Moorlands Dog Rescue – Leek Staffordshire

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Rescue Centre Category: Dog Rescue Centres (All Breeds)

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  • Mission Statement

    To relieve the suffering of dogs within the Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounding area, in need of care and attention and in particular to provide foster homes or other facilities for the reception, care and treatment of such dogs prior to adoption homes being found

    Our Goals

    Moorlands Dog Rescue is a small charity dedicated to rescuing dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds (as resources allow) with the aim of finding them the best possible permanent loving home as quickly as possible. When dogs are adopted we insist that the dog is returned to us if, for any reason whatsoever, the placement is no longer viable.

    We are an all volunteer foster home based organisation; as such we do not have a physical shelter or kennels. We rely on the internet, ‘word of mouth’ and publicity events to promote our work, the opportunities to volunteer and the dogs available for adoption. Our rescue dogs are those who are abandoned, homeless or unwanted and who come from homes, shelters, vets, boarding facilities or the street.

    Our aim is to never euthanize animals in our care however in the event of a severe, untreatable/debilitating illness or extremely dangerous behavioural concerns we may have to consider this option (upon advice from a veterinary surgeon and/or certified behaviourist) taking in to account the well being of the animal and public safety.

    Moorlands Dog Rescue also aims to raise public awareness of issues concerning dog health and welfare. We also serve our community and adopters by educating and encouraging responsible pet ownership with an emphasis on the need for spaying and neutering and we do our best to break down the stereotypes of many “bully” breeds.

    Rescue Dogs

    Dogs accepted into our care will:

    • Receive veterinary care as appropriate (including treatment for any parasite or flea infestation).

    • Be micro chipped with the rescue named as a contact.

    • Be vaccinated.

    • Be neutered before the date of adoption, with the exception of puppies, or unless advised by a veterinary surgeon on medical grounds. If the dog is too young or the surgery could not be carried out prior to adoption (in the case of bitches who have been in season too recently) a contract must be signed by the adopter to confirm the dog will be neutered as soon as applicable (as advised by a veterinary surgeon). We will undertake follow up checks to confirm the dog has been neutered. Bitches will not be re-homed whilst in season.

    • Be assessed to ensure appropriate re-homing.

    Foster Homes

    Foster homes are used to provide the dogs taken in to rescue with loving temporary care until a permanent placement can be secured. They are:

    • Offered by individuals over the age of 18 years.

    • Assessed to ensure a suitable environment.

    • Offered at a level the volunteer is comfortable with and allowing them the freedom to foster.

    • Based on their individual circumstances, needs and restrictions.


    We aim to find our dogs permanent, well matched adoption homes.

    Prospective homes are carefully screened to ensure the needs of the dog can be met and the dog is suitable for the lifestyle of the potential owner.

    We offer full rescue back up to assist in securing the dog in its new home and, if required, a life long guarantee of returning the dog to a foster home if the adoption is unsuccessful.

    We ask that a donation is made to the rescue upon adoption to assist with the costs of rescuing the dogs in our care. The donation asked varies between dogs and many adopters choose to donate more than this figure.

    Moorlands Dog Rescue does not have an address or phone number, as we do not have kennels or an office. The rescue is run from volunteers own homes and dogs are fostered by volunteers in their home. Please use the relevant contact forms below to get in touch and one of our team will get back to you.

    Adoptions or fosters

    If you would like to adopt a dog or become one of our fosterers, please click here.


    If you would like to surrender a dog, please click here.

    Donations, events and volunteers

    If you would like to donate items, want information on events or would like information on volunteering, please click here.

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