Animal Helpline Dog Rescue




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


Registered charity number 1151287  Wansford Cambridgeshire

We always have lots of different dogs. Different sizes, shapes, ages, some pedigree, some who knows!

 All have different personalities, temperaments and needs. Some may need an extra-special new home, others may need owners with experience of their particular breed, and some may not be suitable to share a new home with small children. Some dogs do not like other dog companions. A common question is if the dog will be ok with cats. Please also consider if your cat will be ok with a dog. We don't want to rehome one animal to cause another animal suffering or cause another rehoming problem.

 We do our very best to match the right owner with the right dog on an individual basis.


Rarely do you find a 100% perfect dog some dogs are fine, but some have the following



Not housetrained

Terrified of anything and everything

Food aggression

No lead training or road sense

Destructive chewing



With a lot of patience and perseverance these and most other problems you encounter can be overcome. Don’t give up at the first hurdle seek advice and help. We will offer on-going support when you adopt one of our dogs. Don’t be frightened to ask for assistance you are showing you are a responsible pet owner who wants the best for their dog. We will take any of our dogs back if a rehoming does not work out. Please do be aware however that donations for the kennels are non refundable except in extreme circumstances.


Please take in to account a dog is a huge commitment for many years to come. They can be expensive, will require lots of your time and will have to be taken into account for every future decision.


Any new dog is going to have to be given time to settle, weeks, sometimes months, if you are not prepared to give this time a rescue dog is not for you.


We require a fully fenced in garden and that any dog is not left longer than 4 hours without a break from someone.









So, how do I get a rescue dog?

Phone interview


If you see a dog on this website you would like to give a home to please call 07709036103 The kennel staff are always really busy,  so its not always possible to get an answer straight away. Please do leave a message and someone will call you back.

We will just ask you some simple questions to find out what sort of dog your are looking for, about yourselves, where you live etc.


Meet the dog


You are welcome to come to the kennels. Please make an appointment. This is very important to make sure someone is availiable to have a chat with you about dogs that maybe suitable.


Please bring all members of the family with you to meet the dog including children. If you have another dog please also bring them. This meeting is also to see if the dog likes you as much as, if you like the dog.


We require people to travel to us to meet our dogs, we cannot deliver a dog.


Home check


Once you have chosen your new furry friend we will arrange a home check. This is nothing to worry about. We are not interested in your decor and if you have hoovered this morning. We are only interested in the dogs welfare and that you have a suitable home, ie. a fenced in garden and that your home meets the dogs needs. For example a home check will fail if you want a St Bernard and live in a bedsit!



Taking the dog home


Once your home check has been sucsessful you can collect your dog.

Please have in place all the items you need to bring a new dog home. Water and food bowls, lead, collar, toys, food, bed etc.


                                We hope for a donation of between £200 and £300



Please bare in mind we rely on these donations to help other dogs. A puppy will cost several hundreds from a breeder.

If the adoption fee is a problem, please consider if you can afford a dog at all.

Adoption fees are non refundable even in the case of a dog being returned, unless extreme circumstances.


In most instances the dog will have been neutered. If there are circumstances that prevent the dog being neutred we will ask you to sign adoption papers insisting this is done. This is very much a term of the adoption and we will check.


Follow up


We do a follow up home check in a few months time just to make sure everyone is happy. If you have any problems please just call. Do bear in mind a home enviroment might be very over whelming for a little while to the dog. Children should not be allowed to smother him. Please don't bring a dog back because he has done a wee on the kitchen floor or chewed something he shouldn't have, if these sort of instances are intorable to you, then dog ownership really is not for you.



Please telephone




or email



[email protected]


for rehoming enquiries

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