Rescue Scottish Pets

Find your perfect rescue pet in Scotland

How to help Shelters

Want to do your bit and help out at a shelter whether it be through volunteering, fostering or simply donating? Below is a list of details on how to get in touch and find out about volunteering and/or fostering at each shelter. Alternatively you can always visit the shelter's website by using the links on the left.

If you are a shelter and want your shelter details to appear here, log in and then click on 'Your Profile'. At the bottom of this page there is a volunteer information text box you can fill in. Once this is done your shelter information will appear here.

Any Dog'il Do Rescue

Beloved Rabbits

We are always keen to hear from people who would like to volunteer for us, especially if you can foster rabbits in your own home.

Our volunteering opportunities include:

  • Foster Carer
  • Education & Awareness
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Rabbit Care Assistant (Glasgow & Falkirk areas)

For more information visit our website at and click on the Get Involved or Volunteering section.

We are also always in desperate need of funding.  If you can offer any support again, visit our website's Get Involved section for details or donate directly via our Just Giving page.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

Borders Pet Rescue

We welcome all kinds of people – of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – to volunteer with our charity. Our starting point is that you share our love and respect for the animals in our care.

Whatever your skills, if you would like to offer your time to the charity please contact us by email in the first instance. We will be delighted to hear from you!

British Hen Welfare Trust

Canine Rescue Scotland

Our volunteers are the heart of our rescue, giving their time selflessly to give the animals in our care a second chance. We are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals to join us. If you’re interested, please get in touch at or via our website:

Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

What would we do without volunteers!

We need help first and foremost to run our shops, as well as helping at events and publicising them, and manning can collections, as well as promoting our website and facebook to family and friends, and much more. We need volunteers to walk our dogs, play with them and groom them. We need help sometimes with administration and telephoning. We need volunteers for gardening, DIY and decorating.

Any time you can offer us is very much appreciated. We just need you to be enthusiastic and reliable so turn up and rally round for the sake of the dogs. Call the Centre on 01387 770210 any day between 12 and 4 to discuss what you can offer, and request a Volunteer application form.

Edinburgh Cat Protection League

To donate, please visit our People's Fundraising Page:

Fish Rescue Scotland

Greyhound Awareness League

If you'd like to foster a hound until he/she finds her forever home please fill in the online form:!adopt/ctzx

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities and get in touch here:!volunteer/czib

Greyhound Rescue Fife

If you would like do do your bit to help our Greyhounds, there are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Any dontaion you can make would be greatly appreciated, no matter how small. All proceeds go directly to our dogs to help pay for food and veterinary expenses. You can donate by visiting our webiste at
  • Follow us on our Blog to keep up to date on all the goings on at the kennel and get to know our dogs a bit better. You can find our blog at


For any more information, please get in touch by leaving a message on our blog, send us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to help. All contact details can be found on our website.


For information on adopting or fosterig please email or contact us via facebook


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Text giving: Text to 70070 sending PAWS39 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.

Payroll Giving:

Pet Fostering Service Scotland

If you are interested in becoming a pet foster carer, please call 0844 811 9909, option 5 then 1, email or visit

Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue

Saints Sled Dog Rescue

To find out more about adoption fostering or other ways to help us and this wonderful breed please email or visit:

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary is devoted to rescuing and rehoming greyhounds and lurchers in need. Along with the wonderful online community and many volunteers, SGS are passionate about the welfare of greyhounds and are committed to raising awareness of the plight of these beautiful animals.

There are many ways in which you can help SGS save lives, if you would like to volunteer to help SGS please see the on-line application form at

Anyone can join the forum to find out everything that is happening at Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary and to get involved.

SGS Forum

If you wish to know anything alse you can contact us about volunteering, fundraising, sponsoring a kennel or adopting a greyhound or lurcher through our forum or website. Hope to hear from you soon.

Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue 

Second Chance Kennels

You can help out Second Chance Kennels Fife by sponsoring a dog or donating.

To sponsor a dog please go to the following link:

To donate to the shelter please go to the following link:

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Second Chances German Shepherd Rescue


or visit our website:

Staffie Smiles Rescue

Staffordshire Rescue Scotland

Foster Role Details

There are two key elements to this role. The first involves being responsible for meeting the daily needs of dogs in your care, including feeding, cleaning, grooming, exercising and socialising until the dog is rehomed. The second involves working with the committee with regard to the admission and subsequent rehoming of dogs.

Time Commitment

The nature of this volunteer role requires an ongoing commitment that will vary over time, making it difficult to predict how much time you will need to commit. You will need to be available at times appropriate to meeting the dog’s needs as you will have ongoing responsibility for any dogs in your care. The amount of time a dog can be left alone will vary.

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • If living in shared or rented accommodation, relevant permissions need to be obtained
  • Suitable home or garden accommodation
  • Experience of caring for a dog
  • Use of a suitable vehicle to transport a foster dog or cat safely
  • Able to work as part of a team and be a good communicator

Typical Tasks Include:

  • Provide daily care for foster dogs e.g. feeding, cleaning accommodation, grooming, socialising, training and exercising
  • Liaise with the committee on admission and rehoming of dog(s) in your care
  • Maintain written records about the dogs in your care, including behaviour, health, dietary and other information, using them to report to the named committee member
  • Organise trips to the veterinary surgery, as required
  • Undertake training provided, as required
  • Accurate completion of expense forms to enable out-of-pocket expenses to be paid


  • A chance to make a difference to animal welfare in your local area by community involvement, helping us to rehome more dogs
  • An opportunity to use existing skills and develop new skills
  • Training and ongoing support and supervision
  • Gain direct experience of volunteering in a charity environment and become part of a team committed to the welfare of companion animals
  • A chance to meet and volunteer as a team member of likeminded people
  • Please send us an email to or phone us on 07594897338

Sunny Harbour Cat & Kitten Rescue

Please visit Sunny Harbour's volunteering web page to find out how to help the charity out:

As a family run rescue manpower is short so if you feel you have an hour or two to spare from time to time have you considered volunteering?

There are many opportunities open to you. Read on for more details.

Why Volunteer?

Vounteering is a great way to give something to the community. In the case of Sunny Harbour Cat Rescue our volunteer opportunities give you the chance to help those animals less fortunate, abused and abandoned through no fault of their own a second chance at life, by becoming part of our small team.

It will also help you to expand your skills and being able to add volunteering roles to your CV is always a bonus!

You will also find volunteering very rewarding and you will get back so much love and gratitude from the cats and kittens in our care.

Click Here to read one volunteer's story and how they became involved in volunteering at Sunny Harbour

What kind of people are we are looking for?

We are looking for people with an interest in animal welfare, eager to help less fortunate animals than their own pets and willing to give up some of their time to be a companion and carer. Diligence and common sense and an ability to follow processes in place at the rescue for the wellbeing of both you and the cats in our care is essential.

The New Arc

Volunteers over 16 years of age are most welcome, please contact us to discuss.  We often have weekday vacancies available
We run solely on donations and receive no external funding, other than our local Charity shops. Goods for the shops may be delivered to 42 Bridge Street, Ellon,  27 Broad Street, Peterhead or 21 Low Street, Banff.
We do have a paypal account for donations, and donations are always very gratefully received 

Underheugh Ark Rescue

To foster,adopt or help us in any way please either phone us,private message us on facebook or email us. You can emails us directly at for further info on any of our animals. You can also visit our website at

West Scotland Retired Greyhound Trust

If you would like to become a foster carer or a transporter for our rescue, please contact us by email or fill in the online slip on our website.