Direct – (dogs) especially London, Kent, Surrey & North Hampshire

We desperately need more fosterers to cope with all the of the dogs needing our help. Please email info@prodogsdirect.org.uk if you can help. We would love to hear from you.

More info here: https://prodogsdirect.org.uk/

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. We are always in need of fosterers, so please do get in touch.

More info here: https://www.radarrescue.org/

Raystede – (dogs and cats) Sussex region

  • Do you miss the company of a pet but can’t commit to adoption? For example, you might enjoy your holidays or can’t afford a pet of your own.
  • Do you have time and patience to offer a pet? Fostering best suits people who are home most of the day, such as those who work from home or are retired.
  • Raystede supplies all the animal’s food, equipment, and cover any veterinary costs.
  • We offer continued support throughout the foster period.
  • Pets need fostering for a variety of reasons and we carefully match pets with the most suitable foster home although we find fostering works best in homes without pets or young children.
  • The length of fostering varies depending on the individual animals’ needs but is usually for around 3 months or until the animal finds a new home.

More info here: https://www.raystede.org/

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/

Refuge4Pets – (dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, rabbits and small furries such as hamsters) Devon and Cornwall

Refuge4Pets provides a pet fostering service in Devon and Cornwall so that victims of domestic violence and abuse can escape to access safety and support before being reunited with their pets. Often individuals and families escaping violent and abusive relationships are unable to take their much loved pets with them. In many cases this will stop people from leaving. We foster dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, rabbits and small furries such as hamsters for up to six months. Our pet foster carers are volunteers who are committed to caring for animals and are carefully recruited to make sure they offer the best possible temporary foster homes.

More info here: http://refuge4pets.org.uk/

Rescue Remedies – (dogs) Surrey

We’re 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/

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. Rocky’s Rescue are always looking for fosterers in all areas of the UK, to take care of our dogs until we can find them a permanent home.

More info here: http://www.rockysrescue.co.uk

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. We are always in need of foster carers, so please do get in touch.

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. We are always in need of loving foster homes, so if you would like to foster for us we’d love to hear from you. (Location – Plymouth)

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/savingmacedonianstrays

Searching For Sofas – (dogs) UK wide

Searching For Sofas is dedicated to saving dogs in pounds who may be at risk of being put to sleep. We are always in need of foster homes to provide rescue dogs with a sofa to rest their head while forever homes are found. Please do get in touch if you are able to help.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/269486590434296

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. Some of the many things we do here are: – to hand-raise orphaned animals, and in the case of wildlife, release them back into the wild when they are old enough; vaccinate and microchip all animals for rehoming, and treat any illness or injury of the animals in our care.

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. If you have room in your heart and your home for a Retriever in need, we’d love to hear from you.

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

Do you have the space in your home and heart to become a Shih Tzu Action Rescue fosterer:

  • Are you at home for most of the day?
  • Do you have a secure garden?
  • Are your children over 10 years old?
  • Do you have transport?
  • Are you available to take a dog to a vet for vaccinations/neutering/treatment?

More info here: https://www.shihtzuactionrescue.com/

Silver Fox Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We 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. Our dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before going to homes that have been home checked and will always have lifetime care. If you’re interested in being a foster carer for us, we’d love to hear from you.

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/

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 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

We 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. For this to happen, we need foster families all across the country so that we can have dogs transported and settled as quickly as possible after collection. If you would be interested in fostering, please get in touch.

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: http://www.spanishstraydogs.org.uk/spanish-stray-dogs-uk

Spirit of the Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide

We are an Essex based charity; we have been established since 2004 and became registered charity number 1123664 in April 2008. 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. 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/SpiritoftheDogUK/

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 seeing increasing cases of abuse, neglect and homelessness. 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. Foster carers are the lifeline for our dogs, and the more carers we have, the more dogs we can save.

More info here: https://www.staffiesmilesrescues.com/

Staffordshire Rescue Scotland – (dogs) Glasgow, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

We are looking for people in Glasgow, Edinburgh or across Central Scotland so if you think you could give a second chance to a dog in need then please fill out our online application form or complete the application form and send to us via e-mail to staffordshirerescuescotland@gmail.com.

More info here: https://www.staffordshirerescuescotland.org.uk/

STARS Rescue (Siberian Husky rescue) – (dogs) UK wide

STARS Rescue is a breed specific Siberian Husky rescue (Registered Charity Number – 1167224) set up to combat the ever increasing number of dogs that are being relinquished or dumped within pounds across the United Kingdom. In order to help more huskies, as a rescue we must appeal to you, the general public. We operate by taking dogs into home checked foster homes. These people must be knowledgeable on the breed, and prepared to open their home to house a dog for an indefinite period of time. If this is you, please do get in touch.

More info here: http://www.starsrescue.co.uk/

Suki’s Canine Rescue Crew – (dogs) West Midlands and Warwickshire region

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. Most of us have worked alongside rescues before, some of us have rescue dogs ourselves, and some help with training and rehabilitation so they’re ready to go off to their new homes.

More info here: http://www.sukiscaninerescuecrew.com/

Swindon Needy Dogs – (dogs) UK wide

A foster home is a stop gap between an old life and the start of a new life. Dogs that come to us have either been found as a stray and in this case we would have very little information on the dog or the dog has been handed in by an owner unable to continue to provide for their pet. Sometimes these dogs have medical conditions or need socialisation. Fostering helps dogs no end. If we didn’t have wonderful foster homes we couldn’t do what we do.

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. We are in URGENT NEED of dedicated foster homes for dogs and reptiles.

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. We neuter/spay (unless unable to, due to vet advise), vaccinate & microchip ALL dogs before rehoming them. If you would like to become a foster carer, we would love to hear from you.

More info here: https://www.facebook.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

We are a small rescue based in the west coast of Scotland. We rescue and rehome all animals big and small…from hens and cockerels to rabbits and donkeys. If we can help you find a new animal to join your family or help you rehome please get in touch.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Underheugharkrescue/

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. There are lots of ways you can help us to give these animals a helping hand. If you have room in your heart and your home to be a foster carer for one of our rescue animals, we’d love to hear from you.

More info here: https://www.warpaws.org/

West Country Dobermann Rescue – (dogs) West Country

We focus 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

West Yorkshire Dog Rescue – (dogs) West Yorkshire

We work 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 rescue 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

Occasionally we look for a special foster home for some of our dogs. This would be maybe a dog with health problems or an oldie who just needs a sofa. If long term fostering interests you please get in touch.

More info here: https://www.wolfieslegacy.com/

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.

More info here: https://www.yappyeverafter.org.uk/

C.A.R.I.A.D. is a not-for-profit organisation that relies solely on the generosity of the public to continue with our vital work. So if you too believe Care And Respect Includes All Dogs then please consider donating or sponsoring us via our main website www.cariadcampaign.co.uk.