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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"Take a Chance!"

A very kind gentleman has offered one weeks stay a beautiful Cottage in Cornwall, either October/November 2014 or January/February 2015 to the highest bidder! 
(subject to availability) 
All proceeds will go to FDR, how wonderful! 
If you would like to take a break away in this gorgeous cottage in picturesque Cornwall, 
all you have to do is to write your bid down with your details too - pop it in an sealed 
envelope and hand it into either of the FDR's shops or the kennels, the lucky winner will be announced at FDR's
 "Annual Summer Fete" 
Sunday 17th  August 2014
Kidderminster shop - 56 Oxford Street - Kidderminster -DY10 1BJ
Ludlow shop - 13 High Street - Ludlow - SY8 1BS
Kennels - Green Gap - Far Forest - DY14 9DX

For more information plus pictures, please go to the link below 
the only thing we do have to stress is  
"no pets allowed" 
Good luck everyone! :-)

Coming up ....

Sunday 3rd
Green Gap Kennels
9am - 1pm
Booters 9am - Buyers 10am

Sunday 3rd
Vintage Steam Rally & Fun Dog Show, 
Dixie - Mitzi - Approx 2 years - Husky - Bitch
Maisy - Approx 3 years - English Bull Terrier - Bitch
Izzy - Approx 3-4 years Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Bitch
Iris - Approx 4 years - Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Bitch
Prince - Approx 4 years - Rough Collie - Dog
Angus - Approx 5-6 years - West Highland White - Dog
Stanley - Approx 5 years - English Bull Terrier - Dog
Bria - Approx 3 years - Terrier - Bitch
Rollo - Approx 3 years Lurcher - Dog
Ozzy - Approx 1-2 year Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dog
Ranger - Approx 2 year Labrador X, Dog
Tyrone - Approx 2 year Collie x Staffie, Dog

To find out more about these dogs or the other dogs currently looking for their forever home CLICK HERE.
News & Updates - Please click here to view latest updates!


Dogs of
Meet Ozzy! OZZY
Meet Ozzy! Ozzy is a wonderfully friendly boy who has come to us as a stray, therefore we do not have any history.

However, Ozzy has shown that he is extremely friendly with everyone, and absolutely loves people! He seems to be okay walking around with other dogs. He knows all of his basic commands, and is very eager to please.

Ozzy would love a home where he is not left for long periods of time and where he will have someone that will have a good game of ball! He enjoys his walks and walks well on the lead under the right instruction.

Ozzy is a truly sweet boy who will make someone a lovely companion.

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

FDR would like to pass on their sincere thanks to 'Veldonn Printers' Cindy Phillips and all members of staff and volunteers who contributed to the success of this years Summer 'Howler' magazine. Your time, patience and kindness is very much appreciated by all the Trustees of FDR, it was an excellent read and compliments have been paid from the public to you all, well done and thank you so much for your dedication and support :-)       

Lovely to see those who could make the Heavy Horse Show  at Trimpley today, including Banjo with his best pal Jack, Clover with Faith (Clover did really well in the Dog Show too but best leave Faith to share her excitement today!) a beautiful white German Shepherd who was adopted from FDR some years back, absolutely stunning and so happy and contented now, well done all. The horses were outstanding and so well behaved on a lovely but slightly cooler day, look forward to being back next week for the Trimpley Steam Rally!
Thank you to all you lovely people for your continued support x

To 'Pets at Home' kidderminster for a wonderful selection of goodies for our the dogs in our care, we really do appreciate your kindness, thank you. 

20 July 2014
Fabulous day at the 'Ludlow Fun Dog Show' today, many thanks to all their hard working teams and to all who organised the day so well, also all the judges (Mary, Becky and their team) at the dog show itself, plus Sue and Neil on the agility again many thanks. Lots going on, plenty of different stalls to enjoy in superb grounds. Updates from Ned, Sonny, Sally (aka Saffie) and Toby, now named Chippy! All looking great and having endless fun today and we were chuffed the weather held, met new friends too with their 4 legged friends, all so loving and totally chilled on a really busy day - many thanks to all for coming over for a chat and for your continued support - enjoy the pictures everyone.

12/13 July 2014
'Stourport Steam Rally' new updates from those who have left FDR and now happy and safe in their forever homes, plus we hear stories from people we've never met before, so interesting and mostly with happy endings (very often we stand there listening, tears welling up and not knowing whether to get the tissues ready but more often than not, thankfully its smiles all round. We met a couple next door who rescued a fella called Roxy, lovely lad but he bares the scars of his previous owners, can't imagine the pain and misery he must have suffered - he couldn't be touched anywhere in the top half of his body, his devoted new mum and dad have slowly but surely worked their magic on this lad and now you can stroke his head (gently of course) - well done both and well done Roxy for trusting mankind once again. 
We had a visit from Petal now named Pepper and she is just gorgeous and so happy! There were quite a few updates and lots of fun in the arena so before I end up writing a book, if you didn't make it this year, maybe you can join us next year, really lovely couple of day's out. Many thanks to the organisers for all their hard work and look forward to doing it all over again next year! 

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!
Meet Rex!
Meet Rex! Rex is a fantastic boy who has come into the kennels from a private home, due to a change in his owners circumstances resulting in not having time for Rex. 

Rex has been with us for sometime now, and he is not coping with kennel life at all. He is a very friendly boy who just needs to be taught some manners and boundaries. Rex is a very bright boy, but his attention can sometimes wander.

Rex is currently being lead trained, and is doing very well so will need someone to carry on that training. Rex is very loving, just needs someone to show him the right way to behave. His ideal family would be one with no young children and where his is the only pet.

Rex will make someone a fantastic friend, he just needs someone to give him a chance.

If you think you can offer Rex the home she 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 Clover
Update from Bella
(seen here with a pup in foster)
Update from Harley Marley
Update from M (aka Snowy)
(seen here with buddy Que) 
Update from Scooch
Update from Paddy (aka Spot)
Update from Sonny

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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