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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 2015...

Saturday May 30th

Ravenhurst Nursing Home Fete



Jeeves - Approx 4 months, Setter X, Dog

Puppies - Approx 4 months, Setter X , 4 x Bitches

Zeus - Approx 4 years, Doberman X, Dog

Stewie - Approx 2-3 years, Terrier - Dog 

Heath - Approx 4-5 years, Greyhound, Dog

Boss - Approx 4-5 years, Greyhound, Dog

Penfold - Approx 6 months, SBT - Dog

Yoda - Approx 3 years, SBT X - Dog

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


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





Dog of





Pet Awareness Day & Fun Dog Show

There are so many thanks we would like to give to so many; we hope you will all accept this post as our heartfelt thanks to you all.

There has been a vast amount of time given by many to ensure this day was going to be as good as it possibly could be. No one knew how this day was going to pan out but by the end of it, we were totally delighted with the outcome and that is because you and yours rewarded all who have worked so hard by just being there, thank you so much.

Even though we can see where improvements can still be made for next year, no one could have wished for a better day, you all made the day an incredible one and we can only hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.Special thanks to Cindy, Debbie, Becky, Lynne, Kaye, Steve& their young family, Jayne & Mikey, Tony, Ellis and Tash for giving your free time tirelessly today plus prior to the event.Many thanks to all below for joining us too 
Sue and Neil from “NDTS Dog Agility

Sam from “Bliss Gate Dog Training”

Mark Gardner from “Big Lamp Photography” 

Hall Green RGT 
Dogs Trust 

Newbridge Cat Rescue

Angell” Dog Food 

The lovely bunch of Volunteers who offer their time freely to give information on the care of Ferrets, Guinea Pigs and Horses  
The Aloe Vera Ladies! 

This was the first of hopefully more Fun Days to come at FDR’s Green Gap Kennels and as always, we look forward to enjoying your company as and when possible.All of our guests above contributed to this very special day and we hope their information helped you one way or another and has given you an insight to the very important work they do also.Well done everyone, thank you for all your lovely comments,


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

10a Old Street, Ludlow

the Week!




Meet the adorable Penfold who ended up in rescue as a stray so sadly no history. We have put SBT X but he looks like he has some English Bull Terrier in him too. Judging by his antics in kennels he really hasn't had any work done with him in his short life so far but his lead work is coming along really well and he knows sit and can give a paw when he concentrates. Don't think he has ever been outside as he acts like he has never seen anything before - he can now walk past the poo bins without thinking they are big scary monsters that need to be barked at. He has no social skills whatsoever bless him - barks at other dogs then tries to play with them which generally means trying to jump on top of them! He has come a long way even in such a short time here but his training will definitely need to be continued. Very happy playful puppy, great with people - just needs a home to give this gorgeous lad structure and boundaries and show him the world. Not cat tested and no children under 5 years.

UPDATE - Penfold is currently attending a 6 week beginners dog training obedience course with Bliss Gate Dog Training with two of our members of staff, here he is has already learned basic obedience such as 'sit','down' & 'wait', the course is also designed to work on socialisation with other dogs which we felt he would definitely benefit from, specially as being at such a young age. 

Penfold has come on leaps and bounds since he first came to us, since attending training his lead work has improved remarkably he now doesn't pull on the lead whatsoever, but he may just need reminding every so often, he is even coming to realise that other dogs are not a threat that need to be barked at as he now plays in our playpen with one of the staff's own dogs Clover.

 He is quite an intelligent little boy who loves to please you, log on to our Facebook page to see a week by week update of what Penfold is up to at his training! 

If you think you can offer Penfold 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 Second chances page.

Update from Doug

Update from Alfie

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