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...

Sunday 6th September

"Car Boot!"

Green Gap Kennels
Far Forest
DY14 9DX


                     CANDY - Approc 18 months, Beagle X, Bitch
SHADOW - Approx 8 Years, Rottweiler, Dog
VENUS - Approx 10-12 Months, SBT x EBT , Bitch
JACK- Approx 7 years, JRT, Dog
SCOOCH - Approx 8 Years, SBT, Dog
BELLA - Approx 1-2 Years, SBT, Bitch
SAPPHIRE - Approx 12 Months, SBT X lurcher, Bitch
DANNY - Approx 7 Years, Lurcher, Dog

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



23rd August 
FDR's Annual Summer Fete

What can we say, you all deserve medals!
What a day it's been! 
The rain did finally come in earlier than expected but that didn't deter you lovely people out there, you stood your ground taking shelter wherever you could. I think we all made more friends today sharing a brolly or a gazebo to try to keep dry lol. 

A huge thank you to you all for joining us today which still turned out to be a successful fun day even though most of us were dripping wet.

So many of you dug their heels in (or wellies lol) and carried on regardless - the Fun Dog Show (which did have to be speeded up a bit lol) - the wonderful food from the Buttie Bar and Cake stand plus all the stalls around the field .

We have so many thank you's to pass on, I know if I start naming people I'm bound to miss someone, so on behalf of every single person and 4 legged resident here at FDR, a massive heartfelt thank you to all for your steadfast support to help make today the exceptional day it turned out to be.

Also to all our fabulous volunteers, in the Buttie Bar, on the Cake stand, dog walkers plus those who were in the ring with dogs looking for their new families, FDR stalls and on the parking area, you all worked so hard, you are such amazing people and we thank our lucky stars we have you, such dedication :-)

16th August 2015
Action For Animals

Today we were invited along to a very enchanting pub with nooks and cranny's round every corner, it was fascinating! There were stairs going up and down leading to more very inviting places, never visited a place like it before, the name of this incredible place is Katie Fritzgeralds in Wollaston, Stourbridge and the event was " Action for Animals", we really had a lovely time there meeting new and old friends, thank you so much to all who organised this day with a difference and well done, 

15th August 2015
Tin Shake/Awareness Day

Many thanks to all who joined our colleagues today in Weavers Wharf in Kidderminster. We understand it was a great day and as always, we have been asked to pass on their thanks for your kindness and support, well done and thank you to you all 


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
10a Old Street, Ludlow

the Month


This poor soul came into originally as a stray back in March 2012, he was re-homed and then returned over a year later. He was then stuck in kennels for what seemed like an eternity until he found his soul mate and was re-homed for a second time. Unfortunately his new owner became too ill to look after him and so Shadow is back here with us yet again.  Shadow knows who he likes and what he wants to do - he has shown no sign of aggression apart from the odd grumble here and there when he doesn't get his own way! He is a big cuddly teddy bear at heart and all he wants is a comfy bed and a relaxed family to call his own. He walks well on the lead although can pull if he decides he wants to go somewhere. He will need to be the only dog in the home as he likes to have his own space and no children. 
Shadow has had an eye condition for a long time - he has been to a specialist and it is now looking great. He will need to have eye drops probably for the rest of his life but any bills relating to this problem will be covered by the charity. His eyesight is not affected in any way. 
Hopefully his next home will be third time lucky!

If you think you can offer Shadow 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 Mylo

Update from Tag

Update from The Greene Pack

Update from Brody aka Flash

Update from Dave aka Taz

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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