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Under Construction We are still adding rescues to this page. If you know of a rescue that should be added to this list please e-mail the details to rescueslist@dogrescue.info

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 Rutland

WestLeicestershire NorthLincolnshire SouthNorthamptonshire EastCambridgeshire
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.

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
Frisby-on-the-Wreake
Nr Melton Mowbray
Leics.
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 Suffolk, England

WestCambridgeshire NorthNorfolk SouthEssex
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.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (S.E.S.A.W.) Leavenheath, Suffolk.
S.E.S.A.W. is a registered charity No. 1124029, devoted to the rescue, care and rehoming of any needy animal, wild or domestic. Those who cannot be rehomed are either fostered or cared for at the sanctuary. We do not put any animal to sleep due to its age, ill health or otherwise, unless advised to by our vet and only then, in the best interests of the animal.

Many animals pass through our doors - cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, foxes, pigs, sheep, even a llama! We work independently, but assist other charities if required. The animals we take in come from many sources, local vets, social services and members of the public.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (S.E.S.A.W.)
'Idano',
Stoke Road (B1068),
Leavenheath, CO6 4PP.
Tel: 01787 210888

SESAW is open to the public from 10am to 1pm Wednesday to Sunday - closed Monday and Tuesday.

SOS Dog Rescue Newmarket, Suffolk
We are a small rescue which runs from family homes where all our rescue dogs are kept in a normal every day environment living with other dogs and children. Whilst the dogs are here with us in foster, they are fully assessed before looking for the right home and also making sure they are also fit and well. We run a non-destruction policy no healthy dog will be pts. All our dogs will be vaccinated, wormed and flea treated before leaving for their new homes. Click here to see the dogs needing homes. All donations will be gratefully received blankets, bedding, food, leads and collars are always needed, we also have a donation button on our forum.

The Blue Cross Felixstowe, Suffolk
The centre opened in 1970, following 23 years at another location in Walton. A rebuild followed in 1999 and provided a new reception, kitten unit, toilets, and admissions unit. A large area is covered by the centre, but it mainly services Suffolk, Essex, parts of Cambridge, and parts of Norfolk. There are 24 adoption cat cages and 12 adoption dog kennels. We also have spaces for incoming cats, kittens and an isolation unit. We are always happy to hear from potential volunteers, but all our volunteers must be over 16. Dogs needing homes.

Address: 333 High Street, Walton, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9QL Tel: 01394 283254 Fax: 01394 672 271

Opening hours 11am-4pm: Monday and Tuesday 11am-1pm: Wednesday 11am-4pm: Thursday to Saturday Closed: Sundays


Dog Rescues in Surrey, England

WestHampshire NorthMiddlesex SouthSussex EastKent
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.

Animal Protection Trust Gatwick Area, Surrey
At Animal Protection Trust we are always looking for caring homes in the Horley/Gatwick area for our cats and dogs. If you see an animal on our website that you feel you can adopt, please call or email us. A home visit will be carried out before adoption, and all animals are microchipped and neutered before they leave our care. We do not sell animals but appreciate a reasonable donation towards the cost of neutering, microchipping and vaccinations. All our work is voluntary - we just have a common desire to help animals in need. Dogs needing homes.

Longtails Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue Guildford, Surrey
Longtails Greyhound and Lurcher rescue is based in Guildford, Surrey. We take dogs that are abandoned, neglected or just unwanted. The majority of our dogs are from Ex Racing or stray dogs from pounds, we always have dogs looking for their forever homes. We are a small rescue with 4 trustees and a very dedicated group of volunteers, we are completely self funding and rely on donations to keep us going and help save as many unwanted or neglected dogs as possible. We promote responsible dog ownership and always set a good example by vaccinating, neutering and microchipping all the dogs we re-home. If you would like to volunteer, maybe walking or bathing and grooming the dogs please contact us here.

