Dogs for Rehoming

Dog Viewing


Danemere Animal Rescue is open to the public between 11.30am - 3.30pm daily. Home checks are required before any dog is rehomed. This can take up to 7 - 10 days as all of our home checkers are volunteers. All of our dogs are vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd, wormed and neutered (if old enough). The adoption fee for all dogs is £100.00 which is non-refundable.

If you have seen a dog on our website / Instagram / Facebook page that you are interested in please give us a call on 0190545655 to discuss whether they are still available. Please be aware that we are unable to reserve any animal via phone or email. You will have to visit us and meet the animal before we can reserve the animal to you and start the adoption process.

Upon arrival please report to reception.

Please take a look on our homing procedures page for more information


The dogs below are available for rehoming. Please take a look:

Cleo - Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)- 14 months

Hello, my name is Cleo.

I have been at the rescue for quite some time now and although I’m pawsitively amazing, not many people get to see that side of me. I know that sometimes I can be loud and I don’t make friends very easily (I just don’t get on with my own kind, I prefer humans who can give me scratches and tummy rubs) but I’m struggling to find a new mum and dad. I know I come with a little bit of baggage – I need ‘firm’ training so I’ve been told. Apparently, my breed are excellent, quick learners and although sadly, I haven’t had the best start in life I’m still young and eager and ready for school if someone would continue helping me and push me to be well..a better me! No one outside of the staff has shown any interest in me so far, is it the muzzle? See! Maybe the pink one would have been more fashionable.  I have seen other dogs that have to wear them though, lots of greyhounds have to and they still have a place to call home and their own humans so why can’t I? It’s only to protect the other dogs, I wouldn’t hurt you.

I LOVE people, the staff here are extra caring with me; they give me extra cuddles because I hold onto them with my paws so that they cannot leave! I like to give kisses, lots and lots of kisses. When I first got here I was confused so I would shout at everybody but after a day or two I realised they were friends and since then all I’ve wanted is attention.

If I could describe myself in a few words I would say that I am confident, fearless, but ultimately I am loveable.

I really want my new mum and dad to have lots of time for tummy tickles and long walkies so that I can release all this energy I have (I can’t wait to have a garden!). If my new mum and dad have experience with dogs like me (there can only be one me; I’m one of a kind) then that will be amazing.

If you would consider me I will do my very best to learn and make you very happy, we will be best friends for life I know that for sure. If you have any questions about me and my needs just give the centre a call.

With love and licks,

A hopeful Cleo x

Cleo came to Danemere after being rescued from being mistreated. Cleo was looked after by her rescuers for a few months but unfortunately their circumstances changed and they could no longer offer Cleo a permanent home. When Cleo first arrived at Danemere she was incredibly wary of people but once Cleo started to realise that we were not going to harm her, we began to gain her trust. Now that Cleo has settled in we can see that she absolutely adores people! Cleo is super affectionate and loves a fuss - especially a good tummy rub. Cleo will sit for her food and takes treats well. Cleo is not possessive over toys.

Although Cleo is brilliant with people, she is not good with other animals as she was never socialised correctly. We have been using a muzzle and a harness on her walks. This has allowed us to have more control over Cleo as she will get herself worked up and agitated when another dog is around. Cleo has got better at ignoring another dog since she has been with us as she has been seeing dogs more often but still needs a lot of training to work on this. Cleo will need to be muzzled at all times when out and about on walks.

Cleo has an incredibly cute habit; she likes to wrap her paws around your arms and hold on to you when she has cuddles, this is as though she's making sure you do not stop giving her your undivided attention because it's her favourite time - cuddle time!

Cleo is ideally looking for a home without children and without any other animals - including small furries. We would prefer Cleo's forever home to be with an experienced Shepherd owner or someone who has owned large breeds like Cleo previously. Cleo will need a firm owner that will take time to train her and in return you will have a friend for life.

Cleo has so much love to give, if you think that you could provide a loving, patient, attentive home for Cleo or would like to know more information please get in touch with us.

Nova - German Shepherd - 2 Years - Reserved

Nova came to Danemere as her previous owner was struggling with to cope with Nova whilst having a big family to look after.

Nova is very friendly and loves a cuddle. Nova can be wary of strangers but this soon wears off once she establishes who you are by giving you a good sniff and you give her a fuss. Nova is very good whilst feeding and will sit patiently waiting for some yummy food. Nova knows basic commands such as sit, paw, stay and out.

Nova mostly walks well on a lead, she can pull every now and then due to excitement and having lots of energy to burn off. However, because she is not used to going on walks so everything is all new and strange to her so she tends to get spooked easily (so far it has mainly been from our chickens or something harmless like a bird that she has spotted in a bush). When she does get scared it is easy to reassure her and calm her down by positivity. The new owner will have to take caution and be aware of their surroundings when on walks with for example, moving vehicles.

Nova absolutely adores human interaction, she craves attention and cuddles. Nova likes to give kisses and receive tummy rubs.

Nova is crate trained and was often crated in her previous home therefore would bark and whine to come out as she just simply loves to be around people. She has lived with a male German Shepherd before and got on brilliantly, but has not been socialised with unfamiliar dogs. Nova could possibly live with another dog in her new home, providing that they are introduced correctly. Nova is not used to being in a car so is very unsure about getting in but once she does, she relaxes and is very well behaved, she just likes to look out of the window and watch the world go by.

Nova has lived with and socialised with many children and has never shown any signs of aggression whilst taking toys / food off of her so could possibly live with children again in her new home.

This gorgeous girl has such a wonderful 'big softie' personality and a great temperament. Nova would suit a family home where lots of attention, love and walkies are provided. If you think that you could provide Nova with her forever home or would like more information please give us a call.

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