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Directory of animal rescue web sites mainly in the UK. Grouped by location and animal.

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Directory of animal rescue shelters and animal rescue centres in Southern UK. Including dog rescue centres, cat rescue centres and general animal sanctuaries, rehoming and adoption centres.

  • All Creatures Great and Small: Cwmbran, South wales: Rehoming of pets and rehabilitation of wildlife
  • Alternative Sanctuary: Pepperstock, Luton, Beds: Been going for over twenty years and takes in ALL types of animals
  • Animal Mission: Surrey: R e-homing and advice on pets.No animal destroyed
  • Animal Protection Trust: Horley: Cats & Dogs rescue in the Horley Gatwick area
  • Animal Samaritans Based in south-east London and north-west Kent and provide re-homing  of unwanted and ill-treated animals in these regions.
  • Animals in Distress (Torbay & West Country Devon) Helping domestic animals in distress in Torbay & West Country.
  • Animal Misssion: Surrey: Re-homing of dogs & cats.No animal destroyed.
  • ANIMAL RESCUE AND CARE: Richmond upon Thames: : Rescue and re-home rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and occasionally dogs. A voluntary, registered charity.
  • Anim-mates: South East London and North West Kent: Animal rescue and care in south-east London and north-west Kent. A voluntary, registered charity.
  • Auntyanimal Rescue: Sawbridgeworth, Herts: Covering Essex/Hertfordshire - Rabbits GuineaPigs Chinchillas Hamsters Gerbils Degus Mice Rats -all kinds of little ones looking for loving homes. Not for profit voluntary organisation supporting adoption, finding good homes, caring for neglected and abandoned animals.
  • B.A.R.K.S Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service: Banbury & surrounding area: : Small, volunteer run rescue & re-homing organisation. Cats, kittens, rabbits & guinea pigs. Reg. charity no: 1064556
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: London; Old Windsor (Berks); & Brands Hatch (Kent): The mission of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is to rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and rehome the lost and abandoned dogs and cats which come into its care.
  • Bath Cats & Dogs Home: One of the largest animal re-homing centres in the Country, with 135 dogs and approx 100 cats plus feral cat colony and other small animals at any one time. Operates on a strict non-destruction policy and we have been there for 65 years.
  • The cat & rabbit rescue centre: west sussex: Cat & rabbit rescue centre in Sidlesham, West Sussex. Rescue and Rehoming.
  • Cheltenham Animal Shelter: Gloucestershire: Rescues and rehomes dogs, cats and other small animals in the Gloucestershire area.
  • Cheltenham & East Gloucestershire RSPCA: Provides food, shelter and medical care for rescued animals until they can be found suitable new homes. We rehome dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other small animals from our rehoming centre on the edge of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
  • Chestnut Cat Sanctuary & Rescue Centre: Epping Essex: Cat & kitten rescue centre based in Epping Essex. All come with neuter, vaccination, microchip & insurance. Open 7 days a week.Reg. Charity 1118075. Non profit Rescue Centre.
  • Chilterns Dog Rescue Society: Chivery, Nr Tring, Herts: Takes in and rehomes dogs from surrounding local areas and from Wales. No dog needlessly destroyed.
  • Cuddly Critters small animal and cat rescue: essex : Rescue and rehome various animals. cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds and rodents. we neuter, vaccinate and health check them. we then find them suitable homes. we are a non profit no kill rescue
  • Danaher Animal Home: Essex: The Danaher Animal Home is an Independent Charity, affiliated to the RSPCA, but entirely self funding.
  • Diana Brimblecombe animal rescue centre: Hurst Berkshire: Berkshire, moved to new site, re-homing and refuge for most animals and birds.
  • Dorset Wildlife Rescue: 24 hr Wildlife Rescue for all mammals, owls and birds of prey. Specialists in foxes and bats
  • East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service Operates an emergency service for wildlife in need across the county of East Sussex.
  • Enfield Dog Rescue: A solely volunteer run rescue based in Enfield. Rehome dogs throughout London & the Home Counties. Usually always have dogs that are in need of loving homes.
