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 [email protected] 

Sally: 10 yr 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 yr 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.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Lass: Collie X female almost 2 yr 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.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Theo: Male Jack Russell - apx 5 yr old

February 2018

Theo is a handsome character and full of energy - so he could be a bit of a handful to manage at first. He's now been neutered and will help make him more docile. We have little paperwork for Theo and it appears that he's had a tail-dock. With careful re-training and discipline he'll be a fine companion but he needs some domestication as he's a bit possessive. It's unlikely that he'd be suitable for a home with cats or small children - he'll probably thrive in a more adult household.

So far as we're aware, he doesn't travel well on long journeys in the car - but we know this can be overcome if managed correctly.  He's currently at Nipstone Kennels, nr Stiperstones.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Lexi: Female Collie apx 2 yr old (un-spayed)

March 2018

Lexi is a beautiful tri-coloured Collie – the markings suggest that she has some Kelpie in her. Like a lot of rescue dogs who arrive at our door, Lexi has had a challenging start to life and needs re-conditioning to get her better at domestication. She’s not been socialized with people too well and was initially aggressive – but surprisingly she’s quite friendly around other dogs. This suggests a trust issue which should be able to be corrected with well managed training and TLC. She’s good on the lead but does get excited at traffic and can pull towards cars – again this is a condition that can be corrected.


Lexi looks in good condition but her coat is matted in places – this is early days with us – so we’re leaving her set the pace for now and not pushing her too much. She not been spayed or vaccinated – so it’s a fresh start with her health program and the new owners should expect to put a lot into Lexi’s training but we’re quite confident that with sustained work, she’ll be a fabulous dog and great companion. Currently in care at Nipstone Kennels.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Jed: Male Border Collie 7/8 months old

March 2018

Jed is a lovely dog who loves a fuss - loves his food and is an extra farm dog that needs a new home.

We don't have too much information about his character - but being a young dog from a farm background , he shows some wariness of strangers  and can be highly strung. Often this can be reconditioned out of  the behaviour pattern -  however, he is apparently really good with other dogs  - this suggests it's a confidence issue.

He's got paperwork for being chipped, vaccinated and flea/worm treated although we are waiting for this paperwork. Jed is currently still at his farm and is used to outdoor accommodation - so is likely to require house-training when his forever home come along.


Are you that special person who could  work some magic with Jed - OF COURSE YOU ARE !!!!


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

Cooper: Male Schnauzer 6 yr old (neutered)

November 2017

Cooper has had a sorry life so far, his owner died and he had to live out in a garden and left to the elements . When he cane to us, he was very bedragled, very unkempt and required a very serious grooming session - which was expertly done as usual. He's been vet-checked.


Cooper is a great pooch and he'll make a great companion. He's good in the car and was very tolerant of the uncomfortable but highly necessary work during his grooming session. He's thin-coated just now - but this will grow back into a beautiful coat and he'll be a beauty. He's already neutered and interest has already been shown in him. We'll have more information on him as the days progress.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.

A rescue dog by Dog Samaritans

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

November 2017

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

This fabulous fella 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. Since he's been fostered, he's been neutered, is a good weight and is falling into domestic life with relish. He is a very affectionate, gentle boy who LOVES his walks - especially long ones - and like most lurchers, simply crashes afterwards with long, blissful sleep (often sneeking upstairs to the spare bedroom !)

His foster home has access to local fields and he loves playing tag with his other dog buddies (Border Terriers & a Lab') - so his socialisation has come on leaps and bounds. He is fine with older children and he's good in the car with improved good lead behaviour when walking around the lanes; he’s also fine with traffic noise. He’s quite happy and inquisitive and likes to wander around the house – although typically of the breed, is sweet-toothed and any left out food is fair-game for snaffling !!


He would best suit that special someone who is home for most of the day - but he's fine for occasional periods of absence. He's well house-trained and will let you know when he needs to go outside.


Everyone he meets at his busy foster-home becomes his best friend within minutes of introductions - he'll make a great companion.


A rescue dog at dogsamaritans, dog rescue, Shropshire.