SOS Dog Rescue Woking, Surrey
We are a small rescue which runs from family homes where all our rescue dogs are kept in a normal every day environment living with other dogs and children. Whilst the dogs are here with us in foster, they are fully assessed before looking for the right home and also making sure they are also fit and well. We run a non-destruction policy no healthy dog will be pts. All our dogs will be vaccinated, wormed and flea treated before leaving for their new homes. Click here to see the dogs needing homes. All donations will be gratefully received blankets, bedding, food, leads and collars are always needed, we also have a donation button on our forum.

Dogs in Need Chobham, Surrey
Dogs in Need is a registered charity which re-homes dogs no longer required by their present owners. Operating largely in the Southern Counties, we seek to place unwanted dogs in suitable new homes, currently homing an average of 3 to 4 dogs per week. Dogs come to us in two ways. Their present owners choose to contact us because they no longer wish to keep their dog, typical causes being illness, emigration, marriage break-up, the dog's behavioural problems (often because the owners work and leave the dog alone), allergies and even the imminent arrival of a baby. We also take dogs from Pounds in areas with major stray problems, particularly Eire. Dogs needing homes.

Epsom Canine Rescue Reigate, Surrey
Epsom Canine Rescue was formed in 1995 to specialise in unwanted and subsequently neglected dogs within the local vicinity, although recently we have started to assist in helping rehome the Welsh pound dogs whose plight is dire. Our principle role is the rescue and re-homing of unwanted and stray canines, undertaking veterinary treatment if necessary and neutering where possible prior to sourcing a suitable new home. Any animals in distress that we are unable to deal with directly due to our limited size and resources are referred immediately to other specialist organisations. All potential new homes are checked thoroughly before the dog is released into their care and subsequent follow-up calls are made to ensure that the animal settles and to eliminate any problems that may arise. We encourage the use of experienced foster homes during the re-homing process especially with either very young or very old charges, and try to use boarding kennels as a last resort. All our activities are carried out on a purely voluntary basis and financed soley by self generated funds and your contributions, monetary or otherwise. Our Dogs are homed as family pets, most having had a bad start in life and we do not place any dogs in a home where it would be living outside or left for long periods of time. Due to limited resources we are only able to rehome our Dogs within a 20 mile radius of Reigate. We never destroy a healthy dog, so please help us to give them a second chance.

Furry Friends Animal Rescue Old Coulsdon, Surrey
Furry Friends Animal Rescue was started in March 2001. It was originally meant to cater for rats, mice, chinchillas, guinea pigs, mice etc. After a few weeks we realised that there were other animals that were in just as much need of help as the ones mentioned. This included rabbits, dogs, cats and terrapins. We have a non-destruct policy, which means that if an animal comes in that needs veterinary care and medication for the rest of its life, then we will provide for each animals special needs. No animal is put to sleep because there are too many here, have been in for too long or don't make the standard for rehoming. Dogs needing homes. For further details regarding animals available for adoption please contact us.
Furry Friends Animal Rescue
Old Coulsdon,
Surrey
Tel: 020 8407 1080 or 0797 356 9371
Email: Adrs@aol.com


Croydon Animal Samaritans Croydon area, Surrey
Croydon Animal Samaritans have been helping and rescuing animals since 1974. We have many volunteers all working hard to rescue, foster and rehome all animals taken into our care. Contrary to what our name suggests we cover a wide area from Lewisham to Crawley, Dorking to Oxted. We always have many animals that are desperately in need of loving homes, most of which you can find on our website. If you are not able to offer a home, you can still help by sponsoring any of the cats and dogs or feral cats who we are unable to home but who still need our care. Another important part of Croydon Animal Samaritans is the fundraising side of the charity and we hold Christmas and Easter Fairs as well as an Open Day every Summer. We also regularly hold jumble sales to raise the much needed cash to treat our many animals before they are rehomed. We rely totally on donations and fund raising to support the work we do. If you are interested in offering a home to any of our animals or maybe you would like to help with one of our fundraising events by participating or donating goods then please contact us. Dogs needing homes.

