We are Dog Watch UK, a dog rescue operating across the West Midlands
Charity no 1118841
We are a small rescue who registered as a charity in 2006. We depend entirely on voluntary donations, subscriptions and fundraising.
Our rescue was started because one of our trustee’s dogs, Henry, was stolen and it wasn’t until she looked into the whole miserable business of dog rescue, that she realised that the situation was so bad across the UK.
We have a small team of around 30 excellent compassionate volunteers (more always welcome!), who get involved in everything from transporting dogs across the country, to fostering in their own homes, to vet runs, home checks and helping at fundraising events.
You will see by our pages that we help any dog that needs help, we don’t discriminate and we do our best to help all dogs.
We don’t have our own centre, we use two excellent private boarding kennels and we have many foster homes where our dogs are kept safe until we can find permanent homes or other sanctuary’s for them to go to.
Many of the dogs we help are dogs on death row waiting in dogs homes and pounds for a last minute reprieve. These are often young, healthy dogs who fit straight into family life.
We help other rescues by fundraising for them, offering temporary kennelling to them and transporting their dogs across the country.
Betsy didn’t make it onto our website – we saved her from death and secured her a place in a Staffy rescue. They found the lovely girl a home before she even got to them! Delivered safe and sound by one of our volunteers.
We also work closely with Ibizan Hound Rescue and Paws Patas who are based in Almeria Spain, where there is a real problem with abandoned and mistreated dogs. We look after some of their dogs in foster homes when they arrive in the UK, whilst we look for new homes them on their behalf.