The idea behind "I Need a Home" is to raise awareness of dogs & cats in both South Yorkshire's council stray kennels and smaller / independent rescue centres that are often overlooked in favour of animals from breeders and other sources. All the kennels and rescues featured provide a vital service helping and rehoming those in need, without their help many of them wont get a second chance and in the case of animals in stray kennels may be put to sleep simply to free up space for the next poor animal to potentially suffer the same fate.

Please take a few moments to look at the cats and dogs available, they just need some love and a few creature comforts, in exchange they can offer you a lifetime of devotion.

We are always looking out for more rescue centres and kennels to add to the site - if you know of anyone that would like their animals listed please get in touch.


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Featured Animals

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11111 Older Cross Breed male needs loving home

**Awaiting Pictures** This very sweet and friendly, older Cross Breed (possibly Collie cross) male has been no trouble whilst been in kennels. He is approx 10+years old, has been very calm and quiet. He has shown no issues towards other dogs. He came to kennels with a bad flea allergy on his back end, he has been treated for fleas whilst been...Read more


11123 Lovely JRT female "Brandy"

11123 Lovely JRT female "Brandy"

Brandy is a beautiful JRT female who is small/dainty in size, tan and white in colour, smooth coated. She was adopted but unfortunately returned. She can be a little nervous upon first meeting people but she soon comes around and is a lovely friendly and submissive girl. She has shown no issues towards other dogs in kennels but has not been...Read more



JILLY - ENERGETIC GIRLMeet Jilly, she is a whirlwind of energy who is looking for very active owners that are as enthusiastic about exercise as she is. She is a sweet girl whose new owners should continue her training and build up confident, social canine buddies for her to spend time with. Jilly has spent time with little Petal but does need owners who are confident...Read more


ROBBIE - LOYAL DOBIE XRobbie is a handsome Doberman cross who has stolen the hearts of all who he has met here at RAIN as he is quite affectionate. He is a little unsure of new things at first but is soon won round. Robbie is a very loyal dog who wants to please his humans – very typical of his breed. Robbie will benefit from an active home where he will get a good...Read more


BEAR - BIG BRINDLE BOYThis is Bear, he is a stunning Mastiff cross who is searching for a new home to call his own. Bear does forget how big he is and will need owners who are physically able to handle him on the lead, as he can be strong. He would suit a family who have owned Mastiffs or similar large breeds in the past, and know what to expect. We are getting him...Read more


MARGOT - SHY MASTIFF GIRLMargot is a big soppy girl who can be worried of strangers, especially men, and will need a gentle approach to meeting new people. Once she knows you, she loves a belly rub and a cuddle and shows her loyal side. She is a look for a home where she will come under very little pressure as her confidence is lacking. We feel she will come on leaps...Read more


CATS & KITTENSHere at Rain Rescue as well as saving dogs due to be put to sleep in the stray kennels we also rescue and rehome abandoned cats and kittens. Please see our website www.rainrescue.co.uk for those currently in our care looking for new homes.Read more


SHELLEY - SWEET YOUNG GIRLSuper girl Shelley is a gorgeous young girl with the world at her feet! She is very confident. Shelley is very bold so will need owners that can steer her in the right direction, so that she can mature into a more sensible adult. All she needs is a good routine and some basic training to get her on the right path. She is a pleasant girl who is...Read more


MOMMA MONDAYAbout Me Hello my names Momma Monday or just Monday for short. I am a larger lady, i appear to have eaten a little too much in my previous home and piled on some pounds. The good folk here at RAIN have me on a good diet though and slowly but surely I am finding my bikini body. Monday loves the company of people and is very affectionate, of...Read more


BENNY - LIVELY TYPICAL JACK RUSSELLBenny loves to play a game of ball, he is a strong active boy who loves his walks. He does not like cats and will chase, he is not keen on other dogs so would be happier as an only dog in the home. Benny arrived at barc because his owner could not give him the attention he needs. He is a lovely young boy who has lots of energy. Benny will need a...Read more

