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Find your perfect pooch at a dog rescue in Essex

9 January 2023

Dog rescues across Essex work tirelessly to provide care and support for abandoned or neglected dogs.

From large facilities to smaller home-based charities, these dog rescues work hard to offer second chances to deserving pooches by making sure they are provided with safe, loving environments where they can thrive and find their furever homes.

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Dog rescues in Essex


Barley Greyhound Sanctuary

πŸ”— Site: https://www.barleykennels.co.uk/

πŸš€ Location: ​​Claverhambury Rd, Waltham Abbey EN9 2BL

🏷 Summary: Barley Greyhound Sanctuary is on a mission to give retired Greyhounds the loving forever home they deserve. Available for rehoming across Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas, all of our dogs have been neutered, microchipped and homechecks apply before adoption takes place. For more information please contact them today.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare

πŸ”— Site: https://www.sesaw.co.uk/dogs-for-homing/

πŸš€ Location: ​​Stoke Rd, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PP

🏷 Summary: SESAW is a charitable organisation that works tirelessly to provide assistance and care for abandoned, sick or injured animals. All animals receive veterinary care and some require additional time to relax and recover from traumatic experiences before being given an assessment. Volunteers work hard to supply love and care to the newest arrivals until they can be reintroduced into the wild or adopted.

If this is not possible due to age, health, or behavioural issues, then the animal stays at SESAW or in a foster home with the option of sponsorship available. Additionally, responsible ownership of pets is encouraged by SESAW with a special emphasis on neutering.


Dobermann Rescue

πŸ”— Site: https://www.dobermann-rescue.org.uk/rehoming/

πŸš€ Location: ​​Cranfield Park Rd, Wickford SS12 9LG

🏷 Summary: For over 50 years, Dobermann Rescue with a dedicated group of volunteers has aided in the rehoming of more than 13,500 Dobermanns. The organisation established in 1967 provides much needed sanctuary to dogs who cannot be rehomed via their Sponsadobe scheme.

All applications are subject to thorough screening and once approved, prospective owners can find their new loving companion or gain helpful advice from the volunteers. Any assistance needed with the rehoming process is welcomed and encouraged.


Danaher Animal Home

πŸ”— Site:: https://danaheranimalhome.org.uk/

πŸš€ Location: ​​THORLEY FARM, Hedingham Rd, Wethersfield, Braintree CM7 4EP

🏷 Summary: Danaher is a registered animal rescue charity located in Wethersfield, Essex. They are devoted to rehoming lost, abandoned, or mistreated dogs, cats, and small animals. Without the generous support of their volunteers and contributors this would not be possible. Get in touch with them if you wish to help in any way or are thinking of rehoming one of their pooches!


National Animal Welfare Trust - Clacton centre

πŸ”— Site: https://www.nawt.org.uk/our-services/our-centres/nawt-essex/

πŸš€ Location: ​​The St, Little Clacton, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 9LG

🏷 Summary: Established in 1984, Clacton Animal Aid was created by Ann and Reg Sims. After 25 years of devoted service, the Sims retired and entrusted the site to the National Animal Welfare Trust in October 2011.



Dogs Trust Basildon

πŸ”— Site: https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/our-centres/essex

πŸš€ Location: ​​Nevendon Rd, Wickford SS12 0FH

🏷 Summary: Visitors are always welcome at the Dogs Trust Basildon to meet their friendly team and witness the waggy tails of their doggy guests. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as a training barn, veterinary and surgical suite, and a dedicated training and rehabilitation unit to provide these furry friends with the best care. With a capacity of up to 120 dogs, there's something for everyone here!


For older dogs in the UK: Oldies Club

πŸ”— Site: https://www.oldies.org.uk/

🏷 Summary: Oldies Club works in collaboration with animal rescues throughout the UK to draw attention to their elderly pooches and list them on their website. This organisation is run solely by volunteers and offers a network of foster homes for rescuing and rehoming these furry friends. Could you foster one? Find out more about helping these animals today!

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