  • Ferne Animal Sanctuary: Chard, Somerset:
    Refuge for unwanted agricultural and companion animals. dogs and cats are rehomed.our cattle, donkeys, horses,goats,sheep,rabbits,guineapigs,chipmunks and chinchillas stay here for life
  • Foal Farm: BIGGIN HILL, KENT: Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre is based in Biggin Hill, Kent. Our aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and happiness. We rehome dogs, cats and small animals, all other animals we take in stay for the rest of their lives. We have a non-destruct policy so no healthy animal is every put to sleep
  • Furry Friends animal Rescue: Surrey: Home based rescue also using some kennels. Rehome dogs, cats and small animals. Based in Coulsdon near Croydon Surrey. Neuter, chip and vaccinate.
  • Happy Endings Rescue: Kent: A no kill rescue group that offers care for life to any unwanted animal, and rehome where possible. Take in horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and farm animals.
  • Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary: Bristol: working in south bristol to provide shelter for dogs, cats and other small animals whilst attempting to rehome them
  • Hopefield Animal Sanctuary (Brentwood, Essex) A sanctuary for the life long care of abused and unwanted animals
  • Hornchurch Animal Rescue: Essex: Rescue and rehoming primarily dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Hounslow Animal Welfare Society location: Middx webaddress: Cats, rabbits and other small animals looking for loving homes. Also, foster homes urgently needed. Any help greatly received. Rehome unwanted and abandoned pets.
  • K9focus: North Devon: German Shepherd & Large Breed Rescue - rescuing abandoned and unwanted dogs throughout Devon & Cornwall and South West England.
  • Kit Wilson Trust for Animal Welfare: Uckfield, East Sussex: Rescue and rehome all animals and birds, mainly dogs and cats, have non-destruct policy, also rescue and rehabilitate wildlife - based Hadlow Down, Nr Uckfield, east Sussex
  • Last Chance Animal Rescue (Kent) Mainly rescue dogs & cats but also home a selection of other creatures all looking for loving homes. A nondestruct policy.
  • Little Creatures Rescue: Wiltshire: A small animal rescue centre in wiltshire giving almost any animals a home, but primarily guinea pigs :)
  • Margaret Green Animal Rescue: Dorset & Devon: Rescues, provides care for, and rehomes animals of all types through its two sanctuaries in Dorset and one in Devon. Also provide a long term retirement home for those animals for which rehoming is unsuitable or inappropriate.
  • The Mayhew Animal Home: London: Rescue and rehoming centre for all types of dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals in north west London. Also runs an education programme, international ventures, community outreach and neutering programme. (One of the best rescuers sites we have seen)
  • Mid Kent RSPCA: caring for the welfare of local animals for over 100 years; cat and dog rescue, rehoming, and adoption, pet clinic and events.
  • Milton Keynes & N. Bucks RSPCA: Rehoming of stray and unwanted cats and rabbits in the Milton Keynes area.
  • Mistley Park Environmental & Rescue Centre (Manningtree, Essex) Meet the rescued animals including Pigs,Rabbits, Goats and many more.  Home to over 2,000 rescued animals and birds ranging in size from mice to fancy rats  up to Shire horses, most of which roam freely around the site.
  • Mutts In Distress: Herts/Essex:
    Animal shelter located on herts/essex border.
    Only take in dogs from local pounds that would otherwise be distroyed and offer these dogs for rehoming.
  • National Animal Welfare Trust: Rescues and re-homes abandoned, unwanted or ill-treated animals. Also runs the first purpose built retirement centre for old animals.
  • Newforest animal rescue: hampshire: Rescues illtreated/unwanted rabbits,small animals ,horses/ponies, a non-destruction policy unless on vets advice.
  • North Devon Animal Ambulance: 24 hour Emergency Animal Rescue service for domestic and wildlife in North Devon. Injured, distressed or animals in need are taken in and cared for. Domestic animals are rehomed - we have a list of animals for adoption, from guinea pigs, dogs, cats to horses! Registered Charity and run by volunteers. No animal is turned away and we will help in all capacities.
  • Once Loved Dog Rescue: Devon: Once Loved Dog Rescue was set up to help provide care, shelter and permanent homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs. We are run entirely voluntarily. The areas we cover are primarily East Devon and West Somerset, as the rescue is based near Exeter, Devon. We will, however, consider rehoming to other areas.
