West Yorkshire Dog Rescue is a Registered Charity managed by Committee on a totally voluntary basis. We have a policy that every dog coming into our rescue is treated with love and respect and given the utmost care.

To download, print and display our Rescue Poster please click HERE this helps spread the word and may get a lovely home for one of our dogs.

We work primarily in West Yorkshire but sometimes our activities extend beyond. We take dogs from owners who are unable to keep them, and unwanted strays from pounds.

We do not normally use kennels unless it is an extreme emergency to save a dog's life and then only for a very short period.  Scientific Research has proved that due to the stress of confinement, dogs do not behave normally if housed in kennels long term.  We keep our dogs as happy as possible whilst they await their forever home and so they are fostered in the homes of kind volunteers.   We assess their behaviour in a family situation and tell potential owners what they are like to live with.  This enables us to provide a special service and differentiates us from many larger rescues.

We make the dogs as healthy as we can prior to adoption.  To ensure the best nutrition they are fed good quality gluten-free, hypoallergenic complete biscuit.  We follow the advice of our vets and ensure they are given necessary treatment such as dental work and antibiotics for kennel cough.   Wherever possible dogs are neutered and vaccinated but if the vet advises against this then dogs must be neutered and vaccinated in their new home at owners' expense.  All dogs are treated for fleas and worms and microchipped.

We take a lot of care to check that the dog and it's needs and personality match the owner, the home, the family and lifestyle.  We do post adoption follow-up checks.

We continue to support our owners with help and advice, including working with specialist vets, dog behaviourists and trainers.

WE DO NOT SELL DOGS.  We ask for a donation to the Charity when a dog is adopted.  These adoption donations do not fully cover the costs of transport, feed, vet bills, microchips, collars, leads, name tags, harnesses, dog training and equipment.  This is why we rely so heavily on additional fundraising and public generosity to make ends meet.

Should the new owner's circumstances change or if the adopted dog is not wanted for ANY reason it must be returned to West Yorkshire Dog Rescue at the owner's expense. We will receive the dog back at the earliest opportunity, but at our convenience when we have a suitable foster available.

EXCELLENT NEWS FOR OUR CHARITY - we have been successfully appointed "associate members" of the Association of Dogs & Cats Homes (ADCH). This is a real feather in our cap and promotes standards of welfare and care for animals in need which we also strictly follow and adhere to

We are supportive of the Don't Cook Your Dog campaign raising awareness about the dangers of dogs left in cars - don't do it please!

Cars heat up very very quickly, even if you roll down the windows.

It doesn't even have to be a very hot day or be parked in the shade. Dogs don't sweat like people do and it's like sitting in a car with a big fur coat on. It's an awful way to die - so please don't think it's OK to leave your best friend car because before you know it it will be an oven.



FINALLY - no dog in any rescue anywhere in the UK is a perfect dog. If you want a perfect dog we have the information you need to obtain one, please click PERFECT DOG


header: Fostering Because we do not routinely use kennels we are always looking for those special people who are able to foster a dog, whilst we are looking for a forever home. To find out more download our fostering brochure. click here or go to our Fostering Page..
West Yorkshire Dog Rescue is a Registered Charity, no: 1132348