Dog Rescues in the UK

Below is a list of dog rescues, to add your rescue please contact us.

All Dogs Matter  
Area Covered: London and surrounding areas
Information: All Dogs Matter is a registered charity. We are a voluntary dog rescue based in London. Our aim is to rescue and rehome dogs in and around London and surrounding areas. The dogs who come into our care are strays, from pounds or simply dogs whose owners no longer can or want to keep! Unfortunately, there is a growing demand for rescue services in the current climate, as more and more unwanted dogs find themselves in need of new homes. Our job is to pair each dog with the best new owner for it, ensuring that it will be safe, cared for and loved for the rest of its life. Our work is done in three stages: - identifying and taking on the dogs in need of help; - placing the dogs in foster homes where they can be assessed, checking their health, microchipping, neutering & vaccinating them; - finding a home for them. Another important aspect of dog rescuing is education. ADM often collaborate with the local authorities to help teach responsible dog ownership and raise awareness about animal welfare. In 2010, we have visited schools in North London and we are hoping to develop that aspect of our work in the months to come. ADM are a team of passionate dog-lovers. We work hard to help rescue as many homeless dogs we can. We could not do so much without the help of our volunteers, be they foster carers, drivers, home-visitors. We are also grateful for the donations we get for the dogs (money but also food, toys, collars, leads and blankets ...). We always welcome help in any form, so if you think you could give the dogs a little time and help in any way, we would be happy to hear from you. print

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Telephone: 020 8341 3196 or 07904 472 678
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Animal Helpline  
Area Covered: Most areas of the UK
Information: We are based in Peterborough, but have volunteers in many areas and will re-home dogs to a good home almost anywhere in the country. We rescue unwanted dogs and puppies, and rehome to new loving homes. Thousands of unwanted dogs, strays and pound dogs have found their way through our kennels during the 30 years we have been rescuing dogs. You are very welcome to visit our kennels by appointment. 

Contact Name: Ros
Telephone: 07849 637862 or 01780783331.
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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Animal Rescue Centre  
Area Covered: Devon
Information: The ARC is based in south Devon and rescues and re-homes dogs in Devon.

Contact Name: Crystal
Telephone: 01404 815487
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Animal Rescue, Hertfordshire  
Area Covered: Hertfordshire
Information: The animal rescue charity was founded in 1990 by mother and daughter Jan Rose and Fiona Piggott after taking in strays from the local police dog pound. News travelled fast and soon waifs and strays where being left on their doorstep. Desperate funding and a more suitable home for these animals initiated the creation of the Charity, now affectionately known as “the small charity with a big heart” . Our aims and objectives are as follows: To provide a safe haven (sanctuary) for neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals and wherever possible to treat and re-habilitate all animals including wildlife; sanctuary as we see it being a place of protection; a refuge. Our aims are: • To overcome the pain and suffering previously endured, with kindness and understanding. • To treat animals with respect and compassion. • To be aware that because animals cannot speak for themselves we must be their voice. • To allow animals to live their life without fear or exploitation. • To run a rehabilitation programme, which ensures that any animal leaving us will be well cared for and afforded the affection so desperately needed in order to thrive.

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Telephone: 01279 501547
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Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home  
Area Covered: Lincolnshire
Information: We rescue all types of dogs as well as looking after dogs that are unsuitable for rehoming due to illness or other problems.

Contact Name: Barbara
Telephone: 01507 358140.
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Babbington Rescue  
Area Covered: Nottinghamshire
Information: The rescue was founded in 1993, has a non-destruction policy and has on average more than one re-homing a day. All dogs are fully vaccinated and we now offer an ID chipping service. Home checks are carried out prior to re-homing. The rescue is financed by voluntary contributions.

Contact Name: Tom & Sam Sanderson
Telephone: 0115 9324576
Fax: 0115 9308811
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home  
Area Covered: Nationwide
Information: We aim never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help. We reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners; when we can’t do this, we care for them until new homes can be found for them; and we educate the public about responsible pet ownership. Every year the Home cares for over 10,600 dogs and cats.

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Telephone: 020 7622 3626 - London, 01784 432929 - Old Windsor, 01474 874994 - Brands Hatch
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Brambleberry Greyhounds  
Area Covered: Peterborough and surrounding area
Information: Brambleberry is a branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust (reg. charity No: 269668) which is located in the Peterborough area. We started rehoming 27 years ago, and moved to our present location 8 years ago to provide space for our expanding kennels. There are about 45 dogs available for re-homing at any one time, of all ages and colours. Brambleberry is run by Sharon Saberton. She is a trainer and rehomes all of her own dogs but also takes in dogs from other trainers when she can (this obviously depends on kennel space). Non-chasers, non-starters, retired racers, ex-brood bitches and elderly returns have all been rehomed through Brambleberry. Sharon is very proud to be able to say that she has never had any dog put to sleep unless it was the right thing to do, as advised by a vet for medical reasons.

Contact Name: Sharon
Telephone: 07843 655003
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Castledon Kennels Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: Essex
Information: Castledon Greyhound Rescue provides a sanctuary for Greyhounds in need in the UK. Greyhounds come to us as retired racers, from shelters, as strays, and from owners who need to give up their dogs due to changing life circumstances such as: relocation, financial hardship, divorce, illness, or death. Castledon Greyhound Rescue provides the animals with veterinary care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, high quality food, love, and placement into a home for life under a contract that dictates their humane care

Contact Name: Jodie
Telephone: 01268 733293
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Celia Cross Greyhound Trust  
Area Covered: Surrey, South East England
Information: We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned, sick or ill-treated greyhounds and lurchers in our kennels near Guildford in Surrey. Until they find their new home, our dogs have a safe and loving place to stay. Wherever possible they are kennelled in pairs, the beds are large and soft and the kennels have heat lamps and outdoor runs. The dogs have daily supervised access to a large secure field and volunteers also take the dogs for longer walks in the beautiful countryside. We also have an onsite treatment room and isolation room. All dogs are neutered and micro chipped before adoption and all potential owners have a home visit assessment. In 2011 we won the Wetnose Award for the Best Breed Specific Animal Rescue. We were founded in 1970 after the late Celia Cross found her first abandoned greyhound which had been left to die in a disused barn and have been a Registered Charity since 1993 and rely entirely on the fundraising activities of our supporters. Open 7 days a week 10:30 – 15:00; Mondays to Fridays: call for an appointment and no appointment necessary at weekends.

Contact Name: Jane Thompson, Kennel Manager
Telephone: 01483 222 832
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Celia's Greyhound Rescue (Fife)
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Area Covered: Central Scotland and the border counties
Information: Celia's Greyhound Rescue is a small sanctuary for Greyhounds situated near the village of Kinghorn in Fife, Scotland. It is run by Celia and Jimmy and always has a number of lovely Greyhounds available for rehoming, plus sadly, a constant waiting list of incoming dogs.

