Homeless Hounds

Homeless Hounds

Homeless Hounds is an entirely volunteer run charity which finds new homes for homeless and stray dogs.

The rescue has been operating for around 5 years and operates across the North West and has rescue contacts across Great Britain.

Homeless Hounds Dogs in Need

Forthcoming Fundraising Events

Homeless Hounds need all the financial help that they can get. Running costs, food, vets bills – and more – run into big sums of money and can only be met through the help of volunteer fundraisers. Please support these events:

19th March – Wags and Wellies
Derian House, All day

8th April – Chocolate Bingo
St Aidan’s Church, Bamber Bridge, from 6pm

9th April – Pets at Home Information Stand
Pets at Home, Bispham, from 10 – 3 ish

15th April – Chocolate Bingo
Fleetwood Rugby Club, from 6pm

17th June – Fleetwood Carnival
Fleetwood – All day

18th June – Preston Fire and Ambulance Station Open Day
Preston Fire Station – All day

9th July – Pets at Home Information Stand
Pets at Home, Bispham – 10 – 3 ish

16th July – Tram Sunday
Fleetwood – All day

30th July – Homeless Hounds Companion Dog Show
Wyre Estuary Country Park – All day

More about Homeless Hounds

Stray dogs are taken to the dog pound where the local council pays for them to stay for 7 days. If unclaimed, these dogs have no one else to pay their boarding fees and will be put to sleep.

This is where Homeless Hounds gets involved; with their team of volunteers, fosterers and rescue contacts, the rescue finds a safe place for this dog to go.

Ideally, this dog will go straight to a safe rescue or a forever home but Homeless Hounds have a fantastic team of fosterers who also take the dogs in until their new home can be found.

Unfortunately, a space  can’t always be found for all of the dogs who need one, so they go to our emergency kennels until a better place can be found.

A lot of dogs are brought in which are ill and/or have been neglected dogs and need expensive medical care. All the dogs are chipped, neutered, vaccinated, flead and wormed before moving on – the rehoming fee which a new owner pays doesn’t even cover these basic costs.

Donations are always very welcome as the charity gets all of the money which it needs to operate soley from fundraising – and bills are staggering each month.

How You Can Help

If you love dogs and want to help the unfortunate dogs which find themselves homeless – through no fault of their own – here’s how you can help:

1. Donate – running costs are astronomical and entirely funded through donations. Whether you can spare £1 or have a spare £100 every penny is valuable and welcome. 

2. Organise a fundraising event – you don’t have to book showgirls, a band and a full buffet – why not get a few friends together and have a coffee morning, a cake bake at work, or even maybe a sponsored dog walk. If you can raise a little bit of money – and promote Homeless Hounds and raise awareness too – your help would be so appreciated. 

3. Toys – dogs in kennels can go stir crazy. All their basic needs are met in that they are safe, warm, clean, well fed and looked after – but anyone who has a dog will know that they are super intelligent creatures and need mental stimulation. Strong toys that strong dogs can play with are always in short supply so next time you’re out pet shopping please get an extra toy for Homeless Hounds.

4. Dog walkers – for the same reasons as above, dog walkers are always in demand at Homeless Hounds. You might not have the time or be able to commit to having a dog of your own, but if you’d like to dog walk occassionally you’ll always be welcome at the kennels. Here’s an idea – you might need to get fit or loose some weight – and the discipline of regular dog walking is perfect for that. 

If you’d like to help, get in touch through social media or the website with the links below.

Dog of the Month

This is Jimbob – he’s been living in kennels for so long that the volunteers find it hard to remember a time when he wasn’t there.

Jimbob, Staffordshire Bull Terrier who needs rehoming, at Homeless Hounds

Jimbob’s a polite dog with some basic training skills already in the bag – he does a lovely sit and paw for a treat, and he’ll walk past other dogs without batting an eye if they give him space.

He’s got a playful side too, he’s toy mad and loves a game of fetch and is a super friendly dog who loves a kiss and a cuddle!

For videos, photos and more information on Jimbob, please visit

Find out More

Homeless Hounds website

Homeless Hounds Facebook page

Homeless Hounds YouTube Channel

Homeless Hounds on Instagram @homelesshoundsnw

Homeless Hounds rescue for stray and abandoned dogs

  1. I have a Jack Russell and Yorkshire terrier unfortunately due to separation I need to rehome them The Jack Russell is 9 and Yorkshire Terrier is 4 any help or advice will be appreciated Would like them to go together but appreciate this is not always feasible.

    1. Hi Mark, you’d need to contact Homeless Hounds directly

  2. Hi im looking to do volunteer work with animals ive worked in a dog groomers bathing dogs when i was 16. I also went to college doing animal care id be grateful if you could offer me voluntary work

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