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Rescue dogs, cats, rabbits and other rodents from shelters all over Scotland

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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 191 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: 1237 Days
  • White and black Crossbreed
  • Age: 2 to 5 years old

Shelter Details
Likes and dislikes: Tia is a great wee girl,very loving,loyal and full of energy.She enjoys her food, going for long walks and she travels well in the car.

Type of home needed: Tia is a nervous girl around strangers and visitors in her home so she requires an experienced owner who is at home most of the day. She will flourish with a confident owner who will help build her confidence and give her stability in her new home.

More about me: Although her photographs may make her appear to be a small Jack Russell type dog, Tia is a medium to large sized dog!

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 916 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: 878 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: 621 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: 562 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: 496 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: 377 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: 318 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: 221 Days
  • Black and white Collie Cross Spitz Breed
  • Age: 5 years 2 months
Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Ref. No: 338/13
Age: 5 years 2 months
Height: Medium (Beagle to Small Collie Size) | Breed: Collie X Spitz breed | Colour: Black & White | Sex: Male


Jasper is looking for his forever home as his owners are now moving and unfortunately can't take him with them


Jasper mixes well with other dogs and is very playful. Jasper is best when he is settled into a routine, and he loves going out on long walks. We are looking for a home for Jasper where there is someone around most of the day, as he needs help with his house training. He is very affectionate once he gets to know you. Jasper is on a diet at the moment as he is carrying a little too much weight. He is fine around chickens, ducks and sheep. Jasper has not encountered cats in his previous home. He has lots of energy so he will need plenty of exercise.

Re-homing Criteria

Jasper will need help with his housetraining as he has been used to living in outdoor kennel. He will also need someone who can help him get back into shape again.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 131 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: 67 Days
  • Tri-colour Collie Cross Inuit
  • Age: 4
Good With Children

Shelter Details
Taio is our 4 year old Collie X Inuit. He has been in the centre for 8 weeks. We are looking for an active family with Inuit experience as we need to continue his training when meeting other dogs. Taio is a large dog and can be strong on his lead so he will need a strong owner. He is a friendly boy once he trusts you and loves to play with his toys and his basic commands are very good. Taio previously lived as an only pet. He could possibly live with calm, older children. We will show potential new owners, invited to the centre, what method of training we use to improve his behaviour and will always be available to give advice.

Pet Details
  • Listed for: 46 Days
  • Chocolate Brown Lurcher
  • Age: 9
Good With Children Not Good With Other Pets Good With Dogs

Shelter Details
Lovely little Toffee came back into our care through no fault of her own. She's living in a Foster home with 2 greyhounds and 2 children and is the perfect house guest. She's a very affectionate girl who just loves cuddles and would love a home of her own now.

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

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