Contact Name: Celia and Jimmy
Telephone: 01577 850393 or 07826 244765
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Chancepixies  
Area Covered: Kent
Information: At Bridledown kennels we have dedicated 18 kennels to service the care and welfare of stray and unwanted dogs in the area. We are contracted to number of the local authorities and Police stations with whom we work closely to provide accommodation for any dog that comes in to their care. We are pleased to have achieved preferred partner status and proud to provide this service. Uniquely, due to the layout of the premises, we are able to offer isolated blocks so there is dedicated space to receive any stray animals in the area. As they are isolated the risk of cross contamination between the strays and other guests are greatly reduced. We can never tell if their inoculations are up to date so isolation is essential. As this is a very well established kennel with regards to the boarding of stray animals we are thankfully able to reunite the vast majority of lost pets with their owners. Due to the kennels being well established any dogs who are not reclaimed for whatever reason have a very good chance of being re homed quickly as we have many enquiries each day from people who are looking for a new companion. We are proud to service the community in this way.

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Telephone: 01304 201382
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Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: Essex
Information: We are Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue, a registered charity based near Maldon in Essex. We work in association with the Retired Greyhound Trust (Maldon & Tiptree Branch) and Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds. We take in retired greyhounds that for one reason or another have finished their racing careers. We are actively involved in retired greyhound homing, trying to find loving homes for as many of the retired greyhounds who find their way to us as we can.

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Telephone: 01621 788315
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Comfy Care Dog Rescue  
Area Covered: Bournemouth and surrounding area
Information: Comfy Care Dog Rescue is a recently established non-profit making organisation, specialising in the re-homing dogs in and around Bournemouth and the surrounding area. The main aim of Comfy Care is to help needy dogs and encourage responsible pet ownership. All perspective adopters will be subject to a home check prior to re-homing one of our dogs. We at Comfy Care are exactly as our name states, COMFY CARE, as all of our dogs receive the highest standard of care at all times. All our dogs are living in local foster homes whilst they are looking for their 'Forever Home'. Our foster dogs are always placed in a loving, caring and friendly environment; none of our dogs are caged or kennelled. All of our volunteers are friendly and approachable and happy to discuss any of your enquires. We are available 7 days a week between 9am and 9pm on 01202 524930.

Contact Name: Jen
Telephone: 01202 524930
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Dogs In Need  
Area Covered: S E England
Information: Dogs in Need rescues and re-homes dogs of all breeds all over the south east of England

Contact Name: Sandy
Telephone: 01276 858720
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Dorset Animal Workers
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Area Covered: Dorset
Information: Dorset Animal Workers Group is a rescue organisation local to the Poole/Bournemouth area run by Helen Griffiths and a group of dedicated volunteers. We are a non-profit making group and we all give our time, open our houses up as doggie accommodation and offer our cars as doggie taxis freely. All our dogs are kept in home and family situations with fosterers who have very kindly offered their help. From here they are placed in new homes. We are always looking for good, responsible homes for our dogs, but prefer to re-home within a 25 mile radius. Every potential new home will be homechecked by one of our homecheckers who will be looking for a securely fenced garden. If you think that you have the time, patience and a good home to offer one of our dogs please contact us.

Contact Name: Helen Griffiths
Telephone: 01202 380467 or 01202 428868.
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Dorset Dog Rescue
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Area Covered: Bournemouth and Poole areas, also Purbeck area
Information: We are a new rescue that has been founded by a group of volunteers who have been working with rescue animals for over 20 years gaining the experience to start our own rescue.Our dogs are all fostered by a fantastic team of carers in a variety of environments to enable us to assess the dogs in lots of different situations. Between us we are experienced in the Lurcher types:whippets, greyhounds ect and gundogs ie: Labs, springers, cockers, pointers, ect and all there crosses, although we are here to help with any dog in need, any age, any breed. Many of our dogs are from our own local area although we also take in dogs from Irish and Welsh pounds. We can also offer help to local people who are having problems with their dogs as it always helps to have a friendly ear at the end of a phone for support and we have gained many tips and knowledge that we can

Contact Name: Donna or Andrea
Telephone: Andrea 07715596368 or Donna 07801282624
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Dorset Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: Dorset
Information: Dorset Greyhound Rescue is based in Weymouth, however we are a sister branch of Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue in Maldon, Essex. All our dogs go to Clarks Farm in the first instance where they will be assessed and recieve all/any veterinary treatment required (including neutering, vaccinations and microchipping). All dogs featured on this website are available for rehoming from both Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue and Dorset Greyhound Rescue. All our dogs are neutered, micro-chipped, innoculated and have 4 weeks free pet insurance. They also come with a leather collar and lead, muzzle and bowl. All our greyhounds are assessed prior to being homed and we always try to ensure that we match the right dog to the right home environment. At any time after you take your greyhound home we are available for advice and any queries by phone and e-mail.

Contact Name: Steve or Claire
Telephone: 01305 834841 or 01305 823076
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre,Dovecotewell, Glencaple Dumfries  
Area Covered: Dumfries and Galloway and the surrounding area
Information: This new re-homing centre opened on 1 March 2003 and re-homed 20 dogs in the first month. The rescue's volunteers help all sorts of dogs - lots of border collies, also greyhounds and lurchers, and works closely with Dumfrieshire Greyhound Rescue.

Contact Name: Manager - Fiona Brightley
Telephone: 01387 770210
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Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: South-west Scotland, Cumbria and the North-East
Information: We rehome sighthounds throughout South-West Scotland, Cumbria and the North-East. During the last 4 years we have found homes for 214 greyhounds, lurchers, whippets and a Sloughi.

Contact Name: Arthur, Viv or Marion
Telephone: Arthur on0845 3451148 (Lo-call) or Viv on 01899 880269
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Erin Hounds  
Area Covered: Cheshire, although we do re-home outside Cheshire, subject to a home check.
Information: Erin Hounds has been set up in the Cheshire area to help a few of the many abandoned and neglected sighthounds that fall on hard times in Ireland. Why do Irish dogs need help at all? Well, Ireland has many issues with companion animal welfare, far to complex to go into detail here, but as a result of basically overbreeding and uncontrolled breeding of dogs in general, and often irresponsible ownership, many, many thousands of young, healthy dogs are routinely destroyed in Irish dog pounds and by vets, simply for being unwanted. The only hope for many of these dogs is if they are fortunate enough to come across one of the few splendid groups who try to assist with responsible homings in Ireland or to find themselves with a space in a rescue group in other European countries which have a much better animal welfare record. Erin Hounds simply focuses on Sighthounds, predominately lurchers, as they are the dog 'of choice' for the founding members. Greyhounds and Lurchers have a particularly hard time of it in Ireland because of the vast number of dogs bred for the racing industry. Some of the many, many thousands of unwanted Greyhounds often find themselves in the hands of lurcher breeders, looking to breed commercially and sell the dogs as working dogs. As with the racing Greyhounds, many dogs are bred simply to try and obtain 'the one', all the rest are simply cast offs in man's motivation of greed. The whole issue has many deep facets that can only be touched on briefly here. The basic nitty-gritty is that Ireland breeds more dogs than it can ever imagine homing. These dogs have no future unless it is outside of Ireland. We, at Erin Hounds, are just trying to be another cog helping a few more hounds. Where do our Hounds come from? Most of the hounds that come through the hands of Erin Hounds will have come from the West of Ireland, mainly from the Province of Connacht (Erin - meaning out of Ireland). Usually they are lurchers and often, but not exclusively, young dogs.

Contact Name: Sue Coldock, Pat Horton, Victoria Lyon (Ireland)
Telephone: Sue 01928 714558, Pat 01928 735721, Victoria (Ireland) 00353 9496 59276
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Essex Greyhound Rescue
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Area Covered: South and south east of England
Information: Julie re-homes ex-racing greyhounds and also many that have never raced. Many of the greyhounds that have shown no interest in racing are OK to go to homes with cats.

