Forest Dog Rescue - Because all dogs deserve a second chance

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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Please support Forest Dog Rescue -
see our Wish List of doggie gifts on

Coming up in May 2016...

Saturday 7th May

Awareness Day
Tesco's - Stourport 

Also coming soon

Annual Charity Auction

Thursday 19th May 2016
Gainsborough House Hotel, Kidderminster, DY11 6BS

6.00pm Viewing
7.30pm Start

Join us for an enjoyable evening and bid on over 90 fantastic lots, all kindly donated to raise money for Forest Dog Rescue.

This year we are making some lots available in advance of the event so if you would like to make an online bid click the button below to view the items.

£1.00 admission will be charged on the door which includes a ticket for our raffle which will be drawn after the auction.  Please note that we can only accept cash bids on the night of the event.

Auction items include:

  • Mini break in London
  • Meal vouchers
  • Safari Park vouchers
  • Golf voucher
  • Kindle Paper White
  • Gym membership
  • Bowling voucher
  • Case / bottles of wine
  • Gas barbeque
  • Mini break in Birmingham
  • Hair & beauty vouchers
  • Theatre tickets
  • Hampers
  • West Bromwich Albion signed football
  • Electrical items
  • Champagne
  • Home made cakes
  • Under 17 driving lesson
For more information please contact Wendy Squires on:
Tel: 01299 823621




ALEXI - Approx 2 Years, Crossbreed, Bitch
ROXY- Approx 6 Months, Crossbreed, Bitch
DREAM- Approx 2 Years,Greyhound, Bitch
ERNIE- Approx 6 Years, Crossbreed, Dog
LILT- Approx 2 Years, Lurcher, Dog
LOTTIE- Approx 4 Years, SBT, Bitch

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



Thank you Hogarths - Fun Dog Day
Many thanks to everyone especially all our dedicated volunteers along with the people mentioned below - Anita, Tony and Ellis who all work so hard, they turn out regardless and to all who raised funds in their own way on behalf Forest Dig Rescue 
What a lovely day yesterday was and what a great turn out, so many lovely dogs. A big Thank you to Hogarths Stone Manor for Hosting the show in Aid of Forest Dog Rescue and to the many people that helped to make this show a success, Bliss Gate Dog Training, Neil and Sue with the Agility, and Aaron Foley for the Dog I.Q Test and helping with the Judging, Ann-Marie on registering and not forgetting my daughter Rebecca Griggs who puts her heart and soul into every show. Events like this raise valuable funds for the rescue, so a big Thank You to all that came along today and for your support

To Morrison's in Kidderminster and to their kind customers for an amazing donation of food for our boys and girls, it will be enjoyed by many - thank you all for your kindness.  

Wow! a huge thank you to "Wythall Animal Sanctuary" for an amazing selection of dontated food! thank you to all who donated too! :-)

To "Support Adoption for Pets"
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the kindness of "Support Adoption For Pets"
"Support Adoption For Pets" is a charity with a single, passionate aim and that is to provide a financial lifeline to help secure the future of vulnerable pets in need.
They work extremely hard to raise funds and with the help from the people like yourselves, they then kindly donate financial support to help rescue centres continue to help those who cannot help themselves.
We were recently presented with £547.86p from this amazing charity who do so much for so many.From the very heart of Forest Dog Rescue and all animal rescues, we would like to say a huge thank you to "Support Adoption For Pets" for their dedication, hard work and kindness and also to all who support them on their mission, thank you each and everyone and so well done :-)


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


This absolute stunner hasn't had the best start in life - he was originally taken in by a charity due to concerns regarding the environment the dog was being kept in. 
He was basically left outside on his own as they could not cope with him. He was rehomed but unfortunately his new owner once again found him to be too much of a handful and asked us to help. Bacardi has not actually done anything wrong - he is just a typical collie who has not had anything done with him. 
He was a little shy and nervous when he first came in but even after 2 days he is everyone's best friend - and what a cuddle monkey he is!! 
Trying to get photos of him in a position with all 4 paws on the floor was a challenge as all he wanted was to roll on the floor or jump up and hug you to within an inch of your life! 
On the lead - it is obvious that he has not done much on the lead as he can pull and zig zag in front of you however he is really quick to learn and give him his due he is coming along really well - it is advisable that training needs to be continued to get the best out him.
Considering Bacardi has led quite a sheltered life so far he has been good with all the dogs he has met here and his previous owner also said that he did not have any problems.
Loves to play ball however he is not great at returning it and recall is not great (unless he wants a cuddle).
Barcadi will make someone a fantastic companion and part of the family - we are looking for an active household who is willing to put in some time and effort to make this dog shine- you will not be disappointed! Let's make it third time lucky for this cracking collie!

NB - Barcardi is very nervous around small children so teenagers only

If you think you can offer Bacardi 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 Second chances page.

Update from Lana

Update from Puddsy aka Dime

Update from Hector

Update from Archie

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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