Dogs that Need Homes

This page lists the rescue dogs that are currently under our care - either in Nipstone Kennels in south Shropshire or in foster-homes; some rescue dogs are unsuited to kennel life and it's best that they stay in loving foster homes throughout the border region and West Midlands. All dogs here have been rescued or recovered by Dog Samaritans - but they all need homes.

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All these dogs are looking for a loving home; some are in kennels and others in foster-care. The prospective keepers will be required to have a home-check visit and we ask for a minimum of £150 donation for each rescue dog; some pedigree dogs and puppies will require a higher donation and this is indicated in the listing.

We would love you to consider a rescue dog from us, so please browse our web site which is updated on a daily basis so all rescue dogs here are available. If you feel you can offer the perfect home to one of these wonderful rescue dogs then please call Carol on 01588 676106 - often the phone can be very busy so if you can, please email [email protected] and leave your name and phone number. If telephoning please ring after 9am and before 6pm.

Carol will help you find the ideal dog match for your circumstances.

If you are planning a holiday it is best to wait until you return before you choose a dog. If you wish to reserve a dog until after your holiday, we would ask you to pay the boarding fees until you collect the dog.


Many rescue dogs arrive with the history the previous owners have given us; sometimes this is not always accurate or complete. We do a lot of our own observations of the dogs to corroborate the information supplied and fill-in the all-too obvious gaps.


In a nutshell: If you can give any of these dogs a perfect home, please ring Carol on 01588 676106  or email info[email protected] 

Sally: 10yr old female Staffie

Autumn 2017

SALLY is lovely with people but she is rather poor around other animals.

She is well trained in general and is fine wearing a muzzle for when taking her for a walk.

She is micro-chipped and already spayed however she does need her injections boosted. It is suggested that Sally be the only dog and no cats. (Still in own home)


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

Pepper: 9 year old female Boxer/Labrador

Autumn 2017

Pepper is a very handsome girl who really needs to be an only dog as she does not like cats. Nice easy, good-natured dog, she is strong on the lead and therefore would not suite an elderly person. She's at Nipstone Kennels near the Stiperstones in south Shropshire.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

Mist: 2yr old female Border Collie

** Currently RESERVED **

November 2017

Mist is a two year old border collie. She recently arrived and is a failed working dog. She is very friendly and pretty. Walks nicely on the lead. She has not yet been spayed. Apparently she is good with children and other dogs. She loves travelling in the car but as she has not lived in the house she will need some house training. At Nipstone Kennels.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

Eve: Female Staffie / Boxer cross about 6-8yrs old

** currently in kennels **

January 2018

Our initial observations and evaluation of Eve is that she’s a delightful medium sized, cream-coloured Staffie / Boxer cross (we believe) who has been used onsite (rather sadly) as a breeding bitch. She is a strong and thick-set dog but the correct weight for her breed - she's also surprisingly very affectionate to humans and displays overt joy when you greet her - she LOVES toys; she's also well house-trained and good in the car. Like most dogs in rescue she has an issue – with Eve it is going outside, particularly when it’s cold; her hair is very thin so she feels it acutely. Whilst she tolerates other dogs of similar size, smaller dogs could be an issue with her - we have only ever short-leaded her in the presence of other dogs - so we expect that she would be better suited to an "only-dog" home with a fit owner. 

She has had periods of isolation with some (we think) ill-treatment; her last litter was in October and were disposed of mid December (for the Christmas market – Oh dear !). She could be close to season – but we are following her condition - currently (mid Jan) she appears to be season-free. DogSamaritans usually insist that bitches are spayed - but Eve's breed can suffer with breathing during such operations so she is still un-spayed. Her initial vet check showed her to be very healthy and puppy-free. She’s currently at Nipstone Kennels at Stiperstones South Shropshire.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

Buster & Bobby: 7yr old male Collies

November 2017

Now here’s a right PAIR of Collies that are inseparable – so they need re-homing together.

They support and rely on one another as they both have well advanced eye problems with Buster being partially sighted and Bobby only having one eye and is almost blind in his remaining eye.

They have both been micro-chipped and vaccinated (including kennel cough) – despite their sight issues, they are a delightful pair of dogs who are house-trained, surprisingly active and have good lead discipline. They have not had a great life so far but their manner is buoyant and in the right home they will give a lot of faithful pleasure. 

