Leicester Animal Rescue

Tel: (0116) 259 9399

Dogs in need of good homes...

Things to consider before adopting a dog:- Am I able to give the exercise and mental stimulation a dog requires on a daily basis? Will the dog have someone with him/her for most of the day?  We insist that the dog is not left alone for more than 4 hours in the day.  Am I prepared for the costs associated with keeping a dog (i.e. vets bills and food)? All animals are micro-chipped, adults are spayed/neutered and flea/worming treatment is kept up to date.
We will ask that you visit any dog you are interested in at least twice.  Dog introductions may take up to 3 visits.
A home visit is required before any dog is adopted. This is to ensure that the environment is suitable (i.e. garden has lockable gate and fences are secure). Please call to book a viewing appointment:


Minimum charge for our dogs is £125.00
Please note all payments are cash only.


Thanks to the team at Gateley Solicitors for supporting our shelter.

Some of the dogs came out to thank Gail and the team for their efforts in raising over £800.

JERRY LURCHER Male 1 Year Available

Jerry is a very friendly young dog. He loves all people and travels well. Jerry walks well on a harness and is friendly towards the other dogs here, having said hello to a few on his walk. Jerry should make a wonderful family pet. When out and about with us he is a joy to have around. Jerry is playful, but can also amuse himself. He came to us from Hope Rescue and was a stray.

DEE CHINESE CRESTED Female 4 Years Available

Dee is a wonderful girl. As you can see from her picture she only has fur on her head and tail and feet. The rest of her is bald. Dee will need moisturising every day and sun protection too. She loves everyone and has been introduced to Jasmine (staff dog) and they get along very well together. Dee walks very nicely by your side and her recall is good, unless she has a biscuit in her mouth! Dee can be quite demanding when it comes to getting attention, but just loves to sit on your lap. She is used to family life and will do well in any new home. With us due to the child in her previous home being allergic to her skin.

BORIS LURCHER Male 8 Years Available

Boris is a wonderful boy. He walks very nicely, no pulling and is friendly to everyone he meets. He travels well and is good with other dogs too. He used to live with his brother Morris. He has visited the vets for his vaccinations and has had a dental. Whilst there he met other dogs and people. He loved everyone. There was a cat there too, but as with most Lurchers he was very interested, so should not be homed with cats. Boris has had a full makeover and is now ready to start his new life with a new family. Boris came to us from Hope Rescue an was a stray.


Bridie is a return to the shelter. She was homed a few weeks ago and we have been told Bridie was perfect. She has been good in the home, travels well as long as she can't see out and had been good on her walks, meeting other dogs and people. The reason Bridie came back to us was due to an incident with another dog at the park when Bridie didn't feel like saying hello. This was a surprise to us as she had often been out and about with Jasmine and they never had a cross word. Bridie is also a regular at Melton market, when volunteer Judy takes her out for the day. Bridie also joined us on our sponsored walk this year too.

BELLA BOXER Female 2 Years Available

Bella is a boisterous girl, as Boxers can be. Initially she can be quite shy and reserved, but that is understandable as Bella is deaf. Bella needs an experienced owner who is willing to put time and effort into her training, as she can be quite excitable on her lead. Bella has lived with children, but again can be overpowering, so older would be better. She can get along with other dogs and likes our other deaf dog Daisy. With us due to her being given away on a trial basis and not getting on with the new owners dog.

SAMMY COLLIE CROSS Male 5 Years Reserved

Sammy is a lovely boy. He was quite shy at first, but has really come out of his shell now, thanks to Jasmine (staff dog) He is very dog friendly and loves being out and about with Jasmine and us in the mornings. Sammy walks very well and is just a joy to be around. Originally he was handed in as a stray, and we found his owner, but he did not want him back. We feel he is better off with us, so he can find a forever home with someone who truly loves him.


Max is a friendly chap as you can see from his smiling picture. He is a large boy, more the size of a Dalmatian. He can walk well, but does pull when excited. Max is a bit overweight, so any new owner would have to continue his diet. He has lived with small children and is friendly, but because of his size we would advise older children. Max has also lived with a female dog. He travels well and will do well in any new home. With us due to the ill health of his owner.

FLY LURCHER Female 3 Years Available

Fly is a great young girl. She is quite the live wire at the minute. She loves everyone and other dogs too, she takes her walks with Boris or Ollie. Fly has been known to steal food from worktops, but is also very happy asleep at your feet. Fly was surrendered to the vets after an accident meant she needed her leg stitching and her owners couldn't afford to pay. Her leg is 100% fine now. She came to us from Hope Rescue. Fly will make a great family pet.

RINGO LURCHER Male 1 Year Available

Ringo came to us with Ollie. He is a typical young Lurcher with boundless energy. He does walk very nicely on a rope lead, but loves a run. Ringo is still a puppy and would need some training. He is boisterous with Ollie, but would make a good companion to a younger dog who loves to play. Ringo could not be homes with cats, but would love a family with someone at home to take him on long walks or play in the garden. He is not used to children, but would be fine with teenagers upwards. With us due to a tragic accident. Very reluctantly given up.

JUNIOR STAFFI Male 1 Year Available

Junior is quite a character. He does need some training as he can be quite boisterous and gets very excited when fussed. He is a lovely size and can walk well, but does get distracted when he sees other dogs. He is used to being an only pet with one owner and responded well to him. Junior is with us due to a no pets allowed rule.

