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Dog Rescues in Aberdeenshire

WestInverness-shire NorthBanffshire SouthAngus
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.

Dog Action Working Group Scotland Kingswells, Aberdeen.
As a dog welfare charity we find loving new homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs throughout the North East of Scotland. Well over 2,000 dogs and puppies have been given the chance of a new life since we began helping homeless hounds back in 1994. We aim to find our dogs loving new homes by working to a re-homing policy, which matches each dogís individual needs, characteristics and traits with the most suitable new owner and living environment. To achieve this we need to ask prospective owners a few simple questions, which are followed up by an informal visit to your home. If you have owned a pet before we may need to ask for a vet's reference. Most vets are familiar with the procedure and are happy to help. Our procedure is aimed to benefit both dog and prospective owner so your help and patience is much appreciated.

DAWGS - Dog Action Working Group Scotland
'The Dawghouse'
6 Whitemyres Holdings
Lang Stracht
AB15 6NB
Phone: 01224 208989
Fax: 01224 313877

Mrs Murray's Home for Stray Dogs and Cats and Re-Homing Centre East Seaton, Aberdeen.
Mrs Murray's Home for Stray Dogs and Cats cares for stray animals until they are claimed by their owners. If the pets remain unclaimed they find new homes for them. They also take in pets for re-homing. They also offer a comprehensive boarding service for dogs, cats and small animals.

The Home is a registered charity and relies on donations and the support of the public to help towards the cost of looking after the animals and securing their future. Donations of food and money are always greatly appreciated.

Mrs Murray's Home for Stray Dogs and Cats and Re-Homing Centre
East Seaton
AB24 1XL
Tel 01224 483624
Fax 01224 486165

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm
Sat 9am - 1.00pm

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre (known as The New Arc) was set up 3 years ago and is a Scottish Registered Charity. They rehome mainly small animals, chickens, goats, etc. They do have a forum for advertising dogs needing homes.

We are based just outside Ellon, Aberdeenshire, but cover the whole of the North East of Scotland. We have a ten acre site, with facilities for a range of animals from horses to guinea pigs, buzzards to foxes. We currently have several buildings which can be utilised in various way and are always striving to improve conditions for the animals in our care. We are totally funded by donations, sponsors and membership. We take no wages whatsoever, and 100% of funds received are put straight into the Charity for the welfare of the animals in our care.

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre
Phone 0796 225 3867

Dog Rescues in Angus

WestPerthshire NorthAberdeenshire SouthFife EastKincardineshire

Scottish SPCA Angus, Fife & Tayside
Phone: 03000 999 999

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays.

Dog Rescues in Banffshire

WestInverness-shire NorthMorayshire SouthAberdeenshire

Banff & Aberdeenshire Rescue & Rehoming Kennels Banff, Aberdeenshire
BARRK is a network of 20 to 30 volunteers covering rural Aberdeenshire north of Aberdeen, and Morayshire. In exceptional circumstances we will accept dogs from anywhere in the north of Scotland including the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. In places where we have no volunteers (apart from Aberdeen where we liaise with DAWGS) we will only home where we can take up a veterinarian's reference (e.g. where a dog has recently died).

We accept dogs for rehoming from individuals whose circumstances mean they can no longer give them a home. We do not take in strays. Where possible dogs are fostered until a new home is found. A very small number of dogs are kennelled at any of 3 commercial kennels with whom we have year round arrangements. Most dogs on our rehoming list at any time will still be with their original owners.

Individuals contact us requesting a dog. Initial screening is carried out by telephone. We require Someone to be with the dog most of each day (maximum left regularly about 4 hours in total) A secure garden (if in a village or town or near a busy road) The dog to be kept in the house as a pet. Note that we are not often able to home a dog into a home with children under the age of 6 years as we do not always know how the dog will react, and we will not take risks in this regard

3 Low Street,
AB45 1AU
Tel/Fax: 01888 544644

Dog Rescues in East Lothian

WestMidloathian NorthFife SouthBerwickshire

Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue East Lothian and elsewhere in Scotland
Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue is a small Scottish charity that relies heavily on its membership for funding. Charity events are organised to raise funds for rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming. Being small, Second Chances offer a very intimate service, the volunteers handling all the dogs as though they are their own. Second Chances' devoted volunteers cover the whole of Scotland and the North of England and are only too willing to offer you any help and advice with your German Shepherd. Dunbar,
East Lothian,
Phone: 07817 940 632
Phone: 01368 864 550

Dog Rescues in Fife

WestPerthshire NorthAngus SouthEast Lothian

Second Chance Kennels, Fife, Scotland
Second Chance Kennels
Balbegie Avenue

Tel: 01592 771933
Mob: 07841520074

Open 12pm to 4pm every day except Wednesday and Sunday.

Second Chance Association is a registered charity (Reg number SCO32203), and was founded in 1994. After five years of fund raising and a lot of very hard work we opened the kennel doors on 2nd May 1999. Our fund raising events are a very important part of our charity. All monies raised go directly towards the upkeep of the dogs and helps to ensure that the Second Chance Kennels are maintained adequately for the job. We hold regular fundraising events and always welcome new ideas and/or helpers. If you think you can help in any way with our events, please contact us. Click here for news of events.

The need for elderly dogs to be re-homed has presented itself many times. An older dog, who is loving, loyal and healthy but has an owner who is too old to cope, needs a stable environment in which to adjust. To this end, our elderly dogs reside in the 'Waiting for God' kennels. They are looked after here for the rest of their natural lives or until such time as someone comes along who is looking for an older dog. You can see our current list of dogs needing homes here.

Take a dog for a walk!

Need something to do? Why not take a dog for a walk. The kennels are situated in Thornton, near Kirkcaldy, on the east coast of scotland. We are surrounded by farm land and country walks, ideal for taking the dogs for a stroll.

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Page updated: 8th March 2012

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