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

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  • Planet Airedale: National and International:
    Access to Rescue contacts throughout the UK and will respond immediately if an Airedale is in destress or needs a home.
  • AKita Rescue & Welfare (UK): National organisation: Work across the UK, advising owners, rescuing, re-homing, and retraining Akitas, and assisting in the re-homing of dogs from all UK rescue organisations.
  • Akita Trust (JAWT) UK: National: the Akita Trust (japanese Akita welfare Trust uk) is the oldest akita rescue and welfare group in the UK caring for this wonderful breed,we rescue ,rehome and give good sound advice on the breed.
  • Friends of Akitas Trust (UK): National: Objective is to help, rescue where necessary, rehabilitate and rehome any Akita which needs it, through assessing both dog and potential owners, to ensure a well-matched and long lasting, happy relationship.
  • Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom (AMCUK: National Organisation: Rescue and rehoming for purebred, KC-registered Alaskan Malamutes. Dogs should be neutered, with vaccinations current. Also provides behavioural assistance and advice to owners.
  • Malamute/akita: Portsmouth: help with advice for akita and malamutes, and rehoming
  • Bernese Welfare: Rescue and rehoming. Expert help and advice. Telephone helpline. Free Breed Information pack
  • Bichon Frise Rescue: National Organisation: Advice and help for owners and potential owners of Bichon Frise dogs.
  • Henrys Fund- Bichon Frise Rescue: Raises monies to pay for the veterinary bills, for Bichon Frise that come in via Bichon Frise Rescue UK
  • Eurobichons: Volunteers UK wide that can travel to rescue Bichons breeds . Specialise in exposing bad breeders (even show ones) and puppy farms in the UK Ireland and USA. Advisors waiting to help owners , thus preventing the need for rescue
  • British Bouvier Association: Will rehome any Bouvier des Flandres after careful vetting and usually have homes waiting. We also offer advice on any problems to try to avoid rehoming.
  • Bouvier Welfare & Rescue UK: National Organisation: We provide support, care and advice on all aspects of Bouvier rescue and welfare. We work for the benefit of all Bouvier des Flandres and the people who breed, own and show them. We are endorsed by the Kennel Club as a rescue organisation for the Bouvier des Flandres breed.
  • Boxer Dog Rescue: North of England: Based in the North of England, helping homeless boxers find new loving forever homes.
  • Boxer Welfare Scotland: cover all scotland: we aim to help anyone who can no longer care for their boxer we are there to offer any advise needed
  • Cornwall & South Devon Boxer Rescue: Registered Charity no 1139146 dedicated to rehoming boxer dogs.
  • Home Counties Boxer Welfare: hertfordshire: Homing unwanted and abandoned Boxer Dogs in London and the South of England.  Also help an advice freely
  • Boxers UK Boxer website links to lots of other Boxer sites.
  • Boxer Rescue Ireland: A small independent voluntary organisation dedicated to helping irish Boxers in need, if you can offer a home to a boxer please visit the website
  • Lincs & Essex Boxer Rescue Rescue contacts, education & training
  • Notts and Yorkshire Boxer rescue: Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire: Dedicated to the protection and welfare of Boxer Dogs
  • Thames Valley Boxer Rescue: Swindon, Wiltshire.: Based in Swindon, Witshire and primarily covers the Thames Valley area.
  • UK Boxer Dogs: List of breed rescues, information on adopting a boxer, Plus a Forum for all boxer lovers
  • Brittany club of GB.: section of the Brittany club uk, coordinating the transport, fostering and rehoming of rescue Brittanys. Owners will be visited.Behaviour advice freely available.
  • Bull breed rescue: buckinghamshire: Bull breed rescue we take in and rehome any unwanted bull breeds
  • American Bulldog Rescue: National Organisation: American bulldog rescue and rehoming, covers all of UK. Always looking for volunteers to help.
  • Bulldog Rescue: (National): Rescue and rehome bulldogs. Good section on lost/stolen bulldogs.
  • BARK Bullmastiff & Neapolitan Rescue UK: Manchester: Bullmastiff & Neapolitan Rescue UK
  • Bullmastiff Rescue & Adoption: Nationwide: Fully supported by all of the Bullmastiff Breed Clubs and Societys
    Bullies In Need: National Organisation: Rescue and help to find homes for homeless bull terriers, also raise funds for other bullie welfare organisations.
  • Bull Terrier Trust: National: The Bull Terrier Rescue Trust (working name Bull Terrier Trust) was set up to help rescue Bull Terriers but also to help people understand these gorgeous dogs by offering our training and rehabilitation services
  • Hampshire Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue: Aldershot, Hants: Rescue and re-home Staffordshire Bull Terriers from foster homes based in the Aldershot/Farnborough area. Website has details of the dogs currently available. Foster homes required in the Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey area
  • Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue: Scotland: An entirely voluntary organisation, totally dependent on donations and fundraising efforts. We are not a centre therefore we do not have somewhere where you can come to view dogs for adoption. We do this from our own homes.
