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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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Coming up in June 2016...


Saturday 4th 

Tin Shake - Kidderminster

10am - 4pm


Sunday 5th

Car Boot

Green Gap Kennels

Far Forest

DY14 9DX

Booters 9am - Buyers 10am

Finish 1pm 


OZZY - Approx 3 Years, SBT, Dog

ROXY- Approx 6 Months, Crossbreed, Bitch

ALEXI- Approx 2 Years,Crossbreed, Bitch

ROLO- Approx 3 Years, JRT, Dog

LILT- Approx 2 Years, Lurcher, Dog

LOTTIE- Approx 4 Years, SBT, Bitch

To find out more about these dogs or the other dogs currently looking for their forever home please visit their page on MEET THE DOGS!


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





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Gainsborough Hotel - Charity Auction

What a night! Fantastic result...£3654 raised!!!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all who have worked so hard to make last nights Auction such a success, In particular the incredible volunteers who have spent endless days getting things to their satisfaction. Sue, Nicola and Claire have all worked tirelessly beside Wendy, Cindy in the background with the website, all the kindness shown by so many offering astounding generous donations from far and wide, Elizabeth for her formidable posters advertising the event, those who shared their time helping to get everything done before the doors opened yesterday, our young runners for the evening, Ella, Tilly, Ruby and Katie, (what a super team they made too) the Gainsborough Hotel staff who laid out all the tables and chairs and making us so welcome and not forgetting the very talented and amusing Auctioneer himself...what can we say entertained the floor with such enthusiasm and laughter, from the heart of FDR, thank you so very much to you all.

When we emailed the girls to congratulate and thank them this morning, plus enjoy their well earned rest, this was their reply, how proud and lucky we are to have you on board ladies...thank you.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Wendy - she has worked very hard and been the organiser. To the girls - Ella, Tilly, Ruby and Katie - who run their socks off and were lovely and charming with it. To Cindy and yourself for putting things on the website and Face Book. To all the ladies there last night helping to set up, take money, running the raffle, etc. To all the very generous people who donated items. To all the many people who came on the evening and supported us. To David, the Auctioneer, and to the Gainsborough Hotel for having us. 

And finally, Claire, Nicola and myself. We are very pleased and proud of ourselves for making this event such a great success for a fabulous charity! Roll on Stourport Carnival in September when we will do it all again!!


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




This absolute stunner hasn't had the best start in life - he was originally taken in by a charity due to concerns regarding the environment the dog was being kept in. 

He was basically left outside on his own as they could not cope with him. He was rehomed but unfortunately his new owner once again found him to be too much of a handful and asked us to help. Bacardi has not actually done anything wrong - he is just a typical collie who has not had anything done with him. 

He was a little shy and nervous when he first came in but even after 2 days he is everyone's best friend - and what a cuddle monkey he is!! 

Trying to get photos of him in a position with all 4 paws on the floor was a challenge as all he wanted was to roll on the floor or jump up and hug you to within an inch of your life! 

On the lead - it is obvious that he has not done much on the lead as he can pull and zig zag in front of you however he is really quick to learn and give him his due he is coming along really well - it is advisable that training needs to be continued to get the best out him.

Considering Bacardi has led quite a sheltered life so far he has been good with all the dogs he has met here and his previous owner also said that he did not have any problems.

Loves to play ball however he is not great at returning it and recall is not great (unless he wants a cuddle).

Barcadi will make someone a fantastic companion and part of the family - we are looking for an active household who is willing to put in some time and effort to make this dog shine- you will not be disappointed! Let's make it third time lucky for this cracking collie!

NB - Barcardi is very nervous around small children so teenagers only

If you think you can offer Bacardi the home he 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 Happy Tails page.

Update from Keeva

Update from Magic

Update from Winnie

Update from Tinker

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