Adopt a rescue dog
If you’re thinking about getting a dog, why not consider a rescue dog? Every year, thousands of dogs are waiting in our kennels to be given a second chance in a loving home.
The council’s kennels have many different breeds, sizes and ages of dogs looking for permanent homes. Available dogs can be viewed on the kennel’s website but we would recommend visiting the kennels to meet the dogs in person.
Visit Carr House Rescue Centre’s website to view dogs waiting to be re homed (link opens in a new window)
If you see a dog you like, you will be asked a number of questions to assess if the dog would be suitable for your lifestyle. For example, you will be asked if you own any other pets, have children, exercise levels you could give a dog and any training experience.
If the dog is a suitable match, Carr House Rescue Centre will carry out a home visit to answer any questions you may have and to offer any advice that is required to help the dog settle into its new home. Once the home visit is completed and passed, you can then arrange a time to collect your new dog. A donation of £60 is all that is required to get a new family member. The dog will be micro-chipped and updated with your families details. You will receive a stray dog care pack which will include a vaccination voucher and a voucher towards the cost of neutering. The money that is donated will go towards the running cost of the kennels and care for the stray dogs.
SOS – Support our Staffies
Currently our kennels have a large number of Staffordshire Bull Terriers waiting for a new home. You may think you've heard all you need to know about this breed, but these facts may suprise you –
- Staffies are very well behaved dogs
- the breed is extremely receptive to training
- their nickname is 'nanny dog' - due to their gentle behaviour and affinity with children
- they are Kennel Club approved! The Kennel Club describe Staffies as ‘extremely reliable, highly intelligent and affectionate’
Visit our kennel’s website to have a look at the dogs we have available and whether a Staffie could be right for you.
Visit Carr House Rescue Centre’s website to view dogs waiting to be re-homed (link opens in a new window)
Our mascot Staffordshire Bull Terrier 'Woody' heads out on his travels and shows the world that Staffies really are softer than you think - see pictures of his below!