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Doodle Trust (visit their website)
German Shepherd Rescue Scotland (visit their website)
Dogs Trust - Glasgow (visit their website)
Dogs Trust - West Calder (visit their website)
Second Chance Kennels (visit their website)
Huskies in Need (visit their website)
Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary (visit their website)
Dog Aid Society of Scotland (visit their website)
Labrador Retriever Rescue Scotland (visit their website)
KWK9 Rescue (visit their website)
Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre (visit their website)
Sunny Harbour Cat & Kitten Rescue (visit their website)
Scottish Dalmatian Welfare (visit their website)
Staffordshire Rescue Scotland (visit their website)
Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care (visit their website)
Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue (visit their website)
Boxer Welfare Scotland (visit their website)
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (visit their website)
Fife Rottweiler Rescue (visit their website)
Any Dog'il Do Rescue (visit their website)
Borders Pet Rescue (visit their website)
Greyhound Rescue Fife (visit their website)
Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue (visit their website)
Adopt A Boxer Scotland (visit their website)
Edinburgh Cat Protection League (visit their website)
Saints Sled Dog Rescue (visit their website)
Greyhound Awareness League (visit their website)
Pet Fostering Service Scotland (visit their website)
West Scotland Retired Greyhound Trust (visit their website)

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Rescue Scottish Pets aims to help shelters by providing them with a place where they can advertise their pets in need, but also to help those wanting to rescue one place where they can view pets form many shelters.

Note that Rescue Scottish Pets is not an actual shelter so does not take or have any of the pets shown on the site. You must contact the shelter directly who has the pet by clicking on View Shelter's Contact Details beside the pet you are interested in.

If you want to rescue a pet but cannot find the right one on the site, I may be able to help as not all pets are listed by shelters I have contact with.

So just drop me an email (see Contact Me in menu at top of site).

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Found at least 194 Dogs for rescue

Please take very careful consideration when considering rehoming. Visit the shelter's website and check their guidance and criteria to ensure you meet them.

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Pet Details
  • Listed for: 970 Days
  • Tan and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Age: 5 to 7

Shelter Details
Likes and dislikes:

Venus adores people and craves human attention. She is very excitable and loves to play.

Type of home needed:

Venus needs a home who have had staffies and who have a high fence as she is a champion jumper!

Rehoming Centre:

West Calder

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, West Calder
West Calder
EH55 8LE

Open: 12:00 - 16:00

Closed: Tuesday

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 893 Days
  • Tri-colour Crossbreed
  • Age: 2 to 5
Not Good With Children Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Likes and dislikes: Cuillen loves to play and is very clever and eager to learn.

Type of home needed: He needs a child free environment(over 16 years old) with owners who can committ time to the training he has started at Dogs Trust. He needs a secure garden with someone who has experience of owning a dog like him before.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 854 Days
  • Black and Tan German Shepherd
  • Age: 5
Good With Other Pets Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Shadow was rescued approximately 18 months ago, her circumstances being that she was in a home where there was domestic violence and as such she overbonded with and was very protective of her female owner - she is very wary of men and will not interact with them in any way.

She was rescued by a single lady who already had 2 GSDs and as the lady lived alone and had few visitors - Shadow settled in fine. Sadly her owner has died and she now requires another (hopefully forever) home. One of her kennel mates has passed away but she continues to live with Denver a 9 year old dog with whom she will happily share a kennel and from who she has gained a lot of confidence. The volunteer who dealt with her adoption 18 months ago saw a big change in her and she came to the volunteer straight away whereas before she would have skulked around in the background and kept out of the way.

In the kennels where she is presently she is absolutely fine with the female owner but wants absolutely nothing to do with her husband, although she has never looked as if she would bite him. Along with her kennel mate Denver she has been used to having lots of freedom and was hardly ever on the lead, she will walk happily on the lead if asked. It is unknown if she has ever chased livestock but she did help herself to some of her owner's chickens! She has lived with cats.

Shadow and Denver lived in the house but have also been used to a kennel - they have been in kennels since their owner took ill in November last year. Her owner's wish was that she be re-homed with Denver.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 597 Days
  • Black and tan Rottweiler
  • Age: 3
Good With Children Not Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Meet the handsome long haired lad Billy.

Originally a stray we estimate Billy to be around 3 yrs old and a stunning handsome lad he is.

However don’t let the good looks fool you; he has a wicked sense of humour and his whole mission in life is to have fun. He will need to go into a home where someone will be firm but kind and show him the boundaries.

Billy could be homed with older, sensible dog-friendly children.

It would also be best were he an only dog, so he can get the time and training he deserves. He is neutered vaccs chipped and would really love to be in a home before Santa comes.

