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.

Buster 12/02/017

A bit out of our area but posting this on the off chance that someone can help...

Hi there,

I am a veterinary nurse working in London and was alerted to a 15 month old dog that had been booked in for euthinasia 2 weeks ago. He is currently still on death row as all London rescues are full.  'Buster' is a 25 kg + staffie cross (photo and video attached) entire male, who has been living in a third floor flat with two children 10 and 12 years old. He has not been to training classes and was simply not thriving in his environment.  Due to his frustrations he has caused mild injury to one of the children and the owner (scratch and a bite-neither needed hospital treatment), I think 'Buster' will thrive given the right opportunity.  When I met him he showed no concerning behaviour, but he is s strong lad!  Has some ear problems, think due to allergies, however they have improved already. They just needed a good clean and some decent food/time.  He is great with other dogs, enjoys being out and about and is food orientated which is always helpful for positive enforcement.  I have some history of his likes and dislikes from the owner as well. She has signed him over. He is currently at a holding kennel, which I am paying for myself as I saw no other option as all very last minute. However they now need the space and want him out in 24 hours.

WEBSITE UPDATE (15/12/2016)

Many thanks to everyone who donated via JustGiving, we reached the target much quicker than expected :-) The software has been purchased and we've been busy working on the new site, there's still a way to go before its ready but we've already added two new features...

  • Contact form on each dogs page - On every dogs profile page there will be a contact form that sends any enquires directly to the rescue or pound
  • Rescue profiles - Each rescue centre can have an "about us" page giving visitors some basic contact and location info, an overview of their adoption process / fees and a link to all their dogs currently available for adoption.


The website has been up and running for a good few years now and we'd like to rebuild it so that new features can be added, make it easier to use and generally bring things up to date.  We've looked at our options and chosen the software needed, its just a case of paying for it....

We need £140 to purchase the software which on the grandscale of things may not seem much but the website carries no advertising and is free to use which means other than the husband and wife team who created the site cracking open their personal (and rather empty) piggy banks our only real option is to do some fund raising.

We've setup a Just Giving page, please visit it for more info and if possible please consider making a donation, even just sharing the link would be a great help :-)


We're having a few issues with the contact us form - it seems that messages are not always getting through to us and we're being drowned in spam at the same time....  We're working through the the backlog / junk and will post an update asap

Featured Animals

The animals below are just a small highlight of the many listed here, you view and search them all using the options at the top left - to specify "any" as a search criteria just leave that option blank / as it is.

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11503 Bouncy Staffy cross male "Joey"

**Awaiting Pictures** Joey is a very friendly Staffy cross male who certainly lives up to his name - he is a bouncy kangaroo!! He is medium in size, brindle in colour. Approx 2years old. He has shown no issues in kennels but will need plenty of exercise and further training. He has no shown any aggression towards other dogs whilst been in...Read more


11490 Cute Staffy/Bulldog female "Reggie"

**Awaiting Pictures** Reggie is a female, brindle and white, Staffy cross Bulldog female who is approx 3yrs old. Reggie came to the kennels with a large scar down the side of her body and various scabs. The vets believes it was a skin condition and she has received treatment for this, her skin has improved quite a bit. It also looks like a...Read more


11491 Friendly GSD female "Tia"

11491 Friendly GSD female "Tia"

Tia is a lovely, friendly, chatty GSD female. She is medium in size, sable in colour. She is approx 4years old. Tia came to the kennels with a slight skin condition suspected to be mange. She has received some treatment but this may or may not require further treatment once in a new home. She has shown no aggression whilst been in kennels and...Read more


11488 Cheeky friendly Staffy male "Patchy"

11488 Cheeky friendly Staffy male "Patchy"

Patchy is a medium sized, stocky male Staffy. He is white and tan in colour. He is approx 5yrs old. Unfortunately Patchy will need a special home due to having Cherry Eye in both of his eyes - this will need vet attention, an operation will be needed to correct this and it can be costly, please take this into consideration. He has shown no...Read more


11486 Friendly Akita male "Echo"

11486 Friendly Akita male "Echo"

Echo is a friendly, appears to be quite well behaved, Akita male who is sable and white in colour, approx 4years old. He is medium/large in size. Echo has shown no aggression in kennels towards people or other dogs. He will benefit from a home with Akita breed experience. He is extremely clean in his indoor and outdoor kennel which may...Read more



STAR - BEAUTIFUL GREYHOUND X SALUKIStar is a stunning young girl that has sadly found herself needing a new home through no fault of her own. She’s a very friendly girl loves to play and enjoys her daily exercise. Star has lots of energy she does jump up with excitement so would be best suited to a home with older children, she appears to be choosy with other dogs she likes and...Read more


JACKSON - NEEDING AN EXPERIENCED HOMEJackson is an adorable Chihuahua that has sadly found himself needing a new home due to him being left for too long. Jackson can be a little unpredictable with strangers, he likes to have all the attention to himself and does become jealous if he doesn’t. He’s a little snappy towards other dogs and will chase cats so is looking for a home...Read more


