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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.  

If you are interested in re-homing a dog please contact us at for details of available dogs.

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.




Hi my name is Chester and I am an adorable 4 month old lurcher cross lab although my foster mummy says I am more like a lurcher cross whirlwind! I have been a bit unlucky in my short life but all my humans have been kind and I am glad that I have been given to Jo at HWAR because they say that they know just the kind of family I need.

I am the size of a small Labrador so apparently this means I am going to be a big boy so I would love lots of space to stretch my rather gorgeous chunky legs. I am very quick to learn but Jo says no-one has asked me to learn anything yet so I am showing her that I am loving her challenges . 'Sit' is one of my favourites and I am very proud that I know exactly what to do to get my treats.

I love to chase balls, toys, leaves, the wind and cats. My foster mum says that I am as quick as a bullet and I just love all the praise and fuss I get when I come back at 100 mph! I walk nicely on the lead until something excites me but I only need a quick reminder and I will walk beside you again.

I simply love all humans and will launch myself with ears and legs flying and Jo keeps reminding me that this is not polite so I am trying my best to say hi calmly but I think that little children in my new family might get knocked over a bit too much.

I am trying hard to go to the toilet outside and Jo says I am a good boy when I do but I haven't ever been asked to do this before so I think my family will have to be a bit patient but like everything else I am learning very quickly. I love my food but I don't mind sharing it and I do like someone to hold my chew while I work hard on eating it. So if you fancy sharing one with me I really wouldn't mind.

So that's me. A beautiful stunning pup who would love some dog friends , a loving family and bucket loads of love , discipline and exercise.

Are you my family? If so , come and meet me and I will jump straight into your arms ( don't tell Jo though!!!)

Lots of love Chester xxx

If you are interested in Chester, please contact us on 01568 760033 between 11 - 3 or email us on putting "CHESTER Lurcher pup" in the subject.

Breed: Lurcher x Lab Age: 4 months Sex: Male

Marvin has been part of his family since a puppy but a dramatic change in his owners circumstances means they are left with the heart breaking decision to re-home him.

Marvin has been a good family dog and lived with children all his life, though he has began growling at the youngest child near his bedding and food so Marvin needs to be homed with older children or adults only.

Marvin is not good with other dogs as he was bitten by a dog when younger so has to be an only dog home. He is however good with cats.

A dearly dog and advancing in years now Marvin just needs a steady new home for him to enjoy the latter years of his life.

If you are interested in Marvin, please contact us on 01568 760033 or email us on putting "MARVIN Lurcher" in your subject.

Breed: Lurcher Age: 10 years Sex: Male

Millie was rescued by her owner and brought back to the UK from Corfu, along with her friend 'Maxi'. Sadly due to her owners ill health Millie needs to find a new home. Here's what her owner says about her.

MILLIE: She is a Husky Mix (with what I do not know), she will be 1 on or around April 1st. Millie has one brown eye and one blue eye. She hasn't been spayed as yet neither has she had her first season yet. As with all puppies she does like to chew anything, except shoes LOL. Shes playful and will only bark when she is playing, she doesn't tend to bark at any other time. She loves going for a walk, she will pull a little but will not pull you over by any means. Millie loves to play with toys and absolutely loves destroying cuddly toys, she looks really proud of herself when she has destroyed one, tail wagging as if to say "look what I have done mum". Millie likes to play with our cat but she will try and "play" with others! Millie loves cuddles, she with jump on your lap if you let her, but thinks nothing of it if you don't.

Millie is partly house trained still using puppy training pads, she will let you know if she wants to go for a number 2 tho. I am looking to rehome Millie, hopefully with Maxi but this isn't essential as she will cope on her own or with any other dogs as she is friendly with all dogs and get excited when she meets other ones on her walks. As with Maxi, Millie has her own passport and is up to date on all Jabs.

If you would like to meet Millie, please e mail your details through to putting "MILLIE Husky x" in your subject.