Contact Name: Julie
Telephone: 01702 460631 or 0796 7327544
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Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue
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Area Covered: Evesham and surrounding area. please see the website for full details of areas covered.
Information: Evesham Rescue finds homes for many lurchers and greyhounds and is currently has an appeal for help to raise funds to bring lurchers over from Ireland, where the situation for these lovely dogs is far worse than here.

Contact Name: Pip or Linda
Telephone: 01386 853971 or 0121 2584510
Fax: 01386 853971
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Foredown Kennels
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Area Covered: Devon, Cornwall and Dorset
Information: Foredowne Boarding Kennels & Cattery is a family run business that employs and trains qualified kennelling assistants to ensure that your animal has a safe and pleasent stay in our care. As well as taking in boarders, we also take in strays and find homes for them. We are based in the rural heart of Devon, close to the village of Kingskerswell and between the towns of Torquay and Newton Abbot. We are within easy reach of the M5 & A38.

Contact Name: Jo
Telephone: 01803 872260
Fax: 01803 873809
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Futures For Dogs  
Area Covered: Kent
Information: Futures for Dogs is a small voluntary non profit making rescue based in Kent.. We help dogs from both the UK and Ireland. All of our dogs are fostered in private homes by volunteers to enable them to have a good start for their new life, We also continue to work with other rescues we are involved with to help place dogs in their care and on their behalf. All dogs ready for homing can be seen in our dogs needing homes section. Please read homing information before applying for a pet.If pet states not suitable wiith young children or any children this is for a reason and will not be altered. All dogs in our care are vaccinated, ( some may need second vaccinations by owners) flea treated, wormed & micro chipped. All our dogs are neutered/spayed where old enough before re homing and those not are legally required to be done as per adoption contract at six months or as soon as medically possible. We offer a discount service on neutering if booked via rescue and full payment is required on morning of operation. Failure to do so will lead to pet not being done on that day. We home within the Kent Surrey Sussex & Essex borders where home checks can be done by our voulnteers. Home checks and set donation are required. Crate training, dietetry requirements are discussed with all new owners. Puppy & dog socialisation classes are required to be attended. Full back up & contact is given and none of our rescues are allowed to be re homed by owners should the need arise. On collection of pet new owners will be required to bring a collar and ID tag for new pet. We organise many events to raise funds to help us to continue the work we do.We hope that we will see you at our fundrasing events and are always looking for volunteers to help out for an hour or two.

Contact Name: Stephanie
Telephone: 07951769118
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Give a Greyhound a Home  
Area Covered: Aberdeenshire
Information: GAGAH is a non-profit making organisation set up in 1999 to encourage people to choose a rescue greyhound/lurcher in preference to a privately bred one. The aim of GAGAH is to re-home greyhounds and lurchers and to raise awareness of what happens to them once they have served their purpose.

Contact Name: Pat or Alex
Telephone: Pat on 01224 782489 or Alex on 01330 844097
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Green Acres Animal Rescue
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Area Covered: We re-home to any area if a home check and transport can be arranged
Information: Green Acres is a small animal rescue (mainly dogs and cats) based in Pembrokeshire South West Wales, we are commited to the rescue and rehoming of animals in need. We work a lot with council pounds saving dogs after their 7 days is up and private homes where the owner can no longer keep their pets.

Contact Name: Mikey, Jennie, Georgie, Sarah
Telephone: 01437 781745
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greenfields Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: Greenfields Greyhound Rescue specialises in the rehoming of ex racing greyhounds and other sighthounds in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales and Flintshire areas.
Information: Greenfields Greyhound Rescue was set up in the hope that we could make a small difference to the thousands of racing greyhounds which are abandoned ever year. Experienced sighthound owners ourselves, we were very aware of the special qualities of this majestic breed and wanted to enable other people to enjoy them as pets. We tend to specialize in rescuing and rehoming retired racing greyhounds but sometimes have other sighthounds and lurcher available too. We are a small rescue and take pride in knowing all our dogs well which enables us to match the right dogs to the right home. Often when a greyhound retires from racing they have seen very little of life outside their racing kennels and usually have not even come across dogs of other breeds. We start to rehabilitate them by introducing them to other animals, washing machines, televisions etc so that when they are ready to find a home they find it easier to settle in. If you would like to rehome one of our dogs please click on the "Greyhounds for Rehoming" page

Contact Name: Caroline or Hayley
Telephone: Caroline on 07774 600090 or Hayley on 01691 657212
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Website: Visit Website


Greyhound and Lurcher rescue
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Area Covered: UK and Eire
Information: Help to re-home greyhounds and lurchers in the Dorset area, also acts as a go-between for rescues in the UK and Eire and for people offering homes.

Contact Name: Lin
Telephone:
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue  
Area Covered: Wiltshire, also Ireland, Wales and north of Englland
Information: GLWR is a registered charity. We believe that every unwanted dog deserves a second chance. Most of our greyhounds and lurchers have been "working athletes" and have never lived in a house or had a chance to form close bonds with a human family. Some have been well cared for; others have been neglected or abused in their past lives. All are desperate for a fresh start in their own home. We take in dogs local to us in Wiltshire and surrounding counties but also from Ireland, Wales, and the north of England (areas where the surplus greyhound problem is most acute) and find them suitable, loving homes.

Contact Name: Gaby, Colin or Annyetta
Telephone: In Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Bath, Bristol and Weston areas please phone Gaby or Colin on 01793 322602, In Poole, Bournemouth or Southampton areas, please phone Annyetta on 01590 681 030.
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Website: Visit Website


Greyhound Awareness League
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Area Covered: Scotland
Information: Since 1998 GAL has been dedicated to rescuing and rehoming greyhounds and lurchers throughout Scotland. GAL gained charitable status in 2001 (SC031037), is a non profit making organisation and is run entirely by volunteers. All of our dogs are fully assessed, neutered, chipped and vaccinated before finding loving, forever homes."

Contact Name: Jenni
Telephone: 0870 888 7277
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greyhound Buddies  
Area Covered: The north east and surrounding areas
Information: Greyhound Buddies works to raise funds for rescues in the north of Englnad that take in and re-home greyhound and lurchers.

Contact Name: Michelle
Telephone: 07904 976033
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greyhound Gap
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Area Covered: UK and Eire
Information: Greyhound Gap is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds. Funded almost entirely by donations, we rehome around 150 dogs each year. We can have up to 60 dogs in our care at any one time, in foster homes or in holding kennels awaiting suitable foster homes. Greyhound Gap operates on a national basis so our dogs can be homed in most areas throughout the UK. We have a network of volunteers across the whole of the UK who can help physically by: fostering hounds, fundraising, home visiting, transporting and walking our kennel hounds. We also offer the opportunity to sponsor our long-stay hounds. We are totally self funded and work extremely hard to raise the necessary monies to continue helping these wonderful hounds. This is made possible by fantastic support from our network of volunteers and you, the general public. Without that generosity we could not do the work we do and we are incredibly grateful for every donation we receive, however small. Every single penny really does help! More information on how you can help us or get involved can be found within the pages of this website. Please explore the site and find out more about who we are, what we do and the hounds we help.

