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 Welcome to the official website of

Forest Dog Rescue!

We are a small charity based in Worcestershire. 100% reliant on donations, all funds are used to provide for the dogs in our care. We provide much needed care and a safe haven to unwanted, abandoned and mistreated dogs from across the Midlands. Please join us in safeguarding their future!  We hope you enjoy browsing our website, whether you're looking for a dog to join your family, or you simply want to keep up with the great stories of dogs who have been re-homed or just to read about all our other charitable activities, thank you for joining us.

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of doggie gifts this Christmas on

Coming up ....


Saturday 20th December

Tin Shake  



Sunday 21st December

Tesco Bag Pack


We are looking for Volunteers for the Bag Pack on Sunday 21st December.

It's our last big fundraiser for 2014 and hopefully we will 

have enough support to go out with a big bang!

We know it's so very close to Christmas but

if you can spare any time at all between 10am & 4pm,

 we would appreciate it very much, 

even 1 hour can make such a difference.

Please call Mary on

01299 825 287 or 07866 025022


Wendy on

01299 823 621

Thank you 


Bella - Approx 4 Years, JRT - Bitch

Bruce - Approx 2 Years, Hound - Dog

Roxy - Approx 1-2 Years, Crossbreed - Bitch

Peggy - Approx 12 Months, Collie - Bitch

Cora - Approx 3 Years, SBT - Bitch

Maisy - Approx 4 Years, Lab X - Bitch

Mini - Approx 2-3 Years, JRT - Bitch

Sam - Approx 6 Years, Collie X - Dog 

Benny - Approx 9 Months, Collie - Dog 

Lana - Approx 12 Months, Lurcher - Bitch

Samu - Approx 18 months, Australian Kelpie X - Dog

Hope - Approx 6 years, SBT X, Bitch

To find out more about these dogs or the other dogs currently looking for their forever home CLICK HERE.


News & Updates - Please click here to view latest updates!





Dogs of


Meet Ozzy! SAMU

Kelpie X

Approx 8-10 months old

This handsome chap came in to us as a stray however we know some history, Samu has previously lived with children and is a very friendly boy who is learning his basic commands. He will sit when he is told but it usually turns in to a 'down'. His lead work is a little bit to be desired at the moment, he would benefit from further training however we are working with him and he is improving rapidly with the use of a halti. Samu has been nose to nose with other dogs through the bars of the kennels and has shown no aggression.  Samu is very affectionate and loves a fuss and a good run in the playpen chasing after his ball. Would make a great agility dog.

Not cat tested.   

If you think you can offer Samu the home he so deserves, please contact the kennels on


01299 269 181

Thank you!




Staff & Volunteers Xmas Do!

Thank you to all who managed to come along to FDR's "Staff & Volunteers Christmas Do" last night! 
We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. FDR would like to pass on their sincere thanks to Linda from the Ludlow shop and all her volunteer angels. This year they so kindly presented FDR with yet another cheque which they doubled from last year, they raised an astounding £2,000!!!! All this money is raised purely by their own idea's, kindness, hard work and dedication to FDR...what can we say Linda, you and your loyal ladies are amazing, please accept our heartfelt thanks to you all.. 
We thank all our hard working staff and volunteers also for always being prepared to go that extra mile, Forest Dog Rescue is truly blessed and so proud to have you all at their side. Thank you everyone, those we see and those we don't who work silently in the background.
From all here at FDR,have a very "Merry Christmas" and a peaceful, healthy New Year x 

Bewdley Christmas Lights

Thank you to all who came and gave their support at the Bewdley Christmas Lights on Saturday 29 November and extra special thanks to Cindy and Linda for volunteering their free time once again. There seemed to be more than ever there, couldn't move at one point lol wonderful atmosphere!

Kidderminster Xmas Lights

Thank you to Jacky and all her colleague's for a wonderful day at Kidderminster and also to help with switching on Christmas Lights, very honoured . Also thank you to all who came along to give their support and join in the fun too, it was a very enjoyable day with Mary and Alison's 4 legged friends offering lots of cuddles along the way. From all here at FDR, have a lovely Christmas everyone, take care and keep safe  

Mark Collins

FDR would like to pass on their thanks to Mark Collins for kindly raising £120 on behalf of Forest Dog Rescue by holding a raffle. Wendy (trustee) had the pleasure of meeting Mark and receiving a cheque last Thursday evening.

Mark is one of the Trainers at Westglen Puppy & Dog Training who hold classes on a Thursday evening at St. Mary's Church in Kidderminster. One of our very own dogs (Sonny who was adopted by Stephen Read) has proved to be outstanding pupil too, well done everyone.

On behalf of all here at FDR, thank you so much for your hard work and kindness Mark 


Why not visit our charity shops where you can buy quality items at bargain prices and you'll be supporting Forest Dog Rescue at the same time! 

We now have wristbands and car stickers too.

Oxford Street,  Kidderminster
High Street, Ludlow

the Month!


Meet Rex!


Lurcher, Bitch

Approx 10 months old

This little stunner came into rescue as a stray so unfortunately no history. She is a real cuddle bunny and adores people although can be a little shy. Loves to play and charge around the playpen but she can jump so anyone interested would need high and secure fencing! Good on the lead and great with other dogs. Not cat tested and no children under 5 years as no background on this beautiful girl.

If you think you can offer Lana the home she so deserves, please contact the kennels on 

01299 269 181

Thank you!




Find out how some of our dogs are getting on in their new forever homes.  New pics and stories added to their Second chances page..

Update from Tizer

Update from Enya

Update from Milo

Update from Max

Update from Jez

If you have adopted one of our rescue dogs we would love to hear from you - please send your stories and pictures to