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
1 Dog At A Time Rescue UK is a registered charity dedicated to rescuing Romanian Street Dogs. Foster homes are needed preferably in Oxfordshire or surrounding counties in the UK. If you feel you could offer to foster one of our dogs then please do get in touch.
More info here: https://www.1dogatatimerescue.org
8 Below Husky Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
8 Below Husky Rescue specialise in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming northern breed dogs (sled dogs) and their crosses throughout the UK. Our team is made up of volunteers. We deal with private re-homes and also stray cases.
More info here: https://www.8belowhuskyrescue.org
A DOG’s TALE – (dogs) UK wide
A DOG’s TALE Rescue 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, Kent)
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/adogstaleuk
Abused Pet Refuge Project – (all pets) – UK wide
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. 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.
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. 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. (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 rescue and rehome abandoned and unwanted dogs in Keighley, West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. We are a foster based rescue. Dogs come to ADIN for a wide range of reasons, but whatever the reason we believe that every dog deserves a forever home.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/aireworthdogsinneed
Akita Rescue and Welfare – (dogs) UK wide
The Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (UK) 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 Dog Rescue Scotland – (dogs) Scotland
We are a registered non-profit organisation rescuing around 500 dogs a year from shelters in Romania and, other Eastern bloc countries. We rescued dogs for 5 years with Small Dog Rescue Sussex and Scotland but now have become All Dog Rescue Scotland.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/AllDogRescueScotland
All Dogs Matter – (dogs) London regions
All Dogs Matter is a dog rescue and rehoming charity working in and around London to transform the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs. We also rehome dogs in need from overseas.We use a mixture of foster homes and kennel spaces to house the dogs in our care.
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. 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 are committed to making an impact on the rescue of dogs in difficult situations, abandoned, in dog pounds and those on death row. Our fosterers provide food and a safe and loving home until the dogs find their forever homes. We don’t use kennels, our dogs are all placed in foster homes. (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)
We are a small, independent rescue charity, based on the 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.
More info here: http://www.animalrescuecymru.co.uk
The Animal Team – (all animals) UK wide (homecheckers, transporters, rescue register)
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.
More info here: https://theanimalteam.org
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.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/anydogildorescue
Auntieanimal Small Animal Fostering and Rescue – (small animals) UK wide
Auntieanimal are a home based, non-profit voluntary organisation supporting adoption, rehabilitating, finding good homes, fostering, caring for the neglected, offering sanctuary and long term care to a variety of animals including chipmunks, chinchillas, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, mice, sheep, goats and even fish.
More info here: http://www.auntyanimal.me.uk
Balto & Co Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
At Balto & Co Rescue we work with pound dogs that are at risk and more difficult to place dogs, 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. In the UK, we have a team of volunteer adoption specialists working with potential adopters and foster carers across the country.
More info here: https://www.barkingmaddogrescue.co.uk
Barney’s Animal Rescue – (all types of animas) 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.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232269844281658
Bedlington Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
We are a small breed rescue, 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. (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. 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.
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. 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/
The Biggies’ League – (dogs) UK wide
The Biggies’ League is a not-for-profit Romanian dog rescue established in 2018 and run entirely by volunteers. Our focus is on helping large breeds. We are based in Spalding with a foster network throughout the rest of the UK.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggiesleaguerescue
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 are located in Wiltshire just outside Swindon.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/BRR.CockerelRescue
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.
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 – 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. We are a charity offering rescue, support and advice throughout the UK for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
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. Each dog and applicant is assessed on a case by case basis.
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. Fosterers are the backbone of our rescue.
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 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 don’t 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
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.
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. (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.
More info here: https://care-uk.com/
Carla Lane Animals in Need – (dogs, cats and other animals) Liverpool
Carla Lane Animals in Need Liverpool have been a rescue over 40 years, we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs, cats and other animals. 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. (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.
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.
More info here: https://gawa.org.uk
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/
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.
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. 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.
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 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.
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
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/
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. 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.
More info here: http://epsomcaninerescue.co.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.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Every-Paw-Matters-1633793803595776
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
Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
The Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue has been running for over 30 years it was set up in 1989 by Pip Singleton who started bringing Greyhounds and Lurchers into her home in an attempt to stop them being destroyed. The rescue still operates as a foster based rescue with foster homes up and down the country.
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.
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.
