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 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

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

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

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

May 2018

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

Ben: Male black Labrador 3yr old

** Re-homed **

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 strong attachment to her last carers which occasionally progressed to assertive or dominant behavior when another dog was present. She's progressed even more so with confident off-lead play when out in the enclosed area and shows good recall. She might require keeping on-lead if sheep are visible when on extended country walks but in her current foster-home she freely mixes and plays with other dogs in the wide space available. Maddie would be best suited to a large home so she can 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 (neutered)

*** Going to a NEW HOME THIS WEEK - RESULT !! ***

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 neutered. 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

Jacko: Male Collie 5yr old (neutered)

May 2018

Jacko is a 5 year old male Collie; he’s already micro-chipped and fully vaccinated and neutered


He’s a retired farm dog  - and although he's mostly lived outside, he's very well behaved and extremely clean. He's lived with a bitch at the farm and has had limited exposure to other dogs  and people but seems to be quite friendly and affectionate.


Jacko has been a working dog so we assume his play-skills are limited; he's not done much car travel - but is well adept to riding on a quad-bike. On his recent outings - he's been fine in the car.


Jacko has not had any contact with children - so this needs to be seriously considered. As he's not been socialised - he will undoubtedly require domestic training and behaviour / lead work. This is where you come in and do your bit to bring him through the transition to domestication - once through the re-training phase, we're  pretty sure he'll make a fine companion.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

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

** Top Result ! - Reserved pending Home-check **

May 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.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Fred: Male Collie  3yr old (Soon to be neutered)

May 2018

Fred is a 3 year old collie. Soon to be neutered. He came into rescue as his elderly owner has had to go into a care home. Fred was his constant companion and rarely went on a lead so does pull. He will need some work on his lead walking as he's very strong.


He is a very friendly dog but he has not had much contact with other animals. He is very affectionate and will make a lovely companion. We don’t have a huge amount of info on him as he was brought in by a relative who didn’t have full details - will update when we can.


He is fully vaccinated and chipped.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Lucy: Female Podengo Canario 4yr old (spayed)

May 2018

This sweetheart is 4 years old and now needs a rather younger family to share her life with. Lucy is great with other dogs and children; is fully house-trained and clean. Her ongoing training will develop her lead behaviour and recall - but she's well on her way to being a fabulous family dog. She can be possessive about her food - but as always this is all part of her new family's domestication. She's beautiful.


She is a healthy dog and fully vaccinated and chipped.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Buster: Bernese Mountain Dog 8yr old (neutered)

June 2018

Initially, we thought Buster was an overweight border collie - but we've now been informed that he is actually an 8yrs old Bernese Mountain Dog. He’s been chipped, neutered and vaccinated; he’s also house-trained and good in the car for travelling. He's recently been groomed  - this was a marathon session !! - and now is spic'n'span for the Summer  - almost looks like a different dog. He's a lovely boy.


He’s come to rescue as the current owner has new accommodation and can no longer have a dog there. Buster’s weight is less of an issue now we know his breed and he’s currently on a diet and having extra exercise – this should be continued to get him back to condition. So far we’ve seen Buster as a well behaved dog but his previous owner suggested that he needs to get to know you for him to be confident in you. That said - he's been with us a few weeks so we've got to know him - he's a true delight, loves to play with other dogs and is overjoyed when a ball is involved. He doesn't appreciate cats and is a great one for chasing them though.


If you feel an affinity to Buster – feel free to come up and walk him to get to know him – his exercise regime is building up gradually.

He’s a lovely dog with many years of companionship left in him – and in the right new forever home, he’ll be a splendid and devoted friend. Buster is currently at Nipstone kennels - being looked after by those wonderful people there.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Luna: Beagle 10mth old (not yet spayed)

June 2018

Another new kid on the block ........ Luna is a  young, delightful

 beagle who's owner is unable to continue looking after her due to domestic changes.


Luna is already vaccinated and chipped; she is a sweet little dog but is, naturally, slightly nervous for now - but she's all the character of a fabulous companion and faithful friend. While she's been with us we think that further house-training is called for  - and as you'd expect with a young dog, lead and other training will be ongoing in her new home. 


She's currently in season - so the new household will need to be aware of this and arrange for spaying in the Autumn. Dog Samaritans can help with this. Luna is currently at Nipstone kennels - being looked after by those wonderful people there.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Peanut: Chiuahua 5-6mth old (not yet neutered)

June 2018

Yet another new kid on the block ........ Peanut is a very young, delightful

 Chihuahua that has just come into our care.


He's very young and nervous just now, but our foster home are expert in bringing on a dog and providing great evaluations. It's early days yet but house-training is still ongoing and socialising too and we'll update this listing as more details become apparent.


Peanut is being looked after by our wonderful foster carers here in South Shropshire.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.