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 around the county; 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 regularly, 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 think 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


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


Pepper is a very handsome girl who really needs to be an only dog as she does not like cats. A nice easy, good-natured dog and loves her ball-games, 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. 


Pepper has just been selected to have herself all pampered-up with top-notch photographs; we'll be posting these soon - she's a lovely girl and deserves the best luck for that forever home.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

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


Bracken: 8 year old black and white Collie x (newly-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 but 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. We're just looking for the right forever home to place him - we're sure he'll be a great companion once he's settled in.


Currently at Nipstone kennels.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Henry: Chiuahua 6mth old (neutered)


Henry is a fabulous little dog - and a brother to one of our other listed dogs - Peanut. He's getting on for 6 months old  and recently neutered.

However, we think there's a bit of Pug in him - so he could easily be a Chug or a Phughua ?


We've more details now about Henry as he settled into our care - he IS a charmer and no mistake. Mild mannered and friendly - easy company and a delight to have in the house. He's still young and obviously still requires house-training re-enforcement; but he's getting there. He's currently in a fabulous foster home in Sth Shropshire where the fosterers are even taking him on holidays !! So any potential forever home now need to have a good supply of  towels, buckets & spades.
Update on his holidays: - he LOVES the river !!! paddling especially - and LONG walks of 3-4 miles. ..... and guess what ? -  he LOVES ice-cream (now there's a surprise) and has even had a go at tree-climbing ...... so you're in for an active companion with Henry for sure.


He's a little corker - and having seen him out and about recently - he comes across as a charming  beauty. If you are seriously interested please call: 01588 630134 and you'll be able to speak directly to the foster carers.  


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Luna: 8yr old  Husky / Malamute X (spayed)


Luna has only just arrived recently and already she's made a big impact. If you know the breed - then you'll know she's no small dog and her fur is as soft as down and you could easily lose yourself in there. She's got drop-dead gorgeous pale eyes, friendly and a total delight. She already been spayed, vacc'd and chipped - she's a beauty and no mistake.


Luna is still a puppy at heart - loving ball games, tummy tickling and hugs and licks. She great with other dogs (possibly OK with cats) loves travelling in the car and is house-trained ..... WHAT's NOT TO LIKE ?? 


Again she's a big dog - so she could easily be over boisterous - especially over food - but what dog isn't ? She's settled in quickly to our kennels as she's had occasion to board before.


She's currently at Nipstone kennels being looked after by those fabulous people there. 


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Charlie: 1yr old  Welsh Collie type (vaccinated and neutered)


This is another honey-coloured beauty; this youngster is Charlie and is full of beans. He was originally puppy-bred at a farm and did not had great socalising; the current owners had little time for him but he's very lively and playful - so he needs training to tone-down his exuberance but yet keep his obvious joy of life.


All collies require mental exercise - you'll never tire them out with just exercise - so stimulation and play/training will be an onward part of Charlie's young life. He'd be well suited to a mature family home with lots of patience and time to give Charlie the life he so richly deserves.


He's a lovely boy - and will make a great companion to a mature couple with grown-up children


Charlie is currently at Nipstone kennels being looked after by those fabulous people there. 


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Megan: 6+yr old  Collie Kelpe X (not yet spayed)

*** Another Top Result !! - re-homed !! ****


Megan is a Collie / Kelpie X and is about 6 1/2 yrs old - she's not yet been spayed, but is chipped and will require re-vaccination.


She's great with other dogs, children and cats - but seems to have issues with car travel; it leaves her a bit stressed causing her to bark. She is house-trained and LOVES her ball-games - which is just as well, as she's a bit portly just now and we're dieting and exercising her to get her back down to her ideal weight.


She's come into our care from a loving family home who have had her since puppy-hood but a change in circumstances required them to release Megan. We'll do our best to match Megan to the right family home.


She's currently at Nipstone kennels being looked after by those fabulous people there. 


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Jazz: 7 month old  Chihuahua (neutered)

(chipped & pinned !)


Jazz: 7 month old Chihuahua

Recently come back into our care, Jazz is a very bonny light cream Chihuahua. He’s already been neutered, micro-chipped, wormed and vaccinated. He’s great in the car and tends to be assertive with any other dogs in home; he likes to be top dog but he’s very affectionate, loving his cuddles and tummy-tickling. His house-training is ongoing and he’s already progressing well. 


Jazz is going to make a fabulous companion for someone and ongoing training will be part of the early regime – a great character indeed. He can come across as quite assertive with another in-situ house-dog - but that's often the way with Chihuahuas. He'd be better suited to being an only dog or placed with a very much older dog.


His recovery was challenging and expensive – so the contribution required for Jazz reflects this. He’s currently in the wonderful kennels at Nipstone in South Shropshire.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Rosie: 8 yr Jack Russell (Not yet spayed)


Rosie: 8 yr old Jack Russell

Just come into our care, Rosie is a very nice little dog. She’s still not yet been spayed but has also started her vaccination program - she's all chipped too as part of our pre-placement . She's been living with a family with very young children and a Staffordshire Bull terrier - she is well used to other dogs.


Rosie's owners decided to release her into our care but she came to us after a change of family circumstances where other neighbourhood dogs were continually barking - which was distressing Rosie.


We're sorting out her immediate veterinary needs and we'll be able to provide updated details once we've got to know her a bit better. She’s currently in the wonderful kennels at Nipstone in South Shropshire.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Wilson: 2 yr Red Merle Collie (neutered)


Wilson: 2 yr old Red Merle Collie

A new listing for Wilson, he's 2 years old and as you'd expect, full of beans !! He's very affectionate and loveable although he's not been socialised that much - so this will be part of his onward training regime. He's a bit of a lead-puller - He's  Collie !! - but he's house trained and LOVES being outside - He's a Collie !!


Wilson's owners decided have decided to release him into our care - it's a tough decision when you love the dog - but they felt they were not providing Wilson with as much attention as they'd like to give him.

He's OK with familiar dogs - and would probably suit an older family with grown children, who have the time to give Wilson that forever home.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Daisy: Patterdale (short-coated)-JR X 1yr old


The other half of a pair of pooches that have come into our care. Daisy is a true terrier in character - she's full on and needs a new home that will give her the training, discipline and love that she needs. She's chipped and vaccinated and (sadly) has had her tail docked.


Daisy's owners decided have decided to release her into our care as a growing family did not allow the attention to be given to Daisy. She does not like cats and other small animals. It's probably best that she is re-homed (separately to Dali) to a mature family who can put in the mileage for her training and obedience - she'll give you back tenfold what you put in ...... She's very energetic and another clever escape artist ! 


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Dali: Patterdale rough-coated-JR X 1yr old (neutered)


One half of a pair of pooches that have come into our care. Dali is another true terrier in character - he's full on and also needs a new home that will give him the training, discipline and love that he needs. He's neutered, chipped and vaccinated and (sadly) has had his tail docked. 


Dali's owners decided have decided to release him into our care as their growing family did not allow the attention to be given to Dali. He does not like cats and other small animals. It's probably best that he is re-homed (separately to Daisy) to a mature family who can put in the mileage for his training and obedience. He's very energetic and a clever escape artist ! A great character though - bags of family fun to be had with this one !


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.