Contact Name: Lisa or Liz
Telephone: Lisa on 01782 544728 or Liz on 01473 623343
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Greyhound Lifeline  
Area Covered: Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex. Other areas are subject to home checker availability.
Information: Greyhound Lifeline is an independent UK homing group whose mission is to find adoptive pet homes for retired racing greyhounds everywhere. We have our own retired racing greyhounds to find homes for and we also assist other rescue or homing organisations by promoting their "long-stay" greyhounds as well.

Contact Name: Marie
Telephone: 0782 813 8378
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greyhound Passport to Retirement  
Area Covered: We are on the borders of Gloucestershire & Wiltshire so from the Midlands Southwards is usually our radius, but we have been known to travel further on occasion.
Information: Welcome to Greyhound Passport To Retirement (GPTR). We are a small group of volunteers dedicated to finding loving homes for ex-racing greyhounds. We operate and seek homes in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Gloucestershire. We find homes for greyhounds that have retired from racing or are unsuitable for racing for one reason or another. We liaise with trainers in our area so that we have prior notice of a dog that will be available for rehoming. If a dog cannot be rehomed immediately after retiring it has to be fostered or kept in commercial kennels temporarily until we find a home for it. We would love to hear from you if you can offer a home to one of these gorgeous animals or if you would like to help us in our work in some way. Although our group consists entirely of unpaid volunteers we do have continuing expenses resulting from general administration, home check travelling, and fostering and kenneling. Our fund raising efforts involve sales, sponsoring, and donations - if you can help with any of these or join our group in a more direct fashion then we would be most grateful. You can contact us via our main workers June or Shirley (email addresses & tel nos. above), or treasurer Chris. They will be able to put you into touch with other members of the group depending on your needs.

Contact Name: June
Telephone: June on 01285 712842, Shirley tel : 01865 739958 or Chris tel : 01793 541997
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: North Yorkshire
Information: Rescues and re-homes greyhounds in the North Yorkshire area.

Contact Name: Karen Schultz
Telephone: 01759 319392
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greyhound Rescue West of England
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Area Covered: Our main areas of operation are Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and surrounding areas.
Information: Greyhound Rescue West of England is the largest independent greyhound and lurcher rescue organisation in the UK. We are based UK wide and rescue, rehabilitate and rehome nearly 700 dogs each year. At any one time we are caring for between 50 and 70 dogs. GRWE takes in greyhounds and lurchers from members of the public, veterinary surgeries, dog wardens and dog pounds. We also help trainers and owners rehome their racing greyhounds at the end of their racing days. Some dogs come from as far afield as Wales, Scotland and Ireland to be rehomed, if resources allow. The charity is run by volunteers and relies on charitable donations to fund our work. Home checks are always carried out first, and once a dog is placed in their forever home we offer ongoing support and advice.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 07000 785092
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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Greyhounds in Need  
Area Covered: UK and Spain
Information: We are an English registered charity founded by Anne Finch, concerned with the plight of greyhounds everywhere, and especially in Spain, where most of our work is done.

Contact Name: Sue North
Telephone: 01202 513000
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Greyhounds4u  
Area Covered: South of England, but we will go as far as S.Wales, Devon and Cornwall to the west, Kent and Sussex in the east and Beds, Berks, and Oxfordshire to the north.
Information: We are an independently run rescue who re-home ex-racing greyhounds, based in Surrey. We receive no charitable donations to fund our work and our homing centre is run by volunteers. The long term care and well-being of our dogs takes precendence over everything else.

Contact Name: Debbie
Telephone: 0787 961 5471
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Happy Dogs Ringwood  
Area Covered: Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire
Information: We rescue and re-home all breeds of dogs in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset

Contact Name: Lyn
Telephone: 01425 478260
Fax:
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Harlow Retired Greyhound Trust  
Area Covered: All of Essex, also Hertfordshire and Suffolk
Information: We have volunteers who cover all the above areas and always have retired greyhounds in need of loving homes.

Contact Name: Pat
Telephone: 01708 551689
Fax:
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Hearing Dogs for Deaf People  
Area Covered: All of the UK
Information: Nearly nine million of the UK population experience some degree of hearing loss. That’s one person in every seven. Over 650,000 of these people are severely or profoundly deaf and could benefit from a hearing dog. Hearing dogs change lives. They alert their deaf owners to sounds we take for granted, providing greater independence, confidence and security. Whenever possible, the dogs are selected from rescue centres, but they are also donated by breeders and members of the public, with the remainder coming from the Charity's own breeding scheme. Since we receive no government funding, we rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations to continue transforming the lives of deaf people

Contact Name: Vanessa
Telephone: 01844 348105
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Holly Hedge Animal Sanctaury  
Area Covered: Bristol and the surrounding area.
Information: Holly Hedge Sanctuary was first registered as a charity in 1982, although it's founder, Pauline Leeson, has dedicated her whole life to animal welfare. Until 1992, when kennels were purchased and became Holly Hedge Sanctuary, Pauline worked from her own home and with the support of foster carers. Her aim has always been to provide a safe haven for animals until caring permanent owners can be found and this continues to be the purpose of the charity today. Holly Hedge rescues and re-homes dogs, cats and rabbits. We have several greyhounds or greyhound X’s longing to be chosen and they are all truly deserving cases. They are all sweet natured and loving and make gentle and loyal pets. They reward their owners with love, loyalty and affection, not to mention company whilst watching your favourite TV programmes.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 01275 474719
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Hope Rescue  
Area Covered: Based in South Wales, but re-home throughout the UK
Information: All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped prior to rehoming. Our dogs are assessed in foster homes for a minimum of 2 weeks. A homecheck is always required, and the new owners will need to come and meet the dog with their own dogs and family in person. Hope Rescue rehomes throughout the UK but are based in South Wales so a majority of our dogs are in this area.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 07834 525753
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Hounds First  
Area Covered: Across the UK
Information: Hounds First Sighthound Rescue rescues and rehomes sighthounds including Lurchers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Salukis as well as other types of sighthound across the UK. You can apply to adopt a Sighthound through this website, find out more about sighthounds including health and first aid, or volunteer to help us.

Contact Name: Rachel or Tracie
Telephone: Rachel on 07710 608951 (9:30am – 8pm), Tracie on 07525 491972 (9.30 am – 8pm)
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Hull Greyhound Rescue
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Area Covered: Hull and surrounding area
Information: Hull Greyhound Rescue is a independent rescue and is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. Sue Markham heads the rescue and she has been working with Greyhounds for over 40 years. The rescue is self-funded and relies on the generosity and kindness of supporters who also have a passion for sighthounds. Since becoming a registered charity, the rescue has branched out, helping more Lurchers and Whippets as well as Greyhounds. An ‘no destruction’ policy is in place, which means that no Greyhound, Whippet or Lurcher that the rescue helps, will be put to sleep except on health grounds when there is no other option. The rescue is only small compared to others, we feel it gives a more personal service.

Contact Name: Sue Markham
Telephone: 01482 223228 / 07938521802
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Italian Greyhound Rescue Charity  
Area Covered: The whole of the UK
Information: We are a rescue Charity dedicated to rehoming Italian Greyhounds and crossed Italian Greyhounds. Italian Greyhounds are 'Toy dogs' in effect miniature Greyhounds. Due to their fine bone structure and sometimes sensitive personality they do not make good pets for households with young and boisterous children or large active dogs.

