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.



Bella, Cookie ans Scruff have all been with us for far too long.  We don't know why these lovely dogs get overlooked as they will all make great pets for the right owners.  If you have room for a larger dog, you might want to consider Cookie or Scruff or a if you want an energetic medium sized dog Bella could be for you.


Roxy is a friendly girl. She was a little unsure of the kennels when she first arrived, but is now settling well and making lots of new friends. Roxy has lived with another dog, and seems friendly towards the dogs around her. She walks ok, but can pull a little. Roxy as you can see is a bit overweight and will need an owner to continue the diet she has started here, so lots of walks and less treats! She has not lived with children before. Roxy is looking for a loving home with a couple or family with older children. She loves her walks and a fuss. With us due to a relationship break up.

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.

BONNIE COCKER SPANIEL Female 8 years Reserved

Bonnie is a wonderful, friendly girl. She gets on well with other dogs, but doesn't bother them. Bonnie walks very well on her harness. She is a busy little dog though, always on the go. Bonnie's ideal home would be a quieter one. She is used to it being just her and her elderly owner and that could be just what she needs again, or with a couple in a quieter home. Bonnie loves to steal and bury things, so an owner who understands this breed would be ideal. With us due to the loss of her owner.

HUGO CROSSBREED Male 5 Months Available from 29/3

Hugo is a very happy, friendly chap who will get along with anyone. He likes other dogs, and has made friends with Stella here. We do not know about cats though. Hugo looks like a German Shepherd in miniature. He is only 5 months old though so does still have plenty of growing time left. he will probably be a medium sized dog when he has finished growing. Hugo will do well in any new home. With us due to an allergy in the family.

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.

HEATHCLIFF LURCHER Male 4 Years Available

Heathcliff came to us with his pal Linton. They both seem dog friendly and walk quite nicely. Heathcliff is a little underweight at the moment, but we are working on feeding him up and he certainly loves his food. Heathcliff has become a favourite of one member of staff and we can't blame her because he is very friendly. Heathcliff came to us via Hope rescue and was found with Linton as strays.


Linton came to us via Hope rescue with his pal Heathcliff. He is very dog friendly and has been out and about with staff dog Jasmine on a few occasions and can't be faulted. He is a little shy at the moment though so would probably suit a quieter home. He was found as a stray.

NORRIS JACK RUSSELL Male 5 Years Available

Norris is another from Hope rescue. He was found as a stray. Norris is a typical Jack Russell, full of beans, very excitable , but very friendly. He would enjoy an active family home. He seems fine with the other dogs, but again we don't know about other pets. We would advise no other pets. Also as a stay his age is an estimate. He is quite lively so could be younger.

C.J STAFFI Male 1 Year Available 28/2

C.J is a lovely little Staffi who seems to love everyone he meets. He is quite typical of the breed in that he loves company and has been ok with the dogs in the next kennels to him. So far he is walking nicely too. C.J has lived with children and a cat, but wasn't allowed to mix with the cat too much. He will make a wonderful addition to any new home. He is great to have out and about, he will just follow us and is very calm. With us due to his owner being unable to look after him.

HUGO CROSSBREED Male 5 Months Available from 29/3

Hugo is a very happy, friendly chap who will get along with anyone. He likes other dogs, and has made friends with Stella here. We do not know about cats though. Hugo looks like a German Shepherd in miniature. He is only 5 months old though so does still have plenty of growing time left. he will probably be a medium sized dog when he has finished growing. Hugo will do well in any new home. With us due to an allergy in the family.

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.

BOW LABRADOR CROSS Male 5 years Available

Bow is a lovely large Labrador cross who just loves people. He does need some work on his walking as he does pull on his lead. Bow gets along with other animals and has lived with children, so would make a great family pet again. Bow does not like to be left alone for too long and has been cage trained, but ideally wants someone around most of the time. With us due to his need for company.


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.

STELLA CROSS Female 4 Years 2nd visit booked

Stella is a lovely little girl. She can be nervous at first, but soon warms up to people. Her lead walking is very good, but off lead she tends to do her own thing and recall is not good. Stella is used to children and is good with other dogs, although can be nervous of larger dogs. Stella does not like cats. Overall Stella is a wonderful girl who should do well in any new home, given time to settle in. With us as her previous owner was a single parent who couldn't cope with Stella too.


Scamp is a lively little Terrier who is looking for someone who understands his breed. Scamp has not been socialised well and did have a tendency to nip when he thought someone was invading his personal space. Scamp has come a long way since then and has not attempted to warn us off. That said, he is looking for a special kind of owner. We would prefer an adult only household, but Scamp does get along very well with other dogs so, he would do well as a second dog.

RUBY DOBERMAN Female 8 years Available

Ruby is a beautiful Doberman who loves people. She does need a little work on her lead skills, but isn't too bad. She would make a wonderful family pet being good around children and other dogs too. Ruby is looking for someone who knows her breed, is home most of the day, as she doesn't like to be left alone for too long and can help her settle into her forever home. With us due to her owner leaving her with a friend and not coming back.


Winston is a wonderful large breed dog. He walks well, gets on with other dogs and loves people he meets out and about. Winston does however kennel guard and this unfortunately applied when he went to a new home a few weeks ago. He did not like a stranger to him entering his space. Winston needs help to overcome this problem. He really is worth it though because if he loves you he really loves you!

ARCHIE BEAGLE Male 11 Months Available

Archie is a typical Beagle puppy. He is boisterous, strong willed and apt to do his own thing. Archie is looking for a home with no children to distract him and people who can spend time getting the best out of him with training and exercise. Archie is a very loving dog, but as a puppy does have a tendency to mouth when excited. He will be a wonderful dog to the right owner. With us due to him being too much to cope with.

BYSON ROTTEILER Male 5 Years Available

Byson is a very large Rottweiler. He walks very nicely, but does like to stop and sniff an awful lot. A typical Rotti really. He isn't bothered with the other dogs, but has taken time to settle in to the kennels. When out in the field he loves a game of fetch and is very affectionate. Byson is looking for an adult only or family with older teenage children to take him home. With us due to his owners leaving the country.

BARNEY LURCHER Male 7 months Available

Barney is a typical puppy who just finds joy in everything. He is still young and does need some training, but overall is just lovely. Barney does like to do everything fast! Any new owner should understand that taking on a puppy will require them to have time to spend with him and training classes would be of benefit too. Barney will do well in any new home with those who have time for him. With us because he was too much for his previous older owners to cope with.


Sapphire is a lovely girl who is a little overweight. She is strong on the lead, but can walk nicely once over the initial excitement. Sapphire is not used to small children but would be ok with older teenagers. She would also need to be the only dog in the home, but we have been told she is ok with cats. Sapphire is looking for an experienced owner who can continue with her diet and be in control on the lead. A lovely girl, full of love just looking for the right family. With us due to her owner being unable to keep her.

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.

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.