Dogs that Need Homes

This page lists the rescue dogs that are currently under our care - either in Nipstone Kennels in south Shropshire or in foster-homes; some rescue dogs are unsuited to kennel life and it's best that they stay in loving foster homes throughout the border region and West Midlands. All dogs here have been rescued or recovered by Dog Samaritans - but they all need homes.

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All these dogs are looking for a loving home; some are in kennels and others in foster-care. The prospective keepers will be required to have a home-check visit and we ask for a minimum of £150 donation for each rescue dog; some pedigree dogs and puppies will require a higher donation and this is indicated in the listing.

We would love you to consider a rescue dog from us, so please browse our web site which is updated on a daily basis so all rescue dogs here are available. If you feel you can offer the perfect home to one of these wonderful rescue dogs then please call Carol on 01588 676106 - often the phone can be very busy so if you can, please email [email protected] and leave your name and phone number. If telephoning please ring after 9am and before 6pm.

Carol will help you find the ideal dog match for your circumstances.

If you are planning a holiday it is best to wait until you return before you choose a dog. If you wish to reserve a dog until after your holiday, we would ask you to pay the boarding fees until you collect the dog.


Many rescue dogs arrive with the history the previous owners have given us; sometimes this is not always accurate or complete. We do a lot of our own observations of the dogs to corroborate the information supplied and fill-in the all-too obvious gaps.


In a nutshell: If you can give any of these dogs a perfect home, please ring Carol on 01588 676106  or email [email protected] 

Sally: 10 yr old female Staffie

Autumn 2017

SALLY is lovely with people but she is rather poor around other animals.

She is well trained in general and is fine wearing a muzzle for when taking her for a walk.

She is micro-chipped and already spayed however she does need her injections boosted. It is suggested that Sally be the only dog and no cats. (Still in own home)


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

Pepper: 9 yr old female Boxer/Labrador

Autumn 2017

Pepper is a very handsome girl who really needs to be an only dog as she does not like cats. Nice easy, good-natured dog, she is strong on the lead and therefore would not suite an elderly person. She's at Nipstone Kennels near the Stiperstones in south Shropshire. 


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Theo: Male Jack Russell - apx 5 yr old

** Reserved pending Home-check **

February 2018

Theo is a handsome character and full of energy - so he could be a bit of a handful to manage at first. He's now been neutered and will help make him more docile. We have little paperwork for Theo and it appears that he's had a tail-dock. With careful re-training and discipline he'll be a fine companion but he needs some domestication as he's a bit possessive. It's unlikely that he'd be suitable for a home with cats or small children - he'll probably thrive in a more adult household.


So far as we're aware, he doesn't travel well on long journeys in the car - but we know this can be overcome if managed correctly.  He's currently at a fine foster-home - but still looking for that forever home.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Lexi: Female Collie apx 2 yr old (un-spayed)

March 2018

Lexi is a beautiful tri-coloured Collie – the markings suggest that she has some Kelpie in her. Like a lot of rescue dogs who arrive at our door, Lexi has had a challenging start to life and needs re-conditioning to get her better at domestication. She’s not been socialized with people too well and was initially aggressive – but surprisingly she’s quite friendly around other dogs. This suggests a trust issue which should be able to be corrected with well managed training and TLC. She’s good on the lead but does get excited at traffic and can pull towards cars – again this is a condition that can be corrected.


Lexi looks in good condition but her coat is matted in places – this is early days with us – so we’re leaving her set the pace for now and not pushing her too much. She not been spayed or vaccinated – so it’s a fresh start with her health program and the new owners should expect to put a lot into Lexi’s training but we’re quite confident that with sustained work, she’ll be a fabulous dog and great companion. Currently in care at Nipstone Kennels.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Jed: Male Border Collie 7/8 months old

March 2018

Jed is a lovely dog who loves a fuss - loves his food and is an extra farm dog that needs a new home.

We don't have too much information about his character - but being a young dog from a farm background , he shows some wariness of strangers  and can be highly strung. Often this can be reconditioned out of  the behaviour pattern -  however, he is apparently really good with other dogs  - this suggests it's a confidence issue.


He's got paperwork for being chipped, vaccinated and flea/worm treated although we are waiting for this paperwork. Jed is currently still at his farm and is used to outdoor accommodation - so is likely to require house-training when his forever home come along.


Are you that special person who could  work some magic with Jed - OF COURSE YOU ARE !!!!


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Massak: Male Alaskan Malamute 5 yr old (vax'd & neutered)

November 2017

Massak is a 5yr old Alaskan Malamute male dog, fully vaccinated and neutered. He's a voluntary rescue due to big domestic change, such that the current owners cannot take Massak with them abroad.


He’s great with children and other dogs and has been mostly outdoors in a big run with his own kennel – this can be made available to the new owners. He’s domesticated and loves his cuddles – the current household is heartbroken that they have to leave him behind, but as always, they can rest assured that we will place Massak in a great home where he’ll be well looked after – is that your home?