Contact Name: Mrs Shirley Penrose-Hansell
Telephone: 0161 428 0142
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Kent Greyhound Rescue
View 11 Dogs
Area Covered: Kent
Information: Kent Greyhound Rescue was born from the recognition that there are a whole host of valuable resources here in Kent that can, and should be utilised for the good of the less fortunate hounds in other parts of the country and even abroad. Kent Greyhound Rescue is focused on providing much needed financial help for the fantastic rescues that provide a safe haven, rehabilitation and eventually forever homes for both greyhounds and lurchers. Many of these hounds will have been on death row before finding a rescue place. All of the rescues that we support have strict re-homing policies to ensure that the hounds get the best homes possible. These rescues also offer ongoing support and advice if necessary.These resources cost money though, and that's where we step in. We occasionally have a greyhound or lurcher looking for a new home but if we don’t have one that is suitable, we can always suggest hounds that may be, and that are waiting for homes in rescue. Please click here to be directed to the Dogs for Re-homing page

Contact Name: Julie
Telephone: 01303 271131 or 07542 795786
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Kerry Greyhounds
View 13 Dogs
Area Covered: All the UK
Information: We are dedicated to finding the very best forever homes for unwanted racing greyhounds. We provide ongoing support and encouragement to all of our placement families and hounds. 'Kerry Greyhound Connection' was set up by Amanda Saunders Perkins in 2002 after realising the sad fate awaiting most of these dogs when they failed to win prize money in racing. This included destruction, abandonment or being shipped to Spain where they were kept in atrocious conditions and some raced with terrible injuries. Many were inhumanely killed, often by being hung from trees, or abandoned to die of starvation. Recently the IGB have started to explore the opportunity of exporting greyhounds to China and India in an attempt to bolster their failing industry. In 2011, the UK rehoming branch of KGC became Kerry Greyhounds UK, an independent rehoming charity based in Norfolk, England. We take in, rehabilitate and find homes for unwanted racing greyhounds. We also work to educate the public that greyhounds make great pets. We aim to encourage governments to end Greyhound Track racing and stop the export of these dogs to Spain and other proposed exports. We look after approximately 35 greyhounds at any one time. They are kept in private boarding kennels where we rent spaces, until we can find volunteer foster homes to prepare them for adoption. We neuter, vaccinate and microchip each dog and give them a veterinary check before they are re-homed. We rely on public donations to enable us to carry out our work and refuse, on principle, any financial assistance from the Greyhound racing industry.

Contact Name: Bronwen
Telephone: 075 000 626 48
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Last Chance Animal Rescue  
Area Covered: Kent
Information: Last Chance is a Kent based Animal Rescue Centre. We rescue and re-home dogs, cats, rabbits and Guinea Pigs of all ages. As a result of our success, we are permanently looking for loving homes for our animals. We carry out home checks. We operate a non destruction policy. We are a registered charity no. 1002349. Open 10am-3pm everyday except Tues. We are situated 2miles South of Edenbridge on B2026.

Contact Name: Mrs. Adrienne Ramsey Trustee Last Chance Animal Rescue Hartfield Road Edenbridge KENT TN8 5NH
Telephone: 01732 865530
Fax: 01732 865838
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Lewknor Blue Cross Adoption Center  
Area Covered: Oxfordshire
Information: Lewkor Blue Cross Adoption Centre is in London Road, (A40) Lewkor, Oxon, OX49 5RY. The centre cares for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals

Contact Name:
Telephone: 01844 355293
Fax: 01844 355741
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Lincoln Greyhound Rescue
View 2 Dogs
Area Covered: Nationwide
Information: We are a new rescue, helping unwanted Greyhounds from the racing circuits and dog pounds. Due to the sheer amount of dogs bred to find that premier racing dog - lots end up being not suitable for racing and unless we find them homes they are at risk of being put to sleep. There is nothing wrong with the health of dog, they are just not good enough to make the elite few for racing. We always have greyhounds looking for homes sometimes even young puppies. Please call Wendy for further details 07766124364 after 6pm We don't have a centre ourselves, we get given a list of dogs that may be put to sleep unless we find a new home, a temporary foster home or a rescue centre anywhere in the UK willing to take them. All the dogs are speyed, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. To continue with our vital work we ask for a donation of £120 for the dog, so we can rescue others waiting to come in. This pays for transportation throughout the UK, neutering and medical bills for that or other dogs needing attention and emergency boarding when needed. We do home check, neuter, vaccinate and have a none distruct policy. The e-mail address of the person who will be posting the animals - nikmurphy@btinternet.com

Contact Name: Wendy
Telephone: 07766124364
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Linconshire Greyhound Trust  
Area Covered: Lincolnshire
Information: Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust re-homes greyhounds in the Lincolnshire area.

Contact Name: Kevin
Telephone: 01522 569825
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Longtails Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue
View 4 Dogs
Area Covered: We will re home any where in the south east as long as we can get there to do home checks and follow ups.
Information: We are a small rescue based in Guildford, Surrey dedicated to Greyhounds and Lurchers. We were wondering if you would be able to display some of our dogs and list our rescue. Our website is www.longtailsrescue.org, We are a responsible rescue adhering to a strict rehoming policy and ensuring all our dogs are Fully Vaccinated, Microchipped and Neutered. We also do Homechecks and provide lifelong support to all the hounds we home. We have a strict no kill policy.

Contact Name: Chris
Telephone: 07960 886953
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Lurcher search UK  
Area Covered: Whole of UK
Information: Has a database of lost lurchers and other dogs throughout the UK. Information on lost dogs is e-mailed to rescues around the UK. Please contact Kaye if you need her help.

Contact Name: Kaye Fitzgerald-Gorham
Telephone: 01422 240168
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Lurcher SOS
View 8 Dogs
Area Covered: Surrey
Information: We are a small voluntary non-profit making rescue based in Surrey. Our aim is rescue and home abused, abandoned and neglected Lurchers and greyhounds in both the UK and Ireland. These dogs come to us for various reasons, some are strays, some have been ill treated and some need to find a new home because their owners no longer want them. We will also try to help other sighthounds and other sighthound rescues wherever possible. All our dogs are placed in foster homes. All dogs will be throughly assessed before going to their new homes to ensure as perfect a match between dog and owner as is possible. All prospective homes will require a homecheck. All gardens must be escape proof and fully secure. We will not home our dogs to hunting homes. All our dogs are microchipped, wormed, vaccinated flea treated and neutered before going to the new home. We prefer dogs to go to homes within 200 miles of our rescue, but will not rule out homing further afield if the home is right. Fosterers in all areas are very welcome (A homecheck is necessary). We rely entirely on voluntary donations.

Contact Name: Laurie or Ed
Telephone: 07793 812 607
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Manchester and Salford RSPCA  
Area Covered: Manchester and Salford and the surrounding area.
Information: What we do The Manchester & Salford Branch of the RSPCA is a separate charity from the national RSPCA and has been running since 1963. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the local area but being financially independent means it is entirely reliant upon local support to help fund its work. The branch strives to promote kindness and prevent and suppress cruelty to animals by: * Caring for and rehoming animals * Providing welfare neutering * Providing welfare microchipping * Providing welfare veterinary assistance N.B We are NOT the animal hospital and have very limited resources. We achieve this work through a comprehensive programme of animal welfare promotion, rehoming locally rescued animals and offering an advice and support line to the public via telephone and email.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 0161 882 0680
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Many Tears Animal Rescue  
Area Covered: We are based in Wales but re-home dogs all over the UK
Information: We aim to rescue and rehabilitate primarily puppy farm dogs. We wish to provide a special; loving environment to help them adapt and find permanent homes of their own. With the help of animal lovers we groom and care for our very special orphans, teaching them to love and trust us as much as we do them. We try to link hands with all good rescues and work completely for the benefit of our charges.

