Rescue Pets

If you are considering adopting one of these dogs, please read the notes at the bottom.


For all the latest RSPCA Westmorland pets which are looked after here at Milnthorpe

With support from the Dogs Trust we are able to offer free microchipping to anyone with a dog that has not yet been microchipped. It will become a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped in APRIL 2016. 

We are also able to give vouchers to neuter any bull breed or any dog if the owner is in receipt of benefits. 

Please ask us for more information. 

Laddie (was Junior)

Laddie (was Junior) GSD X

Laddie is a neutered, 3 year old German Shepherd cross.  He is a big softie who arrived in our care with limited experience of the world, lacking confidence in some new situations.  He is learning rapidly and responding well.  We expect him to make a loving and loyal companion. NOW REHOMED



Yogi approx 7yr old neutered male Lurcher 

Yogi is a gentle kind soul. He has been neutered and the vets estimate his age to be 6/7 yrs. He will be a loving and affectionate addition to your home. He enjoys his walks and likes to have short sprints, but then would be happy to come and curl up somewhere warm with you and be by your side. He is the dog that our volunteers and new starters often being with as he is nice and easy to walk and loves to be with you. NOW REHOMED


Gizmo approx 7yr old neutered male Chug

Gizmo is a happy friendly little chap. The vets have estimated his age to be approx 7yrs. He has now been neutered and we have started his course of vaccination. He was treated for a skin condition believed to be a flea allergy and is now recovering well. He has also recieved some dental work. He would love a home with companionship and someone to take him for regular walks. He is always happy to see you and loves a cuddle and play. 


Sandy neutered male terrier 

Sandy is an unclaimed stray and we estimate his age to be around 1 to 2 years.  He is a friendly and happy small terrier that enjoys his walks and playtime.  Sandy is a lively little character, full of confidence and would benefit from attending training classes. For this reason we are recomending a home without small children and ideally with experience / understanding of the terrier character. He is currently learning to walk on the lead.




Taking on a new dog is a big step. Before you look at dogs it is good to be honest about the time you have available to train a puppy or adult rescue dog. It takes 3 days for a dog to know where it is, 2 weeks for a dog to know where it fits into a pack and normally about a year to adapt and train into a normal family life. Relationships take time, so please do not expect too much too soon from your dog. The first few months with your dog will take time and patience from everyone in the household. After this, the relationship will grow, but you need to consider that the first year of it's life with you will require considerable chunks of your time and feedback on a daily basis. This is why it is our policy not to rehome a dog to a household where both partners are out at work all day.


The next step in deciding what is the right dog for your home is to consider things like the space you have in your home, what level of exercise the dog requires, what level of grooming or additional care (e.g. overcoming shyness). Shy dogs are not happy in homes with energetic children. Engergetic dogs may create trouble and disruption if you are not a family that likes to play games with him or her. Do you have the patience, steadiness and stregnth to train a dog that is not good on a lead to become well healed. Do you have other pets to consider ; cats or small animals - how would they cope with the change.


We welcome enquiries and will try and give as much information as we can about each individual and advise on their good traits and where they might need help. If you find one that is right for you the process works like this;

- You and all your household come and meet the dog and agree that this is the right dog for you. This meeting should include any other dogs that he/she may be sharing with.

- You let the re-homing team know that you wish to reserve the dog

- The re-homing team arrange a home check (normally very quickly subject to your availability and theirs).

- During the home visit the dogs needs will be discussed. The home visit team will ring us to confirm all is okay. 

- You collect the dog and complete the paperwork and a recommended donation of £100 is taken. You can then enjoy building a long term relationship with them, one step at a time. The dogs will normally be neutered / spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.

 We support our ex-strays with food, kenneling and ensure where possible they all go to their new home microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. This can at times become costly, particularly when we are support a sick abandoned animal through a medical issue.  So any donations, however small, are always welcome at the kennels.



Click Here for A web site for rescue pets. Lost & Found pets.

Click Here for Everychance Rescue


If you are looking for a specific breed there are generally rescue societies for that breed, which can be found through the Kennel Club web site;

 Kennel Club Breed Rescue