BETTY BEAUTIFUL. CROSSBREED LADYBetty has recently come into the care of radar. This gorgeous girl is approx 5yrs old and is a real sweetheart. Betty is a little shy at first but soon comes round and likes to give kisses. We cannot begin to guess what breed Betty is but can only describe her as a large border terrier. You would need to come and meet Beautiful Betty to see...Read more


ANNIE ADORABLE SHEPHERD CROSSBREED Annie is an adorable shepherd cross lady of approx 7 years old. A beautiful black and tan girl who once knows you forms a bond really quickly and will be your friend for life. Annie is still playfull and loves having a zoomed which has is good as she is still needing to shed a few pounds. Annie is new into the care of radar and still being...Read more


CLEOMeet Cleo a stunningly beautiful reddish-brown and white crossbreed girl of approx 2 years old. Cleo so called as she looks as if she is wearing permanent eyeliner (Cleopatra) and she really does have the most gorgeous eyes. Cleo is currently sharing her kennel with Evie and enjoy walking together. She is a little wary of traffic but her...Read more


EVIESay hello to Evie! Evie is a really sweet girl with what is emerging is a lovely nature too. Evie is approx 2-3 years and a gorgeous crossbreed girl with possibly some collie in the mix. Evie is currently sharing a kennel with Cleo and they are walking together as Evie is sometimes lacking in confidence and already these companion walks are...Read more


NALA - TWO YEAR OLD BOXER CROSS/STAFFY -NALA - BEAUTIFUL BOXER CROSS NEEDS AN ACTIVE HOME NOW IN FOSTER. NARLA DOES NOT DO WELL IN KENNELS AND IS VERY STRESSED. SHE IS NOW IN TEMPORARY FOSTER CARE - CAN YOU HELP? Due to a change in circumstances Nala is looking for a new home and due to her being so stressed to the point of hurting herself In kennels we are looking to find a...Read more


MUTSI HANDSOME AND  FRIENDLY YOUNG GDS CROSSBREED Mutsi - FRIENDLY GERMAN SHEPHERD CROSSED NEEDS A FOREVER HOME Hi my name is Mutsi and I am one Friendly new boy on the block and still at baby at just 11 months old. I am a handsome German Shepherd crossbreed boy that loves and needs to be in a home. Sadly I have come into care of Radar with another male crossbreed and I am feeling a bit...Read more


BRUCE  - HANDSOME TAN STAFFORDBRUCE - HANDSOME, FRIENDLY STAFFY LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED HOME HELLO EVERYONE MY NAME IS BRUCE ! I am a very loving dog and have come into the care of radar through no fault of my own. I love people and have lived with children 5+. I am a very friendly chap but need a home as an only dog. I am approx 4 years old and extremely handsome. I...Read more


ELMO FRIENDLY YOUNG ROTTIE X BOYHi my name is Elmo. I am a large young very friendly Rottie cross of approx 14 months old. I know how to sit and give alternate paws and am willing to learn and an affectionate boy and happy despite being homeless. I have come into the care of Radar a as a stray and I am looking for a new home. I have got along fine with the other dogs in...Read more

Loki Stunning Akita boy

Loki Stunning Akita boy Meet stunning Akita boy Loki! Loki has spent a few years in kennels. This adorable and loving Akita has been constantly over looked. We now have everything crossed for loki to find his very own happy ever after with someone who can cherish him and make up for lost time. If any dog deserves a home then it has to be loki. Loki is a stunning...Read more


**SPECIAL APPEAL**THEO CHUNKY STAFFY CROSS CHAPWould you love to meet a chunky handsome chap called Theo? Well look no further here I am! I have come into the care of Radar and i am looking for a new start. I am a gorgeous brindle staffy x of approx 3-4 years who loves a good belly rub! Sadly us brindle's are overlooked in kennels Radar cannot understand why and tell me brindle's are best! I...Read more


**SPECIAL APPEAL**FRANKY - HANDSOME GREYHOUND CROSS***SPECIAL APPEAL*** ***FOSTER CONSIDERED*** FRANKY - FRIENDLY GREYHOUND CROSS NEEDS EXPERIENCED SAVVY HOME Franky is a very tall dark and handsome and gorgeous Greyhound cross that came into care over 9 months ago, he is always overlooked and we cannot think why? Franky is a loyal obedient dog. He is a very friendly dog and needs an active...Read more


ASTON ADORABLE AMERICAN BULLDOG Meet Aston, An adorable American bulldog of approx 5yrs. Aston found himself homeless over Christmas and new year and was so bewildered and scared. This handsome chap soon realized there was people that cared and began to trust. Aston is a very large american bulldog but came into our care on the thin side, he also had sores on his back legs...Read more


ERNIE- FRIENDLY PATTERDALEErnie Patterdale is another smashing little lad looking for a new start. He is advertised by Good Life on behalf of another rescue. He came into care as a stray dog and is full of life and smiles for all who cross his path. He is approx 4-5 years old and will need a home that love and know his breed. He adores his walks and is happy to go out...Read more

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