Breed: Husky Mix Age: 1 year Sex: Female

Maxi was rescued from Corfu and brought back to the UK by his owner. Sadly due to his owners ill health Maxi needs to find a new home. Here is what his owner says about him:

MAXI: He is a Greek Shepherd, neutered dog, he is 2 years of age and his birthday is roughly around the beginning of July, where he will be 3. He is a gorgeous gentle giant, loving, very rarely barks, loves cuddles, walks, he likes to run around but he isn't your normal young boy as he doesn't play, he is amazing with children of all ages, gets on well with female dogs but not overly keen on male dogs. Maxi does have a bad point which I can honestly say is his only one, he would need a secure garden with a high fence as he tends to escape. Maxi is house trained, he does like toys, cuddly ones and likes a bone to chew on. He is such a loving dog a bit soppy at times, I also think that he was a lap dog in a previous life as he will get on your lap if you let him! I am looking for his forever Home, ideally with Mille but that is not essential as he will get on well with any female dog or on his own. Maxi is a very quiet boy and to be honest you don't know that he is there. Maxi has his own passport. Maxi lives with a cat but he does like to chase ones that he doesn't live with, Maxi will need a booster in March.

If you would like further details or arrange a meeting with Maxi please email your details through to putting "MAXI Greek Shepherd" in your title.

Breed: Greek Shepherd Age: 2 years Sex: Male

Meet Rocky. He spent his Christmas in the stray kennels now with us to find a new home.

Rocky is chipped so we know that he is 6yrs old. He is a nice dog, lovely with people and loves cuddles.

He doesn't seem too keen on the other dogs in kennels but he is still settling in, we will update on his progress.

If you would like to come and meet Rocky please give the kennels a call on 01568 760033 or email us at putting 'Rocky Rottie' in the title.


Breed: Rottie Age: 6 years Sex: Male

Dennis is another dog who spent his Christmas in stray kennels. Dennis has also been chipped but there are no details of his current owner.

Dennis is a lovely boy, very friendly and quite happy around the other dogs in the kennels.

We will update with more information as we get to know him. If you would like to meet Dennis please call the kennels on 01568 760033 or email us at putting 'Dennis GSDx' in the title.


Breed: GSD x Age: 5 years Sex: Male

Copper, a male Staffie, approx 7 years old was re-homed at HWAR about 3 years ago now. Due to a change of circumstances Copper is being left alone for long periods and has much to his owners sadness, become unhappy. It would be in Copper's best interests for a home where he gets the attention he needs.

Please see below a write up about Copper from his current owners.

Copper is a very friendly and loving dog. He loves nothing more than to be by your side, whether it's sat on the sofa or a long walk through the fields. He's a quiet dog and only ever makes a noise if he wants you to know he needs something. Copper can get protective when he's on a lead and needs to be reminded that other dogs mean no harm. He loves humans of all ages and doesn't mind cats once they've put him in his place.

Copper needs a home where some one is around a lot of the time to give him attention and plenty of walkies. A garden and a big sofa where he can cuddle up with you is a must. Attention is at the top of coppers list of favourite things so he would like it if he was the only four legged friend in the house. Most of all copper just needs a best friend.

If you are interested in Copper please call us on 01568 760033 or e-mail us on putting COPPER in the subject.

Breed: Staffie Age: 7 years Sex: Male

Atari is a young girl just 20 months old and in need of a new home.

She is fantastic around children, she is never apart from her current families child who is four years old. She is brilliant off the lead, though can be a bit pully on it but can settle well.

Atari is a fantastic family dog, she loves human companions and is very good around children and in the right home will be a great addition to a family.

If you are interested in Atari please contact us on 01568 760033 or e-mail us on putting ATARI in the subject line.

Breed: Bull Lurcher Age: 20 months Sex: Female

Fabian has been with us at HWAR for some time now, during that period he has spent some time in a home but unfortunately came back in to kennels.