A fabulous dog who will make a stunning addition to a family home.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Bracken: Male Back & White Collie-X 8 yr old (un-neutered)

May 2018

Bracken: 8 year old black and white Collie x (un-neutered)

Bracken has come into rescue as his former owner did not feel that he was safe around children. We have noted he can be a bit grumpy around new people but we have had no problems with him so far and he has been fine while at the kennels. Apparently, he is OK with dogs but has not lived with another dog and he has lived with cats. He is fine travelling in the car. 


Bracken is going to need an active home even though he is middle aged and he will definitely not be rehomed with children or grandchildren.


Currently at Nipstone kennels.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Ben: Male black Labrador 3yr old

** Reserved pending Home-check **

May 2018

Ben: 3 year old black Labrador

Ben has come into care with us as his former owner had health problems. He is a lovely friendly dog. Apparently he gets on well with other dogs. 


We don’t have much other info on him I’m afraid but he does show a lot of interest in cats and chickens so that is something to be aware of. Ben will benefit from an active home for sure - He's a Labrador ! As we get further and better information, this section will be updated.


Currently at Nipstone kennels.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Maddie: Female Collie/Spaniel-X 10+ yr old (unspayed)

November 2017

Maddie is a 10+ year old female Collie/Spaniel-X who has come back into care with us and the wonderful home she stayed with has provided valuable and detailed information about her character – which will help us place Maddie in her forever home. The last placement wasn’t able to arrange for Maddie to be spayed – so this should be scheduled sometime in her new home. Dog Samaritans will cover this. She’s been flea and worm treated.


She is completely house-trained and is well disciplined on the lead – she LOVES long walks and is very fit for her age - although if car journeys are involved then she tends to drool heavily on short (5-10min) rides – but longer than this and she’ll be sick. This has vastly improved over her last period of care – so a staged approach to car travelling is called-for. She may require medication for long journeys or holiday jaunts. She sits for occasional treats and eats her food well which consists of two meal / day; she sleeps through the night and is a joy to have around the house and rarely barks.


Maddie developed a quite possessive attachment to her last carers which occasionally progressed to very assertive or dominant behavior when another dog was present – she could, therefore be potentially aggressive to other dogs when on the lead. She was considered not to be ready for off-lead play when out in fields, especially if sheep were visible. In this respect Maddie would be best suited to a home with no other dogs or cats so she will be completely devoted and attentive to her new owners.


Currently in foster care in south Shropshire


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Tuppence: Male Chihuahua  5 months old (unneutered)

May 2018

Tuppence: 5 month old Chihuahua

Just recently come into our care, Tuppence is a very bonny light cream Chihuahua. He’s already been micro-chipped, wormed and vaccinated – but is currently unneutered. He’s great in the car and OK with the other dogs in the foster-home; he’s also very affectionate, loving his cuddles and tummy-tickling. He’s currently being introduced to domestic life so his house-training is ongoing and he’s already progressing well.


Tuppence is going to make a fabulous companion for someone and ongoing training will be part of the early regime – a great character indeed.


His recovery was challenging and expensive – so the contribution required for Tuppence reflects this. He’s currently in a wonderful foster-home in South Shropshire waiting for your interest.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Jack: Male Greyhound/Saluki 5-6 yr old (neutered)

** TOP RESULT !! Jack now re-homed **

November 2017

Jack: Male Greyhound/Saluki 5-6 yr old (neutered)

This fabulous fella is a right character !! We had an initial issue trying to age him at first as he is very grey round the muzzle – but we now know he’s between 5 & 6 yrs old. Since he's been fostered, he's been neutered, is a good weight and is falling into domestic life with relish. He is a very affectionate, gentle boy who LOVES his walks - especially long ones - and like most lurchers, simply crashes afterwards with long, blissful sleep (often sneeking upstairs to the spare bedroom !)


His foster home has access to local fields and he loves playing tag with his other dog buddies (Border Terriers & a Lab') - so his socialisation has come on leaps and bounds. He is fine with older children and he's good in the car with improved good lead behaviour when walking around the lanes; he’s also fine with traffic noise. He’s quite happy and inquisitive and likes to wander around the house – although typically of the breed, is sweet-toothed and any left out food is fair-game for snaffling !!


He would best suit that special someone who is home for most of the day - but he's fine for occasional periods of absence. He's well house-trained and will let you know when he needs to go outside.


Everyone he meets at his busy foster-home becomes his best friend within minutes of introductions - he'll make a great companion.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Calcifer: Male Siberian Husky 1-1/2 old (neutered)

Mat 2018

Calcifer is a 1½ year old male Siberian Husky; he’s been neutered micro-chipped & fully vaccinated.


He’s a stunning dog with a thick white and grey coat. He thrives in company and is great with children and other animals, very well behaved and is fully house-trained. He has good recall and command response – this is a beautiful dog for a loving family to provide him with that forever home.


Calcifer is still at home at the moment but the current owner has deteriorating health issues and wants to do the right thing by Calcifer. We’ll do our bit by ensuring he goes to the right home.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.