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.

We are seeking volunteers to help with the cleaning and walking the dogs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are over 18,love animals and are able to get to the shelter please call us.

Please take a look at our new "Dog Of The Month" Eva


Muffin is a friendly hound and loves everyone. He is used to cats and children but can be a little much for dogs, which is the reason for him coming back to us. Muffin loves his walks, he does pull on the lead when out walking but we are working on this through training. He is a joy to have around and would fit well into any home.

STANLEY LURCHERS Male 4 Years Available

Stanley is a large lurcher, very friendly and loves to run around! He is very active and he also loves the company of other dogs. He has lived with children but has not lived with cats. Stanley walks well on a lead but does want to meet every dog he passes! Stanley came to us due to his owner not having the time to devote to him and give him the exercise he needs.

PIP & PICKLE LURCHERS Female 18 Months Available

Pip and Pickle are a pair of very bouncy girls and love eachother very much. They also love to be around people and are very friendly. We want to rehome them together as they have never been apart and get on so well. They would suit a home with older children and have also lived with a cat. They are both good with other dogs but can be vocal when out walking when they see another dog but with training they are improving rapidly. With us due to a relationship split.

KOVU HUSKY Male 1 year Available

Kovu is a young Husky with a huge personality. He has spent half of his young life in kennels and as a result has missed out on learning Some social skills needed to settle quickly into a new home. Kovu is very people friendly and also dog friendly when out and about, he loves to play but can become boisterous. For this reason he would be better as an only dog. Kovu is looking for an owner who knows his breed and can be firm but fair when it comes to teaching him manners. Kovu is a lovely boy, we love him and he is a favourite with the volunteers,he does need training, but he really is worth it.

SANDY LURCHER Male 4 Years Available

Sandy came to us with his pal Linton. He is very people friendly, and seemed dog friendly when he first arrived, but then became lead reactive to ther dogs when walking. We are working with him and he has made great improvements. He now walks wearing a muzzle. Not unusual for his breed, and he will leave us with this. Sandy can now walk by most dogs without a reaction. He is very treat motivated and can fit small ones through his muzzle. We are looking for a confident owner who can continue his training and understand his needs when out and about. He has become a favourite of one member of staff and we can't blame her because he is lovely with people. sandy just needs someone to understand him and be patient whilst he learns. sandy came to us via Hope rescue and was found with Linton as strays.

STELLA ROTTI CROSS Female 4 Years Available

Stella is a happy friendly girl and loves a cuddle. She is a little overweight so she is having lots of walks to help shift the weight! She does pull a little on the lead at first and prefers calm dogs. She has not lived with children so we would home her with older children, she is with us as she was jealous of the new baby in the house.


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. Most recently Scruff went to Melton country park and joined a pack walk with our new trainer Sophie from The K9 Concept.

CHARLIE STAFF Male Approx 8 Years Available

Charlie is a spritely boy with a charming personality. We do not know too much about him, he was found as a stray in Stratford and came to us through the dog warden. He is a very happy and friendly boy and walks well on a lead. He is hit and miss with other dogs and we would rehome him with children over 12 because of his unknown history.


Bruce is a happy boy. He is excitable and can be a little boisterous but he is a young dog and has a lot of energy to burn! He walks nice on a lead and is used to living with children from the age of 2 years. He seems fine with other dogs but can be overpowering. Bruce came to us due to his owners moving and no pets allowed.


Tara is a very friendly girl who loves the company of people. She Is used to being around children from babies upwards. Tara does not get on so well with other dogs. She is a pleasure to have around if you don’t mind a bit of drool! Given her size, she does walk quite well on a lead. With us due to her owner moving to a flat.


Woody is a typical terrier. He is an excitable, active boy and loves to play. He likes interaction with people and needs someone who can devote the time to train him, he responds so well. He has not lived with children and can't be homed with cats. He came back to us due to him being too much for his new owners to cope with. Woody would do well with an active family and somewhere he can burn off his energy!

JAVIER STAFFI Male 3years Available

Javier was found wandering on London road in Leicester. He is a wonderfully people friendly dog who loves his walks and a fuss and a game of fetch. We are now in a position to re-home him. Javier has put on some weight, since joining us and made a new friend in Jasmine, but he does not like male dogs as much. With that in mind we would advise that Javier be re-homed as an only dog, only because as he was a stray we know nothing of his history with them. That said he does walk very nicely passed and along side the other dogs here at walking time, so would not be a problem when out and about with his new family. He is a joy to have around when out and about in the kennels. The picture was taken on a morning when he was allowed out to help with the cleaning. As you can see, he was very happy to sit with his toy.

COOKIE GREAT DANE CROSS Male 6 years Available

Cookie is with us again. He is a wonderful boy who just needs the right owner. Cookie is very well behaved in every way except when food is around with other dogs. He needs to be an only pet with no contact with other dogs in his home or theirs. He walks well and his last owner had no problem with him out and bout on his walks, but he had a partner with another dog and Cookie would have to stay at that house and problems arose. We have not seen it here, but all dogs are fed in their own kennels alone. He has been home with a staff member for the day, met other dogs and behaved very well. We have taken him on our sponsored walk. We do stop and food comes out, but again, no problems when he's with us. Cookie will do well if he can just find the right owner.

DOG OF THE MONTH EVA DOBERMAN Female 7 Years Available

Eva is a lovely friendly girl. She is used to family life having lived with children. Eva is also good with other dogs, but not cats. When walking Eva does get a little excited, so is looking for an experienced owner who can be calm and continue her training on lead. Eva will do well in any new home with a confidant owner who is around to keep her company. With us due to her owners working hours increasing.