Scottish dog rescues

Stewart and I are extremely passionate about rescue animals, there are thousands of lovely dogs looking for their forever homes in Scotland. The Dogs Trust and the SSPCA are the two big rehoming charities but many more exist in an attempt to keep up with demand for foster/kennel space. The RSPCA of England and Wales now refuses to take in “stray” dogs and cats and those animals unlucky enough to find themselves unwanted struggle to find spaces in over-crowded rescue centres. There are also many dogs and other animals offered on free-ad sites such as Gumtree and Preloved and sadly there are still killing pounds in the UK.

We realise that there are probably other rescues we have missed, please get in touch with us if you have a rescue organisation that neuters/spays, vaccinates and rehomes dogs.

Here are some of the independent rescues operating in Scotland, all of the organisations below are registered Scottish charities:

Second Chance Kennels

Dog Aid Society

KWK9 Rescue

Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home

Any Dog’il Do Rescue

Borders Pet Rescue

Pet Fostering Service Scotland

The New Ark

Breed specific rescues

Boxer Welfare Scotland Boxer

Adopt a Boxer Scotland Boxer

Scottish Dalmatian Welfare Dalmatian

German Shepherd Rescue Scotland German Shepherd

Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue German Shepherd

Greyhound Awareness League Greyhound

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary Greyhound

Greyhound Rescue Fife Greyhound

West Scotland Retired Greyhound Trust Greyhound

Huskies in Need Husky

Saints Sled Dog Rescue Husky & Malamute

Doodle Trust Labradoodle

Labrador Retriever Rescue Scotland Labrador & Retriever

Fife Rottweiler Rescue Rottweiler

Staffordshire Rescue Scotland Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Save a Staffie Scotland Staffordshire Bull Terrier