Contact Name: Sylvia
Telephone: 01269 843084
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Margaret Green Animal Rescue
View 6 Dogs
Area Covered: Dorset
Information: We rescue and re-home all types of dogs in Dorset.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 01929 471340
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Mutts in Distress  
Area Covered: Mutts in Distress is an animal shelter located at Normandale Kennels, in Little Hallingbury on the Herts/Essex border.
Information: We rescue dogs from local pounds that would otherwise be destroyed, and offer them for rehoming. Please note though, that we only re-home dogs in the Harlow, Bishops Stortford, Saffron Walden, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Ware or Epping regions. We insist on making home checks before rehoming a dog, and it is difficult if you live further away. We also like to do follow up checks to ensure that the dog is happily settled in its new home. To view the dogs, please call at the centre between 11am-12.00am Mon to Sat.(not on bank holidays) but please note that you must have passed your home check before viewing.

Contact Name: Pat
Telephone: 01279 656633
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


North Lakes Lurcher and Longdog rescue  
Area Covered: I cover the whole of Cumbria and dogs are re-homed to any part of the country.
Information: I run "North Lakes Lurcher & Longdog Rescue" , from my home in the Lake District.I set up the rescue 8 months ago ,after being asked to do so by the local council and dog wardens. It is a small rescue and the dogs are not kennelled out. The dogs come to me, live in the house and are assssed with children , other dogs , cats , sheep , hens , horses , stock , and life in general. If the dogs have never lived indoors, I house-train them and get them accustomed to the T.V. , hoover , etc. I find this really helps the dog to find a home a lot more quickly and easily.I get to know each dog very well and can tell prospective owners , how the dog reacts to most situations and any insecuraties the dog may have. All dogs leaving the rescue are vaccinated , chipped , wormed , de-flea'd and if not neutered , come with a free neutering voucher. I cover the whole of Cumbria and re-home to any part of the country , following a successful vets' reference and home check. Enquiries always welcome.

Contact Name: Kathryn
Telephone: : 01900 85337 / 07879824403.
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Northern Greyhound Rescue  
Area Covered: North West/Lancashire
Information: Northern Greyhound and Lurcher rescue is a small rescue in the North West/Lancashire area. The dogs have come from trainers, are unwanted pets or strays All the dogs are neutered/spayed, vaccinated and microchipped before going to their new homes and a thorough homecheck and follow up visits are done after rehoming to check on the dogs welfare. Preferably the dogs are homed in the north west area but for a good home, although the rescue will make exceptions. The rescue is always looking for loving permanent homes for the dogs and foster homes are always needed too.

Contact Name: Amanda Gething
Telephone: 01253 891589 or 07888726885
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Oldies Club  
Area Covered: The whole of the UK
Information: We can publicise the plight of older dogs, arrange homechecks UK-wide, put up posters in vets, training clubs, post offices and libraries up and down the country to help find the right place for an older dog. Our task is to get these dogs talked about until somebody offers them a home! We are working hand-in-hand with rescue centres and many dog-related websites who have already lent us their support and offered us space to promote our work. We are approached every day by more people keen to get involved. The plight of the oldies is something that is close to the heart of all rescuers and they are all delighted with what the oldies club has to offer.

Contact Name: Oldies Club Rehoming Team
Telephone: 0844 586 8656
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Website: Visit Website


Rescued Racers
View 4 Dogs
Area Covered: Most parts of the UK
Information: Based is South Wales but will travel to most parts of the country to find a good home.All homes are checked, all greyhounds are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and done for kennel cough as standard prior to adoption. Rescued Racers have any given time over 40 greyhounds of various ages looking for loving, permanent homes. Our registered charity number is 1115294.

Contact Name: Liz
Telephone: 01443 422757 or 07900902784
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


Retired Greyhound Trust  
Area Covered: Whole of the UK
Information: The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) is a national charity, founded in 1975 and we are dedicated to finding loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over. The RGT is registered with the Charity Commission (registered number 269668 & SC044047). The Trust operates a network of over 70 branches across Britain, run by volunteers. Most branches have kennels with retired greyhounds that the public can meet and that are available for rehoming. A full list of our branches and contact names can be found on the website.

Contact Name: Peter - for Hampshire area only, other contact details are on the website.
Telephone: 01425 654415.
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Rosedene Rescue
View 2 Dogs
Area Covered: West Midlands
Information: Rosedene is based at Walsall in the west Midlands and is a self funded, non profit organization whose sole aim is to look after and rehome peoples un-wanted dogs. We are very well known in the West Midlands and work tirelessly to give our animals a new and better life. All of our staff have animal based experience and management ensuring that our services that we provide are polite, professional and caring. WE take in un wanted dog's that people cant look after anymore. We also try to work with in risk groups where pounds are over filled and dogs are at risk of been put to sleep due to lack of space. We rely solely on donations, help from volunteers and fundraising - Contact us if you would like to help!

Contact Name: Toni
Telephone: 01922 627103
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


RSPCA Lincolnshire East  
Area Covered: East Lincolnshire
Information: The Lincolnshire East Branch is an individually registered charity operating under the wider umbrella of the national RSPCA. Our area of responsibility is a large one, from Chapel St Leonard's in the north, all the way to Grantham in the west and Crowland and Sutton Bridge in the south and south east.

Contact Name: Cherrie Bartlett
Telephone: 01205 319 059 (office hours Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
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Email:  
Website: Visit Website


RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln branch  
Area Covered: Lincolnshire
Information: We rescue animals all over the Lincolnshire area. The telephone is manned 9.30am until 12.45pm Monday - Friday. You can ring one of our cat foster mums on 01522 889372. As we are extremely short staffed we may not get back to you immediately but do please keep trying to reach us. Charity number - 224482

Contact Name:
Telephone: 01522 544862
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre
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Area Covered: Wales
Information: The Llys Nini Animal Centre is located on the former Llys Nini farm in Penllergaer, Swansea. The site is approximately 78 acres in size. It was purchased by the now Llys Nini Branch of the RSPCA in 1996 and converted into a purpose-designed animal rehabilitation centre which opened in April 1997. It includes an administration block (with an education room), animal treatment areas, accommodation for 57 dogs and 72 cats as well as a miscellaneous animals block which can house all sorts of animals including seals and other wildlife.There are 3 separate kennel blocks. A, B and C plus 2 sets of large exercise pens, a very large run and exercise paddock. Each kennel has an inside and outside space. At night the dogs are locked inside their kennel where they stay warm and can sleep in a special bed area. The dogs can be seen from the outside of the blocks but only staff and specially trained volunteers are allowed inside. Dogs needing a new home can be seen on the animal pages.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 01792 229435
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RSPCA Maidenhead and East Berkshire branch  
Area Covered: Maidenhead and East Berkshire
Information: “The Maidenhead and East Berkshire branch of the RSPCA regularly have Greyhounds and Lurchers in need of loving new homes. We have all of our dogs vet checked, microchipped and neutered. The dogs are boarded in private kennels in Maidenhead, located approximately 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M4 or 6 miles from Junction 4 of the M40. We home-check all of our adopters and also carry out a follow-up check 6 weeks after re-homing to ensure all is well. As we don’t have our own kennels viewing is by prior arrangement only. The dogs can be seen Mon-Sat 9am-1pm/2pm-6pm & Sundays 9am-1pm; closed bank holidays – just give us a call and we can arrange for someone to meet you and introduce you to the dogs. We can be contacted on 07852 481079 or via email to sue@nszstewart.free-online.co.uk”

