If you’re looking for dog rescues in Kent, below we’ve featured 7 of the best in the county.
1. Guardian Angels Dog Rescue (Thanet)
Founded in 2014, Guardian Angels Dog Rescue is a volunteer-led organization that rescues animals and places them in foster care until they can be adopted. This non-profit organization relies entirely on private donations and operates right across Southeastern Kent. Based in Thanet, all dogs rescued by Guardian Angels Dog Rescue are microchipped and spayed/neutered before being listed for adoption.
If you’re interested in adopting from Guardian Angels Dog Rescue, you can view the available dogs here. You will then need to submit an application online and undergo a home-check to make sure you have a suitable environment for your new pup, including a fenced yard and lots of space for playtime. You can also apply to foster a dog, or learn more about donating and how you can help Guardian Angels Dog Rescue here.
2. Last Chance Animal Rescue (Edenbridge)
Based in Edenbridge in Kent, Last Chance Animal Rescue offers dogs, cats, and sometimes also other small animals a second chance at life. This registered charity adheres to a no-kill policy and ensure that all dogs entering their care are given a veterinary exam, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. What’s more, all adopted dogs come with four weeks of free pet insurance for your peace of mind.
Last Chance Animal Rescue has so many great dogs waiting patiently for their new owner to take them home – if you think it could be you, you can view the available dogs here. The team at Last Chance Animal Rescue will then conduct a home check, and if approved, you’ll be able to bring your new pet home. If you’re not in a position to adopt, you can also help out by donating to Last Chance Animal Rescue here.
3. Beacon Animal Rescue Centre (Canterbury)
Beacon Animal Rescue Centre is on a mission to save as many neglected, abused, stray, and abandoned animals as possible. This registered charity is run by just two volunteers who dedicate all their free time to saving and caring for pets in need. Based in Canterbury, Kent, their team relies on private donations and fundraisers to help care for their rescued pets.
If you’re interested in adopting from Beacon Animal Rescue Centre, visit their Facebook page to learn more about their adoptable pets. You can then complete an adoption application and meet the pet(s) you’re interested in. Beacon Animal Rescue Centre also need donations and have ongoing fundraisers that you can learn more about here.
4. Labrador Rescue (Cranbrook)
Labradors are among the happiest, friendliest, most rewarding dogs – and at Labrador Rescue in Cranbrook, Kent, there are so many rescued Labs looking for a new home. Labrador Rescue is a non-profit organization that rescues Labradors from neglect or abandonment, provides them with necessary medical care, and prepares them for life in their forever home.
Dogs rescued by Labrador Rescue are fostered in homes until they can be adopted – you can view the dogs currently available right here. Learn more about donating to Labrador Rescue here – monetary donations are welcome, as well as supplies like dog toys, beds, food, and cleaning supplies.
5. Rosina Animal Centre (Wrotham)
Based in Wrotham, Kent, Rosina Animal Centre is an animal rescue organization that’s been operating for almost a decade. Many of their animals are housed with foster families, where they are rehabilitated and cared for until they can be adopted into new, loving homes. As well as dogs, Rosina Animal Centre also often has cats, rabbits, and farm animals like horses and pigs.
Animals available for adoption through Rosina Animal Centre can be viewed here. Please note that a re-homing fee is required for each animal – this goes towards caring for animals at the rescue, feeding them, and providing any required medical care. You can learn more about helping out or donate to Rosina Animal Centre here.
6. Tag Pet Rescue (Margate)
Tag Pet Rescue is a Margate, Kent-based organization that cares for and re-homes animals in need. They receive no government funding, and rely entirely on donations, fundraisers, and the hard work of their dedicated volunteers. Before re-homing any pet, the team at Tag Pet Rescue conducts home visits to ensure that each animal is going to a suitable home.
Tag Pet Rescue usually has a range of adoptable animals at any given time, including dogs, cats, and rabbits. Prior to being listed for adoption, all dogs are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, treated for fleas/worms, and microchipped. If you’re interested in adopting a dog, view the available ones here. All dogs are kept in foster homes prior to adoption – you can also apply to foster a dog if you aren’t able to adopt. Donate to Tag Pet Rescue here.
7. A Dog’s Tale Rescue (Tonbridge)
Based in Tonbridge, Kent, A Dog’s Tale Rescue is a registered charity that rescues dogs that have been abandoned, neglected, or are found wandering the streets as strays. They also accept owner-surrendered dogs if an owner is no longer able to care for their pet. All rescued dogs are housed with foster families until they can be adopted, as this allows the dogs time to adjust and means that the volunteer fosters can get a better idea of each dog’s temperament.
Once ready for adoption, dogs are listed here. You can also learn more about fundraising events, donating, and other ways you can get involved with the dedicated team at A Dog’s Tale Rescue here.