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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Coming up in 2015...

Saturday - March 7th
Bag Pack/Awareness Day

We're looking for volunteers to come along and join in the fun. 
Anyone willing to help us raise funds please contact either 
Mary on 01299 825 287 or mobile No; 07866 025022 
Wendy on 01299 823 621 
Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you there  

Lucy - Approx 7 Years, SBT - Bitch
Rex - Approx 2-3 years, Boxer X - Dog
Sam - Approx 6 Years, Collie X - Dog
Bella - Approx 3 Years, Crossbreed - Bitch
Gloria - SBT X, Approx 10 Months, Bitch

To find out more about these dogs or the other dogs currently looking for their forever home

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

Dog of

Meet Ozzy!





Forest Dog Rescue were very kindly invited along to Sainsbury's in Kidderminster this afternoon to accept a £100 donation! Sainsbury's work very hard raising funds to help different Charities and FDR was one of the lucky one's to be selected.

Most see Sainsbury's as just a Supermarket but there are an amazing group of people who work extremely hard in the background on behalf of Charities and achieve top results. Their rewards are then passed on to several very fortunate charities, Forest Dog Rescue, CDH UK, Hansel & Gretal Group, The Odell Centre, Homestart and Beacon Employment all received .a wonderful £100 each, such kindness from so many hard working people is really uplifting to all concerned. 

Thank you so much to all you incredible people at Sainsbury's, for all you do to support others.
This afternoon was an emotional one, well done to you all x


Forest Dog Rescue would like to pass on their thanks to all the lovely people at 'Just For Pets' at the Droitwich store.

These thoughtful people raised a wonderful £65.00 by holding a 'Remember your Pet Appeal' where customers could place a tag on the Christmas tree in memory of their beloved pet, the customers paid £1 donation knowing all the donations were being collected on behalf of Forest Dog Rescue and it didn't stop there...then came the Kong giveaway!

The Kong giveaway happened during 13th November 2014 – 7th January 2015 and for every Kong they managed to sell during that period "Kong" company donated another free to the charity of their choice. which resulted in the grand total of 70 Kongs!
What an incredible idea and what a wonderful caring bunch of people.

On behalf of all here at FDR (including all our guests) many thanks to you all at 'Just for Pets' and to all your kind customers too who followed your support for this Charity, your kindness will be appreciated by so many, thank 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 Week!


Rex has found himself back at the kennels and up for re-homing due to a change in his 2nd owner's circumstances. Rex hasn't done anything wrong but when they found out they were having a baby, they decided to return him, so after just 6 months in his new home, Rex was returned safely back to us.
He originally came in to us from a private home in October 2013, after spending much of his early life locked in a crate therefore his social skills and behaviour suffered.
Prior to his adoption we were working on his lead work and social skills around other dogs, we are now continuing with this and he is doing very well. 
When he was returned to us he was quite overweight and nervous making him quite a challenge to walk however we've overcome this issue as we are currently walking Rex using a Canny Collar which he is walking beautifully on, and doesn't pull on the lead at all. 
 We are also walking him around the fields with some of our calm, low energy dogs to which he hasn't reacted to and walks well. 
Rex can be quite excitable but he also loves to please and knows some of his basic commands.
He is a very loving dog, he loves to play ball in the playpen and also loves a good fuss! 

As previously mentioned Rex spend the majority of his early life in a crate, when he came in to our kennels the first time he didn't cope very well at all now after being settled in a home environment for 6 months he is struggling worse then ever so really need a forever home as soon as possible. 

Rex would be best suited being the only dog in the home & no cats. 

If you think you can offer Rex 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 Teddy

Update from Buster

Update from Benson

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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