  • Parad-Ice Rescue: Falmouth, Cornwall:
    A small private family rescue can offer homes for unwanted animals. Cats and dogs will be put on the register and suitable homes found. Birds will remain here as part of the family.
  • Paws Rescue Centre: Axminster Devon: Small dog rescue and rehoming centre taking in strays and unwanted dogs in Devon, Dorset and Somerset
  • RATS - Rehoming Animal Telephone Service: Beds & Herts: Animal rehoming charity in Bedfordshire for dogs, cats, rabbits, guineas pigs and other small mammals.
  • Raystede centre for animal welfare: Sussex: Animal sanctuary for equines and exotic, wild and domestic birds and rehoming centre for cats, dogs, rabbits and other small companion animals. Near Lewes, East Sussex.
  • Rescue DB: Kent: Dogs and Cats looking for loving permanent homes in Kent
  • Rescued Animals In Need: Sevenoaks, Kent: : Rescue and rehome of cats, dogs, and small pets in West Kent.
  • Rescue Remedies: London and Surrounding Counties: A home-based dog rescue helping unwanted and homeless dog find their forever homes.
  • RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre: Serving South and West Wales: A local animal centre trying to find dogs, cats and other small animals and birds loving new homes. Volunteers welcome.
  • RSPCA Southridge Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre: Potters Bar, Herts: A unique animal rescue and rehoming centre with the facilities to rescue many different species. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, hamsters, mice, gerbils, degus, chinchillas, aviary birds, poultry and livestock. It is a re-homing centre, not a sanctuary. Aim is to place every animal into new responsible, kind and caring homes.
  • RSPCA WEST DORSET BRANCH: Rehomes cats, dogs and other small animals. Runs 'Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre' at Kingston Maurward in Dorchester
  • Riverside Animal Centre: Wallington, Surrey: Rescue centre and hospital for all British Wildlife and also domestic pets. We care for over 4000 wild animals every year and now also care for stray and abandoned pets, including cats, rabbits, caged birds, dogs and guinea pigs
  • Safe and Sound Animal Care: Hampshire / Surrey/ Berkshire: Rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of stray or unwanted animals throughout the Blackwater Valley area.
  • S.C.A.M.P.S.: hampshire: works with Local Authorities in Hampshire to rehome stray dogs - trying to build a regional stray centre.
  • second chance society: southampton, hampshire: a registered charity siuated in southampton. it rehomes dogs,cats and a variety of small animals.
  • Second Chance Dog Rescue: North Somerset: A small devoted charity finding new homes for unwanted dogs near Weston super Mare
  • SESAW Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare: Leavenheath, Suffolk: Rescue and rehoming centre for any abandoned, injured or needy wild or domestic animal.
  • Terrier Rescue: Richmond: Special rescue for Fell/Patterdale Terriers and Lakeland & Irish Terriers. We help other terriers especially Jack Russells and Stafforshire Bulls. We actively help cross breeds, ex-kennel dogs or older dogs.
  • STARescue: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wilts, BASINGSTOKE, READING: STARescue is a registered charity working in the Basingstoke and surrounding areas to rehome animals, ranging from cats and dogs to ferrets, rabbits, birds and any other small animal in need of care.
  • St Francis Animal Welfare: Fair Oak. Eastleigh. Hampshire: At St Francis we care for and rehome numerous animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds and small mammals who are in need of loving forever homes.
  • Stubbington Ark - RSPCA Animal Shelter: Stubbington, near Fareham, Hampshire: Locally funded shelter with up to 120 dogs, 150 cats and dozens of small animals needing homes at any one time.
  • Somerset and dorset animal rescue: wincanton somerset: Rehome stray dogs stray cats, are a horse sanctuary.
  • Thames Valley Animal Welfare: Berks; Bucks & Oxon: Registered charity rescuing and rehoming unwanted cats and kittens mainly in the Reading, Henley and Maidenhead areas.Help always needed with short-term fostering of cats and kittens and with fundraising.
  • Towerhill Stables Animal Sanctuary (Asheldham, Essex) A private animal sanctuary providing care and a home to over 160 rescued animals
  • Wagtails Rescue Essex: dog rescue rehoming throughout essex, please see website for current available dogs
  • Wood Green Animal Shelters(London, Herts and Cambs) : Take in lost and unwanted animals and find secure,loving homes. Provide advice and support to pet owners