Please email me if you would like to add your Rescue Centre to this listing. gina@petloversonline.co.uk

If the name of the organisation is underlined, you can click on it and go to their web site. Please think of contacting them BEFORE you purchase a new pet and think about rehoming an unwanted pet.


Alt Reptile Rescue Centre

Greater Manchester

0161 678 0487

Altreptile rescue centre, specialise in reptiles but take on spiders(arachnids), amphibians and any other insects that you can no longer keep. We are a none profit home run rescue and we pay for all food and accessories that we need. Our e-mail is a.taylorlizard@tiscali.co.uk so any enquires are welcome and we will be glad to help.

Animal Allsorts Rescue
Sheldon, Birmingham, B26

0121 628 9825

Animal Allsorts is a charity based in Birmingham which rehomes dogs and cats across the West Midlands area. Before being rehomed all pets are microchipped, neutered or spayed and fully vaccinated. Home checks are performed and after support is provided .Please visit our website and support us: Animal Allsorts Rescue
Animal Care (Lancaster, Morecambe & District)
Blea Tarn Road, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA2 0RD 
01524 65495 
Rehomes Cats, Dogs, and miscellaneous small animals.  Open 10 am - 4 pm every day

Animal Concern Cumbria - North Branch

Call 016974 76613 for cats or small animals and poultry

Call 016974 76409 for dogs and general information

Rehomes Cats, Dogs, and miscellaneous small animals including poultry.

Email: animalconcernnorth@googlemail.com


Animal Concern Cumbria - West Branch
Egremont, Cumbria

Rehomes Cats, Dogs, and miscellaneous small animals.  Numbers to ring are:- for cats 07712330834, and for dogs 07712330829
Animals in Distress Animal Sanctuaries in Manchester and Littleborough
Aristocat Rescue Rescues and rehomes stray, unwanted and homeless cats and kittens in the Newton Aycliffe, Durham area. Email: aristocat.rescue@tiscali.co.uk or call Mrs. Enid Foster - 01325 300290

Battery Hen Rescue


Rescues Battery Hens and rehomes them to give them freedom and a life of quality. If you think you can offer one a new home, after checking with your house lease or deeds that you can keep poultry, please visit their website http://www.bhwt.org.uk/

Barn Owl Bill

Leyland, Preston

Rescues Owls and Birds of Prey Email: bill@barnowlbill.co.uk or call - 08456 444590

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

Rochdale Road, Edenfield, Ramsbottom, BLO ORX, 08700 620530

Rehomes dogs, cats and rabbits but do not rehome horses who spend the rest of their lives at the Sanctuary.

Bullmastiff Rescue - Greater Manchester


Mrs Stella West 0161 320 1488 have been rescuing Bullmastiffs for over 20 years now any information ring or e-mail Wstellawest@aol.co.uk

Email: Wstellawest@aol.co.uk

Bunny Hop Hotel & Rescue

348 Chorley Road, Westhoughton Bolton, 01942 810831

Kay Waughan offers holiday accommodation for and rescues rabbits.

Cats Protection - Bolton & Radcliffe Branch

PO box 124, Radcliffe, M26 6AD

07760 780759

Cats Protection - Bolton & Radcliffe Branch. They rescue, neuter & rehome unwanted & abandoned cats & kittens in the Bolton & Radcliffe areas of Greater Manchester

Email: boltoncats@hotmail.co.uk


Cats Protection League - PRESTON

Cats Protection - Preston Branch. Rescue and rehoming of stray and abandoned cats. Help with neutering for cat owners getting benefits.

Tel: 0845 177 0708

Cats Protection League - Lancaster & Morecambe

Cats Protection - Lancaster & Morecambe Branch. Rescue and rehoming of stray and abandoned cats. Help with neutering for cat owners getting benefits.

Tel: 01524 850112

Email: lancandmorecambecp@hotmail.com

Cats Protection League - WEST CUMBRIA

Cats Protection West Cumbria Branch. Rescue and rehoming of stray and abandoned cats. Help with neutering for cat owners in receipt of benefits. Please visit our website for up to date information and to see photos or our Cats requiring re-homing or details for any recent Lost or Foundm Cats.