VIGIL German Shepherd Dog Rescue Chertsey, Surrey
VIGIL German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a charity registered in the U.K. and has been in existence since 1984. In that time we have re-homed over 5,000 dogs. We cover most of London and the South East as funds allow. None of our dogs are ever euthanised unless medical reasons prevent any other course of action and then only after thorough consultation with a Vet. Dogs needing homes.

Animal Mission Tadworth, Surrey
Since 1986 Animal Mission has taken dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from familes whose changing circumstances cause them to part with a much loved pet. These pets are cared for in a rural, family environment, until suitable permanent homes are found. No accepted animal is destroyed. Although we accept 'homeable pets' from any area, prospective pet owners must be within a reasonable checking distance, in the Home Counties. New homes must comply with the policies of the charity with regard to accommodation, family structure and time available for love and care. As a small charity, funds are always stretched

Valgrays Border Collie Rescue Warlingham, Surrey
Valgrays Border Collie Rescue is run by Val Phillips. It was established in 1978 and is a registered charity No 1088503. Valgrays Border Collie Rescue are based in Warlingham, Surrey.
Phone: 01883 624513 call between 9am and 5pm only.
Email: valgrays@hotmail.co.uk
All visits are on a strict appointment basis only

Click here to see the dogs needing homes. Please take a look at all of our deserving dogs and see if a small space can be found in your house for one of them, as they will surely take up a huge space in your heart when they arrive. Collie's need education and usually like a 'job' to keep them 'sane'. Some of the collies Valgrays have would be suitable for all fields of dog sports and hobbies; Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Working Trials, Extreme Walking etc, but the most important thing is that they are a loved and well cared for pet. When you get a collie and find a new hobby then you will be amazed at the new friends you will make along the way. All the Border Collies offered here have been assessed and all will be wormed and microchipped before going to their new homes. Neutering will be done according to the age of the dog involved. Valgrays relies totally on donations to keep rescuing these dogs. Please help us to keep helping them by donating if you are able.

If you are interested in any dog, please phone 01883 624513 call between 9am and 5pm only. Please do not be offended if we do not return your call, we receive hundreds of calls and emails each day and (being a very small centre) it takes ages to process them all. If you do not receive an answer, please kindly try contacting us again. We hope you will understand. Thank you.

Guildford & District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue Chilworth, Surrey
Guildford & District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue are a charity aiming to rehome Staffordshire Bull Terriers in and around the Guildford, Surrey area. We do not own kennels, but have a group of foster homes where dogs are homed while new permanent homes are sought. We believe this keeps the dog socialised, house trained and happy in a loving and natural and familiar environment while waiting for its new home. When the rescue takes on a new dog that needs rehoming, we look to our circle of fosterers for a space where he or she can live, until the day comes when a forever home comes. We are always looking for new friends and volunteers that can provide a temporary home and encourage you get in touch with us if you think you can help out. Click here for more information about fostering.

Phone: 01483 578230
Email: enquiries@guildfordstaffords.org
Click here to see the dogs needing homes

Riverside Animal Centre Sutton, Surrey
Riverside Animal Centre

Although the Riverside Animal Centre does not accept unwanted pets from owners who can no longer keep them, we do, as a result of our work with pets in crisis, have several animals that need homes at any one time. If you would like to be considered for one of our animals, please read the criteria and conditions here.

The Riverside Animal Centre
Beddington Park, Church Road,
Wallington SM6 7NN
T: 0208 647 6230
info@riversideanimalcentre.org
Click here for directions

Ray of Hope Animal Sanctuary Badshot Lea, Farnham, Surrey
The Ray of Hope Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing animals for 30 years. In this time we have saved hundreds of animals from starvation and neglect. We have horses, goats, rabbits and chickens. We also rescue cats, dogs, and offer advice.

Dog Rescues in Sussex, England

WestHampshire NorthSurrey EastKent
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.

Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service Worthing, West Sussex, UK
WADARS is an animal charity based in Worthing, West Sussex (UK) established in 1969. The main objectives of the Charity are the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and the rescue and rehoming of domestic animals. We rely solely on membership, donations, legacies and fund raising to keep us running. we have all types of animals needing homes: dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, birds, reptiles.

Pups Needing Homes East Sussex, UK
We are a non-profit small home-run rescue based in East Sussex - we do not have kennels or a rescue centre. We provide shelter to abandoned dogs and place them in foster homes until we find them a new home. We are dedicated to raising the awareness of the impact of legislation, neutering, and in finding forever homes for our homeless dogs. To adopt a dog from PNH you will need to submit an online application form. If your application is suitable, a homecheck will be carried out and a standard rescue donation towards rescue funds will apply before adoption can take place.

Mid Sussex Happy Breed Dog Rescue Society Burgess Hill, West Sussex, UK
Mid Sussex Happy Breed Dog Rescue Society Registered Charity No 267284 rescues and rehomes dogs to Sussex and parts of Surrey and Kent. Owners that can no longer keep their dogs ask for help in the re-homing of their dogs. The dog remains in the Society's care indefinitely while a home is sought for them. The Society relies on donations and fund raising events to cover its expenses. Helpers are always needed at the various events. See the 'how you can help' section of our website.

Click here for contact phone numbers
Email: info@happybreed.co.uk

Please send correspondence and donations to:
Mid Sussex Happy Breed Dog Rescue Society
PO Box 126,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex
RH15 0SL

The Sussex Pet Rescue Charitable Trust Storrington, West Sussex, UK
We are a small registered local charity working in Sussex. Our aim is to relieve the suffering of sick and abandoned animals and to re-home companion animals. Our work mainly involves dogs and, although we cannot provide directly for cats, we work closely with several local cat charities. We keep a list of animals waiting for new homes. Some may be in foster homes and some may be waiting in their existing homes until foster spaces become available. Through meeting the animals and prospective new owners we try to 'make a match' that will last the animal's lifetime. Sussex Pet Rescue is run by unpaid volunteers. We are a network of helpers who do a variety of tasks from transporting dogs to vets, answering telephone enquiries, visiting prospective new owners and homes, following up dogs in their new homes, helping with fundraising and publicity, and caring for dogs whilst they are awaiting new homes. Our helpers are not paid although we cover their expenses. We do NOT receive any grants from statutory bodies but totally rely on donations from the public and organisations that raise money on our behalf. If you could help with fund raising, please contact us. We are also pleased to receive any dog/cat food donations.

Click here for contact phone numbers

See the details of dogs needing homes here

Dog Rescues in the West Midlands, England

WestWorcestershire NorthDerbyshire SouthOxfordshire EastNorthamptonshire
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.

Animal Allsorts Pet Rescue, Birmingham, West Midlands
Animal Allsorts is an animal rescue shelter in Birmingham, UK, registered charity No 1092175, that rehomes unwanted, abandoned or mistreated dogs and cats in the West Midlands. Animal Allsorts acts as a sanctuary for other small animals such as chipmunks, ferrets, rabbits and also birds. Before being rehomed all pets are ID microchipped, castrated or spayed and fully vaccinated. The rescue tries to find suitable adoptive homes for pets but Animal Allsorts tries to find suitable adoptive homes for pets but the charity will care for the animals the rest of their lives if homes cannot be found, we never put an animal to sleep just because it is unwanted. The rescue is looking for foster homes in Birmingham.

See the details of dogs needing homes here


Wythall Animal Sanctuary, Birmingham Kings Norton, Birmingham
Wythall Animal Sanctuary was founded by Mr and Mrs E. Davies in 1968, whose aim was to save and find homes for as many unwanted pets as possible. Many thousands have been found new homes during the last 43 years. Many of these animals may otherwise have been destroyed.

