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 centre is treated with love and respect and given the utmost care.
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 rescue centres.
We make the dogs as healthy as we can prior to adoption. To ensure the best nutrition they are fed good quality, gluten-free, hypo-allergenic 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 micro-chipped.