In this article, we’ve featured 12 of the best dog rescues in Wales and have summarised what they do.
1. Llys Nini Animal Centre
Llys Nini is an animal rescue centre in Swansea affiliated with the national RSPCA. Since 1995, the animal rescue centre has rescued over 14,500 animals. The facility also helps re-home pets of all breeds and sizes.
This animal rescue facility was started by animal-lovers over 200 years ago. The registered animal rescue charity serves pets and families in Neath Port Talbot, Cardiff, Bridgend, and other areas in South West Wales.
Llys Nini offers a variety of services including rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming lost, unwanted, and abused pets. In addition, this animal rescue also helps pet parents on low incomes by providing subsidised vet treatment.
You can help the animal-loving team at Llys Nini by offering your time as a volunteer, fundraising, sponsorship, or leaving a gift in your will or legacy gifting. The facility also helps parents who would like to adopt a pet. Get in touch with Llys Nini to find out more about their services as you make a donation.
2. Greyhound Rescue Wales
This pet rescue organisation in Cardiff helps unwanted, abandoned, lost, and stray Greyhounds in Wales. The facility is dedicated to the wellbeing of each pet that comes through its doors and has helped re-home over 2,600 pets since 1993.
Greyhound Rescue Wales is a registered charity and is a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes, Institute of Fundraising, and Fundraising Regulator. The pet rescue is a membership organisation run by a board of trustees and volunteers.
This pet rescue organisation offers a variety of services including rescuing abandoned pets, neutering, spaying, vaccinating, deworming, and microchipping rescued pets as well as educating the public on responsible pet ownership.
Greyhound Rescue Wales welcomes the public to get involved through working as volunteers, legacy gifting, animal sponsorship, fundraising, fostering a Greyhound, or making a donation. You can also get in touch with the friendly team to find out how you can adopt a pet.
3. Greenacres Rescue
This pet rescue organisation in Pembrokeshire was founded in 2008. Greenacres is an all-animal rescue centre that works closely with Local Authorities in South West Wales to ensure all stray animals get a second chance with a loving family.
This charity organisation is committed to helping all unwanted and abandoned pets regardless of breed, age, or health problems. Although Greenacres is based in Pembrokeshire, the registered charity works hard to rescue pets throughout the country.
Some of the services available at this facility include rescuing, rehabilitation, and re-homing pets. The facility also offers pets under its care quality veterinary care, exercise, food, shelter, and plenty of love and care.
You can support this non-profit animal rescue organisation by working as a volunteer, making a donation or adopting a pet. Get in touch with Greenacres to find out more about their services as you make an appointment.
4. Hope Rescue
Hope Rescue takes in dogs of all breeds and sizes from six Local Authorities in South Wales. The pet rescue organisation also helps pet parents who may not be able to care for their canine companions by ensuring they get re-homed with loving families.
This registered charity, founded in 2005, helps over 800 dogs annually and works closely with other pet rescue organisations to ensure they can reach as many abandoned dogs as possible. The animal-loving team at Hope Rescue is also passionate about addressing the consequences of irresponsible pet ownership by educating and advising the public.
Hope Rescue offers a variety of services including vaccinating rescued animals, ensuring all rescued pets enjoy quality medical care from qualified veterinarians, spaying, neutering, microchipping, and offering shelter to homeless pets.
You can get involved by volunteering, fundraising, gifting in wills, and shopping at charity shops. Hope Rescue also accepts monetary donations and items for rescued dogs. Get in touch with the friendly team at Hope Rescue to find out more about their services and inquire about adopting a pet.
5. Four Paws Animal Rescue
This independent, registered animal rescue charity organisation was founded in 2004. The organisation in South Wales rescues dogs from Local Authority pounds to save them from euthanasia. Four Paws also takes in animals who can no longer be cared for by their parents for any reason.
FPARSW has a strict non-destruct policy and works hard to ensure all rescued pets are rehomed to a forever home or transferred to other rescue centres for re-homing. The facility is also dedicated to educating pet parents on the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets when they cannot afford additional pets.
All pets at Four Paws enjoy excellent veterinary care, deworming and flea treatments, vaccinations, microchipping, and neutering. Pets who are too young to be neutered before adoption are rehomed under a neutering contract.
You can help the animal-loving team at this pet rescue organisation by fostering a pet, helping with home checks, legacy gifting, volunteering, or making a donation. Get in touch with Four Paws Animal Rescue South Wales to find out more about their services and inquire about adopting a pet.
Each year, the RSPCA in Mid Wales helps rescue and re-home thousands of animals who suffer from cruelty, neglect, and abuse. The facility also offers support and guidance to pet parents to help promote responsible pet ownership.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1824. Since then, the animal-loving volunteers have helped rescue many pets and change the law to ensure all animals are protected and treated with compassion.
The RSPCA offers a variety of services including campaigning for animal protection, investigating cases of animal cruelty, rescuing and rehabilitating pets whenever possible, providing top-notch veterinary care, releasing animals into their safe, natural habitats, and re-homing domestic pets.
You can support this charity pet rescue organisation by offering your time as a volunteer, reporting cases of animal cruelty, participating in campaigns, fundraising, and making donations. Get in touch with the friendly team at RSPCA to find out more about their services and learn how you can adopt a pet.