We have a non-destruction policy and we are the last hope for these animals. As our name signifies we give them Sanctuary. We pick up all the bills, including Vetrinary bills, for our residents both long term and animals for rehoming. It costs 4,000 a week to keep the Sanctuary running and we rely entirely on donations, fundraising and Wills to continue our work. Other ways you can help are by Sponsoring an Animal, joining our 100 Club or by becoming a 'Friend' of Wythall Animal Sanctuary. We take in, when possible, animals for rehoming and some of these animals will not be fit for rehoming and will live the rest of their lives with us.

You can visit us at:
Wythall Animal Sanctuary
Middle Lane, Kings Norton,
Birmingham, B38 0DU

Visiting hours are:
2pm-4pm Winter (October - February)
2pm-4:30pm Summer (March - September

See the details of dogs needing homes here


Birmingham Dogs Home, West Midlands
We are a registered charity and for over 100 years it has been our mission to rescue, reunite and rehome stray, neglected and unwanted dogs from all over the West Midlands area. This vital work is only possible through the very generous support of the local community. This fantastic help has allowed us to improve our facilities and therefore our care for all these unfortunate dogs. Both our locations receive stray dogs Monday to Saturday, from local authority dog wardens and police stations. When capacity allows, we also try to help those people who are anxious to find a new home for their much loved pet, because they can simply no longer cope with a problem caused by a change of circumstances. We hope that by offering this service we can prevent dogs being turned out onto the street by people in desperate situations. When all dogs arrive, they are aged, sexed and scanned for a micro-chip, then given a first part vaccination. All stray dogs by law have to remain with us for 7 full days before we can rehome them. This allows time for owners to claim their lost pets.

Dog Rescues in the Yorkshire, England

WestLancashire NorthDurham SouthLincolnshire
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.

Selby Stray Dog Rescue

Selby District Council always have a selection of dogs available for adoption. Dogs that have been rescued by the Selby Dog Warden, and not been claimed by their owners are offered for re-homing.

All dogs are microchipped and neutered by the Council.

Prospective owners are charged a nominal amount by the kennels to adopt the dogs whatever the breed, age or sex of the dog. The Selby Dog Warden service is one of the better ones, they do not put healthy dogs to sleep and the dogs are well looked after.

If you would like to offer a home to an unwanted dog please phone 01757 705101 or fill in an Adoption Application Form on the Selby District Council website


Whitehall Dog Rescue
Greenacres Farm,
Cave Lane,
East Ardsley,
Wakefield
WF3 2BB

Whitehall Dog Rescue is dedicated in its quest to save the lives of dogs from death row in council pounds. We aim to provide the best facilities possible for our rescue dogs. We try to create an atmosphere as close to home as possible for our dogs. We work hard to rehabilitate and train the dogs and provide whatever treatment they may need. Whitehall Dog Rescue operates a strict NO KILL policy. No healthy dog is ever put to sleep with us, no matter what behavioral or medical problems the dog may have. If the dog cannot be rehomed it remains with us and lives out its days as part of the 'Permanent Residents Club'. See details of dogs needing homes here.


Ray of Hope Animal Rescue Leeds, Yorkshire

Ray of Hope Animal Rescue is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. All our animals are fully health checked, vaccinated, spayed/castrated, microchipped, de-flead and wormed and any dental or other veterinary work is carried out. All animals are subject to a homecheck, rehoming policy and an adoption fee. We are a no kill animal rescue with dogs and cats needing homes.

Thornberry Thornberry Animal Sanctuary
The Stables,
Todwick Road,
North Anston,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
S25 3SE.

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes hundereds of dogs every year. They have a non-destruction policy which makes them a popular choice with people who feel they can no longer cope with their dog or who circumstances have changed. They receive many calls per day demanding that they to take a dog and if not the dog will either be dumped or destroyed. They are desperate to find permanent, loving homes for the dogs in their care and by doing so they can then try to help as many dogs that they can.


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Page updated: 24th November 2014
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