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 ....
Saturday 25th
Pumpkin Day, 


It's not only us who are thinking of Christmas in September!

Estivals Country Beauty Retreat at Cleeton St Mary, Nr Cleobury, Shropshire, are planning a Christmas shopping fundraising event on 
30th October 2014 with proceeds going to Forest Dog Rescue and Help the Hero's Charities 

Thank you to Martine and her colleagues for their kindness and for nominating us as one of their chosen Charities along with 'Help the Hero's', how wonderful is that! 
If you fancy a bit of early Christmas shopping while getting that good feel factor at a wonderful peaceful retreat, please see the details to the left, there is something for everyone, enjoy

Opportunity for a free Will in exchange for...

We have received a wonderful offer from a lady named Sue Grazier, of PCB Solicitors based in Ludlow, Sue has kindly offered her services through October and November 2014 only, to prepare your will for free in exchange for you making a donation to Forest Dog Rescue. 
So if you haven't already got a will or would like to refresh an old will, this is a great opportunity to put your mind at rest,. After making your donation to FDR, you will receive a voucher to take along with you on your selected appointment date. 
We are so grateful for Sue for this very generous offer because we know she will offer a great service to give peace of mind even though there is a great deal of work involved and for giving her time freely. 
Please accept our heartfelt thanks Sue from all here at FDR x


Conan - Approx 1-2 Years, Lurcher - Dog
Sasha - Approx 3-4 Years, SBT X - Bitch
Buster - Approx 1-2 Years, American Bulldog - Dog
Bonnie - Approx 7 Months, Crossbreed - Bitch  

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! STANLEY
English Bull Terrier
Approx 5 Years

Stanley is a beautiful boy who came to us as a stray. However, we do know his history. Stanley is house-trained and very friendly with people. His old owner's say that Stanley is a loyal and loving dog, he just loves being with people and getting as close to them as possible! He is not good with cats. Stanley is very obedient and knows all his basic commands. We are working to socialise him and he is coming along really well and is walked with other dogs. Can be strong on the lead at times but his lead training is coming along nicely. Great family pet.
If you think you can offer Stanley the home he so deserves, please contact the kennels on
01299 269 181
Thank you!

Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers for your help and support today at our Bag Pack in Sainsbury's in Kidderminster, it was a pleasure to be with you again, as always you were great company and continued to raise smiles all round, many heartfelt thanks to you all. 

Many thanks also to 'Pets at Home' Kidderminster too, they surprised us with a cheque totaling £397.78!!!  We were lucky enough to be one of their chosen Charities to receive funds they have worked so hard to raise over a period of time, from all here at FDR, including our 4 legged friends, please accept a HUGE thank you from us all and well done for all your dedicated hard work. 

We have another big thank you to share with 'Morrison's' in Kidderminster for the tremendous amount of dog food donated by their customers, such kindness and generosity shown by so many, thank you all very much.

Forest Dog Rescue would like to thank Orla and Andy Evans for their very kind £100 donation! Wow such kindness, thank you both very much indeed :-) 

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to BrianRead and friends at Brant Farm Caravan Club for a very kind donation given to FDR today to the total of £115! 
Thank you all so much for your kindness from all at FDR.

K9 Rescue
Last Sunday FDR were invited to a new event (for us anyway) and what a fabulous day out we had, many thanks to K9 Rescue and all who contributed to an excellent family day out at The Quarry in Shrewsbury, we look forward to joining you again next year. 

All at FDR really do consider ourselves to be a very fortunate charity, the kindness just keeps on coming which in turn helps us to continue to help those who can't help themselves, thank 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

the Month!
Meet Rex!
American Bulldog
Approx 1-2 Years old

This is the gorgeous Buster who came into us as a stray however we do have some history. We have been told that he is good with other dogs, shy of cats and has previously lived with children. He is a big friendly boy who loves lots of fuss and attention, we have found that his lead training does need some improvement but is learning quickly so will need a family to continue with his training.
No children under the age of 5 years old.

If you think you can offer Buster 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 Annie

Update from Geordie

Update from Harvey & Hollie

Update from Suzy

Update from Stan

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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