7. Freshfields Animal Rescue
This pet rescue organisation serves Bryn Melyn, Caernarfon, Nebo, and other areas in North Wales. The community-focused charity organisation is involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of domestic animals, small animals, and injured or sick wildlife.
Freshfields provides temporary refuge and sanctuary for pets in need of help and offers each rescued animal shelter, food, medication, emotional support, and socialisation training before they can be re-homed with their forever family.
This pet rescue organisation firmly believes in educating the public to inspire respect and regard for the welfare of all animals. Freshfields also promotes and offers neutering through community engagement initiatives and practical support in the Freshfield Neutering Campaign.
The organisation also helps reunite lost and found pets with their families. This pet rescue organisation welcomes support through fostering an animal, fundraising, will and legacy gifting, volunteering, sponsoring an animal, making a donation, or adopting a pet. Get in touch with Freshfields to make further inquiries.
8. North Clwyd Animal Rescue
North Clwyd Animal Rescue is a registered charity organisation started in 1978. The pet rescue organisation was founded by Anne Owen and cares for over 1800 domestic animals annually. The facility is a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes and is affiliated to Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust.
This pets rescue organisation offers a variety of services including re-homing, medical care from expert veterinarians, behavioural training, and educating pet parents about responsible pet ownership.
Since its inception, North Clwyd Animal Rescue has helped re-home over 10,000 pets. You can support this charity by fundraising, sponsoring a kennel, leaving a legacy or supporting NCAR charity shops. The facility also facilitates pet adoption. Get in touch with North Clwyd Animal Rescue to make further inquiries and make a donation.
9. Almost Home Dog Rescue
This pet rescue organisation based in North Wales provides a safe haven for abandoned, unwanted, lost, and stray dogs. Almost Home Dog Rescue is a registered charity that has helped facilitate the adoption of over 500 pets.
The passionate team at this rescue organisation is dedicated to ensuring all pets are safe and happy in their forever homes. Almost Home Dog Rescue carries out thorough home checks to ensure adopted pets go to loving families. The facility is also committed to promoting responsible pet ownership by educating the next generation of dog owners.
Almost home offers a variety of services including pet rescue services, rehabilitation, pet training, medical care, vaccination, spaying, neutering, and flea and worm treatments.
Get in touch with the team at Almost Home Dog Rescue to find out more about their services and inquire how you can volunteer, foster a pet, adopt a pet, or make a donation.
10. Alpet Poundies Rescue
This small private pet rescue organisation in Llandysul cares for lost, unwanted, and abandoned pets in West Wales. The facility also takes in animals brought in by the County Dog Warden. All pets that remain unclaimed after 9 days are re-homed. The facility has helped re-home over 400 pets.
Alpet Poundies Rescue is owned and operated by Linda and Tony White, a registered animal nurse and qualified dog trainer. Linda and Tony have a strict no-destroy policy and ensure all pets are re-homed unless they are in extremely poor health.
This pet rescue also offers other services such as microchipping, private re-homing services, taking in hand-ins and ex-breeders, vaccinating, deworming, flea treatment, and more. Alpet also helps the sick and elderly who can no longer care for their pets by finding their furry companions new parents.
You can support Linda and Tony at Alpet Poundies Rescue by sponsoring a kennel, donating, fundraising, fostering a pet or volunteering. Get in touch with Alpet Poundies Rescue to find out how you can adopt a pet.
11. Dogs Trust Bridgend
Dogs Trust Bridgend was founded in 1981 and is one of the biggest dog welfare organisations in the country. The facility was founded to help dogs enjoy a happy life without destruction. The facility is led by Owen Sharp, the chairman of Dogs Trust Ireland.
For over 126 years, Dogs Trust has cared for and rehomed over 15,000 dogs through 20 rehoming centres spread out throughout the UK. The facility in Bridgend helps rescue, rehabilitate and re-home pets in West Wales.
Pets brought to the Bridgend facility receive various services including medical care from qualified veterinarians, vaccination, microchipping, flea and worm treatment, food, shelter, behavioural training, and plenty of love and care.
You can support this facility by offering your time as a volunteer, sponsoring a pet, making a donation, fundraising, will and legacy gifting, corporate sponsorship, and adopting a pet. Get in touch with the friendly team of animal lovers at Dogs Trust to make further inquiries.
12. Many Tears Rescue
Many Tears Animal Rescue was started in 2004 by Sylvia and her husband Bill. The pet rescue in Carmarthenshire helps re-home dogs in West Wales and other areas throughout the UK. The unique rescue mainly works with ex-breeders who have not been exposed to the outside world.
These pets receive a loving environment and all potential adopters are vetted and interviewed to ensure each pet goes to the right home. All pets that go through Many Tears Animal Rescue are microchipped, spayed, neutered, inoculated, and dewormed before re-homing.
Many Tears Animal Rescue also offers pets specialist veterinary care for pets who arrive at the facility with eye, heart, liver, and joint problems. The facility also offers expert advice to new pet parents and behaviour training for pets before moving them to their forever homes.
Reach out to Sylvia and Bill at Many Tears Animal Rescue to find out more about their services and learn how you can adopt a pet or make a donation.