  • Cocker Spaniel Club Rescue: National Organisation: The Cocker Spaniel Club Rescue is a national organisation with representatives in all parts of the UK dealing with the re-homing and adopting of Cocker Spaniels. Full list of Reps available on website - follow Rescue link.
  • Cocker And English Springer Spaniel Rescue: Midlands: CAESSR is a non-profit, Midlands based, organisaton dedicated to rehoming Cocker and English Springer Spaniels. With tips on caring and coping with your Spaniel, a gallery and information on dogs needing rehoming
  • Border Collie Trust GB Cares for and rehomes BCs in need.
  • Border Collie Rescue (Richmond N.Yorks.) Retrain, rehome unwanted BCs and working sheepdogs. Very good site.
  • Irish collie rehoming centre: e hants: collies/collie crosses rescuedfrom irish pounds and centres and fostered until permanent caring loving homes are found for them
  • Rough Collie Rescue (Midlands): Warwickshire: An independent organisation committed to finding caring and permanent homes for stray and orphan rough and smooth collies and to promoting responsible dog ownership.
  • Wiccaweys Rescued Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs: Leicestershire: Border Collie and Working Sheepdog rescue and rehoming. Very informative site. Visit and read the info before adopting a Border Collie from anywhere or anyone.
  • Dalmation Telegraph  Dalmation welfare club covering the Midlands.
  • Dobermann Rehoming Association a small group of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Dobermanns who sadly, through no fault of their own, are unwanted.
  • Dobermanns In Distress: Provides details of rescues across the UK who currently have a Dobermann needing a new home.
  • The Dobermann Trust: North of England: Rescue and rehoming of Dobermanns in the North of England including abandoned or strayed dogs.
  • Foxhound Welfare uk: Tyne and Wear: Foxhound welfare rescue, re-train and re-home Foxhounds in the UK, we give advice and help owners understand their foxhounds needs.
  • GERMAN SHEPHERDS: (Click for GSD page)
  • German Wirehaired Pointer Club rescue: National: GWPs in need can be found on the website. Register to indicate interest in rescuing a German Wirehaired Pointer. Homes are approved & vetted.
  • Daneline : Great dane rescue organisation
  • Great Dane Adoption Society Voluntary organisation which re-homes stray, abandoned and unwanted Gret Danes. Mainly in S.England.
  • Great Dane Care: A registered charity that rescues and rehomes great danes to carefully vetted homes. Working mainly in Wales and the border counties.
  • Great Dane Rescue UK: Covers the whole of the UK: Rescuing and re-homing Danes too good homes in the UK.
  • GREYHOUNDS & LURCHERS: (Click to go to their own page)
  • HUSKY:
  • Huskylovers: portsmouth: rehome unwanted huskies and hold meetings for husky owners for help and advice
  • Huskies in Need: National Organisation: Asmall but highly dedicated rescue specialising in Siberian Huskies and Husky crossbreeds. Foster and rehome throughout the UK.
  • Siberian Husky Welfare Association SHWA (UK): Helping foster, adopt & re home huskies in need.
  • Siberian Husky Club of GB Welfare/Rescue: National Organisation: Welfare & Rescue for the Siberian Husky. We help with many problems including the owners who need help with the breed.
  • Japanese Shiba Inu Rescue UK: National organisation: Adoptable japanese shiba inu available to new homes. The breed needs specialist homes, as they are not always the easiest of breeds. We also help owners with rehoming to ensure dog reaches the correct home.
  • Kelpie Welfare: National: The main rescue for this breed and their crosses in the UK is The Kelpie Welfare. A small charity run by volunteers to help rehome rescue kelpies to the right home.
  • LABRADOR/RETRIEVER: Now have their own page
  • All Mastiff Breeds Helpers location: National: This site as been set up for Owners of all the Mastiffs breeds to help and advice,Also Many Mastiff breeds in search of new homes
  • Neapolitan Mastiff Welfare: National : The only Neapolitan Mastiff rescue recognised by the Kennel Club and the UK Neapolitan Mastiff Club. Help with any aspect of Neapolitan Mastiff care including advice, rescue and rehoming.
  • Old English Mastiff Club Rescue: National Organisation: Breed specific rescue and rehoming for the English Mastiff
  • Large Munsterlander Rescue: National Organisation: Rescue organisation for rescued and unwanted Munsterlanders - none ever turned away - advice and help freely given
  • Lhasa Apso Rescue UK: Lhasa Apso dog rescue in the UK
  • Molosser Breeds Rescue and Forum: UK: The Molosser Breeds rescue and Forum is on Hand to help with advice Plus it is open for all to join and if you can help with Homechecks and Fostering we would love to hear from you
  • Pointer Rescue Service: National Organisation: English Pointers rehomed and helped since 1973. Based in England British dogs are our main concern but we help rescues throughout Europe to rehome dogs in the UK.
