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Welcome to Rotherham Dog Rescue, a charitable organisation dedicated to rescuing and re-homing dogs. We are funded entirely by donations and run by a dedicated group of volunteers. For this good work to continue funding is essential, there are many ways you can help (see the How You can Help page).

About us: Please note,this is the official web site for Rotherham Dog Rescue.
Rotherham has an excellent and efficient Dog Warden service and stray dogs are dealt with humanely if they are found wandering the streets. In the late 1990’s things were becoming difficult as the council’s contract for stray dogs was situated in Doncaster. Not many people realised that once their dog was picked up it would then be taken out of Rotherham. Once in the pound, the dog was given 7 days for their owner to reclaim them. If they were not re-claimed then they either had to be passed on to a “rescue” or sadly destroyed.

Unfortunately, at that time, there were few rescues that would “entertain” the dogs from the pound. Two people from Rotherham, Sue Pearson and Jill Dobson found out about the dogs’ plight and decided to form a new rescue – ROTHERHAM DOG RESCUE. Sue received a donation of £350 from her cousin in London and she put it to help save the dogs whose lives were at risk. One kennel was found at Wath and the first dog “MAX” was taken out of the pound.

Since that time, Rotherham Dog Rescue has grown into an efficient and well-respected rescue. The local pound works with rescues to save as many dogs as possible. Unfortunately the need in this area is great and continues to be so. In many cases dogs are not given the respect they deserve and are treated like possessions to buy, sell or give away at their owners discretion. They all deserve to be given a second chance !                       

We do receive calls from time to time from owners wanting to rehome their dogs because of behavioural problems. These problems are sometimes easy to overcome with a little help and guidance. Before giving up on your dog why not call Lisa our Canine Consultant. Contact details can be found on our links section. Web Site

Take part in Otto's Lotto with a chance to win 50 every month for 12 months

** February 2015's winner is Pauline Whitlam from Rotherham with number 8
** March 2015's winner is Ann Womersley from Rotherham with number 33

Download details of how to play here.
Download an Application Form here

Sponsor a kennel

Sponsoring a kennel is a great way to advertise your business or remember a loved one or beloved pet. Your advertisement or dedication will be displayed on one of our kennels for all our visitors to see. It costs 60 for 6 months or 100 for a year. If you are interested in sponsoring a kennel please contact us through our contact page.

Make a donation

You can make a donation electronically through one of the following links.


Additional ways you can make a donation can be found on our donations page.





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