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

Dog Rescues in Kent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note we are open by appointment only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We receive absolutely no funding from the racing industry and have to fund raise every penny to help save the lives of the dogs in our care ourselves. The more money we can raise the more dogs we can help, so if you would like to help us to help these hounds, please please do contact us. We are very fortunate to be able to use an excellent private boarding kennels, who really understand our dogs and are prepared to spend their time with them to bring them on. We place very shut down and withdrawn dogs in their care and in a very short space of time, they are different dogs, full of fun and affection. Please do consider sponsoring a kennel.

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

Dog Rescues in Lancashire

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

West Lancashire District Council - Stray Dogs

Wigan Council - Stray Dogs

Bolton - Stray dogs information

AnimalShelter Details of dogs requiring new homes in Bolton

Animal Care Lancaster, Morecambe & District

Animals in Distress Sanctuary Manchester and Littleborough, Lancs

Wolfwood Lancaster, Lancs
We are a small, friendly, very busy organisation, devoted to Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation and the Rehoming of Rescue Dogs.

Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need Rishton, Lancashire

HSDiN is a registered charity that believes in saving and re-homing as many unwanted, abandoned dogs as we can. Many of the dogs we take in are from the dog warden, but equally we do take dogs in from people who find they have to sign their pet over for whatever reason.

All our rescue dogs are quarantined for 10-14 days so we can observe them for any problems or illnesses they may have. All our dogs are inoculated, wormed, neutered / spayed and micro chipped, they also have a full health check by our veterinary surgeon before they go to their new FOREVER homes. All potential new families will be home checked, vet checked and must visit the dog several times before a decision is made by ourselves. We do try and help as many dogs as we can so therefore we do ask for a minimum donation of &#pound;150 this helps to cover the cost whilst they are in our kennels.

Lancashire German Shepherd Rescue Preston

Dog Rescues in Leicestershire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leicester Animal Rescue Billesdon, Leicestershire
Registered Charity No. 509784

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dog Rescues in Lincolnshire

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

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

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

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

Four Legged Friends Haddington, Nr South Hykeham, Lincoln
We are not the type of rescue centre that allows people to simply walk in, choose a dog and take it home. We match our dogs to suitable owners very carefully and carry out home checks before each dog can be placed in a home. We find that this helps to reduce problems that can lead to the dog being returned, saving upset for both the dog and new owners. Potential owners should ensure they have an adequate sized house for the size of dog and a fully fenced, secure garden. All family members should be consulted before a decision is made and existing pets should be the priority. Some of our dogs have had a troubled past and as a result have special requirements. Please read the details carefully. If you are interested in giving one of our dogs a home please phone us on 01522 693392 to discuss this.

Four Legged Friends
White Lodge,
1 Old Haddington Lane,
Nr South Hykeham,
Lincoln, LN5 9FN.
Tel: 01522 693392

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust Lincoln
Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust (LGT) is an independent registered charity 1103656 rehoming greyhounds in Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. The charity was set up to promote the qualities of retired racing Greyhounds and to help find them good homes as pets. For more information please call us on 01522 569825.

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

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

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

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

Dogs needing homes at Labrador Welfare

Dog Rescues in London

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

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

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

For all General Enquiries Telephone 0208 274 0471

Dog Rescues in Norfolk

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

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

Dogs needing homes at Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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

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

Meadowgreen Dog Rescue Centre Loddon, Norfolk
Meadowgreen has been established for 15 years and since July 2004 has been under new ownership. We are a family run, privately owned non-charity funded centre. Last year we rehomed over 200 dogs. We have 42 kennels and are full most of the time. We have rescue dogs in all shapes, sizes and ages. Most of our dogs will make ideal family pets.

Dogs needing homes at Meadowgreen

If you are thinking of offering a rescue dog a home you will be required to have a home check done for suitability and there are certain breeds that we require to be rehomed with people that already have experience of that breed. Unfortunately it is our policy that dogs cannot be rehomed to families with children under five, as it must be remembered that the vast majority of our dogs are rescued and therefore we have little or no history on them. All our dogs receive professional veterinary treatment when required and are vaccinated.

Our opening times are 11am to 3:00pm. six days a week - we are closed on Mondays (including Bank Hols) - and we are easy to find just off the A146 Norwich to Lowestoft road, approximately two miles after Loddon (heading to Lowestoft) take the right turn into Wash Lane and we are signposted from there.

We are always very pleased to see dogwalkers. A nice walk across the common can make such a difference to a dog. Dogwalking takes place between 11a.m. and 2p.m. on weekdays. Why not come along and join our happy band of volunteers?

Meadowgreen Dog Rescue Centre
Hales Green,
Wash Lane,
NR14 6QW
Phone: 01508 548 216
Fax: 01508 548 010

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

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

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

CARE dogs needing homes

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

Telephone (UK Only): 01493 653 955

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

FAITH Animal Rescue Hickling, Norfolk
FAITH Dog Rescue

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

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

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

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

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

  • To socalise the un-socialised.

  • To train the untrained.

  • To care for the un-cared.

  • To nurse the sick.

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

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

Phone: 01692 598 312

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

PACT dogs needing homes

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

PACT Animal Sanctuary
River Farm

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

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