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Dog Rescue Directory – Who Are We And What This Website Is All About

Dog Rescue Directory - Who Are We

Dog Rescue Directory is independently owned and run by dog lovers who have always homed rescue dogs in need of a second chance for whatever reason. Our mission is simple: to help encourage others to rehome a dog in need by making it easier for them to connect with their local dog rescue centres and find the right dog.

There are literally thousands of dogs in need of such a home at any one time. All shapes and sizes. Big and small – young and old! There’s literally a dog for everyone. There are also hundreds of dog rescues in all areas of the country. Some we will already know about as they’re well advertised or part of bigger, national charities like the Dogs Trust or RSPCA. But there are many, many more small, independent, local dog rescues out there. Voluntary organisations who do amazing work but perhaps don’t have the time or resources to advertise. They may just work via social media and not even have a website in some cases! And it’s these amazing people and organisations that we really want to help.

That help comes in the form of a completely, 100% free directory listing with absolutely no strings attached whatsoever. This will enable anyone looking to rehome a dog and using a “dog rescue near me” internet search can find a list of ALL their local rescue centres in one place. They can then easily contact each one – big and small. We set the directory up because that was exactly the problem we had when we were looking to re-home. It was very difficult to find all the local rescue centres to us.

Why Dog Rescue?

The rewards of rescuing and rehoming a dog are second to none. Taking a dog away from confines into a loving home and watching him or her adapt and develop into a trusty friend and loyal companion is just the best feeling in the world. Each year tens of thousands of dogs need to be rehomed for various reasons and through no fault of their own. Dogs who become lost, are abandoned by their owners or have been mistreated. But don’t forget there’s also dogs that are loved but need to be rehomed due to ill health, a change in circumstances or other genuine family reasons.

There are dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds so there’s really a rescue dog, in need of a second chance, out there for everyone. And if you think that you’re taking a risk in rehoming a dog and you don’t know what you’re getting then think again. Our own example – we specifically wanted a fairly young cocker spaniel – we found our beautiful boy in a recue only 15 miles away. He was 10 months old and we were (through absolutely no fault of his own) his third home. We then wanted another smaller spaniel. We found an 18 month old Cavalier King Charles around 30 miles away who’s owners health was the reason a new home was needed.

So, you see, there’s a rescue dog for everyone out there! And, don’t forget, the dog rescues themselves want to home the right dog with the right person / family. This means that they’ll always work with you to match you with the right dog (and vice versa). You’re not taking pot luck these days.

Our Dogs

We’ve currently got two rescue dogs: Our black and tan Cocker Spaniel was the product of an illegal puppy farm that was raided by the police. He was rescued by a dog rescue centre in Derbyshire and went on to be homed by a family before they brought him back to the same rescue centre following a marriage break up. And all this before he was even 9 months old! He was exactly the dog we were looking for and we were so happy to get the chance to give to give him the forever home he deserved.

This is him at his first visit to the beach when he fell in the sea! We’ve had him over 12 years now and he’s fantastic but still a little wary of strangers. Unsurprising after what he went through in his early months of life.

Following the passing of our rescued golden retriever due to old age we decided to “downsize” our second dog. We adopted the cutest Cavalier King Charles Spaniel you have ever seen (well – we think so anyway!). She came to us after her previous owners, due to change in circumstances and no fault of their own, realised that they couldn’t give her the attention she needed.

I know it was a tough decision for them to take but they did exactly the right thing. She is the happiest little dog and a wonderful companion to our cocker spaniel. She gives him his confidence. They are inseparable.

Dog Rescue Directory – Why This Website?

The reason for setting this website up is simple. When we were looking around for a dog we found it very difficult to find a list of all our local rescue centres in one place. We thought at the time, “wouldn’t it be great if we could just put in our postcode and get a list of all the rescue centres within a reasonable radius to us”. And so we did something about it! And here we are a few years later with a website to do just that with hundreds of listing already and growing rapidly.

We’re not looking to profit (although we may put a few adverts on the site here and there to help cover our costs). And, as such, advertising your own rescue centre is completely free with absolutely no strings attached whatsoever.

Dog Rescue Directory – What We Offer

To dog rescues of all sizes – simply create your own FREE listing. We’ve tried to make it very simple to do so – we’ll even correct any errors for you. You have your own space to write as much or as little as you wish and you’re welcome to add pictures if you wish too. We’ll even add you listing for you if you’d like us to. Just email us a link to your website or send your contact details and we’ll create the listing for you and send you the log in details. jcs@dogrescuedirectory.co.uk.

By popular demand we have also added an option to advertise to rehome a dog. So, if for any reason you need to find a new home for your own dog, you can advertise here. Again this is completely free – no strings attached. We’re not here to judge either – just to find the right new home for you dog.

We will also be introducing the facility to add events too. So, if you are running a fundraising, awareness or other related event you’ll soon be feel free to add it.

As I said, there are absolutely no strings attached whatsoever and no hidden small print. We just want to make it easier for people to find and connect with their local rescue centres or rehome a dog in need. If our efforts result in just one additional dog being rescued then we are happy.

We have plans to grow and expand the services we offer but, one step at a time. Let’s get the definitive list of dog rescues throughout the UK first!

Thanks for your visit today. We really hope you find this site useful.