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Kennel Club Breed Rescue: supporting rescue dogs

Kennel Club breed rescue organisations re-home approximately 10,000 dogs each year. Click here to find a rescue dog near you.

Our commitment to rescue continues to grow as we work ever more closely with breed rescue organsations to support the work that is done to find the right homes for pedigree dogs in the UK. Breed rescue organisations have specialist knowledge about their particular breeds and can advise on the type of environment and care that the dogs require.

Rescue directory

For over twenty-five years we have published a rescue directory to list the many general and breed rescue organisations that exist around the country. This has proved to be a useful tool for anyone looking to adopt a dog or wanting to re-home a pet in a home that is appropriate.

The rescue directory is a valuable source of information for the general public, veterinary surgeries, dog wardens, police, dog clubs and other welfare organisations. Please contact Hayley ( if you would like a copy of the directory.

Find a pedigree rescue dog

Consider giving a home to a rescue dog as long as you are prepared to put in extra work if it is needed but it can be an immensely rewarding experience. The Kennel Club Find a Rescue Dog service provides contact details for breed rescue for your chosen pedigree dog breed in your area.

Kennel Club Charitable Trust

Kennel Club Breed Rescue is supported by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust which offers financial assistance to many dog welfare programmes throughout the UK.

It is the principle objective of the Kennel Club to 'promote in every way the general improvement of dogs', this is achieved through ensuring that we are the first port of call on all canine matters and recognising the importance of canine health and welfare. We are firmly committed to safeguarding the welfare of all dogs.

Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar 2017

After sifting through many great entries for the calendar, the 12 winners have now been chosen to feature in the 2017 calendar. Each month of the year features a different dog that has been rehomed by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation. To accompany the heart-warming images, a short story about each dog features alongside.

The calendar is a great opportunity to raise funds for Kennel Club Breed Rescue which will help us to promote and support breed rescue organisations across the country in any way we can.

The calendar is available to purchase through our online shop, click here to buy it.