JAFFA - Lovely boy

JAFFA - Lovely boyThis handsome boy arrived from the stray kennels, Jaffa is a lovely medium size German shepherd x approx 15 month old. While in our care we have noticed that he can be unpredictable with strangers however once he gains trust he is a friendly boy. Jaffa knows sit, paw and loves a game of ball He will need an experienced home where he will have...Read more


FLETCH - FRIENDLY LITTLE CHAPFletch is a lovely friendly boy, he has unfortunately been returned in a short time because he was getting more dominant in the home after settling in. This resulted in him biting a visitor. His newly owners didn't feel that they had the confidence and experience to deal with this behaviour. Fletch needs an experience owner who can teach him...Read more

FINN - Stunning rough haired Lurcher

FINN -  Stunning rough haired LurcherFinn is a stunning Lurcher, he is a very friendly boy who has sadly been returned to us because his owner could no longer manage with his size and strength. Finn is brilliant with other dogs and children however he is a large boy and does jump up therefore he will need a home with older teenage children only. He will need further training as he...Read more

FLYNN - Handsome young Lurcher

FLYNN - Handsome young  LurcherFlynn a very handsome young lurcher. Very friendly and bouncy boy that arrived from the stray kennels therefore we don’t know any of his history. He's an affectionate boy who loves to greet everyone he meets, appears to be fine with other dogs, will need testing with cats. He enjoys his daily walks here with our volunteer dog walkers. Flynn is...Read more


VERY SPECIAL APPEAL - CHAMPS - VERY AFFECTIONATE OLDER LURCHERVERY SPECIAL APPEAL FOR CHAMP . CHAMPS IS AN OLDER LURCHER VERY LOVING BOY NEEDS A HOME. Hi I'm Champ. I am long overdue some TLC and serious spoiling. I came into care as a stray many months ago and it seems nobody was looking for me. I am an older chap and a champion and I love to go our walking. I am placid and love a fuss but now sadly due...Read more


ROLO - PORTLY, LOVING LITTLE BLACK/WHITE STAFFYRolo - Portly little Black and White Staffy Hi my name is Rolo and I am a little portly Staffy that adores food and has been no stranger to that doggy pantry. I am very very friendly and loving and adore people and having cuddles. I have been great with other dogs and have greeted all with a wagging tail. I enjoy lots of walks and my walkers...Read more


ERNIE - LOVING YORKSHIRE TERRIER CROSS BREEDERNIE - YORKSHIRE TERRIER CROSS BREED BELONGS TO GOOD LIFE DOG RESCUE - CALL 07843 151819 FOR DETAILS. Hi I am Ernie and I am a Yorkshire Terrier cross breed, I am a lovely friendly little lad of approx 2 years. I am a little shy on first meeting but I love my walks and having company. I am small and friendly and also good with other dogs. I...Read more


CHARLIE -YOUNG  LABRADOR NEEDS A HOMECHARLIE - GORGEOUS YOUNG LABRADOR Hi my name is charlie and I came into care as a stray dog. I am adorable and stunning. I am also very loving and friendly and approx 18 months old. I love people, I love to play and I am very good with other dogs. I adore my walks, my people and I am an obedient boy that will need a home where people have time...Read more


TRIGGER - SMALL STAFFY CROSSSPECIAL APPEAL FOR TRIGGER - STAFFY NEEDING EXPERIENCED HOME TRIGGER BELONGS TO NETHERLANDS DOG RESCUE CONTACT JEANETTE Hello I am Trigger. I came into care as a stray dog from the pound where I struggled to find a new home. I am very very loving once I know you but can be temperamental sometimes with some strangers. Once I get to know you I...Read more


BUDDY - SMALL STAFFY CROSS BREEDBUDDY - SMALL FRIENDLY LITTLE STAFFY CROSS BUDDY BELONGS TO RADAR RESCUE Hi I am Buddy I need a special home that will allow me time to settle and trust. When I arrived at my rescue I was very scared but now I am coming on leaps and bounds and getting plenty of exercise. It's thought I have been hit in the past. Because I am nervous I cannot...Read more

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Diezel is a 4 year old very relaxed Husky boy, He lives with children of various ages and another dog and is a boy with a very...
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