Dogs for Rehoming

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs 
Please give us a call first to discuss whether you are suitably matched and we can then arrange an appointment to meet your chosen dog.


Danemere Animal Rescue is open to the public on an appointment only basis. 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 £125.00 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:

Nelson - Labrador, 1 year & 3 months old

This young boy is one year old Nelson, the stereotypical food motivated lab you would expect.  Nels is a lovable, incredibly friendly and affectionate pup. Nelson does get excitable and will jump up but once he gets over his initial burst of bouncing happiness to see you he calms down and you can give him fuss, belly rubs and lots of love. Nelson is such a great dog who just needs the correct owner who is willing to work with Nelson.

Nelson came to Danemere due to only what we can describe as  being misunderstood in his previous home. Nelson had been 'growling and snapping' at his previous owner, being a young energetic pup learning how to behave in the world he would puppy 'mouth', this is not aggression based behaviour however, the previous owner sadly became scared and fearful of Nelson. Since Nelson has been with us we have monitored and assessed his behaviour and we have found that he does have toy possession issues, he likes to greet you and show off is toy but you can only look with your eyes he will not let you take toys off of him without grumbling and warning you to not touch. He is happy to be stroked and fussed whilst he has a toy. However, if you do need to take something off him all you need to do  is distract him with another toy or a treat (he is highly motivated by food!) and he will gladly drop and wait for you for you to throw. Nelson absolutely loves playing with his toys especially balls and so he is protective over it, this is not something that is hard to manage but will need an experienced owner that can understand him - always have a distraction toy/treat!

Extra info:


  • House trained
  • Great with strangers - happy to greet everyone and anyone!
  • Basic commands - Sit, here, out, wait. Drop & paw (selectively).
  • Needs further lead training (much better on his harness, once he has burned off initial energy he walks without pulling)
  • Great off lead - recall needs more work but making improvements with trusty treats to hand, but loves to run free playing!
  • Travels well in the car
  • Good with other dogs - social as long as they are not too full on.
  • Child free home
  • Only pet household
  • Food motivated - Will train well for the right treats & distractions

Nelson needs an owner that is experienced with Labs / bigger dogs or someone that has experience with dogs that show possessive behaviour. Nelson will need someone who has the time to take him for long walks, a big enclosed garden where he can run and let off some steam. Nelson is a great dog with so much character he's a funny chap (just look at all of the faces he pulls on the photos!) he deserves to find his forever home.

If you think that you could offer this lovable lab a new home please give us a call on 01905 345655 to discuss the matching / meeting process.



Dog running towards camera
Small Dog With Ball
Happy Dog looking up