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New Year 2018 Appeal - Please give one of our long term boys a chance

We have 5 gorgeous boys who have all been with us for quite a long time and really need new homes. It is always a very difficult decision to take in a rescue dog and it takes a very special person to do this. Our dogs come in all shapes and sizes and inevitably some are easier to rehome than others. We are very grateful to everyone who has cared for a rescue dog whatever the type but we are desperately seeking homes for some of the big specialist dogs that we have in the rescue.

Hatchi is a gorgeous Akita who has been with us since early 2016. Samson is an Akita cross GSD. Both of these boys are sociable (away from food in Samsons case) but need strong owners who are used to the breed.

Trek, Kevin and Jez are lurchers who again need homes with experienced owners. Kevin is a gorgeous, friendly chap who has been with us since mid 2016 – we cannot fault Kevin but because of his size he needs lots of exercise so we have not yet found the right home. Jez is a medium sized lurcher and for whatever reason he seems to be continually overlooked but he does deserve a loving home- we have had Jez since October 2016.  Trek is a large greyhound who needs a home without any small dogs or cats- we think Trek has been a working dog and may be best suited to a working environment.

If you want further information on these boys please call Bob on 01947 810787 – we would be very grateful for any enquiries. Thank you!

Save our Staffies- January 2018

We have some lovely staffies in at the moment who all deserve loving homes. Colin is a gorgeous young small staffie with loads of personality. Buddy is such a handsome, sociable chap – he is only 2 years old. Hector and Mike are both mid size brindle staffies around 4-5 years old – great chaps. If you can help to save our staffies please call Bob on 01947 810787- Thank you!

October 2017

October 2017 - Save our Staffies

We have a great new staffie boy in this week from the dog warden- Hector- he is 5 years old and very sociable. Hector joins Mike and Poppy who have both been with us since earlier this year. All three have different personalities but all three would make great pets with the right owners. Hatchi is coming up to nearly 2 years in the rescue- he really would benefit from a new home so if anyone who is used to the breed (Akita) and has time to spend with him comes along we would be so grateful - he is a lovely chap and deserves his own home. Thanks - please call Bob for any further information 01947 810787.

29th May 2017 Nat

Nat has been at the rescue for a few years now and has made great friends with some of Bobs own dogs. Nat much prefers dog company to human company so we have decided to keep Nat permanently - so he will remain part of the furniture so to speak and is no longer avaiable for adoption but can still be seen guarding his territory with his pals at the rescue!

SOS Save our Staffies

SOS - Save our Staffies

Mayl 2017

We currently have a number of gorgeous staffies and staffie crosses that need new homes and they are all fabulous dogs - very sociable and very endearing. Our most senior chap is Keeneye who has been with us for over 2 years - he desperately needs a forever home to settle into in his twilight years. Just recently we have welcomed 5 young staffies - Poppy who is around 2-3, Kacie who is 2, Wilson who is 3-4, Titch who is a liovely little chap and Mike who is a typical big lad staffie.Wilson and Titch have now found new homes but we have just had 6 more dogs arrive on Bank Holiday weekend including 2 more staffies- Colin who is a tint black and white staffie and Ray who is a big red staffie cross. The four other new additions are Bruno the Rotty, Dandy the Bedlington, Raffie and terrier cross and Trek a brindle lurcher. These are all lovely dogs and they all deserve special homes. If you can help, please call Bob on 01947 810787 - Thank you


Coates Fundraising Weekend 27/06/2015

Coast 2 Coast and Total Warrior
Tom and Claire Coates raised funds for Whitby and Scarborough Dog rescue.

We are very grateful to Claire and Tom Coates for raising money on behalf of Whitby & Scarborough Dog Rescue and thank them for facing these gruelling challenges……..


Tom did the coast to coast in a day. A 150 mile road ride from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby with over 4500 metres (11400 ft) of climbing.


Claire did the Total Warrior course which is 12k in distance but with obstacles including the Human BBQ, The Shocker, The Plunge, You Tube, Worm Muncher and Hang Tough (to name a few).

- wall climb

We're a small Charity founded over 25 years ago. Registered Charity No. 1081121

For enquiries regarding fundraising, donations, events or other general information email us at enquiries@whitbydogrescue.com or write to us at our office (Postal address only) Church House, Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA Office tel: 01947 600190

CLICK HERE to see dogs that need a home

Unfortunately we are not legally allowed to take in stray dogs off the street.
If you find a stray dog you should...

  • Firstly, check if it has any identification which may allow you to contact the owner to return it.
  • If not, walk around the neighbourhood asking if anyone recognises the dog and may know where it comes from.
  • If you are unable to find the owner you should contact the Scarborough council dog warden during normal office hours (8.30-5.00, Mon-Fri) on 01723 232535 or outside office hours on 01723 351558.

Dogs are taken in from the Dog Wardens throughout the area when

they are due to be destroyed. We also take dogs from private homes which cannot care for them any longer.

  • We operate a non - destruction policy
  • We are run purely by volunteers
  • This year we expect to rehome around 80-100 dogs

We cover the Whitby-Scarborough-Bridlington-Pickering-Malton area.

Contact Information:

If you are interested in adopting a dog or would like more details about any of the dogs currently available for rehoming please contact Christine at Animal Crackers on 01947 810787

Or write to us at our office (N.B. Postal address only)
Church House, Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA
Office tel: 01947 600190

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Whitby & Scarborough Dog Rescue, Church House
North Yorkshire
YO21 3BA

Telephone: 01947 600190
Email: enquiries@whitbydogrescue.com