Choosing a Rescue

Rescuing a dog is one of the most rewarding things you can do.  By taking on a rescue dog, you are in fact saving a life!

If you decide you do want to rescue then don’t be disheartened if you get rejected.  You may find some of the larger organisations have blanket rules, whereas smaller rescues can be more accommodating.  Don’t give up if you really want a rescue dog.

Ringo and Barney


It is a myth that all rescue dogs have “issues”.  There are many dogs in rescue who find themselves homeless due to relationship break ups, financial problems or a change in circumstances.

Did you know that many Rescue Organisations actively encourage fostering?  If you don’t feel ready to make a long term commitment or you are worried about the dog fitting in with your family, then this is a way of “trying before you buy”.

Tony Quin founded a website called Shelter Helper  which has been set up to help local shelters.  Here you will find dozens of rescues in each part of the country.  If you are looking for a particular breed, then you can try Breed specific rescues.

You will never regret helping a rescue dog!