A typically energetic terrier with a zest for the things he enjoys Fabian is not short on character and has a strong will for what he wants. This in mind he does require a home experienced in dog ownership and in particular with terriers. Fabian would not be homed with children and would be best suited as the only animal in the household.

Fabian can be a very rewarding companion as he certainly does bond to people he becomes friendly with, he has his ‘family’ at the kennels whom he is comfortable with.

Advancing in age Fabian really needs a home now that has the experience and time to understand him and where he can settle down and not worry. For all his high energy Fabian is a worrier and he is just desperate for someone that understands him.

If you can offer Fabian a home, please phone the kennels on 01568 760033 or email putting "FABIAN JRT" in your subject

Breed: JRT Age: 8 approx Sex: Male

Frazer (now known as Scooby) was rehomed by us a few months ago, sadly he now finds himself back in kennels again looking for a forever home.

A very handsome dog with a lot of potential, he needs an experienced owner who will work with him to bring out his full potential.

Presently he isn't brilliant with other dogs, definitely some socialisation work but he is young and bright, in the right hands he will make a great companion.

This is what one of our volunteers has to say about Scooby.."Scooby loves to PLAY. He is great up the play pen with a boomer ball and will play on his own or happily with you. He just loves to chase a ball! A handsome chap he is too."

If you can offer Scooby a home, please phone the kennels on 01568 760033 or email putting "SCOOBY Cross breed" in your subject

Breed: Cross Breed Age: 18 months Sex: Male

Here's Bronx, happy waggy munchkin who joined us from the stray kennels. What a little cracker he is.

Bronx is microchipped and the Dog Warden duly tried to return him to the registered owner, however the person concerned denied any knowledge of Bronx and refused to take him in.

All we can say is probably a lucky escape for this little boy at least now he will have a chance to find a home where someone will love and cherish him and give him the secure future he needs.

Up in the playpen he loves to play which is a great way to channel his energy. He desperately wants to be loved and would blossom with the right combination of affection and firm handling.

If you would like to meet Bronx please give us a call on 01568 760033 or email us at putting "BRONX Staffie x" in your subject.

Breed: Staffie x Age: 12 months Sex: Male

Meet Kane, he is one of a litter of Malamute x Belgian Malinios who were born in March 2013. They came to us for rehoming as young puppies Kane was sadly returned to us at the beginning of 2014 for rehoming.

He hasn't been the easiest of dogs, it takes time to gain his trust, once you are his friend, then he is a friend for life.Kane was reserved back in the summer, the gentleman who was to give him a home couldn't fully commit until this month, however he visited regularly and he and Kane got to know each other and became good friends. Unfortunately the gentlemans' ill health has meant that the home is no longer available to Kane, so here he is back to square one having spent most of his life in kennels.

He is happy, he enjoys his life, the kennel staff are his friends, he feels safe and secure with them, however at 19 months old he deserves so much more.

Surely there must be someone out there who will give him a chance, we can't consider a home with children, not that he has ever hurt a child but we have no experience of him around children, same for cats and other small furries.

His litter mates are happily living in homes, Kane deserves the same opportunity. If you would like to meet him please call the kennels on 01568 760033 (between 11.00 - 3.00)

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Breed: Malamute x Malinois (Belgian Shepherd) Age: 19 months Sex: Male

Unbelievably young Charlie has spent most of his young life in rescue, he has now been with us since last October. He has been staying with our trainer Angela Shears and she has worked wonders with him. Here is what she says about him:

"Charlie is still waiting for his for ever home. He is such a happy dog. Charlie's needs are: love, food and fun. He settles well where ever you are, inside or out. Loves to play with toys on his own or with you. He can be shy when he first meets adults but soon settles. However children are another matter Charlie does not understand them and does not want to. It is a shame because they would play with him but I cannot get him to understand that. Is there anyone out there who has a place for the boy? One or two adults that he could love and be loved.

Charlie would make a lovely companion, please give him a chance, if you would like to meet him please e mail us at and we will put you in touch with Angela

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Breed: Lurcher Age: 12-18 months approx Sex: Male
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