About Us

Dog Rescue Directory UKWho are we and what is this website all about?

The answer is quite simple – we are dog lovers and owners who always rescue a dog in need of a forever home rather than pay a breeder and we want to help encourage others to do the same by making it easier for them to find the right dog.

There are 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.

The rewards of rescuing 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.

We’ve currently got two rescue dogs:

Our black and tan cocker Spaniel who was the product of an illegal puppy farm that was raided by the police. He was rescued by Second Chance 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 we got the chance to give to give him the forever home he deserves. All this before he was even 6 months old!

This is him at his first visit to the beach when he fell in the sea! We’ve had him over 5 years now and he’s fantastic but still a little wary of strangers.

Following the passing of our rescue golden retriever due to old age we decided to “downsize” our second dog and adopted the cutest Cavalier King Charles Spaniel you have ever seen (well – we think so!). We rescued after her previous owners, due to change in circumstances, realised that they couldn’t look after her as well as they should.

They did exactly the right thing and she is the happiest little dog and a wonderful companion to our cocker spaniel – they are inseparable.

The reason for setting this website up is because 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 obtain a list of all the rescue centres within a reasonable radius to us” and so, here we are a couple of years later, setting up the website to do just that.

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.

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 wish – 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.

We also have the facilities to add events too – so, if you are running a fundraising, awareness or other related event 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 and if this results 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 hope you find this site useful.