The Woodside Animal Welfare Trust is an animal rehoming charity (registered charity number 1143122) based on the outskirts of Plymouth in Devon. The foundation of Woodside’s broad field of work was begun in 1974 by Carole Bowles. Her significant contribution to animal welfare was finally recognised in 2000 when she was made an MBE by Her Majesty, The Queen.
As well as the young and healthy, our countryside sanctuary always has a collection of much loved resident pets that are unlikely to be adopted, such as the elderly and long-term sick. Sanctuary animals include dogs, cats, rabbits and hamsters etc as well as a few hand reared sheep, goats and a pot bellied pig.
Responsible pet ownership is actively encouraged and, when funds allow, we send experienced Welfare Officers into deprived areas. Here, they help owners understand their pet’s needs and promote our spay and neuter scheme, which will have prevented thousands of unwanted litters over the years.
Woodside is a large and vital safety net for vulnerable animals. Running costs are high as many of our pets need veterinary attention and may be with us for weeks as they recover.
We have a wide selection of cats, dogs, rabbits and rodents who are looking for good homes! You can view the animals we currently have available by clicking on the links below. We try to keep our site up to date but we usually have far more cats and kittens with us than are listed so a visit to the sanctuary is always reccomended.
Because we do a pre-homing visit for all our animals, our homing area is restricted. Please contact the sanctuary before visiting to check we are able to rehome in your area.
INCLUDED IN ADOPTION FEE All our animals are vaccinated neutered i.d chipped, flea sprayed and wormed, and we take our animals back if things do not work out or your circumstances change.
Adoption prices are as follows
Dogs over 6 months £125
Pedigree dogs £125-£300
Dogs under 6 months £175
We want to ensure that all dogs go to the right home so dogs that are adopted from Woodside have to have a pre-home visit before going out. The Trust do not home to a property with no or communal garden. A garden will need to be fully enclosed with 6ft fencing before a dog is rehoused.