Contact Name: Sue
Telephone: 07852 481079
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch  
Area Covered: Manchester and Salford and the surrounding area.
Information: The Manchester & Salford Branch of the RSPCA is a separate charity from the national RSPCA and has been running since 1963. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the local area but being financially independent means it is entirely reliant upon local support to help fund its work. The branch strives to promote kindness and prevent and suppress cruelty to animals by: * Caring for and rehoming animals * Providing welfare neutering * Providing welfare microchipping * Providing welfare veterinary assistance N.B We are NOT the animal hospital and have very limited resources. We achieve this work through a comprehensive programme of animal welfare promotion, rehoming locally rescued animals and offering an advice and support line to the public via telephone and email.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 0161 882 0680
Fax:
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


RSPCA Oxfordshire  
Area Covered: Oxfordshire
Information: The Oxfordshire Branch of the RSPCA is a self-financing organisation committed to providing animal welfare services in its area. The Branch is affiliated to the national RSPCA, but is a registered charity responsible for raising its own funds locally. All monies raised in Oxfordshire through fundraising, house-to-house collections, tin-rattles and sponsored events etc is spent on Oxfordshire animals.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 0845 604 5507
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


RSPCA Preston  
Area Covered: Lancashire
Information: RSPCA Preston & District Branch is a separate Registered Charity. We get no funding from the Government or other sources. We rely on the generosity of the local people. We take in stray dogs from the Council, unwanted animals from the public and cruelty cases from the Inspectorate. We have a non-destruction policy, unless the animal is extremely sick or dangerous. Our main goal is to take in unwanted animals and find them permanent loving homes." All dogs are neutered or spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, flead and wormed before being adopted. We do not rehome dogs to families with children under 5 years, there must be a secure private garden and if rented accomodation written permission is needed. Full adoption procedures can be found on our website.

Contact Name: Natalie
Telephone: 01772 792553
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Rushton Dog Rescue  
Area Covered: Based in Somerset, but operates around the UK.
Information: Rushton Dog Rescue Centre, registered charity (no: 1139999), is based in Somerset but operates around the UK. Our aim is to simply rescue and rehome dogs who become homeless for whatever the reason and find them permanent, loving homes. We offer to rehome your dog if you can no longer provide for them, its important to make sure your dog gets placed in the right home with a family that can cope with any behaviour issues right from the start. All our homes are checked and we also follow the dogs progress with their new family. A move is a stressful time for any dog and it is important that this is done as stress free as possible. We never place a dog without a home check and we never turn a dog down if we have the space. Most of all, our dogs are spayed and neutered before being placed with their new family, unless too young or for medical reasons, in which case follow up checks will be made more often.

Contact Name: Cindy
Telephone: Tel: 01458 259056 Mob: 07870 771694
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Scruples Whippet Rescue  
Area Covered: England, Wales and Scotland
Information: Scruples Whippet Rescue is an organisation set up to rescue, rehabilitate where necessary, and rehome whippets in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage. We will never permit a dog in our care to be put to sleep. We also provide a rehoming service for whippets whose owners who can no longer keep their much loved friends due to circumstances beyond their control. This service guarantees that those whippets are placed in safe, loving forever homes. Scruples operates throughout England, Wales and Scotland via a network of approved foster carers and volunteers. Scruples does not operate an animal shelter as such, instead whippets in our care enjoy all the comforts of a family home whilst being rehabilitated and/or awaiting rehoming. Rescue: to free or deliver from abuse, misuse or privation. Rehabilitate: to restore to good health, both physical and mental, and to good condition. Rehome: to place in a carefully vetted 'forever' home. By 'whippet' we mean any dog that looks like a whippet, regardless of the purity of its breeding. Our resources are limited and we are sadly unable to offer practical assistance to greyhounds, lurchers, or any breed other than whippets. However we are willing and able to offer advice regarding any dog in need of help.

Contact Name:
Telephone: 0845 625 6211 or 07753 417263
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Scunthorpe RSPCA  
Area Covered: Scunthorpe and surrounding area.
Information: We rescue and re-home animals in the Scunthorpe area. OuOffice Hours Mon - Fri 11am to 3pm Charity number: 23483

Contact Name:
Telephone: Tel/fax: 01724 843620, Mobile: 07785 596618
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Website: Visit Website


Sighthounds On LIne  
Area Covered: The whole of the UK and Eire
Information: Sighthounds Online is a non profit voluntary organisation based in the UK that aims to help sighthounds across Europe. Our aims are as follows; 1) To relieve the suffering of unwanted, abused and neglected dogs, in particular sighthounds, by the provision of financial assistance and grants to any such animal rescue organisation and/or individuals as the trustees consider appropriate and by the provision of appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for such animals. 2) To educate and raise public awareness about the welfare issues pertaining to sighthounds and to make available information and advice by the provision of a website and forums.

Contact Name: Anne
Telephone: 01935 863770
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Website: Visit Website


Somerset and Dorset Animal Rescue  
Area Covered: Somerset and Dorset
Information: Welcome to the Somerset and Dorset animal rescue website. We hope that by visiting our site you may be moved to help us help the animals that pass through our centre. We are a family run organisation and rely heavily on the goodwill of the public. Being located in Wincanton Somerset we are able to take into care animals from across the whole of the South West of England. Our aim is to help all kinds of animals in all kinds of distressing situations. We save animals from a wide range of life threatening circumstances,homelessness,starvation,abuse and neglect. We are totally apolitical and non-judgemental and take animals in any condition and for any reason.Our only concern is the immediate welfare of the animal and it's subsequent rehousing. The publics generosity has helped to heal and find safe,caring homes for many animals including dogs,cats,rabbits,chickens and horses. Any animals that are rehoused are fully vet checked, and where ever possible,neutered and microchipped. Please help us continue this vital work and support us either by donation,rehousing or simply spreading the word.

Contact Name: Liz
Telephone: 01963 32279
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Email: Send an Email to this rescue
Website: Visit Website


South East Dog Rescue  
Area Covered: All of the UK
Information: Did you know that on average, in the UK, 21 dogs are destroyed every day by local authorities? These dogs are either strays, or dogs that have been handed in by their owners. The law states that the dogs must remain in the care of the local authority for 7 days, in order for strays to be reclaimed, or to be rehomed elsewhere. After the 7 days have been served, the dog can, by law, be destroyed. It is the aim of South East Dog Rescue to help save as many of these abandoned / unwanted dogs. Please please consider taking on a rescue dog rather than buying a puppy. These dogs deserve a second chance....could you be the one to put the love back into these dogs lives?? 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.

Contact Name: Kymm
Telephone: 07886 620009 (after 2pm please)
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South Godstone Animal Centre  
Area Covered: Surrey
Information: South Godstone Animal Centre is an RSPCA rehoming centre in Surrey. It finds new homes for hundreds of unwanted dogs, cats and other small animals each year. Please come and visit us if you can offer a new home to one of our animals. Opening Hours: 11:30 to 16:00 (Closed Wednesdays) This site provides information on everything about South Godstone Animal Centre, including animals in need of a new home, information about the staff and up and coming fund raising events.

