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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10241 Older Manchester Terrier seeks loving forever home

10241 Older Manchester Terrier seeks loving forever home

A very friendly, older Manchester Terrier female who does not act her age! She is very fussy and friendly, a pleasure to be around. She has been no trouble in kennels, very affectionate. No issues have been seen towards other dogs, she tries to stay clean inside and appears to know some basic commands. She is black/tan in colour, small in...Read more


10238 Chubby Staffy Older female "Sasha"

10238 Chubby Staffy Older female "Sasha"

Sasha is a chubby, very sweet and friendly, calmer older at approx 8yrs old, Staffy female. She is black in colour, small/medium in size. She has a few lumps and bumps which have possibly come with age. She appears to know some basic commands and tries to stay clean inside which may suggest she is house trained. She can be a little vocal at...Read more



AMY - VERY LOVING RESCUE STAFFIEMeet Amy a beautiful young staffy girl. Amy is new into Rain Rescues care, She is an active young girl who loves her walks . Amy has been very good in the kennels and has enjoyed walking out with all the dogs here at Rain, she is a pleasant girl who has a wag of her tail for everyone she meets. Amy is not up for re-homing just yet as she is yet...Read more


HARLEY - BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERDMeet Harley a very handsome 4-5 year old German Shepherd Dog. Harley is new in to Rain Rescues care, and is all ready breaking hearts, this wonderful boy is a pleasure to be around. Harley has been good with the other dogs here at the rescue, he has fallen in love with Brontie and they play together in the field nicely. Harley is not up for...Read more

Bear-Mastiff x

Bear-Mastiff xBear is a mastiff x lab. He is a strong boy but very loving with the staff here at kennels. He is around 3 years old. He is vaccinated, chipped and neutered. He is ok with some dogs. Viewing is essential with this big boy, why not come and see him in the flesh. His adoption fee is £165 and a home check will apply. Bear is available for...Read more


Rolo-JRTRolo was saved from the pound. He is a bit short fused so will not be rehomed with children under the age of 10. He could do with a quiet life and somebody with terrier experience. He is neutered, vaccinated and chipped. He has shown no interest with other dogs. His adoption fee is £165 and a home check will apply. Rolo is available for...Read more

Pearl-Bulldog x

Pearl-Bulldog xPearl is a very laid back dog that would be best suited to been the only dog, she cannot live with cats. She is very friendly and fussy with people. She is around 4 years of age, spayed, vaccinated and chipped. Her adoption fee is £165 and a home check will apply. Pearl is available for viewing at Oakenshaw Boarding Kennels in Wakefield....Read more

Elsa-Husky x

Elsa-Husky x18 Month old Elsa was from the pound. She has settled into life at the kennels very well and enjoys her off lead runs. She is very friendly and likes most other dogs. Meet and Greets can be done at Oakenshaw Boarding Kennels in Wakefield. Viewings are 11am-3pm Monday to Saturday Please call 01924 863037 Elsa is vaccinated, chipped and...Read more


Buddy-JRTLittle Buddy has had a rough start in life. He is adorable with people but not great with other dogs and cats, he can be ok with some female dogs. He is neutered, vaccinated and chipped. His adoption fee is £165 and a home check will apply. Buddy is available for viewing at Oakenshaw Boarding Kennels in Wakefield. Viewing is between...Read more


TyTy is a small sized male Staffy, born March 2014. He’s a loveable little lad, sweet natured and as you can see from the picture, straight on his back for a tummy tickle at the slightest invitation! He loves to play, gets on well with other dogs and will make an ideal family pet. This youngster is at Netherlands kennels.Read more


SylvesterSylvester is a young male Staffy cross aged around 1 year. He adores human company and loves his cuddles. He also knows his commands, swaps paws and is good with other dogs. This lovely youngster is at Oakenshaw kennels.Read more


MierMy name is Mier, born May 2013 and I’m a little pocket rocket Staffy looking for a home. I am small and sweet and someone out there must be missing me. I have been brought into care as a stray so although there is no history on me I have been a good girl in kennels. I am OK around other dogs but being a cuddle monster and loving all the...Read more


MaxMax is a male Collie cross, aged around 18 months. He’s a very friendly dog, knows all his commands and will make a lovely loyal pet. He is at Oakenshaw kennels.Read more

Mabel and Ernie

Mabel and ErnieThis is Mabel (the smaller brown & white female) and Ernie (the larger ginger/brown male), Border terrier cross types but a bit bigger at medium sized. Mabel was born in 2010 and Ernie in 2011. Both are already neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated, including kennel cough. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, their previous owners...Read more


JessJess is a female Staffy, around 3 years old. She’s typical of the breed, very affectionate, fussy and friendly with people but is selective which other dogs she likes. She is a bit of an escape artist so a secure garden with a high fence will be required. Jess is waiting to lick you to death at Netherlands kennels.Read more


GypsyGypsy is a small sized Staffy female, aged around 5 years. She will try to get on your knee for a cuddle as she loves to be around people. She’s extremely fussy and friendly and will make a very loyal companion. This lovely girl is at Oakenshaw kennels.Read more


FrankyHello my name is Franky and I am a cheeky chap if ever there was one. My tail never stops wagging. I am good in all ways and just love to be the centre of attention. I am probably a Terrier cross English Bull. I am smallish but with a English Bull type face. I am confident so I will need a confident owner that is as outgoing as me. I love my...Read more


CylasCylas is a little male Pug cross, aged around 4 years. He has an overshot lower jaw but this just makes him even more adorable! He’s a fabulous, funny and playful character who loves people and other dogs. If you want to meet Cylas, he’s at Oakenshaw kennels.Read more


CorkyCorky is a wonderful little Brindle Staffy aged around 1 to 2 years. He is a loving, confident little man who adores meeting new people. He’s fussy and friendly and always ready for a cuddle. He is willing to learn new things, adores his treats and although would benefit from some more training he is eager to please everyone. Corky would...Read more


BudBud is a male Patterdale Terrier, aged around 3 years and already neutered. He is really friendly with people, including children but a bit vocal when confronted with other dogs. He is also crate trained and fine when left alone for short periods. Bud can be seen at Netherlands kennels.Read more

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Hello my name is Spencer I’m the new kid on the block. They say I’m a good boy and I agree with them, I like all the dogs here...
Pearl is a very laid back dog that would be best suited to been the only dog, she cannot live with cats. She is very friendly...
Buster is a 11-12 year old Staffordshire Bullterrier boy. He was found as stray and his previous owners could not be...
Henry has come into our care as a stray, he is approx 4yrs old but does act a much younger boy. He is traditional black and...


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