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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 4th July 

Wolverley Carnival

Sunday 5th July

Car Boot

Green Gap Kennels

DY14 9DX

Booters 9am - Buyers 10am

1pm Finish


Davy - Approx 13 Months, Lurcher, Dog

Spot - Approx 15 Months, Sprocker, Dog

Casper - Approx 10 Months, SBT, Dog

Puppies x 2 - Approx 12 weeks, Collie X, Bitch's

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





Police Fun Day plus Dog Show

Many thanks to Tenbury Wells Constabulary for inviting us along to this great day out! Well done to everyone who managed to join us there, many thanks for your support and look forward to seeing you all again soon


Car Boot - Green Gap Kennels

Amazing weather, fabulous turn out, approx 45 Booters and absolutely no idea of how many buyers, it was such a joy to see you all and to all who came along for the first time today, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and will join us again in July. 
Thank to all our regulars too who never cease to make us smile.

A special thank you to young Amelia who has been collecting items over a period of time to hold a car boot on behalf of FDR and for the "Detection Dogs", such a kind and thoughtful gesture from one so young, thank you Amelia, you are a wonderful young girl to think so much of others, everyone at FDR (including our 4 legged friends) thank you for being who you are, so well done x

Thank you to Cindy and Linda for all their hard work in the Buttie Bar, they got through 11 loaves of bread, sold all the fab cakes which were donated by a lovely lady while our usual cake lady takes a well earned break, all the sausages went too, think we only had some bacon left, amazing lol!Thank you to Tamara and Chris for their help on the parking in the top field, brilliant work by both and of course gorgeous boy Marlow too. Thank you to everyone for making today so special and for the great updates, we look forward to doing it all over again in July so see you there! 
Thank you for your super endless support


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!




Poor Freddie has found himself back with us yet again, this time after a year and a half of being out in a home. His story so far : He came in as a stray back in January 2013, was re-homed for a week in April 2013 before being returned for "grumbling". He then found a new home in August 2013 but was returned 2 days later as a member of the family had an allergic reaction to his fur. September 2013 found yet a new family where he has lived  until now. There was a change in the family dynamics which Freddie was not able to adapt to so unfortunately he was returned back yet again.

He has never been a dog that coped well in kennels and he is no different this time around we have tried countless methods to try and occupy him such as toys, bones and puzzles but nothing seems to detract his attention from being confined in a kennel and we can only spend so much time with him per day. It breaks our heart to see Freddie get so stressed as we have now noticed he is starting to chew at his tail, we really are trying everything to help but the only thing that seems to ease it, is time away from his kennel.

He really has been a star since his return, very friendly chap who loves his cuddles and fuss. He does walk really well on the lead and loves to go off lead in our field where he will chase a ball, fetch it then drop it at your feet and wait till you throw it for him. Freddie loves long walks in the forest where he has gone plenty of times with some of our volunteer walkers and always behaved himself beautifully.

He has walked around with our other dogs with no problems but we would prefer him to be the only dog in the home and no children.

If you think you can offer Freddie  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 Gilert

Update from Judy

Update from Jet

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