We are Open and have remained open throughout the pandemic. Our systems and processes are internet based. You may need help from friends or family e.g. videoing your garden.
Our websites are kept up to date and revised daily: You can trust that our dogs listed below are available. Click their pictures and then read their details on their Forum Thread Live Information: Our Forum threads start the day our dog comes into us. Most dogs have many pages showing their progress as they prepare and wait for their right family.
Some have been with us for years as we stand by our dogs… for as long as it takes. We also welcome our dogs back when they need us. Their title bar includes name; breed; age if known and whereabouts. The top of their thread states their current status. Read through their front page, it includes the link to our online homing questionnaire. Individualised questions will be answered by the homing team later along the process.
On lead: We are an on lead rescue we only home to families committed to keeping their dogs on thelead for life. We delete homing questionnaires wanting off lead and hold those we are hopeful for until we can allocate to the Homing Team whenwe have a possible match. Please respect our volunteers when they contact you usually via email, check your junk mail after online application. We don’t have staff we are all volunteering from our homes

Our Ethics: We take death row dogs and give them a golden chance. All our dogs are neutered before homing, unless too young. We help death row dogs, which most Rescues screen out on breed, age and conduct. Our dogs have had tragic pasts. They may never have been socialised outside in shared territory. All our dogs receive backup for life, check if you go to other sources what their backup involves should the homing not work out or break down.
On Lead Policy: Over a 5 year period we saw 10 of our homed dogs die in accidents related to off lead events, our hearts broke. These were dogs we had saved from death row, nurtured and invested our hearts in. We committed then to our on lead policy and decided not to expose our dogs to risk takers. Our families are committed to keeping their dogs on lead for life, as we do. We hear it in their voice and throughout the family. We are looking for responsible rock solid families and will discover if the family are feigning us and actually wanting their dog off-lead. Please apply elsewhere do not waste our time or yours. Rescue Remedies is known as an ON LEAD rescue. If you want your next dog off lead in public places then please do not apply. Please be honest with us, as during the vetting process we soon find out if your family members’ real intention is to have off lead. There is a cohort of people very committed to On lead; they are our families, and they build a safer community.
Our online Homing Process Complete our detailed homing questionnaire which will help you to identify facets of dog ownership which affect your choice of dog. We can no longer guarantee we will come back to you on application BUT you get an automatic email explaining this on submission (Checkyour junk mail). Please read it. We have the dogs we have many with special needs but they may just fit with your family. We endeavour to place our dogs so we can help the next urgently waiting dog whose life is on the line. We hold Homing Questionnaires for up to 6 months and will contact you if a suitable dog comes in. Many families even when contacted are still looking for an off lead dog and sadly waste our time by applying and trying to convince us they are worthy homes. They are worthy homes BUT we do not home to families who are looking to have our dogs off lead.

Cosmo is our October Patterdale of the month

Tommie is our October Terrier of the month

Download Terrier List

We specialise in ‘working type’ terriers

We are looking for RESPONSIBLE homes
Trustworthy off lead NO! we don’t live in the 50’s our roads are dangerous
Need supervision around children YES!
‘Terrier- proof’ garden: Secure walled or 6’ panel fencing OH YES!
Always distract/attract away from, or substitute; never challenge, ‘pin down’ or confront
terrierrescue.co.uk & patterdaleterrierrescue.co.uk updated daily
Terriers are delightful, rewarding & so needing your help! Come forwards for one & you are a life saver! Enquiries only via completing online homing questionnaire
Our dogs are ready NOW we work fast so don’t apply if your garden isn’t secure!
We ask for a fair adoption donation to support our work, we neuter all dogs.
HELP! We really struggle to pay our kennel bills Can you give a pound for a poundie?