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Welcome to the official website of
Forest Dog Rescue!

We are a small charity based in Worcestershire. 100% reliant on donations, all funds are used to provide for the dogs in our care. We provide much needed care and a safe haven to unwanted, abandoned and mistreated dogs from across the Midlands. Please join us in safeguarding their future!  We hope you enjoy browsing our website, whether you're looking for a dog to join your family, or you simply want to keep up with the great stories of dogs who have been re-homed or just to read about all our other charitable activities,
 thank you for joining us.

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see our Wish List of doggie gifts on

Events for 2018


Saturday 18th

Cleobury Mortimer Sports and Social Club
 DY14 8PE
1pm -1am



BARNEY                                                                   SKY
Malinois X EBT, Male Approx 5-6 Years - Spanish Mastin, Female, Approx 18 Mths 

BRONSON                                                                                                    PRINCE 
SBT, Male, Approx 4 Years.                                              JRT, Male, Approx 9 Years                                                                                                                                         

Carling SBT
BLUEBELL                                                                                                      BOND
GSD  X Female, Approx 18 Months                             Husky, Male  Approx 6 Years

To find out more about these dogs or the other dogs currently looking for their forever home please visit their page on MEET THE DOGS!

News & Updates - Please click here to view latest updates!



Dog of

Good Luck Barney Bear!


Areley Kings Players

A huge thank you to the Areley Kings Players 
who have donated £100 to help with our ongoing work with rescue dogs.
This is such a generous donation and we thank all involved for they hard work and dedication to all the charities they support.
Please visit their website (and share) for their upcoming productions as without the support of the public they wouldn't be able to support and help local charities.
Mant thanks again Areley Kings Players and good luck in the future to you all.

Kidderninster Carpet Manufacturers and Kidderminster Golf Club

Many thanks to the following  - Kidderminster Carpet Manufacturers - Kidderminster Golf Committee -Shaun Lewis and all his colleagues for bringing this kindness and support together once again for 2018.
BIG-hearted carpet manufacturers from Kidderminster helped give charities a huge boost after raising £20,000 through a golf contest.
The annual Kidderminster Carpet Manufacturers National Charity Golf Tournament saw players do battle over two days at Kidderminster Golf Club in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and local good causes Forest Dogs Rescue, Emily Jordan Foundation, Triangle and the Museum of Carpet.
The event has been held at the golf club for the last 62 years and organisers believe more than £1million has been raised for charities in that time.
Brockway Carpets sales director Shaun Lewis, who is chairman of the tournament committee, said: “We have been greatly supported by Kidderminster Golf Club for all these years and it is hugely appreciated.
“This event also couldn’t happen without the support of sponsors Hedlam, Barclays Bank and the whole committee.
“We are delighted to have raised so much for such worthwhile causes and we look forward to running the event again next year.”
Craig Brown, general manager of Kidderminster Golf Club, said: “We provide the course and our members give up their access to the course for two days to enable it to happen.
“It’s an important date in our calendar and we will continue to support it.”

Thank you to all who contribute in their chosen way, we are humbled by your enthusiasm, kindness and dedication. We couldn't do half we do without you, thank you so much :)
We do try to thank everyone for their kindness and continued support towards FDR and hopefully we don't miss anyone, nothing is taken for granted and we consider this charity to be truly blessed by so many, thank you each and everyone of you. 


Why not visit our charity shops where you can buy quality items at bargain prices and you'll be supporting Forest Dog Rescue at the same time! 
We now have wristbands and car stickers too.

Oxford Street,  Kidderminster 
High Street, Ludlow

the Month

APPROX 5-6 Years

Barney came into us originally back in 2013 from a private home and unfortunately kennels took its toll on this boy making him very dog reactive and frustrated - also being such a power house he ended up with us for 2 years. It was the best day ever when someone finally came along and gave him his second chance. He has been part of a family now for the last 3 years until we heard the devastating news that his owner is moving to America in August and now needs to somehow find another home.

Here is a write up from his owner :

                       "Say hello to Barney".
Barney must have stability and consistency, it is important for him to know his place on the heir-achy tier. He is extremely loving, let alone intelligent, which will keep his handler on their toes within the training field. We have done a huge amount of obedience work, on command Barney will; sit, down, stay for a period of time, also here and heal with no problem. This is something that MUST continue, Barney needs someone who isn't afraid of a challenge. 
After learning about these two elite breeds (in their own rights) and having thorough assessments with Ian Griffiths of professional dog training, it was decided that aspects of the William Koehler method of dog training was best suited. Using this method consistently Barney shows no signs of aggression and is fine in the company of certain dogs, with continued development this socialisation will thrive. Barney is fine on his own for periods of time, he is very adaptable once he knows his surroundings, he is fully house trained to perfection, but not forgetting his breed and a high need for activity, he needs his humans to love the outdoors and to be very active with him outside the household.
He is bullet proof around livestock & game, although needs some off lead training around ducks and also lives with a cat. 
Barney is looking for someone who would be willing to get to know and spend some time before making any promises..

No children under the age of 11" 

We are looking for a very active home where Barney has space and freedom to run, (built up areas won't suit him at all) and someone that will continue his training.

If you think you can offer BARNEY the home he so deserves, please contact the kennels on
01299 269 181

Thank you!


Find out how some of our dogs are getting on in their new forever homes.  New pics and stories added to their Happy Tails page.


Update from Rosie aka Connie

Update from Chalky aka Duster

Update from Zion 

Update from Rosie

If you have adopted one of our rescue 
dogs we would love to hear from you - please send your stories and pictures to

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