Billy is a large dog.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 538 Days
  • Black Greyhound
  • Age: ~5
Not Good With Other Pets Not Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Steve is a laugh a minute! He LOVES to play and be in your company. He is a super enthusiastic, loving bundle of joy! He would best suit a home with no other pets.

If you are interested in Steve and would like to come and meet him, please arrange a suitable time to visit our center by calling Celia on 07826 244765, or send us an email to For more information please visit our website:

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 473 Days
  • Brindle and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Age: 4
Good With Children Good With Other Pets

Dyson is looking for his forever home. He needs someone who is around quite a lot and who has the time and patience to commit to continuing his training. He is an affectionate boy and as you can see, sometimes thinks he is a lap dog!

He is approximately 4 years old and has lived with children. Dyson is currently learning some manners and can be quite boisterous at times but he does love a snuggle. He is not overkeen on other dogs so needs to be rehomed as the only dog in the house. He has lived with a cat but has been known to chase her at times. He would need very careful introductions to a cat and a way to separate them, at least to begin with.

He can be quite vocal in the car but has been getting used to travelling. Dyson is currently living with a foster carer and coming on in leaps and bounds. His recall is quite good and he loves to play fetch with a ball

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 353 Days
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Age: 2yrs
Good With Children Good With Dogs

Unfortunately, Skye is back up for adoption through not fault of hers :( She is 2yrs old and is Urgently looking for a foster or forever home

She's okay with other dogs (but possessive of toys) great with kids...

For more information on Skye please contact us

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 294 Days
  • German Shepherd Cross
  • Age: 5-6

Otto is a GSD cross (Malamute). He is 5-6 years old. He needs a lot of exercise, and will need an experienced GSD owner, and a home with no other dogs or cats.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 160 Days
  • black Greyhound
  • Age: 1
Good With Children Not Good With Other Pets Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Gorgeous George is a beautiful wee baby greyhound, he's only a yr old and is a lovely wee boy, he was found as a stray when he was only 7 mths so not a lot is know about his start in life, so he does have a few insecurities which his foster home are working on, he would prefer a home with another calm dog, he gets excited around cats so it would be best if it was a home without cats and as he's at the happy bouncy age for greyhounds then a home with older kids would be best.
In the home he's the biggest cuddle monster on the planet, he walks well on the lead with a harness and will make a cracking addition to any home.

He has previously been rehomed and returned to SGS, he has been fully assessed and the verdict is that he is just a typical full of fun greyhound puppy.

If you have room in your home and your hearts for Gorgeous George please visit our website where you can complete an online application form or you can email us at or phone us on 08456439335

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 108 Days
  • Siberian Husky
  • Age: 5
Not Good With Other Pets Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
•Sex: Male. Neutered. Chipped. Vaccinated
•DOB: 2009
•Breed: Siberian Husky
•Other Dogs: Fine with all dogs
•Other Animals: No cats or small furries

Oscar is a sweet, quiet boy who needs a home with a new girlfriend. He came to us after he got loose in the Perth Area of Scotland and was on the run for a week!

In foster in Stranraer

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 107 Days
  • Tri-colour Border Collie
  • Age: 5 years 1 month
Not Good With Other Pets Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Ref. No: 070/14
Age: 5 years 1 month
Height: Large (Large Collie to Labrador Size) | Breed: Border Collie | Colour: Tri | Sex: Male


Cooper's owners are moving house and are only allowed one dog in their next property so unfortunately Cooper is looking for a new home.


Cooper is your typical collie, loves running after a ball and has lots of energy. He is friendly and has lived with adults and has been used to children visiting the house, however, he can be a bit too full on with them. He is housetrained and travels well. Cooper can be strong on the lead and could benefit from a little one to one training. He is okay to be brushed and bathed and knows his basic commands. He is used to someone at home the majority of the day, but can be left for the occasional hour with no worries. Cooper does not like cats. Like most dogs, Cooper is terrified of fireworks and can get very anxious. Cooper is an affective boy who loves nothing more than bringing you the nearest ball.

Re-homing Criteria

A home without young children and an owner who can provide Cooper with lots of exercise.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 86 Days
  • Black & White Dalmatian
  • Age: 5 months
Good With Children Good With Dogs

Lola is an adorable and playful pup who needs some extra attention because she is deaf! She is great with other dogs and is quickly learning sign language, she loves her long walks and is good on the lead and socially. Lola's forever home is somewhere with another dog and with an experienced owner who is willing to continue to develop Lola's understanding of signing. If you think you have what it takes and can offer this adorable pup her Forever Home then please call us on 07757 723207.
Donation £200

Medical Needs: Lola is deaf, this will not create any extra medical requirements or expense but must be a consideration.

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