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.
Meet Dave, he's a 1 year old chihuahua x terrier he's very small
& handsome but very dominant.
He's lived with his family since a puppy but unfortunately due to a change in his owners circumstances they have had to find him a new home.
Although Dave has lived with children and others dogs he will probably be best homed as an only dog. He can be very dominant of others dogs and gotten into some scraps with his current companion, a 7 year old terrier.
He has been shown to be very guarded of the son of the family, but too guarded overall so it would be best if Dave went to a family with no children.
Only a young dog Dave is at a great age to adjust to a new home.
If you are interested in Dave, please call us on 01568 760033 between 11 - 3 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org putting DAVE in the subject.
This is Buster a very handsome 12 month old Yellow labrador. Buster has not had the easiest start in life and was left to get very thin with very itchy skin but luckily he was handed over to the safe hands of HWAR and has gone from strength to strength.
Buster is living in a foster home with two male labs and two 12 year old children and is very happy to interact with them all,however he can get very excited when he is given love or treats as he is still a big puppy at heart. Because of this we feel he would suit older children (14+ ) so that he wouldn't accidentally knock them over in his excitement to be loved !
Buster loves going out for walks and meets people and dogs with enthusiasm but is also well mannered. Buster loves his food and has a great recall especially if a treat was being waved as a reward.
Buster is a beautiful big baby but he would love a new owner that could follow through with his training and bring out his full potential. He knows sit, paw, bed and wait but he would love to become an expert at even more fun commands and is desperate to learn.
Buster will chase a ball , bring it back and drop it waiting for it to be thrown again and doesn't mind another dog joining in! He has seen a cat and doesn't show any particular interests .
Buster is 100% house trained and sleeps all night in his crate happily snuggled on his blanket and teddy ! He is also happy to be left for short periods of time in the day but being a young boy we wouldn't think it was fair to be left all day.
So if you think you have the time and energy to show this boy all the excitement that he has been missing and you have bucketfuls of love and cuddles then please give the kennels a call and come and meet him. He will be waiting with a very waggy tail !!!
If you are interested in Buster, please call us on 01568 760033 or e-mail us on email@example.com putting BUSTER in the subject.
Mika is currently living in foster care, this playful and energetic girl is looking for her forever home, see what her foster mum has to say about her below...
"Mika is a confident and lively 4½ month old Staffy x Lurcher pup. She is super energetic and loves to play tug, chase and fetch with people. She absolutely loves to run and is very, very fast! Mika LOVES the company of other dogs; she is currently being fostered in a home with 3 other dogs (Bernese, Lab x Setter, Staffy) and a cat and gets on well with them all. In particular, Mika loves Nova (Staffy) and together they will play energetically ALL day!
Due to her age, Mika can get a little “over the top” and boisterous when excited which has led to the bin flying across the room, on more than one occasion, following a Mika collision with it! For this reason, Mika would be best suited to a home with older children (10 yrs+).
Mika has taken to crate training with ease and doesn't fret in it when we go out (unless I take the other dogs with me!). Although very “on the go”, Mika also likes to curl up into a tiny ball and warm your lap! She absolutely loves affection, companionship and cuddles.”
If you are interested in Mika, please contact the kennels on 01568 760033 between 11 - 3 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org putting MIKA in the subject line.
Hattie (7yo Basset Hound) and Stella (4yo Dachshund) have been handed into HWAR due to a change in their owners circumstances. They are a wonderfully bonded pair and are looking for a new home together.
Both have sweet temperaments and are already firm favourites with staff and volunteers. The girls have found the transition to kennel life difficult and very scary but they are now settling in and becoming more confident each day.
If you are interested in Hattie & Stella please contact the kennels on 01568 760033 between 11 and 3 or e-mail us on email@example.com putting "HATTIE and STELLA" in your subject
Bella was re-homed through HWAR a year ago but due to a change in her owners circumstances she finds herself back in kennels.
A lovable girl who has some real character Bella is a smashing girl who would make a great companion. She can be stubborn and knows her own mind but can equally be sweet, affectionate and very comical.
Bella has lived with other dogs but can be dominant so needs the right canine companion to make things work. She has lived with teenage children and been a much loved friend and playmate.
When Bella originally arrived at HWAR, she had a painful eye condition (entropion - both eyes). This has now been surgically corrected and Bella has benefited enormously.
If you are interest in Bella please contact the kennels on 01568 760033 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org putting "BELLA Shar Pei x" in your subject.
Rosie is a lovely dog and can rarely be seen without a ball in her mouth for playing fetch. She is 6.5 years old and has been with her owners since a pup, she is micro chipped and vaccinated.
She barks to alert if the gate squeaks or someone comes comes to the door, but greets ANY visitor by sitting down and asking for a stroke!
She has always been good with visiting children. She has always been on a lead when out of the garden as her human mum and dad are rather infirm. They are both now needing more care and cannot look after her, or her cat 'brother'. She has not traveled much so she is not very used to cars but has never caused any damage to the car.
Rosie is a lovable dog who just likes to be close to her human companions and will make a great addition to a new family.
If you are interested in Rosie please contact us on 01568 760033 between 11 - 3 or e-mail us on email@example.com putting "ROSIE Collie" in your subject.
Dexter urgently needs to find a new home as his current home is leaving him for long periods of time and due to a relationship breakdown he isn't getting the attention he deserves.
Dexter greeted our assessor with a bark but was soon over for a sniff and happy to have a fuss. He appears a little underweight, although his coat is very soft and shiny. Current owner doesn't have time for Dexter and he rarely gets walked and if he does he hasn't seen other dogs so not sure how he would behave, however with people he appears a proper soft pot and would make a lovely companion.
Dexter urgently needs to find forever home, whoever can help this young dog please get in touch with GSDR (Irene) by calling 07778 150561.
Max is an 18 month old American Bulldog who is unfortunately deaf and so needs a special new home to understand his needs.
This is in no way the reason Max finds himself up for re-homing. It's due to a change in personal and working circumstances that his owner has had to make the hard decision to re-home Max where he will get the time and attention he needs. Max does understands sign commands and is a bright boy.
He is well behaved, likes to chew his toys, play catch and snuggle up in a chair. He is good with children but would be best over 5 years old as he is a little clumsy not aware of his size. He doesn't like being left alone for longer periods and now due to a change in circumstances it has been decided it would be best for Max to join a new family.
If you can offer MAX a home, please phone the kennels between 11 and 3 on 01568 760033 or email HWAR.firstname.lastname@example.org putting "MAX American Bull Dog" in your subject.
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 HWAR.email@example.com putting "SCOOBY Cross breed" in your subject
Buddy has been with us in kennels since April, we would so like him to be in his forever home for Christmas. He has had very little interest, yet he is a wonderful dog.
Buddy is about 5 yrs old, he did live very happily in his previous home, however he had a few altercations with neighbouring sheep and there was no alternative other than to return him to the rescue. In all other respects he is a lovely family dog who likes nothing better than his home comforts - he loves an armchair even when he doesn't quite fit into it!!!!
Buddy loves to play with other dogs, his current favourite is Octavia. Your dog will need to be of similar size to Buddy and preferably female. He can get quite boisterous in play so will need an equally active companion.
You will need a secure garden as Buddy can jump!!!!!.
Please give Buddy the chance he deserves. Call the kennels on 01568 760033 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org putting "BUDDY Lurcher" in your subject.
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)
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 email@example.com and we will put you in touch with Angela