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Telephone: 0300 123 0741.
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South West Sighthounds  
Area Covered: West and Central England
Information: The South West Sighthound Rescue is based in the Bristol area and re-homes all types of sighthounds in the west and as far as central England.

Contact Name: Sue
Telephone: 01454 632333
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Southern Lurcher Rescue  
Area Covered: South of England
Information: Southern Lurcher Rescue is a small UK voluntary organisation based in the South, dedicated to the work of rehoming unwanted lurchers. Since we are based in the South, preference will be given to rehoming dogs in this area; although we will consider surrounding areas in exceptional circumstances. We will endeavour to help other lurcher rescues wherever possible. We take dogs that are given up from home environments or through local authorities. We do not have kennel facilities, and all dogs are fostered within families until rehomed". Fosterers in all areas are very welcome (A homecheck is necessary). We rely entirely on voluntary donations.

Contact Name: Jenny
Telephone: Jenny - 07940 555574
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Southwest Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue  
Area Covered: Bristol and the south-west of England
Information: South West Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue is the UK (Bristol) branch of the Cork Dog Action Welfare Group in Ireland. It is a small greyhound and lurcher rescue operating in the South West of England and operate as Dog Action Welfare Group Bristol. We take in greyhounds and lurchers from Cork Dog Action Welfare Group in Ireland where there are huge welfare problems with racing greyhounds and working lurchers (see our “welfare” page). All DAWG hounds are fully vaccinated and neutered before arriving in the UK and undergo a thorough assessment to match them to the right homes. We open our Bristol DAWG kennels in January 2009 and have already booked the first greyhounds to join us for adoption.

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Telephone: 07931348498
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Starfish Dog Rescue
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Area Covered: Gloucestershire and surrounding area
Information: Starfish Dog Rescue is a small organisation which rescues and rehomes dogs and other pets. We help people who are no longer able to keep their pets to find an alternative home for them, where they will be loved and cared for just as much as they have been in their original home. We also take in abandoned and unwanted pets and work to find a permanent loving home for them. If you need help in finding a new home for your pet, or if you can offer a dog or other animal a new, loving home then please use our contact page to get in touch. Also please visit our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/#!/StarfishDogRescue

Contact Name: Gillian
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Stray Dogs Sanctuary - Dorset and Devon
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Area Covered: Dorset, Devon, Hampshire and much of the south of England
Information: Stray Dogs Sanctuary is based in Dorset, but we have kennels in both Dorset and Devon. We take dogs of every breed, and our area covers Purbeck, East Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and the New Forest, and Devon, although we will always consider homes further afield, and have re-homed dogs over a very wide area, from Yorkshire to Cornwall. Since the rescue was started, we have rescued and re-homed many hundreds of strays and dogs from homes where the owner is no longer able to keep them.

Contact Name: Judy
Telephone: 01202 696685
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Stubbington Ark  
Area Covered: Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
Information: The Stubbington Ark is an RSPCA branch animal shelter which is run by the Solent Branch of the RSPCA The Solent Branch of the RSPCA is an independently registered charity. This means we are not funded by RSPCA Headquarters and as we receive no government funding or lottery grants. We have to raise all our own funds to keep the shelter running. Our aim is to rescue any animal from neglect, cruelty, accident or misfortune and provide them with an opportunity to enjoy a better life. The Stubbington Ark supports and maintains the objectives, principles and policies of the RSPCA and seeks to improve the welfare of animals by its own actions and by promoting responsible pet ownership. Our address is : The Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter 174-176 Ranvilles Lane, Stubbington, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 3EZ

Contact Name: Janie Ratliff
Telephone: 01329 666918
Fax: 01329 665262
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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The Greyhound Sanctuary
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Area Covered: The West Country ie Devon and the surrounding counties
Information: The Greyhound Sanctuary is a small charity based in the West Country. Established in 2007 our main aim is to rescue and rehome abandoned, abused or unwanted greyhounds. We have four double kennel spaces at a local boarding kennels, Kinnings Farm Boarding and rescue in Chittlehamholt and are currently establishing a separate sanctuary. This will be an additional place of safety either for greyhounds for rehoming, or, if that is not possible, somewhere for them to spend the rest of their lives in peace. The Greyhound Sanctuary is a registered charity (Number 1119131)

Contact Name: Sally Slater
Telephone: 01363 877853
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Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue  
Area Covered: All of Yorkshire. North of England and north Lincolnshire
Information: Tia is always inundated with at least 80 dogs in need of homes.

Contact Name: Deb
Telephone: 07974 960684
Fax: 01422 836569
Email: Send an Email to this rescue
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Valgrays Border Collie and Animal Rescue  
Area Covered: See website for details.
Information: •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 is a 'tiny' rescue based around Val's own property, we pride ourselves on being small and pe

Contact Name: Val
Telephone: 01883 624513 or 0781 215 1704
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Wood Green Animal Charity  
Area Covered: Based in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, but re-homes oiver a wide area.
Information: Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. We aim to achieve this vision by: Providing the best possible care for animals in need. Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to members of the public. Setting standards of animal welfare in the UK and beyond. We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision. Our Values: We aim to find the right home for every animal in our care. We endeavour to support anyone who needs help in caring for their pets. We believe the emotional and physical well-being of every animal we look after is paramount. We are proud of our non-judgmental and compassionate approach. We value our volunteers, staff, supporters, and our partners. We pride ourselves on being open, honest, and committed in every aspect of our work. Our Mission: To take in unwanted and lost animals, provide shelter and care, find secure and loving homes, provide advice, support and guidance for pet owners and increase the public's awareness of its responsibility towards animals in society.

Contact Name: Tracey
Telephone: 0844 248 8181.
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Woodside Animal Welfare Trust  
Area Covered: South Devon
Information: Woodside Animal Welfare Trust rescues, cares for and re-homes all kinds of animals in the South Devon area.We are committed to continuing total daily and long-term care to as many animals as we can afford, prior to their monitored adoption. We never give up on any pet in our sanctuary unless it is beyond veterinary help or dangerous.

Contact Name: Carole
Telephone: 01752 347503
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Yorkshire Rose Dog Rescue  
Area Covered: Yorkshire
Information: We are based in Yorkshire and our main aim is to secure the welfare of and care for any dogs that need our help. We don’t use kennels, all of our dogs are cared for in foster homes, with families, often with other pets, which gives us the opportunity to get to know and assess the dogs fully before rehoming them. All of our dogs will be microchipped, vaccinated, flead, wormed and neutered before rehoming, and all prospective adoptive homes will be checked by one of our team to ensure the perfect match between dog and humans is made. Our dogs will come to us through a variety of reasons, abandoned dogs, a change in family circumstance, perhaps the death of an owner, we will also rescue dogs from the wardens pound where sadly if a home can not be found they will be put to sleep. We always need caring, reliable fosterers who have experience with dogs. Some of the dogs that come into our care have been mistreated, starved, and beaten, and will require a lot of love and patience.

Contact Name: Sue, Sarah or Andy
Telephone: Sue - 07815 632 871, Sarah 07891 438 990, Andy - 07834 977 200
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