If you're that special person, rest assured, Dogsamaritans will cover their food and vet costs.

They are currently at Nipstone Kennels

Rescue dogs at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Jack: Male Greyhound/Saluki 5-6 yr old (un-nutered)

November 2017

Jack: Male Greyhound/Saluki 5-6 yr old (un-nutered)

This cheeky monkey is a right character !! We had an initial issue trying to age him at first as he is very grey round the muzzle – but we now know he’s between 5 & 6 yrs old. He is rather timid and is not overtly agressive towards other dogs but is rather wary of them. He maybe he’d be better suited as an only dog and will interact more readily in his own time – once he has the confidence he is very affectionate. He was used to a Dachshund for a while so he may be fine once familiar with another. He particularly does not like cats or noisy young children but he is good in the car with fair to good lead behaviour when walking around the lanes and he’s fine with traffic noise. Jack loves his walks – but he’s not too keen if it’s raining (I know that feeling all too well !)

He’s quite happy and inquisitive and likes to wander around the house – although typically of the breed, they are sweet-toothed and any left out food is fair-game for snaffling !!


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Maddy: Collie/Spaniel X 10 yr old (un-spayed)

November 2017

Maddy has come into rescue from a farmer who has had to retire from active life and so the dog can’t be kept on; she is, therefore, a retired sheepdog - but she was never that good at it anyway. She is, however, a loyal companion who will protect its owner. The spaniel in her likes to “point” – being in her middle years, there’s lots of enjoyment still to be had with her – she undoubtedly likes the outside life and enjoys good exercise and walks. We’ve not much information about her in a domestic situation or how she is on lead.

Dog Samaritans can help with spaying.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Molly: Wire-haired Poodle x

*** Re-homed ***

February 2018

Molly was housed with a partner 8-9 yr old bitch Labrador in filthy conditions; both are unspayed - they were recovered and got sent straight away to get bathed & groomed – so we could see what they actually looked like all scrubbed-up. They are now beauty-queens with coates all bathed clean and nails cut; they are now in good condition.

Molly is the younger dog and is very well behaved and not least when with other dog's – her recall is also fair to good. Whilst in the house-kennel, Molly was very friendly and buoyant – but would jump up though – but once in foster and off-lead, she appears not to do this. We have little information about how she is inside a domestic house – but her partner dog has already been re-homed and is fitting in beautifully. Neither Molly nor her partner dog are particularly fit and so a steady regime of exercise and good food is called-for.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Heidi: Schnauzer / Springer x - 2 yr old

*** Re-homed ***

February 2018

Heidi is a darling – she’s a calm pooch and loves to follow people around the house and like to check folk out while they’re there. She’s fully house trained and vet checked with a clean bill of health; she’ micro-chipped and has had her first round of vaccinations – she’s due the booster in mid Feb. She’s not on any medication and has been flea and worm-treated; she’s not spayed (Dogs Samaritans can help with this) and she is not pregnant. She’s a fine dog and in fine condition.


She likes to sit on her blanket but doesn’t like being left alone even for short periods if she knows someone is in the house – otherwise she’s OK with her toys . She isn’t particularly phased by loud noises but is wary of other dogs; she prefers to investigate them at her own pace and has not shown any aggressive behaviour. She loves her treats as well as tummy tickling, and head-rubs.

Having met Heidi in her wonderful foster home recently - I can honestly say that she is everything as described  -  an absolute corker of a dog. Heidi is well suited to an easy, loving home.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Lass: Collie X female almost 2yr old

February 2018

Lass is a sheepdog which failed to make the grade by actively chasing sheep. She's almost 2 years old and full of energy (she's a Collie after all!) She has not been spayed yet and we have limited information about vaccinations etc - so we're looking at a fresh start for Lass. Dog Samaritans will help with this here.


She's apparently good with children and has lived with other dogs but is not keen on cats and actively chases them. She's fine travelling in the car but does tend to chew when she's left alone for periods. She will need re-conditioning for a domestic life as she's not been effectively house-trained.


Her recall is basic - but with obedience and house training she'll make a great companion. You'll NEVER tire a Collie out - so good mental toys and games will be called for here.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.