Please contact Frances on 01946 590079 or visit our website: www.westcumbria.cats.org.uk or

Email us at: westcumbriacatsprotection@gmail.com

Chinchillas4Life - CUMBRIA


Rehomes chinchillas in Cumbria on behalf of Chinchillas4Life. They take in unwanted and sick chins and rehome to pet homes only and are not to be bred from. Sadly they nearly always have chins needing new homes so please contact them if you are thinking of having one.

Email: graham@chinchillas4life.co.uk and mobile number is 07845175590

Curious Cats

South Wales, 01685 875171 or 07811 715977

Curious cats voluntary rescue takes in and rehomes,from the unborn to the old aged ones, none are put to sleep. All are wormed,deflead and litter trained.They are also neutered/spayed from the age of five months. Im highly recommended by old/new owners and vets. A donation is required,as it all goes back into the cats/kittens.

Tel: 01685875171 / 07811715977

Dog Rescue Manchester

Dog rescue, animal rescue, rehoming and adoption in Lancashire and Cumbria. Directory resource of overlooked dogs seeking new homes.

Email address abbie@rescue-dogs.co.uk

Dumfries and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

Rescues and rehomes Greyhounds.

Email address info@dgrescue.org.uk

Tel: 0845 3451148

Four Paws Pet Rescue

South Cumbria

Primarily rehomes dogs, cats and small furries, in South Cumbria. In addition, they also rehome ex-battery hens.

Email address: enquiries@fourpaws.org.uk

Tel: 01539 725839 or 01539 822599

Fish Rescue


A home charity based in Accrington, Lancashire called "fish rescue". They take in any unwanted cold water and tropical aquatic creatures (so not just fish), and also any unwanted equipment.

Email address fishrescue@live.com

Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need

3 Norden View, Harwood Road, Rishton, Blackburn - 01254 875990

They are a registered charity based in Hyndburn, Lancashire, dedicated to the rehoming of stray dogs. their motto is "giving stray dogs a second chance"

Email address mail@agtc.co.uk

Lancashire Cat Rescue

Preston - 01772 750263

A small group of volunteers who aim to rescue and re-home "STRAY", "SICK", "INJURED" OR "UNWANTED" Cats and Kittens. . Email address christine@lancatrescue.co.uk
Little Beasties

Ulverston - 01229 582220

Rescues and Rehomes Small Animals, Birds and Reptiles in the Ulverston Area. All the animals go to good homes that they check first and all animals like male rabbits are neutered. Email address info@littlebeasties.co.uk
Little Saver Pets

Milton By Invergordon, Ross-Shire

They take in all small caged animals and try and re-home them. They also visit schools, nursing home and such. Email address info@littlesaverpets.org
Lucky Hens Rescue

Wigan - 01942 233375

Rescues and rehomes ex-Battery Hens

Email address LuckyHens@gmail.com


Mastiffs in need or Distress


They rescue and rehome Mastiffs all over the UK and are based in the Merseyside area. Email address mind_rescue@yahoo.co.uk

Milnthorpe Kennels

Milnthorpe - 015395 62665

Rehomes dogs. Email address: stay@milnthorpekennelsandcattery.co.uk

North West Branch of Retired Greyhound Trust

North West, North Wales & Cumbria

They rehome retired and rescued greyhounds throughout the whole of the North West area from North Wales up to Cumbria. Email address pat@northwestrgt.com

Northern Greyhound Rescue

Lancashire & North West - 01253 891589 or 07888726885

Rehomes Greyhounds and Lurchers in the North West Area. Permanent and Foster homes wanted. Email address northerngreyhoundrescue@yahoo.co.uk

Pet Rehome

Bolton - 01204 304679 or 07889492803

Pet Rehome rehomes dogs and cats and are based in Bolton and Leigh. Email address kathy@petrehome.org
Preston Reptile Rescue Preston Reptile Rescue are a newly formed rescue centre in Preston, Lancashire. They take in all types of reptiles, arachnids and amphibians no matter how big or small they might be. Their web site is www.prestonreptilerescue.com Worth a visit as it has Care Sheets to help you look after your reptile better.

