Animal Helpline Dog Rescue




why not give the gift of life & love to a rescue dog?


Registered charity number 1151287  Wansford Cambridgeshire

We rescue unwanted dogs and puppies, and rehome to new

loving homes.

Thousands of unwanted dogs, strays and pound dogs have found their way through our kennels during the 30 years we have

been rescuing dogs.

You are very welcome to visit our kennels by appointment 

Registered Charity  Number 1151287



Have you ever considered offering a Staffordshire Bull terrier a forever home. The answer maybe "no" it maybe "yes" but before you decide please see our




and reasons you may be surprised by for considering a Staffordshire Bull Terrier






Welcome to our website and we hope you find the perfect companion for youself. Before you start your search please do take a minute to read about our appeal to find loving new homes for some of our overlooked residents. At Animal Helpline we try to help any breed who needs our help space permitting, for this reason a majority of the dogs we do take into our care are the ones who may wait longer for a new home.

A large percentage of people looking to help a rescue dog will want a Spaniel a Labrador a small dog or a Collie type. The plain crossbreed the Staffordshire Bull terrier the large dog will all be bottom of most peoples list or not even make that list.

This appeal is a push for that dog, the one people will pass and not even give a second glance to, the one who if you saw a picture of you would quickly pass over, the one who may not have the looks but the nature that would just be perfect for you.

Would you take  A PEEK  at some of these dogs waiting patiently





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Alot of people are not able to adopt or volunteer but you can still make a dog's wish come true by sending a gift via our


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Thank you to Pets at Home and Pedigree for all their support and donations.




Our vet's bills are large and one recent operation needed was Rushko a older Lurcher who needed a full dental. If you feel that you would like to contribute to his care then Rushko would like to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU.




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Please consider our Gina, she maybe a older girl and she maybe a

Stffie one of the most unwanted breeds in the UK but she has so

much to offer and would so dearly love a home to call her own as a only pet.

Poor Gina has not had the best life upto coming into our care. We have now

got her to smile again but what she really needs is a special person to love

her and give her all the cuddles she so deserves. Gina loves a cuddle and

loves being with people.


For more info on Gina please do SEE HERE





Here at the rescue we rely on donations of things like blankets, dried dog food, tinned dog food, tombola prizes. Maybe you can help us? Please do




Gina looking for her forever home!

Beautiful  Gina is happy, easy going little girl and is very cute, intelligent, mature, funny and a wonderful companion with a soft heart. She tries to wash people sometimes as if they're her puppies. She will hold your hands down with her paws and will lick them, with an occasional gentle nibble as if detangleing a pups fur. We expect she would have been a very good mum.

Her favourite things are mealtimes, walkies, cuddles and she loves having visitors being such a people dog, Gina can be taken anywhere and she will greet people like she's known them her whole life.

Gina is brave but sensitive. She will let you know if she hears a strange noise but is otherwise always quiet (if you discount the snoring, grunting, burping etc).

She likes to play football in the garden. She has to be in the mood though, otherwise she will leave you alone looking silly.

Her dislike for other dogs is still obvious. It's very difficult to get your head around as she is otherwise very sweet!

Her personality and soft, cuddly little body far outweigh that single issue. She is impeccably behaved in every other way. She is also a perfect size. I can pick her up with relative ease.

In summary, Gina is happy with people. She worships them and is obedient and respectful. I think she would like to be with a couple or a family with older children. She likes a bit of excitement but needs her afternoon nap.









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Our Connor has recently had a break with one of our volunteers and shown what a super boy he can be.


Foster dad update:


“Conner is another of our long termers and a bit of a dark horse, always quietly looking out from his pen and hoping someone will notice him.   It was therefore great to have time to take him home for a couple of nights and see what he’s really like, and it turns out that like many of our dogs, he has a real personality behind those beautiful dark eyes.  For the most part his behaviour in the house was excellent and he was respectful and quiet throughout.  He slept in his own bed at the foot of mine, was not pushy about joining me and responded nicely when asked to keep to his own bit of the furniture.   Having been shown where the toilet area is and given plenty of opportunity to use it he was also clean with no accidents in the house.   I saw no sign of food or bed possessiveness although he was possessive about a hide chew I gave him.  That was the only minor bit of bad behaviour I saw.  In contrast, he has a very playful side to him and loves his toys, although being a big puppy at heart his play can be a little robust with some mouthing  so not suitable for small children.  As he matures he needs to have his behavioural boundaries set by someone who understands dogs as it was very clear to me that Connor a dog who really wants to be shown what to do to be loved, as nobody has done this for him before .             


On the lead he generally walks very nicely and rarely pulls (squirrel sightings being the usual exception), and seems fairly settled around other dogs as long as they are not too pushy with him.  That said he didn’t get on well with a female kennel mate in the past so he is probably best as an only dog, and being at least half Lurcher will not be compatible with cats and small furries.  He will sit, lie down and give paw nicely for treats and was very attentive to me when I was with him – at times I seemed to have a 4 legged shadow following me around quietly.  On our last night we went to my favourite watering hole in Yarwell and he was perfectly behaved, even when surrounded by lots of tempting food - in fact he did so well a complete stranger bought him his own bag of Pork Scratchings.


Connor is a dog who desperately wants to be given love, direction and guidance and I’m sure that in the right environment you will see his personality grow and flourish.  There is a lot more to him than you can see in those amazing eyes and its time he found a forever home where he can thrive.”    


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