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 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


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. 


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

Fred: Male Collie  3yr old (neutered)


Fred is a 3 year old collie; now 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

Pepe: Chiuahua 5-6yrs old (neutered)


Pepe is another delightful Chihuahua that has just come up for re-homing. He's tri-coloured, neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.


Pepe's original owner had him for about 3 years before illness and accidents forced her to release him to a friend; so he's been with his current keeper for about 2 years but  the brave decision has been made to re-home him due to an illness condition, leaving her unable to give Pepe the love and proper care he deserves. He's still in his second home just now - but if you wish to see Pepe, we can make the arrangements for you.


Pepe is a great little dog, loves tug-o-war and soft toys and good walks. His deep past includes being house-bound so he can be vocal at times and possessive about food. He will probably require some re-conditioning for socialising - but manages quite well with children and cats ....... so long as they stay clear of his food !! 


Pepe is still in his second home here in south Shropshire. We can arrange a viewing upon application; please contact Janet Hurley on 01588 640932 or drop an email to admin and your message will be forwarded.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Henry: Chiuahua 4mth old (not yet neutered)


Henry is a fabulous little dog - and a brother to one of our other listed dogs - Peanut. However, we think there's a bit of Pug in him - so he could easily be a Chug (?). 


We'll have more details as he settles into our care - but he's a charmer and no mistake. He's currently with his brother in a fabulous foster home in Sth Shropshire. 


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 these last few days 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

Tiny: 4yr old  Jack Russell / Chihuahua X (neutered)


We get all sizes of diggers through to our care and from all sorts of  circumstances; a change in domestic situation has brought Tiny into our fold and we're keen to make sure he gets a good break by getting the family he so deserves.


He's 4 years old and neutered and as you'd expect he been a bit nervous upon his arrival but appears to have settled back and even seems to be starting to enjoy his time with us - especially in the running field. We're still finding our way with him - so a fuller description will be updated as we go along. Apparently he's fine with cats - but might be suited to a more quiet household - come up and see him for yourself - he's a dear little chap.


Tiny 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

Sooty: 1-1/2yr old  Yorkshire Terrier (not yet neutered)

*** TOP RESULT - re-homed !! ***


This dear little chap came in to our care just recently and is only 18 months old but not yet neutered. He's politely been observed as being "Full of Beans" - he's very friendly, still excitable and very active - loves his games and belts around the run like there's no tomorrow.

You can give him that "Tomorrow" by coming and seeing him and falling in love with him - he's supposed to be good with cats - so will make one fabulous family digger-dog ..... We'll be getting more updates as he settles in.


Sooty 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

Meg: 3-4yr old  Welsh Collie (not yet spayed)


This honey-coloured beauty is Meg; a Welsh Collie that hasn't quite made the grade for farm-work. She's could make a fabulous family dog or companion though - but would benefit from and enclosed garden for onward training.


She's mostly lived outside but seems to keep herself clean and tidy - we don't know what she's like with other dogs or cats - but she's been with her parents up until now. She needs to re-start her vaccinations program.


Meg is a lovely girl who is quite playful and lively - she's come into our care as her owners were wanting a working dog rather than a family pet.


Meg 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

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)


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.