  • Fife Rottweiler Rescue: Fife Scotland: Fife rottweiler rescue small run dog rescue in scotland
  • Rottweiler Welfare Association: South: Rottweiler rehoming and rehabilitation
  • Rottweiler Rescue Trust: Surrey/Kent/Hampshire: Small responsible rottweiler rescue/rehoming run by experienced rottie people
  • Zepthedep rottweiler rescue: national: Rottweiler rescue, adoption,and help and advice with rehoming, where the dogs come first.
  • Saluki Welfare: Saluki welfare will respond to Salukis in need and also offer specialist advice on the breed.
  • Samoyed Rescue (UK): National Organisation:, Aims to find homes for Samoyeds in need across the UK.
  • Samoyed Rescue Society: National Organisation: Dedicated to the rehoming and support of samoyeds in need in the UK
  • Shar-Pei-Rescue & Welfare UK: Devoted to the rescue & welfare of Shar Pei, throughout the UK
  • Shar-pei Rescue of Great Britain: : Chinese sharpei rescue and rehoming service
  • Shar Pei Rescue of Great Britain: Rescue of shar pei throughout the uk. Health-welfare of this breed is top priority
  • Shih tzu Rescue (Oldham, Lancs) E-mail only
  • Shihtzu Rescue: Manchester UK: Will find new homes for any Shihtzu that needs one, 100% success rate to date.
  • Cocker Spaniel Club Rescue: National Organisation: The Cocker Spaniel Club Rescue is a national organisation with representatives in all parts of the UK dealing with the re-homing and adopting of Cocker Spaniels. Full list of Reps available on website - follow Rescue link.
  • English Springer Spaniel Welfare: South England: Springer Welfare organisation for rehoming and prevention of maltreatment of the breed.
  • King Charles Rescue & Rehoming: National rescue organisation for King Charles Spaniels, rehoming, sanctuary
  • STAFFIES: (See also Bull Terriers)
  • Happy Staffie Rescue: Worcestershire: Happy Staffie Rescue is Worcestershire's only Staffordshire bull terrier rescue.
  • Northern Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue: Rescue for Stafforsdhire Bull Terriers
  • Plantation Dog Rescue: York: Stray and handover dogs from different areas, with different backgrounds all needing homes. All dogs are neutered, vaccinated, flead, wormed and microchipped before being rehomed. Most are on the website, please look. Usually half our dogs are Staffies.
  • SaveRstaffies: Midlands: Staffy and Staffy crosses rescue and forum , also trying to change peoples views of staffys and help them get a better deal in life.
  • Staffordshire Rescue Scotland: Lanarkshire, Scotland: We operate a home-to-home basis. This means we do not have kennels. As long as the dog is not in imminent danger, it is best that the dog remains in its existing home until a new home is found. Staffies do not do well in kennels, they are so people-orientated.
    Border Terrier Welfare : National Organisation: Help find homes for Border Terriers. Representatives throughout the UK
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier; Help,advice,information,rescue. Mainly a breed site but there is rescue information in there.
  • 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.
  • Lakeland TRAILHOUND Welfare: Cumbria: Ex-racing trailhounds, from 1 year to 14 years, looking for retirement homes
  • The Utonagan Society: National organisation: The Utonagan Society's 'welfare wing' more often than we'd like, has Utonagan dogs of all ages in need of new homes. We also need more, reliable foster homes in all parts of the country.
    Vizsla Rescue: National Organistaion: Vizsla Rescue is a charity that exists to help re-home dogs whose owners don t want them any more for whatever reason.
  • Weimaraner Club of Great Britain Rescue Rehoming: National organisation: Weimaraners in need of rehoming. We are always looking for experienced homes.
  • Westie Rescue Scheme UK, Dedicated to finding permanent homes for West Highland White Terriers who are in need of rescuing or rehousing. Also offer help, advice and support on all matters concerning Westies.
  • Scruples Whippet Rescue: Devon based, rescues and rehomes in England/Wales: Rescues vulnerable whippets, rehabilitates them in approved foster homes, and after vaccinating, microchipping and neutering as appropriate places them in carefully vetted forever homes throughout England and Wales. Our administrative base is in Devon, but we have dogs in foster homes all over the UK and will rescue from all over the UK and will rehome dogs to England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Whippet Rescue UK Trust: Sandbach: We Rescue and Rehome Whippets and Lurchers throughout the Uk Telephone 07789 260207 or 01270 767228
  • Northern Ireland Yorkshire Terrier Rescue: LARNE: Re-homing of the Yorkshire Terrier Breed
  • The Yorkshire Terrier & Toy Breed Rescue: Dedicated to helping all the little ones that have found themselves in need of a new home, for whatever reason. Based in Lincolnshire but have many foster homes all over the UK.