Rat Rescue

Millom, Cumbria

Rat Rescue Millom rescues and rehomes rats. A home check or references are required before a Rat can be rehomed.

Email amber@dodgers.freeserve.co.uk Telephone No.01229 774664

Rayside Bird Rescue

Shap, Penrith, Cumbria. 01931 713234

Bird Rescue offers permanent and spacious accommodation where your calls will be welcomed by Richard Francis. The bird rescue is set over 20 acres and also has a natural pond for waterfowl and avaries for indoor and outdoor birds. Email address rgfrancis@uclan.ac.uk
Reptile Rescue Reptile Rescue are a rescue centre in Hull, Yorkshire. They take in all types of reptiles, arachnids and amphibians no matter how big or small they might be. Their web site is www.reptilerescue.co.uk Worth a visit as it has over 67 Care Sheets to help you look after your reptile better.

Reptile Rescue Den

28 Cartmel Crescent, Bolton - 01204 373361

Reptile Rescue Den are a rescue centre in Bolton. They take in all types of reptiles. Email address reptilerescueden@aol.com
Rescued4life.co.uk An independent animal rehoming centre based in the North East, near Newcastle.

Rochdale Dog Rescue


Rescues and rehomes dogs in the Rochdale Area that are on DEATH ROW. If you live in the area and are looking for a dog, please visit their site.

Rodent Rescue

Manchester. 0161 724 6048

They are a voluntary group that rescue and rehome - rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, degus, guinea pigs and rabbits. They all work from their own homes and rely solely on the public's generosity to continue their work. The public can also sponsor any of their animals to help with their upkeep. Email address ratrescue@bigfoot.com.


RSPCA Manchster & Salford Branch 

565 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0AE

0161 882 0680


Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Email address rspcamcr_salford@btconnect.com


RSPCA Tameside & Glossop Branch 

MyPetStop, Denton, Manchester

07050 264 531

Dogs, cats and other small animals are only accepted from RSPCA Inspectors, not directly from the general public.  As a result, the majority have been cruelty treated by their previous owners.  All are looking for caring, permanent homes.  Once families have visited the boarding premises and chosen their pet, a home visit is arranged to assess suitability.
Seaville English Setter Rescue

Carlisle, Cumbria, 016973 61262


English Setter Rescue for the North. All their ES live with them. They take them in at any age and give them their final years of their life in comfort. Well worth a visit to the site for information and reassurance.

Tameside Animal Shelter

Raglan Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 2DX

Manchester. 0161 368 3511

They are open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rescuing small animals mainly cats dogs kittens and puppies.

Email address jm@yourtameside.com


Tameside Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rescue

Manchester 07738831872


An independent shelter for guinea pigs and rabbits who is always looking for homes for the unwanted ones that come in, these can vary from babies to adults.

Email address elaine.padley@btinternet.com

The Rescue Home


Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in North West Manchester.

Email address guineamad@yahoo.co.uk

West Yorkshire Dog Rescue

Huddersfield 07711617148

They take unwanted dogs into foster homes not kennels. Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped. They do home checks, use an adoption contract with return policy, and a donation is required.

Email address info@westyorkshiredogrescue.co.uk

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

Wetheriggs Pottery Clifton Dykes Penrith Cumbria CA10 2DH


An organisation which takes care of unwanted non domestic animals that range from exotics to dangerous wild animals. They have a non destruction policy. Farm & Pet Animals are often offered for re-homing, depending on circumstances. Exotic Animals are offered for re-homing when legislation and welfare issues are complied with.

VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED to help care for the many animals.

Email address: wetheriggsanimalrescue@googlemail.com

Yorkshire Reptile Rescue

Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, 01430 872900


Rob and Julianne Peel run a reptile rescue centre from their home in East Yorkshire. They take in and re-home Reptiles from members of the public and are also registered with the local rspca groups who bring reptiles to them for the same reason. They are a totally voluntary organisation and make no profit from this whatsoever.

Email address yorkshire-reptile-rescue@homl.co.uk