Here are just some of our dogs who are desperate for loving permanent homes... Dogs featured on our pages are predominately stray and abandonded dogs, let go by their owners for whatever reason. Young, old, weak, strong, we see them all. They have one thing in common, they all deserve a second chance of a happy home, a warm bed, enough food and responsible owners who will cherish them for the rest of their lives.
All our dogs are vet checked before going to their new homes and are microchipped.
Veterinary care can be very expensive, we strongly recommend that you take out an insurance policy to cover your new pet. We have a firm rule that all dogs re-homed by us are neutered.
For details of dogs arriving, and more information on the dogs, please click 'Forum', on the menu on the left hand side. Some dogs may be marked as 'Reserved', but this doesn't automatically mean they will be placed, so always best to show interest on the forum.
We require a home check/vets reference prior to rehoming the dog and an adoption fee is requested.
Barney is around 5yrs old, he was found as a stray and has been in kennels with us for the past month or so.
He is finding life in kennels incredibly stressful and despite our best efforts life isn't improving for Barney. When out of the kennels he is much happier and walks perfectly on lead.
He isn't keen on other dogs, that could be due to kennels, but he would need to be homed as an only dog. He can't be homed with cats or other small animals.
Ideally, a quiet home with an older, maybe retired person, would be ideal for Barney. His needs are few and he has a lot to give as a companion/friend.
We are happy to waive the adoption fee for him if that will help find him a place.
If you can offer Barney a home, please call the kennels on 01568 760033 or email HWAR.Aniamlrescue@gmail.com putting "BARNEY Lurcher" in your subject.
Meet sweet little Daisy, Staffie x. She doesn't seem very old (the vet has put her between 2 and 4 years) but looks to have had puppies.
She was absolutely terrified in the kennels but now manages a tail wag, a little body crawl and enjoys a cuddle with kennel staff - she won't take long to come around with some tlc.
She has a haematoma in her ear which will be treated as soon as possible.
She really is such a pretty little girl, the only way is up for her now. Click on her forum link to see her playing with her friend Cody, who she just loves. She is a little fearful of dogs she doesn't know, especially if they are barking at her.
If you can offer Daisy a home, please give the kennels a call on 01568 760033 or email HWAR.firstname.lastname@example.org putting "DAISY Staffie x" in your subject.
Dear little Shandy, Chihuahua x Corgi maybe?? came to us via the stray kennels.
What a little cracker he is, a bright happy waggy little soul even though he is in a strange environment surround by people and dogs he has never met before.
Shandy doesn't seem used to walking on a lead. He's here, there and everywhere - it's easier to pick him up and carry him which he was quite happy with! Shandy seems to be looking for someone, constantly alert. When he heard children playing he was very interested and wanted to join them.
If you can offer Shandy a home, please call the kennels on 01568 760033 or email HWAR.email@example.com putting "SHANDY Chi x Corgi" in your subject.
Such a dear little chap. Max was found recently, looking as though he might have been in an accident and was taken to a vet. Max was treated for his injuries (very kindly paid for by his finder Jo Bloise) and the Dog Warden then transferred him to the pound. Having done his time as a stray, he has now arrived at HWAR.
His original owners have been in touch since the picture of Max in the pound appeared on Facebook. They rehomed him in the spring, due to a change in their circumstances, and have supplied us with some details to help us rehome him more successfully....
"He is OK with older children, not sure about younger children. Cats he is fine with and other dogs. We have walked with him off the lead in large open fields but always kept him on a lead near roads etc. He loves chasing a ball and knows basic commands. He enjoys swimming. We had him from about 7 months old but have found he is not over keen on strange men and will sometimes bark at them but when he gets to know you he is absolutely fine. He loves a good run as I used to jog with him. We fed him dry biscuits as wet food didn't seem to agree with him too much. I really hope you will find him a fantastic home."
If you would like to meet Max please call the kennels on 01568 760033 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kato is a much loved family pet, here is what her owners say about her
'Kato is about 7.5 years old and has always been a much-loved and happy pet. On a few occasions she has also helped out on the farm as a herder. She is micro-chipped. Her inoculations are beyond the vet's dating.
She is well behaved on the lead and in the house and garden. She walks to heel, sits, lies and comes to command, stays off furniture, stays downstairs, is fully house-trained and has never shown any aggression towards humans of any age. She adores attention and is very loving.
She can be very excitable when walking off the lead. She is going a bit deaf and so no longer hears commands at a distance, which makes it difficult for her to live on a stock farm.
She is happier as a single dog. She occasionally growls at other dogs when they invade her space unexpectedly. She is happy and safe to be left alone for several hours.
We are very sorry to have to find her a new home, but our current circumstances are such that it is the most suitable way to give her the best possible quality of life.'
If you are interested in meeting Kato, please call us on 01568 760033 or email us at email@example.com
How unlucky can one little dog be? We thought he had the perfect family home lined up, then sadly circumstances changed and the people were unable to take him, so poor little Toby is still sitting waiting patiently in kennels.
He is a super little dog, loves children, fine with other dogs etc. He is a little nervous around men initially, but once introduced he is absolutely fine.