AMBER CROSSBREED Female 3 Years Available

Amber is a wonderful young dog. She is nice to walk and a joy to have out and about with us. She is used to family life, having lived with a family. Amber can be boisterous at times. Being a young dog she still sometimes needs a confident handler. Amber is ok with the other dogs, she now comes out in the mornings with Jasmine (a staff dog) and they have a great time together, she would do well living with another dog, but should not be homed with smaller furry animals. With us as her owners found her boisterous.

KOVU HUSKY Male 10 Months Available

Kovu is a lovely young pup. He is typical of his breed, being quite vocal. He has been introduced to Jasmine (staff dog) and Rotti Diesel who has now found his forever home. They played nicely together. Kovu would do well as a second dog as he doesn't like being left alone for too long. He walks very nicely on his harness. Kovu is looking for an experienced owner who can continue to bring out the best in him. With us due to a change in circumstances.

BUDDY STAFFI Male 7 Years For Fostering

Buddy has had a bit of a health issue. So, we have decided that he either stays with us permanently, or we try to find him a permanent foster home. The benefit of being his foster home means that we cover his medication costs, as he stays in our name. Buddy is a wonderful dog to have around. He loves a fuss and enjoys his walks. Buddy does have issues with other dogs. He gets along well with a chosen few, but only a few. He is looking for a home in a quiet area where he will not meet many dogs on his walks. He is a favorite of shelter manager, Fiona and volunteer, Roger. He has been out and about with Fiona on many walks with Jasmine. Buddy is a dog you need to know to see what a huge personality he has. His medical condition means that he is on steroids for the rest of his life.


Scruff is with us again. He went to a new home for a few weeks, but his new owners found him a bit more than they could cope with. He felt more bonded with some members of the household than others and made this known. Scruff is wonderful here, he loves everyone and often goes out with volunteer Tracy and her two dogs. They walk in the parks in Melton and he visits her home. Scruff should be an only pet although he does have a few doggy friends. He has visited the vet and behaved well with both people and dogs he met as we walked in. Scruff is looking for a home where everyone is used to large breed dogs, if there are children they should be older. Check out Scruff's new video with best pal Sam.

COOKIE GREAT DANE CROSS Male 4 Years Available

Cookie is with us again. He is a lovely boy, but a very large boy. He does walk well and loves to play. Cookie is looking for an all adult household, with people who are used to large breed dogs. He has been homed with children before, but he sometimes has an issue with food, which means he's best suited to a home where no-one will disturb him with his meal. He has also lived with another dog, but is best suited as an only dog.

RUFUS HUSKY CROSS Male 1 Year Available

Rufus is a gorgeous large dog. He is very people friendly and dog friendly having lived with his brother and a female dog for a shorter time. Rufus has also been introduced to a 2 year old grandchild and he was lovely with her. Rufus does love a good long walk and the company of either people or another dog. He does not like being left alone for too long. Rufus is looking for a home with someone who can take him out on nice long walks and be with him most of the time. Another doggy friend would also be a bonus. With us because his owners did not want him anymore and the friend who took him on just doesn't have the room for him. He's a real favourite here!

DIESEL STAFFI Male 10 Years Available

Diesel has been very reluctantly given up due to a new baby in the household being allergic to him. He is a friendly boy who loved family life, living with a children from newborns to 9 years old. He has not lived with other dogs, but is friendly and playful around them. He used to walk with Cass, but he has his forever home now. Diesel is such a friendly loving dog it's a shame he gets overlooked. Diesel ticks all boxes, Family, children and dogs. He will do well in any new home.

BUSTER CROSSBREED Male 3 Years Reserved

Buster is a large athletic breed. He is still quite boisterous on occasion, but in his kennel is very loving too. He walks quite nicely on his harness and seems friendly with the other dogs as he passes. He is used to family life having lived with children and he has been around cats too. Buster is looking for an experienced owner who can bring out the best in this strong, high energy boy. Buster is with us due to a home move where no pets were allowed.

MISSY STAFFI CROSS Female 5 Years Available

Missy is a lovely looking girl. She just loves people and wants to please. She can be strong on the lead, but can also walk by your side to heel. She just needs a bit of consistency. Walking past the other dogs she is fine and has had a few hello's on lead. Missy is used to an adult home as an only pet. She should be fine with older children. With us due to a relationship split and a home move with no pets allowed. Very reluctantly given up.


Rocky is quite a character. He is a larger breed cross. Rocky is used to family life, having lived with children. In the kennels, at first he seems dog friendly, but since settling in he doesn't like new dogs arriving. when out and about he can become quite stressed too. Rocky is looking for an experienced owner who can help him de-stress and socialise him properly. He will need to be an only pet. One on one he is a very loving and fussy dog. It does seem that Rocky has been passed around quite a bit in his young life. Now we are looking for a loving stable forever home where he can show his true loving nature. With us as he was too boisterous.

RUBEN COLLIE Male 7 Years Reserved

Ruben is a larger stronger Collie. Very friendly, and a pleasure to walk. He is good with other dogs and would make a wonderful companion to either a couple or a person on their own who loves to walk. He loves to have a cuddle and play with his ball. Ruben is a return to the shelter. Very reluctantly given up due to his new owner being unable to walk him after a fall. Please, if you are a collie lover, come and meet this lovely boy.