The Dogs Trust have a sponsorship scheme
for dogs like Tulip that for various reasons cannot be rehomed
(Links to other rescues can be found in rescue and centre
National Rescue Organisations
Larger rescue organistions. Regional
Battersea Dogs Home moved to it's present premises in south London
in 1871 after starting life as The Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs 11
years before. It has other centres near Windsor, Berks and at Brands Hatch in
Kent. Website includes advice if you've lost or found a dog and a Lost
Dog Line to contact.
The Blue Cross at over 100 years old is one of Britain's oldest animal
welfare charities. It rehomes unwanted and rescued animals and provides veterinary
care for the pets of people who cannot afford private vets' fees.
Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest
organisation in the UK devoted entirely to rehoming dogs and has centres throughout
National Animal Welfare Trust was founded in 1971 to rescue unwanted
and ill-treated animals. There are centres in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Somerset
and Cornwall with a network of local branches. The Trust operates a strict non-destruction
The PDSA mission, while not being directly involved in rehoming, is
to care for the animals of needy people by providing free veterinary care to their
sick and injured pets in PetAid hospitals throughout Britain and by promoting
responsible pet ownership.
The RSPCA is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the world.
It was formed in 1824 by a group including Arthur Broome, a London vicar, Richard
Martin, and William Wilberforce, more famous for his role in the abolition of
slavery. Projects are financed throughout the world and many sister organisations
follow its model. The RSPCA Cruelty Line is 0300 1234 999.
The Scottish SPCA is the major animal welfare charity of Scotland.
It is entirely independent but with similar aims to the RSPCA and was founded
in 1839. The SSPCA Animal Helpline is 03000 999 999.
Wood Green Animal Shelters offer help for all kinds of animals including
dogs. Visitors are welcomed to all their centres and at Godmanchester, in Cambridgeshire,
can see everything from parrots to llamas.