In this post, we’ve shared 8 top dog rescue centres in Northern Ireland. Read on to learn more.
1. Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary
Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary, located outside Ballinamallard, was established in 1989 by Pat Nolan to support the rehabilitation and rehoming of mistreated and abandoned animals in the area. There are up to 50 dogs and 100 cats at the sanctuary awaiting their forever homes. You can see them all on their social media page.
You can donate to their cause directly. You can also support them by attending fundraising events or volunteering at the sanctuary. Contact them to see how else you can support them.
The Doghouse Sanctuary, based in Banbridge, aims to save as many death-row dogs from local wardens as they can. All animals up for adoption have been vaccinated and medically checked. You can find all available dogs and information on their social media pages.
You can also donate via their social media pages. Contact the sanctuary directly to find out how.
Located in Omagh, Grovehill Animal Trust was established in 2011 to help homeless and abandoned animals get the help and love they receive and find their forever homes. As a small, self-funded charity, Grovehill Animal Trust works to rehabilitate and rehome every animal that comes through their doors and are actively raising money to establish a larger rehoming centre to accommodate the large number of animals needing their help.
You can view all dogs up for adoption on their website. If you want to simply support their cause, you can visit their charity shop in Omagh or donate directly on their website. Contact them to find out more information.
Registered as a charity in 2015, Paws and People have been fostering the local and unwanted animals of Northern Ireland since 2014. You can view all the dogs currently being fostered and cared for via the rescue’s website but, as a closed-door rescue, all visits must make an appointment by contacting the charity.
If you would like to help but cannot take in a new animal, consider donating directly to the charity or even sponsoring a dog to help provide food and necessary medical care. Contact them if you want to visit a potential new dog or have any further questions.
Created in 1997 and based in Conlig, Assisi Animal Sanctuary is considered the biggest independent animal charity in Northern Ireland. As a no-kill shelter, Assis Animal Sanctuary rescues 200+ animals each year and provides them with the food, medical care, shelter, and love they very much desire, regardless of medical history, age, or state at rescue.
They take in all manner of animals and so, while they have a large selection of dogs, they also rehome rabbits, cats and guinea pigs. All of the animals available for http://www.assisi-ni.org/adopt/adoption can be viewed on their website but an application must be completed to arrange a visit and begin the rehoming process. You can support them by donating via Paypal, visit one of their charity shops or volunteer with the charity directly. Contact them to find out more about how you can help.
Based in Londonderry, Rainbow Rehoming Centre was created in 1997 to help the thousands of abandoned and mistreated pets in northwest Northern Ireland from euthanasia or life on the streets. Considering how long the centre has been in action, the centre is still small, only holding up to 20 dogs and 16 cats at any one time. Any support you can offer this tiny 16-person team through donation, volunteering, or fostering is vital.
Established in 1996, Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill animal sanctuary located in Hurtletoot, Antrim. Their mission for the future of all animals could be organised around five freedoms: freedom from hunger or thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom to express normal behaviours; and freedom from fear and distress. To this end, all animals up for adoption must follow a strict rehoming process to ensure their new homes meet these five freedoms.
You can view all available dogs on their website, and once you have found a dog you like, complete the dog application form. You can also donate to the sanctuary to help support those animals still awaiting new homes. Contact them for more information.
If you are specifically looking for a husky to rescue, consider Tyrone Husky Rescue. This small family-run rescue saves huskies and husky crossbreeds rom mistreatment and abandonment and is run from the family’s home outside of Dungannon.
Because of the small size of the rescue, they post all their available dogs for adoption on their social media page. You can also find out how to donate directly to the rescue via their social media page, as well. Contact them by email to see how you can help.