Toby is a Springer x JRT, so a bit of a livewire who will need plenty of exercise.
If you'd like to meet him, please phone 01568 760033 between 11 and 3 or email HWAR.firstname.lastname@example.org putting "TOBY Springer x JRT" in your subject.
Meet Rufus, an intelligent lurcher x, approx 3-4 years who was rehomed by HWAR a few years ago. Rufus is now in need of a new home, given his current unsuitable surroundings. He is being restricted by the other hounds and a big family and we want to see Rufus happy.
He needs his own space, no dogs and no children. This would allow Rufus to flourish into the dog he should be. He is perfect on and of the lead, with excellent re call. He is a very loving boy, loves a cuddle but craves reassurance. He would thrive on being stimulated ie more than your typical sit and stay.
Rufus is all up to date with his vaccinations, flea, worming and kennel cough and he has been neutered.
If you think you could give Rufus his forever home, please contact the kennels on 01568 760033 between 11 and 3 and we will put you in touch with his current family who are based in Hereford.
Bertha is a very friendly girl with lots of character. She is also young, energetic and can be strong on a lead so will benefit from firm, consistent handling to bring out her full potential.
We will give you updates as we get to know her. Betha is with us at the kennels so if you'd like to meet her please phone 01568 760033 between 11 and 3 or email HWAR.email@example.com putting "BERTHA Crossbreed" in your subject.
It's hard to believe that Buddy is still with us in kennels, he is such a wonderful dog, all the staff and volunteers love him.
He has impeccable manners, he walks beautifully on lead, he is a gentle kindly dog who adores people.
His only fault, if indeed it is a fault, is that he has a very high prey drive, not unusual given his breeding, he will, given the opportunity, chase sheep and could not be homed with cats, rabbits etc.
Buddy would do well with the companionship of other dogs, he loves to play with them.
A home where there are no woolly ones within miles would be ideal for Buddy, he can scent them way off.
He is great around children and as said is excellent with other dogs.
Please consider Buddy, he just needs a chance. If you would like to meet him please call the kennels on 01568 760033 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org putting "BUDDY Lurcher" in your subject.
Shyla is looking for an experienced home. She does not seem to have had the best start in life and has been in the HWAR kennels for a few weeks, being assessed. Initially, she formed a strong bond with our kennel manager and has since been able to relax and learn to cope with kennel life/visitors in her own time.
Shyla is now very happy and affectionate with people she knows and thoroughly enjoys going out and about for walks. It has been a real pleasure to see her develop into the funny, sometimes cheeky girl that she really is.
Anyone interested in rehoming Shyla would need to spend time letting her get to know them before any decisions could be made. Shyla is very wary of people she doesn't know or situations she is not familiar with. Once she knows someone well, she might want to protect them as well as herself if she feels threatened.
We do not know if Shyla could live with another dog, she would probably be best in a home without cats and would definitely not be considered for a home with children.
In the right home, Shyla will be a loyal, affectionate companion. She has come a long way in the past few weeks and it is now felt that the next step is to find her a forever home where she can continue to flourish. If you feel this is something you can help with, please contact our Kennel Manager, Annie, will be more than happy to tell you all about Shyla and perhaps arrange a visit.
If you would like to meet her please give us a call on 01568 760033 or email us at HWAR.email@example.com putting "SHYLA Sharpei x" in your subject and we will send you an application form.
He was originally with HWAR as one of a litter of pups rehomed last spring. Unfortunately, his family returned him just after New Year as they felt that he was too much for their other dog.
Kane is a large and absolutely stunning dog but still a baby at heart. Despite being neutered some months ago, adolescence is inevitable and he is going to need training and firm handling to ensure his respect.
Whether because of his breeding or experiences, Kane is fearful of unknown people and situations. He would generally prefer to run away but will react defensively if he feels cornered. When he respects someone, this behaviour can be prevented or managed appropriately – even by relatively small women!
Kane is now enjoying his walks but was initially terrified of traffic when he returned to HWAR. Now he just likes to look at large or noisy vehicles before they pass, particularly if they are approaching from behind.
Kane has spent a few weeks being assessed in the HWAR kennels, it is now felt that the next step is for him to find a forever home. With people he knows and likes, he is a big softie - very affectionate and quite a clown. He has gradually made friends with a small circle of people who he now considers his family and is content with his current lifestyle. He would be happy if put in a kennel (with a run) when left alone and then in the house when with company.
If you would like to meet him please give us a call on 01568 760033 or email us at HWAR.firstname.lastname@example.org putting "KANE Malamute x" in your subject and we will send you an application form.
Charlie has been in foster care for some time now and we are very surprised that he hasn't been rehomed.
This is what his foster mum has to say about him..."He is a very loving boy who loves to lie in the same room as you snoozing. He enjoys playing with toys, does came back when called, walks quite nicely on the lead. Can be fine with some dogs. Charlie is scared of small people so a home on his own he would love the best. No cats, horses or hens. Are you his forever home?"
If you would like to meet Charlie please give the kennels a call on 01568 760033 or email us at HWAR.email@example.com and we will put you in touch with his foster mum Angela.