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Welcome to the official website of

Forest Dog Rescue!


Hello everyone

As from the 1st May 2021, both shops (Ludlow & Kidderminster) are once again open.

The Kennels will stay closed to the public for now but enquiries can still be made to the kennels by calling 01299 269181 or email at [email protected] We are short staffed at the moment so if your call isn't answered straight away please leave a message & they will get back to you.

No donations are being accepted at the shops at this moment in time but can be taken to the kennels. 

Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your immense support during these really difficult times. We all need to keep safe in order to get us through this terrible pandemic.

If you know anyone who isn't internet connected, please be so kind as to pass this message on to them, thank you in advance. 

Thanks again for your patience & loyalty, take care everyone & please stay safe

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 primarily 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 .

Making a donation is easy...

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We've joined the Wyre Forest Community Lottery to help with our fundraising. Every ticket you buy we get 50% so please visit our lottery page (link below) to find out how you can support us. First draw takes place on 28/11/2020

Thank you and good luck!

Please support Forest Dog Rescue -

see our Wish List of doggie gifts on

Events for 2021








To find out more about these dogs or the other dogs currently looking for their forever home please visit their page on MEET THE DOGS!

News & Updates - Please click here to view latest updates!


Dog of the Month





Meet our handsome man Wreck It Ralph, who initially came in to us via another rescue as he spent a while in kennels without a single viewing so he has come to us to see if we can find him that elusive forever home!

We did manage to quickly find a home for Ralph however he was returned to us due to showing signs of fear aggression with visitors in to the home, with their being a child in the home they felt they were unable to tackle his needs they did however say if their house layout was different (not coming straight in through the front door in to the lounge) they may have been more successful. We have tried to replicate this in kennels introducing one of our trustees to him that he hadn't met before when he was in his kennel, he was visibly nervous, he did bark and back away. We then got him out on the lead and took him to meet strangers on the field to which he was more then happy to say hello and jump up for a fuss. We do feel that his fears are stranger related when they enter his domain, potential adopters would need to work on this by gradually introducing visitors by asking them to ignore him whilst keeping him on the lead etc. Further information and guidance will be given to those interested in rehoming him.

Wreck It by name and not nature, he is actually a big fan of soft toys he loves playing with them, taking him to his bed and curling up with them - bless him! He is very playful and loves a game of tuggy or zoom round the playpen, he can get quite excited at times and tries to jump up sometimes trying his luck to tug on your sleeve but he can be quickly calmed when told no.

On the lead he actually doesn't walk too bad, he loves his walks! We generally use a high slip lead and most of the time he is a good boy but he could use some lead work in the form of some dog obedience classes. If allowed to react to high energy/reactive dogs he will, saying that, he mostly ignores other dogs, just needing a reminder every now and then. We have let him say hello to our more calm, ignorant and sedate dogs and was more than happy with a quick sniff, however he finds the more bouncy dogs difficult and doesn't like them in his face.

Wreck It Ralph would make a fab addition to an active family with no/older children, no other pets and he will need an experienced home to deal with his fear of strangers in the home, he is a very loving boy who we think would make a loyal companion - he loves to get up on the sofa, cuddling in close enough to give you lots of kisses!

No cats and no children.

If you think you can offer RALPH the home he so deserves, please contact the kennels on

01299 269 181

Thank you!



THANK YOU to all who have kindly donated to help us along during this extremely trying time for everyone.

We have received such kindness even when we know so many are going through such a difficult and testing time themselves.

A simple Thank you never seems enough to express how humbled we all feel.

We hope you know us well enough to know just how grateful we are and our deepest concern is to continue to keep dogs safe and well. Our work goes on and we'll do all in our power to keep it going.

Thanks again everyone, we hope the updates, photos and videos which go on to our facebook is also another way of showing our appreciation of your kindness.

Please take care and stay safe, we miss you and we're so looking forward to seeing you again as soon as the restrictions allow us to do so 

Visit our shops for bargains galore!



56 Oxford Street

Opening times 9.30am to 4.00pm (Mon - Sat)

Donations can be dropped off on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays (up to 2 bin bags size donations per car/person).



1-2 Upper Galdeford


Opening times: 9.30am to 4.00pm (Mon - Sat)

Donations can be dropped off on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.


Update from Wanda aka Heaven

Update from Rosa aka Britney

If you have adopted one of our rescue

dogs we would love to hear from you - please send your stories and pictures to [email protected]