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.
More info here: http://www.foalfarm.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.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenSoulsRescue
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.
More info here: https://www.freshfields.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. We aim to get as many 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/
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. 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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
More info here: http://www.grace-greyhoundrescue.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 pets) 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.
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. 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) 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. 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.
More info here: https://www.highhopesdogrescue.org
Homeless Hounds – (dogs) North West England
Homeless Hounds is a group of dedicated people who believe that the unnecessary destruction of healthy dogs is both immoral and unacceptable. We work primarily with a kennels in the North West to save the lives of stray and abandoned dogs by finding them places of safety and transporting them there. Our Kennels are based on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England.
More info here: http://www.homelesshounds.org.uk
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.
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.
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. Howls for Help are always in need of fosters as there is that many dogs that require our help.
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 specialist in animals that are elderly, have additional needs due to illness or disabilities who requiring that extra care. 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
Our mission is to find and rehabilitate every discarded, broken little doggy soul we can. 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.
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)
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. We try to help as many of these as possible through providing help with rehoming, foster homes and help to owners wherever possible.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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).
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. 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.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LargeBreedDogRescue
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.
More info here: https://www.leicesteranimalaid.org.uk
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.
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. (Location – North Yorkshire)
More info here: http://www.linbee.co.uk/
Lora’s Luck Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
At Lora’s Luck, we work closely with many rescues who are on the front line, pulling dogs on death row, about to be killed. Our goal is to foster dogs in desperate need but in a real home environment. With our organisation’s mission always in mind, we strive to find donors to help with basic veterinary treatment.
More info here: https://lorasluck.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
More info here: http://www.madra.ie/
Mayhew – (dogs and cats) You need to live within a 1 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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
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
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
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, 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. 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. (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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Pawprints To Freedom – (dogs) UK wide
The majority of our dogs come directly from Romania, although we do also take dogs from the UK into our care. We don’t discriminate on size, breed or age of a dog, and believe all are deserving of a loving suitable home.
More info here: https://pawprints2freedom.co.uk
Paws2Freedom – (dogs) UK wide
Paws2Freedom is a small registered, UK-based dog rescue charity. 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.
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 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/
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. (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. 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.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.
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.
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.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phoenixrehoming/
Pineapple Pet Sanctuary – (all pets) 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. Based in the West Midlands, we rescue and rehome animals in need. Full rescue back up, should the animal need to re homed again.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pineapplepetsanctuary/
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. (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.
More info here: https://www.rescueme.org.uk
The Responsible Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are an independent rescue passionate about saving dogs responsibly. All adult dogs go into assessment with experienced fosterers prior to adoption. 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/
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.
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. We foster dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, rabbits and small furries such as hamsters for up to six months.
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/
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.
More info here: http://www.rockysrescue.co.uk
ROLDA UK – (dogs) UK wide
ROLDA is a Romanian animal welfare charity. We operate in Romania to efficiently, humanely and responsibly control the homeless animal population, estimated to be 2.5 million. Our six keys focuses are: rescue, rehabilitation, sheltering, sterilisation, social programmes and education. We have a strict no-kill policy.
More info here: https://uk.rolda.org
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.
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.
More info here: https://spdc.org.uk
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.
More info here: https://www.secondchanceanimalrescue.co.uk/
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.
More info here: https://www.seniorstaffyclub.co.uk/
SESAW – (dogs, cats, small animals) Suffolk and Essex
SESAW – Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare is an independent charity, dedicated to caring for any abandoned, sick or injured animal, domestic or wild. Regular volunteers devote time and TLC to look after new arrivals until they are ready to be re-homed or returned to their natural environment.
More info here: https://www.sesaw.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.
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.
More info here: https://siberianhuskywelfare.co.uk
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..
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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. you.
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.
More info here: https://www.stfrancisanimalrescue.co.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.
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..
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.
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.
More info here: https://www.stefsanimalrescue.co.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 rescue dogs out of time in the pound and taking owner relinquishments.
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 don’t use cages or kennels; all of our dogs stay with foster carers in their homes.
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). 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: 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. 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.
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.facebook.com/Underheugharkrescue/
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
More info here: https://wellidog.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
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.
More info here: http://westiesinneed.co.uk
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.
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.
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 pets) West Midlands
We 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.
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.
More info here: https://www.yappyeverafter.org.uk/